Cranberry Wedding Photographer | Lindsay + Chris

What an awesome day I had with Lindsay and Chris, one of the nicest, coolest couples I’ve had the pleasure to work with.  And as an added bonus, their bridal party was awesome, too!

Chris and Lindsay’s wedding gifts to each other.

Lindsay’s dad was so sweet.  You could tell that it was difficult giving his little girl away.

Lindsay and Chris gave their photography priority, allowing extra time for photographs between the ceremony and reception.  As a result they were able to get so many great photos without feeling rushed.  Yay!

Love this image by Kevin.

Didn’t I tell you they were an awesome bridal party?  They were so much fun!

 

A few lovely details from their wedding day…

Lindsay and Chris, I had such a great time with you!  Congratulations and much happiness to you both!  (((Hugs))) Sandy

Jenny - Sandy, your work is gorgeous! It is impossible to name favorites because they are all so good. I LOVE the red shoe shot.

Sandy - Thank you, Jenny! :)

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Phipps Conservatory Wedding | Richelle + Brandon

What a beautiful summer day for a wedding at Phipps Conservatory!  Richelle and Brandon had a sweet and intimate ceremony in the outdoor garden at Phipps, surrounded by their closest friends and family.

Richelle and Brandon decided to do a first look.  Those first moments were so sweet and emotional.

Wow, such blue eyes they both have!

Image below by Kevin.

The sweetest part of the ceremony was when they privately whispered vows to each other while members of their bridal party sang A Thousand Years by Christina Perri.  I don’t think there was a dry eye in the entire congregation.

Richelle and Brandon, it was truly a pleasure capturing the most important day in your life.  Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of it!  (((Hugs))) Sandy

Anna - The shot under the vines is to die for. Oh my goodness. and I am LOVING the little glass coasters! so sweet!

Jonny Carroll - Such a gorgeous wedding! You really captured the love and joy in this couple.

Sandy - Thank you, Jonny!

Sandy - Thanks, Anna! And I loved those coasters, too–so cute.

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Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Anna & Steve

Anna and Steve tied the knot at Sacred Heart Parish in Shadyside, followed by a reception at the beautiful Succop Conservancy.  It was literally a hundred degrees at one point that day, but the heat didn’t stop everyone from having an amazing day!

I loved the fresh and summery citrus theme to their wedding details.

The Elite Show Band kept everyone dancing the whole night.  If you are looking for a great band for your wedding, give them a call–they are awesome!

Here’s a fun little gif I made to show you the crazy fun everyone had!

Anna and Steve, I had a blast photographing your wedding!  Thank you and congratulations!!

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Reception Venue: Succop Conservancy

Entertainment: Elite Show Band

Florist: Robin Lemmon

Catering: Medure’s

Kelly - Your photos are absolute perfection. I’m sure the bride is thrilled and will treasure them forever.

Sandy - Thank you, Kelly! :)

Linda Mercurio - Sandy,

The preview pictures are fantastic!!!! We had such fun and you captured that great feeling through your talent! Thanks so much!

Linda

Sandy - Thank you, Linda!! I had such a great time with you and your family!

Laurie Licata - OMG….These are gorgeous. What a great way to remember a great day. Everything was perfect.

Sandy - Thank you, Laurie!

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Pittsburgh Baby Photographers | Little Miss Paige

This newborn photo session was twice as sweet as the usual because I got to work with baby Paige and her big sister Mia!  Double the cuteness!!

Jodi and Guy, congratulations on your beautiful new addition to the family!  And little Mia, thank you for being such a perfect big sister during the photo session!

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If you are looking for Pittsburgh baby photographers for your baby pictures, please contact Red Lotus Photography here.  Newborn photos are schedule to take place within the first 10 days of birth, so please plan ahead and call Sandy before baby is born!  Red Lotus Photography specializes in baby photography, newborn photography, maternity photography and children’s photography in Pittsburgh, Fayette, McMurray, Bridgeville, Peters, Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Shadyside, Wexford, Sewickly, and other areas surrounding Pittsburgh.  Red Lotus Photography specializes natural light children and newborn photography as well as studio photography.  For more information on Pittsburgh newborn photography, please call Sandy at 412-216-3914.

 

Taryn Boyd - Sandy…these are so beautiful!!!! What beautiful little sisters.

Sandy - Thanks, Taryn!

