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!
I’m obsessed with everything from this senior session. We explored the Strip District to capture that authentic Pittsburgh vibe, and the photoshoot just screams ‘steel city’. As the sun started to set, we crossed the 31st St Bridge over to Washington’s Landing to grab a few nature shots, and end with the skyline. The whole session was a great mix of everything that makes Pittsburgh great.
Gabrielle totally rocked her senior portrait session. We started up at Phipps, and had a gorgeous, sunny day to walk around the area. After the sun started to set, we hopped in the car to head down to the North Shore for the end of the shoot.
Heinz History Center Wedding | Marissa & Carl
Remember that time a bird pooped on the groom right before the photos? No? Take a look!
I’m so grateful for chill couples that just roll with it, even when a pigeon craps on your suit. Marissa’s face says it all! The rest of the day was amazing, and ended with a gorgeous sunset over the city. Heinz History Center has some pretty amazing views.
Where do I start with these two? For one, they were referred to me by my amazing vendor friends A&L Events, as well as my previous wedding clients, Maura & Jim, so I knew they were great people off the bat.
During their engagement session, you could tell they were made for each other. For one, they’ve been together since high school (and you guys know I’m a sucker for high school sweethearts). For two, they have the two most adorable pups!
Parker rocked his senior session in the Strip. We searched out murals & alleys to get the best spots, but my personal favorite was when Parker insisted on showcasing some classic Pittsburgh industrial spots. We ended the session with a sunset that may be one of the best I’ve seen this year.
St. Kilian's and DoubleTree Cranberry Wedding | Shelby & Anthony
These two high school sweethearts tied the knot on May 25th in a gorgeous ceremony at St. Kilian’s in Cranberry. Random aside, the last time I photographed a wedding at that church, it was with a different Anthony & Shelby! Small world!
Mellon Park Senior Session | Zach
Puppies & high school senior photos? Always a good mix. Zach rocked his session at Mellon Park. He already has his college picked, and sported some fan gear during the shoot. I’m all about those candy striped pants!
Sewickley Heights Park Engagements | Rachel & Henry
Since these two amazing people are from out of town, we had to sneak in their engagement session at sunrise on a holiday weekend. Give them major props for being willing to not only get up at the crack of dawn, but get up and get ready for the camera!
San Diego Trip | April 2019
This spring I had the opportunity to travel out to California to capture one of my couple’s engagement sessions. We ended up doing two shoots, one on the beaches of San Diego, and one in Alabama Hills & Mt. Whitney. Both were amazing of course!
For this trip, my mom tagged along as my travel buddy and occasional lighting assistant. You may remember that we traveled together out west last year, when we went to Las Vegas, Red Rock, Valley of Fire, and Death Valley. It seems like this trip out west may become an annual thing!
A&L Events and I planned this gorgeous photoshoot to bring to life an old favorite of mine, Beauty and the Beast. I’ve always wanted to photograph a wedding with this theme, and since one wasn’t on the horizon, we made one! This styled shoot has been featured in Pittsburgh Magazine, Red Oak Weddings, and Burnetts Boards.