Wraven Design: Blog https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Wraven Design (Wraven Design) Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:08:00 GMT Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:08:00 GMT https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-12/u295381888-o269590206-50.jpg Wraven Design: Blog https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog 120 120 Holiday Minis with a VW Minibus! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/10/holiday-minis-with-a-vw-minibus It's been difficult for me to get excited about the holidays this year, for various reasons, so I had to find something to spark that holiday spirit. These shoots are just one month away! I'm definitely doing one with my family. Want to join the fun?

Check out my Pinspiration board: https://www.pinterest.com/wravendesign/v-dub-holiday/

 

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We're going to have a very special guest for Holiday Minis this year! "Lucy" the 1978 VW Microbus!

On November 20th & 21st @ Wraven Design in York, PA we will be offering 30 min sessions with 15 digital files included ($75 value) for just $150! Sessions will include photos with the minibus and vintage/boho holiday styling (not pictured.)

Great for families, children, couples, or strike your best Instagram poses all by yourself! We all deserve a little extra holiday fun this year! 🌲🚎

Lucy is on loan courtesy of PA Party Wheels

 

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We'll have some special guests at our Spring Mini Sessions this year! Come cuddle baby chicks and ducklings, visiting from the Ritter homestead, on March 26th, 27th & 28th at Wraven Design in York, PA. 


Sessions are $115 for 20mins, 10 image files. Prints, etc available through wraven.com

Sessions must be booked in advance.
 adriane@wraven.com


All guests must wear a mask when not being photographed. Staff will wear masks at all times. Proper sanitization and social distancing practices will be observed.

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Back To School and Senior Portraits https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/back-to-school-and-senior-portraits A lot is changing about how we are preparing for the 2020-2021 school year...

Some students will be navigating the landscape of social distancing and PPE as they return to their school buildings, while others will be attempting structure and focus while learning remotely.

ALL of the parents I know are stressed about this year for a myriad of reasons... We want to make sure that school portraits aren't one of them.

Whether you have a 3rd grader who won't be blessing you with that goofy-grinned and messy-haired school portrait this year or a junior or senior who is bummed that they didn't or won't have a normal prom, we are here to help!

To avoid the client overlap of mini days, Back-to-school Minis will be offered this year, for the months of August and September, as stand-alone sessions at the mini price. Up to 30mins at Wraven Design in York, PA. One outfit. 10 digital files -$95

We'd also hate to see all of the glitter and glam of Homecoming and Prom collecting dust in a closet, so we're now offering Epic Prom/Homecoming Sessions. Available in conjunction with a Senior Session with up to 2 additional wardrobe choices. Approximately 90mins. - $200. Or as a Formalwear-Only session. Approximately 30mins -$95.
(Open to all genders in their suits, tuxes, dresses, or anything in between! Couples welcome. Locations TBD. Digital files, prints, etc available through wraven.com)

So if you have a student or students who will be missing their school portraits this year, or you would just like something other than one pose on that grey modeled background, let's schedule something unique for your family!

Contact adriane@wraven.com or message our Facebook page for booking.

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COVID-19 Information for Current and Future Clients https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/5/covid-19-information As of 5/22/20, York County, PA, will move into the "yellow phase" and we will begin shooting again in socially distanced and responsible ways. Below is some information on how we have been keeping in touch with our clients during this time and how we will be working to keep you and your families safe once we reopen.

 

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2020 Sessions: If we have had to postpone a session from March, April, or May, we can start rescheduling for June onward. New sessions can also start booking tentatively for June onward. All scheduling will remain flexible based on the current state and CDC guidelines so we can make sure to do our best for our clients while navigating changing restrictions. 

2020 Weddings: I feel for you all immensely. I know some of you have had to postpone your weddings already and everyone is tentatively waiting to see how the situation unfolds. I intend on being as flexible as possible in regard to postponements during this unprecedented time. The specifics will be on a case by case basis. If you can please keep me in the loop on if/how you intend to change your plans, we can discuss our options to make sure you still have everything you need for your wedding day. All deposits will still carry over to a new date in 2020 or 2021 and there are no additional fees for postponing to a new date. We are here for you and can help with any planning/photography questions you may have.

We are still booking new weddings for 2020 and 2021. If you are in the initial planning stages of your wedding or have run into scheduling issues with other vendors due to COVID-19, please contact us for availability. We want to help you capture your fairytale.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. We can navigate this time together.

 

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Spring Mini Postponement https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/3/spring-mini-postponement Coronavirus Update:

In compliance with Governor Wolf's closing of nonessential businesses, the Spring Minis set for March 28th & 29th will be postponed. Sessions will be rescheduled to ensure that dates and times work for as many clients as possible when the situation settles enough to do so.

Anyone looking to help offset the effect of this shutdown on small business owners and their families, please consider putting deposits for later in the year down in advance or purchasing gift certificates for loved ones from your favorite local businesses. We appreciate it!

If you have concerns about your scheduled session, please feel free to contact me to discuss our options.

Stay healthy, my lovelies.

xoxo (from inside our own homes 😬😷)

~Adriane

COVID-19 resources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.health.pa.gov/to…/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

 

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20% Off of print orders! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/3/20-off-of-print-orders Never got around to ordering prints and now you have extra free time? Sick of staring at those blank walls around you and looking for a change of scenery? Spend some time traveling down memory lane...

Now through April 30th, all portrait and event galleries from 2012-2020 have been reopened! Order prints and have them shipped directly to your home.

Enjoy 20% off of print orders by using the code "TOGETHER2020" at checkout.

If you need the link to your gallery, let me know!

We're in this together. 💚

~ Wraven Design

visit www.wraven.com and enter your gallery ID to view your photos

($20 minimum order, save up to $100. Can't be combined with any other discount codes, including wedding credit codes.)


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Boudoir Day! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/9/boudoir-day BOUDOIR IS BACK!

Nov 17th
Wraven Design
York, PA

$250 - Dual Wardrobe/20 images or $200 - Single Wardrobe/15 images
$45 - Full Makeup with (optional) lashes
$30 - Soft curls or straightened hair

*BYOB*
Hors d'oeuvres & non-alcoholic beverages
Jewelry and accessories
Nerdoir always encouraged 😉

BOOK NOW! These spots won't last!!

 

 

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May Update! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/6/spring-update  

May was a busy month at Wraven Design! Here are a few of my favorites from the past few weeks.

Justine & Kevin just welcomed their little guy into the world this week. Congratulations to the new family & I can't wait to meet him!

We had a blast with this editorial shoot of James R. Ling and Margaret Onstead for 45 Wheels Luxury Transportation Company. Special thanks to Olivia Barclay Digital Marketer for coordinating!

After Sullivan's May Hematology/Oncology Clinic visit (He's doing splendidly!) we took a trip to Hershey Gardens to see the butterflies and shoot Marlena & Blake's sibling session.

Miss Cara came to visit with her beautiful dark hair.

...and she brought her three older brothers. I think they're in love! ❤️

Christy & Ted had a beautiful boho woodland wedding with succulents and crystal accents.

Christy's Raw diamond ring is beautiful!

Congratulations Christy & Ted!

Mr. Grayson celebrated his second birthday with a few familiar faces: Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Big Bird!

I believe Andrea & Luis found their way to Wraven Design by a twist of fate. Luis was diagnosed with AML, the same leukemia as Sullivan, this year and is currently undergoing treatment. 

Adversity hasn't caused a shortage of smiles for these two or their gorgeous kiddos, however.

Best of luck to you all and I wish you the easiest course of treatment possible, Luis. #noonefightsalone 

May's final wedding officially brought together Erin, Brandon, and little Aurora as one big happy family!

The weather did NOT have our backs for most of the day but rain on your wedding day is lucky, right? Or "ironic" at any rate... haha

I don't think these two will need the luck though... they have plenty of love already!

Nora turned SIX this year! I've been photographing her since she was a baby and it's been wonderful watching her grow.

Always good to end the month with a little magic!

 



As always, a huge thank you to Paige, Emily, and Abby for all of your help with this month's shoots!

Looking forward to big changes in June and July! (..psst, New Studio!!)
 

 

 

 

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Lisa and Corey are two of the sweetest people I have ever met. Their concern for my son during his treatment and my family's well being as a whole was humbling and so very much appreciated. At their wedding, it was evident that they treat everyone in their lives with the same level of care and respect. Every speech by friend and family was heartfelt, hilarious, and touching. There wasn't a dry eye in the venue as the best men and maid of honor went into great detail as to how wonderful Lisa and Corey truly are.

It's been a pleasure to know you both and I hope we continue to remain in each other's lives. 

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Samantha & Hunter 9-15-18 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/2/samantha-hunter-9-15-18 Samantha and Hunter had a beautiful rustic barn wedding at Hann's Lodge in McConnellsburg, PA last September. Samantha looked like a princess in her beautiful beaded lace dress, while Hunter went with the classic suspenders look with matching grey tie. 

It was insanely hot and humid that day but this crew definitely didn't let that stop them from having a fantastic time!


The lodge is a gorgeous mix of rustic barn and glamorous mountain cabin, with outdoor ceremony space and an indoor reception area. 




Special thanks to Samantha and Hunter for being amazing clients!

 

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Tracy and Brian had a beautiful, intimate ceremony at The Bond in York, PA. This was my first time shooting here and I have to say, I love the space! It's simple and industrial which makes the perfect neutral backdrop to let all of your personal details shine. The full wall of windows and gorgeous crystal chandeliers made for just the right amount of sparkle for their winter evening wedding.

Tracy was stunning in a floor-length beaded gown and elegant updo. With her bridesmaids, the groom, and groomsmen all in black, the chic minimalist color palate was complete. In contrast, their gorgeous floral elements contained deep burgundy and amazingly scented pines, which really popped against the black and white.

We even braved the cold to take outdoor shots in the streets of downtown York to continue the urban industrial vibe. (Shout out to Paige for flagging down this car and getting them to turn their high beams on! And to York PD for their cameo!)

Not even a major wardrobe malfunction could stop this couple and their gorgeous blended family from dancing the night away. Tracy and Brian's wedding was definitely a wonderful way to end a difficult year.

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Happy Valentine's Day! Announcing Baby O. https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/2/happy-valentines-day-announcing-baby-o I've known Miss Margaret for a very long time & LOVE working with her. From modeling shots...

...to her beautiful wedding to James this past May.

And now a very special new addition...

Happy Big Brother Status, Lycan!

Congratulations to the whole family!


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A look back at 2018... https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/2/a-look-back-at-2018 To say "a lot happened last year" is the understatement of a lifetime. The first half of 2018 was wonderfully normal. Winter and spring weddings went by without a hitch and we took a lovely trip to NYC in May for my 35th birthday. The June crunch yielded eight weddings in six weeks which is crazy busy but still, pretty normal for June/early July. Then just four days later on July 11th, a pediatrician's appointment turned into an ER trip, which turned into a rare form of leukemia diagnosis for my then six-year-old son, Sullivan. Our world was shattered. He would have to stay at Penn State Children's Hospital for about a month at a time to undergo four intensive rounds of chemo.

(Sully & Dr. Bear)

I could write volumes about this time of our lives but I'll spare you the horror of it all and focus on the business end of things... The fall was a juggling act between living at the children's hospital at Hershey Med with Sully and traveling to photograph weddings and engagements all over central PA. My assistants, Emily & Paige, and my intern, Abby (and her awesome mother, Jenn!) were absolutely indispensable. You ladies had my back when I hadn't slept in weeks and then had to shoot for 6-8hrs straight. You traveled with me, kept me sane(ish) and kept track of my very absent mind during the worst months of my life. I cannot thank you enough. Shortly before Thanksgiving, Sullivan was released from the hospital after his longest and most complicated round of chemo and the subsequent infections resulting from his compromised immune system.

(All attitude as usual)

Sully is officially in remission and although he doesn't attend regular school yet, is still on at home medications, and still has monthly clinic appointments for labs and ophthalmology check-ups, our lives have returned to something resembling normal.

All of my work from 2018 is finally finished, marking the longest turnaround of my career. BY FAR. I can't thank my couples and portrait clients enough for being so patient and understanding with the delays and my scattered brain this past year.

I greatly appreciate that you put your trust in Wraven Design to capture once in a lifetime memories even during such a hectic time.

(Rocking his TMNT and Pikachu.)

 

 

Please enjoy some of my favorite shots from 2018's Weddings by Wraven Design:

 

I am forever grateful for this amazing career that has allowed me to take care of my family while still being able to support them by doing what I love. That being said, last year was definitely a lighter workload and tighter budget, but a new year marks a fresh start for all of us, one that my family is especially thankful to have the opportunity to enjoy. I am currently booking 2019 portrait sessions, including engagements, and 2019 & 2020 weddings. I am so excited to get back to work fulltime, capturing fairytales for more happy couples!

(Kieran, Rowen, and Sullivan ringing in the New Year)

 

To help other families affected by childhood cancer, please consider donating to Four Diamonds

 

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Anyone who knows me knows that NerdLove is my favorite Love. Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Marvel, The Whedonverse, whatever geeky things set your heart aflutter, I'm there. Not least of all, of course, the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter. So when Amy approached me about photographing their Wizardy Wedding next October, I was over the moon. Naturally, their engagement session needed to be just as nerdy. We chose our perfect "Hogwarts," (not bad for Pennsylvania) and set out on the chilliest day of the season to capture Amy and Alex's magical love story. With wand battles - love zaps only, all 7 books, Newt Scamander's suitcase, a homemade Ravenclaw scarf, one of Hedwig's feathers, our very own bowtruckle, and even a visit from a couple of Patronuses, this has definitely been added to my list of favorite sessions. Thank you so much for sharing your magic with us!

