…Then comes baby | Sammi + Tony | Williamsport Photographer

…Then comes baby | Sammi + Tony

I remember the first time I met Sammi + Tony. We were meeting to discuss possibly hiring me as their wedding photographer. I thought “these two are the sweetest and coolest people ever.” Little did I know that they would eventually hire me and a friendship started. I was so eager to shoot their engagement session, Sammi wanted snow and it literally was not in the forecast. Sammie ended up rescheduling due to a ring issue and wouldn’t you know it… it snowed. You can see their engagement session here…

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Planning started for their wedding and every detailed was DIY’d very thought out and I was so thrilled to get to shoot it. Shortly after hiring me to shoot their wedding, I found out that I was expecting a little girl and she was due two weeks before Sammi + Tony’s wedding… a ball of nerves let me tell ya. I was determined to shoot their wedding and I made sure that happened, right on schedule. Their wedding was so much fun and totally cool right down to her fur shawls Silver Moon |Sammi + Tony |Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer
This is where its starts getting amazing… They found out their were having a baby. WHHHHATTTT! How more perfect can their relationship be!! A page right out of a nursery rhyme. When I arrived to her gender reveal, her mama (totally sweet, creative and adorable) met me outside. I was totally early because I wanted to get details of her reveal before people started showing up. I was actually two hours early instead of a half hour early… pregnancy brain at its best. hehe – sorry Sammi, I had to lol.

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Her reveal was going to come out of a BEE shaped piñata, like how cute is that? Her mama did a great job on all these decorations.DSC_7071 I still cannot get over how cute they are. I got to take a peak at the left over piñata stuffing that revealed the gender of baby Joe. I was so stoked for Sammi and couldn’t help but laugh because I knew how excited Sammi was going to be. After all she kept mentioning how she just wanted to go shopping. DINNNG DINNNG. Please note, having a baby girl will drain your bank account without with caring. I know this little girl will be the most spoiled and loved little girl in the world. Check out more images from their reveal… Congratulations again you two

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Thank so much guys for trusting me enough to capture your absolute perfect day. Looking forward to many more years of watching you and your family grow! See you in August Baby girl – Tash!

 

 

Pay What You Can: Weekend #2 |Heshbon Bridge | Williamsport Photographer

 

Pay What You Can: Weekend #2 |Heshbon Bridge | Williamsport Photographer

Tasha Puckey PhotographyLast week started out a little unhopeful. In the forecast it was calling for rain and really cold temperatures. However it turned out just like the weekend prior, warm and full of smiles. If you missed last weeks.. you can look at the images here.

My first session of the day were Santiea and her beautiful family. I photographed their family last year during there informal wedding portrait session. Santiea is married to a Williamsport Police officer who is the most kind officer we have here. Santiea is a nurse at Hospice – she has a heart of gold this one. Their three children are the most well mannered children I have ever met. Tasha Puckey Photography

When I was still in college, I lived next door to this woman’s parents. Little did I know that I would actually end up know her family a few years later. She reached out to me to photograph her youngest sons 1st birthday! That was a cute session, sorry no link. But you can see how they have all grown over the past 4 years and Jessica recently welcomed a new little into the mix a few months ago. Tasha Puckey Photography

My friend showed up to hang out with me and I asked her to take a few new headshots for me that better fit my personality- all that was missing was confetti! Dang it… I will have my confetti shots. I happened to look passed my friend and seen my next clients and their beautiful family. Their little girl was the highlight of the show… cutest little smile ever. Their three older children were a blessing to work with as well and hopefully her daughters will model for me in the summer time.Tasha Puckey Photography

My next session and I go back a few years when I met them through my Godmother. Leigh (pronounced Leah) is a strong mama! She’s in college now, slaying every bit of it. Her oldest boy, Levi is just a week or two older than one of my children. Her son Gabriel is the sweetest and cutest… like ever! 2018-04-24_0005

All great days must come to an end and boy did it totally go out with a bang. Amanda and her boyfriend Adam were looking to update their images and give their mamas new images of themselves for Mother’s Day! What What- Pictures matter y’all! They melted in each others arms after Adam got comfortable being directed. Y’all…. just look! 2018-04-24_0001

A big thank you to those who came out and participated in “PAY WHAT YOU CAN.” If you are in need of a session, fill out the contact form below and we can chat! Have a great week y’all!  -Tasha

 

