I met Jess and Zach in Oakland to photograph their engagement session on Pitt’s campus and around the Cathedral of Learning. See - part of their love story revolves around this campus. Zach attended Pitt for college while Jess often came to visit friends and one particular evening they found each other at a party and knew there was something special here. Fast forward a few years and they found the distance between them to be more and more difficult and knew that they wanted nothing more than to be together. These two are kind and warm with each other and it’s clear how much they enjoy each other’s company. Which, of course, makes my job all the easier when all I have to do is capture their natural chemistry and affection. I am very much looking forward to spending more time with them and continuing to capture their love story at their wedding next year! Jess & Zach, thank you so much for such a fun evening! xoxo
Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer
I met Catherine and Tyler about 3 years ago while we were all working at the Ligonier Camp and Conference Center. That was the summer I was thrown from a horse, breaking my collarbone and needing quite a bit of extra help. These two stepped up and helped me by continuing to run the horse program while I was unable. Little did I know that a romance had been developing between them. Fast forward a few years and they asked me to share in their wedding day, and as soon as I heard they were engaged it was like “ah! yes! They’re perfect for each other!”. And it was one of my most favorite days I’ve spent with a couple. Both Tyler and Catherine are just the sweetest, so warm and affectionate.
And so on the day of their wedding, I watched these two kind souls laugh and smile and kiss and pledge to spend their lives together. We had plenty of time for portraits and the weather and sun cooperated so that they were surrounded by light and warmth the entire time. Catherine wore a beautiful dress that had first been worn by her Great Aunt and their reception was held at Green Gables in Jennerstown. Catherine and Tyler skipped the traditional cake cutting and instead cut pies and personally served them while greeting and chatting with each of their guests. And the whole day felt like a homecoming for me to see all of my friends from camp and be able to document so many people I loved as well.
This wedding could not have been a better start to my 2019. There are just too many images that are favorites from this day. I hope you’ll take a peek and enjoy!
Thanks so much to Holly for second shooting with me! Some of her images are mixed in above! And a special thanks to these vendors who also helped make everything so beautiful: