Sooooo! One of my fave weddings I’ve shot! Most of these photos have been kept private because of all the tiny babes involved (we’re Italian, and respect privacy deeply) but I wanted to share some of the beautiful details involved! Enjoy! <3
I think of the word “stunning” when I think of Natasha and Lane! From the time I shot their engagement photos to now, they just make a photographer’s job so easy! They are beautiful inside and out, and love to have a good time and are relaxed in front of the camera. Plus, they constantly offer you a drink, coffee, chocolate milk, or beer so…you seriously can’t beat that! Everyone had a blast on their wedding day–it was great to be surrounded by people that truly enjoyed being around each other! The day started off at their home, where Lane was getting dressed with his brothers/groomsmen and hanging out in the ManCave. They got a little crazy, and I laughed so hard I literally couldn’t shoot! It’s great to see brothers that have such a close bond!
After that, I headed to the home Natasha grew up in, and I went from a whole lotta crazy to a whole lotta pretty….seriously, just pretty everywhere! Pretty girls, pretty dresses, pretty shoes, makeup, everything!
Couldn’t get enough shots of Natasha’s Vera Wang gown, the light went through the ruffles perfectly, just gorgeous!
I loved these shots of the girls putting the finishing touches on Natasha riiiight before she walked down the isle at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. The moments before can be so intimate and full of emotion! And she has great legs, obvi!
Lane held it together very well as he saw Natasha walking to meet him!
After doing the family and bridal party photos at the Cathedral, we headed to Pearson Park in New Castle (just a short drive away!) to do the bridal portrait in the woods. It had started to rain a little, so we brought out the umbrella too! Very romantic!
So…I’m a sucker for IVY and any kind of crawling plant that grows all over buildings, and this caught my eye on the way back to the Cathedral. They were so kind as to go along with my last minute plan before she bustled her gown for the reception!
Lane is so romantic–before the wedding, he wrote a song for Natasha, and sang it to her at the reception. Natasha’s brother Bobby played his guitar while Lane sang. Everyone was in tears, of course!
Thank you so much for having me on your wedding day! It was truly a blast! All the best to you two love birds <3
For Natasha and Lane’s wedding box, I decided to paint the bows on Natasha’s shoes. They’re coordinating colors of the ballet pink and gray, arriving on their doorstep filled with wedding dvd of proofs and photos from their day as well.
I was so excited to see Laura and Patrick on their wedding day at the Succop Conservancy! They are such a sweet couple, and Laura is an absolute doll baby! She’s seriously one of the most cheerful people I’ve ever met, and it’s easy to see why Patrick adores her. They got creative with their wedding day–Laura and her dad grew their own wheat grass for the centerpieces and had unique touches throughout their day–scroll through to see all the lovely details and beautiful vibrant color schemes!
Laura and her girls got ready early in the day so we could do bridal party shots before the ceremony. This really saved time after the ceremony, and also allowed the girls to relax and joke around because we weren’t rushed. Laura gave all of her girls adorable purses as a gift, and they all looked radiant together!
I love doing these types of photos–what I like to call “First Look Without Looking”! We meet at a pre-designated area where you can’t see your fiance, but, you can hold hands and talk or say a prayer together! It’s a great moment to share before the quick-pace of the wedding day comes around!
The Succop Conservancy has gorgeous grounds that provide the perfect backdrop for romantic photos! And I had two great models ;)
Laura and Patrick were excellent with the cake part–they had one cake they cut themselves and then a cake bar…this girl has a sweet tooth like me! Just look at the variety of cakes they had to choose from! Awesome…
They planned a really fun reception–they even had corn hole in the side yard–a PA fave!
And for the bonfire, a girl after my own heart, she had a S’MORE BAR! YUM!We also snuck out for a few minutes to do some sunset photos, a personal fave, with glowing light and a beautiful couple, it was easy!
We also did some more family portraits, it was easy to do on the rolling lawn and everyone was in one spot.
And Laura and Patrick win the prize for Coolest Guest Book! Instead of a “book”, they had bottles of wine you sign with a silver Sharpee! For Laura and Patrick’s Bridal Box, I painted the location of their new home! I had just been there myself and was inspired by the fog lifting off the mountains. Laura and Patrick, I wish you the best on your new life together, it was an honor to be with you on your wedding day!
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One of the sweetest girls I know, Danielle was all smiles as she told me about how she met her husband-to-be, Bill. Just sitting with them and seeing the way they looked at each other, you knew this was meant to be! I was so happy to be able to be a part of their day, and Danielle planned a gorgeous wedding full of blush pinks, flowers, and lovely details that made for a stunning wedding.
For Danielle and Bill’s bridal portrait, we did a First Look Session over at La Roche College campus. I love doing these because they are so intimate and romantic! Because it’s just the bride and groom, you get some time alone with your partner that you won’t get for the rest of your wedding day. It’s a time for you two to truly relax and enjoy being with one another, and there is no audience (except me!) for you to pose in front of and you can be yourself and get lost in the moment, as these two clearly had no trouble doing ;)
I love this first shot, of Danielle walking towards Bill where he was waiting for her–it’s romantic for one partner to be standing facing away from the other, and when you’re ready, you touch them on the shoulder and they see you for the first time dressed in your bridal attire–surprise! It’s a beautiful moment!
Danielle kept with a Martini Theme–and did it so well! All the blush tones and martini glasses looked wonderful together!
We also did family portraits at The Chadwick before the ceremony–they have a beautifully decorated lobby which was great due to the rain outside! The whole place is fantastic.
Arden is an artist herself–singer, poet, fashion guru. Shooting with her is always fun–she’s got a ton of different eclectic outfits, we did three different outfits for this session. More to come later–heck out all of her Black Milk clothing that she rocks like no other! Wow!
Courtney and Jamie had a gorgeous day! They are two of the sweetest and FUN people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, and they made their family and friends the center of their day. Everyone had such a great time, all smiles as they had a blast celebrating their wedding day.
We headed to the West End Overlook in Pittsburgh for their bridal portrait. I especially loved the wisteria covered bridge, and their day took place on just the right time for the extremely SHORT blooming season of wisteria! Perfect timing, guys!
Their reception took place at the Fairview Sunset Room, which I loved the lights and draping in the center of the room!
For thier wedding box, I painted yellow flowers from Courtney’s bouquet. Enclosed are the dvds of their proofs and my favorite bridal portraits in 5×7 pro prints! It’s something I like to do to say “thank you” :)
Courtney and Jamie, thanks so much for sharing your day with me! Your friends and family were so fun! Lots of love to you two <3