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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!

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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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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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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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Tina and Carmen: Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

Tina and Carmen were married in early May. They both have traditional Italian families ( I mean conversations were going on around me, and I would only catch a few words at a time!) so the food, the music, and the dancing was awesome.

Without further ado: Tina and Carmen’s wedding!

Here is one of the flower girl waiting for Tina to get ready.
Tina and Carmen

The wedding was at St. Bernards Church in Mt. Lebanon. It was beautiful!

Carmens father/best man looking over the wedding schedule.
Tina and Carmen

I love this photo of Tina and her father. It turns out that her father was a photographer back in Italy, so during the reception we talked about how much photography has changed over the years.
Tina and Carmen

Tina and Carmen

Then we headed over to Valley Brook Country Club for the reception.

Some nice relaxed portraits of Tina and Carmen.
Tina and Carmen

Tina and Carmen

Tina and Carmen

Tina and Carmen

Tina and Carmen

Tina and Carmen

Here are some of the cool details.
Tina and Carmen

Tina and Carmen

Tina and Carmen

Tina surprised Carmen with a Frank Sinatra impersonator, and they danced their first dance to Old Blue Eyes!
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One last photo to end the night.
Dan Speicher, Dan Speicher Photography,,Pittsburgh wedding photographer

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Kelly and Matt

Kelly and Matt were married back in April on the Gateway Clipper Princess.

Kelly and Matt met while in college, and their relationship has developed into an awesome love.

Here are some of my favorites from their wedding.

Kelly started the day getting ready at the Station Square Sheraton and then moved the party onto the boat.

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It was an emotional ceremony with the beautiful city skyline in the background.

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A nice quiet moment between Kelly and her brother.

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What awesome dancing!

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Im truly blessed to get to shoot in this awesome city I call home. I really love Pittsburgh.
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More weddings coming soon, I promise I’ll catch up soon, until then, enjoy these.

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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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