I love winter. I love being a photographer. This time between wedding season ending, and the next season beginning is a relaxing time for me. A time to reflect, plan, and execute the plans for the new year. While I love being based in Pittsburgh, I need time away from the city.

Growing up I spent nearly every day at 7 Springs (the local ski slopes). For a number of years I taught there. But for the years before and after, days were spent enjoying the brisk air, the board beneath my feet, and a few times per year, some fun floaty powder.

The past few years have been a bit more low key, and I am ok with that. My parents still live in the mountains, and my wife and I get a chance to go up there fairly often. This weekend was one of those chances.

We spoke to the church I grew up in, about India. Took a detour on the way back and headed up a snow covered logging road.

Relaxed and read. Played with our dog Willy, and ended with an evening out bowling.

I love these weekends.




The cold fades

flowers bloom.

Out of dormant winter

comes life renewed.

I just celebrated my 30th year on this earth. I am incredibly grateful for the past year and all that is has brought with it.

I married my best friend, moved into a new part of pittsburgh, built my first Farm Table, and visited India with said best friend.

I have filmed some great stories over the past year, been a part of incredible weddings and festivities, and I am so excited for what 2013 has in store for us.

I love being a photographer, and I cant wait to listen to, and watch, more stories unfold.

As a Pittsburgh wedding photographer, I love shooting in new locations. I like it even more when the location is special to the bride or groom.

Ben and Cecilia were married inside the beautiful Chapel at Antiochian Village in the Laurel Highland town of Ligonier.

Beautiful blue skies covered the mountains, and the beautiful gold leaves made for a beautiful backdrop during the portraits.

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My lovely wife Kelly also joined us that day to film the ceremony for family that could not make the trip into town. Enjoy

 

Ben and Cecilia’s Antiochian Village Wedding: Ligonier Pa from Dan Speicher on Vimeo.

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As some of you may know, I have recently opened an office up in beautiful Ligonier, Pa. I have done this for a number of reasons, but the most important is that I miss getting into the country, and being able to relax away from the city. I have also recently joined the Ligonier Chamber of Commerce, after seeing their amazing new Visit Ligonier website. So with that in mind, and to thank them for their hard work, as well as say thank you to everyone who has supported this effort, I am announcing new mini sessions, for the summer months. This is for seniors, families, friends, etc. and I look forward to working with you all.

Be sure to like us on Facebook and check out our new listing on this great visitors resource.

I grew up in the laurel highlands of Pennsylvania. Summers were spent riding horses, hiking, and generally enjoying the freedom that is the country.

Winters brought snow and skiing, and eventually gave way to spring. I’m in Ligonier today, working on networking with groups up here, and checking out a new AMAZING wedding venue known as Foxly Farms I can’t wait to shoot out here once it officially opens.

Here is a photo from the drive to my house. I love this moody B&W from the drive to my house.

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