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!

Frick Art and Historical Center Wedding | Megan and Justin » Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Birchtree Photography Blog - […] Megan and Justin, their beautiful Frick Art & Historical Center wedding on Friday was indeed a lovely […]

I heart faces: Week 20 “Faces and Flowers” » Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Birchtree Photography Blog - […] I’ve been so busy! That hasn’t changed, but I knew there were a couple of photos from Megan and Justin’s wedding that I photographed on Friday that would be perfect for this week’s “faces and […]

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. :)

Kerry and Josh | Pittsburgh Engagement Photography

They met in high school. She thought he was the cutest guy at school…and he thought…well, actually, he didn’t notice her at first.

Fortunately for Kerry and Josh, a mutual friend eventually brought them together, and they’ve been that way ever since. That’s so cool.

Last Thursday I met up with Kerry and Josh at Josh’s parent’s house, which has an awesome backyard. We managed to fit their shoot in during the 2 hour period it wasn’t raining that evening, and I had a lot of fun hearing their story. (They got engaged in Italy–how cool is that?). I’m looking forward to their wedding in May.


Kerry, you are gorgeous! (And I can see why you had your eye on Josh, too!)

Sweet! A hammock!

Love this…

We ended the night by them playing some basketball…


Crowne Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh Wedding | Kerry and Josh » Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Birchtree Photography Blog - […] been looking forward to photographing Kerry and Josh’s wedding ever since I did their engagement session last October. They are so obviously in love and comfortable with each other–no amount of rainy weather was […]

Why Your Wedding Photos Aren’t on Facebook at the Reception » Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Birchtree Photography Blog - […] an example of the changes I do on the photos, see below. I’ve been editing Kerry and Josh’s […]