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Gretchen and I met nine years ago when she was working at my favorite Pittsburgh wedding venue, The Heinz History Center. Though she wasn’t dating anyone at that time, she told me that I would be her wedding photographer. She made a point to repeat herself over the years, and while sometimes the stars don’t align for such a promise, they have this time and I’m delighted.

Gretchen and Andrew met while working as actors. This photo shoot was wonderful. I don’t want to say it was wonderful because they were actors, but because they were so genuinely happy and gracious. They’re probably great actors too! I’m so excited to photograph their wedding this fall.

Congratulations, Gretchen and Andrew!

Emily and Carson freely admitted that they practiced their expressions and actions for their wedding ShotBox. It was time well spent because their light saber battles are stunning (haha). While their guests didn’t have time to practice before the wedding, they were really entertained by the props they chose.

Congratualtions again, Emily and Carson!

Emily and Carson showcased a lot of personality and emotion on their wedding day. First, they shared a very emotional First Look in Pittsburgh’s North Side. Emily was so excited that I barely got into position to catch a photograph of her approach to meet Carson.

Next we traveled to the Mattress Factory for their wedding ceremony and reception. After a group-wide high-five, and surrounded by their closest family and friends, Emily and Carson walked together down the aisle to their self-uniting ceremony. Tears continued through a read of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Same-Sex Marriage, a poem written by their future sister-in-law, and Emily and Carson’s unique written marriage vows.

It was such a singular and wonderful event that highlighted their personalities and commitment to each other. The event staff was great too, with food by Black Radish Kitchen, entertainment by DJ Arie Cole, and photography help from Nicki. I’m thrilled to have been a part of this event!

Congratulations, Emily and Carson!

  • EmilyNovember 13, 2017 - 11:35

    Randi, you and Nicki were so amazing and I’m so grateful you were a part of our wedding day! From the moment we first met with you Carson and I felt confident that you should be our photographer. Every step of the way you’ve been professional and reassuring and kind and organized (the reassuring and organized parts were particularly good for my nerves!), and you were also funny and personable and I felt that you fit in really well with the wedding party and our families and guests. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! These photos are amazing and I can’t wait to see the rest of them! xoxo

When I met Taresa and Nick for the first time, they said that taking their wedding portraits at Point State Park was very important to them. They wanted to include the site of their proposal and the wonderful view of the city of Pittsburgh. As their wedding day approached, the rainy windy weather had upset their plans.

It can feel like a bit of a loss to see your photography plans being doomed by the weather forecast. When we made our final plans for the wedding portraits, we decided to go to the David L Lawrence Convention Center since it is fully protected from the rain and wind. My favorite part of this story is when Taresa and Nick said they didn’t care about the weather or the portrait location at all. They said “there are so many other parts of our wedding day that have nothing to do with the weather. We are so excited to see all of the photos of our events with our family and friends.” I breathed a sigh of relief to know that they were planning to have a great day and this was a great sign for their marriage together.

Their wedding reception was held at the Pittsburgh Field Club where we took a few more portraits on the porch before joining the guests to celebrate. Everyone enjoyed dinner, a great dance party, and a late night sparkler sendoff.

Congratulations, Taresa and Nick!

Natalie and Mike have the same group of friends, sort of. Mike’s high school friends became Natalie’s college friends, but the two of them didn’t meet until they both attended one of their mutual friend’s weddings years later. At the time, Natalie was living in New York City and Mike was living in Ohio. Mike would travel to New York City for business and see Natalie during his visits. Except, Mike’s job never required him to travel to New York City, he just went to meet her! Perhaps Natalie only knows this, because here are their wedding photos. Haha!

Natalie and Mike were married at St. Joseph’s Parish in O’Hara Township. After a brief portrait session in the woods, they celebrated their marriage at the Pittsburgh Field Club. DJ Andy Booth welcomed guests and incorporated Natalie and Mike’s unique and wonderful music to the party.

Many thanks to Nicki for her photographs, assistance, and company.

Congratulations, Natalie and Mike!

  • Christina MontemurroOctober 13, 2017 - 11:54

    These are all beautiful! I love all the happy smiles and all those perfectly lit portraits.

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