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


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He took the microphone, picked up his glass, and quietly uttered, “This is the happiest day of my life!” before he handed the mic back to the band.

Phil and Barb were so excited to be married, and having found that joy, they could do little more than laugh and smile at each other.

I met up with Phil, his brother, and parents at Phils house, got to know them a bit before heading outside to grab some quick portraits.The ceremony was at Northway Christian Community Worship Cafe in Wexford, so I headed over to meet up with Barb and the girls. After a beautiful ceremony and the family portraits, we headed to the West End Overlook, and then to the reception at The LeMont on Mount Washington.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your day.

Enjoy the story.


Cory and Daniela had a wonderful wedding on a beautiful September day in Pittsburgh. They are such a cool couple, and they pulled off a great wedding just weeks after Cory opened the new Dante Salon in Shadyside! Congratulations on your wedding and your opening! Check out Dante Salon if you need a cut or color. Alisa Garin was along for the day to help me out. Check out her work.

Here are some of my favorite moments from the day.


Jamie and Ryan were married over Memorial Day Weekend, and what a beautiful weekend it was.

Between the wonderful yet hot weather, and a beautiful ceremony, and fun reception, the day was great.

Enjoy the story of their day.

Jamie and the girls before the ceremony

The ceremony was full of Joy

I love this image of the kids coming down the isle. The looks on their faces, and those of the guests just makes me smile.

After the ceremony we headed to a small park for some portraits of the groups. It was SO HOT outside, so later as the night cooled down, I took Jamie and Ryan out for a few more portraits.

Jamie looks beautiful here!

One of the groomsmen was a chiropractor, so before the wedding party walked into the reception he offered a quick adjustment to who ever would like one.

Jamie and Ryan had a great first dance, but the best one had to be at the end of the night when they danced to some hip hop together.

By this time the weather was so much cooler (85 vs 95) or so we imagined

After our quick (less than 5 minutes) portrait session, i was grabbing my gear and saw Jamie and Ryan both wiping tears from their eyes, its that love and emotion that makes me love shooting weddings.

I hope you enjoyed the photos, Keep an eye out for more upcoming weddings.

Jamie, Ryan, thanks for having me as a part of your day.

I wish you both the best together.


I met Kay as her wedding date neared. After hearing her story, and the story of how she and Jack met way back in high-school, I had to be a part of their special day. The best part was the fact that Kay really wanted documentary coverage, and to tell the story of life, love, and adventure in their lives.

The reception took place at the beautiful Southpointe Golf Club in Cannonsburg.

This is only a small selection of my favorite photos, but I think that it represents Kay and Jack together, completely.

Kays mom works on getting the dress just right.

Kay and her daughters/bridesmaids before the ceremony.

Kay and the flower girls.

Jack and his brothers/groomsmen and his nephew/ring bear

Kays dad was in the hospital recently, but made it to his daughters wedding. Here he waits halfway down the isle to finish walking Kay to Jack to be given away.

The moment after Kay and Jack met at the alter.

After the wedding we shot some quick portraits before heading into the reception.

Kay, Jack, thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding day. It was a pleasure to meet your family, and to get to know both of you. I hope you enjoy the photos, and will let you know as soon as the rest are up on Pictage to proof.