Pittsburgh Child Photography | Kasey and Brady

After seeing these cute boys’ photos, Kasey and Brady’s mom contacted me for their own family portrait.

And what a fun family they are! The boys are precious; Kasey being quite the ham for the camera, and Brady being just a cutie! Thanks guys for having me out!

Check out this awesome climbing wall on their swing set.

I love this shot of all of them…

Kids and pumpkins–can you get any cuter?


Drat…almost got everyone to look at me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ha, I love Kasey’s pirate face and that Brady is chomping down on a leaf…

Oh my, those beautiful eyes!

Totally cute family! Fun, fun, fun!

David Dunton - Gorgeous photos, Mary. I love the one with the little kiddo and the pumpkins.

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!). ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 โ™ฅ Faces Contest Entry | Excited!

This week’s theme for I โ™ฅ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ She does look excited.