Ally & Phil | Married

Carnegie Museum Weddings-72Well well well….WHAT a wedding I have for you today. I can’t be 100% sure, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Ally is by far one of the most excited brides I’ve had the pleasure of photographing on her wedding day. And can I just say, the care with which I watched Phil use the entire day to make sure that Ally had the best day of her life was simply the sweetest thing you could ever see.

These 2 are a couple that have been destined to find each other. The vows were what every single couple wants to hear from their lifelong partner and there wasn’t one time during the day that if they didn’t have to be separated for some reason, Ally & Phil were like watching 2 magnets just try and stay away from each other. Not happening.

And Ally is likely the dancing-est bride I’ve seen in quite a long time! Just look at the photos of the reception. I don’t think I ever saw her leave the dance floor and there was Phil, right next to her, spinning and dancing her into the wee hours.

If you think I’m kidding about how sugary this couple is, let me end this post by saying that Ally & Phil actually took time on their honeymoon to email and thank us for being a part of their day. Who does that?!?

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Venue: Carnegie Museum of Art
Wedding Planner: Poppy Events
Band: Elite Show Band
Cinematographer: ShoFilms
Florist: Mocha Rose
Linens: Lendable Linens
Hair & makeup: Lyndsday Clark (hair) & Stephanie Loveland (makeup) of Studio Booth

Jan & Glenn | Married

First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-38I can’t tell you how thrilled I was when Jan called to ask me about photographing a small wedding for her and her wonderful fiancé, Glenn. They only needed a few hours, it was only going to be those that are a big part of their lives and they just wanted to capture their special day.

Love at any age. You never know when it’s going to hit you or sneak up on you and let me tell you, if you are at a stage in your life thinking it’s time to just give up, this wedding would have definitely re-infused your heart with a healthy dose of love, hope and peace. It was so obvious that Jan & Glenn are simply gaga for each other and age had nothing to do with it. Their vows were magical and John and I even looked at each other across the church and gave each other the old wink, because they spoke words that we hope to speak to each other for all time. Devotion, support, acceptance, love, patience, protection….unconditional. So beautiful.

We’ve never photographed at the First Unitarian Church and wow am I so thrilled we got the chance. Notice the courtyard where they held their dinner reception. The minister had said in all his years, no one had ever used that courtyard for their reception and I just cannot believe it. It’s so gorgeous!! John and I were married by a Unitarian minister and I said to him right then and there: if we ever renew our vows we’re doing it there and having our get-together afterwards in that courtyard.

Like I said, Jan & Glenn only needed us for a few hours and finding a photographer for small, intimate weddings can be difficult because everyone (accept us) typically wants the biggies. I don’t blame them one bit, but we’re so lucky that we now specialize in weddings just like this because getting to be a part of a day like this is truly a very special gift to us.

Congratulations Jan & Glenn!

PS–how much do you love that glittery bolero Jan added to her already stunning gown?? LOVE!!! And Glenn’s sandals….COME ON!! How adorable is THAT?!?First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-2First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-17First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-1First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-3First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-18First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-4First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-5First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-6First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-8First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-7First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-9First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-10First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-11First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-12First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-13First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-14First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-15First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-16First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-20First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-21First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-23First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-26First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-24First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-22First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-25First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-27First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-28First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-29First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-30First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-31First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-32First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-33First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-34First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-35First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-36First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-37First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-39First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-40First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-41First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-42First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-43First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-44First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-45First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-46First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-47First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-48First Unitarian Church Pittsburgh Weddings-49

Erika & Eric | Married

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers-14How adorable are these two?? I know I say this a lot about my clients but it’s true! These 2 were so laid back, so fun and just so damn in love. The day went by like a breeze and a fun time was had by all. The champagne glasses overflowed, the dance floor was full all night, and I don’t believe I saw one time that a big fat smile wasn’t planted on both Erika’s and Eric’s faces.

What a sweet day it was! Here are a few photos to hold you over for a bit…Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers-1Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers-2Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers-4Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers-5Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers-9Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers-10Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers-12Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers-13Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers-16Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers-15

Brittany & Nick | Married | Pittsburgh Weddings

Omni William Penn Weddings-57Eeeeeeeee!!!!! Today I get to unload some fierce gorgeousness upon you and I couldn’t be more excited! I know you got a teensy taste from my sneak peek, but just feast your eyes upon the beauty of this day.