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Mack Turns One! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/10/mack-turns-one Happy Birthday, Mack!!

 

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Erika & Will https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/10/erika-will Erika & Will chose an amazing location near Philadelphia. Ridley Creek State Park in Newton Square, PA has beautiful trails and a palatial stone mansion (that is also a wedding venue!) We hiked the trails and wandered around the mansion, searching for the best spots for photos. Can't wait to shoot their wedding in just a few weeks! 

 

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Lauren & Dan, 9-8-18 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/10/lauren-dan-9-8-18 Lauren & Dan had a beautiful wedding on a chilly, rainy day at Wind in the Willows in Grantville, PA. Their short, sweet, and hilarious ceremony was so perfect for them (rings!!) Congratulations you two!

 

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Jane & Ricky, 7-7-18 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/9/jane-ricky-7-7-18 Jane & Ricky's wedding was just four days before my youngest son's Leukemia diagnosis so it has taken me a bit longer to get this slideshow together. I am very appreciative of their patience and understanding. Jane & Ricky's wedding was beautiful! The weather couldn't have been more perfect, with a clear sky and warm breeze. We shot their engagement session at the same location, Lakeview Farms in Dover, PA. It is a gorgeous venue with a large finished barn, horses in green pastures, and of course, the lake. Please enjoy this slideshow of Jane & Ricky's perfect day. 

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Atlee, Half Birthday Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/8/atlee-half-birthday-session Miss Atlee is just as perfectly adorable as her cousin Whitlynn. I loved working with her, wobbles and drool and all! I can't wait to see her back again soon.

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Whitlynn, Half Birthday Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/8/whitlynn-half-birthday-session Miss Whitlynn is the spitting image of her brother Jaxon, who I started photographing as an infant in 2012. Her sweet personality and big brown eyes could win anyone over within the first frame. I'm so glad to have met her! Happy Half Birthday, Whitlynn!

 

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Avery 8-15-18 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/8/avery-8-15-18 Welcome to the world, Miss Avery!

 

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Kendall & Michael https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/8/kendall-michael Kendall & Michael's engagement session was my first shoot back in over a month, after my youngest son's first round of chemo. They were wonderfully flexible and I'm so glad we shot when we did. The moody overcast sky provided the perfect backdrop for wide shots in the field as well as serving as a giant defuser for soft, dreamy fairytale light under the trees. These two are so sweet together & I can't wait for their wedding!

 

Congrats Kendall & Michael. See you in October!

 

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Korrine & Adam 6-29-18 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/8/korrine-adam-6-29-18 Korrine & Adam's luxurious "Wedding of the Century" was truly a unique experience. Korrine is the event coordinator for Foxchase Golf Club in Stevens, PA and they pulled out all the stops for this one, with every corner of the facility decorated in rich jewel tones, jungle foliage, and vintage accessories (including two breathtaking convertibles.) Adam was dressed to the nines in a crisp black tux and bowtie, reminiscent of a certain British secret agent and Korrine's choice of not one, but two intricately crafted beaded gowns sparked in the sun and glittered through the romantically lit reception.
From start to finish, Korrine & Adam's wedding was a unique mix of timeless glamour and personalized details. The wedding featured a collection of music from progressing decades throughout the evening. An art installation hung above the Persian rug aisle/dance floor. As a surprise from the bride's father, rose petals were dropped out of a small plane midway through the evening and guests (and photographers!) watched in awe as they floated down around the dance floor during formal dances. To cap off the amazing day, a jewel-toned sunset provided the perfect backdrop for a portrait session between speeches and dances.

Congratulations Korrine & Adam and thank you for allowing us to capture your Wedding of the Century!

 

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Gaby & Randy 6-23-18 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/gaby-randy-6-23-18 Gaby & Randy, 6-23-18 at Drumore Estate in Pequea, Pennsylvania

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Adeline 6-5-18 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/adeline-6-5-18

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Jennifer & Mark 6-16-18 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/jennifer-mark-6-16-18 Jennifer & Mark

 

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Christy & Ted https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/christy-ted Christy & Ted chose to do their engagement session at Whitetail Lodge in Marysville, PA where their wedding will be held next year. We tromped around in the woods on site to find the perfect spots. A bed of ferns, a little stream, and an open clearing were my favorites. We even found a box turtle toward the end of our session but she wasn't interested in greeting us and hid for her photo with Christy's gorgeous raw diamond engagement ring. Please join me in congratulating Christy & Ted on their engagement!

 

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Elizabeth & Timothy 6-15-18 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/elizabeth-timothy-6-15-18 Elizabeth & Timothy had a wedding fit for the Royals, with an imposing and ornate church ceremony, dove release, and a horsedrawn carriage entrance into their garden cocktail hour. Please enjoy their slideshow below:

 

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Sara & Derek - 6-9-18 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/sara-derek---6-9-18 The venue for Sara & Derek's wedding was just perfect! A beautiful cabin in the mountains with a large deck and just enough lawn space for their intimate ceremony. Family and friends surrounded them, laughed with them, and truly enjoyed each other's company. They even had a unique guest (featured at the end of the slideshow) Please enjoy this recap of their special day.

 

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(Wraven Design) cabin intimate june outdoor pennsylvania photography summer wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/sara-derek---6-9-18 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 14:28:53 GMT
Atticus W. https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/atticus-w So grateful to the Winegardners for allowing me to capture all of their most precious milestones. I have had the pleasure of photographing their engagement, wedding, and now the birth of their first son. Little Atticus is pretty much a clone of his daddy. He really fought sleep during our session, afraid he would miss out on any of the action. (That part might be Mama, haha) At only 10 days, he was already so full of personality and spunk. I can't wait to watch him grow!
 
 

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(Wraven Design) baby family motherhood newborn pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/atticus-w Wed, 27 Jun 2018 22:42:19 GMT
GiaMarie & Stefani 6-3-18 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/giamarie-stefani-6-3-18 From start to finish, this wedding was completely gorgeous. Moonstone Manor in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania is one of my very favorite wedding venues. The Manor itself is palatial, with intricate details and beautiful furnishings. Topped only by the grounds with stone ruins (my favorite part!) and a sprawling field along a bubbling stream as a ceremony location, you really can't beat it for your big day. Gia and Stef just added to the beauty all around them. Afterall, what is better than a beautiful bride? TWO! 

The weather was a bit dodgy, unfortunately, but the rain held back from really pouring until after the ceremony. We were prepared with a very apropos rainbow umbrella and good spirits. All told, it was a perfect day for the joining of two people in love. Please enjoy a glimpse of Gia & Stef's wedding below: 

 

 

Congratulations Gia & Stef! Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your big day! #loveislove

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(Wraven Design) lgbt moonstone outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/giamarie-stefani-6-3-18 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 21:23:56 GMT
Stephanie & Jeffrey, 6-2-18 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/stephanie-jeffrey-6-2-18 Stephanie & Jeffrey's wedding at Bear Mill Estate in Denver, PA.

Congratulations!

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(Wraven Design) family june outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/stephanie-jeffrey-6-2-18 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:50:23 GMT
Nora's 5th Birthday Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/noras-5th-birthday-session I've had the pleasure of photographing Nora since she was a baby. It's been wonderful to watch her grow into such a beautiful little person.

Happy Birthday, Nora!

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(Wraven Design) child farm outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/noras-5th-birthday-session Wed, 16 May 2018 02:13:24 GMT
Beth & Westlinn, Motherhood by Wraven Design https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/beth-westlinn-motherhood-by-wraven-design Beth was the star of one of my favorite pregnancy shoots...

So when she asked to come see me again, I was thrilled to meet her bundle of joy! Little Westlinn is just gorgeous, with that huge gummy grin and rolls on her rolls. (Everyone knows chubby babies are the best!) It was a perfect pre-Mother's Day gift to capture the special bond between mother and baby.

 

 

Happy (early) Mother's Day to all my fellow moms! Sorry for the extra feels and hormones, haha. 

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(Wraven Design) baby breastfeeding family motherhood pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/beth-westlinn-motherhood-by-wraven-design Sat, 12 May 2018 20:56:35 GMT
Margaret & James, May 5th, 2018 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/margaret-james-may-5th-2018 This saturday, Margaret and James tied the knot at Range End Golf Club in Dillsburg, PA. Rolling green hills and blooming trees (finally!) made a perfect backdrop for their ceremony. The weather barely held out for us but we managed to get all of their portraits in before the rain started to fall.  I may have gone a tad overboard with this slideshow as it's admittedly a little long, but Margaret and I have been friends for many years and I know what it's taken for her to get here. James is her happy place. (Jameses are good like that.)

Margaret, Lycan, James, & Molly are now officially a family and I couldn't be happier for them.

Love to you all & Congratulations Onsteads!

~Adriane

 

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(Wraven Design) family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/margaret-james-may-5th-2018 Tue, 08 May 2018 01:21:11 GMT
Allison & Her Boys, Motherhood by Wraven Design https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/allison-her-boys-mommy-me-session  

It's finally Spring in Pennsylvania, though it felt like Summer today. With the weather's improvement, outdoor sessions can finally start! (without anyone freezing their face off, that is.) Allison stopped by tonight for a "Mommy & Me" session with her boys. Trevin, Zane, & Quinn ran around, played on the swingset, and gave Mommy dandelions and big hugs!

I love how these turned out so much that now I want someone to do one for me and my three boys! I think that would make a wonderful Mother's Day present. Please contact adriane@wraven.com to book a session for your own family or to give as a gift!

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(Wraven Design) & child day family me mommy mother's outdoor pennsylvania photography https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/5/allison-her-boys-mommy-me-session Wed, 02 May 2018 23:57:46 GMT
Angela & Fred's Wedding, April 14th, 2018 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/angela-freds-wedding-april-14th-2018 Congratulations, Angela & Fred! Thank you both for allowing me to be a part of your gorgeous day! 

I wish you all the best & many years of love and happiness!

 

 

 

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(Wraven Design) family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait spring wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/angela-freds-wedding-april-14th-2018 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:40:32 GMT
Jennifer & Nevin, Engagement Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/3/jennifer-nevin-engagement-session A behind the scenes look at Jennifer & Nevin's engagement session.


Behind the scenes photos by Emily Nyman

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(Wraven Design) couple engagement lancaster lititz outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait video wedding winter https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/3/jennifer-nevin-engagement-session Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:21:26 GMT
Amanda & Mike https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/3/amanda-mike Congratulations, Amanda & Mike!

Wedding:

Engagement:

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(Wraven Design) couple engagement family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait vintage wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/3/amanda-mike Thu, 01 Mar 2018 19:25:00 GMT
Jenna & Pete https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/jenna-pete Congratulations Jenna & Pete!

Wedding:

Engagement:

 

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(Wraven Design) engagement outdoor pennsylvania photographer photography portrait wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/jenna-pete Wed, 28 Feb 2018 19:25:00 GMT
2017 Wedding Recap https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/2017-wedding-recap 2017 was a big year for Wraven Design. It was the first year we started advertising with The Knot. Thirty weddings later, we capped off our busiest year yet! These are some of my favorite shots. Thank you and congratulations to all of my couples!

Special thanks to my wonderful Assistants, Emily Nyman and Paige Durborow! I couldn't have done it without you two!

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(Wraven Design) 2017 engagement highlights outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait recap wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/2017-wedding-recap Mon, 01 Jan 2018 18:42:00 GMT
Self-Esteem and Domestic Abuse https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/self-esteem-and-domestic-abuse Self-Esteem is a complex subject, especially for women. In a society where virtually every form of media is telling us we need to change our looks and ourselves to become some preconceived idea of perfect, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy sense of self. For those that have been the victims of domestic abuse, the struggle is exponentially harder. Whether your abuse has been emotional, sexual, physical, or some horrifying combination therein, finding the confidence to get out can be crippling. The abuse tears you down into a shell of your former self and that damage can last well after the relationship is over. Once you have made that brave and terrifying step into the light, getting back to any sense of who you used to be can seem impossible. Support from friends, family, and trained professionals is crucial but the real strength must come from within. Finding the things that make you feel confident in yourself is paramount. Whether it's the joy of being an amazing mom, supporting others in your community, taking up yoga, creating art, or even silly little things like rocking a new outfit or a new pair of shoes; every tiny bit of self-care is a boost in confidence and a step back to your best self. 

When I host boudoir days, the focus is on my clients. Yes, the photos are often gifts for their significant others but the real gift is that moment when a woman sees herself in the mirror and I see that little smile and glint in her eyes. That "Damn, I look good!" moment. When the photos come back and I hear the confidence come from these women, it is truly uplifting.  Those comments of "I didn't think I could look so sexy!" and "I look FIERCE! Thank you!" are what these days are all about. We have a great group of professional women who come together to lift up other women. We are here for each other. We vent, we laugh, we primp and pamper and photograph. By the end of the day, every one of us is better for it. I wish that everyone could experience this sense of community and empowerment.

I know the sessions come at a cost, as we are all business women, supporting ourselves and our children with our creative careers, but in the end, it is not really about the money. It's about supporting each other in any way we can. This is why we will be gifting a complete boudoir session, including full hair and makeup and a relaxing massage, to a local domestic abuse survivor. In the grand scheme of life, it is a small gesture but I hope it will have a big impact and not only help her move onward and upward for herself and her children but also raise awareness of this all too frequent issue in our society. In the US alone, one in four women will become a victim of violent domestic abuse in her lifetime. If you include psychological and sexual abuse, the statistics are even more startling at nearly half of us having experienced some form of abuse from someone who was supposed to love us. Every 9 seconds another woman has her life and her confidence in herself changed forever.

