2016 in review

This year couldn’t possibly start any better.  On January 21, we welcomed our 2nd son Max Christopher.000 001

I took 3 months of maturity break and started shooting in Spring.002

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2016 was a first year when I had a limit on # of weddings I take a month (to survive with 2 under 2 😉 ).  From April- November I had 3 weddings in a row with 1 weekend break.  Busy, crazy, but absolutely wonderful season! 017 018 019 020 021 022 023 024 025 026 027 028 029 030 031 032 033 034 035 036 037 038 039 040 041 042 043 044

I always loved rustic styled weddings. I get excited every time I shoot in barns in a middle of nowhere.  I was lucky enough to shoot in Armstrong Farms, Rustic Acres, the Gathering Place and The Hayloft this year for the first time and I honestly felt like the entire wedding day is not enough to capture the beauty of those farms.   045 046 047 048 049 050 051 052 053 054 055 056 057 058 059 060 061 062 063 064 065

In addition to that, this year I had a love affair with downtown.  Even though I loved shooting in the city before, I felt like this year it was on a different level for me. 066 067 068 069 070 071 072 073 074 075

The year was full of beautiful details 076 077 078 079 080 081 082 083 084 085 086 087 088 089 090 091 092 093 094 095 096 097 098 099 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119

Stunning ceremonies 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139

Raw emotions and touching moments
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Those who follow my work through the years know that bridal portraits is the major aspect in my photography, but you might noticed that this year I started paying a lot of attention to grooms’ as well!  168

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2016 and it’s crazy parties! 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233

I truly had incredible couples this year and most of them I knew from my previous weddings or 2015 engagement sessions. 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247

Some pictures became very popular this year.  Special thanks to Pittsburgh magazine for featuring this wonderful couple on the cover of Pittsburgh Wedding magazine.
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Thanks to Kelsey’s amazing voice and performance, this picture went viral (along with the video) in social media and local news.
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This year I tried to catch either sunset or night shot whenever I had an opportunity and I am planning on doing the same for 2017.  250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267

I finished the year with November/December sessions 268 269 270 271 272 273 (2) 273 274 275

It was a wonderful year for me personally and professionally.  Thanks so much to all my amazing couples, hair and make-up artist, wedding coordinators and to everyone who helped me to make this year truly unforgettable!  Cheers to 2017!