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On this cold, windy and wet day in October, the weather was just not cooperating for Jennifer & Jimmy’s planned outdoor wedding.  The ceremony had to be moved inside, the formals at Conneaut Lake Park had to be cancelled, but that didn’t matter.  Things happen that are beyond our control, especially the weather – you never know what it’s going to do.  Fortunately, that’s not what the day is about!  Jennifer & Jimmy totally get that.   They were so go with the flow and excited that they were getting married – nothing else in the world made a difference! Their friends were there, their family was there and despite the change of plans – everything was absolutely gorgeous and went as smooth as ever.  As the the sun was about to set…the weather calmed down and we ran outside. I think we spent less than ten minutes out there, but they are some of my favorite images from the year. The silhouette below of Jennifer throwing her hand in the air (and she said something like “yay! we’re married!”) was not planned, that was a real celebration and so was the party that followed. So glad to have been there to capture it! 🙂

Much more in the video!

Jennifer & Jimmy – thank you, again, for allowing us to capture your day!  It was truly a pleasure!

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2011 MMGPhotography | Michelle Galazia

I love shooting up at Conneaut Lake.  Such a gorgeous view from the Iroquois Club.  This year I was lucky enough to head up there two weeks in a row.  Amber & Andy’s wedding was the first.  I had such a great time shooting these two during the engagement!  I knew the wedding would be a lot of fun.  It ended up being a gorgeous day for the outdoor ceremony and pictures afterward and then everyone headed inside for the reception.  Loved their 1st dance, which they claim was completely unchoreographed.  They must really be tuned in to each other, because they remained in step – improvising from the music the dj put together (check out some images from their 1st dance below)!

I love this sunset image!  See more great images from their day in the video…

Amber and Andy – we’re very happy to have been part of your day!  We had a lot of fun at your reception.  Thank you for allowing us to be there to capture it!



©2011 MMGPhotography | Michelle Galazia

 

Total sweetness could sum up Melissa and Brian.  The way they look at each other, the way he wiped her tears while they were standing at the altar, the journal Melissa kept to give as a gift to Brian for their wedding.  “You are my rock” it says in it and I believe that.  I think they are each others’ rock.  I really love my job…and it’s because of amazing people like this.  How lucky I am and honored to be there to document the day that their love is bound.

 

Such a sweet moment...

Fun group. 🙂 The one on the right (on his knee) - Mike - is one of my assistants!

Check out the video to see some more from their day!

Congratulations to you, again, Melissa & Brian – we had an awesome time working with you both!  Hope to see you two, again, soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2011 MMGPhotography | Michelle Galazia

 

I loved all of the detail and work (the umbrella dance was great!) that went into Erica & Mike’s wedding.  It was absolutely gorgeous and a photographer’s dream!  Check out Erica’s dress – the bottom actually comes off to reveal a short party dress beneath it.  The coolest dress ever.  Oh, if I could do it all over, again…so many ideas from all of my awesome couples.  I would have loved a dress like that and the birdcage veil she wore to go with it.  A special surprise is coming soon that involves their day that I am so excited about!!  I’ll reveal it in a couple of months when it goes to print (…did I say too much?) 🙂

The first look...

Both of these were David's shots! My assistant is becoming a total pro. 🙂

 

 

 

On a rainy day, it's good to come prepared!

Probably one of my favorite groomsmen shots ever...these guys rocked it.

Back to the Synagogue to get married!

 

 

Where they met in college, while living in the same apartment complex. 🙂

 

Heating things up on the Hot Metal Bridge.

Their choreographed opening dance was killer.

It’s impossible to fit in everything from the day into this short little video, but I tried! Be sure to take a few minutes to check it out.

Congratulations, Erica & Mike and thank you so much for submitting your images to Pittsburgh Magazine.  It was an honor to be there to document all of the joy of your day.  We had an awesome time with you and your friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2011 MMGPhotography | Michelle Galazia

Vacation in August was awesome!  Now that the weather is really getting chilly, it’s nice to sit back and think about the beach.  We spent it with my brother and his extended family and I got in a few sessions while we were down there!  First some fun stuff from our trip…

Not how I usually process, but this boardwalk pic was just begging for a vintage touch.

This candy shop smelled amazing!

 

David & Liv stopped to pose for me at Penny Lane Mall.

More candy apples. This time at Serendipity Restaurant.

David took this while Livy and I were on the dock.

and my nephews…you might remember William and James from this session last year.

Teddy Bear Picnic

My adorable nephews.

I'm one and I'm gorgeous!

Love the face his making in the one on the right and his hat is awesome. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2011 MMGPhotography | Michelle Galazia