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A Cork Factory Hotel Winter Wedding

Hannah + Shawn

One of our last weddings of the 2018 season was a Cork Factory Hotel winter wedding with this amazing duo in Lancaster, PA. When Hannah first reached out to me about photographing her wedding I was honored as I always am, but really honored this time as we went to college together. And as I got to know Shawn and Hannah a bit more it turned out we had so many things in common. Shawn graduated from Millersville – Brooke’s alma mater and Hannah and I grew up just miles from one another without ever knowing it!

Hannah and Shawn met in 2014 after they both relocated to Philadelphia for work. Little did they know this City of Brotherly Love would come to meet so much to them and be their first of many cities they would call home together. When they found themselves in Florida for Shawn’s job they also found themselves engaged a few months later. Planning a wedding from a different state can be tough, but these two were pros with their laid back attitudes.

They were going to need those relaxed vibes more than they could have realized as they then found themselves packing up and moving to Chicago for work mid wedding planning.

The Wedding Day…

Amidst all the craziness, Hannah and Shawn (with the help of a rockstar friendor team – see below!), planned out a beautiful winter wedding day where their families and friends melted together in celebration. Their colors of burgundy and navy blue were the perfect fit for the warm indoor atmosphere of the Cork Factory Hotel. And can we please talk about Hannah’s stunning faux fur shawl and golden details?

But the absolute best part was getting to witness two people so deserving of love become husband and wife. From the private moments in their rooms reading one another’s love notes before seeing each other for the first time. From the celebratory moments with their bridal party that had us laughing just as much as they were. To the beautiful ceremony and words spoken aloud as they gave themselves to each other. To the lively and fun-loving moments of the reception where the dance floor was packed all night long.

Congratulations Hannah and Shawn! May your love continue to grow as you adventure through marriage together!

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Badgley Mischka bridal shoes
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groom opening champagne with groomsmen and reading love letter from bride
bride looking over shoulder and flower bouquet with charm
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Vendor Credits:

Venue & Coordination | The Cork Factory Hotel

Photographer | Mallory McClure Photography

Officiant | Rev. Reenie Panzini

Florist | Petals with Style

DJ & Photobooth | Top Hat DJ

Hair & Makeup | Salon 717

Bakery & Catering | The Cork Factory Hotel

Bridal Boutique | In White Bridal

Dress Designer | Sincerity Bridal

Suit | Men’s Warehouse

Shoes | Belle by Badgley Mischka

February 13, 2019

Film Photography, Wedding Day Photography

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Why I shoot film as a wedding photographer

My journey with wedding film photography

If you know me well, you know I love authentic things. Things that stem from “let’s do it the way it was down back in the day” kind of things. I love the history and knowing where the things I am interested in came from. It’s no surprise that I have fallen in love with wedding film photography.

When I took a deep interest in photography it was right in the middle of the popularity and affordability of the digital age. I knew of film. I grew up having used many, many point and click film cameras that I would excitedly drop off at the local store to have sent away and be developed. Then patiently wait at least a week for the photos to return and the surprise of images that awaited me. In college I developed my own film in the art department’s dark room and loved seeing my images comes to life as I moved the photo paper from bin to bin.

When I started my business fresh out of college, those memories somewhat evaded me as I was focused on the best digital camera and learning how to use that as my main medium to join my fellow photographers in the working world. As time moved on, though, I started to remember my love for film and the creative process. I started to yearn for that authenticity and the artistic look you get when shooting film that just can’t be perfectly replicated with digital photography.

So I dove in. I got myself a Canon 1V, some Fuji400 film, a light meter and started shooting away. Easy right? Wrong. There is so much knowledge that goes into creating a film photograph that reflects exactly what you want. It’s one of the other aspects of film photography that I just absolutely love. You have to have all your settings just right and shoot for perfection each and every time you click that button. It challenges me and pushes me to be the best wedding film photographer I can be.

My relationship with wedding film photography today

I love incorporating film photography into every wedding and couples session I photograph. My love for this medium cannot fully be expressed in words, thus, my favorite photographs from 2018. Thank you to every couple who understands the time it takes to create such art and for trusting me when I pulled out my light meter and you innocently asked, “What’s that for?”. My heart and soul continue to be filled with happiness through working with couples and especially now as my creative soul is fulfilled, as well.Mallory-McClure-Photography-Central-PA-Vineyard_0041.jpg
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Film processed by: PhotoVision

For a look at more of my film photography, click here to check out this gorgeous fall engagement session!

