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2020 HMP Couples Game Night

Feb 6, 2020

Being your wedding photographer is only a small part that I take on if you book me. Yes, it’s the main reason you reached out in the first place. But, to me? To me, it is a friendship forming. A person you can talk to if you seem stuck.

And a family that you become apart of.

On the wedding day, yes, I will capture every moment, but I will also do some much more than that. I will help bustle your dress. Put on the boutonnieres. Carry the florals (gladly!! ). Make sure your hair is in the perfect place. Keep everyone on-time and in the right spots. Give you a couple of minutes throughout the day to sneak away and take it all in. And be someone to dance with you after you walk down the aisle from saying “I Do” to your now husband!!

Becoming your wedding photographer means so much more to me than just photos…and trust me, they mean A LOT, too!!

When you become a Heather Marie Couple, you become part of the family. A family with all my past and present couples. A family that supports each other, gives recommendations, and helps each other when they are stuck in the planning process. This job has become so much more than I could have ever imagined! And the people I have met and photographed have become such close friends.

Although during the wedding process I don’t get to see each of my couples too often, I always want to try to see them extra times when I can. So creating a get together for my couples was one of my big goals for my business. Not only do I get to stay up-to-date with each of my couples as their journey together continues, but it also creates such a close community between all of my couples!

So a couple weeks ago, I held my first ever HMP Couples Game Night!

To say it was amazing is a HUGE understatement. It was more than I could have ever asked for. From the gorgeous decorations and florals by Blossom Bliss Florist and Caroline’s Rentals to the beautiful studio space of Lauren Fisher Photography, this evening was set up perfectly from the start.

table set up for a couples get together. white and greenery themed. elegant and classic

table setting for game night with white linen, white and green florals, accented with silver and gold pieces, bottles filled with white florals and greenery on a wood round

floral and frame wall backdrop for photos

lantern filled with florals on a wood round, food table for the couples to enjoy throughout the evening

As guests arrived they were able to grab appetizers and just hangout and meet the other couples that came. Each couple also received a little custom gift from me and a few surprise discounts. Just to thank them for coming and being a part of this incredible family!

We even had the new addition to the HMP experience join the party!! For 2020, we are welcoming a Photobooth as an option to add on to your wedding package! I am so excited to add this addition to the experience because it allows the fun from the wedding day to not end once the evening comes to a close.

photo booth, floral wall backdrop, new addition to the Heather Marie Photograhy Experience

Not only do each of the guests have the option to take photos, Boomerangs, GIFS, or videos and send them to themselves instantly to share on social media or to print at the size they would like, but it also creates a gallery for the couple so that once the wedding comes to an end, and the guests give all their congratulation hugs, the newlyweds can look back through all the photos and see the messages and fun that their guests left for them! It is a perfect way to let the happiness and love of the wedding day live on!

I can’t wait to see my couples cherish these moments as they start their journey together.

To end the evening, we all joined in on a round of Progressive Monte Carlo Rook. It caused everyone to get up from their seats and get to know all of the other couples in the HMP Family, while getting a little competitive to see who the big winners were at the end of the night. Even those that didn’t fair so well in the game still had the chance to take home a prize.

wedding couples game night at a studio in Lancaster, PA
couples playing cards

Each of the couples brought a secret dessert along to enter into a dessert bake-off! Holy moly were all of these desserts AMAZING!! It was so hard to choose. The winner came down to a one point difference!

dessert table on old wallpaper table in front of brick wall

I just can’t put into words the love that I have for each of my couples. Past and Present, you will always be a part of this family, and I can’t wait to be along as your journey continues. Thank you for making my first annual HMP Couples Game Night such a hit. I can’t wait for the next one.

XOXO ~ Heather Marie

group shot from game night


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Photographer, go-getter, and ice cream lover
Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania