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Tressa and Kyle Recap: Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

Tressa and Kyle were married on the 4th of July, and it was one heck of a celebration.

We started off over at Tressa’s parents house, and then headed over to Seton Hill University for the ceremony. The really cool thing is that her parents were married there back in the day, and the same tree that they had there photos taken under, is where I shot some of there photos.

Tressa, Kyle, I hope you love these photos as much as I do!

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I love these images inside the church

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Tressa and Kyle

This is where Tressa’s parents photos were taken (we think: trees grow over time lol)

Tressa and Kyle
Tressa and Kyle
Tressa and Kyle
Tressa and Kyle

I love this dance photo (but I cant decide between this and the dance photo with her father which is better)

Tressa and Kyle
Tressa and Kyle

Just a nice quiet moment before the craziness really got going

Tressa and Kyle
Tressa and Kyle
Tressa and Kyle

This is the other one I cant choose between!

Tressa and Kyle
Tressa and Kyle

“Just Married” (or it was supposed to be) But we had fun trying to get this anyways.

Tressa and Kyle

Thanks for letting me celebrate Independence Day with you: I wish you a blessed life together!

Before I leave you for the weekend, check out this video! Its amazing! Nothing more to say, just watch the skill and time taken to create this piece of art.

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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!

Jenna and Darren

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)

Jenna and Darren

A great first kiss

Jenna and Darren
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.

Jenna and Darren
Jenna and Darren
Jenna and Darren
Jenna and Darren
Jenna and Darren
Jenna and Darren
Jenna and Darren

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

Jenna and Darren
Jenna and Darren

First Dance:

Jenna and Darren

The Flowers:

Jenna and Darren
Jenna and Darren

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

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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Jill and Josh Recap: Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

Jill and Josh dated from the time they met in high school, and were married just a little while ago.

Here are some of my favorite photos from their wedding! After the ceremony we headed down to The Point for a few photos. It was really early and the sun was overhead, so we found some open shade to take the photos, then headed out to the Airport Marriott for the reception and shot some more photos in their gardens. We barely made it to the car when moments later the skies opened up on us and we got pounded by rain.

Anyways guys, I hope you have a happy and blessed life together.

On to the photos:

Jill and Josh

Jill and Josh

Jill and Josh

Jill and Josh

Jill and Josh

Jill and Josh

More photos to come tomorrow from Jenna and Josh’s wedding.

Jill and Josh

On a side note, a number of wedding photographers from around the United States just headed to Tanzania (South East Africa) to work on providing clean drinking water to those in need through Thirst Relief International. You can follow their blog here! Its awesome because Grace Ormonde Along with these amazing dress makers are sponsoring this awesome trip and Benefit Shoot!

Ines Di Santo

Amy Michelson

Adele Wechsler

Angel Sanchez

Jenny Packham

As many of you know, Ive spent a few months over there, and this trip is awesome because of the long term effects their work will have on the people that they will directly be in contact with. Way too cool! So head over there and check out the blog. If posts don’t seem regular, its because internet is hit or miss over there, as is the power supply in the more remote ares. Till next time…

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Jackie and Joe: Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

First I want to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day. Take a moment out of your day to remember those who have lost their lives protecting our freedoms from over taxation, to worship, and to live our lives freely.

Take a look at some of the facts about those brave men who signed our declaration of independence.

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors,
and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army;
another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or
hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes,
and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.
Eleven were merchants,
nine were farmers and large plantation owners;
men of means, well educated,
but they signed the Declaration of Independence
knowing full well that the penalty would be death if
they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and
trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the
British Navy. He sold his home and properties to
pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British
that he was forced to move his family almost constantly.
He served in the Congress without pay, and his family
was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him,
and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer,
Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that
the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson
home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General
George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed,
and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed.
The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying.
Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill
were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests
and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his
children vanished.
So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and
silently thank these patriots. It’s not much to ask for the price they paid.

Remember: Freedom is never free!

Now on to Jackie and Joes wedding photos that you have been waiting for.

These two were a blast, and the wedding party was awesome. I’ve never seen the groomsmen enter the reception like Chippendale’s and they had the guests hootin and hollerin! Goodtimes.

Jackie and Joe

Jackie and Joe

Jackie and Joe

Jackie and Joe

I love this photo because I think i surprised them as I jumped onto the bus to capture the kiss before they were taken into the country club.
Jackie and Joe

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Joe looking sharp.
Jackie and Joe

Jackie and Joe

Jackie and Joe

Jackie and Joe

Jackie and Joe

Jackie and Joe

Time to head off to todays wedding. Be safe and remember the price some pay for the price of our freedom.

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Grace and Brian: Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

Grace and Brian were married a couple of weeks ago and were so much fun to shoot with!
After the ceremony, we took the group over to South Park for some group photos, and a few timeless portraits of the bride and groom!

Check it out!

Some early hanging out.
Grace and Brian

Grace and Brian

The lovely ladies
Grace and Brian

I love this moment with Grace and her father.
Grace and Brian

The church was beautiful!
Grace and Brian

The guys at the park.
Grace and Brian

The whole party. The light isn’t very good, but we found a great area with enough shade to cover the whole group.
Grace and Brian

I love these of Grace and Brian: Timeless portraits!
Grace and Brian

Grace and Brian

Grace and Brian

Grace and Brian

Grace and Brian

Grace and Brian

This was the moment right before the reception at the Bradley House. I love it!
Grace and Brian

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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!
Rebecca and Jason

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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Maria and BJ: Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

I met Maria and BJ the day of their wedding. We had talked a few times on the phone, but it wasnt until that day, that we actually met. Guys thanks for making me feel so welcome!

They were married over Memorial Day Weekend at Old St. Luke’s: a cute historical church that held a nice intimate setting for a very cool wedding.

Then we headed to Mt. Washington for some formal photos, and as our luck had it, it rained during the ceremony, and after just a little bit, but when we got to the overlook, the skies were beautiful.

Then the three of us headed down to Station Square to shoot some fun photos of just Maria and BJ.

The reception was on the Gateway Clipper, and they danced the night away.

Thank you for letting me be a part of your day. Here are some of your much awaited photos.

Maria and BJ

Maria and BJ

Maria and BJ

Maria and BJ

Maria and BJ

Maria’s father recently passed away, and she wanted to make sure that he walked her down the isle with her mom.
Maria and BJ

BJ’s first glance of Maria,
Maria and BJ

And a moment later.
Maria and BJ

Maria and BJ

We’re married!
Maria and BJ

Maria and BJ

This was totally the guys idea. Fortunately no one fell!
Maria and BJ

Maria and BJ

Maria and BJ

Maria and BJ

Maria and BJ

Maria and BJ

Maria and BJ

I love this shot on the boat to end, there are many more, but you’ll have to wait to see those.
Maria and BJ

Again, Maria, BJ, thank you and blessings.

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