Bainer S: Hartwood Acres Senior Photos

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Bainer S: Hartwood Acres Senior Photos

There are a couple of reasons I will never forget the day we took Bainer’s senior photos. Okay, maybe just one: PRINCESSES!

That’s probably not the first word you thought of when you saw the photo above this little caption, right? Well, believe it or not, the day of Bainer’s senior session at Hartwood Acres, there were TONS of people gathered at the Hartwood mansion for a photography workshop - and the subjects were little girls dressed up as princesses!

I wouldn’t be surprised if there were close to 100 people there, because they took almost every nook and cranny of the mansion up! And I do not mean that at ALL in a spiteful way - it looked like a great workshop! I just couldn’t get over the irony of this workshop happening on Bainer’s session day. But he was such a trooper, princesses and all!

As you might be able to tell, Bainer plays the guitar and loves music. Besides bringing his guitar to his session, he also brought his dog, “Fozzie,” who I kept calling “Fonzie” throughout the session 🙈

Congratulations on your last year, Bainer! It was such an honor to take these photos for you!

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Caleb S: Cranberry Township Senior Photos

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Caleb S: Cranberry Township Senior Photos

I had the pleasure of taking Caleb’s senior photos on his family’s property just a few weeks ago! Why go anywhere else for photos when you have the most picturesque scenery right in your backyard?! My favorite thing I learned about Caleb during our session is that he works for a pizza shop and gets to MAKE pizza for his job! Not sure why, but that’s something I have ALWAYS wanted to do!

Caleb, it was such an honor to take these photos for you! I hope you have a great rest of your senior year! ☺️

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Cassidy + Dylan: Moraine State Park Engagement Photos

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Cassidy + Dylan: Moraine State Park Engagement Photos

I met Cassidy and Dylan for their engagement session on the MOST beautiful fall afternoon! For their session, they chose a combination of two of my favorite locations - McConnell’s Mill and Moraine State Park! McConnell’s Mill ended up being the perfect location, especially with Dylan’s background of growing up around farms! And the lake at Moraine State Park was another subtly perfect location choice, because these two love to fish together!

Cassidy and Dylan, I am so thankful to have been able to get to know you both a little better and take these images for you! 💛 I cannot wait for the wedding!!!

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Kayla + Collin: Succop Nature Park Wedding Photos

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Kayla + Collin: Succop Nature Park Wedding Photos

What an absolutely STUNNING day this was to be a part of! Kayla and Colin tied the knot at Succop Nature Park on a glorious September afternoon. There were so many beautiful DIY elements that made this wedding come to life, and so many different family members that contributed to the day in so many ways. Kayla and Colin, it was such an honor to be a part of your day! Praying all the best for you two as you head into this next adventure together! 💛

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Becca + Dino: Highland Park Engagement Photos

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Becca + Dino: Highland Park Engagement Photos

Oh my, am I excited to share this engagement session and this INCREDIBLE couple with you!! I met Becca and Dino on the most beautiful morning at Highland Park in Pittsburgh for their engagement photos on a gorgeous Saturday in September! But my love for these two began long before their epic engagement session.

When I originally met with Becca and Dino, I learned of Becca’s family’s HUGE love for Disney. And if you’ve been following along on the blog for an extended period of time - you’ll know that Disney is one of my favorite places EVER (and one of my bucket list items is to photograph a wedding there!) While Becca and Dino aren’t tying the knot in Disney, we sure had an amazing time talking about all of our favorite spots there!

I was especially excited for this engagement session, because it was in a location I hadn’t even been to before! Highland Park wasn’t on mine or Becca’s radar until she was rerouted past the park right around sunrise on her way to work. And I’m so thankful she was, because this might be one of my new favorite spots!!

Becca and Dino, you two are AMAZING and I cannot wait to be a part of your wedding day! Thank you for being such troopers so early in the morning! 💛

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Kayla + Donny: Downtown Pittsburgh Engagement Photos

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Kayla + Donny: Downtown Pittsburgh Engagement Photos

I met Kayla and Donny on a cool, cloudy, Pittsburgh morning at the end of September for their engagement session. These two - originally from Pittsburgh - were in for the weekend from their now-home in FLORIDA, where they live oh-so close to one of my favorite places in the world (Disney!). We had a great time chatting about how they’ll head over to a Disney park on a weeknight after work, just to walk around, and I tried my best not to be too jealous 😉 As much as these two love their home in Florida, it’s easy to tell that Pittsburgh is where their hearts come alive, which is where they will be officially tying the knot next year!

