My sister, Kim, was headed to NOLA for an interview, and we decided to join her and tour the city. Of course my goal was to have a photoshoot with a couple while I was there, and that session is already up on the blog if you want to check it out. We spent the rest of the time exploring jazz clubs, touring the historic sections of the city, and eating all the beignets.
This was a quintessential New Orleans photoshoot. We started in Audubon Park at the Tree of Life. The sunlight streaming through the trees made me miss summertime. I just couldn’t get enough of that light. Back in Pittsburgh it snowed the day of this session.
Just as we started getting the best of fall colors, we had Laura and her son Charlie’s mommy & me session. I’m obsessed with their outfit selection (side note, I own the same skirt she wore, and it is amazing for portraits and comes in so many colors!!!). I’ve been photographing these two for a few years now, and they only get more adorable together. Their bond is incredible and so beautiful to photograph.
Ally & Ron are a fun-loving, adorable couple and amazing people. I was so inspired by Ally’s vision for the day. As you can see, it turned out incredible! Even though their date was cold and windy, they persevered and got some great photos. A personal favorite moment was when the cookie table was presented - there was dancing involved! Their joy is truly infectious. Everyone had a smile all night long.
This session was couple’s goals! The locations were all meaningful spots for them. First was started in their home, which they just moved into last year. Their pups were a joy and their home was simply stunning. Just look at the photos!
Afterwards we headed to nearby Frick Park, which is where Daniel popped the question.
Brittany & Scott had a beautiful day. It was a little cold outside, but everyone stayed warm & cozy inside the barn for the ceremony, and dancing always helps to chase away the chill! My favorite moment of the night was sneaking away to watch sunset over the pond (check out the last photos of this post). The colors were just incredible.
These two had big ideas for their engagement session! They wanted a very fall theme, and what better way to do that than having pictures done in an apple orchard. Simmons Farm was kind enough to let us take photos while we did some apple picking - making for the perfect afternoon (except for the rain - but we’ll get to that).
Summer in Paris | 2018
As most of you know, I left my office job this past spring so that I could focus on my business 100%! I don’t like to say I went ‘full-time’, because I was definitely already putting in full time hours running this biz. Because I was working two full-time jobs, I missed out on a lot of social activities, and had to put things like vacation on hold. The last trip Jon (my hubby) and I took was our honeymoon in 2013 (yes - five years ago). So it was long overdue.
One of the promises I made to myself and to my husband when I left the office was to make time for us, and to make time to travel. Jon had never been overseas before, so while we saved up so that I could leave, I told him to pick his top city in the world to visit. That day we bought plane tickets to Paris.