This day was magical straight from the beginning. As soon as I walked into the suite at the Omni William Penn to begin my day I was made to feel like family. Being a fly on the wall so was so wonderful! Brittany was completely surrounded by friends that had touched all phases of her life and watching her mom and her future mother-in-law share giggles and whispers while drinking champagne in their comfy robes was just adorable. No kidding it was like being at a sorority gathering. At one point, while Brittany was getting her hair styled, all her gal pals gathered around on the floor and plopping down on chairs while they all took turns talking about funny memories they had shared with this gorgeous bride. It was so lovely to just melt right into the walls and listen while capturing some of the sweetest smiles.

And the rest of the day simply followed that line of goodness. The first look was so incredibly romantic and watching the debonair Nick turn to see his future wife all dolled up just for him was an amazing moment. And I will say, Nick was quite the good sport. You could tell he wanted to be absolutely anywhere instead of in front of my camera but he brought his A-game and we zipped through at a good pace so we could get on with all the festivities.

And what a party it was! The tears as they read their self-written vows to each other, the dance floor so full at the reception I had a hard time elbowing my way in so I could capture all the fun. The band played, the guests drank, ate and danced the night away. It was wonderful to see Brittany and Nick out on that dance floor all night too. Lots of times the couple gets a bit caught up in walking around and doesn’t make it to the fun stuff so it was awesome to see them living it up.

And just when you thought it was all winding down, the ballroom doors opened back into the Urban Room for an after party. All I can say is, I hope everyone got a good night’s sleep because they never stopped moving! From one dance floor to the other, the party stayed in high-gear all night long.

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Venue & Caterer: Omni William Penn
Florist: Allison McGeary
Hair & makeup styling: Hannah Conard Beauty
Band: John Parker Band
After party DJ: DJ Pete Butta
Stationary: Nota Bene
Videographer: So Fresh Films
Linens: Mosaic
Bridal gown: Pronovias
Bridal shoes: Vince Camuto
Bridesmaids: Show Me Your Mumu & Badgley Mischka (sequin gowns from Rent the Runway)

Brittany & Nick | Married | Sneak Peek

Elizabeth Craig Wedding Photography | Omni William Penn-1Boy oh boy oh boy do I love a good sneak peek. I think the reason is because I get to see allllllllll the gorgeous photos first and you only get to see what I show you. It’s a power trip thing. I think you get it.

And there is SO much to show you from this beeeyoutiful wedding! Hugs, tears, love and laughter…and an after party…which I love.

More to come!Elizabeth Craig Wedding Photography | Omni William Penn-2

Wedding Planner: Shari Zatman
Venue & Caterer: Omni William Penn
Florist: Allison McGeary
Hair & makeup styling: Hannah Conard Beauty
Band: John Parker Band
After party DJ: DJ Pete Butta
Stationary: Nota Bene
Videographer: So Fresh Films
Linens: Mosaic

She Said Yes

Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-20He asked. She said yes. The end beginning.

I LOVE when we get phone calls to photograph surprise proposals. EEEEE!!!! No joke, I can barely sleep the night before. She doesn’t have a clue! He’s probably sweating through his sheets thinking about what’s going down the next day. Will everything go as planned…..will she say….YES??

I like it. I like that more and more guys are understanding the value of photographing such incredible memories like asking the girl you love more than anything else in this world to spend the rest of your life with you. Can you imagine being able to show those photos to your kids? Your grandkids, for goodness sakes??? Talk about valuable. Talk about legacy.

It’s only a moment, really. You ask, she says yes. The moment is over. Or is it? What if you could relive it anytime you wanted to? Hire a photographer and you can. BAM.Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-2Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-3Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-4Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-6Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-7Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-8Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-9Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-10Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-11Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-12Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-13Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-15Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-16Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-17Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-18Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-21Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-19Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-22Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-23Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-24Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-25Pittsburgh Proposal Photography-26

Yours, Mine & Ours | Kate & Erik

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers-30I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: small weddings are my jam. I love the biggie’s too, but the teenies have my heart for sure. And this was no different on a Thursday evening at Phipps Conservatory with Kate & Erik.

Ten people. That’s right: 10. We had the bride and groom, the officiant, 2 moms, a dad, 2 sons and 2 daughters. Both Kate & Erik had had previous very serious relationships prior to finding each other, and watching how close this blended family had become was incredibly heartening. So much love in such a small group of lovely people.

As you can see, emotions ran high for Kate and I loved that she just let herself feel this moment. All 10 people coming together in obvious delight to watch these 2 make official what was clearly a formality; they were already married in their hearts. But as a bystander, I was so privileged to be there and witness their union.

LOVE these kinds of days!

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