Maddie M: Hartwood Acres Senior Photos

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Maddie M: Hartwood Acres Senior Photos

Back at one of my favorite spots in this blog for Maddie's senior session - Hartwood Acres! Maddie is a Mars High School senior who loves Mexican food, is a cheerleader, and who has the best sense of style! Maddie, we had so much fun hanging out with you - congratulations on your last year of school!! 🎉

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Alexa P: North Shore Ballerina Senior Photos

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Alexa P: North Shore Ballerina Senior Photos

Alexa is a dancer who whose dream is to become a professional ballerina, and she had the amazing idea to have some photos taken outside of the Benedum Center in the cultural district, which is where many ballets in Pittsburgh take place! After the cultural district, we headed over to the North Shore and caught some beautiful light before the sun went down. Then, right as the sun dipped below the horizon, we headed over to the Roberto Clemente Bridge for some photos of Alexa in her tutu and pointe shoes.

Congratulations on your last year of high school, Alexa! You are a gem!!

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Rylan M: Strip District Senior Photos

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Rylan M: Strip District Senior Photos

Rylan is a Seneca Valley senior whose favorite spot in Pittsburgh is the Strip, so naturally, it was the perfect spot for his senior photos! Congratulations on your last year of high school Rylan! ☺️

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Molly + Ryan: Shady Elms Farm Wedding Photos

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Molly + Ryan: Shady Elms Farm Wedding Photos

Molly and Ryan are a Pittsburgh sports loving, family-oriented couple who had the most beautiful wedding day at Shady Elms Farm in early August!

After these two got engaged on the front steps of Molly’s parents’ house on Thanksgiving day of 2018, they planned their wedding in less than a year (which, nowadays, is a huge feat!) and made sure to keep the day focused on what really matters: their relationship, along the new beginning of their life together, and their family, who they treasure and admire so much (and it’s so easy to see why!).

What I found most intriguing about working with Molly and Ryan was how different, yet perfect they are for each other. Molly’s free-spirited, bubbly personality, perfectly balances Ryan’s sincere, analytical, and organized approach to life (his minute-by-minute wedding day timeline spreadsheet was a big hit in the wedding day toasts!!). They truly make the perfect pair, and it was such an honor to be a part of their day! 💛 Congratulations on your marriage, Molly and Ryan!!

VENDORS: Shady Elms Farm (ceremony, reception, flowers), My Bakeress (Cake), Fireside Events (DJ), Fluhme Glam Bar (makeup & hair), Bridal Beginnings (bride’s dress), BHLDN (bridesmaid dresses), Minted (invitations), PW Catering, Rosemary Ardner (violinist), Graham Standish (minister), Jenna Hidinger Photography (Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer)

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Haley A: Succop Nature Park Senior Photos

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Haley A: Succop Nature Park Senior Photos

We had the BEST time hanging out with Haley at Succop Nature Park back in August! Haley is a Mars Area High School senior who loves to dance and play the piano, and who enjoys art and photography! She has a bubbly personality and sweet soul, and it was just truly a pleasure to get to work with her and her mom!

Haley, you are one lovely lady! It was such an honor to take your senior photos! 💛

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Fallon & Seth: Preston Park Engagement Photos

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Fallon & Seth: Preston Park Engagement Photos

She was in ninth grade, he was in tenth grade - and, after switching to a friend’s lunch period, Fallon noticed Seth, a tall boy in the grade above who she had never met before! Because they were both introverts, it took a while for them to begin talking, but finally began doing so after school basketball games where Seth played, and Fallon cheered. They hit it off - and in May of 2018, Seth asked Fallon to marry him! And here we are, summer of 2019, taking their engagement photos at Preston Park in Butler, PA!

This location wasn’t a random choice for their engagement photos, though - Preston Park is a spot this pair has frequented since high school, and it holds so much special meaning to them, as it’s been home to countless walks and conversations throughout their relationship together!

