Hay Wedding | 5.12.17 | SteelStacks, Bethlehem, PA

We did Kelly & Ryan's first look with their puppy Cooper in the colonial district of downtown Bethlehem and they are some of my favorite first look photos of the year! They're local to Bethlehem so it was a special place for them. The ceremony was at Our Lady of Perpetual Help church also in Bethlehem. Their reception was at the SteelStacks in the Blast Furnace Room where we partied hard and danced the night away! I really enjoyed getting to know this couple, their family and their sweet puppy. I wish them nothing but happiness for the future and I can't wait to see them again! Xo LG

Ceremony: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bethlehem, PA

Venue: SteelStacks, Bethlehem, PA

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Confino Wedding | 5.6.17 | Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville, PA

Adam & Jenn had such a great wedding day! We started pretty early and did their first look at Lehigh University and that is where I took one of my favorite photos ever in front of the administration building. Adam has 3 kids from a previous marriage and Jenn has 3 kids from a previous marriage but seeing them come together as one family unit is something I won't soon forget. Their bond as a family is really special. It was really awesome to see the family dynamic and be there to capture it. The reception was held in the Fellowship Hall in the Bethany Wesleyan Church. They played the infamous shoe game that had everyone laughing! With the reception ending earlier than my normal time, we still had daylight and were able to head one minute down the road to the canola field to get some romantic photos of just the two of them! It was a really awesome day and a sweet change of pace from my normal late night weddings. Congratulations Adam & Jenn~ thanks for choosing me! Xo LG  #teambarfino

Ceremony & Reception: Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville, PA

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Eddinger Wedding | 4.29.17 | La Massaria at Bella Vista Golf Club, Gilbertsville, PA

Erin & Michael had an absolutely perfect wedding day. The weather was great. The bridal party was fun! Their wedding day was actually the same day as my anniversary and my wedding day was very similar weather wise. The grounds at Bella Vista Golf Course were stunning. I had fun traipsing through the tall grass to get some creative shots. The whole day start to finish was perfect. Erin’s mom and dad sang a beautiful song during the ceremony that had all of us bawling our faces off. The end of the night was fun when we took the bridal party outside with sparklers! On the way home the excitement continued when I got pulled over for speeding but the awesome officer saw my tired eyes and back seat full of gear and believed me that I was “not from around here” and that I had just left the wedding up the road and let us go. Overall, amazing day. Great people. Beautiful venue. Congrats to the Eddingers! May you be so blessed together for many years!!! Xo LG

Ceremony: St. Thomas More Church, Allentown, PA

Reception Venue: La Massaria at Bella Vista Golf Club, Gilbertsville, PA

Event Coordinator: Christina Parke and Roy Mongey from La Massaria

Getting Ready Location: Private Residence, Wescosville, PA

Hashtag: #weddinger429

Hair: Erin Brady Hair Designs

Makeup: Alisha Nycole + Co. 

Tuxedos: C.E. Roth

Wedding Gown:  RK Bridal, NYC (designer- Justin Alexander)

Bridesmaids Gowns: RK Bridal, NYC (designer- Alfred Sung)

Flowers: Bridal Blooms by Karen Scanlon

DJ: Silver Sound (Todd Frederick)

Videographer: New Milford Productions

Cake: Bride's sister- Katie Clark Legazpi

Food Truck: Philly Fry Truck

Lodging: Staybridge Suites, Royersford, PA

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Baby Amelia Joy: Birth Story | St. Luke's Allentown

I was on my way to Ikea in Philly on Friday, January 5th when I got the text that Danielle was in active labor but her doctor wanted her to come back in two hours to see if she was progressing yet. I did my thing at Ikea and headed home to get my cameras and head to St. Lukes Hospital, Allentown. When I got there I met for the first time big sister Mia and two incredibly awesome people, Joel and Danielle. They had me laughing from the word go. Their family isn’t from around here so Mia was in the room for the delivery. For Mia’s birth, mom didn’t have an epidural but because of Mia being in the room, she wanted to get one as to not scare Mia when the time came to push. So we hung out and were laughing for a while waiting for the anesthesiologist to come in. Danielle got the epidural while dad and Mia waited in the hall. Mia fell asleep and got a good nap in while the next hour or so unfolded. After the epidural, Danielle was still feeling all of her contractions but one side of her body was numb. The doctors came in around 3:55 and checked her and she was 6 cm. I offered to go to the cafeteria to get drinks for big sister and dad and as soon as I got downstairs I got a text from Danielle saying she didn’t think it would be much longer and to come back! I got back upstairs as they finished checking her again and she was 10cm ready to push!! I was flabbergasted! She went from 6-10 in less than 10 minutes! It was nuts. At that point, the doctors came in and Danielle being the amazing warrior princess she is, pushed maybe four times and Baby Amelia Joy entered the world with a battle cry of victory. She laid happily on mom’s chest and we all reveled in her perfection and how amazing Danielle did. Amelia nursed right away and latched on without any issues. She spent the next hour laying on her mama and just before I left, she got weighed and measured. 7lbs 15 oz. 19 inches long! A perfect bundle of joy. Amelia Joy, so fitting.

