I cannot even express how wonderful it is to photograph this time of year. The array of budding trees and plants is just breathtaking. With the environment looking so pretty it is definitely easy to capture some amazing images.
I had been waiting to shoot Joe and Jodi for their e-session. I had met with Jodi months ago and she is just gorgeous! When I met with her and Joe on the day of the shoot I was blown away by how sweet and beautiful they both were. Their faces along with flowering trees made my photographic day =)
I don’t know if you’ve noticed… but I am a BIG fan of shooting into the sun. I really enjoy the flare, color and just all over look of the distortion from the lens. Oh, and Joe’s eyes are mesmerizing! Did I mention that? =)
One fo my favorites!!! How awesome is this cobblestone road? This is a very cute pic of the two.
I had a great time with Joe and Jodi and I CANNOT wait for their wedding in July =)
Amanda and Brian Baker had a beautiful wedding ceremony at Bella Serra in Canonsburg, Pa. The aisle was lined with fragile glass vases with a candle inside. I always love how candles are utilized within the ceremony. There is such a peaceful feeling.
The reception was also held at Bella Serra, which gave us some time to photograph afterwards. I got some pretty cute shots of Amanda and Brian. Amanda had some signs to hold up for the photographs. I think this is a pretty clever idea. Any sort of text or props only contribute to the overall look of the session. I encourage all of my brides to look into this.
The remainder of the evening was a blast.
Amanda and Brian have elected to have a post-wedding shoot in a week or two. We will be able to go around the city and do a more in depth wedding photography session. I am super looking forward to this and I will post the images when they are captured =)
I got a call from Carrie about two months ago inquiring availability. I was surprised that she was planning a wedding so soon. Carrie explained to me that her and Dan had been together for some time and her sister was leaving for Tanzania for 2 years the Tuesday after the wedding. She also had some concerns about having a wedding photographer because her wedding party was so so small (1 on each side) and she said she didn’t want me to not have anything to take pictures of. I was surprised to hear that a bride might be thinking this way but I could see where she was coming from. I fastly explained to her that it is my job, as a photographer, did give her spectacular images no matter what. And, that is what we do. I felt myself getting very passionate when I was explaining this to her. I could tell that she wanted great wedding images. I was so happy to hear that she wanted to go for it.
Their wedding day was perfect. Slightly overcast and cool. The ceremony was beautiful. The chorus consisted of their family. And Dan’s sister played the trumpet. It was one of the first times I had seen so many family members incorporated into the service.
The reception was held at Rolling Acres Golf Club in the Timberhouse. The landscape was beautiful, as you imagine it would be this time of year. We got some magnificent shots right outside of the building. It was great! Inside of the Timberhouse was super comfortable and cosy. It is built of logs and wood and cast a very nice glow. The reception ensued and I noticed that Carrie and Dan had a pie buffet. This was very cool. Every kind of pie imaginable. I heart pie- so I was biased to this idea =)
I had an amazing day and I am thankful for the opportunity to work with Carrie & Dan =)