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Patricia & Mike || A Pittsburgh Winter Engagement Session

February 14, 2020

My second engagement session last weekend took place in downtown Pittsburgh in the gardens and parks outside Phipps Botanical Garden. Our original plan was to go inside Phipps, but their strict photography policies meant a change of plans, but honestly, I am in love with how these turned out! Pittsburgh had just received it’s first […]

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Engagements

Kelsey & Zach ||A McConnells Mill Winter Engagement Session

February 12, 2020

I drove out to Pittsburgh last weekend for a baby shower for one of my dearest friends and while out there I was able to meet up with two of my Pittsburgh couples and shoot their engagement photos. First up on Friday was Kelsey & Zach! We met at McConnells Mill State Park because it […]

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Engagements

Monthly Reading Roundup: December Edition

January 16, 2020

|| MARCH || APRIL || JUNE || JULY || AUGUST || SEPTEMBER || OCTOBER & NOVEMBER || Hey friends! Here is my final Reading Roundup post for 2019! In December, I only read three books because despite my wedding season finally slowing down, I was actually super busy creating the website and preparing for the […]

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Behind the Scenes 2019

January 11, 2020

I am SO excited to share this post with you because this is the first year that I’ve had enough behind the scenes (BTS) photos to make a separate blog post for them! This year I made a concentrated effort to have more BTS photos and video clips taken to share on my Instagram story […]

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Personal, Weddings

The Best of 2019 Weddings

January 9, 2020

Welp, it’s well over a week into January and I am just now getting around to publishing my end of the year recap. But better late than never, right??? This is my 8th year doing this and while I won’t link to every year if you want to see my favorite images from my first […]

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Maggie & Seth ||A New England Christmas Wedding

December 31, 2019

Maggie & Seth’s New England wedding was straight out of a Hallmark Christmas movie and it could not have been a more perfect end to my 2019 wedding season. Maggie and Seth met at Franciscan University and fell in love in the spring of 2016. Their relationship is firmly rooted in the Lord and their […]

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A 1950s Styled Shoot for the Vintage Bride|| Creatively Gathered 2019 Part Two

December 16, 2019

|| CG PART ONE || When I was in Virginia at the beginning of the month I was able to participate in a HUGE styled shoot where we photographed three different themed “weddings”. (Check out part one to see the first wedding I photographed). The second styled wedding my group was able to photograph last […]

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Zero Waste Styled Shoot for the Modern Bride || Creatively Gathered 2019 Part One

December 12, 2019

Last week I was in Richmond VA for a photography conference and one of the days I participated in this MASSIVE Styled Shoot put together by the team of Creatively Gathered. It was held at the BEAUTIFUL Mount Ida Farm about an hour outside of Richmond. This was actually my first time participating in any […]

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For Brides, Weddings

Monthly Reading Roundup: October & November Edition

December 10, 2019

|| MARCH || APRIL || JUNE || JULY || AUGUST || SEPTEMBER || Ok guys, this is so late and overdue, but I FINALLY have gotten through the two craziest months of wedding season and have time to put this together. While these two months were by far the busiest and craziest of the year, […]

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Catie & Patrick || A Steubenville Engagement Session

December 1, 2019

Sometimes you meet your future spouse while at college and sometimes you meet your future spouse while working in campus ministry after you’ve finished college. The latter happened to be the case for Catie and Patrick. When Catie and Patrick both decided to work for St. Paul’s Outreach after graduating from their respective universities, they […]

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Engagements

Teresa & Conor || A Shrine of St. Anthony Wedding

November 20, 2019

My gorgeous cousin, Teresa, married her best friend, Conor, last Saturday at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, MD. I played the double role of photographer AND bridesmaid for the first time and I loved it! (Which is good since I’ll be doing the same thing again next June!) It would not have […]

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Erica & Ben || A St. Louis Wedding

November 13, 2019

All of the trees around here in central Pennsylvania have lost most of their leaves and vibrant color but the trees in St. Louis were at the height of their fall glory this past weekend for Erica & Ben’s wedding. Saturday was sunny and warm and apparently one of the last nice fall days since […]

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Emma & Ronnie || A Brick Gables Wedding

November 6, 2019

“Love, to be real must empty us of self.” St. Teresa of Calcutta. That quote so accurately summarizes the way Emma & Ronnie live life. They are two of the most joyful and generous people you’ll ever meet and they pour out love on everyone they know. It was evident throughout their wedding that this […]

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Paola & Matt || A University of Virginia Engagement Session

October 31, 2019

Last weekend I drove down to Charlottesville, VA to meet Paola & Matt at the University of Virginia for their engagement session. The trees all over the grounds of UVA were in their peak and I was in fall heaven. The overcast skies simply made the oranges and reds pop even more and added for […]

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Engagements

NYC || October 2019

October 21, 2019

One of the best things about post-graduation life has been the fact that I now have close friends living across the country and I’ve been able to make short trips to visit them throughout the year. Often I’m able to combine a short visit with a work trip which is just another one of the […]

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