I can’t always commit to photographing births because of the unpredictability of it. But January is always a safe bet that I can be there at the drop of a hat to capture one of the most miraculous things in the world. Watching a baby enter the world gives me hope for a future that’s bright and makes me feel more alive than anything. My life is changed by moments like this. I am blessed beyond words and it’s because of moments like this. I feel a lot of women are reluctant to have someone there to photograph a birth like this. They worry about how they look or what I might see. This particular doctor didn’t allow any photos below the waist, I was only allowed over the shoulder and we have a truly gorgeous birth story documented from my perspective. I’m here to tell you, and I’m not just saying this to say it, there is never a moment a woman is more beautiful than when she’s giving birth. I was crying through my camera lens for most of the pushing and even when she arrived. The rawness of the whole thing is what makes is beautiful. Danielle was stunning!!! Absolutely Radiant.

Danielle and Joel, thank you for trusting me with these photos. I will always hold a special place in my heart for your family because of this. Thank you for making me laugh so hard in the hospital and during your newborn shoot. I hope this is just the beginning of our story together!! I love you guys already and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.

Welcome to the world, Amelia!!!

Xo LG

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Hughes Wedding | 4.21.17 | American Club, Coplay, PA

Kyle and Lauren had a beautiful wedding day. We did first look at the Burnside Plantation in Bethlehem and their wedding and reception were held at The American Club in Coplay, PA. I knew so many of the weddings guests it was like a reunion of sorts! Overall, awesome day with an awesome and super fun group of people! Best wishes for a happy ever after to the Hughes!! Xo LG

P.S. Another highlight was crashing the Photo Booth with their daughter Maci and another little wedding guest!

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Venue: American Club of Coplay, Coplay, PA

Hashtag: #Hughesitorloseit

Caterer: Sam Owens

Getting Ready Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Airport Rd

Wedding Gown: Bridals By Sandra

Bridesmaids Gowns: Rana Bridal in New Jersey

Limousine: J & J Limo

DJ: Dice Productionz

Wedding Song: "Grow Old With You" by Adam Sandler

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Pukszyn Wedding | 4.8.17 | Normandy Farm, Bluebell, PA

 Eric and Bri are amazing. They have a very special love that is tangible when you see them together. Their gorgeous wedding at Normandy Farms is one that I won’t soon forget. It was my first time there and I loved it. Their obvious adoration for their daughter was a highlight of the day for me. That and Bri's dad had me legit almost peeing my pants laughing during his toast which was a highlight (or low light depending on the perspective) of my year! I love these guys and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them!!! Xo LG

Venue: Normandy Farm, Bluebell, PA

Hair: Family friends, CJ and Hannah

Makeup: Alisha Nycole + Co. 

Tuxedos: Jos A Bank 

Wedding Gown: Jon's Bridal By Suzanne 

Bridesmaids Gowns: Promgirl.com

Bridal Jewelry: Kay Jewelers

Flowers: Willow & Thistle 

DJ: Dice Productionz 

Cake: Normandy Farm, Bluebell, PA

Lodging: Normandy Farm, Bluebell, PA

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Thrane Wedding | 3.25.17 | Northampton Country Club

Brielle and William are so fun! Their wedding day was chilly and windy but beautiful none the less. Northampton Country Club was dressed beautifully as usual. I absolutely love when I have weddings there. So much space. Old world charm. Beautiful grounds all around. Blessings to The Thranes for many years of happiness.  Xo LG

Venue: Northampton Country Club

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Long Wedding | 3.11.17 | Silver Creek Country Club

Ed and Jenn and I met and immediate clicked through our love of baseball. Them, Phillies... me, Yankees! They were referred by one of my great clients and I knew they were going to be the perfect couple to kick off my year of weddings. It was cold! It was windy. But it was beautiful. They were announced by long time Phillies announcer Dan Baker, which was a huge surprise to everyone in attendance!!! Congrats to Ed and Jennifer and best wishes for a lifetime of happiness. Xo LG

