Category archives: Engagement

Engagement PhotographyAllie + MichaelOld Town Alexandria, VA

Engagement photos at the Carlyle House in Alexandria Virginia couple standing by the blue door - Engagement Photography Session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
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Couple posing for engagement photos at the Carlyle House with their dog in Old Town Alexandria - Engagement Photography Session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Black and white engagement photos at the Carlyle House - Engagement Photography Session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Engagement photos at the Carlyle House in Alexandria - Engagement Photography Session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Couple dancing and holding hands on the dock in Old Town Alexandria - Engagement Photography Session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Couple walking and dancing and holding hands on the dock in Old Town Alexandria - Engagement Photography Session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Couple walking and holding hands on the dock in Old Town Alexandria - Engagement Photography Session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Couple kissing while walking their hound dog on the docks on Old Town Harbor in Virginia - Engagement Photography Session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Boats by the dock in Old Town Alexandria Virginia - Engagement Photography Session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Black and white photo of couple laughing during engagement photos - Engagement Photography Session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Couple kissing during engagement photos by the docks in Old Town Alexandria - ngagement Photography Session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
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couple walking down the street holding hands in Old Town Alexandria Virginia during engagement session - Engagement Photography Session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
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Anthropologie dress in the sun during engagement photos near the docks of Old Town Alexandria - Engagement Photography Session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Couple kissing on a cobble stone street in Old Town Alexandria Virginia - Engagement Photography Session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Engagement Photography Session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Allie and Michael chose to do their engagement photography session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, as it's a special city - it's where they got engaged and are currently living. Allie and Michael wanted to capture the memories of this old and fabulous city before they moved on to a new adventure and chapter in their lives...Pittsburgh!! Yes, Allie and Michael are in the process of moving to the Burgh, and I am so excited for their wedding next year! These two are truly the sweetest and kindest people you will ever meet, and I had so much fun spending the afternoon walking around Old Town Alexandria with them, their adorable puppy Mildred (Millie)...and my husband in tow! I will say, my husband is an excellent assistant and film loader, think I can convince him to shoot weddings with me too?? I love traveling for weddings and sessions, and it is a perk when I get to bring my hubby along with me, which does not happen often! Millie was also a really great sport, hanging out with Mom and Dad while we took photos of all three of them. I absolutely LOVE DOGS, so having them at any session is always ok with me!

Allie and Michael, thank you for trusting in to capture these memories in a city you will always love!

Photography: Lauren Renee Photography

Dress: Anthropologie

Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab

 

 

Destination Engagement PhotographyJoshua + ManuelDenver, CO

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Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - two men snuggling against and brick wall
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Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - two men holding hands in the snow
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Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - portrait of man with black glasses posing in a suit in the snow
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Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - two gay men holding hands in the snow with their dog
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - two men embracing in the snow in the mountains in suits

Estes Park Engagement Photography

Joshua and Manuel's Estes Park Engagement Photography session was amazing on so many levels! This session was really special for me to photograph, as Josh is my first cousin, so when they asked me to fly out to Denver for their engagement session I immediately said, yes! Josh and Manuel have impeccable style and taste, so of course, wearing suits in the snow up at Estes Park was a no-brainer. Their suits are handmade and tailored to fit, as they got them in Thailand on their pre-honeymoon trip together. Family means the world to me, it's one of the reasons why I opted for an intimate wedding with just family, so getting to photograph these two to create these memories as they start their life together was truly an honor. We could not have had a more perfect two days in Denver. We started out our session in downtown Denver, stopping at some beautiful bridges and overlooks on the way. The next day we ventured into Estes Park, which is a drive outside the city, but totally worth it! It was absolutely freezing, and my fingers were so cold I could barely roll my film! Josh and Manuel were troopers and made these photos look totally effortless as they posed in the snow. They even brought their adorable pup Leo, who I got the meet the first day they brought him home almost two years ago! I am so excited to celebrate these two in October in California!

