In the itinerary driven timeline of a wedding day, the moments that aren’t on the schedule are sometimes the most honest. Here is a snap of Susan looking stunning just casually sitting in a car. Big shout out to Carl from Oakmont for driving us around in a snazzy BMW because there was a chill in the air. I don’t think I’ve felt more boujee while shooting portraits in the cold.
Tommy Boy has been a friend of mine since high school. That friendship has held its course despite the fact that he is a fan of the Patriots (please put him on blast). Love this guy and so happy he found a gal that shares similar interests and drives in life. Also happy she has her head on straight and is a Steelers fan. See yinz at the tailgate 😘
One of the best surprises of a wedding day is when emotion sneaks up on me during moments I would not expect. Right after the vows were spoken and binds were made Bri & Alex hugged their bridal party and family. I noticed Alex hung on for a bit longer than you would expect. It wasn’t awkward. It was meaningful. It was tangible in that moment just how important this moment was and how much he appreciated these people supporting what just happened. I teared up. Couldn’t help it. When that much emotion can be displayed with such a simple gesture how can you not. Now I could have posted a photo of Alex hugging his peeps but c’mon...This sunset is too epic.
Pro Tip: If you can get out for just 15 minutes at sunset for portraits do it. Rach and Ted were having a blast at their reception and I basically forced them to come out with me (Thanks Rach & Ted for going along) This photo and the ones posted in my story were all taken in 10 minutes. Take the time. It is always worth it.
Waking up at 4:45am really isn’t my jam. Is it really anyone’s jam though? Maybe marathon runners? Bakers? Baristas? DM me if you have the answers. That being said I will always wake up before the sun for something amazing. If you have a unique idea for an engagement session throw it at me. Alysia & Rob are water people. They are good people. They have a fancy speedboat but instead of using that they elected to take Rob’s Grandfathers 1968 duck boat out for this shoot. Family means something to them and that means something to me. We cruised across the lake as the fog lifted and the sun peaked out. The view was spectacular and the company even better.