Harrisburg, PA Capitol Elopement | Dave + Erica

June 24, 2022


I think this might be a first in my photography career and I hope it’s not the last – an elopement! David and Erica got married in her hometown of Harrisburg, PA and it was a fun change-up from a traditional wedding – we indulged in an extended portrait time, bounced all over the city, and easily decided we still needed a cake cutting (see to the end!).

We watched the radar all week long and it kept shifting from sunshine to rain, back to sunshine – like, commit to it, Weather. As soon as we left the courthouse, the sky was turning gray in the distance and it was getting windier by the second. I wasn’t entirely upset about the breeze because I adore a blustery veil more than the average person, but a downpour is no bueno. We were able to shoot their romantic portraits for over an hour in multiple locations in Harrisburg and managed to duck inside a bakery seconds before the sky opened up. And I think a cake-cutting under a neon bakery sign in the pouring rain might be my new favorite way to eat dessert. It’s a vibe.

Many thanks to these vendors and congrats to the newlyweds!

Dress: David’s Bridal

Photography: Brittany Thomas

Rings: Kay Jewelers + James Allen

Skincare: Faces From Paris

Beauty: Âme Beauty

Cake: Anna Rose Bakery + Cafe

See Dave + Erica’s Harrisburg Capitol engagement session here!

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After 12 years and over 200 weddings, I've created a wedding experience that is completely unfussy and truly irresistible.

Exceptional, gorgeous photography doesn’t have to be so serious; it can be playful and celebratory. Wanna know what lights me up? Unscripted, in-between moments on fast-paced wedding days and salty cocktail hour snacks. It’s been a thrill to see my work featured in magazines and online, but I’m proudest of all the brides who turned into friends.

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