Leeanna and Jeff | Pittsburgh Engagement Photography

I must say I had fun, fun, fun shooting Leeanna and Jeff’s engagement photos in the Strip District of Pittsburgh yesterday. Or as Jeff used to call it–the fruit shards. Ok, Ok, inside joke not funny to everyone else.

Our original plan was to shoot on Wednesday, but as many of you know–we had quite the deluge (and supposedly a tornado warning) that day. So, I was glad when the sun finally came out, and we got some deliciously excellent photos I must say. Of course, this has a lot to do with Leeanna and Jeff being so carefree and “we’ll-do-what-you-ask-even-if-we-think-it’s-crazy” for me.

I just love my clients! I can’t hardly wait ’till their wedding in October.

Leeanna has the sweetest smile!

Uh, yes, this was my crazy idea–why do you ask?

Um, are you zeroing in on Jeff’s biceps, too? Or maybe Leeanna’s sweet smile again?

Beautiful eyes.

No parking, got it?

Yay for fun red brick.

Yeah, they’re gonna ask me to take this one down. But it’s so fun I had to share.

Thanks for being such sports!

Great Hall Pittsburgh Wedding | Leeanna and Jeff » Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Birchtree Photography Blog - […] can I say? After having a blast photographing Leeanna and Jeff’s engagement session in June, I knew their wedding would be super fun. I am absolutely in love with […]

Stutz - These are amazing! Right out of a magazine.

Phil - You too Leeanna!!!!

Kati - You look hot.

Milla - I love love love these! wow! They're so natural and cute. They'll be so pleased with these…

Karen and Ross | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

Last Monday, I received a phone call from Karen–she was getting married that Friday and wanted to know if could I take some photos at their small wedding. Of course I could–I was honored she had chosen me, especially as she was coming all the way from Florida.

Karen and Ross chose to have a simple ceremony at Peters Creek Baptist Church with just the pastor and his wife present. It was fresh and pure, and I think it was just perfect for them. We managed to grab a couple of shots outside the church before they were off for lunch and the rest of their new life together. Congratulations Karen and Ross!

Karen is beautiful.

Carol - These photo's are just amazing! They absolutely capture the emotions that they both were feeling that day. I am so happy for Karen and Ross, they were meant to find each other.

Best wishes to my brother Ross and my new sister-in-law, Karen.
Love You,

Anonymous - Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures with me. I felt like I was there! You touched my heart dear friends. Congratulations!!!!!!

Anonymous - Those are beautiful pics of Karen and Ross, indeed, Mr. and Mrs. Jantzi! Great photography!

Lord God you're faithful only your hand could bring two faithful, loving and wonderful people together like this. I praise you!


The Treasured LIfe Coach - Oh Mary, I'm sitting here in tears as I see for the first time the wedding photos you took of Ross and I. You captured the joy we felt in our hearts that day! These photos are a special gift to us and will be a beautiful reminder of the precious love only God could bless us with in each other. My prayer is that when others see your lovely photos, they will be inspired to believe in second chances and never give up on their dreams. We love you!

Mrs. Karen Jantzi (Yipee!!!)
A Treasured Woman

Boy oh Boy! (x2)

I haven’t heavily marketed myself as a Pittsburgh baby and children’s photographer, but I’ve been dying to start taking more portraits.

So, introducing the two cutest brothers you’ve ever met! (Ok, I’m a bit biased–they’re the children of good friends of mine, Julie and Eric). But, really, these kids are cute with a capital “C.”

Without further ado, introducing…

Luke–a.k.a. Big Older Brother

And Ben–a.k.a. The Baby

I just love the drool.

Ben loves his older brother.

Luke likes trains. (That’s grandma with him)

Mmmm…yummy feet!

Happy baby.

They weren’t keen on sitting together.

What can I say? Cute, cute cute.

South Hills Country Club Wedding | Lindsay and James » Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Birchtree Photography Blog - […] lot to do with me being friends with Lindsay’s brother, Eric, and his wife, Julie, and their two adorable boys. Hey, I mean, I remember when Luke was just a bump in his mom’s tummy. So, it was definitely […]

Lisa Piellusch - Great shots Mary!

David - Very good!

Lindsay - How cute!

Jill and Sean’s Pittsburgh Wedding–6/6/09

I am often impressed by my brides–their level of organization, their kindness, their love for their family and friends–but I was especially amazed at Jill’s thoughtfulness of her sister Leah a couple of Saturdays ago. Although it was Jill’s wedding day and she had every right to be the center of attention, she didn’t forget Leah, who sadly, could not attend Jill’s wedding because of an illness. She was definitely not forgotten by Jill.

Nonetheless, Jill and Sean had a fabulously fun day–complete with cute flower girls and a ring bearer. The ceremony was held at Whitehall Presbyterian in the South Hills–a cute old-fashioned church with some striking red doors. After the ceremony we swung by South Park, and then we were off to the reception for a full night of dancing and celebration. Congratulations you two!

Sad face for her sister Leah.

This is my favorite shot by Jay.

See? I told you there were cute flower girls.

I couldn’t resist–this little girl acted camera shy but I don’t think she really is.

Too cool for school.

A classic but a goody. Isn’t Jill absolutely beautiful?

Whoops! Where’s that cake going?

Jill was rocking the dance floor.

Sean wasn’t outdone, though.

Hanna - I vote for Jill and Sean!

Sean - I vote for Sean and Jill’s wedding!

Staci - I vote for Sean and Jill’s wedding!

Chuck - i vote sean and jill’s wedding

kim - I vote for my daughter and law and my son!

Mike - I vote for these guys

Jenelle Miller - Love the pics. Beautiful! You had so much fun. :)

Jeannine Blake - Beautiful pics

Michael - very nice, hope it felt as nice as it looks here

Chelsey - so beautiful!!

Megan - These pictures are beautiful!!

Lisa Piellusch - Looks like it was such a fun day. :) Nice captures.