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 | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

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 | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

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.

Congratulations to this amazing couple! Omni William Penn Weddings-4Omni William Penn Weddings-5Omni William Penn Weddings-6Omni William Penn Weddings-1Omni William Penn Weddings-2Omni William Penn Weddings-3Omni William Penn Weddings-7Omni William Penn Weddings-8Omni William Penn Weddings-9Omni William Penn Weddings-10Omni William Penn Weddings-11Omni William Penn Weddings-12Omni William Penn Weddings-13Omni William Penn Weddings-14Omni William Penn Weddings-16Omni William Penn Weddings-18Omni William Penn Weddings-15Omni William Penn Weddings-19Omni William Penn Weddings-17Omni William Penn Weddings-20Omni William Penn Weddings-21Omni William Penn Weddings-22Omni William Penn Weddings-23Omni William Penn Weddings-26Omni William Penn Weddings-24Omni William Penn Weddings-25Omni William Penn Weddings-27Omni William Penn Weddings-28Omni William Penn Weddings-29Omni William Penn Weddings-30Omni William Penn Weddings-31Omni William Penn Weddings-32Omni William Penn Weddings-33Omni William Penn Weddings-42Omni William Penn Weddings-43Omni William Penn Weddings-44Omni William Penn Weddings-45Omni William Penn Weddings-46Omni William Penn Weddings-47Omni William Penn Weddings-48Omni William Penn Weddings-50Omni William Penn Weddings-49Omni William Penn Weddings-54Omni William Penn Weddings-52Omni William Penn Weddings-51Omni William Penn Weddings-55Omni William Penn Weddings-56Omni William Penn Weddings-58Omni William Penn Weddings-53Omni William Penn Weddings-59Omni William Penn Weddings-61Omni William Penn Weddings-60Omni William Penn Weddings-62Omni William Penn Weddings-63Omni William Penn Weddings-64Omni William Penn Weddings-65Omni William Penn Weddings-66Omni William Penn Weddings-34Omni William Penn Weddings-37Omni William Penn Weddings-35Omni William Penn Weddings-38Omni William Penn Weddings-36Omni William Penn Weddings-39Omni William Penn Weddings-40Omni William Penn Weddings-41Omni William Penn Weddings-67Omni William Penn Weddings-68Omni William Penn Weddings-79Omni William Penn Weddings-82Omni William Penn Weddings-69Omni William Penn Weddings-70Omni William Penn Weddings-81Omni William Penn Weddings-84Omni William Penn Weddings-71Omni William Penn Weddings-76Omni William Penn Weddings-74Omni William Penn Weddings-80Omni William Penn Weddings-75Omni William Penn Weddings-77Omni William Penn Weddings-85Omni William Penn Weddings-78Omni William Penn Weddings-72Omni William Penn Weddings-83Omni William Penn Weddings-86Omni William Penn Weddings-87Omni William Penn Weddings-88Omni William Penn Weddings-89Omni William Penn Weddings-90Omni William Penn Weddings-91Omni William Penn Weddings-92Omni William Penn Weddings-93Omni William Penn Weddings-94Omni William Penn Weddings-95Omni William Penn Weddings-96Omni William Penn Weddings-97Omni William Penn Weddings-98Omni William Penn Weddings-99Omni William Penn Weddings-100Omni William Penn Weddings-101Omni William Penn Weddings-103Omni William Penn Weddings-105Omni William Penn Weddings-106Omni William Penn Weddings-102Omni William Penn Weddings-107Omni William Penn Weddings-108Omni William Penn Weddings-104Omni William Penn Weddings-110Omni William Penn Weddings-109Omni William Penn Weddings-111Omni William Penn Weddings-112Omni William Penn Weddings-113Omni William Penn Weddings-114Omni William Penn Weddings-116Wedding 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
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