Pay What You Can Weekend | April 14th 2018 |Williamsport Portrait Photographer

Pay What You Can Weekend | April 14th 2018 | Williamsport Portrait Photographer

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What can I possibly say about this weekend that wouldn’t make my heart too full? Nothing! I was totally blessed this past weekend. It was the first weekend of two that I hosted my “Pay What You Can Campaign.” If you are unfamiliar with it have no worries.. I will explain. When I first started Tasha Puckey Photography I wanted a company that would serve people who simply couldn’t afford photography.  Over the last few years my prices did increase and this was/is a simple “thank you for continuous support” campaign. Tasha Puckey PhotographyFamilies/Couples/Individals get to pick out their session by package and price group, as shown in the ad to your left. After the session they will get 1-2 sneak peaks from their session on facebook. A week later they will receive a gallery with their images and a coupon that will allow them to download their digitals that were included in their package. In their gallery they can also purchase more digitals or purchase actual prints <— I totally believe in printing your images by the way. So whether you download your digitals or not… just get them printed, trust me your family will thank you in the end. So if you didn’t get a chance to participate in this campaign, have no fear you will be able to participate in the fall. I can tell you now that I will be hosting it for the whole month of October for Appreciation Month. Wooohoo! For now, sit back and scroll through some of the families images that were captured from the weekend

Morgan Babies: These kiddos made my heart so full… their mama is one blessed little lady. Ne

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Their personalities really shine through here. Lilly, wanted no parts of this at all.

 

Next up is a beautiful family that I have come to know and love over the years, the Hale’s  I watched their now 14 year old sprout from just a itty bitty baby to a golden light of sass. Their family is incredible and true definitely of family.

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He will bless those who fear the Lord, Both the small and the great. May the Lord give you increase, you and your children. -Psalms 115:13-14

To round out the evening, I got to hang out with the Wilbur family… Beth is a Wedding Planner. So if you are getting married or know anyone that is. Definitely look her up, she is sweet as pie. Her family was totally sweet and adorable Saturday. I even got to to love on little Will. isn’t he squishy?

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the most important thing in the world is family and love

I am so blessed and honored to have captured these beautiful families! If you are looking to schedule a session or participate in the next PWYC campaign, email me at tashapuckey@gmail.com
-Tasha

So long Style Me Pretty | Artist insight|Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

5872430_origWhat a shocking day it has been with to learn that the Ultimate Wedding publication is shutting their doors at the end of April. Sayyyy what? If you are like me, you heart may or may not have stopped beating for a minute. What a sad day in Wedding publications. 

What made them so popular?

Not only did they showcase wedding inspiration from all over the world but they also gave planning and advice, fashion and beauty tips, and gave resources about vendors they loved to work with. 
They were brides go-to destination for all the gorgeousness that you only see at weddings. Style Me Pretty featured real weddings. Brides and Grooms could DIY like a pro  and create the best looking house on the block after they said “I DO”

Here’s is their closing words. 

“Even the most perfect of weddings must eventually come to a close. The same is true for us here at Style Me Pretty. After an incredible twelve years of sharing your beautiful weddings, we will close Style Me Pretty on April 30th.

While we won’t be posting any new stories after today, you’ll be able to view and save anything on the site up until the end of the month.

We’re so proud to have played even a small role in sending so many brides and grooms off into their happily-ever-after. Thank you for sharing such special moments with us.

 -Style Me Pretty

While I am deeply saddened by the news and crushed that they are closing, the show must go on. Thank you Style Me Pretty for a great 12 years running. I wish you well in your future endeavors! 

                                                                                                               – Tasha Puckey Photography

Brides, here’s why you should hire a second shooter. |Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

2018-03-30_0001Do I Need A Second Photographer for my Wedding?

As you are planning your wedding, you are engaged with so many emotions, pulled into tons of different directions and probably sensory overloaded. Yes, weddings are about the bride, and the primary focus should be on her. However, what about the groom? Grooms look forward to the day gets to say I DO to his bride. It’s a day he gets to spend a few hours getting ready with his buddies before those days grow slim. <~~~ Yep I said that! Why not capture those moments too? Second shooters are so crucial on wedding days. Here’s why.