I for one will be doing everything in my power to bring that confidence back.

More information on Wraven Design Boudoir Days:

http://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/summer-boudoir-day

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(Wraven Design) boudoir pennsylvania photography portrait survivor https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/self-esteem-and-domestic-abuse Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:09:32 GMT
Summer Boudoir Day! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/summer-boudoir-day  

Wraven Design is hosting another Boudoir Day, this time in a brand new location!

Saturday July 8th in a beautiful historical home in Lancaster PA

 

Come out and join the fun! Boudoir days are a great opportunity to escape from work, kids, life... Hang out with the girls, joke, laugh, vent and most importantly, feel beautiful and SEXY in your own skin.

Event is BYOB wtih non-alcoholic refreshments and Hors d'oeuvres provided. All sessions include professional hair and makeup by Cosmic Joy and the option of a massage by our licensed massage therapist, Alainna to cap off your day of pampering and relaxation.

 

Packages:

 

Cheeky $259

Professional Hair & Makeup

30 min session with 1 outfit/set

Optional Massage

10 images on custom wooden USB

 

Fishnet $359

Professional Hair & Makeup

45 min session with 2 outfits/sets

Optional Massage

20 images on custom wooden USB

20 page 8x8” Little Black Book

 

Stiletto $459

Professional Hair & Makeup

60 min session with up to 3 outfits/sets

Optional Massage

30 images on custom wooden USB

20 page 8x8” Little Black Book

Custom Boutique Packaging

 

Gift Certificates are available for purchase if you would like to give a session as a gift. (Both to give your lady or friend a session for themselves or Ladies, to give that special someone an "IOU Sexiness" certificate!)

Additional shoot time/outfit changes are available for a custom fee. Please see me for details. Additional digital images available for $50 per 10 files. Session fee is due in order to reserve session.

PLEASE NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please arrive an hour and a half before your session time for hair & makeup. Everyone* is welcome to come early and enjoy the day! (*clients only* No “chaperones” will be permitted at this event in order to protect the modesty of other clients. Thank you for understanding.)

 

PLEASE discuss makeup, hair, wardrobe and grooming with me BEFORE your session. Details matter! Let's customize your session... Love literature? Try the sexy librarian look. Nerdoir is my favorite! Does your significant other have a special fandom that trips their trigger? Bring it up! We can make your session unique to your personality and/or that of your partner through wardrobe and props.

As long at the concepts are tasteful, I'm always open to helping every client create the look that is unique to them and sure to please…

 

Email adriane@wraven.com or contact me via my facebook page for booking!

Wardrobe & posing inspiration is available here:

http://www.pinterest.com/wravendesign/boudoir/

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(Wraven Design) boudoir event pennsylvania photography portrait summer https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/summer-boudoir-day Wed, 31 May 2017 23:55:47 GMT
Win The Caribbean Wedding of Your Dreams! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/win-the-caribbean-wedding-of-your-dreams Wraven Design is partnering with Bluewater Luxury Suites to give one lucky couple their dream wedding on the breathtaking island of Aruba!

We want to hear your love story! Share your story in 1,000 words or less and enter for a chance to win a wedding you and your guests will never forget! Entries are due by Dec 26th, 2016 or as soon as the contest reaches 200 entries, whichever comes first.

All entries are subject to a $200 entry fee. Fee will be refunded for the winning essay. All fees will be returned in the event that no winner is chosen.

If your essay is chosen you will win a wedding package for up to 50 people. This package includes venue rental fee, wedding planner and coordinator, appetizers, dinner, transportation to and from the beach wedding location. Photography package with Wraven Design, wedding cake, and flowers & decorations to make your big day everything you've ever imagined. The package also includes accommodations for 16 people for 6 days at Blue Water Luxury Suites. The bride and groom will have a private wedding suite. Airfare is not included. There are also many optional add-ons that can be discussed upon winning. These options are not limited to, steel drums, bands, MC, upgraded photography packages, makeup and beauty packages and so forth. If you wish it, we can help you make it happen! 


Photography Package Includes: 
Full Coverage by Wraven Design for your wedding day, from the getting ready process through the ceremony and reception.

A Private Gallery on wraven.com

Professional Editing & Retouching of All Finished Images

All finished images as High Resolution Files on a Custom Wooden USB Drive.

Print Release for Personal Use.
 

 

Available Upgrades May Include:

Trash the Dress Session
Wedding Album(s)
Print Credit via wraven.com
Canvases, Metal Prints, Wooden Prints & Other Wall Decor Items
Custom Photo Gifts
Engagement Session (*depending on home location of winners, subject to travel fees)

Anything you may want to add, we can discuss.

 

So tell us what makes your love special. How did you meet? Are there unique circumstances surrounding your lives? Let us know why you need this amazing destination wedding experience!

 Entry fees (via PayPal) and essays can be submitted to Melissa@arubabridetobe.com

The winning essay will be announced on or before Jan 2nd, 2017.

Prize must be redeemed within the 2017 Calendar Year.



Details and additional information available at:

http://www.arubabridetobe.com/

http://bluewatersuites.com/


(all featured photos were taken in The Dominican Republic and are for inspiration only.)

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(Wraven Design) contest destination photography wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/win-the-caribbean-wedding-of-your-dreams Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:52:23 GMT
Holiday Boudoir Event - November 12th https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/holiday-boudoir-event---november-12th

Wraven Design is Getting Cheeky at Caboose Farm again!

Saturday November 12th at Jefferson house in Sabillasville, MD 

Come out and join the fun! Boudoir days are a great opportunity to escape from work, kids, life... hang out with the girls, joke, laugh, vent and feel beautiful and SEXY in your own skin. Hot Mamas welcome! Show off that belly!

Indoor sets can include bedrooms, large windows, leather furniture, beautiful kitchen (think Susie Homemaker Pin up!) and abundant outdoor sets optional – weather permitting.

Event is BYOB, refreshments and Hors d'oeuvres provided

Packages:

 

Cheeky $199

30 mins

1 outfit/set

10 images on custom wooden USB

 

Fishnet $299

45 mins

2 outfits/sets

20 images on custom wooden USB

20 page 8x8” Little Black Book

 

Stiletto $399

60 mins

Up to 3 outfits/sets

30 images on custom wooden USB

20 page 8x8” Little Black Book

Custom Boutique Packaging perfect for holiday gift giving
 

Gift Certificates are available for purchase if you would like to give a session as a gift. (Both to give your lady or friend a session for themselves or Ladies, to give that special someone an "IOU sexiness" certificate!)


Professional MUA/Stylist Cosmic Joy will be on site.  Makeup is a special rate of $25 per person and hair will be $40-60 depending on length and desired style (a current photo of your hair will need to be sent to my MUA prior to your session for a quote). I highly recommend utilizing Joy's services. She does flawless work and getting pampered really makes you feel excited and ready for your session. It sounds superficial but all the girly fuss makes you feel like you can take on the world! That confidence really comes through in your photos. 


Past collaborations between Wraven Design & Cosmic Joy

Additional shoot time/outfit changes are available for a custom fee. Please see me for details. Additional digital images available for $50 per 10 files. Session fee is due in order to reserve session. PLEASE NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please arrive at least 30mins prior to your session time in order to change & relax. Please arrive an hour and a half before your session time if you are booking professional hair & make up. Everyone* is welcome to come early and enjoy the day! (*clients only* No “chaperones” will be permitted at this event in order to protect the modesty of other clients. Thank you for understanding.)

PLEASE discuss makeup, hair, wardrobe and grooming with me BEFORE your session. Details matter! Let's customize your session... Love literature? Try the sexy librarian look. Nerdoir is my favorite! Does your significant other have a special subject that trips his or her.. trigger? Bring it up! We can make your session unique to your personality and that of your partner through wardrobe and props. As long at the concepts are tasteful, I'm always open to helping every client create the look that is unique to them and sure to please!

Email me at adriane@wraven.com

or contact me via my facebook page for booking!

Wardrobe inspiration is available here:

http://www.pinterest.com/wravendesign/boudoir/

http://www.pinterest.com/wravendesign/snow-bunnies/

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(Wraven Design) boudoir caboose lingerie maryland pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/holiday-boudoir-event---november-12th Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:03:31 GMT
Blue Hound Farm Children's Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/blue-hound-farm-childrens-session I'm in the midst of packing for vacation so a full blog post just isn't on the menu but I couldn't skip sharing my favorites of these two gorgeous little girls. Enjoy!

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(Wraven Design) animals child family farm outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait sisters sunset https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/blue-hound-farm-childrens-session Fri, 12 Aug 2016 01:02:34 GMT
Laramie & Brandon's Epic Ranch Engagement Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/laramie-brandons-epic-ranch-engagement-session

The Clark Family Ranch covers approximately one thousand acres of farmland & forests in Hustontown Pennsylvania, with one hundred horses grazing in their pastures. So when Laramie Clark approached me to photograph she and Brandon's engagement photos, I was ecstatic! An unusually short turnaround from booking to shooting, I only had a week to wait for our sunset session. Upon arriving at the farm around six last night, my wonderful assistant Emily and I were greeted by the couple's very enthusiastic puppies Eva and Roxy. Shorts and puppy nails do not mix and I ended up with a lovely souvenir from the evening in the form of an 18” scratch down my thigh.  Eva is lucky she’s cute… with that one floppy ear and a head tilt, I forgave her right away. After introductions with the human clients, including Laramie’s mother, Tina, we wandered through one of their stables and gathered three beautiful horses to feature in the couple’s portraits. After walking the horses down a short path, we all piled into a large Polaris ATV (Five adults and two dogs, leading three horses) and made our way over hills and down into a glen to Fortune Teller Creek. Once we were there, we braved the overgrowth (with limited snake jokes) and brought Sadie down to the water.

After shooting with the three of them in the creek we made our way back to the ATV, wet shoes and all. Navigating back out of the glen, under fallen trees and around drop offs from where the rain washed away the trail was an interesting experience. After dropping off the horses, we took the ATV up a large hill into an open field filled with horses. I haven’t spent much time around these beautiful animals so this was a completely new site for me. That large of a group, free of reigns, running together was rather majestic and reminded me of old western movies. Shooting in the middle of a herd was a bit jarring but I only had one close call. Otherwise they were a gorgeous addition to the landscape of our portraits.

 



After working with the horses, the group of us wandered around the farm on foot and by ATV to several more hidden little locations, finding different lighting opportunities and surroundings to add variety to their session.
 

Two hours after we arrived, our shoot was finished and we headed home to a long night of editing. I always say that it’s not a great shoot unless I come home injured or filthy. This definitely qualified and was so very worth it. I can’t wait to shoot Laramie & Brandon’s wedding next May. Congratulations on your engagement!

Please enjoy some of my favorites from their session below:

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(Wraven Design) engagement epic farm horses outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait ranch https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/laramie-brandons-epic-ranch-engagement-session Fri, 05 Aug 2016 22:26:01 GMT
My Favorite Aspects of Wedding Photography https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/my-favorite-aspects-of-wedding-photography

 

I had a prospective wedding client as me what my favorite parts about weddings/wedding photography are...

"I'm a sucker for the romance... I'm not a girly girl but try as I may, first dances, stolen glances, the little hand holds when no one (but my camera) is watching.. it all gets me right in the feels. Concerning the photography aspect. I love the details... Ring shots, candy displays, the lace and beading on wedding dresses, cuff links & ties, tablescapes and floral arrangements... All of the tiny details that brides put so much care into are so much fun to capture... But my favorite thing has to be playing with light... Deep, dramatic shadows and colors with that glowy "golden hour" sunset lighting.. I love to take my couples away from everyone (only briefly, I promise) either between the ceremony and reception or sometime after dinner between important reception traditions, and just bring the two of you to some intimate little corner garden, at the top of a hill in the setting sun or nestled among the trees where the light is just right... then I'll ask you to ignore me. Just talk... hold hands, hug, steal kisses.. and I capture that dynamic that exists between the two of you on the happiest day of your lives... once the stress of it all is over, the commitment has been made and all you have left to do is enjoy each other. That is my favorite part."

 

 

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(Wraven Design) pennsylvania photography wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/my-favorite-aspects-of-wedding-photography Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:54:55 GMT
Amber & Shane's Epic Paint Balloon Engagement Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/amber-shanes-colorful-engagement-session  

After Amber found me on The Knot, we talked about how to make their engagement session truly epic. She told me that both of them were very competitive so naturally I knew we had to make a game out of things. We shot more "traditional" images first which will be finished at a later date. Once those were done, they broke out the balloons. One exploded before we even got started & you can see the shock in their faces! After a hilarious battle, Amber claimed her victory and her prize... although it looks more like Shane claimed her. I had such a blast this evening! Thank you both for indulging my strange idea and making it come to life. Congratulations on your engagement! 

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(Wraven Design) couple engagement epic outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/amber-shanes-colorful-engagement-session Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:50:35 GMT
Haidyn Elise, Fighter. https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/haidyn-elise-fighter Haidyn Elise was born 9/6/12 at 7lbs, 8oz at 4:22am. She was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition where babies have an accumulation of excess cerebrospinal fluid (or CSF) in the brain. When she was born she was taken to the NICU for fluid in her lungs as well but she was able to go home five days later. The neurosurgeon assigned to her case choses to wait before performing brain surgery for her VP shunt placement to see if the hydrocephalus would improve on its own. 

