nicole lombardi photography: Blog en-us (C) nicole lombardi photography (nicole lombardi photography) Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:53:00 GMT Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:53:00 GMT nicole lombardi photography: Blog 120 120 I'm coming for you 2020 Guys!! It has been a minute since I blogged....over 2 years to be exact.  My last blog post was in October 2017.   It was from a beautiful wedding that I wanted to remember forever.  I had just delivered the gallery and was working on the album when I got a call that the groom has tragically passed away.  How could this be?  How could life be so unfair?  They had only just finally gotten married!  After the dust settled, and life started to go on as it always does, I tried to blog again.  I wanted to showcase my other weddings for my beautiful couples-I just couldn't. I couldn't write.  I would pick up my computer and was stuck, my mind would go completely blank.  So I took a break...."it will just be for a few months" I said,  "just until it feels right", "things will get easier soon".  But it didn't.  

Until now.

Today is January 2, 2020 and I am ready....are you ready for me? 

Today I am sitting in my studio (which is something that I have never thought would happen) planning my year out.  I am picturing all of the babies I will meet and children I will photograph here, brides and grooms I will meet with, and help fill their walls with memories- and could not be more happy or excited.  

In the last 2 years I have felt ridiculous amounts of  stress- having gone through an extensive structural home renovation (the least fun kind!) worried about where my business was headed, worried about my kids (I know mamas get me).  I have lived and witnessed loss, stress, fear, pain, and disappointment, but I have also witnessed hope, pride, MIRACLES, LOVE and new beginnings.

Every baby that comes in the studio is a fresh start.  A blank slate.  A new life.  

This year I want to meet all of the babies.

 Don't panic brides...I'm still here for you!! I will probably never give up weddings.....they are where my heart is. I truly love-love, and sharing your special day with you means so much to me. 

I have a few projects in the works for this year...Stay tuned, and I you are engaged or, text, email, dm, smoke signal me-let's save the most special moments of your life together!

Ps.  Take a minute to check out my last blog from 2017.    I'll never get tired of seeing some of my favorite images of all time, and remembering the absolute feeling of LOVE all day. 





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(nicole lombardi photography) Thu, 02 Jan 2020 16:31:23 GMT
Mr and Mrs Janotti A glimpse at Jill and TJ's beautiful wedding!! 

Everyone cried a lot, all day.  Including myself.  

Now, I typically cry at least once at a wedding, but this wedding was different. I (and about everyone else) cried most of the day!!  It truly was an honor to be a part of this wedding.  I cried again while picking my sneaks, and I'm sure I will cry again while I finish the editing process.  

Grab your tissues.  Here's a sneak peek.




(nicole lombardi photography) Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:55:44 GMT
Mr. and Mrs. Lower Magic...... 

When they forecast called for downpours at the exact time of the outdoor ceremony.  The bride and groom decided to push up the wedding, and even though it was threatening rain, it held off.  

When the bride is not worried about the weather, because she knows she will marry the love of her life come rain or shine.

When the couples beloved dog followed the bride down the aisle and then made himself comfy on the train of her dress.  

When there is not  a dry eye in the house during their vows.

When minutes after we finished up formals the skies opened up.

When the rain stopped just as they arrived at the reception venue, and we were able to hop outside and shoot some more.

Those are just a couple definitions of what I consider photographic magic, and they all happened for Kayla and Josh.

Here is just a snippet of this magic.


(nicole lombardi photography) Wed, 09 Aug 2017 01:09:50 GMT
First Looks.......Mr. and Mrs. B If you've ever spoken to me about weddings, you know I LOVE first looks.  
I think back on this particular first look and it makes me happy.

This was a cold, sunny but muddy day in April.  

Don't get me started on the wind.  

This was one of the only dry, shaded, not dirty places on all of Blue Mountain.  

It was magic.  As soon as T saw his bride, his smile outshone the sun.  

Can't wait to finish up their gallery!

Congrats guys!  Much ❤️



(nicole lombardi photography) Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:36:27 GMT
Mr. and Mrs. M Samantha and Alex got married at the beautiful Shawnee Resort.  I have so many favorite moments from this wedding I couldn't possibly share them all.  Here is just a small look into this picture perfect day! Thank you for allowing us to share this with you.



(nicole lombardi photography) Fri, 12 Aug 2016 02:19:06 GMT
R and C On a perfect day Rikki and Cody said I do.  In front of all of their friends and family they vowed to love and cherish each other always.  

I have no doubt that they will.  Here is a sneak peek of their beautiful day. 

Congrats guys!





(nicole lombardi photography) Thu, 21 Jul 2016 02:23:01 GMT
Mr and Mrs. Dickey She's a Dickey!!!  

Kim and Kyle came back to their hometowns to celebrate their marriage with family and friends.....They brought the Charelston sun with them!

