At Home, Lifestyle Couple's Session | Shyla & Wayne
I was so excited when Shyla reached out to me about a photo session at their home to capture their relationship both with each other and with their dogs. Shyla & Wayne needed some new portraits for their website but they also just wanted to capture their relationship in their first home together in Bridgeport, WV. I couldn't wait! I love in home portrait sessions so much.
Kasey & Braden | Pittsburgh, PA Engagement Portraits
I've known Kasey forever, and I was so excited when she reached out about her wedding with Braden. I had such a blast capturing her sister's wedding last year and I couldn't wait to work with Kasey again. When we started talking about locations for their engagement portraits, Kasey let me know that it was her dream to have them done at a mansion.
Lisa & Jeremy's West Virginia Engagement Portraits
I’m forever thankful for clients and couples that just put all of their trust in me with their portraits. When Lisa, Jeremy, and I started chatting about locations for their engagement portraits Coopers Rock came up. When I found out that these two love spending time in the woods hiking and looking for deer sheds, I jumped at the chance to hike up to Ravens Rock for their portraits.
Morgantown, WV Engagement Portraits at the Botanical Gardens
I had the pleasure of meeting Samantha at a bridal expo this winter in Morgantown, and sadly, I was already booked for what I know will be a gorgeous, intimate wedding. I was pretty bummed out that I wouldn't get the chance to work with Samantha and Charles, but as luck would have it, they contacted me for their engagement portraits! After multiple rain outs, mother nature finally cooperated and allowed us to capture some gorgeous engagement portraits at the Botanical Gardens in Morgantown, WV.
Timing is everything. Gretchen & Alex are no strangers to perfect timing. When these two met, they were both in the right place but maybe just at the wrong time. They lost touch after Alex switched jobs and years went by before they were reconnected. As fate would have it, these two would meet again, this time in the right place at the right time.
Since the two have reconnected, they have been attached at the hip. I'm sure realizing what you almost missed out on makes you want to never let go. Let me tell you, these two are absolutely inseparable and adorable. They're actually so cute together that, well, some think its disgusting ;) I'm not one of those people though.
Every once in a while, a couple really wants to do something special. It could be a session in a location that is near and dear to their heart or it could be a very unique style. In this case, Alexa & Troy had their hearts set on a Great Gatsby themed session. We brainstormed on a few locations that we thought would give us the most unique backgrounds and allowed us to get some hard lit photos. After some discussion, we settled on the Uniontown, PA State Theater.
Julia's best friend Megan was working at US Steel when she and Jim decided to take a trip to visit a coworker when they passed WVU. Conversation turned to Jim's alma mater, which happened to be Julia's as well. After some thought, Megan realized that Jim and Julia had a lot in common. After a few weeks of them both nagging Megan, they all met up. Jim and Julia hit it off and began spending some time together. A few months later, they made it official.
One night, a year before their session, I met up with Karissa in a Starbucks and we talked for literally hours. We immediately clicked for our shared style of photography. I couldn't wait to capture their portraits. Some scheduling changes were made and Karissa and I spent months trying to make dates work. Finally, a date worked for all of us, the weather was gorgeous, no work meetings.
I met up with Karissa, Levi, and their son at the perfect location which happened to be a family farm. Once I saw the location, I knew we were going to be able to pull off some great shots. Karissa showed me a tree that she insisted we had to use and once I saw it, I couldn't agree more. The location, their outfits, the weather, and of course their good looks all made an amazing combination. Some of these are definitely some of my favorite images of all time.
Nothing makes my heart happier than a couple who really wants their portraits to reflect their relationship and style. After all, the point of custom portraits is to capture you! This session is full of all the great feelings of fall. Also, if you can look at these two adorable blondes cuddled up in front of a fire, giggling, and making s'mores and not 1. immediately see that they love joking around and 2. see that they absolutely belong together, I'm not doing my job!
When my good friend Marissa talked to me about doing a session with her boyfriend Shawn and mentioned using their jeeps I was overly excited, probably more so than they were. We threw a few different ideas around before deciding on the campfire and night session. It allowed me to really be creative with their session and also create some unique images for them. Little did we know what we signed up for! haha. It was about 25 degrees that night and the campfire was not cooperating. We were all hoping for the fire for warmth, not just looks! It didn't take long at all for me to fall in love with capturing this session. The combination of the cold making them extra cuddly and watching them giggle over s'mores made for gorgeous images.
Thank you Marissa & Shawn for braving the cold! Also, big thanks to Chris Clutter for helping me out with this session!
It has been a very busy few weeks in our home between adopting our new fur child, Pepper, wedding season starting up, softball season starting, and Jackie's school prom. After settling into all the craziness that is our life I finally got back to the blog to get this adorable session up!
I was so excited to hear from Brad after not hearing from him since high school. I was honored to be asked to do a session for him and his wife while he was in from out of town. We met up at Mingo Creek Park, and none of us were prepared for how large the park actually was. I spent an hour catching up with Brad and getting to know his wife, Natasha a little more. This couple is not only so great together but so excited to bring this little boy into the world. They are both going to make great parents and will be there to make some jokes along the way.
Mingo Creek Park is beautiful and offered up some great scenery for portraits. Hopefully I get to shoot there more often!