Melinda & Paul
Blue Bell Inn
Blue Bell, PA
Juliana Laury Photography | Chester County, Lehigh Valley, and Montgomery County Wedding Photographer
I have to admit, I’ve had a wonderful summer. Giving birth to my second baby in the Spring meant I said no to a lot of work. But you know what? It left the door open for people like Melinda and Paul to come in and teach me a thing or two about what “shooting a wedding” could look like. Two or three years ago I would have to turn down smaller weddings like this one, often because I had already been booked a year or more out for something much bigger. The funny thing is that I always wanted to do them. You can call it an “intimate wedding” or an “elopement” or whatever Pinterest tells you to call anything short of an all day event. The meaning is the same and the goal is the same: to marry your best friend with the people you love most surrounding you. Whether that number be over 150 or barely 30, the joy and love is the same. I love sitting down with couples and hearing their stories from the comfort of my couch: it is one of my favorite parts of this job. Melinda and Paul have a special story. They took the challenges of life and turned them into a beautiful life together. I was honored to photograph their official union in the courtyard of the Blue Bell Inn this month, and I am so glad they found my work and reached out! Congratulations to you both!