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Jenna and Darren Recap: Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

Jenna and Darren met the first day of Grad School when both started attending Pitt.

Now, years later, and countless awesome travels together, they are married and ready to start their careers at Physical Therapists.

Guys, I had a great time meeting you, hanging out with you and hope that your trip was amazing. Good luck guys.

Here are some of my favorite photos:

Doesn’t Jenna look amazing as she was getting ready!

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I love this one of her! It shows her dress beautifully and I know every girl played dress up on the bed when they were little (I have younger sisters lol)

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A great first kiss

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Jenna and Darren

After the ceremony and some basic formals, we headed over to Washington and Jefferson College for some beautiful portraits. Nice light, and cool locations make for amazing portraits.

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Jenna and Darren

This reminds me of the South, and i love the feel of it.

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Jenna and Darren

First Dance:

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The Flowers:

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Jenna and Darren

After dinner we headed out for a few more last minute photos with some really tasty light!
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Jenna and Darren

I hope that you enjoy them!

Up next is Tressa and Kyle’s wedding on the Fourth of July! Have a great day.

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Rebecca and Jason: Pittsburgh Wedding photographer

I had the pleasure of second shooting a wedding with David Burke a few weeks ago, and while i know that he posted some photos, I wanted to include my favorites from the day.

David, thanks for the opportunity to shoot with you. As always, I think we rocked it.

Rebecca, Jason, you guys were awesome. I hope your marriage is blessed.

On to the photos.

Jason looking sharp!
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I love these of Rebecca! Stunning!
For Photographers: These next photos of Rebecca were all taken at ISO 2500 with a NIkon D700!
I cant believe how clean the images are! Its is amazing! Most of the photos are shot at the lens widest aperture! Goodtimes!
Rebecca and Jason

Rebecca and Jason

Rebecca and Jason

Its really hard for me to pick a favorite portrait, but this is definitely my favorite bridal portrait!
Rebecca and Jason

Rebecca and Jason

Rebecca and Jason

Rebecca and Jason

Rebecca and Jason

Rebecca and Jason

Rebecca and Jason

I love the bridesmaids, J. Crew does an amazing job with their wedding collection!
Rebecca and Jason

These next few are really hard for me to choose a favorite. Whats yours?
Rebecca and Jason

Rebecca and Jason

Rebecca and Jason

Rebecca and Jason

During the toast! ISO 4000, Can you believe it? Nikon D700, dont leave home without it! Goodtimes
Rebecca and Jason
Father/daughter dance!
Rebecca and Jason

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Check out my photos on KISS ONLINE and Paul Stanley’s Website!

So today I was in Boogie Street Guitars and I found out that the newest photos that I shot of the Washburn PS5 Racing Red Guitar is on the front page of the Kiss Website, as well as on Paul Stanley’s Website!

BooYah! It’s always exciting to see my photos on a huge website like that! And the guitar really is SIIIIICK!

This past Tuesday I hosted a get together for a few local photographers out at my families farm in Ligonier. I brought out two kick ass models Rachel, and Nikkie, and along with Walt Urbina, Don Merz of Ovation Images, Leeann Golish of Diem Photography, and Dana Scheller I tromped them over the country side and into barns and fields. This was just a chance to get out of the office and shoot and hang with other photographers and help eachother out. Guys, I hope you had as much fun as I did. Goodtimes.

Now for the goodness!


I have some wedding images coming soon from the past two weddings, and am super excited to blog them, Im just gonna wait till the couples are jumping outta their skin a lil bit more (j/k). They’ll be up real soon. Promise!

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Crazy weekend of shooting

Thursday started off nice and mellow. Till I got a call to come up to my buddies studio to help shoot a large group of models for a new salon that is opening up. As soon as the website is up and running I’ll post that on here.

So generally I hate to shoot in the studio. I prefer to be outside, getting fresh air and not having the noise and craziness that is makeup, hair, and wardrobe, swarming around and swallowing me up. So that’s just what I did.

