Monthly Archives: April 2011

Tara & Luchin > Engagement Session Pittsburgh Oakland, South Side, North Side.

I had the best time photographing Tara and Luchin!!!  They were so much fun and SO HAPPY!  I loved it.  Right off the bat Luchin got into and made my job easier 😉  He did an excellent job of posing.  He made Tara more comfortable and before I knew it they were both the perfect models.

We started shooting at The Columns in Oakland.  We also shot at the carousel.  It’s really convenient that so many things are in one location.  It’s definitely a photographers dream =)  After Oakland we went to Station Square.  I wanted to get some shots of them on the overlook, but unfortunately, it wasn’t open for the season yet… if that makes sense- ha ha.  I suggested to Tara that we go to South Side because she had wanted to photograph on train tracks.  I am so glad that we did because shortly after arriving a train came through.  I think these shots turned out awesome.

Our last stop was West Park in the North Side.  Even though there was no water in the pond I still adore the images.

Tara and Luchin will be getting married in Punta Cana next year, but I look forward to having the opportunity to work with them again.


Joe & Allison Engagement Session > La Roche College & Hartwood Acres

When I initially met with Joe and Allison I thought they were awesome!  They were so fun and funny and I couldn’t wait until their engagement session.  We started off at La Roche College, which is where they met.  It was quite cold and windy, but we muscled through it.  These two are so gorgeous and in love.  It is so nice to spend time with two people like that.  Joe kept cracking Allison up which enabled me to get some pretty amazing shots of her.  What a beautiful smile this girls has, huh?  They fell right into the groove and followed direction perfectly.

We finished up and headed off to Hartwood Acres.  I didn’t even twist their arm for this location, ha ha!!!!  They loved the site.  And as they should, it is gorgeous no matter what time of year, rain or shine, sleet or snow 😉  I got some fantastic images of the both of them here.  I am so excited about it.  Allison mentioned a shot that she had seen in another shoot of a couple in a tree on a limb.  We went to that tree and Allison climbed right up without batting an eyelash.  This chick is a TROOPER! Which I am gad that she is, because the pics came out sensational.

Joe and Allison had one more surprise for me.  They let me in on a little secret— they LOVE ice cream!!! AND, we just so happened to pass a parlor right down the road.  I was ecstatic.  I have been trying to bring the idea of something non-traditional into my engagement shoots.  They ordered a banana split and a milkshake.  They were so much fun with it and made my job easy.  They did great!

I absolutely appreciate everything that Joe and Allison gave me during their shoot and I CANNOT wait until their wedding in August!!!


Joe & Colleen > Wedding Photography Pittsburgh, PA

Joe and Colleen are married!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I recently had the pleasure of attending and photographing the wedding of Joe and Colleen Brasacchio.  It was a gorgeous day and Colleen looked fantastic.  They got married at one of my favorite churches, St . Bernards, in Mt. Lebanon.   After the ceremony we headed down to the South Side Works to shoot on the Hot Metal Bridge.  Colleen had the greatest idea to go down to the Hofbrauhaus to do “shotski’s.”  Ha ha… she’s so fun- I love her.  We got some great pics there.

After shooting we set off to the reception being held at the City Center Marriott.  This is a lovely venue and I recommend it.

I had a wonderful 1st wedding of the season and I thank Joe & Colleen for choosing me to be their wedding photographer.