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Let the Sunshine In

This wedding was particularly meaningful to the photographer, Christina Julia. Please read her story below!


I don't know what I could say about Jon and Cara's wedding that you can't tell from the photos. It was one of the most free spirited weddings I've photographed to date and it's obvious from the photos below that everyone was enjoying themselves and truly in a celebratory mood.

Cara and I pledged the same sorority, Chi Alpha Tau in college at Millersville University, so photographing this special event was basically like a reunion. I was there not only as a photographer but as a sister, friend, and witness and I couldn't have been more than honored to have such a unique perspective to the binding of these two souls.

Jon and Cara are one of the most down to earth couples I know and their wedding was a reflection of just that. Their ceremony was outdoors at a local park not far from their house where friends and family surrounded them with love. Jon and Cara said their vows under an arbor made by Jon and his father just for this special occasion. There wasn't a dry eye in the crowd and during the recession the two sets of parents walked back up the aisle hand-in-hand with happiness on their faces that their two families had finally become one in the most official way possible. Right after the ceremony the skies opened up and the rain poured and poured as we drove to the next location for the remainder of the photos. Just a few moments away from getting to the next location the rain stopped and the sun came out. True to the relaxed attitude of everyone the wide open landscape of the park gave us the room we need to frolic, laugh, and whoop with glee. Once we wrapped up all the photos we then headed to the Canal Street Pub for their reception.

The reception boasted heart felt moments, memorable toasts, and dance floor battles. It was a night for the books!