Take a look at this fabulous mama with amazing red hair to die for! Kati, you are gorgeous.
I had the opportunity to help photograph an adorable set of twin newborn boys the other day with my good friend Taryn of Blu Hippo Photography. Oh my goodness, I could barely handle twice the usual amount of cuteness! Thanks so much for letting me tag along, Taryn!
Little Gavin could not have been more perfect; so incredibly cute, and he slept through the whole session. Big sisters Cassady and Mackenzie, were there to sweetly dote on their little brother. What a dream!
If you are pregnant and want to schedule a newborn session, I recommend calling before baby is due! Newborn sessions must take place before the baby is 10 days old, so I urge you not to wait. Contact me today!
You know what might be even better than an engagement session? An anniversary session! My good friend Aaron and his lovely wife Amanda celebrated their first anniversary a few months ago, and asked me to photograph a session to help them celebrate.
My favorite of the session.
Aaron and Amanda’s dog was being such a little stinker while we trying to take pictures at Phipps. He let us know in no uncertain terms that was not pleased at being kept out of the picture. He almost blew our cover! But who could get mad at a mug like that?
What an adorable little clown!
Happy Anniversary, Amanda and Aaron!!
I knew I like Lindsay and Chris the minute I met them. They both have warm, easy-going personalities, along with a great sense of humor. They are just plain fun to be around! We braved the cold on Friday for a wonderful winter engagement session on the North Shore, and I am so glad we did! I had the best time documenting their sweet relationship, and I just love how the images turned out.
These two photos crack me up every time I look at them.
What a great way to end the session!
Thanks so much, Lindsay and Chris! Can’t wait for the wedding!!
As promised, the second half of Amanda and Sean’s wedding. Enjoy!
Sean’s wedding band was handed down through generations; the date inscribed inside the ring reads Sept. 8, 1891–almost 120 years to the day.
Amanda and Sean, I am so, so happy for you both. Thank you for allowing me to document one of the most important days of your life! XOXO, Sandy
I had the extreme honor and pleasure of photographing the wedding of my close friend and fellow photographer, Amanda. What a day! Every sweet and sentimental detail resonated with country elegance and rustic charm.
Julie from Pittsburgh Makeup did a beautiful job as usual.
I loved Amanda’s bouquet by Leechburg Floral, which included wildflowers and a stem wrapped in twine.
Amanda’s cake by Debbie Sutara was to die for. All those fresh berries! Believe me when I say it tasted every bit as good as it looked.
Sean looked so handsome as he waited to see his bride.
I am thrilled to announce that one of my weddings was featured in Pittsburgh Weddings Magazine again! Vicki and Tom are such an awesome, super-nice couple, and I couldn’t be happier for them. Pick up a copy, or check out the online version of the feature here!
May I present to you, dear Reader, a vision of pure, unadulterated cuteness? Meet little Miss Sadie…
Don’t you just love this mini four-poster bed and gauzy canopy? My sweet Dad actually made the bed for me, and my Mom saw the canopy and bought it for me. Thanks Mom and Dad! XOXO
I am pretty sure Sadie almost broke the cuteness meter! Congratulations, Kelly, Matt, and big sis Claire–so happy for you! And thanks so much for all your help, Taryn!! XOXO Sandy
It’s hard to believe that it is a new year again! It’s time to start a new folder of images for 2012. As I look back on my folders from previous years, I am amazed at just how many people I’ve met and photographed…how many people have allowed me into their lives to capture their memories, and in turn, have made their mark on my life as well. It’s funny how looking at one photo, or holding one memento in your hand can bring back a flood of memories in vivid color.
Believe it or not, but I actually keep thank you notes that I have received. I’m kind of sentimental that way. I love stumbling upon them at a later time when I’m looking for something else…I take a moment to read them and remember that I did something really special for that person or couple or family…something that is going to last for generations.
One of my favorite clients, whom I now consider my friend, recently gave me this beautiful metal charm, handmade especially for me by an artist she found on Etsy. “It’s just a little something,” she said lightly as we met for lunch at the Sugar Cafe. As I opened the little box, I could actually feel my heart being touched. Does that sound corny? I don’t care; it’s the truth. It was a little something to her, but it meant a lot to me.
What I love the most about the charm is that there are fingerprints ever so lightly embedded into the metal. I suppose I could try to polish them out, but I don’t want to. They are a reminder of the artist who made it…the uniqueness of the piece…the fingerprints that I leave on the lives of other people, and in turn, the indelible fingerprints they have left on mine.