Springfield Manor | Thurmont, MD | Aspen & Jon's Wedding

This past October, Rodney photographed the wedding of Aspen and Jon at Springfield Manor in Thurmont, Maryland. This venue is unique as it has an on location reception and ceremony area, but also a vineyard and guest house. Upon arriving at the venue Rodney and his team found the bride and groom getting ready so they got to work documenting the morning. After all the details were captured Aspen and Jon exchanged letters before Aspen got in her dress. Once everyone was ready we went outside for the first look as well as bridal party formals.

The Ceremony

Prior to the ceremony Aspen took a moment to give her grandfather an embroidered handkerchief. This was a very heartfelt moment as her grandfather was going to be the one to walk her down the aisle. Once everyone was in place the ceremony began outside and everyone made their way down the aisle and took their place. Aspen was brought down the aisle by her grandfather, and given away to her groom, Jon. The couple was graced with beautiful weather as they said their vows, exchanged rings and shared their first kiss as husband and wife!

The Reception

After the ceremony, as the rest of the guests began cocktail hour, Rodney began taking family formals and then he snuck the new bride and groom out to the vineyard for some extra shots. As the guests found their seats and the bridal party was announced in and the reception began. Aspen and Jon shared their first dance as husband and wife and cut their cake after dinner service. For the remainder of the night the guests danced away! To top off this evening the bride and groom ended their wedding with a sparkler exit! Aspen and Jon were a phenomenal couple and we wish them all the happiness of marriage!

The Vendors

Photographer: Rodney from Aesthetic Life Studio

Venue: Springfield Manor

DJ: Shew-sical

Officiant: Ted Garber

Videographer: B&M Digital

Springfield Manor Wedding Photos

Harvest View Barn at Hershey Farms | Elizabethtown, PA | Kathryn & Derek's Wedding

In late August, Rodney captured the wedding of Kathryn and Derek at Harvest View Barn at Hershey Farms in Elizabethtown, PA. Upon arrival we found the girls busy getting their hair and makeup done and the guys hanging out in a separate room joking and carrying on. After photographing the hustle and bustle of the morning we had a bit of time to photograph the details of the ceremony and reception site before the girls were finished. The groomsmen were ready first, so we took them outside to get a few photographs and then captured the ladies portraits. After these were taken we captured a first look with Kathryn and Derek.

The Ceremony

After a few more detail shots of the bride it was time for the ceremony. All of the guests took their place and the family and bridal party made their way down the aisle. Kathryn was brought down the aisle by her father and given away to her groom, Derek. This couple had a wine box that they filled with a bottle of wine and letters that they would open at a later anniversary. The bride and groom then said their vows, exchanged rings, and shared their first kiss as husband and wife. After the ceremony we went on a tractor ride down to the barn with the bridal party to capture bridal party photos and portraits of the new couple. Once back up at the reception site we gathered all the family to capture some quick family formals that even included Kathryn and Derek’s labradors.

The Reception

The reception area was inside the renovated barn and decorated with flowers and little country touches everywhere. Once the bridal party was announced in, the new couple went straight into their first dance. And after the Father- Daughter and Mother- Son dance and a few toasts dinner service began. Once Kathryn and Derek cut their cake and dancing began it gave us and the videographers a few minutes to slip the couple away to exchange their gifts and capture some sunset photos. This wedding was so much fun to capture and we wish Kathryn and Derek the best!

The Vendors

Photographer: Rodney from Aesthetic Life Studio

Videographer: Brennan Peirson

Venue: Harvest View Barn at Hershey Farms in Elizabethtown, PA

DJ: Occasions DJ

Officiant: Kelly Suddy

Wedding Planner: Stylish Occasions Wedding and Event Planning


Harvest View Barn Wedding Photos