Karen & Mike | A Coffee & Frozen Yogurt Engagement Session
Karen & Mike are fun, down-to-earth people. They're getting married this year, so we started planning out their engagement shoot as soon as they booked. We tossed around some ideas, and decided that what felt the most authentic was to photograph their favorite dates. Karen sent me two placed - Generosta Coffee and YuM Frozen Yogurt. Luckily, both places graciously allowed us to capture pictures.
The photos turned out to be a great mix of documentary & posed. I'm so excited to photograph their wedding in September!
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!
Alabama Hills & Mt. Whitney Engagement | Rachel & Ryan
This is part two of this gorgeous couple’s engagement session. The first half took place on a beach in San Diego. For this sunrise session, we drove 5 hour outside of the city to capture the majesty of the mountains.
Rachel & Ryan were incredible to work with. Let’s just start off by saying this is only part 1 of this session. Day 2 was all about the desert and the mountains! Be on the lookout next week.
We started at Torrey Pines overlooking the beach, taking advantage of the cliffs views. We then made the absolutely crazy & exhilarating hike down to the beach access, which included a pass through a small slot canyon, and using a rope to navigate a particularly steep rock face. I may have been covered head to toe in dirt by the end, but I had a smile on my face.
These two love birds were so much fun to photograph. They decided to take some portraits to celebrate their anniversary, and go to some of the spots they didn’t have time for on their wedding day. Personally, I love the idea of getting back in front of the camera for anniversaries. It’s always amazing to be able to re-capture that feeling of excitement.
These two love birds were so much fun on the beaches of Paradise Island. What’s better than your toes in the sand and the love of your life on your arm?
Also, I’m slightly obsessed with Kevin’s shirt. Pineapples? Yes please!
Colorado Engagement Session | Charlotte and Aaron
I had the opportunity to travel to Colorado last month to create incredible photos with Charlotte and Aaron. We hiked a few miles and came across some beautiful locations! One of my favorite spots included a very frozen Bierstadt lake, which this gorgeous couple stood on for some photos. It was a blast and I can’t wait to travel for more sessions in the future!
Denise and Yang braved the cold for their engagement session! Winter in Pittsburgh can be a challenging time for photos. But it also means less people are out, so it can be less awkward than trying to capture photos on a crowded day.
McConnells Mill Engagement Session | Hallie & Tyler
I had so much fun photographing Hallie and Tyler! They made an incredible location even more beautiful. McConnells Mills is a personal favorite. It is green & lush, and an easy hike to get to the most gorgeous scenery. Especially if you’re looking for a natural vibe, this should be at the top of the list.
Ahhh Iceland, my new favorite country. I’ve been there twice in the past few months, and am already dying to go back to explore during the summer. My husband and I went there together first, and you can check out that blog post here.
For this trip, I traveled with another photographer, Kat from Requiem Images. I posted on my instagram that I wanted to go back and photograph a couple, and she instantly said she wanted to come too. And here we are!
James proposed to Anna at the Pittsburgh Zoo! So what better place to have their engagement photos taken?! It did rain throughout most of their shoot, but that just meant that the zoo was empty. Since we had the place to ourselves, we took our time strolling through.
Luckily, there are many spots that we could go indoors and escape the dreary Pittsburgh weather. The aquarium was a favorite.