At eight months it was determined Haidyn did indeed need the shunt placement. On April 22, 2013 she had her first ever (and only, so far) brain surgery for VP shunt placement. This means there is a device in her brain that allows the excess cerebrospinal fluid to drain into a connected tube. This tube travels all the way to Haidyn's belly where it is reabsorbed. She hasn't needed any revisions or replacements so far. Haidyn’s progress is remarkable as she is doing everything the doctors said she wouldn't be able to do and more! She has been seen by Birth Through Five (an Early Intervention program through the state of Maryland) since she was an infant to help with her development.

I met Haidyn last summer when we did our first shoot together. She has quite a personality! Haidyn is sweet and funny and always a pleasure to photograph. She may need a little extra patience and understanding so her processing time can catch up but we always create beautiful work together. She has a few sensory issues, particularly an aversion to the texture of grass but with the help of her amazing parents, Meghan and Bryan, she is learning handle them and so am I. A few concessions for textures or situations she is uncomfortable with, and we can have a lot of fun with our sessions! Since we’ve met, Miss Haidyn has done two storybook sessions as Tinkerbell and Little Red Riding Hood with her puppy Killi (named for the JRR Tolkien character… Nerds after my own heart!) as well as photos for her third birthday and a Christmas shoot with her cousin.

She has made so much progress that she was discharged from physical therapy on June 1, 2016! Haidyn has caught up to the curve and the physical therapists no longer need to intervene. What great news!! To celebrate, we did a special session today with another tiny yet resilient soul. Little Hope is a four-day old fawn who has taken to Haidyn so quickly! They are clearly the best of friends, sharing kisses and hugs while exploring the field at Wraven Design.

At the end of the summer we are planning another Storybook session for Haidyn’s fourth birthday as Belle from Beauty & the Beast. I for one can’t wait! I’m so proud of you, little Haidyn for beating the odds, surpassing all expectation and growing into such a wonderful little girl!

*** More Images of Haidyn and Hope ***

6/7/16 EDIT: Due to popular demand... The little fawn is coming back to Wraven Design! She'll be a bit bigger but will still have her spots. Sign up for your Call of the Wild mini session on Facebook or www.wraven.com

$95 - Call of the Wild  Fawn Mini Session$95 - Call of the Wild Fawn Mini SessionCall of the Wild Fawn Mini Sessions
$95
20mins, One outfit
Includes 10 digital images
(with print release)
and one 8x10” print
June 25th in Etters, PA

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(Wraven Design) child outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait toddler wildlife https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/haidyn-elise-fighter Fri, 03 Jun 2016 22:09:43 GMT
Wedding Referral Bonus https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/wedding-referral-bonus Wedding Referral Bonus: Anyone who recommends me to a couple that officially books a wedding with Wraven Design will receive $100 in credit toward a session fee or their own wedding. Offer valid on all 2016 & 2017 weddings with contracts signed after 6/1/2016. Thank you!

 

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(Wraven Design) baby bonus child family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait referral wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/wedding-referral-bonus Tue, 31 May 2016 15:05:24 GMT
Fairy Day 2016! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/fairy-day-2016  

 

Saturday April 16th will be a special event at Wraven Design, Fairy Day! Fairy or Hobbit sessions will be open to children 6mos and older and adults. Sessions will be outdoors (rain date TBD) in Lewisberry PA with woodland and lake scenery available. Sessions are up to 30mins, include one fae-themed outfit and 10 digital images for $80. Please contact me for booking before paying via the website and to discuss wardrobe.

Wardrobe options can be provided by Wraven Design or the client or a combination of the two. I have many options for small children.

(smoke and fire are digital magic)

 

Celebrate Spring with us!

 

Please email adriane@wraven.com or visit me on Facebook for booking

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(Wraven Design) baby child fae fairy family hobbit outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/fairy-day-2016 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:06:38 GMT
How to Feel Sexy In Your Own Skin https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/spring-boudoir-is-booking-now  

Wraven Design is Getting Cheeky at Caboose Farm again!

Saturday April 23rd at Washington house in Sabillasville, MD 

http://caboosefarm.net/main-house/ for images.

Come out and join the fun! Boudoir days are a great opportunity to escape from work, kids, life.. hang out with the girls, joke, laugh, vent and feel beautiful and SEXY! in your own skin. Hot Mamas welcome! Show off that belly!

Indoor sets can include bed(s), leather bench, large windows, white window seat, stone fireplace, beautiful kitchen (think Susie Homemaker Pin up!) a gorgeous bathroom for makeup shots and a full bath tub for those that dare to go bare (with well-placed bubbles of course!), abundant outdoor sets optional – weather permitting.

 

Event is BYOB, refreshments and Hors d'oeuvres provided

$200 Boudoir Mini - 30 mins of shooting, one outfit, 10 digital images.

$300 Boudoir Session - 60 mins of shooting, two outfits, 15 digital images, “Little Black Book” – 5” square, 20 pages, black linen cover OR $50 in print credit through wraven.com

Gift Certificates are available for purchase if you would like to give a session as a gift. (Both to give your lady or friend a session for themselves or Ladies, to give that special someone an "IOU sexiness" certificate!)

 

 

Additional shoot time/outfit changes are available for a custom fee. Please see me for details. Additional digital images available for $50 per 10 files. $100 deposit is due in order to reserve session. PLEASE NO EXCEPTIONS.

Professional MUA/Stylist will be on site.  Makeup is a special rate of $30 per person and hair will be $30-60 depending on length and desired style (a current photo of your hair will need to be sent to my MUA prior to your session for a quote) I highly recommend utilizing Joy's services. She does flawless work and getting pampered really makes you feel excited and ready for your session. It sounds superficial but all the girly fuss makes you feel like you can take on the world! That confidence really comes through in your photos.

Please arrive at least 30mins prior to your session time in order to change & relax. Please arrive an hour and a half before your session time if you are booking professional hair & make up. Everyone* is welcome to come early and enjoy the day! (*clients only* No “chaperones” will be permitted at this event in order to protect the modesty of other clients. Thank you for understanding.)

PLEASE discuss makeup, hair, wardrobe and grooming with me BEFORE your session. Details matter! Let's customize your session... Love literature? Try the sexy librarian look. Nerdoir is my favorite! Does your significant other have a special subject that trips his or her.. trigger? Bring it up! We can make your session unique to your personality and that of your partner through wardrobe and props. As long at the concepts are tasteful, I'm always open to helping every client create the look that is unique to them and sure to please!

Email me at adriane@wraven.com

or contact me via my facebook page for booking!

Wardrobe inspiration is available here:

http://www.pinterest.com/wravendesign/boudoir/

http://www.pinterest.com/wravendesign/snow-bunnies/

 
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(Wraven Design) boudoir caboose lingerie maryland pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/spring-boudoir-is-booking-now Tue, 19 Jan 2016 22:43:58 GMT
Valentine's Day Boudoir: Getting Cheeky at Caboose Farm https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/valentines-day-boudoir-getting-cheeky-at-caboose-farm

Wraven Design is Getting Cheeky at Caboose Farm again!

Sunday Jan 17th. We have secured an entire 7 bedroom house in Sabillasville, MD 

http://caboosefarm.net/main-house/ for images.

Indoor sets can include bed(s), leather bench, large windows, white window seat, stone fireplace, beautiful kitchen (think Susie Homemaker Pin up!) a gorgeous bathroom for makeup shots and a full bath tub for those that dare to go bare (with well-placed bubbles of course!), abundant outdoor sets optional – weather permitting. Hot Mamas welcome! Show off that belly!

Event is BYOB, refreshments and Hors d'oeuvres provided

$200 Boudoir Mini - 30 mins of shooting, one outfit, 10 digital images.

$300 Boudoir Session - 60 mins of shooting, two outfits, 15 digital images, “Little Black Book” – 5” square, 20 pages, black linen cover OR $50 in print credit through wraven.com

Gift Certificates are available for purchase if you would like to give a session as a holiday gift.

Additional shoot time/outfit changes are available for a custom fee. Please see me for details. $100 deposit is due in order to reserve session. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Professional MUA/Stylist Will be on site.  Makeup is a special rate of $25 per person and hair will be $30-60 depending on length (a current photo of your hair will need to be sent to my MUA prior to your session for a quote)

Please arrive at least 30mins prior to your session time in order to change & relax. Please arrive an hour and a half before your session time if you are booking professional hair & make up. Everyone* is welcome to come early and enjoy the day! (*clients only* No “chaperones” will be permitted at this event in order to protect the modesty of other clients. Thank you for understanding.)

PLEASE discuss make up, hair, wardrobe and grooming with me BEFORE your session. Details matter!

Ideas are available here:

 

http://www.pinterest.com/wravendesign/boudoir/

http://www.pinterest.com/wravendesign/snow-bunnies/

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(Wraven Design) boudoir gifts lingerie maryland pennsylvania photography portrait valentine's https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/valentines-day-boudoir-getting-cheeky-at-caboose-farm Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:07:04 GMT
Wraven Design Goes West! ATTN: Missoula, MT. https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/wraven-design-goes-west-attn-missoula-mt  

 

Wraven Design is looking for couples who are planning a 2016 or 2017 wedding in Missoula, MT or the surrounding areas and are in need of a photographer. LGBT and offbeat couples more than welcome! Adjusted rates are always available for destinations I personally seek out. Packages 3, 4 & 5 will be $300 off and only a single photographer. Engagement sessions & fees can also be waived. Please contact me to discuss date, location and budget. Congratulations on your engagements and happy planning!

 

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(Wraven Design) destination dress missoula montana offbeat outdoor photography portrait vintage wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/wraven-design-goes-west-attn-missoula-mt Sat, 12 Dec 2015 16:51:47 GMT
How wardrobe can make or break a shoot. 7 questions to ask to avoid aesthetic disaster. https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/how-wardrobe-can-make-or-break-a-shoot-7-questions-to-ask-to-avoid-aesthetic-disaster

 

Wardrobe can make or break a photoshoot. One of the most frequent questions I receive from portraiture clients is “What should we wear?” Clothing choice can easily take an ordinary session to extraordinary and vice versa so it should always be discussed prior to the day of one’s session. Here are a few questions I have found come up either from myself or clients, while choosing perfect portrait wardrobe.


What is your end goal for this session? What type of products do you plan on purchasing?


Wardrobe choices are vastly different when creating wall canvases vs birthday party invites or holiday cards. Date-specific items can and should feature seasonal wardrobe, holiday color schemes and weather-appropriate clothing choices. You wouldn’t want bathing suits on your Christmas cards or the family in red & green for your summer birthday invites. However, when creating portraits for long term in-home display, a more neutral approach is advised. This is NOT to say everyone should break out the jeans and white T-shirts (…please don’t.) Choosing colors that are found in the room of your home that you wish to display the photos is a perfect way to help wall portraits feel like they belong there and are part of your home’s decor. Colors should however remain fairly muted or neutral so portraits can convey if the décor in your home happens to change in a year or two.

 



Should we all match?

If the session is for a family, couple or group of children, this question often comes up. The short answer is I would suggest coordination over matching. Choosing a color scheme of three or four colors will help family members look as if they all belong in the photo without being too “matchy matchy,” which looks dated and overdone. Try not to include all the same colored tops or bottoms either. Mom in a burgundy top while daughter has burgundy in the pattern of her skirt and dad in his tie is an example of a great way to spread out the color while bringing everyone’s outfits together. The exception to this rule is of course twins or multiples. It's fair game to match the outfits of twins and coordinate outfits with other family members.



What colors should I choose?

I will always suggest neutral, muted, jewel tones or pastels over BRIGHTS. These colors are more likely to convey between changes in the decoration of one’s own home and also coordinate with Grandma’s living room and Aunt Jess’s kitchen when you share portraits with loved ones. There are also other issues with brights and neons to take into account. A frustrating side effect of the current trend toward 80s throwback neon is color cast. This is when the colors from clothing, blankets, and sometimes walls and other surroundings actually reflect on the skin of subjects in a photo. This is especially prevalent in babies and toddlers who tend to have “less neck,” placing their cute little cherub cheeks right in direct reflection of that bright watermelon pinky-orange shirt. A good photographer can avoid this in many lighting situations or at least clean it up in post but the process is time consuming and runs the risk of creating an over retouched look which effects the overall quality of your portraits. These neons often seem to glow with modern DSLRs and post-processing techniques as well which is distracting from the faces of clients which should be the focus of portraiture.


Do you recommend avoiding prints or logos?

Yes and no. A tiny logo on a polo shirt or a polka dotted skirt on one family member would be just fine. Mixing a ton of prints (an entire family in plaid shirts for instance) becomes busy, distracting and difficult to edit. Slogans, licensed characters and graphic Ts will definitely date your photos and take away from the overall longevity of your portraits. The exception to this of course is a “First Birthday” onesie on your tiny toddler.. those photos will always be from his or her first birthday so things of this nature are fine. Including characters can be problematic due to the fluctuating tastes of children as well. That Elsa T-shirt may be her very favorite thing EVER this week but next week she is all about Anna and you are no longer able to have family portraits on display without hearing about it from your precocious preschooler every five minutes. (Can you tell I have children?) Sticking to solid colors or subtle prints for portraits can avoid this issue of future frustration.



 

What if we want to do a theme?

