Kristin and Lee | Pittsburgh Engagement Photography

On Sunday, the lovely weather continued, and I had a great time shooting Kristin and Lee’s engagement session around Phipp’s Conservatory and Schenley Park in Pittsburgh.

Kristin and Lee actually knew each other growing up–their families being friends with each other. But it wasn’t until they both moved to San Diego for separate reasons that things grew beyond just family friends. I love how life is funny like that.

They chose to do their engagement pictures around Phipp’s because they will be having their reception there in January–and by then things may be a bit too cold for nice outdoor photos. Something about snow and high heels not meshing well together.

Cold weather or not, I’m looking forward to their wedding–it should be beautiful!


They liked the tree photo they had seen earlier on my blog…I like it too.

Kristin and Lee–you are both way cute!

Love this.

And this.

A little fun…


See you two soon!

Meghan Banach - LOVE the pictures – what a gorgeous sis and bro-in-law we have!! My favorite is the one of the two of them sitting on the steps – gorgeous!! I also love the silly ones – because they are silly people!

Eryn Tornabene - These pictures are AMAZING!!! Captured Lee and Kristin perfectly…cannot wait to see the wedding pictures!!!

Angie - Mary! Those are awesome! You are very talented!

Megan and Justin | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer

Last Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day in Pittsburgh, and I had a blast photographing Megan and Justin’s engagement photos.

We started at the Frick Art and Historical Center, which is where Megan and Justin will be having their wedding next May. It’s a beautiful complex, though we did have an escort the whole time (thanks Gwen!).:)

When I asked Megan and Justin about when they met, Megan laughed as she told me their first date (they were set up by a friend) didn’t go too well…Fortunately, a BBQ cookout a year later brought them together again, and that time things went much better–as you can see!

After the Frick, we drove down to the Strip District in Pittsburgh and had a lot of fun finding neat spots for photos. I absolutely love going down to this area because it’s a wonderful playground of colors, textures, and awesome architectural lines. (hint, hint…anyone want to do an e-session there?).


Cute shoes–check and mark!

Megan and Justin will be getting married in this awesome orchard next spring!

Justin also has an interest in photography, and he spied this lovely texture on the tree (P.S. Megan, you are hot!).

I’d live here.

I think Justin must be practicing for the wife carrying contest.

I think Megan would prefer this method:)Too cute.

Sweet, we found the big tires lot!

My clients are braver than me!

And last but not least. When we made it over to the train car, Megan found some random potatoes on the ground and thought it’d be fun to toss them about. Awesome.

See you two in May!

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Tonya Gregory - These pics are amazing and the soon-to-be bride and groom look like the perfect couple!

Milla - I love that tire yard!! Awesome! Also, LOVE the frick photo with the beautiful building. Beautiful job!

I ♥ Faces Contest Entry | Excited!

This week’s theme for I ♥ Faces is: “Excited!”

I come across a lot of excitement photographing weddings…so it was hard to pick just one picture for the entry. But, I kept coming back to this one photo from Jenna and Dave’s wedding in July. Despite the very rainy weather that day, Jenna was SO excited to be marrying Dave.



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Tara. - Love this! What a great capture.

Sonja - This is fantastic! Really fits the theme. I love the black and white and genuine expressions.

Jessica - I really like this one! Great job :) She does look excited.

Carly and Aubrey | Pittsburgh Child Photography

After what seems like weeks of cloudy weather, the sun finally came out on Saturday, just in time for a fun children’s portrait!

Carly and Aubrey are just the cutest sisters…and full of energy and life! I can’t remember when I last had that much energy…and I don’t even have any kids of my own yet!


Showing off her skills.

So sweet.

The leaves were a bit deep!

I discovered Aubrey loves building blocks.

I remember having a tricycle like that…


Stacy Schwartzmiller - Wow – So beautiful. They could be models. I can't wait to see all the pictures! You did an amazing job!

April Crawford - oh my gosh these pictures are so beautiful of the girls!!! I love them!

Lauren Hartz - Soo beautiful! Those pictures definitely catch the girls personalities!

Lyndsey - Love the hula hoop pic!

Nicole - Oh my! They are so beautiful! That last one captures Carly's spirit exactly.
I can't wait to see them all!

Milla - Beautiful Mary!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the hoola hoop photo! What pretty girls…

Lisa Piellusch - Fantastic shots! I especially love the outdoor ones. :)