Weddings

Bethany & Dave's Intimate Wedding at Cafe du Jour

While Bethany was traveling in Thailand last summer, her boyfriend Dave decided to surprise her by giving one of her cats a lion haircut. If you factor in jet lag and sleep deprivation from traveling around the world... that can be a "risky" surprise... However, from the moment that Bethany and Dave met they were meant for each other, and on the evening when a giant yellow duck floated down the river in Pittsburgh, Dave was going to ask Bethany to marry him. With people everywhere, the proposal got postponed, and when he woke up the next morning he couldn't wait any longer. In the quiet paradise that is Frick Park, Bethany said yes. I was thrilled when they asked me to document their intimate wedding at Cafe du Jour. It was such a wonderful celebration with their closest friends and family, and I am honored that I got to capture these memories for them. We ended the night with a few portraits at the Renaissance Hotel before they danced the night away. cafe du jour weddinggroom getting readywedding reception decorationsbride walking down the aislethe groom sees the bridewedding ceremony at cafe du jourwedding ceremony at cafe du jourintimate wedding pittsburghring ceremonygroom kiss the bridewedding at cafe du jour pittsburghintimate wedding pittsburghfamily and friends at weddingchampagne toast weddingcutting the cakebride and groom's fatherswedding reception at cafe du jourwedding reception at cafe du jourcake cuttingsend a letter to the bride and groomfather and daughter at weddingcafe du jour weddingphoto bomb wedding bride and groom on pittsburgh bridgerenaissance hotel wedding

 

 

 

 

Liz + Holly

You may remember Liz and Holly from their portrait session last fall. They got married in Pittsburgh six months ago, and celebrated with their friends and family shortly after Thanksgiving. I am so excited to finally share their wedding reception at Carnegie Coffee Company. It was a wonderful evening of superb coffee, delicious cake, heart-warming hugs, toasts, and lots and lots of laughter. Liz and Holly, I am so honored that you chose me to document this wonderful celebration of unity. I wish you a lifetime of happiness. Same-Sex Wedding PittsburghCarnegie Coffee Companysame-sex wedding pittsburghSame-Sex Wedding PittsburghSame-Sex Wedding PittsburghSame-Sex Wedding PittsburghSame-Sex Wedding PittsburghCarnegie Coffee CompanyLizHollyColor123LizHollyColor181Same Sex Wedding PittsburghSam-sex wedding Pittsburgh

 

Angela & Steve | Mattress Factory Wedding

Back in September I had the pleasure of helping my great friend Aaron Varga document Angela and Steve's wedding day. While Aaron captured Angela's bridal preparations, I met Steve and his awesome groomsmen at The Priory Hotel for getting ready shots. After a few portraits outside, we took the limo over to the Inn on the Mexican War Streets for the intimate wedding ceremony in the courtyard. Angela was jaw-droppingly  gorgeous as she walked down the stairs. After the ceremony we headed over to West Park for portraits, and onto their fabulous reception at The Mattress Factory Art Museum where we took a few portraits among the installations before the party begun. It is days like this that I pinch myself in the arm and feel incredibly blessed that I get to play a small part in capturing the little moments of magic that tells the story of love, family, and unity on a couple's wedding day. Below are some of my favorites from the day (all images were taken for Aaron Varga Photography).

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