I LOVE this question. I am all about vintage styling and themes. I will always suggest adding timeless touches such as bow ties, suspenders, retro or classic jewelry and fedoras or newsboys caps to portrait wardrobe. I also advise choosing timeless shoe styles such as mary janes, boots, or even chucks/converse sneakers over obviously modern sneakers, crocs, or character-clad shoes. This same goes for coats. For fall or winter wardrobe, a pea coat or sweater will always trump a bright pink puffy Dora the Explorer coat for creating a timeless memory. A theme shoot such as a specific fairytale, book, movie, time period, etc. is also a great way to spice up portraits and create a unique memory for years to come. When considering themes, I always ask…



What do you/your children like?

It may seem obvious but finding out what a client is into is a great way to tailor a session to their personalities. You can plan the most detailed and perfect Cinderella shoot imaginable and it will turn out horribly if the little girl is a Sleeping Beauty fan and pouts in all of her photos. If you plan a rustic country barn shoot for a high school senior in a rock band, you’re probably getting angry teen face if not an all-out refusal to participate.. so always discuss specific likes and dislikes when planning themed shoots. Happy kids make for much better portraits.

 



What should I do for prep?

In addition to the clothing and accessories aspects of wardrobe there is the often overlooked grooming. Grooming, manscaping! Whatever you call it, it is vastly important. Nails should be freshly painted or completely void of polish, well-manicured or trimmed and CLEAN. Fingers and toes if they will be seen. Men should shave or shape their scruff or beards. I am all about facial hair if it is well manscaped but a straggly beard looks unkempt. All the appropriate shaving, plucking and waxing should be considered for women as well. This is especially important for boudoir photos. Now, that is not to say that everyone HAS to do these things. If you are a little more au naturel, that’s a personal choice. Just be aware what will show up in photos.. if you don’t want it there, please do your best to groom it away beforehand. Your photographer will thank you profusely. Conversely, scars, beauty marks, moles, etc that you WANT in photos, please inform us of this beforehand or during the shoot so they don't end up being mistakenly edited out.

 



Additional tips:

Clients should avoid messy/staining foods and beverages before sessions as well. Kool-aid mouth and spaghetti-o face are as problematic and frustrating as the neon color cast issue. I will often have extra wipes on hand for last minute messes.. kids happen.. but I encourage clients to avoid anything that may stain, just in case. This also includes mid-shoot beverages or rewards. I am absolutely not above doling out cheerios to appease a fussy baby. They are small (limited chipmunk cheeks), easily eaten quickly, and make minimum mess. Rewards such as lollipops, M&Ms or gummies are advised against due to the food dye mess and stickiness on faces, hands and props or wardrobe.

All told, wardrobe and details are an essential conversation to have between client(s) and photographer. Always ask if you have questions. Discussing even the silliest detail before a session can make all the difference in the finished portraits.

For additional inspiration, please visit Wraven Design on Pinterest for wardrobe idea boards.

http://www.pinterest.com/wravendesign

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(Wraven Design) baby child engagement family fantasy grooming outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait toddler vintage wardrobe https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/how-wardrobe-can-make-or-break-a-shoot-7-questions-to-ask-to-avoid-aesthetic-disaster Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:43:54 GMT
Engagements & Weddings by Wraven Design https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/engagements-weddings-by-wraven-design Wedding days are hectic. Months, sometimes years.. (or a lifetime) of planning comes together in that one special day. Things don't always go according to said plan and details change but at the end of the day no one remembers the tiny disasters.. They remember the look of joy on the couple's faces, the laughter and the love shared by friends and family. Months and years into the future, those memories are kept alive in the photos of the day. Wraven Design strives to capture those memories in a rich fairytale style and preserve them for a lifetime. Now booking 2015 engagement sessions and 2016 & 2017 weddings. Please take a moment to view my new portfolio slideshow and see the memories of my beautiful couples. As always, Wraven Design is an avid supporter of LGBT and Offbeat weddings.

You may also peruse the investment section for pricing information.

Thank you all & Happy Planning!

~Adriane xo

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(Wraven Design) LGBT carolina coast deleware dress east engagement jersey maryland new north offbeat ohio outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait vintage virginia wedding york https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/engagements-weddings-by-wraven-design Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:32:07 GMT
Inspiration. https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/inspiration Inspiration comes from the strangest places.. A song, a book, a feeling... sometimes a combination of things. This shoot came about from the pesky scratching at the back of your brain that one gets when you can't remember where you've heard a song before. I was searching YouTube for a movie clip that I knew one of my favorite songs was used in. Instead, I found a Hugo Boss Night ad staring Ryan Reynolds which featured it. (Enjoy it here)

"Angel" by Massive Attack and this ad were stuck in my mind. I had to recreate the feeling of that little window in time. Naturally, I called James Ling. The scheduling gods finally smiled upon us, giving us a chance to work together again after almost an entire year. He knocked it out of the park per usual.. These are a few of my favorites. I hope we have successfully captured the feeling of the track and a bit of Mr. Reynolds' mojo.. although I also see quite a bit of Mr. Bond here as well. Spyface. Is anyone else excited to see Spectre?

Please show James a little love on his new Facebook page, become a fan, poke around and see what he's up to.. and don't forget to check in with Wraven Design on Facebook for more updates and portraits. x

~Adriane

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(Wraven Design) James actor model pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/inspiration Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:34:37 GMT
We're Getting Cheeky at Caboose Farm Again! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/2/were-getting-cheeky-at-caboose-farm-again

I was lying awake and thinking last night about many things.. among them was the desire to do boudoir photography much, much more often. I love it! I love giving women the opportunity to feel sexy, desirable, sultry, comfortable in her own skin.. and little else. I love the rush of the look on her face when she sees herself the way I see her. I love the smile, the look of awe.. I love the quickly thought of and abruptly spoken comments of "I love my curves in this shot!" or "My ass looks fantastic!" ...those little utterances of confidence are what makes it all worth it. All women deserve to have that ego boost. That sense of self. We are all Forces of Nature... too often we lose sight of that over the course of daily life. Boudoir photos do make great gifts for that special someone in our lives.. but they make the best gift to ourselves. Do it. Get out there. Take the leap and feel amazing about yourself. I promise it will be worth it.

 

Sunday April 19th. We have secured the beautiful 7 bedroom Washington House at Caboose Farm in Sabillasville, MD for another boudoir date!
(14754 Manahan Road, Sabillasville, MD 21780)

http://caboosefarm.net/main-house/ for images.

Indoor sets can include bed(s), leather bench, large windows, white window seat (see above), stone fireplace, beautiful kitchen (think Susie Homemaker Pin up!) a gorgeous bathroom for makeup shots and a full bath tub (see below) for those that dare to go bare - with well-placed bubbles of course!, abundant outdoor sets optional – weather permitting.

Hot Mamas welcome! Show off that belly! …just no drinking ;)

Event is BYOB, refreshments and Hors d'oeuvres provided

$150 Boudoir Mini - 30 mins of shooting, one outfit, 5 digital images.

$250 Boudoir Session - 60 mins of shooting, two outfits, 10 digital images, “Little Black Book” – 5” square, 20 pages, black linen cover OR $50 in print credit through wraven.com

Additional shoot time/outfit changes are available for a custom fee. Please see me for details. $100 deposit is due in order to reserve session. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Professional MUA/Stylist will be on site for an additional $75 per person. This includes beauty makeup and hair styling. Nails will also be an available option. General Mani: $25, French tips $30, Pedi $40, Gel pedi $50.

Please arrive at least 30mins prior to your session time in order to change & relax. Please arrive two hours before your session time if you are booking professional hair & make up. Everyone* is welcome to come early and enjoy the day! (*clients only* No “chaperones” will be permitted at this event in order to protect the modesty of other clients. Thank you for understanding.)

PLEASE discuss make up, hair, wardrobe and grooming with me BEFORE your session. Details matter!

Ideas are available here:

http://www.pinterest.com/wravendesign/boudoir/

https://www.pinterest.com/wravendesign/nerdoir/

http://www.pinterest.com/wravendesign/snow-bunnies/


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(Wraven Design) boudoir maryland photography portrait vintage https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/2/were-getting-cheeky-at-caboose-farm-again Tue, 17 Feb 2015 21:38:50 GMT
Wraven is Moving! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/2/wraven-is-moving Wraven Design's home base will be moving from Chambersburg Pennsylvania back to Lemoyne Pennsylvania with the next few weeks (a month at most). This decision is happening quickly due to extenuating personal circumstances that are not up for discussion. All previously booked weddings will be honored as their contracts are written. Weddings going forward will have transportation costs factored from a starting point in Lemoyne. Boudoir days will still be held at Caboose Farm in MD. I will be making every conceivable effort to honor all previously booked sessions as close to how they were discussed as possible. Locations may need to change to a local (Chambersburg-ish) park or have other arrangements made that will be discussed on a shoot by shoot basis. I still plan on being available for portrait sessions in this area at least once a month... I am not "leaving" my wonderful clients. I promise! Thank you all so much for support and patience during this time of transition. xo ~Adriane

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(Wraven Design) baby boudoir child engagement family offbeat outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait vintage wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/2/wraven-is-moving Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:25:47 GMT
Boudoir Day: Getting Cheeky at Caboose Farm https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/1/boudoir-day-getting-cheeky-at-caboose-farm

 

Wraven Design's Boudoir Day has changed from "Boobies at Bube’s" to "Getting Cheeky at Caboose Farm"

Saturday Feb 7th. We have secured an entire 7 bedroom house in Sabillasville, MD 
(14754 Manahan Road, Sabillasville, MD 21780)

http://caboosefarm.net/main-house/ for images.

Indoor sets can include bed(s), leather bench, large windows, white window seat, stone fireplace, beautiful kitchen (think Susie Homemaker Pin up!) a gorgeous bathroom for makeup shots and a full bath tub for those that dare to go bare (with well-placed bubbles of course!), abundant outdoor sets optional – weather permitting.

Hot Mamas welcome! Show off that belly! …just no drinking ;)

Event is BYOB, refreshments and Hors d'oeuvres provided

$150 Boudoir Mini - 30 mins of shooting, one outfit, 5 digital images.

$250 Boudoir Session - 60 mins of shooting, two outfits, 10 digital images, “Little Black Book” – 5” square, 20 pages, black linen cover OR $50 in print credit through wraven.com

Unfortunately with the dates that were available, I cannot guarantee Valentine’s Day delivery of photobook or prints... but I think this is a gift he wouldn't mind waiting a bit for.

Additional shoot time/outfit changes are available for a custom fee. Please see me for details. $100 deposit is due in order to reserve session. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Professional MUA/Stylist will be on site for an additional $60 per girl. ($75 for those with very long hair)

Please arrive at least 30mins prior to your session time in order to change & relax. Please arrive an hour and a half before your session time if you are booking professional hair & make up. Everyone* is welcome to come early and enjoy the day! (*clients only* No “chaperones” will be permitted at this event in order to protect the modesty of other clients. Thank you for understanding.)

PLEASE discuss make up, hair, wardrobe and grooming with me BEFORE your session. Details matter!

Ideas are available here:

http://www.pinterest.com/wravendesign/boudoir/

http://www.pinterest.com/wravendesign/snow-bunnies/


 

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(Wraven Design) boudoir maryland photography portrait vintage https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/1/boudoir-day-getting-cheeky-at-caboose-farm Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:31:17 GMT
Ashley & Kyle's Epic Gettysburg Engagement https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/10/ashley-kyles-epic-gettysburg-engagement Ashley & Kyle's Epic Gettysburg Engagement


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(Wraven Design) engagement epic outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/10/ashley-kyles-epic-gettysburg-engagement Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:29:38 GMT
Tiffany & Jarod's Intimate Woodland Wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/10/tiffany-jarods-intimate-woodland-wedding Tiffany & Jarod's Intimate Woodland Wedding

Flowers by Summer Thyme Floral

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(Wraven Design) dress outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait vintage wedding woodland https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/10/tiffany-jarods-intimate-woodland-wedding Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:13:43 GMT
Amethyst's Birth-Day! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/9/amethysts-birth-day My very close friend Adrianne (also known as The Absinthe Fairy) and her husband Joey welcomed the newest addition to their family, Amethyst Linden Thrush this morning at 7:43am via cesarean section. This beautiful little pixie looks strikingly like big sister Orchid but you can also see siblings Tigan and Tristan when you look at her profile. Mama and Daddy were both in great spirits, grinning ear to ear while staring at their adorable little girl. Ammy was the perfect little model, even sneaking in a few smiles in her first hours of life!
Congratulations Thrush Family!

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(Wraven Design) baby birth birthday family newborn pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/9/amethysts-birth-day Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:42:30 GMT
Back to School Minis https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/back-to-school-minis Wraven Design will be offering Back to School Minis! Mini sessions will be $85 for up to 15mins, one outfit, featuring a similar set as the one below and for any child(ren) starting or returning to Elementary school this year. Sessions will include 10 downloads. Please contact me via adriane@wraven.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/wravendesign

Thank you to my oldest, Kieran for helping Mama out!

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(Wraven Design) back child fall pennsylvania photography portrait school to vintage https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/back-to-school-minis Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:10:32 GMT
Sullivan Says "Apple!!" https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/sullivan-says-apple Our youngest son was premature and is a touch behind on the language front.. Far too busy running, jumping and climbing! But we tend to celebrate each expansion of his vocabulary that much more because of it. Sully recently added "apple" to his repertoire. I have a visual thing for apples (it's an extension of my fairytale obsession) so naturally we had to make a shoot out of it. Here is The Bean enjoying his 'ah-pull' from our apple trees on a hot summer afternoon.

Special thanks to Hannah from Sweet P's Boutique for the suspenders!

