Sunday, December 6, 2009

Lindsay and Matt--December 5, 2009

Lindsay and Matt had snow for their wedding! I met Lindsay and her bridesmaids in the morning at A Sense of Eden in Bridgewater where they were getting their up-dos. That's when the snow flakes started wafting down from the sky. Lindsay was happy it snowed! Pam was helping me with this wedding as a second photographer and we found a few places with snow in the background for the picture.

The ceremony was beautiful and the reception had most people up and dancing! I am pretty sure that everyone had a great time. It sure looked like it while I was there and when I looked through the pictures last night! Below is a sampling of the images in a little video. The link at the end takes you to the galleries which will be available in a few weeks.

Lindsay and Matt, I wish you only the best as you begin your life together and for the years to come!

Hair stylist: A Sense of Eden
Reception: The Timberhouse at Rolling Acres
Flowers:Floral Magic
Cake: Carol's Cakes

Monday, November 23, 2009

Tory 2010

A video of Tory's senior pictures...

Larry & Maureen--November 14, 2009

Maureen and Larry had an awesome wedding day! The family and friends that gathered to celebrate with them all had a great time. I'm so happy for both of you! Thanks for having me capture some of your day in pictures!

Below is a video of some of the pictures from the day. The link at the end leads to your galleries which will be available in a few weeks!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sarah and Craig

Sarah and Craig have a June 2010 wedding planned, so we took some engagement pictures to begin the celebration! We went to a few places around town and I think there a quite a few of them that I like. A sampling of the pictures is in the video below.

Sarah and Craig, I am so excited for you both and I look forward to your beautiful wedding day!

Please keep in mind that this is a web quality video. A high resolution (DVD quality) video is available as well, but not for the web.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Danielle and Seth 10.24.09

I love weddings. It's true. Danielle and Seth had a great day! Another wedding with so many great people. Danielle and Seth had many great moments through the day. One of my favorite moments caught with the camera was when Seth flicked a bit of icing and it got Danielle...before they even cut the cake. Check it out in the video below. Seriously, check out Seth's face! Also, this was a wedding that had a great garter moment . The maid of honor, the bride's twin and the one who caught the bouquet, was in place. The gentleman who caught the bouquet took it to heart that the higher up the leg he went with the garter, the more years of luck the new couple would have. You just have to see the pictures with Danielle and Seth watching it. It's in the video toward the end.

Danielle and Seth, I wish you both only the best as you begin your life as husband and wife. Congratulations and best wishes!!!

Leanne and Jeremy 10.17.09

What a fun wedding! Leanne and Jeremy have so many great friends and so many family members! All know how to have a great time and how to celebrate Leanne and Jeremy beginning their life together in marriage. I had the chance to work with these two a few times this year including their rehearsal. In the video below is a picture at the rehearsal dinner held at PNC Park. Also, check out their faces at the reception as the garter toss winner places that garter on the bouquet toss winner. It was just a fun, fun, FUN day!

Please remember the video quality is much less than the actual images. This is just a sampling of some of the images from the day. All galleries will be uploaded in the next few weeks!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have not been keeping up with this blog! I came to this realization last night while working on some photos to make a video for this site from Saturday's wedding. I have been very busy these past six weeks or so. I am going to post over the next several days two e-sessions, two family sessions, and a long awaited senior session. Of course, I will also post a sampling of Saturday's wedding as well.

See? I forgot to blog about so many sessions. Hang in there, they are going to be uploaded this week!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Brad and Megan's Wedding...8.15.09

Wow! What a fun day! It was a hot day. You know, the typical Pittsburgh triple H factor...hazy, hot, humid. We still made our way after the ceremony to one of Megan's neighbor's homes who has a pretty gazebo and back yard in general. Yes, it was hot, but we got some great pictures there. Once again, Pam went with me to the wedding and caught some great moments. Thanks, Pam!

Megan and Brad chose colors that reminded them of the beach. The beach, by the way is where they were headed to after the wedding to get a much deserved break! The wedding was gorgeous and well worth all of your efforts! Oh and I have to say, they hired Scott to be their DJ. Great choice! He got everyone involved and had the dance floor moving all night. This group loved to dance! The matron of honor, Ashley, had "Thriller" dance moves down cold and Megan was in on that one too! She and Brad were dancing most of the night and enjoying every moment of this special day!

