Sunday, September 30, 2007

Amy and Brian's Wedding 9-22-07

Have I mentioned lately how much I enjoy taking pictures at weddings? Yes, it is a lot of running around and yet trying to stay out of the way, but wedding days are so special and I love to do my part to have pictures to help the memories last forever!

Amy and Brian's wedding was beautiful. The church had great stained glass windows and the altar area was just so pretty. The only problem was that there was no air conditioning! For September, it was HOT...mid to upper 80s...go figure! That being said, Brian and Amy, as well as their wedding party, were great to work with for the photos...just a fun group of people to be around, you know? Even though it was quite warm, we managed to get the family photos taken! My personal favorite of the wedding party pictures is the one I've attached to this blog.

The, fun, all! So many smiling faces...and a few familiar ones for me. Lindsay, one of the bridesmaids was in a wedding I photographed last year and a cousin of the bride and his wife were in attendance and are actually a friends of mine. I always say at weddings that we do live in a small world!

This was the first wedding that I set up a slide show of some of the pictures I had taken up to the reception. I am wondering what those of you who saw it felt about it playing while people waited for their drinks. If possible, let me know via a comment to this blog or by clicking the contact me link on my SmugMug page if you liked, disliked, or were indifferent to the pictures showing during the reception!

Hey, I hope everyone got to check out that huge collection of cookies! Throughout the reception, Amy and Brian and their friends and family were all smiles. What a great couple! I so thoroughly enjoyed photographing your wedding day!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Concert Pictures

 anyone who knows me, knows that I am amazed by Bill Deasy's music. I just love it. He had a full band show at Club Café in Pittsburgh last Saturday. Let me tell you that the show just rocked. This band is so good and just clicks. They fire on all cylinders (as that saying goes)! I decided to take my camera and make another attempt at getting concert pictures. Anyone who attempts to take concert pics without a flash knows that it can be a little tough. That was my goal on Saturday...good pics, no flash. Well, I think I got a few keepers. Wedding photography is one thing, but the concert thing is something else! Oh, and I need to find a way to not get so distracted by the music! ;-)

Anyway, I thought I'd put a few favorites on here as well.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Engagement Photos 9/2/07--Shawn and Ale

Wow! What fun this evening was. I will be working as a second photographer at this wedding next summer and was invited along to take a few shots during their engagement session. Shawn and Ale were so much fun and such a beautiful couple. I am really looking forward to seeing their will be amazing!