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Wedding, family, and pet photography, my family and friends, my dog and cats, the open road and good music, mountains, Maryland, being warm, adventure. That's what I love. This blog features images from my wedding and family photography business, Susannah Storch Photography. If you like what you see, be sure to visit my wedding photography site, my children and families photography site and my pet photography site for additional work. Thanks for stopping by.

When Cassandra and Jennifer approached me about photographing their wedding, I was very intrigued. These two sisters were getting married at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado. On the same day. After spending time in Japan teaching English, both sisters had fallen in love with amazing Japanese men. And they all decided to share their wedding day. Hence the double wedding. Two “getting into dress” moments, two “first looks”, two “I do’s.” Their wedding also featured home-made Mexican food that was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, a Japanese exercise, a Mexican wedding dance, awesome china that the mom scoured around to find, a fun photo wall, a sweet slideshow…it was a fun, family-oriented wedding tailored to the sisters. I am so glad to be a part of their day. Congratulations again Cassandra and Yuichi and Jennifer and Kazu! I’ve had fun reliving your special day, and I hope you do too.

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A big thanks to Shannon McQueen Photography for helping second shoot this wedding!

All images © Susannah Allen 2013

As I constantly mention, I LOVE photographing the same families over and over. Not only is it fun to chat with the parents to see how their year has been, but it is amazing to connect with the kiddos and see how they have grown! Plus, since lots of children don’t necessarily LOVE having their photo taken, it is nice for them to be familiar with the photographer…having a history definitely helps with their comfort level.

I have photographed the family in this blog post several times…and these boys keep getting more fun and more handsome!

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All images © Susannah Allen 2014

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I love, love the Lyons Farmette! There is such a special vibe to the place…the staff are incredibly nice and friendly, the scenery is gorgeous, the animals and Airstream are fun…I feel so happy and relaxed as I photograph events there. And it was no different for Alex and Jennifer’s wedding.

The couple had a lovely summer evening wedding complete with a food truck, bluegrass band, lemonade, and lawn games. Does a celebration of love get any better than that? Just some of the unique details included a world map highlighting locations the couple had traveled to guided guests to their assigned table; photos of this traveling couple in various vacation locales strung on a massive tree; and a wooden letter “C” (the first letter of their last name) for guests to sign.

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All images © Susannah Allen 2014

 The couple hired amazing vendors! Some include:

Melanie at Hands Down Event Plannin
Heirloom Food Truck

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January 2, 2015 in Travel

I learned something after I had my first kid: I should have gone out more. I should have gone out on long, lingering dates with my husband. I should have spent more of my free time with my girlfriends. I should have gone to more concerts. I should have gone on some epic trips to epic places. I should seen more movies in an actual movie theater. So when I was pregnant with my second, I knew I needed to get out there as much as possible. Weekly evening hikes with girlfriends? Check. Demanding some relaxing “me” time in the form of more frequent pedicures? Check. Flying to Arizona 6 weeks before my due date with my 16 month old son to be a tourist for several days? Check.

So, last October found me, my toddling son, and my dad in Arizona. Watch out Grand Canyon, Sedona, and the state’s back roads, we had some touring to do. Although bed time came early and meals out involved a toddler hanging from blinds and we didn’t do all the typical tourist stuff, I enjoyed visiting a new state and getting some of the travel bug out of my system until my second son is older. But mainly it was priceless to have my dad and my toddler spend some quality time together!

Below are some photos of our little vacation. Enjoy.

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All images © Susannah Allen 2014