Below is a video of just a few of the pictures from today. At the end of it, there is a link to the galleries. They aren't ready as of this moment, but they will be up online in a few weeks. In the meantime, check this out!

DJ: Scott Miser of Magic Moments Disc Jockey Service
Reception: The Villa Banquet Center, 2500 New Butler Rd, New Castle - (724) 652-4099

Friday, August 7, 2009

Jason and Melissa

Jason and Melissa were married on July 31, week ago today! What a fun day it was! We had a little rain...but only a little and not when it really made a difference. Melissa also found a really pretty place to take some photos after the ceremony. We headed up to Patterson Heights and got some pretty great pictures.

The couple included a really symbolic sand combination ceremony as part of the service. The pastor did a really nice job explaining that no matter how much someone would try, it is about impossible to separate the pieces of sand that were two different colors from one another. As the sand, in essence, becomes one, so does the couple with the vows they stated. Very sweet!

Below is a little video of some of the pictures from the day. The link at the end takes you to the galleries. All galleries will be open in a few weeks, so keep checking back. If you need the password, please feel free to email me or Jason and Melissa!

Congratulations, Jason and Melissa! Best wishes on your new life together!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Danielle and Seth--e-session

It was a beautiful evening to head down to the North Shore in Pittsburgh to meet Danielle and Seth for their e-session. Danielle mentioned wanting to get pictures by Heinz Field and I immediately started thinking about all of the other fun places around the stadium that would be great for pictures. Also, by the river with city as a background...Wow! I was excited to get down there again and play! I had so much fun and could have taken more pictures than I did. I had to stop though...we were running out of light. :) Thanks to you both, Danielle and Seth, for spending the evening with me for the session! I hope you had fun...I know I did!

I am so happy for you both and I look forward to these two Steelers fans' wedding in October! Enjoy the last few months of preparation. Since it will be here before we know it, I will see you both very soon!

Note: The link at the end of the video will not be active until next week. Once I get all of the pictures uploaded to the gallery, I will open it up and anyone can see it... if Danielle and Seth share the password with you. ;-)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Eric's Senior Picture Session

Eric is getting ready for his final year of high school so we headed out to get some pictures to remember this important year! We hit a few fun places for these pictures which you will see in the video below. I also had the opportunity to photograph Eric last December at his brother's wedding. So much fun!

Thanks again to Eric's mom for the assist with lenses during the session! :) I hope you all enjoy the photos. I had fun taking them!

Eric, best wishes for a fantastic senior year!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lindsay and Matt's e-session

Lindsay and Matt have planned a December wedding, and we headed out to do their e-session this month. We went to a few different spots and got some really fun pictures. Below is just a sampling of the session. We have one more stop planned (in Annapolis!) to add a few more pictures to their gallery. I am looking forward to the next mini session and to their wedding. Both should be lot of fun!

Lindsay and Matt, congratualtions! I am really looking forward to Annapolis and to your wedding day!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Richard and Jackie--July 11, 2009

I met with Jackie and Richard this past spring for their e-session and, once again, was surprised at how quickly these wedding dates arrive! I have know Richard for some time now and I can honestly say that Jackie is marrying a great guy. After meeting Jackie in the spring and spending time with them on Saturday, I feel that Richard has found an amazing wife too!

Betsy's Barn at Cheeseman's Farm located in Portersville, PA was the location for this wedding. The setting was so pretty! We did have a worry about the weather, so the ceremony was moved inside from the gazebo. Their ceremony was performed by people who really seemed to know them from their days at Allegheny College, which made it very sweet and special. I think everyone had a nice time during the reception...talking and laughing...catching up with one another...some dancing too. Before the reception, the weather cooperated so we could go outside and get some beautiful pictures in this setting and I think we all had fun while getting those pictures. Below is a video of some of the moments from the day. The galleries link from it will take you to the correct website. Keep checking back for the pictures to be posted!

Richard and Jackie, I wish you a lifetime of happiness together! Best wishes, always!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Jake and Shannon--July 4, 2009

The Fourth of That describes this day! Shannon and Jake had such a great day for their wedding with so many friends and family attending. The church was full and the reception was lots of fun! So many people were there to celebrate the love this couple has. I asked Donia to help with this wedding since she is so great! (Click her name to go to a video of the day on her blog too!)

