All in "Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer"
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Senior Portrait Session in Pittsburgh, PA. | Kacie
I had so much fun taking Kacie's senior photos on a warm mid-morning at one of Pittsburgh's best locations, the botanical gardens! We had a day full of lights, shadows, and highlights that made for a very fun and creative photo shoot.
Kacie wanted to do her senior pictures at Phipps Conservatory in Scheneley Park while the Monet exhibition was still going on. It was very sunny and humid, but we definitely made it work.
Grandview Park Surprised Engagement with Taco Bell Burritos | Pittsburgh, PA
Jay first contacted me to see if I had availability to photograph his surprised engagement to his girlfriend, Brooke. I love surprised engagements, and I have so much experience with them at this point that I love doing them and helping out in any way I can with the surprise element of it.
We were planning a golden afternoon picnic with flowers, their dog, biggie, and some Taco Bell burritos! Brooke had mentioned that Taco Bell was one thing they always get and it's special to them as a couple. Naturally, we had to have it in the shoot.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Wedding | Adam + Saige
When I first met Saige and Adam, I understood what people mean when they talk about their ideal client. They were the manifestation of everything I had been dreaming of when I thought about who I would love to work with.
A couple who is sensitive and receptive to art, beautiful souls who understand the art of life and love, and are open and vulnerable enough to have a collaboration with me so I can better capture and tell their story.
At Home Intimate Steamy Couples Photos | Pittsburgh
If you’re into real, intimate and candid moments as much as I am, chances are that an in-home couples session is exactly what you’re wanting!
Gone are the days of stiff, cookie-cutter couple portraints in front of a tacky red backdrop. There are so many benefits to welcoming a photographer into your home and really documenting your life together and those moment you cherish the most where you send the most time together, at home.
Pittsburgh Rooftop Engagement Session | Strip District
Pittsburgh's Strip District is full of incredible spots to see, bars and shops that offer not just a broad selection of food, but drinks and entertainment. If I had to describe the strip district in a sentence, I would say that it's the perfect blend between the old and the new. It's one of the most versatile spots in the city to take pictures, have fun and let go.
Mellon Park Maternity Photos in Pittsburgh, PA. | Spring Time
We did Brittany and Steve's maternity session at one of the most beautiful Pittsburgh parks right on 5th Ave., in Oakland: Mellon Park. Mellon Park is always a great location for for elegant and creative photos, and you can get so much out of this location because you can walk to different areas of the park and get different sceneries, which is always a good idea when planning a photo shoot, especially when your pregnant and hiking and doing more adventurous activities is not really an option.
North Shore PNC Park | Winter Engagement Session | Pittsburgh, PA
The most important part for me as a person and as a wedding photographer is for my couple to have fun--I want then to have the best experience, laugh, dance, and tear up with emotion by being in the present moment and realizing their getting to marry the love of their life, and the best part is, I get to document all of it! :) That was how Katie's and Sajen's engagement was. One for the books!
Destination Beach Couple's Session | Tulum, Mexico
Let me paint the picture for this incredible session for you. Mexico: A lover's destination with the ocean, beautiful skies, and the perfect weather. That sums up my afternoon, while I got the privilege to see these two love birds love and devotion for one another.
Pittsburgh In-Home Newborn Photography Session
The first weeks of your baby's life quickly pass by, and you won't even notice when he or she is already a month old! They grow and change daily, where do I come in in that? I love to document those first few weeks of your baby's life in the comfort of your home.
In a lifestyle session where we take real, and natural photos, we document those moments of the baby as well as you as parents with your little one. It's one of the most intimate and most beautiful photo shoots you can have, and I promise, you won't regret it.
Best Engagement Session Locations in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is such a versatile city that you can really choose any location and vibe you want for your engagement photos. You'll see why in a second, but before we do that, I also wanted to remind you that the scenery of Pittsburgh will change drastically from season to season, so keep that in mind when choosing your engagement location, and take advantage of it.
John Wright Restaurant Wedding Fall Wedding | The Smiths
When we first got there we were welcomed by the kind staff of the wedding venue who were finishing the final touches for the reception and making sure everything was ready.
The bridal room where Rose was getting ready was spacious and full of light. We captured those very special getting ready moments that are so sentimental for the bride along with her mom and bridesmaids. They drank champagne and had fun while putting having their make up done, and got even more beautiful for the day. For the guys these moments are very fun! They take in the moment by goofing around ripping their pants, drinking and laughing a LOT.
Strip District Maternity Photos in Pittsburgh | Lisa + Ryan
Lisa had asked me for ideas on photo shoot locations. She wanted something special and different, and something that would go with Ryan's vibe, too. So we found this really cool location in the Strip District where there are huge tires, a railroad, and what looks like closed factories. If you go and look around, you would never think that this would be an ideal photo shoot location, but as you'll see below, it was! I wish more of my clients could see the beauty of these type of locations for their photos.
Cancun Riviera Maya Honeymoon Photos | Mexican Caribbean
Cancun Riviera Maya Photos | Before seeing the photos, let me paint the picture for you. A gorgeous golden afternoon giving the turquoise waters that glow, the waves hitting the shore and two people in love letting themselves get carried away by the warmth, the sensation of the water in their skin, and remembering vividly why they made the commitment to spending the rest of their life together!
