Mary Beth is a very talented Berks County photographer herself, and when we met last year and she asked me to photograph her upcoming wedding to Jesse, I admit I was a little intimidated at first. I always feel an extra layer of self-induced anxiety when I'm creating art for another photographer. But I was also honored that another artist would want me to capture their wedding memories for them, so I excitedly agreed!
One of the best parts of photographing another photographer's wedding is that they always allow lots of time for portraits throughout their wedding day. Mary Beth and Jesse have an amazing property, which was also the site of their wedding ceremony and reception, and we took full advantage of the time we had! I was so surprised to show up and see that the soybean field where their ceremony took place was still nice and green so late in the season!! (All of the other fields I had seen in Berks County that week were already brown and/or cleared out!) Oh, and their incredible home (you can see a little bit of it in the photos below) was built by the two of them!! That's yet another reason why their backyard was the perfect place for them to start the rest of their lives together!
I'm so grateful that they asked me to be their photographer, and I'm glad that I agreed! Their wedding day was perfect in every way. It was super laid back and casual, and the DIY elements Mary Beth and Jesse included were gorgeous and fun! Mary Beth and Jesse even retrofitted their old truck into a beer tap! Cult Status, a local band made up of Governor Mifflin Senior High School students, played during the reception and did a fantastic job! The reception was catered by Crow Wagon, a local food truck, and the food was delicious. The bride and groom looked incredible (and so in love), and their little boys (Coleman and Caleb) were so handsome!!
I hope you enjoy this selection of photos from their wedding day. Congratulations again, Nocera Family!!
Videography: Cory Slifka
Cake Artist: Roxanne Shupp
Band: Cult Status
Hair Artist & Make-Up Artist: Jayda Hampton
Officiant: MaryBeth's father!
Catering: Crow Wagon