On our way to the reception, we stopped at the lake by Penn State-Beaver and took a bunch of pictures there of the wedding party and then some really sweet ones of Shannon and Jake. Below is a video of just a handful of the pictures from their day. I wish you, Shannon and Jake, the most amazing life as a married couple!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Carly and Mike's e-session

Carly and Mike met me at the gazebo in Ellwood City's Ewing Park area. We took a few quick pictures there and then headed on to the nature trail. We also got to take some pictures with the firetrucks since Mike is a volunteer firefighter. Very cool!

These two are just nice, nice people. I really enjoyed talking with them about how they met and about their wedding plans. I have to say that I love how relaxed they are with everything. I really think these two will enjoy the whole process involved in planning and just getting to their wedding day! Enjoy it you two! It goes so fast!

Below is a little video with some of the images. I will be playing with them beginning next week and upload the final versions during the week of July 5th. For now, I hope you, Carly and Mike, enjoy this! I am really looking forward to taking your wedding pictures next spring!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

James and Sara's Weding 6.13.09

James and Sara had a beautiful wedding which is only right for such a great couple! We met Sara at her mom's house and went from there to the church. I really liked the church! It was a nice place to photograph the wedding and it was set up in a way that we could hide away and still be close to the front. Pam helped take pictures at this one with me. As always, she is great to team up with for wedding photos. Thanks, Pam.

After the wedding, we did the posed pictures in the church and then headed to Center Township to a place called Exquisite Salon. They have a beautifully landscaped back yard area that can be rented. I highly recommend it! Then we were off to the reception! Below are a few of the pictures from the day. James and Sara are in Punta Cana as I type this. I am sure they are enjoying some time to relax! Congratulations and best wishes to you!

Pam's Blog
Exquisite Salon
Carol's Cakes

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lauren and Matt's Wedding--5/23/09

Lauren mentioned that it might rain on her wedding day, but I am happy to report that we avoided all showers and the couple had a beautiful day! I really enjoy taking pictures at First Presbyterian Church in Beaver where Lauren and Matt's ceremony was held. It is such a pretty church with great light. We took a few minutes while Lauren and Matt's bridal party collected items to go to the cars in order to get some pictures of just the couple. These are always some of my favorites from the wedding day! A few are included in the video below along with a number of others from this very special day! At the end of the video is a link to their gallery site which will be uploaded in the next few weeks. If you need the password, email Lauren, Matt, or me and we can get it to you.

Lauren and Matt, I wish you much happiness in your new life together!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Jen and Dan's Wedding

I had a great day taking Jen and Dan's engagement pictures last fall, so I knew this would be a special day! These two are just so great together and the whole family knows how to tear up the dance floor as well! The weather was a bit stormy, but it held off long enough for us to be able to get some really fun pictures of the bridal party on the golf course at Quicksilver. Thanks to Pam for coming along to take more pictures for this wedding. Once her blog is ready, her name will be a link that takes you to see more pictures.

When I arrived at Jen's sister's house, what else can be said... except that Jen was just beaming with the biggest smile and so ready to put that beautiful dress on to go get married! Dan, when I found him in the church, was so excited to marry Jen. When we went out into the garden to take some pictures, Dan warned me that he may cry some happy tears when he sees Jen at the end of the aisle...and he did! It was so very sweet.

Below is a video with some of the pictures from the first part of the day. There will be so many reception pictures on the galleries, but I already had 70 images for this video and could not fit one more in if I tried!

Jen and Dan, I wish you both the very best as you begin your life as a married couple! Congratulations!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Steve and Shawn's Wedding

This past Saturday, I had the honor of photographing Steve and Shawn's wedding day. The ceremony was the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver. I was assisted by Donia (Click on her name to check out her blog) and I had a great time working with her. Thanks for your help, Donia! Love the moments you captured!

Wow, what a beautiful day! The weather was great, the couple was just so happy, friends and family had such a great time...what else is there to say? It was a great day!

Check out the video below of a few of the pictures from the day! Steve and Shawn, congratulations and best wishes always!

