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Taking a little break from editing this afternoon to play a little blog catch up!  I am always excited to head to Pittsburgh.  It is…hands down…one of my favorite places to be.  Josephine and Brandon will be getting married in New Castle next Spring, but since they live in Pittsburgh – we decided to head down there for their engagement session.  Bonus that we started in a park I had never been to before (a gorgeous park that was dog friendly!).  They wanted to include Digger for the first part of the session and what a sweetheart he turned out to be!  Then we headed to the strip district for the 2nd part of the session, where Angie and I got to finish up the night in Primanti Bros.  Yum!  These are just a few of my favorites from their engagement…can’t wait for the wedding!  Hoping Digger will be able to make an appearance…lol.  🙂

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P.S. – Josephine has the best taste in shoes…don’t you think?!

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Wow, this Spring and Summer have been incredibly busy!  This wedding kicked off an eight wedding stretch through May and June.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun Angie and I have had this year with our couples and their friends and families.  This day was definitely no exception.  Along with all of the amazing little details Kristie and Mitch had, she put out quite the spread of props for the Live Photo Booth and their guests had a ball with them!

We started out the day in Shenango Valley RV Park where the girls were getting ready and then headed over to Grace Chapel Community Church for a beautiful ceremony, in which Kristie & Mitch literally “tied the knot”.

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Kristie & Mitch’s little boy is an absolute baby doll and was their ring bearer.  🙂

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After the ceremony, we headed to the flower garden where the tulips were in full bloom!  The guys also came up with the idea of a “faux” selfie…lol.

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Some gorgeousness from the bride and groom…

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Thank you, both, for allowing us to be there to capture your gorgeous day!

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Looking for some details?  Here they are… 🙂

Ceremony: Grace Chapel Community Church

Reception: Yankee Lake Ballroom

Entertainment: Robert Foust

Gown: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids: Bridal Elegance

Tuxes: Rondinelli

Cake: Emily McDonald (friend of the Bride)

Hair & Makeup: Lindsey Hartz

Florist: Green’s Floral

So these two are becoming Mr. & Mrs. in less than a week!  So exciting!  I can’t wait to be a part of their day!  Recently the house across the street from me was sold and I was thrilled when I realized it was Nicole & Scott who purchased it.  🙂  So I’ve decided that my new neighbors are not only the sweetest, but also the cutest.  Here is a snippet from their gorgeous engagement session in Millcreek Park just a few short weeks ago.  See for yourself!

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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.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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