Christina & Peter | Engaged

pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-001Gosh I just love a sweet, romantic engagement session. Nothing better than being a part of a milestone with a beautiful, lovely couple. I met Christina when she hired me for a Beauty session, and not long after she asked if we could photograph an engagement session for her and her awesomely handsome fiancé, Peter. Yep! You betcha!

So, one warm, gorgeous evening we met them at Mellon Park and crossed our fingers that the sun was going to make a yummy, glowy appearance…and it did. I’m a huge fan of backlight and as you can see we were able to capture that warmth. Mix that in with such a wonderful boy and girl…and, well…magic happens, with a huge dose of romance.pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-002pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-003pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-004pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-005pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-010pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-006pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-007pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-008pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-011

Copenhagen

Copenhagen | John Craig Media-003What can I say about Copenhagen? It’s always a complete joy to immerse our family in any other culture. It’s a feast for all of the senses, and sometimes all at one time.

I think what I noticed most often was the grace of the Danish daily lifestyle. Calm, peaceful, quiet and always always always kind. All of that and feeling completely safe and comfortable in a country I have never visited. It was epic.

So, why do we travel? John and I agreed a long time ago that to be fully engaged in the art we are attracted to, we had to travel. My excitement comes from taking in the fashion, the food and the energy of the locals. For John, it’s about architecture, sunsets, the sites and everything that is anything worth photographing. For both of us, it’s about trying everything we can that we can’t try at home.

I’m really excited to share some of John’s photos with you. Giving John the chance to bring home an entirely new  portfolio is always one my favorite highlights of traveling. I never know what he has actually come up with until we get home. And I’m very pleased to say I can’t wait to get 2 of his photographs printed on giant canvases to hang in our home. He even had the idea to get my absolute favorite printed to make a big backdrop for my studio. Can you guess which one?

Also–I love taking a moment to not only celebrate John’s beautiful photography, but also to highlight his wonderful (and brilliant…but I’m biased) writing. So make sure to pop on over to John’s site and give a read to his interpretation of Copenhagen.

Here’s a teaser from his writing:

“Time has no meaning when there is only light. Three hours of dusk, the light is ever present. You can not see the dome of the sky. It’s as if the far left and right corners of the sky are being pulled infinitely upwards. A sheet of sky that is ever-reaching. The cityscape below is small, pushed into the earth, barley kissed by the sky.” 

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Gone Fishing…in Denmark

Yeppers!! Denmark, baby! And I’m doing the Snoppy dance because…well…it’s Denmark!!

Not sure if you remember, but 2 years ago we hosted a lovely foreign exchange student from Denmark for a year. Annahita has become part of the family and has made it back two times to visit us since her stay. We, on the other hand, have as of yet to make the trek to see her home country. Until now.

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So, off we go! Tourists perusing and cruising the streets of Copenhagen. Don’t worry, I have blog posts ready to go while I’m away, but I will also post to Instagram during our trip so if you’re interested in our travels, be sure to click on over and follow me for updates.

Farvel! Vi ses!

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John Craig Media. We Have Lift Off.

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 9.02.29 AMThat’s right!! I’m so excited to share that my uber-super-duper-talented husband has finally dived back into the creative spaces in that mad-crazy brain of his and has unleashed said creativity back into the world.

Have you missed him?? Yes? Then you’re in luck. He’s back and better than ever. What I love about John’s new site is that it’s broken up into writing, filming and, of course, photography. So if you have a moment and want to the delve into the mind of an interesting (mad) man, go on over and take a peek at his new site!

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Adorbs photo of my adorbs husband by the adorbs David Burke Photographer.

Gone Fishing…in Paris

Taking a little time to walk through cobblestone streets, sip (many…I mean m.a.n.y.) aperitifs, take in the sites and attend a workshop that makes me want to pee my pants when I think about it.

Want updates during my time in the City of Love? Follow me on Instagram. I’ll be updating all day every day.

Otherwise, you’ll have to wait till I get back!

Au Revoir!!

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