Alyssa and Andrew - North Shore engagement session

Alyssa and Andrew - North Shore engagement session

Being a wedding photographer in Pittsburgh, PA can sometimes be a challenge. Not because of the clients or lack of amazing scenery but because of the weather, road closures (especially in the summer), Baseball games, football games, etc. One minute and can be gorgeous out and then BAM its raining 20 minutes later. We also have days where it just rains all day for days on end. In the last 4 years in Pittsburgh we have had more shoots moved or postponed than our combined 9 years between NYC and FL. SO when it comes time to shoot most people do not want a gloomy rainy day for their photos, they want sun! Alyssa + Andrew had just that, SUN! All morning and early afternoon is was overcast and rainy but just before it was time to shoot the sun poked out from behind the clouds and gave us some amazing weather. We had so much fun goofing around and acting like weirdos on the North shore and after that we went up to Mount Washington where Andrew proposed. Alyssa and Andrew, you guys are awesome!

Lindsey and Dave - Federal Galley wedding

Lindsey and Dave - Federal Galley wedding

 

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Venue: Federal Gallery on the Northside

Hair: Julie Lee

Makeup: Ally Kaiser

What an awesome day for Lindsey and Dave! They were the first ever wedding at Federal Galley and it was every bit of amazing! There was nothing but love and laughter the entire day and the love they received from their friends and family was unimaginable! I seriously could not ask for better couples! Cheers Lindsey and Dave!

Jena and Kaleb engagement session - Lawrenceville

Jena and Kaleb engagement session - Lawrenceville

We all woke up Sunday morning to rain, started texting about changing plans, getting umbrellas, rain boots and towels to keep dry and when it came time to shoot....SUN! We had a blast running around Lawrenceville for a little while and then Independent Brewing Company was AWESOME and opened their doors to us on their day off and let us shoot inside. It is never hard to do my job when we have such awesome clients and friends!

Amanda and Ross - ACE Hotel Pittsburgh

Amanda and Ross - ACE Hotel Pittsburgh

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From the bride and groom: We chose the ACE hotel Pittsburgh because of the hip and cool vibe it gave off, and of course the amazing food from Whitfield! Our whole idea was to go for a fun, simple, elegant, modern and light hearted feel. If we had one piece of advice it would be to hire a wedding planner/coordinator specifically Melissa with Devoted to you. She was amazing! We seriously did not have to worry about a thing and we just got to enjoy ourselves all day. 

Vendors who made the day amazing!

Planning/coordination: Melissa Crawford at Devoted to You

Florist: Green Sinner

Videography: Oakwood

Venue: ACE Hotel Pittsburgh

Cake: Mediterra Bakehouse

DJ: DJD Pittsburgh 

Hair and Makeup: Philip Pelusi

Catering: Whitefield

Dress: Kenneth Winston from The Exquisite Bride

Bridesmaids dresses: Weddington Way

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Rings: Goldstock Jewelers

Men's Attire: The Black Tux

Invitations: Minted

 

 

Our trip to Kentucky

Our trip to Kentucky!

On our last weekend off we knew we had to do something fun before wedding season starts! By now I am sure that most of you know that Chrissy and I love Whiskey, particularly bourbons and ryes. Our number one visit was Willet. A craft distillery just outside Bardstown, KY and it was AWESOME. You immediately feel like family when you enter the grounds and every bit of it is genuine. We also visited Heaven Hill, Maker's Mark, Buffalo Trace and Woodford. Every one had something cool to see and offer. We would HIGHLY recommend a trip to Kentucky....whether you like whiskey or not, it is an awesome trip!

 

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