It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything because I’ve been busy getting ready for the arrival of our first son, so I’m glad to get back into the blogging groove and share Amy and Dan’s beautiful wedding from August. I guess you could say I have some blogging to get caught up on before my due date in October (and I’ll be photographing two weddings and an engagement session to boot)! The good news is, I’m staying on top of all of my client deadlines as that’s a really important part of my business philosophy. Anyway, this sunny August wedding had the most perfect weather. After the stretch of a long heat wave, Amy and Dan figured their day would be a hot one, but to everyone’s surprise the rainy Friday before the wedding cooled things off quite nicely. We started with Amy at her parent’s home, not far from Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
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Emily and Jim were married on Dec. 18. And that Saturday was pretty warm, but the snow that had fallen earlier in the week hadn’t melted yet, so it was a lovely winter day for a Pittsburgh wedding photographer. Their ceremony was held in the morning with a late lunchtime reception. It was a short, but sweet day. We stopped by Hartwood Acres on the way to their reception in Hampton. This is a favorite location of mine and the mansion was decorated for Christmas, so it doesn’t get any better than that. Here are a few favorites from their wedding:
This is a fun favorite. Emily’s bridesmaids thought it would be cute to have the ring bearer hold their bouquets. And it was. I think he’s bashful at all of the attention he’s getting here.
St. John Neumann is a large Catholic church in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. It’s sanctuary is modern and spacious.
Sometimes I like to take the point of view from a guests perspective, but that all depends on the church policy on photography. This church was very flexible.
This kiss caught us by surprise. If it’s not a formal part of the ceremony, you never know when it’s coming. For this reason, Alex lingers by the center aisle and I’m free to move around.
The flowers are by a neighbor of mine. She literally lives three doors down from me and has a thriving floral business. If you’re interested in finding out more, send me a message and I’ll send you her contact info. Her business is all by word of mouth and it’s no wonder because she does a great job and she’s so nice to work with.
I love seeing the grooms hands on a brides waist. Actually, I love it when my husband holds me by the waist, so images like this one can really say a lot. This one’s by Alex. When I’m setting up portraits, he catches lovely details like this one.
Hartwood Acres has lots of beautiful window light inside the mansion.
I just love this one. Emily looks so peaceful and angelic. It’s another beauty by Alex.
We also did a few poses in front of the Christmas tree there before it was time to go.
Emily and Jim, congratulations on your marriage and many blessings to you!
Here’s a slideshow of Katie and John’s wedding. They wanted to be photographed with each other and their bridal party before the ceremony to save time later in their day. This worked out beautifully despite some light rain. We headed over to Hartwood Acres and spent about 40 minutes there. Then it was off to their ceremony at The Chadwick in Wexford, Pa. The ceremony was held inside, just down a hallway from the ballroom where their reception took place. It was a well-planned and lovely day – plus Katie and John were so much fun to work with. Gene Yuger of Photorise Photography second shot with me and Daisy Block assisted us. Gene photographed my wedding and this was our first time working together. Some of his work can been seen in the slideshow. The day couldn’t have been better – check out this quick slideshow for a glimpse into their fabulous day.
I recently had the pleasure of spending an evening with Kristie and Matt at Hartwood Acres, in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. We met there for their engagement session and this couple really shines in front of the camera. What was their trick? They had fun! They are so easy-going and thoroughly enjoyed one another’s company, so they made my job easy.
Here are a few favorites from their shoot:
It was a gorgeous fall evening and there were several photographer’s there taking family portraits on the mansion grounds. It’s no wonder that Hartwood Acres is a hot spot for photographers. For this portrait, we were on the terrace at the back of the mansion.
I like this take on photographing the engagement ring. The repetition of their shadow completes the form, although I’m really focusing on her sparkling diamond!
I love their playfulness.
Kristie’s eyes are so endearing.
Blowing kisses in the wind.
Kristie and Matt’s wedding is coming up next fall and you can just feel their excitement when they talk about it.