Allyson + Peter, Pittsburgh Engagement Portraits

The produce loading docks in Pittsburgh’s Strip District have been a location I’ve been wanting to shoot at for some time. So, when Allyson said “We want Pittsburgh. We trust you,” I knew this was the time! Saying that we had a short planning process for Allyson and Peter’s engagement session and wedding would be an understatement. These two decided to get married about six months before their wedding date, and with their busy schedules–Peter is a doctor and Allyson is a lawyer–these two relied heavily on trusted friends and family to take care of planning for them. It all turned out beautifully and makes me wonder why anyone needs more time to plan!;)

The day of the engagement session was hot and humid and rain was threatening at any minute, but with our limited time frame, this was the day we had to do the session so we were moving forward, rain or shine. Luckily, no rain….just perfect light conditions!

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Ben + Danielle, Pittsburgh Engagement Portraits

Warm November days are few and far between sometimes, so when they come around, I’m always excited to spend them in the city photographing two people in love. Ben is my husband’s cousin and I was so excited to when he and Danielle asked me to take their engagement pictures!

Fun fact: Ben and Danielle are talented musicians and you should check out their band The Lion Summer. Folksy perfection! I thought for sure we were going to do an eclectic folk inspired shoot, maybe in a field with some random furniture or at least a hipster streetscape, but these two surprised me when they wanted to do traditional Pittsburgh as their backdrop. We started at Mount Washington, visited the Point Park Fountain, and ended with the Clemente Bridge and North Shore walk. I had a great time with Ben and Danielle and look forward to welcoming Danielle to the Smith family this summer!

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And I love this last one! You guys rock!