Altoona Wedding Photography | Michelle and Ryan

Michelle and Ryan both grew up in Altoona, PA, but ironically, they didn’t meet until they both moved to the DC area. And while their lives are now settled here, they celebrated their marriage with family and friends “back home” in small-town Altoona.

If you spend any time with Michelle and Ryan, you will quickly see how much they enjoy joking and having fun together. Their sense of humor definitely came in handy when Ryan broke his ankle during a training exercise just a couple weeks before the wedding. I think most brides would probably freak out if their groom suddenly lost the ability to walk days before the wedding, but Michelle took it all in stride, so to speak. And Ryan–he is one tough guy (well, duh, he’s a U.S Marine and has a pretty amazing job). Despite being in a lot of pain, he made the best of the situation and didn’t let it stop him from dancing with his bride. A big congratulations to Michelle and Ryan! You are both amazing people.

Here are just a few of my favorite moments from their day. Special thanks to Andrea for photographing with me. And be sure to check out Michelle and Ryan’s incredible wedding movie by Syncopated Pictures.

Michelle Morning - Mary we love love love all of the photos!!! You did such a great job and we are so thankful!!!

Beth Insalaco - I agree with Leeann! That makes the day so memorable with lots of fun stories to tell. What an awesome couple. Great job, Mary!

Leeann Marie - Hey, I think the scooter is pretty Saweeeeetttt!

Mattress Factory Art Museum Wedding | Katie and Allan

Surrounded by an intimate gathering of friends and family, Katie and Allan exchanged vows at the modern Mattress Factory Art Museum in Pittsburgh last month. Their small, family-style wedding was a perfect celebration of these two talented and creative individuals. I must admit, the Mattress Factory Art Museum is one of my all-time favorite art museums. It’s just plain fun and quirky. So it was no surprise that Katie and Allan and their wedding guests enjoyed the museum’s fun setting and danced their hearts out.

A big congratulations to Katie and Allan. Here are just a few of my favorite moments from their day. Special thanks to the talented Pamela Marie for photographing with me.

Lucy Snyder - The parents of the groom love the creativity of the pictures–some funny,some romantic,all true to our favorite couple

Janis Allen - Wonderful compositions, love the pictures, the mother of the bride can’t wait to see them all.

Shirley Lund - Katie and Allan best wishes and congratulations. I love your dress!

Harley - The father of the bride couldn’t be happier with these shots. You have captured Katie and Allan perfectly!!
Thank you, Mary.

Milla - Mary FANTASTIC!!! You take the best shoe shots, man! I am always so jealous. Great coverage, beautiful wedding.

Longue Vue Country Club Wedding | Jenn and Ryan

There’s a special sweetness between Jenn and Ryan that’s impossible to ignore when you’re around them, so naturally their wedding was a beautiful overflow of their relationship. Their details were romantic…their celebration was festive with a great show of love from their family and friends…and the day passed too quickly! I was especially impressed with Jenn’s way of honoring their guests (and creating a seating chart) by using their guests’ wedding photos (even mine was there!) to mark the names and places.

Everyone enjoyed the celebration at the Longue Vue Country Club with once again, Jeremy’s talent keeping the party going late. A big congratulations to Jenn and Ryan! Here are just a few favorite moments from their day.

Steve Fuller - great documentary photography!

Jenn - I can’t stop looking at these Mary! Everyone loves them so much and we can’t wait to see the rest! <3

Heinz History Center Wedding | Erin and Joe

After a rainy, sleety engagement session, Erin and Joe were due for a beautiful, sunny day for their wedding. Fortunately, they got one. I could not have been more happy for them. They celebrated their marriage surrounded by family and friends (and may I say the most happy-tearful bridal party??) at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.

Erin’s details…and I say Erin’s because I know she put many, many hours into them…were simply incredible. The colors were beautiful, the flowers amazing (thanks to April of Mocha Rose), and the food was delicious. In fact, I get hungry every time I look at photos of the cupcakes as I’m editing them. To top it off, they had a great reception of dancing and music in Jeremy Ganss‘ capable hands. A big congratulations to Erin and Joe!

Here are just a few favorites from their day.

Becky - Amazing pics!!! I can’t wait to see the rest!

Sara - Beautiful! A gorgeous day and an absolutely gorgeous couple!

Maggie - What a perfect day and a beautiful couple! I can’t wait to see more photos, these are amazing! We love you Erin & Joe!