Sunshine, birds, the sounds and feelings of warmer weather woke me up as I lay in my adorable quirky Air BnB.  I was in Pittsboro, North Carolina and it was the morning of the How We Gather Shootout.  I spent the day before driving from Pennsylvania, about 9 hours.  I was exhausted by the time […]

Education, For Photographers, Wedding

March 19, 2019

The How We Gather Shootout | North Carolina Wedding Workshop


The autumn is supposed to be crisp, cloudy, and beautiful.  Not dreary and cold.  However, I have found that the dreary PA weather in the fall can make for some beautiful moments.  I met with Mike and Ash at their college campus, Clarion University.  They brought along their fur baby Stanley, and he was so […]

Engagement, Wedding

March 6, 2019

A Clarion University Engagement | Mike & Ash


They stood on the dance floor as the DJ explained there was one more dedication.  It was form Austin to his brand new bride.  A hush fell over the room as he read words chosen carefully, and my eyes went right to Danielle’s face.  Tears fell as she looked up into his eyes and he […]

Engagement, Sessions, Wedding

February 20, 2019

Mr. & Mrs. Foster | A Pink & Navy Winter Wedding


A few weeks ago I shared an amazing blog post about the importance of hiring a calligrapher for your invitation suite. I loved the feedback I got from that post, even with some of my own brides! Kelly and Buck work so hard (as well as other calligraphers and letterers do!) to really give the […]

Education, Engagement, Wedding

February 19, 2019

Details Matter | DIY Calligraphy


All Jessica knew she wanted was snow.  That’s all she asked for when we booked the engagement session.  Now, I stupidly thought of course there would be snow in December.  It’s Northwest Pa we’re talking about.  I woke up that Saturday morning, looked out the window and nothing.  Not one single flake in the sky.  […]

Engagement, Sessions, Wedding

January 30, 2019

A Goodell Gardens Winter Engagement Session | Jeremy & Jessica


The cold snowflakes fell on Kaitlin’s hair as he tucked it behind her ear. It was cold in Erie Pa, but it made for the most magical looking engagement photos! Niko and Kaitlin, clad in their formal best were excited and making jokes the entire session. IT was like they weren’t even aware that we […]

Engagement, Sessions, Wedding

January 23, 2019

A Snowy Engagement Session on Presque Isle | Niko & Kaitlin


The Wedding Invitation. It’s usually the first thing people see that sets the tone for your wedding.  As you’re planning, it takes up time and thought.  There are so many directions you can go, things you can do.  And yes it adds up.  I won’t sugarcoat that.   Invitations are expensive and often the thing that […]

Education, For Photographers, Wedding

January 21, 2019

Details Matter | The Wedding Invitation Suite


The bride to be was so calm, laughing with her girls and hanging out.  She had so much time built into her morning that she could really enjoy it.  I loved that.  The sun shone through the sliding glass doors, illuminating the room filled with hustle and bustle.  The hues of purple from the bridesmaids […]

Sessions, Uncategorized, Wedding

January 16, 2019

Mr. & Mrs. Uhlig | A Sunny Edinboro Pennsylvania Winter Wedding


He stood there just outside the elevator, waiting to hear the ding of the doors opening.  He was nervous, but so ready to see his almost wife.  The waiting and emotions got the best of him as a tear streamed down his face.  The elevator doors opened and you could hear a pin drop.  All […]

For Photographers, Sessions, Uncategorized, Wedding

January 8, 2019

Mr. & Mrs. Stephenson | A New Year’s Eve Wedding In Pittsburgh Pennsylvania


“It’s Christmas themed without being too Christmasy” – words that I read while looking at the inspiration board of a beautifully detailed Nutcracker-esque wedding. I was so excited to travel to Pittsburgh for the Fine Art Wedding Workshop. As an educator myself, sometimes I find myself wanting to just have a little fun.  Not have […]

Education, For Photographers, Styled Shoots, Wedding

November 14, 2018

The Fine Art Wedding Workshop | A Nutcracker Wedding Styled Shoot in Pittsburgh