Elizabeth + Chris, Pittsburgh Engagement Session

Elizabeth and Chris brought some heat to the Hot Metal Bridge at the start of their engagement session on a cold day in March. We chose Pittsburgh as the location because just a few months earlier, Chris popped the question during a special date night in the city. And that’s just the start of the story! During dinner, Chris had given Elizabeth another gift to throw her off a little (she confesses she was hoping he’d be proposing that night!). Then, after dinner, they rode the incline…and Chris made sure they had a car all to themselves and that’s when he surprised Elizabeth! So of course we had to make a stop at the incline during the session. Plus, it was warm.:) Bonus! After the incline, I wanted to try a shot on top of a parking garage in the cultural district. I love how the tall buildings surround them and put them in their own little world. Congrats to these two love birds and can’t wait to shoot their wedding in September!


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!

Bethany + Nate — Pittsburgh, PA Engagement Portraits

50 degrees in January? I’ll take it! What a perfect day we had for Bethany and Nate’s engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh. We started on the North Shore, capturing the beautiful golden bridges, the shimmering city reflections on the river, and the Pittsburgh skyline.

In between outfit changes, they confessed to me that they thought they were “blowing it” and I laughed because seriously, they couldn’t have been doing any better – just look at how sweet and photogenic these two are! After the North Shore pictures, we headed over to Station Square to get some shots on the Smithfield Street Bridge. Awesome session – I’m so excited to photograph their wedding this fall!


Jeff + Jess — Pittsburgh Engagement Portraits

I love doing sessions in the city and even more so when they are with two people as fun as Jeff and Jess! Jess (who I affectionately refer to simply as Debo) has been one of my best friends since high school. These two Pittsburghers love their city and their Pirates!

We started the session at the West End Overlook to get some wide city shots, and then worked our way down to the North Shore and PNC Park for their “Save the Date” set-up. Super excited about being a GUEST at their wedding in May! Best wishes you two! It’s right around the corner!

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