Pittsburgh Non Profit Photography|Starzl Foundation|Pittsburgh Steelers

A few weeks ago I was asked to participate in the Annual Pittsburgh Steelers Fashion Show at Heinz Field. This was my second year working with the Steelers for this great event which helped to benefit the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute. As I begin to make the transition into working more and more with non-profits and NGO’s I am excited to be able to work with our local group of amazing projects here in Pittsburgh.

Reebok and American Eagle were the official outfitters for the fashion show, and everyone looked great on the runway. It was also great to  have Julie from Pittsburgh Makeup on hand helping to get the girls ready for the show.

The three dresses were designed and made by Mrs. Tomlin, specifically with Heinz Field weddings in mind. They drew lots of cheers from the single ladies spread around the room.

Shooting for you- Slowing down to be better for your clients.

I cant wait for winter to come! My goggles, ski pants, boots, and snowboard, are all ready for the white stuff to come. Im so excited to get out on the slopes and start shooting some winter lifestyle, be it families playing and having fun, or kids throwing cork 9′s off of a big table top, its a new beginning, a chance to shoot what I love; a chance to take a nap, and wake up fully refreshed, with new ideas, and start rocking a new year of weddings.

I’ll also be shooting a little bit of fashion, and glamor, just to mix it up a bit. It helps me to come up with new ideas for brides and grooms, and try and keep it fresh, and fun.

I love this photo from back in September. I was out shooting a wedding downtown, and as we were walking back to the limo, I saw this guy walking up the street and I turned and grabbed this photo. I took three images, and this was my favorite.

Dont be afraid to take time to shoot for you. I was talking to a group of photographers recently, and they, like me were burned out. Because they were burned out they were unhappy, and very stressed out. Sometimes its better to just take a day to yourself, go out and shoot something that you want. If you aren’t a photographer, go do something that you love, just for you. After a day of R & R, you will come back more refreshed than you ever could have imagined a single day could do.

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Nikkie

Nikkie contacted me a while back about shooting some lifestyle photos! So after going back and forth for a while, we finally nailed down a date and went out for some fun.

Nikkie is vivacious, funny, and a great person. It also turns out that she is the event coordinator for Heinz Field and does all the club level events during the Steelers games, and from everything that I’ve heard and seen, does an awesome job.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

I love her laughter!

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I think this B&W is super sexy! Its that modern look of the glasses with the classic feel of the scarf.

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Simple beauty.

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I love this green dress against the green door.

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And against the rusty steps.

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I love the fashion feel of these next two!

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This reminds me of a Barbie in some weird kinda way

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I love this photo. Its definitely one of my favorites from the day.

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“They call her bubbles!” (Thanks Nikki, I totally watched Zach and Miri when I got home)

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