Alissa and Mike’s Engagement Session on Pittsburgh’s North Shore

This post is brought to you by the letter M. Alissa and Mike sat next to each other during high school homeroom, both having last names that begin with the letter M. Thankfully, after years of casually saying “hello” to her in the mornings, Mike decided to talk to Alissa. Like all engagement stories that I write, this one has a happy ending because now they’re planning their wedding coming up in June of 2012.

I was very excited for this shoot. Mike’s family and my family are long time friends and I see him regularly around town and when we play flag football. Alissa and Mike were also attendants in Jess and Jason’s wedding, so I feel that I already know them very well. I met them for their engagement shoot at Pittsburgh’s North Shore near PNC Park and Heinz Field. Here are some of my favorite images from their shoot.

It’s impossible not to have a good time when you’re spending the evening with Alissa and Mike.

I don’t know if I have a favorite image from this shoot, but this one is in the running.

Thanks to Lily who cam out to assist me on the shoot!

Congratulations, Alissa and Mike!!!

I’ll see you this fall at Turkey Bowl.

I'm Randi Voss, a professional wedding and portrait photographer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I specialize in photographing fun, happy weddings working throughout the wedding day as both a photojournalist and a portraiture artist. Have a look around my blog to see what I've been doing lately, both personally, and professionally, and get to know me better. View the Galleries to see some of my favorite photos. Leave a comment to let me know your thoughts. Sincerely, Randi


  • Kristin

    Amazing! Beautiful! Love it! We are long time friends dating back how many years now?!? 🙂 You did a great job as always and I am looking forward to seeing YOU at their wedding!!!

  • Rich Dembski

    What ,no football.Great photo’s.I like the one on the limestone arch,and the lilac where they both look like they a blooming from the flowers.

  • Alissa

    I absolutely LOVE these pictures!! I had such a good time while we were there! I can’t wait to see the rest!! Thank you so much!!

  • Diane Virostek

    Randi, These pictures are so beautiful! You have captured them to a tee. I can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures and what you will do for their wedding. Thank you for making this time in their lives very special.

  • Shannon Evan

    Randi, these are beautiful pictures of Alissa and Mike! You did such an amazing job! The pictures really show much they love each other!

  • Bea Virostek

    What great pictures!!! This was a perfect spot for the two of you. Seeing this, the wedding pictures should be fantastic.

  • Lily carter

    Loved helping you out! The last shot is one of my favorite and of course I’m partial to the wide angle of them standing on the monument 🙂 such an awesome couple!

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