Taylore & Jesse Say, “I Do!!” at The Barn at Glistening Pond ~ August 27, 2016 | Falls, PA Wedding Photographers

I apologize in advance.  This post is going to be long and very picture heavy!  I have been waiting to write this post for several years.  I have known Taylore and her family for MANY years.  In fact, my mother made all of the bouquets and flowers for Taylore’s parents’ wedding.  I started taking pictures of Taylore when she was cheering for Canton High School.


I was then asked to take her senior photos.  It was shortly after when she started talking to me about photographing her wedding.  She was not even engaged yet and knew she wanted to get through college.  But we dreamed!


And then?  It happened!  Taylore had contacted me to photograph her family in Magic Kingdom at Disney World.  Little did she know, her mother and Jesse contacted me shortly after they found out she had scheduled a session.  They changed the session into a proposal!  We had it planned for a couple of months.  Taylore had no idea!  Steve and I were so excited to be able to capture this for them!  Hey, Jesse – how is that smudge on your glasses???  😉


The day after, we got together at Port Orleans Riverside and took their engagement photos.


Then, after what seemed like an eternity, it was the big day!!  We started with breakfast in the hotel lobby.  We headed to Wilkes Barre to have hair and makeup done at Union + Main.  The ladies here are super sweet and do amazing work!

Some mimosas to start the day…

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In the meantime, Steve was hanging out with Jesse and the guys at the hotel…


We hopped over to Taylore’s college (which she graduated from with her Master’s of Physician Assistant the week prior – her original wedding date).  This was right across the street from the salon.  Very convenient!

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The ceremony and reception were held at The Barn at Glistening Pond in Falls, Pennsylvania.  This property is absolutely beautiful.  And the owners are super nice.

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All floral was created by Hometown Floral & Gifts in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.  This is the third wedding I have photographed who used Hometown Floral.  Their work is always stunning!

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While I was working with Disney, I bought some pearl and crystal Mickey heads to send to Taylore.  She had them added to her bouquet for her hidden Mickeys.  🙂


More important than her hidden Mickeys was the locket with a picture of Taylore’s grandmother.  This was attached to her bouquet with a small angel.  She was with Taylore all day.

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The night before the wedding, Taylore & Jesse decided to do a first look before their ceremony.  Jodie & Rich – Taylore’s parents – walked her down the hill and watched as she went to meet her groom…

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Jesse was so tense until he heard Taylore behind him.  We could see him completely relax once he knew she was there…

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Look at the relief…

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Showing Jesse the hidden Mickeys…

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Taylore’s nephew, Hoyt.  He is absolutely adorable!


Hoyt and his Mama, Abbie, Taylore’s beautiful sister…


Between editing, posting this on Facebook and Instagram and sharing it, I have seen this picture several times.  It still blows me away!  Steve captured this perfectly!  Taylore was in the middle of walking and talking to me.  He said he just *knew* he was going to capture something.  He certainly did!  Taylore – you are stunning!

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Just married!!!  MR. & MRS. CHESLA!!!!!


Time to party!!!


Taylore & Jesse’s cake and cupcakes were soooo good!  They were made by EduCakes


They had Disney touches all over…


Look at this space!!!  It’s perfect!

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Relaxing for a minute before the reception…

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Taylore showing her grandfather the picture of his wife on her bouquet…

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Okay – I need to apologize, again…  I am sorry for the amount of these hay bale pictures.  We had so much fun taking these pictures…..

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Steve suggested the guys hold the bouquets.  I suggested the girls hold the guys’ beer.  I promised they would get them back.  I was wrong…  😉

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This was Taylore’s idea.  She told me about it at the rehearsal.  I LOOOOOVE how this turned out…

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This was very impromptu.  Again, I really like how it turned out.  I really appreciate it when we are trusted to try something new…

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We had to do more.  The lighting was gorgeous!

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Back to the party!

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Ceremony & Reception – The Barn at Glistening Pond
Minister – Reverend Tom Blackhall
Hair & Makeup – Union + Main Hair Designs
Floral – Hometown Floral & Gifts
Cake & Cupcakes – EduCakes
DJ – Sounds By Shane
Taylore’s Dress – Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Collection Cinderella Style 205
Jesse’s Suit – Michael Kors Eternity 201
Bridesmaids Dresses – Alfred Angelo’s Sapphire Collection Style 8110S

Taylore & Jesse – Thank you SO MUCH for asking us to capture your wedding day!  We are so honored to be such an important part of your happily ever after.  I cried during the father/daughter dance – specifically during the part that said “she came home with a ring on her finger”.  😉  I am excited to see what the future has in store for you.  We are looking forward to seeing you, again, for your bridal session.  We love you both to the moon and back!



5 thoughts on “Taylore & Jesse Say, “I Do!!” at The Barn at Glistening Pond ~ August 27, 2016 | Falls, PA Wedding Photographers

  1. it’s so neat that you have been able to follow this young lady for so long! I bet you really enjoy being a destination photographer but working close to home is nice sometimes too 😉

  2. What fun and beautiful photos! A friend is looking for a destination wedding photographer. I’m giving them your contact information!

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