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Newborn Photographer | Welcome to the World, Little Miley

Sweet little Miley is every bit as beautiful as her mother!  I had the pleasure of doing Kelly and Ian‘s maternity photography in the spring, and I just could not wait to do their newborn photos.  Miley, you were worth the wait!

Here she is at only one week old…

Miley’s dad is a firefighter, so we incorporated that into the session.  A fireman’s uniform has to be ready to go at a moment’s notice, which is why they keep them on the boots like this–step in and pull up.

Curious little thing, isn’t she?

Kelly and Ian, congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!  She is gorgeous!  (((Hugs)))  Sandy

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If you are looking for a Pittsburgh photographer for your baby pictures, please contact Red Lotus Photography here.  Newborn photos are schedule to take place within the first 10 days of birth, so please plan ahead and call Sandy before baby is born!  Red Lotus Photography specializes in baby photography, newborn photography, maternity photography and children’s photography in Pittsburgh, Fayette, McMurray, Bridgeville, Peters, Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Shadyside, Wexford, Sewickly, and other areas surrounding Pittsburgh.  Red Lotus Photography specializes natural light children and newborn photography as well as studio photography.  For more information on Pittsburgh newborn photography, please call Sandy at 412-216-3914.

 

 

Katia - O.k yeap, the decision has being made!I am having another baby!!LOL – Sandy what a beautiful newborn session, you captured this little one with such a delicate touch. I particularly ADORE the image of her being a flower, If I was this baby’s mom, I would ask you to print this as HUGE canvas!!What an adorable session. You are the BEST at this my friend. The last image of them is priceless!

Taryn Boyd - these are beautiful!!!!!! #2 is my favorite!!!!

Sandy - Haha, thanks Katia! If you do have a baby, I am so there! Thanks for the kind words, you are so sweet. :)

Sandy - Thanks, Taryn!

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Newborn Photos | Welcome to the World, Little Eli

This little man is loved so very much…

I loved all the sweet little details in his nursery.

Bri and Dan, thank you for having me in your home to document this amazing time in your life!

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If you are looking for a Pittsburgh photographer for your baby pictures, please contact Red Lotus Photography here.  Newborn photos are scheduled to take place within the first 10 days of birth, so please plan ahead and call Sandy before baby is born!  Red Lotus Photography specializes in baby photography, newborn photography, maternity photography and children’s photography in Pittsburgh, Fayette, McMurray, Bridgeville, Peters, Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Shadyside, Wexford, Sewickly, and other areas surrounding Pittsburgh.  Red Lotus Photography specializes natural light children and newborn photography as well as studio photography.  For more information on Pittsburgh newborn photography, please call Sandy at 412-216-3914.

Jenny - Beautiful session Sandy. I love the lifestyle shots.

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Pittsburgh Child Photographer | Welcome, Baby Lillian

One of the best things about being a child photographer is getting to watch my littlest clients grow up, and to see families grow.  Jon and Kathleen had their first newborn photo session with me for their daughter, Adeline, a little over two years ago.  And now, I am thrilled to introduce the newest addition to the family, little Miss Lillian!


Kathleen and Jon, it was so great to see you again!  Congratulations!  (((Hugs))) Sandy

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If you are looking for a Pittsburgh photographer for your baby pictures, please contact Red Lotus Photography here!  Newborn photos are done within the first 10 days of birth, so please plan ahead and call Sandy before baby is born!  Red Lotus Photography specializes in baby photography, newborn photography, maternity photography and children’s photography in Pittsburgh, Fayette, McMurray, Bridgeville, Peters, Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Shadyside, Wexford, Sewickly, and other areas surrounding Pittsburgh.  Red Lotus Photography specializes natural light children and newborn photography as well as studio photography.  For more information on Pittsburgh newborn photography, please call Sandy at 412-216-3914.

Amanda - Love this session! The mom and dad and sister shots are my favorite :D

Jenny - Sandy, your work is so beautiful!

Sandy - Thanks, Jenny!! :D

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Welcome to the World, Little Ellie

I was beyond thrilled, dear Reader, when I was contacted by one of my past clients, whose engagement session I photographed a couple of years ago.  They were having a baby!  (Happy dance!)  They told me they were looking for a Pittsburgh baby photographer to do their newborn photos, and they knew that they wanted it to be me.  I can’t tell you how much I enjoy watching my clients’ families grow.

And here she is, making her debut on the Red Lotus Photography blog, the  beautiful miss Ellie…

Fyi, the above image is a composite of three images.  In reality, Ellie was suspended less than an inch above a large beanbag, and there were three of us spotting her.