Kayla and Donny, you two are incredible humans and I am so thankful we were able to get to know each other better! 💛 Cannot WAIT for your wedding next year!!!

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Kayla + Michael: Chadwick Wedding Photos

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Kayla + Michael: Chadwick Wedding Photos

September 8, 2018 marks 8 years of Kayla and Michael’s relationship. What better way to spend their 8 year anniversary than to create a NEW anniversary - this one for their wedding day!

I’ve had the privilege of really getting to know Kayla and Michael over the last two years, since their engagement session nearly two years ago (Click here to see their photos!). I’ve seen ups and downs in their lives, but what remained steady: their relationship and their love for each other. These two have already lived out many of the vows they took on their wedding day, but hearing them confirm their vows in front of their closest friends and family even brought tears to my eyes!

Not only are Kayla and Michael amazing, but so was their bridal party and family, who welcomed us with the most open arms! We truly can’t thank each of you enough for making us feel like a part of the party (and for making me an honorary bridesmaid 😉). And Kayla and Michael - you two truly are amazing, and I am so blessed to know you! And without further ado - check out some of my favorite photos from Kayla and Michael’s wedding day!

Vendors:

Makeup: Allison Renock Makeup

Cake: Lincoln Bakery

Ceremony & Reception: The Chadwick

DJ: Jason Lacko

Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang from David’s Bridal

Bride’s Dress: Truly Zac Posen at Davids Bridal

Invitations: The Wedding Suite by Shutterfly

Officiant: Reverend Mark Dinuzzio

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer: Jenna Hidinger Photography

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Erin S: North Park Senior Photos

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Erin S: North Park Senior Photos

It’s been a while since I’ve had a session at North Park - but this nature-filled scenery was perfect for a nature-lover like Erin! One thing that really stuck out to me about this incredible senior is her desire to work in the nonprofit sector after graduation - I feel like that’s rare for a senior! On a trip out of the country with a friend’s family, she saw the stark contrast between the resort she was staying at, vs. how the locals were living, and it stirred her heart to do want to do something about it! Erin, I just know you’re going to do incredible things. You can do anything you set your mind and heart to! Congratulations on your senior year! 💛

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Jenna + Tom: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Wedding Photos

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Jenna + Tom: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Wedding Photos

The quote that kept playing in my mind throughout Jenna and Tom’s wedding day: "Gatsby looked at Daisy in a way that every young girl wanted to be looked at." Not because their wedding had anything at all to do with The Great Gatsby, but because that’s the only way I could think to describe the way Tom kept looking at Jenna throughout their wedding day: just completely in love!

I think it’s safe to say that those who know Jenna and Tom know how well they light up a room together. Their day was packed FULL of laughter, and full of people from all over the world. With Tom being from England, and Jenna being from Pennsylvania, their wedding day was the most beautiful mesh of customs and details from both cultures - and had some of the kindest people in the world! Everyone spent a TON of time out on the dance floor, dancing the night away with the Bachelor Boys Band - which is why you’ll see so many reception photos near the end. What a party!

Jenna and Tom, it as a total honor to be a part of your wedding day! Thank you so much for having us, trusting us, and just for being so kind. You both are wonderful, and we wish you all the best!

Vendors:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Coordination: Your Big Day

Bride’s Dress: Bridal Beginnings

Makeup Arist: Janneth Avila

Hair Artist: Liz Macey (Gallery Salon)

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

Menswear: Dobell (UK)

Invitations: Minted

Flowers: Budget Blossoms by Jillian

Catering: Hazelnut Catering

Band: Bachelor Boys Band

Cake: Bethel Bakery

Tent, Linens, Light: Ambassador Tent Rental

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Wedding Photographer: Jenna Hidinger Photography

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