A lovely mass at Sacred Heart, and reception held at the always beautiful Historic Hotel Bethlehem, an Under the Sea speech and candy bar.  Basically a perfect day.

Thank you for allowing us to share it with you.


(nicole lombardi photography) Thu, 07 Jul 2016 02:12:42 GMT
Dr. and Mrs. Walsh So, I met Tarryn when she was the maid of honor at her best friend Jess' wedding.  She was sweet, and lovely....and FUN! 

When I met Cory at their engagment session it was clear they were perfect for each other. 

As Erin and I  drove to Carlisle for their wedding the sky was blue and the sun was shining.  The forecast was calling for rain, but I didn't believe it.  How could it rain?  About an hour before we were set to do the first look, the skies opened up.  Seriously.  No big deal, we just changed locations and everything went beautifully.  It continued to rain on and off for the rest of the day, but it didn't matter.  Nothing was going to put a damper on such a wonderful day.  Everything was gorgeous, the bride and groom, the dress, the guests, the decor, the venue, the kids!  I loved every minute. 

Cory and Tarryn, thank you for allowing us to share your special day.


Here's a sneak peek into Cory and Tarryn's special day at Carlilse Ribbon Mill. Here Venu Venue-Carlisle Ribbon Mill

Caterer- C&J Catering

DJ- Spirit Sound Production Services

Officiant- Sharon Griggs


(nicole lombardi photography) Sat, 04 Jun 2016 02:48:47 GMT
Mr. and Mrs. McEvoy

It has been a very rainy spring here, and wedding season is getting into full swing!  I was very excited to shoot my first wedding of the season at the beautiful Blue Shamrock Golf Club. All week I was praying for no rain on Katie & Jared's big day. Lucky for me, the rain held off.....ALL DAY!! And an overcast sky became a beautiful sunset.   The gorgeous couple was a dream to photograph. It was a perfect day!  Katie and Jared thank you for letting us share your special day with you!!



Ceremony Officiant:  Jennifer Bannerman at Zion U.C.C.

Reception Venue: Blue Shamrock Golf Club

Dj: Daphne Gasker

Videographer: Joe McKracken of MarJo Media

Florist: Megan Andersen

(nicole lombardi photography) Mon, 23 May 2016 23:16:24 GMT
Mr. and Mrs. Rennig! This holiday season has been super busy!  I didn't want to wait for the new year to get a sneak peek of Corey and Amanda's winter wedding up. 

So, here's a tiny look at their day!

Thank you both for letting me be a part of it.  Cheers to a lifetime of happiness!

(nicole lombardi photography) Mon, 28 Dec 2015 04:57:04 GMT
Mr and Mrs. Conway! Dan and Katie got married on a very chilly fall day. 

Even though it was cold, everything was beautiful.  

I can't wait to be able to share the rest of their photos with them. Until they are ready, here's a sneak peek!


(nicole lombardi photography) Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:31:40 GMT
Mr. and Mrs. G When I met with Sheri at our consultation, I was really hoping she would hire me!  Lucky for me she did. 

When I saw her and Lance together at their engagment session, I knew their wedding was going to be so fun, and their marriage was forever.

I had so much fun at their wedding. 

The bride was beautiful, the groom was handsome, the kids were amazing. 

The tears flowed, the food was awesome, and the place was full of love.

Thank you for allowing me to share this special day with you.



Hair-Bella Hair

Makeup-Rebekah Millroy

Venue-The Coplay American Club

Caterer-Grumpy's BBQ

DJ-Freddie Frederick

Baker- An Occasional Treat


(nicole lombardi photography) Wed, 28 Oct 2015 19:04:30 GMT
Alex and Samantha I love engagement sessions! It really helps break the ice and get to know a bride and groom before their wedding day. 

When I met Samantha and Alex, I know I liked them instantly.  I was pumped when they decided to hire me for their wedding. 

When we started planning their engagement session, I knew I wanted to do something I'd never done before. 

So, we set off for the zoo. 

And I loved it.  Everything about it, the light, the fields, cowboy boots, the sunset we almost missed because we were too busy playing in the water.

I can't wait to share your special day!<3


(nicole lombardi photography) Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:48:58 GMT
Mr. and Mrs. Schleicher Oh Sarah and Carl!  You might remember me blogging their engagement session a few months back.  I was super excited for their wedding, and last Saturday proved, my excitement didn't go unwarranted.  So many things were awesome about their day.  I mean, a COOKIE BAR!!! Amazing. Chocolate peanut butter cake....heaven. 

Ok, Enough about food, and onto the love.  It was perfect.  High school sweethearts said I do, and NOTHING could make them not smile.  The mornings nerves, the heat and humidity, a closed park, a spontaneous rain storm, would break most.  Not these two.  Their smiles were continuous and infectious.  To see their happiness was humbling.  Here's to you two!! <3

Much love.


