Posts by Gabrielle

Pittsburgh Wedding Photography | Jonathan and Madeline

Posted on November 25th, 2014

This. This day and this wedding. Decorated with very personal DIY details, held on a farm in Punxsutawney, filled to the brim with laughter, and wrapped in prayer, this wedding was beautiful from start to finish and I was honored to be a part of it. I fell in love with marriage, faith, and photography all over again. And shooting in the rain. Because, did I mention it POURED? Plans had to change and things rearranged but as a result, the guests became so much more part of this at-home wedding and celebration. There are so many favorite images that I can’t fit them all into one post! You will just have to stop by again tomorrow to see more :-)

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Madeline got ready in the house on the property, Jonathan’s grandparents’ home where he spent a lot of time as a kid.

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The boys took the “getting ready” with a bit of humor.

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Yes, Madeline was up for ANYTHING including wanting to climb into a field for the perfect shot! (She is a fellow wedding photographer and was as excited as I was about the perfect shots!) Can you believe this location? And the sky??

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Jonathan and Madeline shared a “first prayer” instead of a first look, wrapped around the corner of his grandparents’ home.
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Just after the prayer, the rain started in full force. The original plan to be married down by the pond had to change and everyone jumped into action to get the back-up location, the reception tent, ready for the ceremony. They started a chair brigade, passing the seating down the line and into the tent. M & J had already set up the tent just in case of rain and it was a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony!

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Watching the storm tracker

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Like I said, there are just so many wonderful moments from this wedding, I can’t fit it into one blog post! Check back tomorrow for more!

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~ Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer ~

Fern Hollow Nature Center Photography | Welcoming Natalie

Posted on November 12th, 2014

I had just gotten off a plane from Florida where it had been 86° all week and was met with Pittsburgh’s very cold, very cloudy fall weather. But Nate and Lauren were up for their session despite the chill, so we headed out to Fern Hollow Nature Center to catch the last bit of fall colors still around.
I met Lauren when she was still just engaged to Nate and over the next two summers, we sat next to each other through our husbands’ softball games. We talked about marriage, jobs, gluten free food, and photography… and then, pregnancy! I can’t believe Natalie is finally here and meeting her for the first time was so special. She is a treasure!
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We hopped back into the car to warm up for a bit

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Oakland Engagement Session | Mike and Jeana

Posted on November 10th, 2014

Jeana and Mikey are getting married!  They live in Seattle now and were back in town for one weekend.  And all we had was rain – torrential downpour at some points.  We couldn’t exactly reschedule for better weather and M & J said they were up for whatever.  We spent sometime inside the Cathedral of Learning and then outside under the arches with most of the pictures taking place in about 10 square feet of space.  And yet, it has become one of my favorite engagement sessions of all time.

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I could spend all day here shooting against the creamy tones of the cathedral AND this couple with their amazing chemistry and love for each other!
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One of my favorites:
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They. are. perfect.
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Looking forward to their 2015 wedding!