I let the other photographers stay inside and shoot the required shots, and I grabbed a light and went outside.

Behind the studio is a little walled courtyard and thats where I had my fun.
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For those interested, these next two shots are at 3200 iso using available light from a motion detector spot light in the back of the studio. This is just one of the reasons that I LOVE the Nikon D700!

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Friday I was back in the studio to shoot some promotional photos for Mcfaddens Restaurant and Saloon. This time we shot inside the studio, but being that it was a smaller group, that was ok. We had a blast, and I got to shoot the fun photos that I try to create whenever and wherever possible. After I shot the photos that they needed for their soon to be newest photo, I started to get the girls to jump and dance and hula hoop. Yep thats right, two of my faorites from the day are of Ariel playing with a hula hoop.

Sarah just loves to do her thing! Seriously, I love this girl but she is crazy!

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I just love these next two, I think they are fun, and I think they show you a part of who she really is. That is my main goal in photography. I always strive to bring out who people really are, so that they have a part of their legacy and history saved as a single moment.

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Anyways, Thats only two days, but I have pleanty more to come soon.

On a side note, I getto go see my sisters this weekend with my mom and dad, down in D.C. I havent seen them forever, and am really looking to spending a nice dinner with the whole family.

If things get crazy I may not be able to blog till next monday, if thats the case, have a great Easter. If if not, well, you’ll see some more new work from Sundays lifestyle session down at Washington and Jefferson College.

By the way, for the photographers out there, I stumbled upon this awesome video from the Free to Succeed Tour with David Jay, and Jasmine Star.

Here Jasmine talks about the importance of a brand from the beginning of the start of your bunsiness.

Check out the video HERE

Its totally worth watching. Thanks Terry Clark for posting this link.

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Tiffany

I had the awesome privilage of shooting some photos for my friend Tiff when she was in town a few weeks ago. She moved from Pittsburgh to the country capital of America, and needed some new headshots, as well as some photos of her tattoo for a sponsorship she was working on.

These are my favorite photos from the day. Isn’t she just beautiful!

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This was a great time for shooting for me because I had a chance to play with studio lights and I dont get that chance very often.

On a side not, I am so excited for Thanksgiving. I love having all my family at one place, and this year my parents are hosting all the cousins and kids. That means 30-40 people in a small farmhouse, but hey its family. And we are all so cool and collected that we love practically sitting on top of each other during dinner.

Anyways, good times, have fun getting ready for spending time with your family.

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Nick Cantanese of Black Label Society and SpeedX

Yesterday I had the opportunity to shoot some photos of Nick for his sponsor Affliction Clothing, as well as for Boogie Street Guitars, and Washburn Guitars. Here are a few of my favorites from the day.

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More photos will come after I find out from Nick which pics he wants to use for himself.

Let me know what you think.

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Remembrance

It’s cold here in Pitsburgh. I mean really cold, not quite ready for snow, but it was in the 30’s today, and it was 50 last week. The kicker is that its supposed to be back into the lower 50’s by the end of the week. That back and forth weather does a number on the immune system. So I was looking at some photos from September when I was in Jersey and NYC and it made me remember the warmth and wish I was near a beach.

Maybe I just need to move to SoCal so that I can have that year around. Seriously, I really envy you guys out in Cali. Surf and beach in the morning, and skiing in the afternoon. Thats something that can’t be beaten.

But here is my little remembrance till it gets really cold, then I’ll have to pull some photos from Pelee.

But until then, here are some photos of Megan when we were hangin out on the beach.

Here we both are chillin on the boardwalk on Coney Island. GOODTIMES!!!

However, once the snow does come, I cant wait to get on the slopes and snowboard, but I am also really looking forward to shooting some awesome lifestyle images up on the slopes. If you are a model looking to shoot, please hit me up. I’m looking to start prepping for the winter shoot very soon, so let me know if you’re interested.

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