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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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My other Grind

AS many of you know, while I have my own business, I also shoot products for a local guitar company based out of Pittsburgh. Boogie Street Guitars is an awesome business started by Eric McKenna 10 years ago out of his basement. It has since grown into a Washburn Guitars, and Bernie Rico Jr Guitars haven.

I love working here part time because Eric really understands customer service, and has built his company around flawless reviews on Ebay.

Today I was shooting some guitars that we just got into the store.

These are Nick Catonese of Black Label Society “Evil Twin” Washburn Guitars. Pretty cool for guitar lovers, but since we shoot so many guitars, it really makes me think about each individual guitar and try to showcase the uniqueness of each one. Here is a little collage of the two guitars I shot today.

The Red USA version really stands out as a beautiful peice of art.


I wanted to show these photos, because while product shots are not my specialty, I believe that when you approach every shoot with a positive attitude, and look for what makes it unique, you can come up with really great images, and that reflects on you as a photographer.

I’ve been thinking about how I reflect myslef as a photographer lately after hearing horror stories on modeling forums, and I am determined to bring my best even if i am not completely comfortable with what I am shooting.

The path to perfection only leads to procrastination”

I’ve been seeing this quote alot lately and it has made me think about my life. While I want to be prefect in everything I do, Sometimes giving it my best and pursuing it with passion can make up for the lack of perfection.

Anyways, its time to go edit a shoot from a week ago since I havent been home. Blessings this Christmas season, and I hope peace and joy fill your worlds.


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Dance Carlie Dance

I’m not sure if anyone has seen this yet, but a couple of guys I know out in Cali have created this awesome video that will make you laugh your butt off.

Thanks to The Vu Brothers for making this video, and Carlie and Gabriel Ryan for being so cool and showing the whole world how you can dance.

Check these out.

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more about “DANCE CARLIE DANCE“, posted with vodpod

As for me, I’m just using this time of wedding free cold weather to catch up on all the work I have gotten behind because of being so busy, and taking time to enjoy life.

Just this week I ordered a new snowboard, boots, and bindings. Its been more than 10 years since I got new gear so I’m pretty stoked for the weather.

I’m also hoping to get out west to ski for a week and visit some friends out in Bozemen MT. But we will see how things play out.

Here is another photo from the shoot with Nick.


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