Fallon and Seth - you are an incredible pair! It’s so easy to see your love and admiration for each other - and that you’re truly best friends! I cannot wait to celebrate you two on your wedding day next year!!! 💛

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Lis & Naz: Hartwood Acres Anniversary Photos

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Lis & Naz: Hartwood Acres Anniversary Photos

We met Lis and Naz nearly four years ago at a Pittsburgh wedding networking event - four years later, and they have become some of our dearest friends! Constantly encouraging, ever authentic, and always asking the tough questions that spur growth - these two are a pair to be reckoned with! ✨

Not only are they amazing people individually and an amazing couple collectively, but they are also absolutely INCREDIBLE wedding videographers (if you don’t believe me, just click here!). We teamed up during this session for a couple of mutually beneficial purposes and we were SO excited when the day finally came! We pushed through heavy downpours and a surprise country concert to create these images, and it was so totally worth it! 💛

I could type paragraph upon paragraph depicting all of the characteristics and traits we love about these two, but what it really comes down to is this: we just truly love them! Happy belated anniversary, Lis and Naz!!

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HD + Jeff: Oakland Engagement Photos

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HD + Jeff: Oakland Engagement Photos

I had the pleasure of taking engagement photos for these two Pittsburgh-loving dog parents in August at two of my favorite locations in Oakland - the Mellon Institute columns, and Mellon Park! HD and Jeff have been together since 2012, and their little family consists of the two of them, plus their adorable pup, Zelda! Even though the threat of rain hung in the air throughout the night, it ended up being an absolutely beautiful evening - the perfect night for photos!

HD and Jeff, thank you for the honor of taking these photos for you! I can’t wait to celebrate your marriage in just over a month! 💛

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Steven P: Mars Area High School Senior Photos

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Steven P: Mars Area High School Senior Photos

We met Steven and his mom on a bright summer morning at Mars Athletic Center for his senior photos, and we had so much fun hanging out with the two of them!! Steven has played soccer for a huge chunk of his life, so it was only fitting that we incorporated some soccer gear into his photos. Steven and Marcie, thank you both for being troopers and for waking up at the crack of dawn for these photos! And congratulations on your senior year, Steven!! 🎉

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Becca + Dino: Duquesne University Power Center Wedding Photos

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Becca + Dino: Duquesne University Power Center Wedding Photos

Becca and Dino's summery, light blue and blush romantic wedding day was something out of a fairytale (and not just because her dress had some serious Beauty & the Beast vibes 💛). Their Mexican-Catholic wedding ceremony took place at the very place where they met - Duquesne University, followed by a reception in the Duquesne University Power Center, overlooking campus and the city. They had so many incredible details, including Becca’s bouquet, which was wrapped in a sleeve from her mother’s wedding gown with her rosary beads wrapped around the stems, as well as Mexican wedding traditions, including the placing of a double rosary (or Lasso) over their shoulders during the ceremony, as well as the exchange of 13 gold coins (or Arras). Not to mention their epic maraca exit at the end of the evening where they danced their hearts out as they left the party as husband and wife!

I couldn’t begin to speak more highly of these two and their incredible friends and family - I’ve been counting down to their wedding since their engagement session a little over a year ago, and it was even more incredible than I thought it would be!!

Congratulations on your wedding day and on your marriage, Becca & Dino! We are so thankful to have been a part of your beautiful day!! 💕

VENDORS: Embassy Suites Downtown Pittsburgh (Getting Ready), Duquesne University Power Center (Reception), Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Duquesne University (Ceremony), See Jane Blush (Makeup), Captured Memories by Allison (Videographer), Blossoms by Jilliann (Florist), Prantl’s Bakery (Cake), DJ Crush, Tiffany Crissman (Hair), This Magic Moment Bridal Studio: Maggie Sottero (Bride’s Dress), Bridal Beginnings (Bridesmaid Dresses), Men’s Wearhouse (Men’s Wear), Parkhurst Catering, Lendable Linens, Elegant Events by Andrea (Chair Rentals), Father Nathanael (bride’s Uncle) and Father Zaccagnini (Priests), Sasha Cardenas (Violinist, groom’s cousin), Aaron Sproul (organist), Jakob Hayes (Cantor), Lux Photobooth, Soiree Partners and Dreadnought Wines (Alcohol), Pittsburgh Trolley Works (Transportation), Jenna Hidinger Photography (Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer)

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