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(Wraven Design) child outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait toddler https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/sullivan-says-apple Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:01:24 GMT
Sara & Todd's Epic Engagement Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/sara-todds-epic-engagement-session A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of tromping around and orchard in Biglerville with Sara & Todd. They were one of those amazing couples who were rather effortless to pose and down for anything.. even getting IN the pond for some steamy shots at the end of their session. If the engagement is this much fun, I can't wait to shoot their wedding!

Special thanks to Lindsay for letting us explore for the evening!

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(Wraven Design) engagement orchard outdoor pennsylvania photography pond portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/sara-todds-epic-engagement-session Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:10:15 GMT
Sunflower Farm Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/sunflower-farm-session The Stoner Family's Sunflower Farm Session.

I got to spend my morning with the lovely Stoner family at and near the family farm. These beautiful girls put up with bugs and itchy grass like champs. Thank you girls!

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(Wraven Design) baby child family farm outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait sunflower https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/sunflower-farm-session Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:43:55 GMT
Intimate Nursing Portrait Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/intimate-nursing-portrait-session  In honor of world breastfeeding week, I sat down with new mama Bethany and five month old Aubrielle to capture the most natural and touching of sessions... Thank you ladies!

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(Wraven Design) baby breast feeding nursing outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/intimate-nursing-portrait-session Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:34:46 GMT
Body Painting with Jim Ling and ManaArt https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/body-painting-with-jim-ling-and-manaart

I recently had the privilege of working with Amanda Marr of ManaArt Face and Body Painting on a project featuring model Jim Ling as a slender member of the undead. Take a look here for some behind the scenes shots and more from our shoot.

http://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/skeleton

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(Wraven Design) James body model outdoor painting pennsylvania photography portrait skeleton https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/body-painting-with-jim-ling-and-manaart Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:01:40 GMT
Booked for the Year https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/12/booked-for-the-year Taking a look at my poor neglected blog.. I have been insanely busy this fall/winter. I will attempt to update with things from the past few months, retroactively after Christmas when I have a bit more breathing room.

As of several weeks ago, I am completely booked for the remainder of the year. I will resume booking in January, after 2014 pricing/policy changes have taken effect. Thank you to everyone for your business and continued interest in my work! Happy Holidays!

Snow Princess MaKennan

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(Wraven Design) family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/12/booked-for-the-year Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:25:16 GMT
Early Thanksgiving/end of the year reflection message concerning deadlines https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/11/early-thanksgiving/end-of-the-year-reflection-message-concerning-deadlines

This year I am amazingly thankful for the client and "fan" interest in my photography. I have been completely overwhelmed (sometimes literally) by all the likes, comments, booking requests and general attention that this page and the business as a whole has gotten in 2013! THANK YOU ALL!! <3

This fall I have been admittedly overwhelmed. Wedding season was intense with several destination weddings in rapid succession that had me out of town or out of state for days at a time. As a result, I fell behind. Editing turn around times have been much longer than I'd like. Clients have gotten frustrated, antsy, and sometimes downright nasty about it. I understand. I can assure you that no one has been as upset and stressed out by it as me. I am my own harshest critic. I am a perfectionist. I hate disappointing people. I much prefer happy returning customers and growing friendships.

I am bound and determined to get completely caught up to my personal preferred turn around times before Christmas... for my clients and for myself and my family (so I can actually relax over the holidays and not spend all my time stressing over deadlines and being a neurotic mess like I have been this fall) Specifically, I want to have Kristen & Rob and Billie & Andy's weddings up by the end of this month, Shellie & Randy and Courtney & Jeff's weddings up by Dec 15th. I want to have Healing for the Holidays sessions done by Thanksgiving. Everything from HFTH up until the Mini days done before the end of November, and mini days and any other holiday shoots done by Dec 15th. Personal projects/modeling shoots I will work on over Christmas break (American Male & Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch).

2014 Turn around times will then be back to normal: A typical maximum of 2 weeks for sessions and one month for weddings... with teasers/previews still going up same or next day.

This year I've learned my own limits for booking and editing. I've learned how much business I can actually take on in order to stay ahead of deadlines and stay sane. As a result, I am learning to say 'no' as well. I cannot take all the business requested of me.. For that I am truly sorry. I love photography! I love meeting new people and capturing their special moments. I love continuing to watch children grow. ...but I will have to limit my sessions, book further out, and limit myself to two weddings per month. I will be better balancing the business and my own family as well. (I'm pretty sure my kids don't recognize me anymore without a keyboard or camera attached to me...)

I want to thank you all again for coming along with me this year.. for liking my page and following the photos that are posted each day. Thank you for loving my art. Expect more creative, fanciful, crazy concept shoots. Expect more beautiful babies and epic weddings. Expect more stunning models and happy families. Expect more from me. Keep me on my toes like you have done this year, and I will not disappoint you.

Now back to editing.. *cracks whip* ha.

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(Wraven Design) pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/11/early-thanksgiving/end-of-the-year-reflection-message-concerning-deadlines Sat, 23 Nov 2013 16:18:17 GMT
Daddy is My Hero https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/10/my-daddy-is-my-hero  

 

Ethan's Daddy is serving overseas. His Mommy & I got together to create these images to boost his morale in Kuwait.

Stay safe & come home soon!

Ethan missing Daddy..

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(Wraven Design) child military pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/10/my-daddy-is-my-hero Wed, 16 Oct 2013 01:15:53 GMT
The Medusa Project https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/10/the-medusa-project The Medusa Project The Medusa Project: A digital art creation.

Models: Adrianne Thrush, Adriane Workman, Cara the Cornsnake

Medusa, one of the three Gorgons, daughter of Phorcys and Ceto, was the only one of the Gorgons who was subject to mortality. She was celebrated for her personal charms and the beauty of her flowing locks. Neptune became enamored by her and obtained for her favors in the temple of Minerva. This violation of the sanctity of the temple provoked Minerva and she changed the beautiful locks of Medusa, which had inspired Neptune’s love, into serpents. Her body was covered with impenetrable scales and her stare had the power to turn a man to stone. Perseus rendered his name immortal by his conquest of Medusa. He cut off her head, and the blood that dropped from the wound produced the innumerable serpents in this world.

Some suppose that the Gorgons represented a nature of women.. beautiful yet deadly.. but I will let you be the judge.

 

 

Creating a digital composite. The finished product vs. the contributing files.

 

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(Wraven Design) art composite digital fantasy halloween offbeat pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/10/the-medusa-project Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:03:22 GMT
Jordan Foster Senior Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/10/jordan-foster-senior-session Senior Portrait Session, Jordan Foster

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(Wraven Design) outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait senior https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/10/jordan-foster-senior-session Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:01:05 GMT
Burtonesque Birthday https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/9/burtonesque-birthday

When The Absinthe Fairy approached me about doing an adult cake smash for her birthday, I jumped at the chance. We combined two of our favorite things.. Tim Burton and cake! Added in a couples session with she and her husband,

and came up with this hauntingly beautiful creation...

Thank you to Annie Cakes by Laure for the amazing cake & to Joy Yana for the haunting hair & make up!

Wardrobe & Styling by Wraven Design

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(Wraven Design) burton cake couple offbeat outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/9/burtonesque-birthday Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:28:17 GMT
Bridal Fashion in the Orchard https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/9/bridal-fashion-in-the-orchard

Yesterday's Orchard Day also featured Bridal Modeling with my favorite model (The Epic Bride) and my newest model (Known already by reputation for his upcoming American Male session). Lily & James did an amazing job!

They are both true professionals, making the job truly enjoyable and rewarding.

Straight out of a fairytale.

Thank you so much to Teri & Jerry for letting us borrow their beautiful landscape

...and The Absinthe Fairy for acting as my lovely assistant!

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(Wraven Design) James dress model outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/9/bridal-fashion-in-the-orchard Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:43:51 GMT
Orchard Day, Part 1 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/9/orchard-day-part-1

Orchard Day, Part 1. Families & Children

Apron & Hairbow by Sweet P's Boutique Model: Sweet P herself!

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(Wraven Design) child fall family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/9/orchard-day-part-1 Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:31:00 GMT
Jennifer & Andy's Epic Cemetery Wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/9/jennifer-andys-epic-cemetery-wedding  

I absolutely jumped at the chance to implement my Offbeat Discount and shoot the crazy unique wedding of Jennifer & Andy. My husband and I trekked across the state from Chambersburg, to Etters (near Harrisburg) to drop our boys off with my parents, and then to Old City Philadelphia where this hidden little gem is. Woodlands Cemetery is tucked in a quazi-sketchy part of Philly and hidden so well that you could literally drive right past it.. and we did. Twice.

Jenn & Andy had a short but sweet ceremony followed by a rather intense two and a half hours or so of shooting in 90 degree weather (all of us in all or mostly black!). Mother nature has a lovely sense of humor.

Other than almost melting, the small bridal party and I had a wonderful time, complete with fabulou hair & accessories!

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(Wraven Design) offbeat outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/9/jennifer-andys-epic-cemetery-wedding Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:51:18 GMT
Kelia & Shane, She Said Yes! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/kelia-shane-she-said-yes

Kelia & Shane had a wonderful session in spite of the very hot sun and the fact that we all got lost on campus and took a half hour to find each other. Congratulations to the happy couple!

 

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(Wraven Design) couple engagement outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/kelia-shane-she-said-yes Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:10:00 GMT
Sophia's Newbie Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/sophias-newbie-session  

Little Sophia is 12 days new! She and Big Sister Emma brought Mommy & Daddy to see me today in a collaborative shoot with Holly D from Backwoods Photography. Sophia slept soundly (after a little effort, lol) on Daddy's fireman gear and the quilt my mother made me as a child.

 

 

We did manage to get a few with Emma and Sophia together, showing a little sisterly love!

A special thank you to Sophia's Daddy and to all of the men and women who risk their lives, fighting the flames to protect not just little Sophia, but all of us!

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(Wraven Design) baby child family pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/sophias-newbie-session Thu, 22 Aug 2013 19:32:18 GMT
Choosing Your Fall Portrait Wardrobe https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/choosing-your-fall-portrait-wardrobe Model: Rowen Workman, age 3 (My middle son.)

 

A client asked me for wardrobe suggestions for her fall family/maternity session and I thought I would pass along my (slightly fluffed up, lol) response. Info on Fall Apple Orchard Sessions is at the bottom of the page!

If you are doing this, you have chosen to pay good money for a session and will hopefully end up with a large print to hang on your wall. You want it to be something that is worth your money and you will have for a very long time. Something you will be proud to give as a gift to mom or grandma... so dress to impress.

Choose classic/timeless looks - solids, stripes, plaid, knits, denim, lace, etc.. avoid brand names, cartoon characters, baseball caps or other items with sports teams, etc.. in a year or 5 or 10 you - and your child(ren) - won't like those same things and it will make the image feel outdated.



Dress up. Dress nicely. Fall boots & dress shoes or ballet flats, instead of bright athletic style sneakers (although a clean pair of Converse/Chucks would work!) Dresses, skirts, nice clean well-fitting jeans, cords, or slacks, dress shirts, blouses/tops, sweaters, etc.. Also fall is perfect for fun accessories like knee socks, scarves, hats or pretty headbands, jewelry!, etc.

I would suggest neutral colors - creams, browns, greys, plus deep reds, muted rosy pink, rusty orange, ochre.. are all great options. Dark blue/denim.. but I would stay away from bright blue, bright green, bubble gum pink, lemony yellow, and other "spring colors." Think of a fall walk in the woods as your color palate.

Whatever you choose, choose ahead of time. Put some thought into what each member of the family will be wearing. Lay the outfits out next to each other so you can check for color matching or clashing. A little "homework" will help you feel prepared and happy with your selections the day of your session. Remember, I am always available to help!

I've also been pinning wardrobe to my  "Sir Isaac Newton" board on Pinterest for visual "Pinspiration"


Apple Orchard Sessions with Wraven Design will be in Chambersburg on Sundays Sept 8th and 29th starting at 10am. Sessions can be with the "Apples & Cider Stand" or just in the natural beauty of the orchard. Children, adults, couples, families - All sessions will be $50 each and include unlimited downloads. Please contact me for booking. All event day sessions MUST be prepaid via credit, debit, or paypal through Wraven.com, by personal check either mailed or in person, or cash in person before Sept 1st. Any cancellations/no shows will be transferable to a different date* but not refundable.

 

**Prepay here**



(*rescheduled location may vary)
 

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(Wraven Design) advice child fall family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait wardrobe https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/choosing-your-fall-portrait-wardrobe Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:21:12 GMT
Slone's Newbie Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/slones-newbie-session Little Sloan came to see me today! As soon as I heard his name I knew I had to do a Dr. Sloan shot. (May he rest in Grey's Anatomy peace!) Nerd, I know. Here are a few others from this adorable little bug's Newbie Session

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(Wraven Design) baby newborn outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/slones-newbie-session Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:45:00 GMT
Warrior Ink https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/warrior-ink

My husband's middle brother visited from Michigan this past weekend. He left with a new tattoo from his brother and a new photoshoot to show it off.

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(Wraven Design) family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait tattoos https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/warrior-ink Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:30:00 GMT
Kimberly & Collin https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/kimberly-collin I just came off one of those perfect shoots.. where the creative high feels like a rock concert and a warm bath all at the same time. Kimberly & Collin were all in, going along with every crazy idea/location we could come up with. Special thanks to Alexa from Stoner's Dairy Farm in Mercersburg, PA for being an amazing hostess/assistant/chauffeur!!

