Wraven Design: Blog https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Wraven Design adriane@wraven.com (Wraven Design) Tue, 24 Jul 2018 20:28:00 GMT Tue, 24 Jul 2018 20:28:00 GMT https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u141879387-o269590206-50.jpg Wraven Design: Blog https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog 120 80 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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adriane@wraven.com (Wraven Design) outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/gaby-randy-6-23-18 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 20:15:59 GMT
Adeline 6-5-18 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/adeline-6-5-18

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adriane@wraven.com (Wraven Design) child lake mermaid outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/adeline-6-5-18 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:41:24 GMT
Jennifer & Mark 6-16-18 https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/jennifer-mark-6-16-18 Jennifer & Mark

 

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adriane@wraven.com (Wraven Design) harrisburg pennsylvania photography portrait wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/jennifer-mark-6-16-18 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:12:18 GMT
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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adriane@wraven.com (Wraven Design) couple engagement outdoor pennsylvania photography portrait wooded https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/7/christy-ted Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:52:02 GMT
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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adriane@wraven.com (Wraven Design) church june lancaster pennsylvania photography portrait wedding https://wravendesign.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/6/elizabeth-timothy-6-15-18 Sat, 30 Jun 2018 01:04:27 GMT
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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adriane@wraven.com (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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adriane@wraven.com (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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adriane@wraven.com (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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adriane@wraven.com (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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adriane@wraven.com (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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adriane@wraven.com (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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adriane@wraven.com (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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adriane@wraven.com (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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adriane@wraven.com (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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adriane@wraven.com (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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adriane@wraven.com (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!

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Engagement:

 

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adriane@wraven.com (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 Durburow! I couldn't have done it without you two!

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adriane@wraven.com (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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adriane@wraven.com (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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adriane@wraven.com (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