Preview – Kim + Chris – Seven Oaks Country Club Wedding – Beaver, PA

What an amazing day we had yesterday! It was such an absolute pleasure to photograph Kim and Chris’s wedding at Seven Oaks Country Club in Brighton Township. Here is a quick preview!

To get a closer look, click on any photo below to see a larger slideshow.

Jackie’s Birthday Gift – Family Portraits – Indiana County Photographer

Met the Greene family at their home in Marion Center for family pictures Saturday night. Jackie’s husband, Jim, is a mason just like my husband, and he built their beautiful home and with its location in the woods, we had a nice backdrop for the pictures. It was Jackie’s birthday and her daughters surprised her with a family portrait session. The weather was not looking good, but we beat the rain and with a little help from off camera lighting, we created our own sun. Happy Birthday, Jackie!

To get a closer look, click on any picture below to see a larger slideshow.

Jordan – Newborn Portraits – Greensburg, PA

I recently got to spend a few hours with sweet newborn Jordan. I just love newborns and wished I could have just cuddled the little guy the entire time. It wouldn’t be weird if I did all selfies with him, would it?:) A quick comment on my newborn photography: I prefer more of the style you see below. I’ll do the “baby in a bucket” or whatever you think you like on Pinterest, but capturing the tiny details and glimpses (like Jordan’s one-eye glare at me…haha!) in my opinion, will be a better reminder of what these little angels are like in their first few days. God bless little Jordan!

To get a closer look at the pictures, click on any picture below to view in a slideshow.

Sara + Jason – Duquesne Chapel and Power Ballroom Wedding – 2nd Shooter – Pittsburgh, PA

Last weekend, I assisted my very pregnant photographer friend, Allison of Allison Viron Photography as a second shooter at Sara and Jason’s wedding in Pittsburgh, PA. The wedding was held in the Duquesne Chapel, we took portraits at the North Shore (minutes before a HUGE rain storm!!), and the reception was at the Duquesne Power Ballroom. I love second shooting because it gives me a chance to really concentrate on details…another reason you should consider hiring a second shooter!:) Even though I got drenched running (yes, running) from the limo bus to the sky bridge (twice!) with our photo gear, it was a great night! The city views in the Power Ballroom were phenomenal!

To get a closer look at these pictures, click on any picture below for a slideshow.

Luke and Christina – Engagement Portraits – Brady’s Run Park – Beaver, PA

It was such a pleasure taking Luke and Christina’s engagement pictures! We had a beautiful evening – great light, not too humid, and Brady’s Run Park offered a great backdrop for the pictures. Check out the ducks doing a photo bomb as we were getting some pics at the boat launch! And Christina’s blue eyes – stunning! Looking forward to photographing their big day in November!

To get a closer look at the pictures, click on any picture below to view in a slideshow.

Min, Andrew, + Rita – Family Portraits – Brush Creek Park – New Brighton, PA

Our original session was canceled due to rain, and maybe I should have canceled this one due to crazy humidity (just kidding – that’s no excuse!), but you really can’t tell that we were all sweating our butts off! And Rita is so stinkin’ cute, I quickly forgot about the sticky weather. The combo of late July sun in the beautiful Brush Creek Park produced some great pics! I loved visiting Brush Creek as a kid and have many great memories of camping near the covered bridge, riding bikes on the road and trails, and playing in the “crick.” Yes, I’m from western PA.

Kara + Andy – Chestnut Ridge Resort Wedding – Blairsville, PA – Part 2

See part 1 of Kara and Andy’s wedding here.

After the ceremony, we ventured out on to the golf course in golf carts provided by Chestnut Ridge Resort. What an awesome help! Then, we headed into the reception. Such a beautiful room with great light and Kara’s details of “bling” really set the place off. Everyone had a blast, as you can see! Best wishes to Kara and Andy!

To see the pictures larger in a slide show, click on any picture below.

Kara + Andy – Chestnut Ridge Resort Wedding, Part 1 – Blairsville, PA

On a beautiful hot summer day in July, my second shooter Stephanie and I photographed Kara and Andy’s wedding at Chestnut Ridge Resort in Blairsville, PA. It’s always super-convenient to have everything all in one place – the hotel where everyone got ready, the ceremony, great locations for portraits, and the reception. Part 1 includes all the moments leading up to the ceremony and the ceremony itself. Shooting under a pavilion on a full-sun day is not really the most desirable of conditions, but it sure kept the guests comfortable, so we made it work. Kara had an awesome theme going on: I’ll call it “bling and blue.” See part 2 here.

To see the pictures larger in a slideshow, click on any picture below.

Kara + Andy — Quick Preview — Wedding at Chestnut Ridge Resort — Blairsville, PA

Usually, a preview is just my favorite image from the day, but as I’m going through Kara and Andy’s pictures from their wedding at Chestnut Ridge Resort in Blairsville, PA, I just can’t pick one! So here is an extended preview!

A.J., Emily, Ian, + Ellie – Family Portraits – Indiana, PA

It’s been so awesome working with Emily, A.J., Ian, and now Elliana over the years. Emily schedules the family pics right around Ian’s birthday because this super-mom does an annual birthday video for Ian featuring pics of him throughout the year. New this year is their latest addition, Elliana. This sweet girl was wide awake for our session and not real fond of many of our poses, but we still got some great shots!