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The Styled Engagement Session First things first: Do I need an engagement session? Sometimes I have couples ask me if they really “need” an engagement session. The answer you’re going to hear from me – of course! – is a big fat YES! Taking engagement photos taken together serves so many different wonderful purposes! First, […]

The Styled Engagement Session: Taking Your Engagement Session To the Next Level

August 15, 2019

Hartwood Acres Manor Engagement Session Nellie + Sterling It was such an amazing night for this Hartwood Acres Manor engagement session with Nellie and Sterling. We could not have asked for better weather! And of course, Hartwood Acres Manor was just stunning. It is a wonderful estate with a historical mansion and perfectly manicured lawns […]

Hartwood Acres Manor Engagement Session | Nellie + Sterling

August 13, 2019

Danielle’s Favorite Pittsburgh Wedding Vendors: Pittsburgh Wedding DJ Joseph Costa In the past few months alone, I have worked with this awesome DJ for more than 3 events! I love his vibe, I love the way he gets the crowds moving, and of course – I love his MUSIC! My brides have all loved him, […]

Danielle’s Favorite Pittsburgh Wedding Vendors: DJ Joseph Costa

August 8, 2019

Pittsburgh Family Photographer The MacEachern Family Even though I specialize in weddings, I do love when I get the chance to photograph families, too! Especially when it’s for a good cause. This session with the MacEachern Family was actually one that I donated for a fundraiser! As heartbreaking as it is to say, we were […]

Pittsburgh Family Photographer | MacEachern Family

August 6, 2019

For Photographers: A Second-Shooter Checklist Last week I chatted to my brides about how important it is for me to have a second shooter at every wedding. They provide essential help and support to my clients and myself. Second shooting is NOT just for beginner photographers! Though, of course, that is a great way to […]

For Photographers: A Second Shooter Checklist

August 1, 2019

    Pinehall at Eisler Farms Wedding Kristina & Jordan Their Love Story Do you remember Kristina and Jordan’s early fall engagement session? It seemed they just could not get any more gorgeous, am I right?! Well after witnessing their Pinehall at Eisler Farms Wedding a few weeks ago, I guess I was wrong. Because […]

Pinehall at Eisler Farms Wedding | Kristina & Jordan

July 30, 2019

Do I Need a Second Shooter? Why ALL my wedding packages include a second photographer Did you know that every single one of my wedding packages includes a second shooter? Sometimes brides wonder if the extra cost of having a second photographer is worth it. Or maybe you wonder why one photographer isn’t “enough.” So, […]

Do I Need a Second Shooter?

July 25, 2019

For Photographers: What to Do Before Shooting an Engagement Session We’re switching gears a little today! Lately the blog has been directed at my brides, but this blog post I’ll be chatting to my fellow photographers! We’re sticking with the Engagement Session theme and discussing a few things PHOTOGRAPHERS can do to best prepare before […]

For Photographers: What to Do Before Shooting an Engagement Session

July 18, 2019

Boyce Park Engagement Session Alexis & Tommy It had been awhile since I last visited Boyce, but it was so great to meet Alexis and Tommy there for their Boyce Park Engagement Session. Their field full of Black Eyed Susans was the absolute perfect backdrop to these photos! The sky gave us the most clear, […]

Alexis & Tommy | Boyce Park Engagement Session

July 17, 2019

Top 6 Things to Do Before Your Engagement Session 1. Consider getting your hair and make up done. It doesn’t have to be a full-on updo and the exact look you want on your wedding day. But it will be a good indicator to you of how your make up will photograph. It is also […]

For Brides: Top 6 Things To Do Before Your Engagement Session

July 11, 2019

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