Church: First Presbyterian Church
Reception: Crowne Plaza Hotel

Monday, May 4, 2009

Richard and Jackie's e-session

Richard and Jackie were up this way visiting a couple weeks ago now, so we took some time on a Sunday morning to get some engagement pictures. I have known Richard since his high school days. In fact, he was a rockin' yearbooker for several of those years. Yearbook is one of those classes that you love sometimes and other love to hate it. I think Richard, and any yearbooker will understand that one. Anyway, I have to say I am so excited to be able to photograph their wedding. I just met Jackie this day we did the pictures,and I can see why this couple is so great...two wonderful people!

I hope you like this little video, Richard and Jackie! I am really looking forward to your wedding in July!

For a few of the e-session pictures, see the video!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Chris and Leanne's Wedding April 18, 2009

Chris and Leanne had a gorgeous April day for their wedding this past Saturday. The wedding ceremony itself was in a church that was built over 100 years ago, but it has since been renovated and added to over the years. It really had some beautiful windows. The reception was at The Alpine Room in S.N.P.J. It is a great place to get some really nice pictures of the couple. From the lake to the barn and the brick silo...all of it is very pretty. Leanne and Chris were all about getting pictures taken there too so we had a few great places to stop. Of course, our stopping prolonged the pretty carriage ride that they had. :) It was so much fun! Thanks to Lindsay for helping me capture this wedding so thoroughly!

Chris and Leanne, your wedding was beautiful and I am sure you will have a wonderful life together. I wish you both the very best!

Below is a video of some of the images from the day. Many more are coming in your galleries!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Joel and Amy's Wedding 2-22-09

Oh...Amy and Joel...what can I say? I loved your wedding! The ceremony was lovely and then to end the night with all of that live amazing! I loved the big jam session that all of the musicians in attendance did. Oh, and, Joel, your dad on cool!

Amy, when I show these pictures to people, they say things like, "such classic beauty" and the like. I think that describes your look! You two are so sweet and so easy to work with on posing. You really are such naturals. I guess that is because you just know...such the couple. I couldn't imagine the two of you any other way. Soul mates.. a concept I am starting to really believe in and I am so happy that you were blessed to find one another. By the way, if anyone out there wants to hear a great getting together story...these two have it! It's not mine to share, but it is so funny and sweet and even a little amazing.

I know that you two are off to London this week for a second ceremony with more of Joel's family and your London friends. Now that will be an amazing trip home; however, I have to say that you guys will have fun trying to top this reception. Then again, I am partial to live bands. :)

I am looking forward to seeing Joel and his new Mrs. at The Boulevard of the Allies show that is being held at the Cabaret Theater on April 3rd! I, of course, will have my camera in hand and may even blog about about the concert. I am looking forward to hearing about your London wedding and seeing some pictures from it as well that evening!

For now, here is a little video preview of a few of the pictures. Thanks goes out to Pam for helping photograph this day too! Click on her name to see more pics on her blog! As always, Pam is so great photograph a wedding with!

Have a safe trip to London! Enjoy this second celebration as well!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Nick and Elena -- January 17, 2009

I had the fun job of being the second photographer at Nick and Elena's gorgeous wedding this month! I also went along on their e-session with Pam last year which was posted on here then. So, if they look familiar, that is why!

The ceremony was at the beautiful Heinz Chapel in Oakland. I love Pittsburgh, and Oakland has so many great places for pictures. Heinz Chapel is surely one of them. The ceremony was lovely with Elena's dad giving the message. So sweet! I believe the other officiant was an uncle of Nick's. The two had a lovely ceremony for this special couple!

The reception was on the North Side of Pittsburgh at The Mattress Factory...a really cool art gallery with massive pieces including an airplane wing through one of the upper floors that shoots out over the sidewalk below. Yes, the airplane wing was hollow and the sidewalk was visible. It is also the reason why that floor of the gallery was incredibly cold on a cold and wintry January night! The reception was lovely with probably the biggest cookie collection stacked and available for the guests.

Nick and Elena are such a sweet couple...with the way they look at one another,I think I can say they really adore one another! Below is a little video of some of the pictures I took that day. I hope you enjoy it and I wish you both the very best!