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(Wraven Design) couple engagement farm outdoor pennsylvania photography https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/kimberly-collin Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:30:00 GMT
Brooke Long's Portfolio Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/brooke-longs-portfolio-session  

I recently had the pleasure of doing some portfolio work for model, Brooke Long. We spent several hours wading in a lake, getting caught by briars in fields and getting covered in mud and sand. The weather was touch and go for most of the shoot but the cloud cover proved to be an asset. Thank you Mother Nature, I shall not doubt you again!

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(Wraven Design) lake model outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/brooke-longs-portfolio-session Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:00:00 GMT
Bryce & Trey Go Fishing! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/bryce-trey-go-fishing Boy, n: Noise with dirt on it.

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a weakness for brotherly love. My three sons. My husband and his three brothers. My Dad and his five brothers! There are a lot of groups of boys in our family. I am an absolute sucker for their comradery and rivalry. These two little boys were very much brothers. We had such a wonderful morning tromping around in the lake, playing with worms and getting covered in dirt!

 

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(Wraven Design) child family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait toddler vintage https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/bryce-trey-go-fishing Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:45:00 GMT
Brian Viglione at Seventh Wave Studio https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/7/brian-viglione-at-seventh-wave-studio An evening at one of my favorite places in the world... Seventh Wave Studio with Noelle Picara, Jason Rubal, Brian Viglione, Hannah Dobek, and Roy Nash.

Brian Viglione (of Dresden Dolls fame) came down to little ol'Harrisburg PA to lend his talent to Noelle's new record at Seventh Wave Studio. Shortly thereafter it was officially announced that he will be the new drummer for The Violent Femmes. Congratulations Mr. Viglione!

Emperor Rubal at the helm.

Why yes, yes we are fabulous ;)

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(Wraven Design) band music pennsylvania photography recording seventh wave https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/7/brian-viglione-at-seventh-wave-studio Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:11:00 GMT
Me? Advice? Are you sure? https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/6/me-advice-are-you-sure  

(Photograph by Adriane Workman, Wraven Design Model: Adrianne Thrush, Bridgetown Mill House Inn, Langhorne PA. Shot with Canon 60D, edited using Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop)

 

 

This is the slightly cleaned up version of a response to a message from a fellow photographer who is just starting out.

Advice, advice.. I get this question increasingly often and I'm always humbled by it.. me? advice? What do I know?

but I figured I would try. So here goes..

PRACTICE. It sounds like a "duh" statement but it really makes a huge difference. Shoot anything and everything you can. If aren't doing this professionally or just don't have a packed schedule, borrow friends & family, pets, flowers, rocks! Anything.

Learn your camera. I am a loyal Canon user but any half decent camera can be used to take great photos if you know how to use it and practice enough. ALWAYS shoot in manual and change up your f stops and ISO. See what works and what doesn't with bright light, low light, back light, front light, fill flash, sun, shade etc. etc. Don't get trapped by the studio lighting/"natural light photography" debate. Shoot with whatever you have.. hell, shoot with glowsticks and flashlights just to gain perspective and experience. A photographic inspiration of mine, Jodi Samsel (https://www.facebook.com/samselphotography) shot one of my favorite portraits of my dear friend and producer at Seventh Wave Studio with an aquarium light. Don't be a snob about light sources. Use your imagination!

I also HIGHLY recommend studying/researching fine art. Concepts like the rule of thirds and asymmetry... foreground, middle ground & background, etc go a long LONG way in creating dynamic art instead of just a snapshot. Color theory will also help you construct, manage and correct your color during both the photographic and editing processes.

Take at least one computer art course (even the online seminar kind). Knowing your way around Photoshop & Lightroom is a huge advantage, especially starting out.. it helps correct over or under exposed shots, fix cropping, etc. Don't go overboard on editing tho. The very biggest/most common "mistake" (to me at least) that I see from a lot of photographers is over editing to the point where it does a disservice to your original photo. Hit Y a couple of times in Lightroom during the editing process (to view the original and the edited version) or bounce back and forth between the current and previous versions in Photoshop. If whatever you just did is not a necessary improvement, scale it back or skip it all together. Especially editing the eyes or smoothing the skin. Unless you are TRYING to make someone look like a doll (which I have for random weirdo things from time to time...) over smooth skin and over bright/contrasty eyes will just look fake or even creepy. Less is more.. although I am a big fan of vintage colorings and effects so there is a slight bit of hypocrisy there.. It's all a matter of personal taste when it comes to color/black & white/sepia/vintage color effects. But the rule of thumb (wrist?) there still stands.. if it didn't make the photo look BETTER than when you started.. Don't do it.

As far as muses go... Music. ALL THE TIME. Especially when editing. If I can manage to get time where I am not the main parent on duty, I'll even throw on my very expensive and completely worth it noise-cancelling headphones and crank it. - A must for any mom/photographer I'd say! (Any parent really.. especially those who attempt to work from home on a regular basis) What kind depends on my mood but usually the louder the better. (Anything from Marilyn Manson to Fallout Boy, Jimi Hendrix to Justin Timberlake.. I have layers. ha.) I have some ADD issues and loud music helps me focus. ..as you can probably tell from this poorly organized mash of paragraphs and topics. Tho I've been interrupted about 6 times by my boys.. so, maybe that's pretty good all things considered?

Anyway.. that's a bit of the things I've learned in the 10+ years I've been doing photography. I hope it is of some use or amusement. I've learned a lot through trial and error and what not to do.. and still have miles to go before I sleep... so take it all with a grain of salt, if you take it at all.

~Adriane Workman
Wraven Design

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(Wraven Design) baby child family fantasy offbeat outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait toddler vintage wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/6/me-advice-are-you-sure Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:58:10 GMT
la Fee Verte https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/5/la-fee-verte Fantasy Boudoir Session based on the Absinthe Fairy

Model/Client Adrianne Thrush

Hair & Make Up by Joy Yana

Costume & Styling by Wraven Design

 

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(Wraven Design) boudoir fairy fantasy outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/5/la-fee-verte Wed, 08 May 2013 13:10:00 GMT
Jim & Leilani's Epic Wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/5/jim-leilanis-epic-wedding I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of two very dear friends. They were married at Harrisburg's Capitol Complex and had a beautiful reception at a local barn/park. The wedding featured beautiful accessories by Cameron Couture and catering by Justin Workman.

 

 

 

 

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(Wraven Design) dress family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait vintage wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/5/jim-leilanis-epic-wedding Sat, 04 May 2013 12:19:00 GMT
Fairy Day! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/5/fairy-day Our first event at the new house/studio was cut short by rain... but we did manage to shoot two fairies and a Hobbit! :)

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(Wraven Design) fairy fantasy outdoor pennsylvania photography toddler https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/5/fairy-day Sun, 28 Apr 2013 13:30:00 GMT
Liv's Spring Outdoor Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/livs-spring-outdoor-session The lovely daughter of one of my best friends is a photographer's dream. She is beautiful, articulate, as cooperative as a four and a half year old can possibly be expected to be, and love, love, loves to "model" for me. We get to go out on adventures pretty regularly and all three of us always have a wonderful time. This latest set yielded the best results to date. Liv is pure gold.

 

 

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(Wraven Design) Liv child dress flowers horses outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait spring https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/livs-spring-outdoor-session Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:01:23 GMT
Kamikaze Kupcakes https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/kamikaze-kupcakes These days I photograph mostly children and weddings.. but every one in awhile, I travel back to the old life of photographing bands. Last week I had the pleasure of working with a band called Kamikaze Kupcakes. We put together an editorial shoot loosely based on the Mad Hatter's Tea Party and the concept of "Pastel Goth" for their upcoming EP.

We took over the banquet floor at Bube's Brewery in Mt. Joy, PA. A must visit historical building, restaurant, bar, dinner theater, hotel with great food and an excellent beer & wine selection. (Try the blueberry meade!!)

Here are a few teasers from that shoot.

Look for more from this shoot this spring and the full-length album shoot this summer!

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(Wraven Design) band goth music pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/kamikaze-kupcakes Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:25:15 GMT
Spring Update https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/spring-update Wow.. I am so behind on this blog! I guess that is a sign of keeping busy, right? This winter seemed to last FOREVER (although somehow without and decent snowfall??) but finally Spring has sprung! Lemonade stand & other outdoor sessions as well as indoor spring sessions will be starting this week or next... In the mean time..

These are a few things I've been up to in the past few months...

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(Wraven Design) Liv baby boudoir child dress family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait spring toddler vintage wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/spring-update Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:49:04 GMT
Maternity & Motherhood Sessions https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/maternity-motherhood-sessions A little gathering of Mommies-to-be and a new Mother & Son.

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(Wraven Design) baby boudoir family maternity pennsylvania photography https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/maternity-motherhood-sessions Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:33:58 GMT
Valhalla-Bound https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/valhalla-bound Viking garb for a birthday party & a perfect sunset inspired a little impromptu session with my husband.

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(Wraven Design) fantasy outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait viking https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/valhalla-bound Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:21:17 GMT
Under the Sea https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/under-the-sea The Little Mermaid-inspired infant set. Costume crocheted by Christi Sites.

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(Wraven Design) baby fairytale pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/under-the-sea Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:15:28 GMT
Kissing Booth Valentine's Set https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/kissing-booth-valentines-set Kissing Booth Images. Available through Feb 14th! <3

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(Wraven Design) baby dress holiday pennsylvania photography portrait vintage https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/kissing-booth-valentines-set Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:11:11 GMT
Happy New Year!! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/happy-new-year The next few days are going to be spent catching up on editing, mailing out discs, and cleaning up the craft-splosion in the studio.. (and updating this blog with sessions I've done lately.. busy busy!) I will also be switching sets this week/weekend. I am now booking Steampunk & Valentine's Day shoots, both Kissing Booth and Boudoir sessions... and the Vintage Attic set will stay up for a bit longer. When booking a session, please be sure to check the investment section on wraven.com for new 2013 pricing. If you have an appointment that is ALREADY BOOKED at a specific price or are already contracted for a wedding, then those prices are still valid. Otherwise, everything is according to the new 2013 pricing.. Clients also now have the option of paying deposits/session fees with credit or paypal through the website. Yay technology! lol I hope everyone had a great holiday and wish you all an even better 2013!!

PS. Isn't Sully adooooooorable?? *proud mama*


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(Wraven Design) baby birthday cake child inc monsters pennsylvania photography portrait smash https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/happy-new-year Wed, 02 Jan 2013 00:21:59 GMT
Kissing Booth Valentine's Set https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/12/kissing-booth-valentines-set I'm working on a kissing booth for Valentine's Day photos. The booth will be decorated in red & purple and scaled for Children.
Set will be available from mid Jan until Feb 16th or 17th (the weekend after Valentine's Day)

$20 sitting fee

$40 for session with disc

Prints available from wraven.com


Contact me via email adriane@wraven.com or visit me on Facebook to sign up!

Below are photos of some of the costumes I've been working on. :)

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(Wraven Design) baby child day dress family pennsylvania photography portrait toddler valentine's https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/12/kissing-booth-valentines-set Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:16:41 GMT
**New Vintage Attic Set** https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/12/-new-vintage-attic-set

Featured "Sugar Plum Session" Available until Dec. 22nd!

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(Wraven Design) baby child holiday pennsylvania photography portrait toddler vintage https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/12/-new-vintage-attic-set Sun, 09 Dec 2012 15:32:02 GMT
Sugar Plum Sessions https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/12/sugar-plum-sessions I'm a little behind on the bloggy-blog.. the holidays are always so hectic! I just wanted to pop in and let everyone know that I am now offering "Sugar Plum Sessions" until Dec. 22nd! Sessions will be for babies, toddlers, or kids up to age 10, last up to 1 hour, and feature your choice of the Rustic Christmas, Winter Wonderland, and/or the new Vintage Attic set. Either gender, siblings welcome. Sessions will be $40 and include an image disc. (Prints & greeting cards will be available from wraven.com though Christmas delivery is not guaranteed after Dec. 15th). Limited availability. Please contact me for additional info & booking.

Plus, here are a few tidbits of what I've been up to lately.. babies, babies, and more babies! xo

 

Happy Holidays from Wraven Design! xo

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(Wraven Design) baby child holiday pennsylvania photography toddler vintage https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/12/sugar-plum-sessions Sat, 08 Dec 2012 00:49:26 GMT
Happy Thanksgiving!!! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/11/happy-thanksgiving Love, My little Butterball Turkey! xo

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(Wraven Design) baby child fall holiday pennsylvania photography portrait thanksgiving vintage https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/11/happy-thanksgiving Wed, 21 Nov 2012 15:34:20 GMT
Sullivan's 1st Christmas Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/11/sullivans-1st-christmas-session Sullybean boning up on his Poe by the fire. Our little man is growing up so fast!

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(Wraven Design) baby family holiday pennsylvania photography portrait vintage https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/11/sullivans-1st-christmas-session Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:39:00 GMT
Josie's Fall Faerie Newborn Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/11/josies-fall-faerie-newborn-session Wraven Design is in the planning stages of several more faerie-themed photoshoots. Anyone who is interested in modeling/having their child model for a shoot or helping with sets/costumes/accessories, please don't hesitate to contact me! Thank you!

