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Lesley and Trey chose my favorite time of year for their wedding. It is my favorite time of year because it is the same weekend that I was married to my husband! What a great way to spend your time in the middle of September.

Trey couldn’t have done a more thorough job of “recruiting” Lesley for their relationship. They met when Trey was on a professional recruiting trip and Lesley was one of the candidates. She got the job, and later they started dating. They were married at the beautiful St. Vincent Basilica in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. They celebrated their reception with wonderful entertainment by Round Midnight.

Many thanks to The Event Group for all of their planning and hard work to make the event flawless. And to Nicki for here assistance and images.

Congratulations Lesley and Trey!

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Jesideh and Keon contacted me last winter about photographing their wedding at Armstrong Farms’ Fieldstone Barn. I was surprised to learn that they had no connection to Western Pennsylvania, but were looking for a nice getaway from New Jersey/New York for themselves and their guests. Luckily (for me), they chose me to be their wedding photographer.

Their wedding day was full of joy! They requested that their guests refrain from using phones and cameras during the ceremony so they could fully enjoy the emotions of the event. It was lovely to see the bridal procession with smiling faces on either side of Jesideh! Even more joy came from Jesideh and Keon’s independently written, but amazingly parallel wedding vows. It was fun to see a couple celebrate so openly, candidly together for so long, celebrating at every moment.

I’m so honored to share these photos today. Many thanks to Nicki for her photographs, support, and general awesomeness.

Congratulations, Jesideh and Keon!

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I’ve written many times about how honored I am when I am hired to be the wedding photographer for someone who works in the wedding industry. I’ve written separately about the joy I feel when a sibling of a past client chooses me to be the photographer as well. So when I was hired to photograph Susan and Jim, I felt doubly humbled. I photographed Jim’s sister’s wedding a few years ago, AND I work with Jim often since he is a member of Jason Kendall Productions. I sincerely enjoyed my time working with both of them on planning their wedding, especially since Jim is a wedding scheduling expert.

Susan and Jim chose Hyatt House Pittsburgh – South Side as their one-stop wedding venue. They had their First Look on the Greater Allegheny Passage Trail directly behind the hotel, followed by some bridal and family portraits in perfect August sun. They were married in front of their family and friends on the outdoor patio, and celebrated their reception under the tent.

Since Jim’s band, Jason Kendall Productions, was performing at the reception, there were many great surprises! We enjoyed a special performance by Susan’s dad on guitar, Jim playing guitar at his own wedding, an acoustic version of “At Last” during a short power outage, and a solo performance of “Thunder Road” as the last song. I loved how the guests interacted with the band during the performance. It is rare that family and friends get to see what we do as wedding professionals. What a joy!

I was working with another favorite wedding professional on that day too. Many thanks to Nicki for her wonderful assistance and photographs.

Congratulations, Susan and Jim!!!
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  • ChristinaSeptember 9, 2016 - 14:36

    Fantastic, as always, Randi. These really capture the joy (and fun!) of the day.

It is easy for me to write about Dana and DJ’s wedding. I had the best time getting to know them over the last year. We had a great relationship since Nicki and I photographed weddings for each of Dana’s two sisters, Sara and Casey, over the last few years. We had a mutual respect for each other and appreciation for great photography during the busy wedding day schedule.

Dana and DJ were married at St John Capistran Catholic Church in Pittsburgh. After the ceremony, we all traveled to the shaded tunnel under the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for some bridal portraits. I appreciated the shaded area to beat the heat, and it seemed as though the lights were tinted pink just to match the bridesmaids dresses. Everyone had a great time at the reception at  The Westin Convention Center with lots and lots of dancing and celebrating.

Many thanks to Nicki for her help in photographing this wonderful family on three different, very important days.

Congratulations, Dana and DJ!!!

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  • Casey R.August 22, 2016 - 13:04

    Randi– these are great per the usual!

  • MeganAugust 23, 2016 - 16:00

    Beautiful pictures, wedding and a wonderful couple!

  • diane j fowlerAugust 24, 2016 - 13:39

    GREAT PHOTOS . SO AWESOME . WISH I WAS THERE .

  • Diane FowlerAugust 24, 2016 - 13:42

    LOVE THE PHOTOS BEAUTIFUL AWESOME

  • TamaAugust 25, 2016 - 08:37

    Looks like you had a wonderful wedding. Dj you look so handsome and Dana you looked so beautiful. Enjoy every minute of everyday together. Dj remember happy wife, happy life! Congratulations to the both of you.

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