Golden Hour | My Favorite Sunset Shots of 2016
As promised, I've put together a few of my favorite golden hour shots of 2016. There may be one or two sunrise photos in the mix too (can you guess which ones?). 2016 was a seriously incredible year, and I can't thank all of you enough for trusting me to capture your memories. I hope you all love your photos as much as I do. I'm excited to go into 2017 and create more magic together!
Rachel and Bob had a gorgeous wedding! All their details were so stunning, from the ice sculpture to the summery florals. Personally, I’m obsessed with Rachel’s hair color, and how well it worked with the style she picked!
Faith & Justin just got engaged up at the West End Overlook. They reached out to plan an industrial, Pittsburgh engagement session. So what better place than the Strip District to get that gritty Burgh vibe?
Miko & Steve had a small, gorgeous wedding at the Andy Warhol museum. First off, I’m obsessed with her dress - which she MADE herself. Does it get better than that? Their style went perfectly with the museum; which is where we did most of their photos. They didn’t have a wedding party, so we focused on them. They even walked down the aisle together!
Dane is a great hockey player, and he and his family wanted to highlight that during his senior session. Of course we had to go to PPG Paints Arena to start. We did his hockey portraits there, and then drove down to Station Square to get more of a city vibe. It was a busy night, and Dane put up with all the people watching like a champ! As per usual, we ended with some epic night shots along the river.
Roxy & Brendan got married in a very small, private ceremony in their hotel room at Hotel Indigo, then we walked down the street to Ace Hotel for their reception, taking photos along the way.
We did a lot of walking on this senior portrait session! The shoot kicked off with a hike down to the bottom of Panther Hollow for casual pictures. Then we drove to the Cathedral of Learning for some formal shots. Personally, I love when my senior guys come decked out in a full suit.
What a gorgeous day for a wedding! Ashleigh & Adam got ready at their home (he was downstairs, she was on the first floor) and they drove together to there ceremony. He had to wear a blindfold so that he didn’t catch a glimpse of her in the dress too early! The ceremony took place at Heinz Chapel, and then we drove around the city for their portraits, stopping at the columns, Mellon Park, and (of course) Mt. Washington.
Olivia wanted a mix of city & garden for her senior pictures. So we started off her shoot at the walled garden at Mellon Park. It is always a classic location with elegant, curated gardens & architectural details. After just a short rain storm interrupted our session, we headed down to Point State Park to finish off the shoot. We had a gorgeous sunset to end the night!
Jim and Maura are amazing human beings. They held an all-American, red, white & blue themed wedding at Presque Isle lighthouse, which was just stunning (just wait till you see all these photos!). Maura got ready at her parents’ house in Erie, while Jim donned his suit at a nearby hotel. They were then married at St. Peter’s Cathedral, a beautiful church.
Melissa & Zach got married in a beautiful ceremony at Cafe Brauer, a venue space at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. They came to me last year for engagement pictures, and we ended up having so much fun they brought me out to photograph the wedding!