The Pennsylvanian Engagement | Hunter + Kristen
We started off the engagement of Hunter and Kristen at The Pennsylvanian Apartments in Downtown Pittsburgh, and finished it off in Mellon Park.
Always such a joy to photograph Hunted and Kristen, and to see their engagement rings, and do this for them was really special to me. We had taken photos a year prior in McConnells State Park where Hunter had given Kristen a couple's session as a surprised. This time though, we celebrated their engagement by popping a champagne bottle at the end of the session.
Hotel Conneaut in Conneaut Lake, PA Wedding | Bri + Derek
Bri and Derek celebrated their wedding at The Hotel Conneaut at Conneaut Lake, PA. Being in this historic hotel was a beautiful experience, because the locations for photographs were endless. Plus being by the water just adds to the charm of this venue. The ceremony was right by the water and even though it was a gloomy September day and It ended up raining a bit, we got the most beautiful sky after the storm. Not to mention the night we got with a pitch black sky with beautiful stars surrounding us where we were able to capture night portraits that Bri and Derek were happy to take.
10 Things You’re paying for when booking your wedding photographer
I’ve been having a lot of consultations with clients, and I’ve realized that many people don’t know what you’re actually paying for when you hire your wedding photographer. You’re most likely hiring your wedding photographer because you saw his/her work and fell in love with it. You can’t put your finger on what’s that thing exactly, but you know it’s something from their style to the way they document moments, lighting, poses, and the editing of the photos. But is that really it? Is that why you’re paying so much money for?! Just for a day to document your wedding?
Absolutely NOT. Let me explain what you’re paying for when you hire your wedding photographer and what goes on behind the scenes of and all the hidden costs you don’t see.
How to Make Your Engagement Photos Romantic + Original
How cool would it be to find a photographer that can make your engagement all about you & your Love Story? Not only document candid, real moments but catered an experience that will show who you really are as a couple?
Think of how you met!
How did you meet your Bae?! Chances are when you met him/her you connected on shared interests, on traveling, activities, sports, food, movies, books! Ask your photographer to create an experience around that thing that is meaningful to you guys. Or better yet! Travel to your favorite mountain and have a date, being your photographer to third wheel and document every minute of it! ?
The Home Farm Barn Wedding in Indiana, PA. | Carlee + Joe
Carlee + Joe's Wedding took place at The Home Farm Barn in Indiana PA where we celebrated their union in a beautiful fall day with the popular autumn's foliage we wait year-round for.
Their wedding decor was all fall themed with pumpkins that look very aesthetically pleasing. The combination of the bridesmaids' color dresses with their bouquets made for an elegant feel to the entire wedding.
Also, if you haven't been to The Home Farm Barn in Indiana PA it's totally worth a visit. The hand-hewn barn located in Indiana PA is a venue which offers different spaces for the ceremony, reception, and even the getting ready portion of the day, which is very helpful because everything happens all in once place and you don't have to drive from location to location, which is very convenient and ends up saving you time and stress, which is a life saver when talking about one of the most important days of your life.
Mellon Park Maternity Photos in Pittsburgh, PA.
We did Meshaim's maternity session at Pittsburgh most gorgeous parks, Mellon Park. I feel like that's a wonderful location option for elegant and creative shots, and you can get so much out of this location because you can walk to different areas of the park and get another vibe, which is always a good idea when planning a photo shoot, especially when your pregnant and hiking and doing more adventurous activities is not really an option.
Grandview Overlook Surprised Engagement | Danny + Elnaz
Danny first contacted me to see if I was available to document the surprise engagement he was planning for his girlfriend on a weekend trip they were planning to Pittsburgh.
He had never been to Mt. Washington, which is where Grandview Overlook is located in Pittsburgh, but he was open and receptive to hearing all the tips I was giving him to make this summer surprised proposal epic!
Downtown Pittsburgh Photos | Summer Couple's Session
Don't underestimate the beauty of having a couple's session at Downtown Pittsburgh. The buildings and the vibe of Downtown is very unique and what can come out of the session is totally up to you, the time of season, the time of day, and whatever you bring for props, or outfits.
In this case Amanda + Dave chose to have theirs during the Summer season in Pittsburgh, PA. June is the longest month of the year and probably one of, if not the most warm month of the year.
North Park Couple's Session W/ Adorable Puppy | Pittsburgh, PA.
It's 2021 what defines a family has evolved, and not everybody has children, but that doesn't mean it's not a family, right?!
In this family session the newest member of the family is this cutie, who took over the photo shoot with his tender eyes, and infectious happiness.
Pittsburgh North Shore Engagement at PNC Park | Tito + Mel
We did Tito's + Mel's Engagement session in the North Shore, we started at PNC park and walked down the river. That''s one of their favorite spots in the city of Pittsburgh, just like me, they're crazy about Pittsburgh, and the city did not disappoint with its charm that day.
Franklin Park In-Home Newborn Session | Pittsburgh, PA
Doing In-home newborn sessions are very special and intimate, and this wasn't the exception. Newborn sessions sometimes take time and that's because you don't want to rush the baby. Sometimes we need to take breaks to feed and change the baby.