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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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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!

I love her laughter!dds_4942blog




I love this green dress against the green door.



I love the fashion feel of these next two!




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


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


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SIX IN THIS CITY!!! Steelers brought it down

I just got a new computer. Actually its used, but its new to me. So that means you’ll see more blog posts, and I can finally get back to my life and editing photos the way that I planned before someone decided to steal my life.

But enough about that. I’ve moved on. I now just have to deal with my insurance agent since he sold me coverage that didnt really cover me at all.

But this post is really about the Pittsburgh Steelers, and their 6th, yep SIXTH Superbowl Ring!

So here is one of the great photos from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

ben-with-trophy1I’ll post some of my photos as soon as I can get Photoshop re-installed onto my computer. But after the game was over the Southside of Pittsburgh was shut down and the fans spilled out of all the bars into the middle of the streets. It was insane! You literally couldnt see the street and sidewalks because it as so busy.

SO in the spirit of my insane excitement, and for the sake of my hands (which are missing fingers from my insane chewing during the last 12 minutes) all I have to say is “STEELERS NATION”! We really are the best in the world. I’m proud of you guys, and Ben, I may not like you personally, but you are the perfect leader on the field, and the right man for the job. Great work Pittsburgh!

Oh if anyone knows of any good parties in Vegas next week during WPPI, please let me know.


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Merry Christmas

I just wanted to say  I had a great Christmas with my family this year. In fact, I got pulled in to helping cook pancakes for 50 yep FIFTY of my closest relatives by my uncle at dinner last night. No worries, I rocked that griddle like I owned it.

I hope you had a blessed Christmas, and remembered what this season is really about.

So here is my family, wishing a Merry Christmas to all of your families.


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Just a thought

I love Holidays. I love the time that I get to spend with friends and family, but this year is gonna be a tough one for our family. As you may remember, my cousin Jason died this summer at the young age of 25. Just weeks after getting engaged. I miss him every day, and know that our family get together will be tough on me, but I can’t even imagine how hard its going to be on his parents, brother, and sister in-law.

I bring that up cause my cousin Brian and I got together for lunch today and were talking about the family. I just want my family and friends to know how much I love you all. See ya guys tomorrow night or Wednesday morning.

Take this time to tell your family, friends, or that important person in your life, how much you love them today.

Just a random photo from a trip to Phipps Conservatory last time it was this cold, before I head to Diesel Club’s Christmas Party.


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SO today I decided to check out how my new Nikon D700 really performs iin low light situations. All I can say is WOW!!!! I’ve been using it at 6400 iso at weddings because alot of the churches that I shoot in are REALLY DARK. But I had never really pushed it all the way up to 25,000 ISO before.

So today I was sitting in the office, and I’ve been having trouble because I forgot to file taxes for 2 years while I was in college 4 years ago making minimum wage, and I needed something to make me smile.

The preformance of my camera did just that. All that these photos have done to them are auto white balance and the black and white one was converted to B&W.

Nothing else at all. straight out of the camera for you to see is incredible high ISO performance from nikon. Now if they could just answer the Canon punches with some really great wide prime lenses I would probably havea heart attack.


and the Black and white version

me-d700-25k-iso-bwAs far as I am concerned, both these images are totally usable in a clutch situation, and this camera will allow me to shoot in situation that I never dreamed possible.

I know I look irritated, and thats because I honestly am. But tomorrow will be better, and  I’ll get to the SSA office before 4 nad have everything sorted out by the end of the day.

On the plus side, its a beautiful December day, in the mid 40’s and as long as the snow doesnt melt on the mountain, I’ll be out snowboarding this weekend at 7 Springs. If anyone wants to join me, hit up the cell.  The past two weeks were amazing skiing for how early in the year we were able to ski, nad i have a great feeling that the winter is going to be awesome.

Here’s a pic from 7Springs on Saturday from my iPhone,  “its beginning to look a lot like Christmas”7-springs-white-treesHave a great day. See ya on the slopes.

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It’s that time of year!

With the Hollidays fast approaching, it’s that time of year again for family photos. This is an opportunity for a nice relaxed family session, or maybe just a great photo of yourself to let friends and family know you are happy and well.

*Between November 25 and December 15

*Sessions last 35-60 minutes

*We will capture your family doing something fun together or being cute together, in a pretty/cool/cute/fun area, and get some great images

*All images will be posted online

*You maybe choose one full resolution, retouched file for your holiday card which will be emailed to you (additional files are $75 each)

*You can order additional loose prints for gifts or framing off of your online cart

*Bonus: You’ll get to show off your self/family/children/dogs/exotic pets to your loved ones this year!


*You can contact me to set up a shoot at dan.speicher@yahoo.com or call me at 412.613.2821

I’m looking forward to working with you.



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