Venue: Silver Creek Country Club

Event Coordinator: Jeff DeAngelis

Hair & Makeup: Bodacious Hair and Body Salon

Tuxedos: Men's Warehouse

Wedding Gown & Bridesmaids Gowns: David's Bridal

DJ: DJ Jimbo

Announcer: Dan Baker

Videographer: Paul Zingone

Cake: Sweet Girlz

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express, Bethlehem, PA

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Outdoor Santa | 12.16.17

We are so happy with how this turned out!!! Outside with Santaaaaaa!!!! Big shout out to our new friend Mike who let us borrow "Oatmeal" the 1956 blue truck and Danielle at The Splintered Owl for making that license plate for the truck!!

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Awesome Santa Day 7 | 12.15.17

We had a great last indoor Awesome Santa day despite the snow in the evening making travel difficult. We had some smiles, some criers, and even some screamers! Thank you to everyone who made our Santa 2017 season such a success!

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Holiday Hope Chests 2017

I made a lofty pledge of 500 #holidayhopechests to The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley and they actually called me concerned that I made a mistake with my pledge. I assured them I have the BEST clients in the world and I have no doubt we can get these boxes filled in no time. And boy did we! 523 gift boxes are going out to Lehigh Valley Kids thanks to YOU!!! 523 children will have a special Christmas because of YOU! Don't ever be one of those people who think that your "little" effort won't make a difference. If you do something nice for one person, ONE SINGLE PERSON... the ripple effect could be endless. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't make a difference. You can do anything. And with enough help, you can take a lot of small efforts and make a massive change in this world that is craving goodness and love. I love you all so much. You blow me away every year with how amazing you are. I am just the vehicle that opened your eyes to this need! YOU did this! I'm so freaking proud! 

In other huge news, Santa and I will be announcing the winner of the $500 LG gift certificate this Saturday after our last session! For the surprise... we had an anonymous donation of another $500 gift certificate and we will be splitting it up in 5-$100 LG gift certificates to those who donated a box! So you now have 6 chances to win something!!! 'Tis the season, be a blessing every chance you can. Thank you all so much. #lgbehindthescenes #payitforward #holidayhopechests

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Awesome Santa 2017 | #SantaComesToLG

The REAL Santa comes to LG Photography for some of our favorite days of the whole year... the  first two Santa weekends were a huge success with lots of hugs, smiles, tears and even some screamers! These photos say it all!

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Christmas Studio Mini Sessions 2017

Christmas mini sessions in the studio this year were a huge success and the setups were so pretty and big enough for lots of family photos! These are perfect for Christmas cards and will make gorgeous prints & canvases on their walls. Just take a look at all of this sweetness!

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Tree Farm Mini Sessions 2017 | Kemmerer's Tree Farm~ Bath, PA

We had such a great weekend at Kemmerer's Christmas Tree Farm this year~ make it a holiday tradition to get your tree from these guys because they are awesome! I promise you won't be disappointed and they're so good to me to allow me to come and set up there every year. One of my annual clients drive 45 minutes back to the farm because they love their trees and they last all season!

So many of the families in these photos have been making a yearly tradition of coming to me for the tree farm minis~ I just love seeing their smiling faces and kiddos growing year after year. Loved my setups this year and everyone's outfits went with the color schemes perfectly!

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Caden N. Turns 4! | A Baseball Birthday!

Caden's turning four and he loves baseball and the Yankees! I love this little guy and I met him at just a few days old and I can't believe he just turned four! 

(side note: this was taken before the Yanks lost to Houston in game 7 of the ALCS... pretty sure all of us Yankee fans had smiles like this up until game six... womp, womp, womp...)

My little sister Kristin and my god daughter Rylee even got in on a few pics too- love them! <3

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Bennett K. Turns Two!

My buddy Bennett <3 Let me just say if I could bottle an ounce of this child's energy, I could conquer the world! I literally can't believe he is turning two when I feel like it was just a few months ago I did his cake smash! I love watching these kiddos turn another year older! Thanks for the smiles, Benny!

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Bordenick Family | Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

These boys are so handsome! I remember the last time they came I couldn't stop talking about it! Beautiful family inside and out and that puppy there, Catcher, he was so well behaved... he's welcome anytime! So glad the weather held off and we were able to get beautiful shots of these guys after a rain out!

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