Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Jessica & Anthony: The Wedding

I wrote the following on my personal blog after photographing Jessica and Anthonys wedding.

"This weekend I photographed a beautiful wedding. I watched as family and friends gathered around to support the commitment of two beautiful souls to one another. I listened as the priest talked about love and honor. I was nearly moved to tears as they exchanged vows and rings.
I once read the words of a dad who said that when his children were born he knew it was supposed to be one of the greatest days of his life, but he wasn't really able to understand exactly why until he was able to look back through the years and see what having children really meant. I think that marriage is like that. You can appreciate a marriage, but you don't really respect it until you've lived it. Vows can mean something to you when you say them, but they become much more full once you're able to look back and know exactly what it takes to remain true to them."

Jessica and Anthony, I hope you enjoy every moment of the road ahead and that years from now you will be able to look back at the moment you said your vows with a deep and meaningful appreciation. 

texting bride
 Texting her groom.  

mom helps bride

beautiful bride

I love the look on her face.  The first moment the bride and groom see each other is  breathtaking even for those witnessing it. 


the kiss



first dance

girls dancing

girls just want to have fun

dancing bride
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Shanasha and Ty

Shanasha was one of the first brides to contact me when I jumped into the world of wedding photography. That was over a year ago and finally her wedding day is almost here. We met up in the Renziehausen Rose Garden in McKeesport for engagement photos. All day the forecast had called for rain and thunderstorms. I'd called off the session early in the day for fear I'd drive the hour and a half only to get rained on, but when Shanasha messaged me at 4:30 to tell me the weather looked good I jumped in the car and headed south. Luckily the forecast was wrong. We made our way through the rose garden photographing and laughing.We both have a two-year-old so there was a lot of talk about the joys and challenges of parenting.  I can't wait to photograph their wedding next weekend. 

under the gazeebo

just a kiss

safe and secure

one for the road

he's my man

you make me smile

love looks like this
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010


This adorable little guy was so excited about his photo shoot that he fell asleep soon after I arrived. He was so sweet it almost made me want another one. His daddy his a fire fighter so we had to include some of his gear in a few photos.






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