January 31, 2019

Engagement, Film Photography, Wedding Day Photography

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A Fall Vineyard Engagement Session

Lauren + Chris

When these two mentioned that they wanted to meet up at a local winery for their fall vineyard engagement session I was excited. When they told me they wanted to go to The Winery at Hunters Valley I jumped for joy! This very vineyard is not only minutes from my home, but the very place Ryan and I got married ten years ago! Needless to say, it holds a very special place in my heart and I was more than thrilled to go there with Lauren and Chris to celebrate their engagement.

The Session…

Wow, the weather could not have been more perfect for a vineyard engagement session. Beautiful clear sky and warm sunshine paired with the amazing view of the Susquehanna River and Lauren and Chris’s infectious laughter. Their photographs say it all as they were all smiles and you could just feel the connection between them. Lauren and Chris are those wonderful types of people that just put your own soul at ease and allow you to be in the moment enjoying every second of it.

These two lovebirds will officially kick off our 2019 wedding season later this year when we travel to Raystown Lake for their wedding day. We’re counting down the days, but for now these sunshine filled images will definitely do!

Fall Vineyard Engagement Session
Fall Vineyard Engagement Session
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Fall Vineyard Engagement Session
Fall Vineyard Engagement Session
Fall Vineyard Engagement Session
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Fall Vineyard Engagement Session
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Fall Vineyard Engagement Session
Fall Vineyard Engagement Session
Fall Vineyard Engagement Session
Fall Vineyard Engagement Session

For more nature engagement inspiration, click here to check out Kristin and Tim’s woodsy engagement session!

January 24, 2019

Engagement, Film Photography

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A Woodsy Elopement at Ricketts Glen

Rachel + Carson

This wedding season one of our greatest wishes came true as we photographed a wooded elopement surrounded by waterfalls and the peacefulness of nature!

Rachel and Carson met one night while they were out with friends. It took no time for them to realize there was something special between them and it is easy to see the connection when you hang out with them. Their jovial nature with one another is adorable and even though they have been together a few years now, it’s as if they are still in those first exciting stages of a relationship when everything is new and seeing that person makes your heart thump a little louder and a little faster.

The Wedding Day…

They made it official with one of the coolest wedding weekends we have been a part of! The festivities began with an elopement style ceremony at Adams Falls at Ricketts Glen State Park. It was amazing! Rachel made her grand entrance towards her groom down the beautiful stone staircase that is built into the mountainside.

Carson’s face when he saw his beautiful bride said it all (see below!). As we stood on the large boulder that protruded out into the falls, you could hear the peaceful crashing of the waterfall behind them. You could just feel the presence of love and harmony with the earth as if we were a part of it. With the ceremony complete, we adventured up and down the trails and when Rachel said she was up for hiking back into the waterfalls I almost died of excitement!

The following day after the elopement, Lilly met up with Rachel and Carson at Sweet Water Springs Farm where the celebration continued with their family and friends. The venue’s beautiful bridal suite (one of our favorites!) was the perfect place for the adorable newlyweds to get ready and enjoy some time together before their guests arrived. When the time came, they ate, they drank, and they were married! It was time to raise a toast to the new Mr. and Mrs. Goshorn and kick of your shoes to hit the dance floor!

The entire weekend was magical, peaceful, one with nature, and good for the soul! Thank you, Rachel and Carson, for having us as part of your intimate wedding celebration!

xoxo

Mallory + Lilly

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Vendor Credits:

Lead Photographer | Lilly Campbell for Mallory McClure Photography

Second Photographer | Juliana Tomlinson Photography

Ceremony Location | Adams Falls at Ricketts Glen

Reception Venue | Sweet Water Springs Farm

Ceremony Day HMU | Beauty by Khara

Reception Day HMU | Daydream Salon and Spa

Catering | Tried and True LLC

DJ | Kaleidoscope DJ

Bridal Boutique | The Paisley Bride

Rings | Foss Jewelers

Bride’s shoes | Southern Fried Chics

Personalized Items | Persnickety Invitation Studio

September 6, 2018

Elopement, Film Photography, Wedding Day Photography

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