Nina, Zack & Rufio E-session

Engagement sessions hold a special place in my heart. I truly love what I do- and every photo I shoot is a piece of me. My vision. Nevertheless, getting to be there in those private - beginning moments, is so precious. This session was even closer to the heart for me though.

Nina and Zach (and Rufio their Bloodhound), met up with me at Hell’s Hollow and Moraine State Park…for a gorgeous shoot. Zach and I go way back; his mom would keep an eye on my brother and I when we were only small children. I have such fond memories of those days. Now, here we are…all these years later. Full circle. Getting to know his stunning wife-to-be (Nina), was amazing. She is a warm and loving woman…and I couldn’t be happier for my old friend.

Next July, at Renfrew Farms- I am blessed to be there to document their next big step.

The wedding.

Ashley & Justin

Grab a Pumpkin Spiced Latte for this one, dears- believe me you’ll crave it after this amazing Fall engagement shoot! I love fall, everything about it- the holidays, warm sweaters, leaves on the ground, but most of all the colors! Ashley & Justin allowed me to capture the essence of this wonderful season and a couple in love with this photo shoot! The clash of the orange hues and a colorful wardrobe created a natural spotlight for the love to shine through! I can also feel the spontaneity of the future bride and groom’s poses from the gorgeous snapshots! I can't wait to capture special moments for their wedding next year!

Missy & Victor's Engagement Session

…This past summer I had the pleasure of spending a day with the lovely Missy and her adoring fiance’ Victor. The Butler Farm Show was the setting for a unique and exciting shoot. The location itself brought about a certain, carefree and homegrown spirit- that I could feel in each shot. It was truly a fantastic day.

 In May of next year, I have the fortune be there again, to capture life’s moments …when these two join as one at breathtaking St. Andrew’s Church. The Mansion, in Butler will serve as the reception for loved ones, to gather -and send off into the world…this loving and devoted husband and wife.

  <3

Kelsey & Mike

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

The day was a beautiful blending of love, friends and family.  So grateful to be part of Kelsey & Mike's special day.   Many years of happiness and love to the Yuhas!!

Jill & Dylan

Some day, someone is going to look at you with a light in their eyes like you've never seen..

They'll look at you like you're everything...

Tomorrow Jill & Dylan will find everything...

Sarah & Steve 7-8-17

Travelers are the kind of people who not only keep that youthful wanderlust, but follow it- wherever it may take them. In this case…it brought two wonderful people together. Sarah and Steve. On the day of their wedding- we went to the river. The water is where they both find peace; under the sun… and in nature. I wanted to capture that peace on this remarkable day.

At the quaint, yet stately -Holy Sepulcher Church, surrounded by family and friends, Sarah and Steve said “I do”. At the ceremony, I captured tears of joy on both sides of the aisle. Afterwards, Steve (a volunteer firemen) and his new bride Sarah, arrived in style, in a fire truck- welcomed by a adoring crowd at Laube Hall in Ford City. A great celebration began, filled with loved ones, who were there to send these two off into the world. Libation flowed, people danced and good vibes abounded, until it was time for Sarah and Steve to depart- and together begin the greatest journey of all, …life.

Vickers Family Session - Spring 2017

Your Family

Your family are people, you can depend,
If you get in trouble, they shall defend.
They are the one's that understand,
Always willing to give you a hand.

Your family, you should always cherish,
Without them you would probably perish.
Your connection with them is very deep,
If something happens, together you weep.

You family can help, your confidence build,
With their love and support, you'll feel fulfilled.
Just don't forget to show your appreciation,
That will strengthen your relation.

 

Thank-you for allowing me to capture these special moments.  I am so lucky to call you all friends. Until next time..

Cheers!

Memorial Day Wedding

In my many years as a photographer, I’ve had the fortune to bear witness to so many perfect moments. On this occasion, I spent a glorious sun-kissed day in May- with newly weds Jenny and Justin, …and their wonderful families. Generations that go back further than one can fathom, filled a magnificently adorned barn- at Five Fillies Farm in New Wilmington,PA.

 

Rays of sun peered through the timeworn-wooden slats, and stirred joy and happiness that flowed freely throughout the room. Good and humble men- young and old… danced, smiled, drank, and loved; with the beautiful women of this warm and patriotic family. Through this artist’s eye, it was an immaculate send off- for two amazing people. In love, and in life…and this is only- their beginning.

 

Thank-you to Jenny & Justin for allowing me to be part of your special day!!

Whitley is THREE

I always say the best part about being a photographer is being lucky enough to watch a family grow.  From a first meeting, to an engagement session, to a wedding then, into a family.  I've been so blessed to watch Miss Whitley grow these past three years.  Thank-you to Dave & Beth for allowing me to be part of this special little girl's life.