Angela and PJ | Pittsburgh Engagement Photos

After a bit of a rain delay, I finally got to meet up with Angela and PJ last week for their engagement photos outside of Phipps Conservatory.

These two are so much fun, and they had me laughing so hard about how they met…it involved a fateful haircut, some myspace “stalking,”and a beard-in-a-glass moment. I’m afraid my retelling of it just wouldn’t give it justice. Suffice it to say that you don’t need a butterflies-in-your-stomach-feeling first date to find real love.

I’m looking forward to photographing Angela and PJ’s wedding next May!

I just love Angela’s smile…

So cute…

Pittsburgh Wedding Photography | Angela and PJ » Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Birchtree Photography Blog - […] session. So, all that to say, I’m only just now getting around to posting photos from Angela and PJ’s wedding last Saturday. They ended up getting a beautiful spring day for their wedding […]

Caitlin and Sean | New Wilmington Wedding Photography

A couple of Saturdays ago Jay and I drove up to New Wilmington for Caitlin and Sean’s wedding. This was our first visit to the town, and we were both impressed by its simple charm. It’s just an hour from Pittsburgh, so if you’ve got an afternoon for a nice drive, you should definitely visit it.

As I met up with Caitlin and her bridesmaids at the salon, Caitlin explained to me that her favorite store is Anthropologie–which might have something to do with the exquisite details of her wedding day! And most everything was a do-it-yourself project…simply amazing.

Caitlin and Sean wed in her father’s backyard, with the sunlight fading softly through the trees. Then they celebrated with family and friends at the New Englander banquet hall in New Castle. All in all a beautiful day!

What a fun salon! (It’s Rebecca’s salon if you’re planning your wedding).

Can you believe Caitlin found this incredible dress on Craigslist?? (Well, she does live in NYC, so maybe that has something to do with it…)

I know I mentioned this yesterday, but Caitlin’s bridesmaid hand-made all of the “bouquets.” Simply incredible.

I think I’m going to start carrying a red barn with me to every wedding to get photos like this.


OK, this was my wacky idea.

Caitlin and Sean have the CUTEST little boy…

Didn’t I tell you he was cute??

Congratulations Caitlin and Sean!

Cheryl - Beautiful wedding and beautiful pictures to always remember this special day!

Georgie and Crystal - You ROCK Caitlin, Sean and Hayden! We LOVE you

Aunt Tammy - Beautiful Pictures Guys!!! We love you and are SO glad that we got to be part of it all! Who would have EVER thought that our old red barn would have looked SO good – only you Caity!

Anonymous - My cousin Cait made the most beautiful bride! SUch gorgeous photos and really well done!

Milla - Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Mary. I must say you totally rocked the wedding party photos. LOVE them!

Anonymous - Very nice Photos!
Congratulations to everyone from Sean & Caitlin, McCaskeys, Pratt's, Friends, and staff who made the production a huge success.
– Michael Rooney

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

I hope your Monday is going well. I photographed another lovely wedding in Pittsburgh on Saturday, and I’ve been working on editing photos today.

I just had to share this photo, though, from a wedding on September 5th in New Wilmington. I just LOVE the “bouquets” and the different dresses. More to come from this wedding!

Milla - This photo is BEAUTIFUL! I love your framing, and the bouquets and dresses are fabulous! Great job!

Remembering to be Thankful

As we remember the events that happened eight years ago, I’m sure we are all thankful for the many men and women who sacrifice so much for our safety and freedoms. I know I am.

But I’m also reminded to be thankful for the things closer to home–like my husband, Jay. What many of you may not know is that Jay comes with me to every wedding that I photograph. He’s my faithful assistant and second shooter. Yep. He second shoots. And he gets some pretty good shots, too, I might add. It’s such a blessing to get to work with the person I love the most–not to mention what a relief to not have to manage everything by myself!

So thank you, Jay, for all of your love and hard work!

He’s smiling here because he knows I’m taking his picture (man, is he good looking!).