Ally is a stunning girl in a flowy, flower print dress…who took me hiking. She does it all! I can see why her fiance, Eric, adores her! She introduced me to one of my new favorite locations, Bushy Run Battlefield in Jeanette, Pennsylvania. The scenery was the perfect backdrop for their romantic photos on the trails, the woods, and beautiful rolling fields.
The Pandemic of Covid19 has hit everyone hard. We’re happy to be safe and healthy, but life has stopped or slowed down in ways we’d never imagined. We’ve adjusted to new rules and a new normal. Couples have had to reschedule their weddings–something you put a lot of time, heart, and detail into planning! There may have been a lot of tears at the beginning of quarantine, but my couples have handled these changes with grace and strength. I’m so proud of them! Rescheduling a day you’ve looked forward to your whole life isn’t easy.
With Covid19 regulations changing quickly and social distancing necessary, it’s something to consider when planning your wedding now. It’s important to stay up to date on new rules, regulations, and things to watch out for. I like to reference the PA Department of Health website for daily updates for Butler/Pittsburgh.
While looking at distancing and limiting guests to small groups, I’ve thought of my favorite wedding venues over the years for intimate weddings. It was the couple’s choice to keep the guest list small, and allowed for more conversation and time spent together. The wedding was just as joyful, and beautiful!
Below are the links to my blog posts where you can see the photos. Scroll all the way to the bottom to see the shorter version of the photos!
There will always be options, depending on what is going on with the current regulations, just take the time to figure it out and change and pivot when you need.
Couples + Community is not cancelled.
Hope is not cancelled.
Love is not cancelled. ❤
Please click on the couple’s names for their link, or look at the new thumbnails below! Tricia + Luke, married at a local church, had a fun lawn-game centered reception. Meredith + Justin, married under a pergola at her childhood home and a backyard tent. Kate + Jarrod, married at Jennings Nature Reserve and dinner at a nearby restaurant. Hailey + Antonio, married at Foxburg Winery on the Allegheny River. Tiffany + Jarod, married at his family home while it snowed.
Gina + Joel, married at Creekside Manor, blog post to follow!
Shelby + Eric, married at their family farm, blog post to follow!
I’d met Hailey in art class (she was the best one, with the most vision and talent, I’d like to add!) and I was thrilled when she contacted me to tell me she was getting married! She and her husband planned a small, intimate ceremony with dinner following at The Foxburg Inn right on the Allegheny River. It was a gorgeous setting, with a ceremony next to the water, and all her close family right near them. This is the perfect venue for a small wedding, stunning views, and wonderful food, and a variety of places to go for photos!
Marissa and Tory picked the perfect day for their wedding at Irons Mill Farmstead. It’s the exact backdrop this outdoor couple needed to feel right at home. You can usually find these two with their horses or hiking! I have absolutely loved getting to know Marissa and her kind, generous heart through the years. She’s exactly the kind of person we need in the world today. Watching her marry Tory was a joy!
I loved the farmstead because there is a huge variety of places to go for photos–underneath beautiful trees for daytime portraits, and a wide open field for sunset portraits. Marissa’s color choices of turquoise and petal pink were bright and cheerful, just like her. The sparkler reception was the perfect way to end this adventure!
Snow and the chill of the winter air was the perfect backdrop to Jarod and Tiffany’s New Year’s Eve wedding! The wedding was held at the family home, and not one eye was dry during their ceremony. Everyone is SO incredibly happy for these two! More photos to come! ❤
Two of my favorite people ❤ Their joyful engagements and gorgeous wedding. A strong, charming, hilarious man, and a sweet, thoughtful, loving young woman. It was THE best weekend celebrating so much love with these two ❤
Kate + Jarrod had a lovely, intimate wedding at Jenning’s Environmental Center in Slippery Rock, PA. The ceremony was complete with their closest friends and family. It was a gorgeous day for photos around the center, in a perfect prarie setting with a golden glow sunset. They are such wonderful people, I wish them the best in their long, happy life together! ❤
We headed to the Butler City Hunting Fishing Club (formerly the East Butler Hunting Fishing Club) for Tiffany and Jarod’s engagement photos. It’s a great location as it’s so easy to find, and provides so many areas for beautiful, green photos.
It was a perfect evening as the sun set through the woods, and Tiffany’s angel hair looked gorgeous in the setting sun!
Olivia graciously agreed to do some modeling for me at our local Butler YMCA. We were in need of photos, and she had become so dedicated to fitness and health, and makes it look good! It was great to get to know her more, and to also see some of her routines!
Missy and her boys were SO excited as they awaited the arrival of their new baby! Missy was a glowing mommy, so we did some prism work with her solo portraits. It’s great to do different combinations of family portraits in one session! I love to do parents by themselves, and each with the child by themselves, and then solo with each child. There’s no limit to combinations! I love to offer the variety pack with each session, and you get to keep all of your images too!