Destination Engagement PhotographyJoshua + ManuelDenver, CO

Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - two gay men walking and holding hands in denver
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - gay married couple about to kiss during portraits
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - two gay men embracing leaning against a brick wall in downtown denver colorado
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - gay couple posing on the streets of downtown denver
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - gay couple walking up stairs and looking at each other
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - gay couple snuggling on a bridge during portraits
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - two men snuggling against and brick wall
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - gay couple during portraits
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - two men holding hands and walking in downtown denver colorado
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - gay couple kissing and holding hands
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - gay men embracing during portraits
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - gay male couple taking pictures in downtown denver
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - gay couple sharing ice cream cone
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - gay couple walking up stairs and looking at each other on a bridge
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - gay men embracing on a bridge in downtown denver
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - male gay couple kissing and sharing ice cream cone
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - two men holding hands in the snow
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - two men in suits holding hands during photo session
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - portrait of man with black glasses posing in a suit in the snow
Estes Park Engagement Photography Session - portrait of man in blue suit in the snow on film
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
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - Groom posing on the dock
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - bride posing and playing with hair on a dock
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - bride and groom snuggling and holding hands on a dock
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - bride and groom standing near a dock laughing
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - Bride and groom posing during engagement session
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - photo of bride swinging her dress in the wind
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - groom posing and brushing his hair
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - bride and groom kissing
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - close up of bride's blonde curled hair
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - bride and groom holding hands together on a boardwalk
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - bride and groom kissing in the woods
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - bride and groom passionately kissing in the woods
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - bride sitting on a rock in the woods
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - bride and groom walking in the woods holding hands
Seven Springs Engagement Photography - close up of bride's ring
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
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography Black and white photo
Lake Dillon, Colorado Engagement Photography Black and white photo
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

Film Portrait SessionSitkin FamilyNew Rochelle, New York

Film Portrait Family Photography Session New Rochelle New York - Spring Family Portraits New Rochelle
Mom and Son during film photography session in New York - Spring Family Portraits New Rochelle
Dad kissing baby during film photography session black and white - Spring Family Portraits New Rochelle
Family sitting on the floor posing during photography session - Spring Family Portraits New Rochelle
Husband and wife black and white photo during family portraits holding hands - Spring Family Portraits New Rochelle
husband and wife posing together during family portrait black and white photo - Spring Family Portraits New Rochelle
Family portrait in New Rochelle New York - Spring Family Portraits New Rochelle
film portrait of baby on 1st birthday - Spring Family Portraits New Rochelle
Mom kissing baby on the head during family session in New York - Spring Family Portraits New Rochelle
Dad holding baby outside during spring family session - Spring Family Portraits New Rochelle
Daddy grabbing little baby's toe during portrait session - Spring Family Portraits New Rochelle
cute baby boy on his first birthday portrait session in New Rochelle - Spring Family Portraits New Rochelle
Little Avi during family portraits on film in New York - Spring Family Portraits New Rochelle
family spring portraits in upper state New York - Spring Family Portraits New Rochelle

Spring Family Portraits New Rochelle

What an honor to photograph these Spring Family Portraits New Rochelle, New York for such dear friends for their little one's first birthday! Lisa and Zach are such a huge part of our lives, and we are forever grateful for their friendship. Zach is a Rabbi in New Rochelle, New York, and he also married me and my husband at our wedding this past November. Lisa is one of my best friends from college, and when she asked me to travel to New York to photograph their family, I, of course, said yes! I have absolutely loved seeing their family grow and being able to document these special moments for them is truly an honor. Friendships are truly amazing, I have seen Lisa and Zach get engaged, married, and now start a family of their own. They have seen the same growth with me and my husband, and I look forward to the many other life celebrations our families will share together.

I have been on the road quite a bit for work recently, and I love it! I am currently offering special packages for destination weddings and portraits, and I will travel near and far to tell your story! Upcoming travel to Virginia, Los Angeles, Boston, San Diego, Fiji, and New Zealand (dream destination)! Contact me now for dates and info! I would love to connect with you to capture these life moments!

Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab

Photography: Lauren Renee Designs

Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement PhotographyJason + LoraPittsburgh, PA

Bride and Groom sharing a moment during their Station Square engagement photography - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Groom kissing the bride's cheek during engagement photos - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Couple posing in front of vines at Station Square in Downtown Pittsburgh - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Birds flying overhead in the blue sky in Pittsburgh - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Bride and Groom during engagement photography session on Smithfield Street Bridge - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Couple walking together on the Smithfield Street Bridge on the Southside of Pittsburgh - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Bride and groom on Smithfield Street Bridge in Pittsburgh - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Couple kissing on the Smithfield Street Bridge - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Groom on Smithfield Street Bridge during engagement photography session - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Bride and groom walking together on the Smithfield Street Bridge in Pittsburgh - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Photography of Downtown Pittsburgh from Mount Washington Overlook - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Bride and groom posing together on top of Mount Washington - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Beautiful Bride to be posing during engagement photos - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Portrait of groom during engagement photos over looking Pittsburgh Downtown City Skyline - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Bride and Groom posing with the Pittsburgh city skyline during engagement photos - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Couple hugging during engagement photos on top of Mount Washington - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Couple touching noses during engagement portrait session - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Bride and Groom during their sunset engagement photos on Mount Washington - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Bride posing during engagement photos in Pittsburgh - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Bride and Groom embracing during their sunset engagement photos - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Couple hugging close during their engagement photography session on Mount Washington - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Close up of the engagement ring during photography session on mount Washington - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Engaged couple on mount Washington over looking Pittsburgh dancing with their dog - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
Couple posing with their dog in a photo on top of Mount Washington overlooking Pittsburgh - Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography

Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography

I absolutely loved this Mt. Washington & South Side Pittsburgh Engagement Photography Session with Lora and Jason! In honor of their wedding this coming weekend, I had to post about their engagement session that we worked on together last fall! Wow, how time flies! Jason and Lora have the cutest love story, they met back in college while working at the same restaurant on Mt. Washington, hence the location selection. Lora had her eye on Jason, but at the time, Jason though Lora was totally out of his league! Once they started talking and getting to know each other, Lora thought Jason was so funny, and of course, Jason thought Lora was beautiful. I mean, how could he not...her stunning eyes and gorgeous features! Jason is one lucky guy! As the summer turned into fall, the awkward banter turned into longer conversations, which lead to dating. Now I guess you can say the rest is history!! 

Jason and Lora, I am so excited and honored to be capturing your big day this weekend at the beautiful Rustic Acres Farms! Follow along on my Instagram for sneak peeks and behind the scenes of this gorgeous wedding! I know it is going to be stunning!

I am currently booking Engagements and Weddings for the 2018 season! Contact me now to schedule your consultation! 

Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal ShowerThe Future Mrs. HerdPittsburgh, PA

gift bags wrapped in pink tissue and signage at kate spade inspired bridal shower - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
black and white bridal shower invitations on gold antique tray - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
kate space inspired bridal shower with pink table cloth, black and white accents and florals - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
table place setting with candles and flowers on black and white table cloth - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
black and white plate with gold charger and pink table cloth - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
black and white inspired kate spade bridal shower table setting - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
acrylic chairs with black and white cushions and pink table cloth - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
gold cocktail sign with lights at kate spade inspired bridal shower - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
signature drink list with cocktail at bridal shower - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
black and white cupcakes with pink bows - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
bride wearing white and holding a cocktail in kate spade gold rimmed glass - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
gold candle holders on black and white table cloth with pink and white flowers - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
place setting with candles and flowers with black and white kate spade plate and gold accents - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
black and white with pink and gold accent bridal shower under white tent in backyard - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
place setting with candles and flowers with black and white kate spade plate and gold accents - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
greenery wall with floral accents at bridal shower - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
pink and white tall floral arrangements in gold vases - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
bride and groom with white mr. and mrs. balloons at bridal shower - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
bride and sister at kate spade inspired bridal shower - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
black and white kate spade plate with gold charger and pink bow napkins - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
baby photographs guessing game of bride and groom in gold frame at shower - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
gold rimmed kate spade glassware with black and white plates and pink napkins - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower
black and white cake with pink fondant flowers at kate spade inspired bridal shower - Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower

Black & White Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower

This elegant Black & White Kate Spade inspired bridal shower was a gorgeous and perfectly planned event, by the ever so talented Shayne Souleret. Shayne is so brilliant at what she does and is also a dear friend, so when she asked me to photograph her sister's bridal shower, I, of course, said yes!  I knew the details would be amazing, from the beautifully tied pink bow napkins to the gold candlesticks and silverware, everything was stunningly put together! 

