Imagine peace and serenity. Descending over Mt. Nittany, a radiant sunset casts warm rays over a rippling pool of water. A young girl, bathed in sunlight, wades in the water while delicate flower petals glide around her. That was the glorious backdrop that God blessed us that evening. Since we were photographing on church grounds, it was probably no coincidence that we were gifted with such gorgeous light.

We had extra members of the team capturing Ariana’s momentous photoshoot. The very talented duo from Motion Lighthouse, Skye and Jonathan, were recording all the behind the scenes magic for a promotional video for us. Now I can’t say ALL the moments were magical. An intense allergic sneezing fit came upon me while photographing Ari in the tall grasses. And since she was recovering from hip surgery weeks prior to the shoot, walking wasn’t exactly painless for her. Plus the air was unseasonably cooler for a June day, so those water shots were especially freezing.

Though you would have never known looking at her pictures. Ari was absolutely committed to getting these photos to perfection! We couldn’t have asked for more from a model! Generally, Ariana’s already a natural beauty, and the camera just loves her. Combine that with the beautiful scenery, and the photoshoot was pure magic, or rather, a divine experience! The proof is in the photos below. 😉

But before you scroll, a special thanks to our stylists and team for making this happen!

Model: Ariana Newlen – She’s a photographer’s dream and will give it her very all to get the perfect photo!

Makeup: Lexi Rickard, owner Northeast Beauty Co @northeastbeautyco

Hair: Alayni Caprio @hair.by.alani

Flower Crown: Emily Rickard, owner Pocketful of Posies @emilyspocketful

Location: Harvest Fields, Calvary Church grounds in Boalsburg, PA

Wardrobe: The dress was a wonderful Amazon find!

Photographer: Andrea Knepper

Lighting & Post Production: Joel Knepper

Video crew for our promotional video Skye Chang and Jonathan Hsieh, co-owners of Motion Lighthouse, @motionlighthouse and @tipsy_photographer

Behind the scenes video:

Finished photo gallery:

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