Photography: Lauren Renee Designs

Scans: Richard Photo Lab

 

Engagement PhotographyAly + VanSeven Springs, PA

Seven Springs Engagement Photography - Bride and Groom holding hands on a dock
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Seven Springs Engagement Photography - photo of bride swinging her dress in the wind
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - groom posing and brushing his hair
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Seven Springs Engagement Photography - bride and groom holding hands together on a boardwalk
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Seven Springs Engagement Photography - bride and groom passionately kissing in the woods
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Seven Springs Engagement Photography - bride and groom walking in the woods holding hands
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Seven Springs Engagement Photography - close up of bride's hands holding her dress
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - bride standing in the woods near moss covered rocks
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - black and white photo of bride and groom kissing over a waterfall
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - bride and groom laughing near a tree
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - bride and groom sitting on a log near the stream

Seven Springs Engagement Photography

Aly and Van's Seven Springs Engagement Photography session was such a fun way to spend the afternoon! The weather has been so crazy and unpredictable lately - spring in Pittsburgh -  that we decided to push up their engagement session for an earlier start time. I then got to spend the afternoon getting to know both Aly and Van, and they are seriously the cutest together! Van can make Aly laugh at anything, and well, he is super funny! However, you can totally see how much joy it brings him to make her laugh, and the love they have for each other is truly infectious! Throughout the whole session, Van had me laughing too!

We ventured to a few spots during their session, stopping by a small lake with a quaint dock, and hiking into the woods to a beautiful little waterfall! The weather held out for us, and we got some amazing light throughout the day, too! We ended the evening by relaxing on the deck of Seven Springs Resort, beer in hand, and I could not have had a more perfect afternoon with these two! I am so excited for their upcoming wedding this fall with the fabulous Shayne Sourelret! It is going to be an amazing event!

Photography: Lauren Renee Designs

Hair & Makeup: Beauty Justified by Justine

Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab

Dress: Lulus

Destination Engagement PhotographyBettina + KevinLake Dillon, Colorado

Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography Bride picking up groom near lake
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Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography groom carrying bride over shoulder
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography bride and groom kissing
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography groom laughing black and white
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography groom holding the bride in the water
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography groom dancing with his bride
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography bride wearing a pink dress
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography bride and groom near the lake embracing
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography groom sitting on a log smiling
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography bride standing in the aspen trees
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography bride and groom standing in lake kissing black and white
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography groom kissing bride's neck in black and white
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography bride and groom standing on mountain top in the sun
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography bride and groom laughing together
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography groom dipping the bride while dancing
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography groom and bride walking together holding hands
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography groom and bride embracing amongst the fall leaves
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography groom and bride kissing close up of engagement ring
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography groom and bride kissing
Lake Dillon Colorado Engagement Photography bride and groom in the mountains black and white
Lake Dillon Colorado Engagement Photography groom whispering into the bride's ear making her laugh
Lake Dillon Colorado Engagement Photography bride and groom walking in the trees kissing
Lake Dillon Colorado Engagement Photography bride standing on her toes to kiss her groom black and white

Lake Dillon Colorado Engagement Photography

Kevin and Bettina's Lake Dillon Colorado Engagement Photography Session was a dream! Talk about an amazing location for portraits, Lake Dillon is truly breathtaking. Kevin and Bettina live in Denver, Colorado but are getting married in Pittsburgh this year! This couple has so much chemistry, that it made my job so easy! Posing these two was a breeze and effortless. The way Kevin made Bettina laugh throughout our session was really adorable, and I am so looking forward to working with them again soon. Traveling out west is one of my favorite things to do - the views, location, sun, and warmth - will always have a special place in my heart! I am a born and raised California girl, and am always up for travel, so if you are looking to book a session out west, let's chat!

Fun fact, Bettina used to work with my cousin, and she had booked me as their wedding photographer without even knowing the connection! I recently was out in Denver shooting my cousin's engagement photos in Estes, which will be gracing the blog soon, and we had a good laugh about how it really is such a small world!

Photography: Lauren Renee Designs

Film Scans: The Find Lab

Dress: Lulus

Mellon Park Engagement PhotographyCarly + JeffPittsburgh, PA

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Carly and Jeff's Mellon Park romantic engagement photography session was a dream! These two are a perfect fit for each other! Jeff's fun-loving personality and charm was totally contagious! Jeff joked and laughed during the entire session, making Carly feel relaxed and at ease. I could tell why Carly fell head over heels for him! Their chemistry was undeniable, and you better believe that makes for amazing photos!

We had our session at one of my favorite locations in the city, The Walled Garden at Mellon Park, and after rescheduling a few times due to the crazy and unpredictable Pittsburgh weather - it seriously rained so much, but we finally got the perfect summer day! Carly and Jeff totally rocked their session, and I love their style as a couple! Fashion choices for your engagement session are so important to get the look you want in your photos! I work with all my clients, giving them style tips while making sure they look and feel their best during our session!

I am so excited to share this blog post with you, and even more excited to share their beautiful winter wedding this past December at Jay Verno.