Mains can’t be in two places

Your main photographer will focus on you, the bride. Capturing all of your major and minor details, your special moments slipping into your dress, and moments shared between you and your bridesmaids. Mains will focus on the tearful moment of you walking down the aisle to your forever. This is where a second shooter comes in; second shooters will capture these moments with the groom and his groomsmen. Seconds will focus on your Fiancé during your ceremony. Gettin  You will also have different perspectives from various points in your wedding timeline. 2018-02-10_0003

No details left behind

After the music fades and the decorations are sold or thrown away, all you will have is your photographs. Having a second shooter to capture details that a main could not,  is beneficial.Having a team that works cohesively will ensure that each photographer can focus on their job, and capture the day’s sweetest moments.

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On the fence, still?

Talk with your photographer, they can answer your questions and see if having a second shooter is beneficial for you or not. It really comes down to what’s important to you. Your photographer will usually have a list of shooters they use, look over their work and decide if it fits what you are looking for. Overall, it’s your day… why not capture it all!

Engagement Giveaway 2018 | Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

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I am super excited to host my 2018 Engagement Giveaway! Are you engaged or know someone who is? Enter or have them enter, it’s going to be a great time. This year I am going to do things  a little different… So hold on tight and I will give you the rules.

 

  1. Send me an email to tashapuckey@gmail.com with your “How He Asked” story, this story must be in first person form. Also attach a recent image of you and your fiancé by April 2nd 2018
  2. April 3rd 2018 I will post your images on my Facebook Business Page for people to vote on. In order for the votes to count they need to
    A: like my Business page
    B: like your original image
  3. The image with the most votes will wins… Winners will be picked May 3rd 2018

 

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Im sure you are probably wondering what the prize is… who doesn’t love prizes
so here we go!

  • Engagement Session worth $250.00
  • consultation to discuss your session
    (what to wear, location… etc)
  • 1 location
  • up to 1 hour session time
  • facebook sneak peaks (of course)
  • online gallery to purchase prints
  • 10% off any Wedding Collection

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I promise I am super fun to be around and will help you feel relaxed. I will not rush the session… feeling overwhelmed is not my forte! There is a prep guide under the Engagement tab on my website. I look forward to meeting the lucky winner! Hope you all have a lot of fun. If you have any questions… please do not hesitate to shoot me an email.

Stay Fabulous
– Tasha

 

Silver Moon |Sammi + Tony |Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

Silver Moon |Sammi + Tony |Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

I was referred to Samantha and Anthony Joe for their December 2017 Wedding by a good friend of mine. I was super excited to shoot their wedding after meeting with them at Panera Bread to discuss how my services were going to work. Sammie wanted to have their engagement pictures done in the snow… sayyyy what?? Did she say snow!! We scheduled her session and the day before she called to tell me she needed to get her engagement ring repaired. Thank goodness for rescheduling because she got the snow she was looking forward to.

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The lighting in their engagement session was truly everything. When you schedule an engagement session with me… we will definitely end up chasing the light together!

Wedding Day!!!

I arrived at the Hill residence to photograph the morning preparations. I was greeted by Sammie and her mom, sammie’s bridesmaids were showing up one by one. Mama Hill and I mixed up a couple of Mimosa’s for Sammie and the girls. I went off to photograph her details and listen to them as they reminisced about the fun they all had over the years. Such fun was had and so much fun was about to come.

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Sammie was game faced ready to walk down the isle to her favorite MCM ever. When I asked why so serious? She replied “I’m truly soaking up the day and waiting to marry my husband.”
After spending a fever hours with her snapping images of her details, dress, and bridesmaids, I met her soon to be husband, Tony at the Hampton Inn with his groomsmen. Can I just say they are the craziest | funniest bunch of men I have ever met. You could tell they had a lot of fun the night before at the Bachelor Party.

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We made our way outside to take a few shots of the Groom and his guys before they headed off to venue. I tell you… get yourself a few guys that you can be yourself around 2018-02-10_0005

you will never be lonely a day in your life. Friends keep you on your toes and the joy flowing through your veins.

Grab a tissue..father

You think I am kidding, no seriously… go grab some tissues and come back to finish this. Sammie’s father is such a blessed father. As we were going over to the Country Cupboard in Lewisburg, PA to get in place for the Father | Daughter look, he couldn’t help but get teary-eyed while telling me how much he loved his daughter. The joy and excitement on his face when she walked down to him said it all. He is a father that truly truly gave his heart into parenting his children.


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Ceremony | I DO forever!

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With a candle lit ceremony to seal the deal on their everlasting love. the perfect evening was just starting. Everything they could ever imagine was standing right in front of them as they were saying I DO! -They literally thought. of everything for them perfect wedding.

I will end this here… life is a party… toast to you ~ Tasha 2018-02-10_0011