Sharon was a champ at her senior session in the cold! This girl brought her A-game (and the most beautifully colored outfits) to her session just a few weeks ago! We were even able to catch some gorgeous golden light right near the end of her session. This girl was an absolute blast to work with, and I'm so excited to share some of my favorites from her session with you today!
Sara's senior session took place on one of the most beautiful fall days we had this year! And, lucky for us, the view at the Pittsburgh Field Club highlighted all of those changing fall colors PERFECTLY! I photographed one of Sara's best friends, Conner, earlier this year at Hartwood Acres and was honored when she asked me to take her senior photos, too! We had so much fun checking out all of the beautiful little spots for photos at the Field Club, and let me say - this girl's style is on point! Congratulations on your last year of school, Sara!! :)
I have to be honest. I had an incredibly hard time narrowing down the photos for this blog post from Lyndsay and Justin's wedding day because 1) they are an insanely photogenic couple and 2) their day (literally every detail) was BEYOND stunning!! What is a photographer to do?! Naturally - post as many as I possibly can! ;)
You may remember Lyndsay and Justin from their winter McConnell's Mill engagement session with Lyndsay's iconic red dress in the snow! These two not only make for a beautiful couple from the outside, but from the inside. Their love and joy for one another, along with their deep desire to share their wedding day in a memorable way with their friends and family made photographing their wedding day feel so intimate!
I am beyond thankful to work with people who feel more like friends than clients, and Lyndsay and Justin definitely are two people who make me feel insanely thankful for the career I've been given. So without further ado - here are some of my favorites from Lyndsay and Justin's Shady Elms Farm wedding day! We love you guys!!!
Bride’s Dress: Morilee by Madeline Gardner, purchased at One Enchanted Evening (Zelienople, PA)
Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff, #LEVKOFF Collection, purchased at One Enchanted Evening (Zelienople, PA)
Tuxes: Generation Tux
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Shady Elms Farm
Band/DJ: Mike Willis, Modern Era Weddings
Flowers: Shady Elms Farm
Caterer: PW Catering
Cake/Desserts: Cake and cupcakes by the groom's sister, Jessica Brown, and Pittsburgh cookie table cookies baked by family & friends
Videographer: Dorosh Documentaries
Honeymoon: Secrets Maroma Riviera Maya (with the help of Sue Kitsemble of Apple Vacations)
Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer: Jenna Hidinger Photography
Oh my goodness. These two were so much fun to photograph!! We took their engagement photos on a busy fall day at McConnell's Mill, but they didn't let the crowds faze them!! These two made my job incredibly easy purely because they just have such a joy and happiness being around each other! I am so excited for your wedding day next year, Sarah and John!!!
There are SO many things to love about Carli! I've known Carli for quite a few years through Grace Community Church, and I was so honored when she reached out to see if I would take her senior photos!! As you will be able to see from her photos, Carli is a kind, sweet soul who radiates joy wherever she goes! She truly loves those around her, and is just a joy to be around.
Carli incorporated her violin into her fall session (her favorite season!) to add a little personal touch to her photos. We absolutely LOVED taking these for you, Carli! Thank you so much for the incredible honor!
I feel like we experienced all of the seasons Pittsburgh has to offer during Emily's portrait session at Hartwood Acres Mansion! When we first arrived, it was a little bit gloomy and overcast - about 20 minutes into the session, the gloominess turned into a windstorm, then a rain storm (I swear I saw snow at one point!!), complete with a double rainbow, and then all of a sudden, the sun came out and we had some absolutely gorgeous light for about ten minutes - just enough time to get some killer shots! All of that in less than an hour and a half. Pittsburgh never ceases to amaze me!
Emily is drop dead gorgeous, as you probably can already tell from the banner image for her featured blog post!! She's also a pro in front of the camera and has the sweetest family (her brother and mom came along for her session!). I had so much fun taking these for you, Emily! Congratulations on your last year of school!
Nalinee and Josh are having a baby and I was so honored when they asked me to take maternity photos for them at one of my favorite spots - Hartwood Acres! Their session took place on the perfect fall day, and Nalinee wore the most beautiful, flowing, blush dress, complete with a flower crown, while Josh wore a tux. I love the thought these two put into their outfits - they perfectly match Hartwood's classic elegance! Congratulations on your growing family, Nalinee and Josh!
Makeup & Hair: Kaylin Simonic
It's always such an honor to be welcomed into people's homes for photos, but I felt especially lucky to be hanging out with these four! Michelle and Rob tied the knot almost half a year ago, but decided they needed some photos with their sweet pups, Beau and Arya! In addition, they wanted to highlight the home they purchased a couple of years ago and have been renovating. It is absolutely beautiful! I love when clients turn into friends, and these two certainly feel like friends already! It was such an honor to take these for you, Michelle and Rob!
Kaylee hopped out of her family's car at Hartwood, and before I knew she was the senior I would be photographing, I thought to myself "I love that girl's dress! She's gorgeous!" Hartwood was SUPER busy that day with photo sessions, but much to my joy, the girl in the dress was my senior for the evening!
This history-buff loves old architecture, which made Hartwood Acres Mansion the perfect fit for her senior session! She also loves to read, so she brought a few of her favorite books for us to incorporate into her session. Congratulations on your last year of school, Kaylee!!
Oakmont Country Club was the perfect backdrop for Justin's senior photos - especially being a golfer himself! The club is known as the "oldest top-ranked golf course in the United States," and was established in 1903. With lots of charm and classic decor, Oakmont provided ample opportunity for unique imagery - and Justin was a pro in front of the camera! Congratulations on your last year of school, Justin!