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

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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)

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Tressa and Kyle

Just a nice quiet moment before the craziness really got going

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Tressa and Kyle
Tressa and Kyle

This is the other one I cant choose between!

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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!

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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)

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.

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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:

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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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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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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.
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BJ’s first glance of Maria,
Maria and BJ

And a moment later.
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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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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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Meet Nikkie

Nikkie contacted me a while back about shooting some lifestyle photos! So after going back and forth for a while, we finally nailed down a date and went out for some fun.

Nikkie is vivacious, funny, and a great person. It also turns out that she is the event coordinator for Heinz Field and does all the club level events during the Steelers games, and from everything that I’ve heard and seen, does an awesome job.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

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I love this green dress against the green door.

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I love the fashion feel of these next two!

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I love this photo. Its definitely one of my favorites from the day.

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“They call her bubbles!” (Thanks Nikki, I totally watched Zach and Miri when I got home)

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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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