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My poor blog has been sooo neglected.  I blame it on battery recharge…my own (not my computer’s).  🙂  But no more excuses…Spring seems to finally be springing and with that – wedding season is about to begin!  Kelly & Chris’ wedding will be my first of 2012 and I’m excited!  They’re a very sweet couple and they chose a gorgeous venue to wed at.  Succop Conservancy has amazing grounds and an over 100-year-old mansion.  It has definitely been one of my favorite spots in the past.

We met up on a very rainy day in Pittsburgh to shoot their engagement and as we wandered along the north shore and through the theater district, I got to see just how sweet they are with each other.  Here are some of my favorites!  See you two, again, soon!  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2012 MMGPhotography | Michelle Galazia

You gotta love America’s Next Top Model.  It’s made my job super easy.  🙂  Girls watch it and they show up at their session and work it like a pro.  Check out Nicole’s senior images and you’ll see what I mean.  She was awesome!  The lighting was pretty amazing that day, too.  Check out the little sunflare rainbow in the images by the bridge…

Fierce….isn’t that why Tyra always says.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2012 MMGPhotography | Michelle Galazia

Newborn Photography is something that I am finding myself doing more and more of lately…oh, and loving it, by the way.  How can you not?  Adorable little faces, tiny little fingers and toes, those cute little baby cheeks…so much sweetness to photograph.   This little guy was no exception.  Such a handsome little fellow.  Check out Baby B and his sweet family.  🙂

I find it funny that every single newborn I photographed so far has been a boy (although, I’ve finally got a little girl on the schedule – but you’ll have to wait til Spring for that one!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2012 MMGPhotography | Michelle Galazia

Part II of the best of is all about the couples from the engagements to the weddings.  Many, many fun and awesome people that I get to work with!

Be sure to pick up your latest copy of Metropolitan Wedding.  I was invited, once again, by editor – Karen Luke – to shoot a spread for this year’s issue.  I went to The Lake Club for the bridesmaids shoot and the children’s shoot.  My little girl was, also, asked to model as a flower girl and she was a total pro.  It was so fun and I want to thank Karen for including me in this awesome resource – our area’s very own top notch wedding magazine.

At the risk of sounding like a Grammy acceptance speech, I want to thank my husband, David, for his continued support.  He is a huge help as my assistant/2nd shooter and just basic all around support.  🙂  Plus – he really caught some amazing shots this  year.  Running your own business is not easy, but he manages to do that (he is a home improvement contractor) and still takes the time to help me with my mine.  Thanks to Bill Dodd and Mike Krisuk, too, for assisting when David could not.  You guys are awesome!  I am in the process of training a good friend with a great eye who will be assisting me this year, also, and I’m really excited about that.  So some of you will be seeing a new face with me – Angie!  I know she’s going to be great.

So without further ado…here are some of my favorite shots from the 2011 engagements, weddings and day after sessions.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2012 MMGPhotography | Michelle Galazia

Wow, where did 2011 go?  What an exciting year it has been!  I was just re-reading my post from last year and it just doesn’t seem like I wrote it 12 months ago.  Such a full year both personally and professionally…maybe that’s why it went by so fast (?).  Anyway, I’ve decided to split up my “best of” post this year into several posts, so stay tuned for a couple more.

I find myself, once again, very excited for the coming year.  Referrals this past year were through the roof and I thank you all for that.  That is one of the biggest compliments I could possibly receive.  2011 was a year full of familiar faces and it will be, again, this year, because of that.  Most of you know that my focus is on wedding photography, but I felt a slight shift this year as I seemed to be shooting more of everything (and loving all the families, children and newborns that I got to work with).  Some great updates will be coming to the site gallery and I have many blog posts to catch up on, so that you’ll be able to see all of the fun and gorgeousness I’ve had lately.

So this post will be about the many lifestyle sessions I had this year.  I don’t know if I consider them my best, but they are for sure some of my favorite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2012 MMGPhotography | Michelle Galazia