VENDORS:

Planner: Soiree by Souleret

Cake: Wedding Cakes by Colby

Florals: Fragile Paradise

Rentals: All Occasions

Linens: Mosaic

Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas

 

J Verno Studios Winter WeddingCarly + Jeff WeddingPittsburgh, PA

Photograph of blush pink wedding dress hanging in hotel room with fur shawl and badgley mischka bridal shoes - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Detail photo of blush pink bridal dress train - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Badgley Mischka bridal shoes photo a the Hyatt place hotel in southside - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Close of photo of the engagement ring and wedding bands rose gold and silver - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Photo of the wedding invitation and rings - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Photograph of gold and diamond rosary cross - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Close up photo of groom's bowtie during getting ready portraits - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Bride getting zipped into her dress in black and white photo - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Groom buttoning up and getting dressed in his suit at the hotel - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Photograph of the bride putting on her jewelry and earrings while getting ready - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Ceremony details of mirror with white calligraphy - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Ceremony details of flowers and programs - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Groom seeing the bride for the first time walking down the aisle in the grotto of Saints John and Paul Roman Catholic Church - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
The bride being walked down the aisle by her father in the grotto of the Saints John and Paul Roman Catholic Church - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Black and white photograph of the bride and groom during their ceremony in the grotto - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Photograph of the bride and groom kissing in the archway outside Saints John and Paul Roman Catholic Church- J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Close up of the bride's bouquet - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Photo of the groom kissing the bride's cheek under her veil outside the church - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Groom with his groomsmen winter wedding photography - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
close up photo of bride with bridesmaids and bouquets of white and purple flowers - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Bride with her bridesmaids on a snowy and cold winter day in the Southside of Pittsburgh - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Photo of the groom holding the bride's bouquet - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Portrait of the groom holding the bride's dress in the snow during their Pittsburgh winter wedding at J. Verno Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Photo of the bride out in the snow with fur shawl and bouquet - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Portrait of the groom outside in the snow during winter wedding at J. Verno Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Bride wearing blush pink wedding gown in the snow during winter wedding in Pittsburgh - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Bride and groom photos with bride's bouquet with blush pink and purple flowers- J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Portrait of groom grabbing bride's waist showing wedding ring - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Bride wearing a blush pink wedding gown and fur shawl groom in navy blue suit - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Bride and Groom photographs at December wedding bride wearing a blush pink wedding gown- J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Portrait of groom grabbing bride's waist showing wedding ringBride and Groom portraits in the Southside during winter wedding
Christmas tree decorations at reception for winter wedding at J. Verno Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Escort card table with navy blue and green accents at J. Verno Studios in the Southside of Pittsburgh - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Calligraphy escort scrolls sitting in glasses of champagne for guests at this winter wedding - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Cocktail hour Hors d'oeuvre at J. Verno Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Cocktail details flowers and votive candles during reception at J. Verno Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Gold and Navy blue accents with chandeliers and blue uplighting at J. Verno Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Tall floral centerpieces with white feathers and flowers at winter wedding reception - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Table setting with calligraphy escort card, dinner menu, and a sprig or rosemary - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Head table at winter wedding reception in the Southside of Pittsburgh J. Verno Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Calligraphy Mr. and Mrs. on wood signs over the back of gold chiarvari chairs with blue uplighting at J. Verno Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Wedding cake under chandeliers at reception at J. Verno Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Simple white wedding cake with blush pink and purple accent flowers from Oakmont Bakery - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Wedding guests during cocktail hour at J. Verno Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Wedding guests during cocktail hour at a winter wedding in Pittsburgh - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Wedding guests during cocktail hour at winter wedding in Southside - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Appetizers at cocktail hour at J. Vern Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Signature cocktail during reception at J. Verno Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Bride and groom enter into their wedding reception holding hands in a black and white photo - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Bride and Groom sharing their first dance under the chandeliers at J. Verno Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Bride and Groom during their first dance as husband and wife during reception - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Bride and groom dancing under chandeliers at wedding reception - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Bride and Groom cutting their white three tiered cake during their wedding reception at J. Verno Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Bride and Groom cutting their wedding cake at their reception - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Cake cutting during reception at J. Verno Studios in Pittburgh - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Bride and Groom sharing a dance at J. Verno Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Guests on the dance floor at wedding reception - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Wedding Reception photos and dancing at J. Verno Studios in the Southside of Pittsburgh - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Bride and groom dancing at their wedding reception at J. Verno Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding
Bride and groom sharing their first dance at their wedding reception at J. Verno Studios - J Verno Studios Winter Wedding

J VERNO STUDIOS WINTER WEDDING

Carly and Jeff's J Verno Studios winter wedding celebration was a stunning event! I loved getting to know Carly and Jeff during their engagement session at one of my favorite locations, the Walled Garden at Mellon Park. Carly and Jeff's chemistry is undeniable, and they could not be more perfect for each other! Jeff is the jokester who is laid back, and Carly is a rockstar mom who definitely runs the show! They compliment each other and their wedding day was nothing short of spectacular!