Now booking engagements and weddings for the 2017 and 2018 season! Please contact me today to schedule your phone consultation! I look forward to hearing from you!

Treesdale Golf and Country Club Engagement PhotographyLauren + JerryGibsonia, PA

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Treesdale Golf and Country Club Engagement Photography

In honor of Lauren and Jerry's wedding this weekend, I just HAD to post about their beautiful Treesdale Golf and Country Club Engagement Photography Session! Lauren's family home is in Gibsonia right near the Treesdale Golf Club, which was the perfect setting for their e-session, and not to mention we had a perfect day as well! The golf course was truly a magnificent backdrop for these images, designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, it's truly beautiful location. I am so unbelievably excited and honored to capture Lauren and Jerry's special day! These two have so much love for each other, and their chemistry is undeniable. 

I can't believe that we are nearing the end of wedding season already! October is one of my busiest months, and I am already starting to book up for next year! If you are interested in finding out more information regarding my engagement and wedding photography services, please reach out through my contact form! I look forward to hearing from you!

Lenape Heights Golf Resort Engagement PhotographyLisa + JustinFord City, PA

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Lenape Heights Golf Resort Engagement Photography

This Lenape Heights Golf Resort Engagement Photography Session was an absolute dream! Justin and Lisa were amazing to work with and so comfortable in front of my camera. Not only was posing them a breeze, their chemistry was undeniable. Literally everything fell into place for our session, the light and beautiful weather could not have been more perfect! I am so excited to share this session with you! Keep and eye out for their wedding, which will be coming to the blog soon! 

I am currently booking weddings for 2017! Please use the contact form to get in touch! Looking forward to hearing from you!

Duquesne University Engagement PhotographyShannon + RyanPittsburgh, PA

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Duquesne University Engagement Photography

This Duquesne University Engagement Photography session was everything and much more! Shannon and Ryan met at Duquense during their sophomore year, so it was fitting that we returned to their alma mater for the shoot. Ryan was in a Fraternity and Shannon was in a Sorority, so of course they were bound to meet! Soon after becoming friends they quickly became more! Ryan proposed to Shannon while they were on a cruise in Key West celebrating the completion of Shannon's degree. Ryan woke Shannon up at sunrise so that we could get down on one knee and pop the question.  Of course she said yes! I absolute loved working with these two, their chemistry is undeniable and I am so excited to photograph their wedding next May at the The Grand Estate at Hidden Acres.

Hair and Makeup: Hannah Conard Beauty

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Mellon ParkEllen + SamPittsburgh, PA

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Mellon Park Engagement Session

What an amazing Mellon Park Engagement session! Even though it was a gloomy and extremely cold day in Pittsburgh, these two kept each other warm with their love and braved the weather! We started out in the Southside by Ellen and Sam’s apartment, before heading to Mellon Park to finish the session. Thank you so much to Ellen and Sam for letting me capture your love, I can’t wait to celebrate your wedding this year! Sam proposed to Ellen in the sweetest way, read below for the full story!

From Ellen –

“My family owns a newspaper in western Pennsylvania, every year we have a “Family Council” weekend in a different city to discuss the future of the business and spend the weekend together as a family. Significant others are not permitted to attend the weekend events unless the couple is engaged or married. This year, the “Family Council” weekend was located in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. After a long day of meetings, there was a scheduled private dinner cruise on the Gateway Clipper.

Once on the boat, I was drinking wine and socializing with all of my cousins when my mother announced that she wanted to make a toast. My sister was the only other person on the boat who knew what was about to happen. My mother began her speech, “I am so happy that we get to do this every year. It is not often that a family gets along so well and actually looks forward to spending the weekend together….” My sister then pulled me to the front because she said she “couldn’t hear” our mother” Sam was texting me the entire speech saying things like, “I miss you, I cant wait until the weekend is over, etc.”

Happily Ever After

My mother continued her speech. “…a young man came to me a couple weeks ago and asked if he could be a part of our family and asked me a very important question. He is here tonight to ask someone special that same question.” Right as she said that, I immediately went into shock as Sam popped out of the captains room and walked down the stairs and got down on one knee in front of my entire family. I cried and said “yes!" of course. The crew came out with a bottle of champagne because my mother had told them beforehand about the engagement. There was a round of applause and everybody spent the rest of the night enjoying each other’s company. Needless to say, Sam will be invited to “Family Council” next year.”

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Hair and Makeup: Loren Johnson at Gorgeous by Sorelle

Her Dress: Anthropologie

His Clothes: J.Crew

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