A vibrant, modern wedding at The Barrel House in Chambersburg— I had so much fun playing with all of these lines and colors!
Felicia shared, “We chose Rhinehart Photography because we like how you capture each couple in an unique way, and bring out their style and personalities in the photos. Working with you on our wedding was amazing!! You were able to keep us on schedule but also willing to be flexible whenever we needed it.”
I loved getting to know Felicia and Justin during their Nashville engagement session! It is a session and road trip that I will never forget! The style of The Barrel House was perfect for Felicia and Justin– a unique downtown space that was colorful and filled with character. I could play up the yellow staircase with its modern lines or cool it down in this soft dress shot…
Then pump it up all over again with the fire-engine red wall which perfectly complimented Felicia’s “something blue,” her shoes!
For me this shot is symbolic, about the passage of time in the lives of a mother and her daughter, and all the emotions that come to the surface on a wedding day… I captured it in camera using the reflection of a piece of artwork, I like how the lines appear a little warped and Felicia and her mom line up with the two clocks…
Felicia shared, “One thing I really appreciated about the Barrel House was that it had so much color and personality from the red wall with the barrel house in lights to the yellow stair even the turquoise of the fire escape.”
I definitely incorporated all of those colors, this time a beautiful bridal portrait of Felicia. I love the color and the way it frames her and the reflection!
A hug from mom…
Justin and his men…
Time for their first look! Felicia shared, “We went back and forth about if we should do a first look. What sold us on that idea, was that we would have more time together. I am so glad we did!”
She continued, “I did worry that it might take away from the ‘walking down the aisle’ moment, but Justin and I both agreed that our emotions during the ceremony were still just as intense, and then we were also able to enjoy the cocktail hour with our guests and enjoy more time alone together, too!”
Justin explained, “The first time I saw Felicia on our wedding day I thought she looked beautiful. I was happy that she seemed comfortable and felt as pretty as I always think she is.”
It was nice having everything in one location, after the first look Felicia and Justin checked out the ceremony space together, it was stunning! I used a very narrow aperture so that I could capture so much of Downtown Chambersburg.
Felicia mentioned, “The Barrel House was also close to things in town, so that guests could enjoy the downtown experience.”
While I spend most of the day capturing candid moments as they happen, I do make sure to get a few more traditional portraits as well….
Justin opened up a little, “Felicia’s personality is what made me fall for her. It compliments mine very well. She is smart, independent, and a little goofy. She doesn’t take herself too serious which I like because I like to joke around most of the time.”
Strike a pose… that one of Justin’s groomsmen went for his typical hair pose was perfect!
Felicia added, “Since most of our wedding party was from out of town, it was really great to have cute spaces for them to stay right on the grounds.”
Justin shared, “The thing I liked best about the venue was that my friends got to stay there, and we could all hang out together.”
Felicia explained, “For our colors, we went with a navy, gray, and white theme. The girls were in navy dresses, guys in charcoal gray suits, and most of the flowers and decor were in the white. We chose this because we felt that it was a classic look that complimented the space. The venue had pops of color throughout from the yellow staircase, to the blue walls, and the red brick of the outside. No matter where we were the colors went well with it.”
Felicia explained, “I’m very close with my parents and I wanted to do something special for them on the wedding day. They put a lot of time, effort, and trouble into making our day the most special it could possibility be for us. I had handkerchiefs embroidered with a special saying for each of them. It was something little I could do for them on that day.”
They were both very touched…
Justin shared, “The ceremony is when it became real for me. The rest of the day was just like hanging out having a cookout– a really over-the-top, fun cookout with all the people who mean the most to Felicia and I.”
I love to get a unique perspective on the ceremony space and I found just the perfect vantage point, I used a tilt-shift effect to play with the focus so the couple, red tree and green foliage were all in focus:
Felicia shared, “I think what makes us work so well together is that we really balance each other out. We really work as a team in our relationship.”
I focused sharply on Felicia’s engagement ring (one of the last few moments there won’t be a wedding band beside it) and got at just the right angle so you could see them holding hands with the Bible in the background.
Here Mr. Levy blesses the wedding band…
Felicia smiled, “Justin likes to put up this wall on the outside and have people see him as this guy that is tough and doesn’t get emotional. But he is actually a softy and I think that came through on our wedding day. Everyone got to see that side of him.”
Here she touches his face, wiping off a tear…
Kiss the bride! I liked this is a classic black and white…
Husband and wife– what a beautiful scene!
Felicia shared, “One thing I really enjoyed was stealing moments with Justin throughout the evening for sunset pics and the end of the night moments. There were times when it was just us celebrating and I am so glad that these moments were captured!”
The setting sun made these shots particularly beautiful…
Felicia explained, “The building has a character of its own so we did not need to decorate or do very much to make it perfect for the type of feel we were going for.”
Love the staircase!
Felicia smiled, “No matter what we are doing, Justin also makes it fun and makes me laugh. ”
Felicia shared, “Another characteristic I love about Justin is how loyal he is to the people in his life. That really came through on our wedding day with how his reactions were to me and his friends.”
She continued, “I am looking forward to going through this crazy life with him having fun and making the most out of our time together.”
Their favors were adorable and functional– Olive Oil bottles…
Another classic moment that I thought needed a black and white copy, during the first dance…
Felicia and her dad:
Justin and his mom… I LOVE this one!!! I was able to focus right on his tear as they danced:
All of the toasts were fantastic…
Let’s get this party started… I have to admit, capturing this shot involved trust, haha! Love it!
The shades are on!!
Justin shared, “My favorite part of our wedding day, was getting to spend time with all the most important people to me in my life.”
I loved playing with the colors of working in an *outdoor dance floor*, the twilight blues and twinkle lights.
I also enjoyed seeing so many little ones at the wedding like this cutie:
Felicia shared, “Someone gave me the advice to really make sure to enjoy the day because it goes so fast. I really tried to be present that day and enjoy each moment. I am so glad that I did that and didn’t get wrapped up in the little details that do not matter.”
They both agreed, “We really wanted everyone to have a good time. We wanted a laid back fun atmosphere, where people could enjoy themselves, we wanted a party vibe, for sure.”
I think you got it 😉
Justin concluded, “Felicia and I work well together because we communicate and support each other, and that is what is most important.”
If you’d like to see more of Felicia and Justin, just check out their Nashville engagement session, here.
- Venue and Planner- The Barrel House https://www.39barrelhouse.com/
- Hair and Make up- Warm Springs https://www.warmspringsdayspa.com/
- Florists- Everlasting Love Florist https://www.everlastingloveflorist.com/
- DJ- RS Entertainment- http://www.rsentertainmentdjs.com/
- Dessert Bar- A Matter of Taste https://www.amatteroftasteonline.com/