Category archives: Engagements

Lauren + Dylan | Los Angeles, Griffith Observatory Engagement Session

Lauren + Dylan | Los Angeles, Griffith Observatory Engagement Session

It’s not a secret, I am in LOVE with the West Coast, so anytime I have the ability to photograph a beautiful couple with LA as the backdrop, I am going to jump on it! Lauren and Dylan were so wonderful to work with. They have the most amazing bond and it was so fun to watch the two of them interact with each other. Griffifth Observatory was absolutely packed, but it seemed as if time was standing still around us and around them and their love story was the only thing that really mattered on the top of the Hollywood Hills that day. I absolutely loved spending the time with the two of you and I really love the photos that we captured that day! I hope you love them as well!

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Mingxin + Kyler – Pittsburgh, North Shore Engagement Session

Mingxin + Kyler - Pittsburgh, North Shore Engagement Session

Mingxin and Kyler’s engagement session on the North Shore was of epic proportions.  Not 20 minutes into the shoot the sky darkened and the sky was practically illuminated with consistent lightning.  I knew that we did not have long to take cover before the sky completely opened.  We snapped a couple more portraits with that pre-storm twilight and then decided to get indoors to wait out the storm.   And what a storm it was!  Horizontal rain, some hail and some very close lightning bolts made me very happy we had made it indoors in time!

After about an hour the storm finally slowed down enough to head back down the Riverwalk and across the Clemente Bridge to where we were parked.  The city lights were beginning to come on and we took this as an opportunity to get city backdrop photos from the top of our parking garage.  Standing at the highest point with the city lights and a couple of rumbles of thunder still in the background was an amazing moment, scroll down to see the outcome.

Oh and when a couple says, “borrow our boat for your photos”, you borrow the boat.  Thankful for Pittsburgh generosity!

Cannot wait for their October wedding at the Renaissance.  I have a feeling it will be just as epic!

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Sarah + Kevin – Engagement

Sarah + Kevin - Engagement

I am not going to lie….I am literally obsessed with this session. The people, the locations and styling were just perfect!! Sarah, I am so happy that you scoured the internet for that blue dress, because I think that everyone who stumbles on these photos instantly falls in love with it!

Sarah and Kevin won the engagement session giveaway that I hosted with Burgh Brides and I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to spend the day with. They live in Virginia, but Pittsburgh is still near and dear to their hearts. And even though Sarah didn’t grow up in the Burgh, she still is an avid Pittsburgh sports fan! In fact, they even delayed watching the Pens game a little to take these photos, which is total dedication!

We started in Mellon Park, which fit their fancy attire just perfectly. I have had visions of a blue dress in a shoot for months and so when Sarah stepped out of the car I may have greeted her with more enthusiasm then even usual (which those that know me, is a LOT). They were so easy to work with and were naturals in front of the camera.

Next we headed to the North Shore and iconic Roberto Clemente Bridge! Nothing says Pittsburgh like the yellow bridges and skyline.

I adore these images, and adore you Sarah and Kevin! I know you are going to have the most happy life together. Thank you to Instagram and Burgh Brides for bringing us together!

xoxo
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