Even though you plan your wedding down to the minute, something inevitable will happen to throw a wrench in your perfectly made plan. That is why I always tell my brides to cushion their timelines so that you are prepared for the unexpected! On their wedding day, Jeff and his boys ended up taking the shuttle that was meant for Carly and her girls all the way out to their ceremony in Wexford! So the girls, after waiting for the shuttle to arrive - not realizing it already left with the guys - decided to take matters into their own hands. All of them piled into their cars and drove themselves to the ceremony!!

Although it was a minor mishap, we all made it to the church with only 5 minutes to spare! Carly and Jeff still laugh about it to this day, and thankfully everything else went off without a hitch! Thank you again to Carly and Jeff for trusting in me to capture their special day!! 

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

VENDORS

Venue: J Verno Studios

Planning: Devoted to You

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Calligraphy: Judith Browne Calligraphy

Linens: Mosaic

Bride's Dress: Sottero & Midgley from The Exquisite Bride

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Hair & Makeup: Beauty Justified by Justine Lynn

Groom's Suit: Tommy Hilfiger 

Florals: Hearts and Flowers

DJ: DJ Nugget

Catering: Sausalido

Cake: Oakmont Bakery - Cookies: Nancy B's

 

1920's Inspired Wedding at the Grand Concourse Station SquareJeni + PaulPittsburgh, PA

Rue de Siene 1920's inspired wedding dress at the Omni William Penn Hotel - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Rue de Siene 1920's inspired wedding gown at the Omni William Penn - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride's bouquet from Blumengarten of blush pink, white, and green at the Omni William Penn - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Invitation suite from minted styled with bridal jewelry and rings - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Engagement ring and wedding bands styled on grey ring dish - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Kate Spade shoes at the Omni William Penn hotel - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Portrait of Bride getting ready at the Omni William Penn Hotel - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride getting into her Rue de Siene wedding dress at the Omni William Penn Hotel - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride getting into her Rue de Siene wedding dress at the Omni William Penn hotel black and white photo - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride getting ready at the Omni William Penn in Rue de Siene Wedding Dress -1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride getting ready and putting earrings on at the Omni William Penn - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Groom buttoning up his suit jacket - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Groom getting boutonnière pinned on by mother at St. Anselm Catholic Church - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Groom portraits outside the St. Anselm Catholic Church - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Groom seeing the bride walk down the aisle for the first time in black and white photo - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride being walked down the aisle by Arthur Thomas, man who has her father's donated heart - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride walking down the aisle in black and white at St. Anselm Catholic Church - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Arthur Thomas walks bride Jeni Stepien down the aisle - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Jeni Stepien is given away by Arthur Thomas, the man who received her father's donated heart - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride and groom at the alter during their wedding ceremony at St. Anselm Catholic Church - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride and groom exchange rings at their wedding ceremony - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride and Groom first kiss at ceremony - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bridesmaids in Adrianna Papell with the bride outside the Grand Concourse in Station Square -1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride with flower girl and bridesmaid in Adrianna Papell - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Groom with groomsmen outside the Grand Concourse - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride and Groom photos outside the Grand Concourse in Station Square - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bridal portraits of Jeni Stepien outside the Grand Concourse Wedding Reception - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Jeni Stepien and Paul Maener portraits outside the Grand Concourse - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Photo of the bride and groom kissing outside the Grand Concourse at Station Square - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride's bouquet from Blumengarten 1920's themed wedding reception at the Grand Concourse Station Square - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Photo of Bride Jeni Stepien outside the Grand Concourse - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Photo of the bride and groom standing on Smithfield Street Bridge - 11920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bridal and groom portraits on Smithfield Street Bridge in Pittsburgh - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bridal portraits on Smithfield Street Bridge - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Black and white photograph of the bride and groom on Smithfield Street Bridge overlooking Pittsburgh city skyline - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Grand Concourse Station Square 1920's themed wedding reception - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Grand Concourse Station Square Wedding Reception - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Grand Concourse Wedding Reception Station Square - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Simple place setting 1920's themed wedding reception at the Grand Concourse Station Square - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Wedding decorations and escort cards at Grand Concourse reception - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Core donation box at Jeni Stepien and Paul Maener's wedding reception - 11920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Simple white wedding cake from Gluuteny Bakery - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
The Bride and Groom's grand entrance into their wedding reception - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride and Groom sharing their first dance at the Grand Concourse during their wedding reception - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride and Groom share their first dance during their wedding reception at the Grand Concourse Station Square Black and white photo - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride dancing with her mother at Grand Concourse wedding reception - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Groom dancing with his mother at Grand Concourse Wedding reception - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
BJeni Stepien the bride dancing with Arthur Thomas at Grand Concourse Wedding Reception- 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Guests at Grand Concourse Wedding Reception dancing - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Guests dancing at Grand Concourse Wedding Reception - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride dancing at Grand Concourse Reception with white heart sunglasses on - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse
Bride and Groom during their exit at the Grand Concourse in Station Square - 1920's inspired wedding Grand Concourse