(nicole lombardi photography) Tue, 09 Jun 2015 23:26:34 GMT
Mr. and Mrs. Titemore Derick and Kaity!

Who knew a highlighter at a party would lead to your wedding day?   The minute I stepped into the bridal suite, I know this wedding was going to be unlike any other.  Every detail was unique and beautiful.  The dress, the teapots, the flowers, the cake topper, the bride and groom, all perfect together.  In front of your nearest and dearest, you vowed to love each other forever, and then had one of the best first kisses this girl has seen.

Congrats to you both and Cheers to many years of happiness and lots of little Ophelias!!

N and E


(nicole lombardi photography) Tue, 02 Jun 2015 01:51:07 GMT
Little Miss S I traveled to NY to meet this gorgeous baby!  She made the trip very worthwhile.  She slept like a champ, and smiled as if I was instructing her to do so.

I just love her. <3

(nicole lombardi photography) Fri, 20 Mar 2015 23:48:57 GMT
Mr. and Mrs. Melosky One week ago, Meghan and Rob said I Do.  On a freezing winter day in January snow flurried outside the Historic Hotel Bethlehem while the bride and groom prepared.  The entire bridal party put on brave faces as we shoved them outside to get some winter wedding shots.

It was apparent the moment Rob saw his bride come down the aisle he was, in that moment , the luckiest man on earth.  Although it was very cold outside, we were all warmed by the love radiating from the two of them.  I can not thank them enough for allowing me to be a part of their day.

Here's a sneak peak of the awesomeness.

Cheers to many years of happiness!


(nicole lombardi photography) Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:41:45 GMT
Mr. and Mrs. C Elissa and Cody thank you so much for patiently waiting for this sneak peek!  I loved every minute of your wedding.  Everything was perfect. I especially loved the tiny pink party slip!!  Thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day!!  Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.    xoxo

(nicole lombardi photography) Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:49:12 GMT
Mr. and Mrs. OD!! Well, when I set out to shoot Kelli and Brandon.....I mean OD's wedding I had big expectations.  They lived up to every single one.  I could feel the love of friends and family as they got ready to walk down the aisle.  When the father of the bride saw his baby for the first time, the tears were unstoppable for all of us. The love was almost tangible as they said their vows.  Every single person had such love for these two people.  The groom began his day hunting.....(It was of course the first day of archery after all).   The bride began her day getting hair and makeup done, naturally.  When they finally met at the church you could tell, it was the best day of their lives.  The day did have one tiny slip up (or slide down), but thanks to an awesomely connected bridal party it was quickly corrected, and made for some very interesting memories.  There were many things I loved at Kelli and OD's wedding, but I'll share a few of my favorites.   I loved the Smore's bar.  Amazing.  I loved that it seemed like the entire party was on the dance floor for the entire reception.  But, my favorite is the way Kelli and Od dance, Od holds Kelli's hand and puts it behind her back.  The exact same way her parents dance.  Here's a small peek into their love filled day. <3


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(nicole lombardi photography) Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMT
Mr. and Mrs. N Sunday I was fortunate enough to witness 2 families become 1.  When Katherine contacted me about shooting her wedding to Larry I was excited.  I was doing a happy dance all day! Anyone that knows me, knows that my favorite part of a wedding is when the groom sees his bride for the first time. If they cry, I usually cry and I LOVE it!   Here is a sneak peek of their special day,  Thanks for having me guys!!  Sorry about the vows pics Larry, they are my favorite!!  

(nicole lombardi photography) Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:47:29 GMT
Mr. and Mrd. K!! Megan  and John, where do I start?  This incredible wedding was one I'll never forget.  The venue was the most beautiful farm I've ever seen, the threatening thunder during the ceremony,  the delicious food and cake, narrowly avoiding the storm after taking my favorite image of the night.  This wedding was one for the books.  Every single detail was perfect.  The day was perfect.  Their love is perfect.  Hope you guys are having a great honeymoon!!  Here's a sneak peek!

(nicole lombardi photography) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:47:18 GMT
The future Mr. and Mrs. K Megan and Johns Engagement session sneak peek.

Holy Cow!  I had so much fun with these guys.  I can't wait for their wedding. 

(nicole lombardi photography) Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:03:43 GMT
Mr and Mrs. Dietz On a beautiful spring day two people became man and wife.  I knew when we met a few months ago, I was going to LOVE Jess and Corey's wedding.  Boy, was I right!  Everything was perfect.  From the bride's gorgeous gown, the handmaid details, to the tear filled vows, and heartfelt toasts.  Here's a sneak peek of this wonderful day.

For Jess and Corey, May you forever be each others person. 

Much Love,


(nicole lombardi photography) Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:33:05 GMT