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Holly Hedge Estate Weddings

Holly Hedge Estate weddings have always had a tremendous vibe. Photographically, it’s one of the easiest, most dynamic venues to shoot, and it always yields stellar images. Holly Hedge is in beautiful, New Hope Pennsylvania, and it’s sprawling land is perfect for a couple looking for that rustic, country setting. From the wedding preparation, to the cocktail hour, then on to the reception, Holly Hedge Estate provides me, as a photographer, some of the most beautiful settings for wedding photography imaginable. Whether it’s the old cottage-like suite for the bride and groom’s wedding night, or the open-aired courtyard outside of an old barn, or even the open fields that provide me with amazing light, 

I’ve always been able to provide my clients with stunning images time after time at Holly Hedge. Danielle and Kenneth had an absolutely gorgeous September afternoon for their wedding at Holly Hedge. They’re both actors, and were able to hand me photo after photo with their incredible body awareness. It didn’t hurt that they were both gorgeous people, and their chemistry with one another shined in every photograph I took of them. Here, in this image, Dani is getting ready with her mom in the old barn. 

My philosophy regarding the "getting ready" portion of the day is to set the stage for moments, but never stage the moments. I simply find the light, put my clients in that light, and then have them do what they’d normally do. In this case, Dani and her mom were just laughing the entire time, and it allowed me to just shoot so many lovely photos that it was hard to choose the keepers. This photograph was taken with my Nikon D850, Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8G, and was shot at 1/1250 F2.8 @ISO 200.

Location: 6987 Upper York Rd, New Hope, PA 18938.