Stefanie & Chris Engaged | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Hell’s Hollow Engagement Photos | McConnell’s Mills Engagement Photos

Stef and Chris are two people I love being around! They are always laughing and joking, and it’s always a good time. Plus, their daughter is so cute and happy, her smile is contagious! They are a wonderful family and I was glad to capture this time for them!
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Jo & Ryan | North Shore Engagement | Roberto Clemente Bridge Engagement | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer

It’s a chilly day in May, and it snowed twice yesterday, which reminded me that I’ve been saving these adorable photos of Jo and Ryan’s engagement session to post! I think it’s a great time to share these! Jo contacted me to have some engagement photos done since she and Ryan were to be married soon. I was so excited to hear that she wanted a city backdrop–I love shooting in metro areas! We went to the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh, and then hopped down to the North Shore for some variety! These two were so cute, they laughed the entire time, and I know that they will have a long and happy life together–an affectionate sense of humor is invaluable!

The snow was falling, but they had so many warm moments!

The snow was falling, but they had so many warm moments!

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And the wind perfectly moved Jo's hair!

And the wind perfectly moved Jo’s hair!

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Danielle & Bill | North Shore Engagement | Pittsburgh Engagement

I met Danielle and Bill at a bridal show I did in Cranberry in the spring. They were a wonderful couple, and it was a lot of fun spending the evening with them and the twins, who are adorable and hilarious!
For the engagement session (which also doubled as a family session!) we went down the the North Shore River Front. The family spends time at the river walk, and there are lots of family activities to do! There is a variety of restaurants and a scenic walk along the river. There are also beautiful waterfall steps that you can walk across…if you don’t mind getting your jeans wet 😉
I loved this location because, of course, it was special to the family, but it also provided a variety of backdrops in which to do different portraits. Here are a few of my favorites from the evening!

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Love this with the Pittsburgh Skyline in the back!

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My favorite one of the Girls!

I loved using the pier as a backdrop. The sun was setting beautifully, providing perfect light, and the cables and railings made for interesting lines to pose on!

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Danielle wanted to do some with her cute hat, which I thought was great! I love when people bring personal items, they make awesome props! Making your engagement photos personal is a wonderful thing!

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Thanks for spending the evening with me Danielle and Bill! I had an awesome time with you and your cute family! So very excited for the wedding! 🙂

Kristen & Joe | Pittsburgh Rotunda Engagement

Kristen and Joe are two lovely people I met at a Bridal Show last season. Kristen was one of the most cheerful brides at the show! You could see her enthusiasm for planning her day with Joe, and her smile was eye catching…as were her cute shoes 😉
Kristen expressed an interest in the Pittsburgh Rotunda for their engagement shoot, which is a location that I love! You can get quite a bit of variety here. What’s great about this area is that you have the metro backdrop of the rotunda, but you also get some greenery in the courtyard below. It’s a pretty green space in the middle of a busy city center!
We started out in the courtyard, and got some cute shots incorporating trees and the landscaping surrounding the sidewalks. The fall colors came together beautifully!



Below is one of my favorites–I just love how the trees frame this beautiful couple! Symmetry can be so complimenting when the straight lines are softened by leaves!

A quick walk up the stairs brought us to the Rotunda, which is right in front of
The Pennsylvanian. There are apartments here, and you can also host a wedding here! It’s also easy to find–it’s just a few blocks over from the Strip District in Pittsburgh.

Incorporating the architecture into some of the photos was a must! Just look at the details to this intricate building.

Kristen and Joe, thanks for spending the evening with me, it was great to get to know you and capture your romance! Good luck with all of your wedding planning, it’s sure to be a gorgeous day with the way you two look at each other 🙂 Cheers!

Natasha & Lane | Succop Conservancy Engagement

I had met Natasha and Lane while shooting a wedding earlier in the season–they were on the dance floor the whole time! They were certainly a fun couple, with Natasha’s brilliant smile and Lane’s contagious sense of humor, they were easy to talk to! I was so excited when Natasha contacted me to do Engagement photos of her and Lane–they were such a cute couple, I knew it would be a good time. We went to the Succop Conservancy, where there is such a variety of beautiful places for back drops.

We started the session by doing some photos in front of the house–the wrought iron lattice work is so pretty!

I also love the back courtyard, it’s like a step back in time, and also offers the ability for some sitting poses with the brick half-wall.

These two small buildings caught Natasha’s eye, so we used them for some poses. She has a good eye–these turned out so romantic, and the colors are gorgeous! Painted brick is so timeless and looks awesome.

The barn was a wonderful backdrop, and the tree behind it looked like it was on fire! Perfect for a fall shoot!

Aren’t they adorable?!?!?! 😀

We used the arbor because, haha, they got the memo that Natasha was wearing burgundy and decorated it accordingly! 😉 Of course that’s not the truth but it worked out so well for Natasha and Lane’s shoot!

Natasha has sparkling blue eyes that are just striking! They made a statement in every photo. Just gorgeous!

This huge weeping willow made a very romantic backdrop. I loved shooting through the leafy vines to frame them. They are so in the moment with each other, it was fun to watch them joke around with each other while I shot.

Love this one in black and white!
One of my favorite things to do–shoot into the sun! It blurs everything, making the light bounce everywhere and gives the photo a soft glow and a romantic feeling. No photoshop was used in these photos. It was all done in camera with a prime lens, the sun, and a beautiful couple!

I love this one because you can look at her eyes and see how much she adores him!

And now…for Miss Lola!!! She was so tiny and cute!

Can you spot Lola? 😉

Love the bench with the birch trees by the ponds. Just so pretty!

And we caught a beautiful sunset! What a lovely backdrop for these cuties!

Lola even laid her head down 🙂 Too cute!

Loved doing this one for Natasha–her family sells lights like this! It’s their family business, so Natasha’s involved in knowledge about lights like this too. It’s always nice to see something that you identify with and that’s a part of your life. It’s fun to incorporate something very personal into your Engagement shoot, it’s all about you, after all! It will be nice to give this to Natasha’s parents so that they can have it in their office–their daughter, her new husband, and the family business! Oh, and Lola 😉
Natasha and Lane, it was wonderful to spend the evening with you two! Thank you for letting me capture these special moments for you! You are such great people and are meant for each other, it warms my heart–I can’t wait for the wedding! 🙂

Jenna & Alex | Rock Falls Park Portrait

I knew I would adore spending a session with Jenna and Alex when I remarked how cute they were and Jenna said “It’s about to get silly!” Haha–they hadn’t seen each other in a few days because of work schedules, so this session kind of doubled as a “date” for them! It was wonderful to see two kids that were absolutely crazy for each other! We did this entire session at the beautiful Rock Falls Park, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to go.

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Morgan & Branden | Slippery Rock Engagement | Jennings Engagement

Morgan and Branden, did their engagement session in…the place they had their first date! How romantic! 🙂 We started off at Camelot, which is a small restaurant in Slippery Rock. We also incorporated some Harry Potter books, one of Morgan’s favorite series! You should make your engagement shoot as unique as you are! Bring personal items that are important to you and that reflect you and your relationship and your hobbies and interests you share together!


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