Cody & Rachel | Rustic Farm Wedding | Romantic Country Wedding

Rachel and Cody are two peas in a pod with their love of the outdoors, and for each other. Their beautiful, romantic wedding was perfectly set outside in rolling hills with a glowing sunset, surrounded by loved ones. Rachel looked stunning in her gown, and their cheerful colors of yellow and light gray complimented the rustic features through the barn and ceremony. These two were perfect models–lost in the moment of each other, their vows, and their first dance, everyone was crying (including me) and I could have shot them all day. Their love is beautiful and uplifting to see–I wish them a long and happy life together ❤

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Loved spending the day with you! All the best ❤

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Ashton & Tom | Butler PA Wedding |

Ashton and Tom tied the knot on a beautiful day surrounded by their family and friends. Aside from loving her color choice of purple paired with succulents (that she actually grew! yes!) I loved their unity ceremony. A beautiful hippie soul, Ashton chose a tree, which perfectly represents their relationship, to be watered and planted. This really showcased her unique personality, as well as her and Tom’s strong and growing love for each other.

Loved spending the day with you two! ❤ All the best! ❤

Brittany & Sean | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Hampton Banquet Hall Wedding Photos | Gibsonia Wedding Photographer | Hampton Banquet Hall Wedding Pictures | Butler Wedding Photographer

I’m so excited to share Brittany and Sean’s wedding! The details were chic and glam, including Brittany’s Kate Spade heels, and Sean’s Rosary from Italy. It’s been a while since I’ve been blogging the weddings I’ve shot, and this one was special because these two are head over heels for each other. Brittany made this day about everyone else–she was so attentive to everyone and wanted all of her guests to have a good time–which they certainly did!

Brittany and Sean opted for a First Look Session for their Bridal Formals, since their ceremony wasn’t until the evening. A First Look breaks the old tradition of waiting until after the ceremony to see each other–I LOVE these because it’s so intimate–it’s a special moment shared just between you and your almost-spouse! We pick a meeting place that you both love a few weeks before and the groom waits for his bride there. She walks up behind him, and when she’s ready, she touches his shoulder. He turns to see him, not just as his love and his girlfriend/wife, but as his BRIDE! The facial expressions, the reactions, the tears…there are no words to describe how fantastic it is to see each partner’s looks and exclamations to each other! It’s just JOYFUL ❤

 

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Thanks so much for choosing me for your photographer! It was a blast! ❤ I wish you a long and happy life together! ❤

Jess & Zach |Laube Hall Wedding | Laube Hall Freeport | Laube Hall Wedding Photos | Freeport Wedding Photographer | Butler Wedding Photographer | Butler PA Wedding Photography

It’s been a while since I’ve taken a break from blogging, and now that I’m back on, I’m SOOOOO ridiculously excited to share Jess and Zach’s wedding! It was seriously one of my favorite days ever, not just because it was a FUN wedding, but because it was an honor and a joy to watch these two say vows they wrote themselves (which were hilarious and cute at the same time!) but also to see everyone so happy. Jess and Zach are a rare find in today’s instant world. They really did restore my faith in humanity. They are such wonderful people, a friend to anyone, warm and welcoming to strangers, and made everyone feel included and comfortable. Once you make a friend in them, you have a friend for life. I even ran into Jess last week, and chatted it up like we hadn’t missed a day. These gems deserve a long life of happiness together.

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Thanks for having me shoot your wonderful day! All the best to you both, always ❤

Trisha & Luke | Butler Wedding Photographer | Butler Wedding Photography | Western PA Wedding Photographer | Home Wedding Photos |Backyard Wedding Photos | Backyard Wedding Photography

One of theee most fun weddings I’ve shot was Trisha and Luke’s–everyone was warm and welcoming, and had a blast together. This wedding was on beautiful day in July, and even though I took a break from blogging, I’m so glad to look back on these pictures on a snow day like today.
From the moment I met Trisha, I knew it would be a crazy day in all the best ways! Luke had “the” hockey team for all his groomsmen, he’s #popularitygoals for sure! The girls cheerful Tiffany Blue dresses showed off Trisha’s energetic and outgoing personality. Hosted by the family, their backyard was the perfect setting for an evening of cigars, cornhole, and catching up. It was a gorgeous day with a glowy sunset, finished off perfectly by a jump in the pool!

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Thanks so much for having me capture one of THE most fun weddings! All the best! ❤

Beth & Michael | St. Wendelin Wedding | R.C. Men’s Club Wedding Photos

Beth and Michael had one of the prettiest and unique weddings I’ve been to. Beth is hilarious, and Michael is the perfect compliment to her fun and cute personality. Their day was filled with vintage details–from the collage centerpieces of records, succulents in teacups, and vintage tines, to Beth’s beautiful lace gown and dried lavender bouquet. I love shooting at St. Wenedlin Church in Herman because of its windows that let so much light pour in. After the heartfelt ceremony and vows, we headed to the R.C. Men’s Club for a beer and the bridal portrait. I love shooting at the R.C., I’ve spent quite a bit of time there, and the grounds are always beautiful no matter what season it is! The pond has a lovely trail beside it, the rolling hills make for a stunning backdrop, and of course my personal favorite–the clusters of pines are majestic and romantic. It was the perfect place to catch Beth’s veil flowing in the wind!
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Jennifer & Chase | Atrium Wedding | Atrium Wedding Photos | New Castle Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

Jennifer and Chase shared so many heartfelt and sweet moments during their day! Their wedding tops one of my favorite most-romantic-list, with touches of pink everywhere, and Chase always at her side, full of compliments and kisses. The wedding was held at
The Atrium’s gazebo, with the reception immediately following. Jennifer and Chase and I hopped in my car for a quick location change to shoot their light and airy bridal portrait. I love doing closed sessions like this, with just a skip away from their party, but enough space for them to relax and take a break and just “be” with each other.
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Jennifer’s students came together to play all the songs for her ceremony, such a thoughtful gift for their favorite teacher!

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Nice to meet you

Hello everyone! My name is Kate, and I’ve been taking photos since I was 16 and my mom showed me how to use her Film SLR. I became captivated by how light was caught in the lens, and how you could evoke emotions by going back to a photo taken years earlier. I see every social gathering, time shared with others, and especially every day happenings as an opportunity to find the emotions and art we all look for.
I am a mother, a wife, an aspiring artist, a photographer, and a few other random things. I’ve got a lot of hobbies, but photography is what makes my heart beat.
I hope you enjoy looking through my blog, looking forward to meeting you 🙂