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Well, hello and welcome to Autumn Kern Photo!


I'm Autumn, a photographer living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with my husband, Josh, and our sweet pup, Berlin. I liked them both immediately because, in their different ways, they're ridiculously good looking. Aside from hanging with my small gang, I enjoy roaming the streets of my city, eating vegetables, making everyone laugh, and hoping people show up late to meetings so I can continue with the book(s) in my bag.  I'm currently attending graduate school and I think I can fairly be called a "forever student." Or, at the very least, a nerd. God's grace is my most favorite thing, and yet, it baffles me daily. 

However, I think it's important that you know something more than a brief introduction. I think you need to know why I do this.

I don't have a mesmerizing story about picking up a camera and feeling "it", or whatever, and if we're being entirely honest, I'm a wedding photographer by accident. And I'm okay with that.

I studied history as an undergrad but I wasn't what professors deem a good historian. I was in it for the stories, the small glimpses into someone else's life - not so much the "why-this-country-invaded-this-country-and-caused-this-economic-collapse." It never occurred to me that I would put my degree to use post-college, but I do. I love telling the stories of the people who have graciously invited me into their lives all over the country, because I'm in the business of documenting history. 

Or at least that's how I approach wedding photography. I understand the gravity and honor in photographing your wedding because one day, your great-grandchildren may find these photographs in a box in the attic and realize that without your promises, they wouldn't exist. Your family wouldn't be what it is. They'll realize you made history because your story is that significant. 

If you're hoping for images that will make your heart swell for years to come, stick around and get in touch here. Let's make something wildly beautiful together. 



let's not forget about sam, my videographer

SAM KERN, videographer

 

Have you ever seen a team that works well together? They seamlessly move around one another, brainstorm together for creative storytelling, and rarely get in one another's shot? A strong team means a strong story for your wedding day in both photo and video. I've worked with many wonderful videographers, but I've also worked with many terrible videographers whose philosophy and styling conflicted with my more natural, laid-back approach. Differing styles can really throw a wrench in the day. To solve this problem, I added Sam to the team in 2016. You can find out more information here

Video collection includes:
All day video coverage alongside of a photographer (up to 9 hours)
A short film of the day's highlights delivered via USBs
All raw video footage from the entire wedding day delivered via USBs
Extra: extended highlights for the short film


 

While he may be my husband and my second shooter, Josh is not my assistant or a lesser photographer. Back in the fall of 2011, I had little interest in photography but major interest in Josh Kern. He invited me to go on a little photography adventure one weekend and I eagerly accepted with camera in tow. Over the next two years, he taught me how to shoot in focus, think about light, and shoot in focus (I had a focusing problem!). 

When I fell in love with wedding photography, Josh began to shoot alongside of me to help tell a fuller story for our couples. I like to think that we've mastered working together to create a memorable and complete wedding experience. Contact me here to book both of us together.

JOSH KERN, second shooter