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Baby D was too cute! Being the newest addition to their family he certainly handled the spotlight well. We have a weakness for sweet sibling shots and we just loved the few we captured with big brother. Mom and dad still had that new baby glow about them and we loved how much love overflowed in the family shots. Baby D even opened his eyes for a few photos which is always fun to capture. You can really see his sweet and content personality in the image of him laying on that beautiful blue quilt made by his grandma! It was an honor to capture these precious moments for this beautiful family.

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We love how in these warm summer months everything is so lush and alive. Much like the love between these two! Kristel and Grant were a piece of cake to photograph. Their friendship and affection with each other made it easy for them to be total naturals in front of the camera. We can’t believe how well everything came together with the gorgeous summer lighting, their outfit choices and the location we were able to shoot at. We are thrilled with how happy and bright the whole session turned out! Perfect for a summer engagement to remember. We can’t wait for these two to be married in September. Congratulations Kristel and Grant!

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It’s July and we are in the throes of summer! We thought it would be fun to share some (sweet!) ways to stay cool on those hot days while enjoying the company of your special someone. Keep reading for a fun summer date idea and an absolutely delicious drink recipe that we created and will make your taste buds want more!

PINIf you’re in Lancaster, Central Market is a fantastic place to escape together and pick up the freshest and local ingredients around! Whether it’s for staying in and making a fancy dinner together or switching things up with this new drink recipe, shopping at market is a fun place to go to be in each others company while enjoying the flavors of Lancaster’s best. We’ve found that being intentional about making and doing things together is such a great way  to stay connected when life gets busy, so why not try out a date to Central Market? It is known as one of the country’s oldest farmers markets and has a rich history dating back over 275 years. It isn’t just a place to get your fruit and produce though there are also some wonderful stands to grab a light lunch. Rafiki’s Deli is one of Nicola and David’s favorites and an iced coffee from Mean Cup is always a must on a hot summer day. And, while you take a little stroll around you might want to check Pineapple House Creations which makes homemade lotions and soaps, or snag some delicious Pennsylvania goodness from Amish Family Recipes.PINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINThe best part of your date is yet to come as you venture home to try out this incredible recipe we found for a Watermelon-Honey-Citrus Refresher.  We were absolutely shocked by how perfectly the tangy citrus flavors complimented the mellow, sweet watermelon base in this drink! It’s a match made in summer heaven and more importantly, SO EASY to make! Your taste buds will want this every day during those hot summer months. If you can’t get enough of watermelon when it is in season, this drink is another perfect way to enjoy this bright and flavorful summery fruit. Keep scrolling for the recipe and be sure to let us know how you like it!PINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPIN

#behindthescenes: We had a blast putting together this post and yummy drink and this little guy sure didn’t mind “assisting” us in making sure the watermelon didn’t go to waste! We may have made quite a mess but it was so worth it once we got to try the final product! Now go…it’s time to get your date on!





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