I was so excited for Joel and Laila’s engagement session. Laila was so fun and bubbly at our initial meeting that I knew the session was going to be a blast.
As we were throwing around location ideas Laila mentioned that her first date with Joel was at the UNO Pizzeria at the Waterfront. I thought this would be a fun place to shoot at since it had character. We got some fun shots on the outside- and then travelled inside as well.
I have been shooting at Mellon Park a lot lately, BECAUSE IT’S AWESOME, and Laila stated she wanted to go there as well. I am glad that we did. There was a section where there were leaves all over the ground and I had the couple sit there. It was perfect.
We then made our way to Bigelow Blvd overlook. There was a HUGE tree with all of it’s bright yellow leaves still intact. This was amazing. I was telling Laila that these were such special pictures because probably by that time tomorrow all the leaves would have fallen.
Joel being such a sports fan we ended up at Heinz Stadium. I love the images here- so fun.
I am beyond excited for their wedding next year. I know that we will get some spectacular images- and I can’t wait to hang out with them again, too =)