1920's INSPIRED WEDDING GRAND CONCOURSE

Where to even begin, this classically styled 1920's inspired wedding at the Grand Concourse was amazing on so many levels. Jeni and Paul are the sweetest most genuine couple and their love is so inspiring and truly infectious. When I first spoke to Jeni over the phone about her upcoming wedding, I just knew this day was going to be so wonderful and filled with love, but I had no idea that their special day would be seen and celebrated throughout the world. Jeni's story to the altar and how Arthur Thomas, the man who received Jeni's father's donated heart, walked her down the aisle, was covered by the news - including The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC, ABC and many more. The attention that this wedding received was truly amazing, but the most important part of that entire day was that for Jeni and Paul it was the happiest day of their lives! You can read more about how Jeni and Paul met and their love story, over on Burgh Brides! Jeni and Paul, I cannot thank you enough for choosing me to capture such an incredible part of your journey together! It has been a whirlwind, and I am so honored to have worked with you both! 

I am currently booking weddings for the 2018 season, so contact me today to find out more information about my packages and services! I look forward to hearing from you! 

 

Venue & Catering: Grand Concourse at Station Square

Dress: Rue de Siene from the Lovely Bride 

Shoes: Kate Spade

Stationery: Minted

Bridesmaids Dresses: Adrianna Papell 

Cake: Gluuteny Bakery

Ceremony Location: St. Anselm Catholic Church

DJ: DJ Garry of Easy DJ Productions

Flowers: Blumengarten

Getting Ready Location: Omni William Penn 

Hair: Simply Captivating Styling 

Makeup: The Pittsburgh Stylist

Menswear: Brooks Brothers 

 

FEATURED:

Pittsburgh Fine Art Wedding Portrait and Lifestyle Photography, Lauren Renee Designs

Bridal Boudoir PhotographySheenaPittsburgh, PA

Engagement ring diamond halo bridal boudoir photography
Bride laying on gray couch during indoor fine art boudoir session
Boudoir photography in studio on gray lounge and bride in black body suit
Bride laying on gray couch with feet against the wall in pose with black body suit
Artistic image of bride laying on couch using natural light
Detail photograph of bride in her black body suit laying on lounge chair
In studio bridal boudoir photography
Close up black and white detail photograph of engagement ring
Fine art black and white bridal boudoir image
Bridal boudoir photography with black body suit
Photograph of bride posing to show her hair style during boudoir session
Black and white image of bride wearing a black robe near a window
Black and white image of bridal boudoir photo using window light
Side view of bride during boudoir session using window light in black and white
Bridal boudoir in studio using sheer fabric to cover her naked body
Boudoir photos of brides for their future husbands
Fine art bridal boudoir in studio with model covered in white sheer fabric and laughing
Boudoir image of hair during session
Bridal boudoir using a sheer white fabric draped over model as she looks into the camera

FINE ART BRIDAL BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY

Bridal boudoir photography is not only a great gift for your future spouse, but it is also an amazing gift to yourself!! Using my photography, I try to capture and celebrate the art of being a woman. Truly feeling beautiful in your own skin throughout all the seasons of life. Sheena came to me as a bride-to-be, wanting to surprise her hubby on their wedding day with a beautiful keepsake album of boudoir images. Sheena looked absolutely stunning and totally rocked her session. We worked with the perfect poses to accentuate her curves and beautiful figure, showing off all her assets including her stunning eyes, and gorgeous hair!  

You don't only need to be a bride to step into my studio. I have worked with single ladies, expecting mothers, and moms of three!  Contact me today to schedule your boudoir session! Let me show you the goddess that you really are. 

Hair & Makeup: Beauty Justified by Justine

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