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(Wraven Design) baby child faerie fall newborn pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/11/josies-fall-faerie-newborn-session Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:47:00 GMT
Bigler Family https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/11/bigler-family

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(Wraven Design) child family holiday pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/11/bigler-family Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:45:00 GMT
Healing for the Holidays https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/11/healing-for-the-holidays  

Photos with Santa are available here:

http://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/healing

 

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(Wraven Design) baby child family holiday horses outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait toddler https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/11/healing-for-the-holidays Sat, 10 Nov 2012 14:40:00 GMT
Kinsley's Web, Storybook & 1st Halloween Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/11/kinsleys-web-storybook-1st-halloween-session

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(Wraven Design) baby child fall halloween pennsylvania photography portrait storybook https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/11/kinsleys-web-storybook-1st-halloween-session Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:39:00 GMT
PJ Wetzel's Appalachian Trail Completion Celebration https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/11/pj-wetzels-appalachian-trail-completion-celebration Writer and retired NASA climate scientist, PJ Wetzel hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, from Ga to Maine both ways this year. All 4,368.4 miles! I had the pleasure of joining he and his family (and unexpected guest AT thru-hiker Sharkey) at the celebration of his last few miles of trail.
Visit PJ's blog:
http://www.pjwetzel.com/

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(Wraven Design) fall family hiking outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/11/pj-wetzels-appalachian-trail-completion-celebration Sat, 03 Nov 2012 13:01:00 GMT
Halloween Heroes https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/10/halloween-heros Halloween fun with my three little heroes!

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(Wraven Design) Halloween baby child fall family offbeat outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait toddler https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/10/halloween-heros Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:35:00 GMT
Abby's Bewitching Halloween Party https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/10/abbys-bewitching-halloween-party

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(Wraven Design) child event halloween party pennsylvania photography planning https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/10/abbys-bewitching-halloween-party Sun, 28 Oct 2012 12:53:00 GMT
Woodard Epic Family Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/10/woodard-epic-family-session Woodard Epic Family Session

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(Wraven Design) child epic fall family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/10/woodard-epic-family-session Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:30:00 GMT
Healing for the Holidays Event https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/10/healing-for-the-holidays-event

Special Holiday Charity Event!!

Saturday November 10th, 11am-4pm

The Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center
181 Franklin Farm Lane
Chambersburg, PA 17202.


Located on 25 acres, the facility consists of a 10-stall barn, 2 outdoor and 1 indoor riding arenas, pastures and trails.

Wraven Design will be offering Christmas/Holiday-themed portraits with the horses. Sitting fee will be $20 & half the proceeds will go to the riding center. Holiday card packages and print packages will then be available via wraven.com. Holly Dagenhart of Backwoods Photography will also be on hand providing portrait photography.

Photography Packages:

Elf
2 5x7
1 8x10
8 wallets
$30

Reindeer
3 5x7
2 8x10
12 wallets
$50

Mrs. Claus
4 5x7
3 8x10
16 wallets
$75

Santa Claus
6 5x7
4 8x10
24 wallets
1 10x13
$100

Digital Package
High Res & Low Res Downloads: $50
*in addition to a print package: $30


Event will also feature a meet & greet with the center's horses, crafts, food, prize raffle & a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus! (Photos with Santa will also be available)

Door prizes will be raffled off for $1 per ticket. All proceeds from the raffle will go to the riding center.

****Looking for craft & food vendors*****

Christmas/Holiday/Thanksgiving/Winter type things are a plus. Also things that could be utilized by guests as photo props/accessories like hair bows (Sweet P's Boutique??) and hats, scarves, mittens, etc. Also interested in bake sale items, a hot chocolate/coffee provider, anyone who would like to do food items such as chicken corn soup, bbq, etc.. (thinking warm foods/beverages for a cold weather event.) *There will be indoor space to set up in case of inclement weather.*

Vendor fee is $35 per space. Vendors may also donate door prizes (gift baskets, gift certificates, etc.) and/or part of their proceeds to the riding center. One need not be a registered vendor to donate a door prize.

Please make checks payable to "Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center" They can be dropped off at the center or mailed there c/o Billie Burgess. Please put "Healing for the Holidays" in the memo section. Cash can also be dropped off at the center.
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(Wraven Design) charity christmas family holiday outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/10/healing-for-the-holidays-event Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:56:34 GMT
Fall Photo Day at Stoner's Dairy https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/10/fall-photo-day-at-stoners-dairy Fall Photo Day at Stoner's Dairy.

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(Wraven Design) child fall family farm pennsylvania photography portrait toddler vintage https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/10/fall-photo-day-at-stoners-dairy Sat, 13 Oct 2012 12:20:00 GMT
Thomas Family Outdoor Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/thomas-family-outdoor-session After some pouting, I convinced my husband that it was an excellent idea to strap our VERY sturdily made antique couch to the roof of our Volvo and haul it the whole way to Gettysburg for a shoot. Boy is that thing HEAVY! But I'm glad we did... We met up with the Thomas family and set up in the field across from Sachs Covered Bridge... a well-known civil war landmark/favorite place for late night ghost hunting.

After the shoot I found this (not so) little guy hanging out behind a street sign. Perfect fall vibe.. beautiful and just the right amount of creepy...

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(Wraven Design) child family offbeat outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait tattooed toddler https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/thomas-family-outdoor-session Sun, 23 Sep 2012 18:05:00 GMT
Storybook Sessions: "Go Ask Alice" https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/storybook-sessions-go-ask-alice Bring your children's favorite fairy tale to life with Storybook Sessions by Wraven Design! Sessions are $150 and include set design, up to one hour of photography, and an 11x14" collage print featuring photos from your session. Additional prints, photos on disc, etc. avail as well. Contact for details/ideas/booking. *Note* Sessions do not HAVE to be fairy tales/books.. other themes are also welcome.. and if you'd like to book a session but don't have a theme in mind I will gladly help!

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(Wraven Design) alice child family in outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait storybook summer wonderland https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/storybook-sessions-go-ask-alice Sat, 22 Sep 2012 17:22:00 GMT
Sully- Outdoor Session https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/sully--outdoor-session An impromptu little session with my youngest crawling through our backyard! :)

(This is why his Daddy calls him "English"!!)

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(Wraven Design) baby child family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/sully--outdoor-session Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:31:00 GMT
Sesame Street 1st Birthday Party https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/sesame-street-1st-birthday-party In one of my first real endeavors into event planning was an Elmo/Sesame Street 1st Birthday Party for little Levon. MANY hours on Pinterest later, this is what we came up with!

Treat bags! Oscar's Tattoo Parlor and Coloring with Elmo. Cooke Monster Bean Bag Toss

Mommy & Daddy helping the Birthday Boy investigate his loot! Sullybean showing off his prize bucket. ...Albeit a little over exposed.. it happens! :)

Big sister Paige in her Abby Cadabby costume.

Decorating prize buckets.

Educational prizes! (Have to sneak some mom points in there somewhere!)

Levon's very own Elmo cake!

Too cute! (but I'm glad I wasn't the one who had to clean him off!!)

Kieran trying his best to knock Cookie Monster out!

Rowen, AKA little chocolate cookie-covered "life of the party"

The party was fun for the kids and adults alike and a great way to spend some much needed time together. I am eternally thankful that the universe saw fit to give us this crazy "family shrub".

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(Wraven Design) baby child family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait summer toddler https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/sesame-street-1st-birthday-party Sun, 16 Sep 2012 17:07:00 GMT
Kate & Todd's Wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/kate-todds-wedding A beautiful vintage-inspired wedding in my hometown, New Cumberland PA.

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(Wraven Design) dress family offbeat outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait summer toddler vintage wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/kate-todds-wedding Sat, 15 Sep 2012 16:24:00 GMT
Epic Bridal Session with Lily Tornetta https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/epic-bridal-session-with-lily-tornetta "Epic Bridal Sessions" will now be offered as an add-on to wedding packages for $200 or as a stand-alone session for $250. Sessions will be on location and last several hours. (This shoot took about 3.5hrs and included 3miles of hiking up and down a mountain and trudging through a lake) Add-on sessions will occur on a separate day AFTER the clients' wedding. Sessions may include the groom or partner or simply feature the bride.

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(Wraven Design) dress epic outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/epic-bridal-session-with-lily-tornetta Sun, 09 Sep 2012 16:13:00 GMT
Matt & Tasha's Wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/matt-tashas-wedding I got a random call from a friend on a Friday night (aug 31st) in desperate need of a photographer for his girlfriend's son's wedding. Their photographer had done the unthinkable and bailed at the last minute! So the boys and I packed ourselves up early Saturday morning and drove a few hours to Latrobe PA for Matt & Tasha's wedding. They had a beautiful ceremony and a great reception. It rained like crazy for most of the day (thanks for nothing Isaac!) so outdoor photos were at the edge of the parking lot to keep the bride's dress dry. Other than that, everything went swimmingly and I had a great time photographing the happy couple and their absolutely adorable son, River! Congratulations to the whole family!!!

   

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(Wraven Design) dress family pennsylvania photography portrait toddler wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/matt-tashas-wedding Sat, 08 Sep 2012 16:54:00 GMT
Olivia & Reese https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/olivia-reese

 

 

 

 

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(Wraven Design) child dress family pennsylvania photography portrait toddler up vintage https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/olivia-reese Tue, 04 Sep 2012 19:00:00 GMT
Jasmine & Mariah https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/jasmine-mariah LOVE that face!

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(Wraven Design) baby child dress family pennsylvania photography portrait toddler up vintage https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/jasmine-mariah Tue, 04 Sep 2012 18:48:00 GMT
Mira & Zoe https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/mira-zoe Beautiful twin 2 year olds, Mira & Zoe

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(Wraven Design) child dress family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait toddler up https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/mira-zoe Mon, 03 Sep 2012 16:46:00 GMT
Gabrielle & Michael https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/8/gabrielle-michael Gabrielle & Michael's Summer Session

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(Wraven Design) baby child family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait toddler https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/8/gabrielle-michael Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:32:02 GMT
Aiden & Kinsley https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/8/aiden-kinsley Lemonade Stand Photoshoot with Aiden & Kinsley

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(Wraven Design) baby family outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait summer toddler https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/8/aiden-kinsley Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:31:00 GMT
Levon https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/8/levon Tuesday I got to hang out with this little 11 month old gentleman.. he was an absolute riot!


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(Wraven Design) baby birthday photography portrait toddler https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/8/levon Wed, 22 Aug 2012 22:57:39 GMT
Tunnels of Fun Photo Day! https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/8/tunnels-of-fun-photo-day Bring your children ages 3-10 to Cluggy's Family Amusement Center for a fantastic photo day in their "Tunnels of Fun" Play area!

Kids can climb three stories high in the tunnels and then slide down the spiral slide, or become a fireman on the fireman's pole, then bounce around in the inflatable jump and toddlers ball pit!

Price per child is $5.50 to Cluggy's for an unlimited play time in the tunnels and $20 to Wraven design for the session fee and one 5x7" print. Additional Prints and photo items are avai
lable. Discount on session fees available for siblings.

Come out and join us for a day of fun and memories of your children in their natural state.. at play!

Cluggy's also has mini golf, go karts, batting cages, an arcade, mini bowling, and a concession area.
 



 

 

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(Wraven Design) children events kids photography https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/8/tunnels-of-fun-photo-day Sun, 19 Aug 2012 14:24:13 GMT
Allman Family https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/8/allman-family This adorable family had a photo session at Lower Allen Park in Lewisberry. The pigtails kill me.. she's so cute!

 

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(Wraven Design) family outdoor park portrait toddler https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/8/allman-family Fri, 17 Aug 2012 23:15:00 GMT
My Summer "Hiatus" https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/8/my-summer-hiatus We moved from a suburb of Harrisburg PA to a suburb of Chambersburg PA this summer. (St. Thomas to be exact) "Starting over" has been an adjustment. I miss all of my regular clients from home... This fall I will be back in the game in this area.. My oldest is starting a new school and we will be meeting new people and gaining more clients. I am VERY EXCITED!! to be working again. We haven't found a new indoor studio space yet but I am available for outdoor and on location sessions as of now. Here is a little window into what the family has been up to this summer. Enjoy!

 

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(Wraven Design) family pennsylvania photography https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/8/my-summer-hiatus Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:37:47 GMT
Smith Wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/smith-wedding  

 

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(Wraven Design) pennsylvania photography vintage wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/smith-wedding Thu, 07 Jun 2012 13:42:00 GMT
Wedding Stationary https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/5/wedding-stationary Wraven Design is now officially offering wedding stationary packages separately and in conjunction with wedding photography (the best deals come when you bundle!) Below is the Kastriba Wedding Design Package with Vintage USO Concert Theme: Pocket invitations with invite, accommodation card, & RSVP with coordinating envelopes & seal. Placecards with custom guitar pick favors. Table Cards. 24x36" Guestbook Poster.

Stationary is available in custom designs only, NO TEMPLATES. Each wedding is unique. Contemporary or traditional styles.. modern or vintage, custom colors, etc. All prices are currently custom as well. Contact me for details.

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(Wraven Design) USO concert custom invitations stationary vintage wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/5/wedding-stationary Tue, 22 May 2012 22:20:54 GMT
Offbeat Discount On Wedding/Event Coverage https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/2/Offbeat I am now booking for the 2012-2013 wedding seasons! While I am interested in all types of ceremonies, I am pulling for unique, offbeat, quirky, even weird weddings! I am especially interested in theme weddings, gay and lesbian weddings or civil ceremonies, ethnic/cultural weddings such as Indian, Native American, Buddhist, Kilt-clad Irish or Scottish, etc.. Anything goth, punk, hippie! Small outdoor weddings, any wedding in a beautiful natural location (local or destination), vintage & retro style weddings, DIY weddings, etc. etc. Please contact me if you or someone you know is planning a unique wedding! (or engagement party or other event) and ask about the "Offbeat Discount"

 

See you soon!

 

~Adriane

 

 

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(Wraven Design) discount lgbt offbeat unique wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/2/Offbeat Fri, 24 Feb 2012 18:09:14 GMT