Sunday, August 23, 2009

Moon Golf Club engagement session

Tonight I've been working on a special photo from my Saturday engagement session. Adrienne and James were great sports to let me go crazy with an idea. They love to golf so... whatdayathink? The rest of the images are fun, too!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Christina and Richard

Saturday I had the pleasure and honor to photograph Christina and Richard's beautiful wedding day.  One could not ask for a better, more incredible day in Pittsburgh in August!  Their ceremony was held at Holy Angels Parish in Hays with the reception following at Phipps Conservatory.  

Christina and Richard selected Sumer Schmitt of Simply Perfect Weddings to help coordinate their day.  And a good choice it was because every tiny detail was absolutely, well, Perfect!  

The dinner was created by one of Pittsburgh premier cateries, Rania's Catering.  Believe me, the meal was delicious!!

And I cannot forget my good friend Joanne Bartone who graciously worked with me to capture every moment and detail of Christina and Richard's day.  Thanks Joanne, it was GREAT to shoot with you!!

Christina and Richard, thank you again for allowing us to capture the memories of your day.  We wish you all the best and all our love.

Checking out the hair

Katie Heemstra, owner of BEK Cosmetics applies makeup

Finding info on the net about tying a bow tie

Last minute pressing of a hankie for the pocket

Richard takes a first peek at his bride

Very cool Jimmy Choo shoes

Lots of tears for both dad and daughter before walking down the aisle 

Friends and family greeted the couple coming out of the church with streamers

Phipps Conservatory was the site of their reception

Best man speech

Father / daughter dance... and more tears

Monday, August 03, 2009

Hyeholde Wedding

Saturday, August 1st I had the honor to photograph Hope and Chuck's beautiful wedding at the spectacular Hyeholde in Moon Township.  This is one of my all time favorite places in Pittsburgh because of their incredible coordinator, Jeffery Cooper.  In a word, he is amazing.

Providing Hope's beautiful bouquet (not to mention really cool paper lanterns) was Chis Puhlman Flowers.  Chris even found Hope's favorite flowers -- tulips!  In August no less.

Breaking with tradition, and to ensure maximum time with guests, Hope and Chuck requested their photos be made before the ceremony during a"First Look" session.  These are always very special because they allow the couple to have a few minutes together to express the emotion each is feeling.  

Hope and Chuck, thank you again for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful day.  I'll be talking with you soon!

A note from Chuck brought the first tears of the day

Prepping, from all sides

The first moment she saw her groom

Holding back the tears...

Hope and her sister Heidi share a moment before reception introductions

Hope's mom 

The first dance