I think I may love elopements more than I love weddings. 

Especially when the bride and groom give me 4 hours for portraits.
And especially when it's THIS bride and groom. 

I always feel honored when I am invited to photograph a wedding. I do my best to befriend my brides and grooms--as well as their families. For Seth, I already knew his family. I grew up with his sister and I've photographed his brother as a wedding guest for quite a few previous weddings already. I even photographed Seth's dad's surprise birthday party where I was deemed an honorary family member! Needless to say, with the majority of Krys's family from out of state, and with only 30 people in attendance of the ceremony, I felt it was all the more important to document as much of their wedding as I could to provide their families with an accurate representation of their day. This is where my strengths as a photojournalist really shined through. 

The couple had a simple but heartfelt rooftop ceremony at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. It was classy, modern, and glamorous. After the ceremony, the whole crew hopped in a limo with bottles of champagne for a tour of Pittsburgh. It was game on. Look out, yinzers!

From passing Ducky Tours downtown, to the West End Overlook, to the Duquesne Incline, to the Mellon Institute pillars in Oakland, to a tire graveyard in the Strip District (YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT), back to the hotel for a rooftop sunset dinner where my second shooter and I were lucky enough to be seated with the families, and finally, coming to a sweet finale on the gorgeous 6th Street Bridge. Oh, and perhaps 30 surprise elopements to friendly strangers.

It escalated. I participated. It was hilarious.

And I realize it takes a leap of faith to trust your wedding photographer when she asks you to climb on top of and inside tires full of old water and dead rats, but Krys was fearless and didn't bat an eye. She trusted me without having really met me. Cool locations aside, this was one of my favorite shoots to date. Krys and Seth (and Aiden!) are great people, but being able to share the day with their families made it even better. I couldn't have asked for a better day. Congratulations! 

I think I may love elopements more than I love weddings. 

Especially when the bride and groom give me 4 hours for portraits.
And especially when it's THIS bride and groom.

I always feel honored when I am invited to photograph a wedding. I do my best to befriend my brides and grooms--as well as their families. For Seth, I already knew his family. I grew up with his sister and I've photographed his brother as a wedding guest for quite a few previous weddings already. I even photographed Seth's dad's surprise birthday party where I was deemed an honorary family member! Needless to say, with the majority of Krys's family from out of state, and with only 30 people in attendance of the ceremony, I felt it was all the more important to document as much of their wedding as I could to provide their families with an accurate representation of their day. This is where my strengths as a photojournalist really shined through. 

The couple had a simple but heartfelt rooftop ceremony at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. It was classy, modern, and glamorous. After the ceremony, the whole crew hopped in a limo with bottles of champagne for a tour of Pittsburgh. It was game on. Look out, yinzers!

From passing Ducky Tours downtown, to the West End Overlook, to the Duquesne Incline, to the Mellon Institute pillars in Oakland, to a tire graveyard in the Strip District (YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT), back to the hotel for a rooftop sunset dinner where my second shooter and I were lucky enough to be seated with the families, and finally, coming to a sweet finale on the gorgeous 6th Street Bridge. Oh, and perhaps 30 surprise elopements to friendly strangers.

It escalated. I participated. It was hilarious.

Congratulations to the three of you! 

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