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 ❤
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 ❤
Thanks so much for choosing me for your photographer! It was a blast! ❤ I wish you a long and happy life together! ❤
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!
Thanks so much for having me capture one of THE most fun weddings! All the best! ❤
I love shooting weddings at The National Aviary! Each time I’ve been there, the event has been fun and flawless. Their staff is fantastic, and the grounds are private and perfect for photos. Your wedding can be colorful and lively, or simple and elegant, as Katherine and Forrest planned for their day. Katherine was one of my most impressive brides–multitasking living out of state, working, obtaining her Doctorate Degree (woot!) and on top of all that, planning a beautiful wedding! Their First Look Session was sweet and relaxed, and their reception was a blast with a bunch of enthusiastic scientists getting to see the array of birds not seen by many. She also decided to host a Penguin Encounter, which is so cute–always a must-see at the Aviary! The fun part at the end of the night was when everyone could sign the Penguin Paintings and made a mash-up of the newlywed Doctors’ names, which are so fun and unique!
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 ❤
Courtney and Jamie had one of the best weddings I’ve been to! Everyone in their bridal party was wonderful! Courtney and Jamie were glowing with excitement and love, and everyone had such a great time enjoying each others company and dancing the night away! The full blog post is coming soon!
Courtney’s shoes were the perfect shade of blue!
The wisteria JUST happened to be in bloom! It was early May, and it was gorgeous. This photo was taken with my 24mm wide angle.
The wisteria in bloom (early May!) gave a beautiful bokeh! This photo was taken with my 50mm to give a different look from the other photo taken with my 24mm wide angle!