I think Ellie looks like a cute little Buddha in this pose.

Becky and John, I am so happy for you!  I can’t wait until Ellie’s next session!

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If you are looking for a Pittsburgh photographer for your baby pictures, please contact Red Lotus Photography here!  Red Lotus Photography provides baby photography, newborn photography, and children’s photography in Pittsburgh, Fayette, McMurray, Peters, Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Shadyside, Wexford, and other areas surrounding Pittsburgh.  Red Lotus Photography specializes natural light children’s photography  and newborn photography as well as studio photography.  For more information on Pittsburgh newborn photography, please see the Red Lotus Photography investment page or call Sandy at 412-216-3914.

Amanda - Beautiful! Some of your best yet :D

Katia - OMG Sandy, you make me wanna have another baby so I can take advantage of our friendship HAHAHAHAHA!!!! These are so beautiful, I LOVE the baby smile, aren’t those priceless? that’s the money shot right there!What a beautiful job my friend!

Sandy - HAHA! Katia, you are too funny! You know I would love that!

Sandy - Thanks, Amanda! :)

tiffany - I like the soft colors, but not overly soft skin in this shoot. Great job.

Sandy - Thanks, Tiffany! :)

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Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Luke & Cindy

Wow, what an amazing day!  Super-cool couple, awesome venue, beautiful details, and a Korean Paebaek ceremony on top of it all–I am a happy girl!  We began the day at Cambria Suites at the Consol Energy Center.  Cindy was simply stunning, as I knew she would be.  Joy Lager did a beautiful job with the makeup.

Joy Lager makeup

Asian bride
bride hugging mother
Asian bride
Asian bride and her mother
beautiful Asian bride

Cindy’s ‘something borrowed’ was her veil, which was made by her aunt, who sewed it from the veil worn by her friend in her own wedding the year before.  So pretty!

Luke, looking all Nicholas Cage-like.  Image by Jenny.

I have to say, Cindy’s bridesmaids were awesome!  So attentive, they were like a pit crew making sure that Cindy looked perfect the whole day, from keeping hair in place, to adjusting her veil and train.  Such great friends!

Asian bride

Can you believe that Cindy did all of her own flowers for the wedding?  I love how she included succulents in her bouquet and table arrangements.

succulents as a cake topper

During the cocktail hour, Cindy and Luke changed into their hanboks (Korean ceremonial attire) for the Paebaek ceremony.  The Paebaek is a traditional Korean wedding ritual in which the groom’s family formally accepts the bride into their home as part of their family; today the modern Korean family incorporates both families as a way to bless the marriage.

korean paebaek

The parents or family sit on one side of the table (one family at a time) and the bride and groom on the other. The table is set up with two wooden ducks facing each other, symbolizing fidelity.   Also on the table are dates (symbolizing girls) and chestnuts (symbolizing boys), as well as tea that will be served to the parents and various edibles.  During the ceremony the bride and groom bow and pour tea or wine to the parents and often other members of the family. Then in turn the parents and family members impart words of wisdom to the couple.

A fun part of the ceremony is when the parents toss the chestnuts and dates to the bride and groom, who try to catch them in her apron or a special cloth.  According to legend, the number of dates and chestnuts they catch is supposed to represent the number of boys and girls they will be blessed with.

Another fun part of the ceremony is when the groom carries his bride on his back around the table.

After the Paebaek, they changed back into their dress and tux to enjoy the rest of the reception.

Cindy and Luke, it was an absolute honor and pleasure to be a part of your wedding day!  I wish you many years of happiness together!  (((Hugs))) Sandy

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Makeup Artist: Joy Lager
Hair: Brook Rockwell
Florist: Cindy!
Entertainment: Jodi Colella
Bakery: Creative Cakes
Catering: Common Plea

Amanda - ooo how pretty! My favorite has got to the one through the windshield – where is Jenny hiding with the flash??

Katia - OMG!!I am so in love with this wedding. You did a beautiful job Sandy, the contrasts and colorful backgrounds and garments make these images superb, composition and post-editing is fantastic and of course…you are a master at weddings my friend. Beautiful work, I am 100% sure Cindy & Luke will LOVE these images, so sad I wasn’t able to be there.

Sandy - Amanda-I used a flash on a lightstand triggered with a remote on my camera. :)

Sandy - Aw, thanks, Katia!

Kristi Ternullo - What a beautiful wedding! Your images are stunning!

Sandy - Thank you!!!

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