I’ve been getting a lot of requests for examples of senior photos, so…ask and ye shall receive! Meet the lovely Miss Hannah!
And a few favorites from the class of 2010…
You may remember Sarah and Rob from their Couple Session I posted a while back. I now give you Sarah and Rob: The Wedding!
Beautiful mother and daughter.
The always beautiful St. Mary of the Mount is of course a short walk across the street to the overlook on Mt. Washington.
Image on the left by Kelly, my eye in the sky. :-)
I like the streamers they waved – a colorful and fun alternative to the time-honored bubble reception.
In case you didn’t guess, Rob is a fireman; his awesome friends at the station brought a truck down just for this special occasion.
Sarah and Rob planned a lot of thoughtful details for the enjoyment of their guests, from flip-flops for tired feet to custom-wrapped cigars; they even had pretzels delivered from the Pretzel Shop.
Even their place cards were personalized with a picture and handmade by Sarah.
Sarah and her dad did an awesome dance routine that started out slow and emotional, then shifted suddenly to bustin’ moves, then back to slow dancing.
DJ Rockin’ Bob did an awesome job of getting people involved on the dance floor!
It was a great wedding for a great couple. Sarah and Rob, thanks for letting me be a part of it!
Ceremony: St. Mary of the Mount
Reception: Radisson Hotel Greentree
Florist: Botanical Emporium
Entertainment: Rockin’ Bob’s
Bakery: Creations by Carlini
Meet Maria and Josh, the winners of the engagement session drawing from my table at the Succop Conservancy Bridal Show. How lucky am I to have such a sweet, fun couple win the drawing! Although they live in Ohio right now, Maria and Josh hail from my hometown of Butler, PA. We decided to start our engagement session at the courthouse downtown, and we found some really cool spots! It’s neat how you can find all kinds of interesting nooks when you are on foot, things you never notice when riding in a car.
Love this colorful wall – an advertisement cleverly styled as graffiti!
I’ve had a lot of requests for this one lately!
Maria’s former employer will appreciate this photo. :O)
Maria and Josh, I’m glad it was you who won the engagement session! I had such a nice time with you both!
I present to you, dear Reader, Pure Cuteness:
Just 7 days old. Can you stand it?
Look at that little pout…
Do you know someone who is having a baby soon? I am extending my newborn portfolio building into October; 50% off the session fee, one digital file, and 25% off prints!
Do you know someone who will be having a baby in September? I’m looking to expand my newborn portfolio for my new website, and need some models. In exchange I am offering to waive the session fee and provide 1 full resolution digital file, plus a 50% discount on prints. Please note the following criteria:
1. The newborn must be 10 days old or younger
2. Parents must be willing to sign a model release
3. Session must take place on a weekday at my studio
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What a pleasure to see Little Miss K again! She just gets cuter and cuter.
She wore the most adorable felt owl hair clip!
Look at her standing on her little tippy toes–so cute!
Can’t wait to see you on your first birthday, little one!
Meet 7-week old Little Miss M and her beautiful mum:
Meet her brother, Little Man A., who looks is completely adorable whether he is being serious…
…or goofing off! Here he is pretending to ride his motorcycle – so cute!
Little Man had me smitten when he took my hand and led me outside to show me around. He likes digging in the dirt, as most boys do; plus he has this ultra-cool helmet he wears when working.
Love this one – kudos to mom for the awesome vintage blue chair and the perfect outfit complete with hat! I l-o-v-e it when clients bring accessories; little things like that can add so much.
Many thanks to the R family for inviting me into their home! You are beautiful.
The weather that day was hot-hot-hot; but Shannon and Ted are such cool people that they barely noticed! (Sorry for the corny pun – couldn’t help myself.) We started the Couple Session at the Cathedral of Learning, where Shannon and Ted both attended classes at the same time, yet never actually met while going to Pitt!
Love those hydrangeas they have growing all around the cathedral.
If you’ve gone to school at Pitt, at some point you have to get your picture taken with the panther!
I don’t know why, but this one is my favorite. I love their expressions, the feeling of closeness and happiness.
Shannon and Ted, thanks for such a cool session – I can’t wait for the wedding in September!
Jen and Jeff had a lovely intimate wedding ceremony at Phipps Conservatory’s outdoor garden, surrounded by their close friends and family. I liked Jen and Jeff the minute I met them – they’ve got a great sense of humor that make them a lot of fun to be around!
Jen’s dress was so pretty; the lace, the shape…I especially liked the sash and brooch that accented the waist.
Jen secretly gave the officiant a surprise vow to include when it was Jeff’s turn – they had everyone in stitches!
There was an extra guest at the ceremony…
Love this one.
Jen and Jeff timed their pictures perfectly – look at that yummy, hazy lighting.
The glass sculptures and gargoyles on display were amazing; these two images by Kelly.
Love those wedding candy buffets!
The cake by Prantl’s Bakery was seriously good.
I always like hearing those zingers during the toast. :)
You know, I like to think I’m pretty good at staying in the shadows so that I don’t get in my second shooter’s shots, but every so often we’ll get a gem like this one. I’m like a blurry image of Bigfoot loping in the background. Thanks, Kelly. I’ll be photoshopping myself out now.
Ooo, look at that moon. So romantic!
Jen and Jeff, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your wedding day! I had a blast!
Florist: Donati & Sons
Entertainment: Stasko Digital
Catering: Sodexo – Jeff Spirer – 412-310-7914
Hair/Makeup: HotHeads Salon
Happy Monday, dear Reader! As I sit at my computer editing photos like a fiend, I thought I would do a quick post and share a bit of what is going on in my world. I’m taking a cue from my good friend Amanda Wilson and doing a Weekend Update post! (C’mon, Amanda, you knew I was going to steal that one! :D)
Last week was a busy one; my brother was home from Maine, so we drove up to Butler a few times to see him. It was so nice to see him again; he only comes home once a year now. We also went to a family reunion, where got to see some relatives that I have lost touch with and meet others I didn’t even know I was related to!
It was great seeing so much of my family in one week; my daughter and her two cousins had a jolly old time romping through the woods, picking flowers from my mom’s garden and splashing around with the garden hose. There is something about walking through my parents’ woods that is so rejuvenating to my spirits. I had many adventures in these woods with my dog when I was growing up. These three pics were taken with my little PowerShot point and shoot camera.
My little nephew is growing like a weed and is cute as a button. I’m no expert at compressing video for upload, so bear with the quality of this video clip. I was playing peekaboo with him through his toy mailbox, and just had to record this with my PowerShot, which also does video, and share it with you. Hope it makes you smile!
I shot a fabulous wedding this weekend in Cabot, PA, followed by a reception at the LongueVue Golf Club; we couldn’t have asked for better weather or a nicer couple. I’ll try to get some pics posted soon.
And finally in other news, Oscar is growing up. Allow me to explain…
My daughter has a stuffed octopus named Oscar, who has endured many a dress-up session, most famously the diaper-wearing phase. Yes, that’s right; my daughter dressed her toy octopus in a diaper and pretended that it was her baby. She has never taken a liking to baby dolls like other little girls do; all of her babies are of the aquatic kind. Last night Little Miss decided that it was time that Oscar started wearing big-girl panties to bed. Isn’t he a vision?
And that’s it for the first installment of my Weekend Update. Have a great week, dear Reader!