Monthly Archives: August 2011

Todd & Julie Smith | Stonebridge Farm Wedding

I had been looking forward to Todd & Julies wedding all year. When I met with the couple I knew right away that I would have a great time photographing them. Todd is a DJ in Pittsburgh and Julie is such a cool, energetic chic!!! The details that Julie had for me to shoot pre-ceremony were awesome. She had one of those name hangers made out of twine- which is something I hadn’t seen yet. Very cool.

After the ceremony we photographed at the reception site; Stonebridge Farm Nursery. What a neat location. This was my first outdoor reception of the season, so I was definitely excited. The light at the time was beautiful so we jumped right into pictures. I am really happy with all of the images that I captured and Todd and Julie did great. Thank you guys again for selecting Amber Marie Photography =)


How gorgeous is she?  We were in a church basement where the only light was a small window by the ceiling.  The contrast between a run down environment and a crisp bride is just unparalleled.  I feel it makes a much more interesting sight.
I love this image all the more because the name is backwards.  Anything that actually makes you notice and look at an image is a good thing.
I am seeing brides step outside of the box more and more with their shoe selection.  I absolutely love it.
All of the small details at the reception were absolutely amazing.

Joe & Allison Egan | Montour Heights Country Club

I had a blast with Joe & Allison on their wedding day.  We were appropriately prepared for shooting from their engagement session a few months back.  The session turned out incredible, so I was super excited for the wedding day.  I began shooting Allison at the new ULTA at Settlers Ridge.  It’s always fun to get some salon shots.  The girls had a really cool room to get ready at the hotel.  It had a spiral staircase.  How awesome.

After the ceremony we headed out to the reception at the Montour Heights Country Club.  Gorgeous grounds.  Love every minute of it.

The images turned out amazing and I am very thankful that Joe & Allison chose Amber Marie Photography.


How awesome is this limo pic?!?!?

This was such an emotional moment.  Again, this is all about being attentive and being in the right place at the right time.

One of my all time favorite “groom at the altar” pictures.  

Joe is an avid biker- so I always urge couple to incorporate “props” from their lives to personalize their pictures.

It seems that now-a-days brides give a stern warning to their grooms about cake smashing.  It’s nice to see the tradition still alive with some couples =)

St. Nicks Wedding | The Chadwick | Marios & Julia Kritiotis

To say the day that Marios & Julia got married was action packed would be an understatement.  Their ceremony was on the same EXACT street that they were filming Batman.  You could literally look an see film crew, actors, etc.  It was awesome.  Awesome and…. CHAOTIC!  When I finally arrived onsite I began shooting the guys.  They were all pumped up and ready to go.  I don’t think I stopped laughing for one minute.  They were lots of fun.

The ceremony was absolutely mesmerizing.  The exchanging of the rings was beautiful.

After photographing some at the church we wanted to get some shots at the carousel in Oakland.  Fortunately, Marios is smooth talking and actually got permission for the trolley (and myself) to drive through the set.  It was so cool!  I don’t think they were filming at the time, but if in the movie you see a Molly’s Trolley that was us!!!!

I’ve heard good toasts and I’ve heard bad toasts.  Most of the good toasts are heartfelt and actually cause you to cry a little.  I’ve never heard a toast like Julia’s sister, Catherine gave.  It was one of the most amazing things that I have ever witnessed.  She rapped the toast to the “Fresh Prince of Bellaire” intro.  I really hope that someone got that on tape!!!

I loved spending the day with everyone and want to thank Marios and Julia for selecting Amber Marie Photography =)