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 North Shore Pittsburgh Engagement 

I love Pittsburgh.  The city has SO many cool spots that you can just tuck away in for photos.  For Maura and Joe’s engagement session, we chose to start off on the North Shore and then make our way across the big yellow bridge to the heart of the city.

We had a great deal of fun on their session. (Well I did, anyway) – These two are easy going and kept me laughing the entire time! Plus Maura’s outfit choices are styling!

I am really excited to be photographing the big day for these two this year, so be on the look out for that next winter!

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Ohhh Pittsburgh rooftops, you make my heart happy.  AND so does Joe twirling Maura – I mean – HOW CUTE? 

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Golden hour for the win there at the end!! Thats the end of our north shore pittsburgh engagement!

**PLANNING TIP** For any session you’re booking that is outdoors, try to schedule for the golden hour – typically 40 minutes before the sun is scheduled to set.  You can get some gorgeous light at this time of day and us photographers eat it up! For your wedding day try to plan a few minutes into the schedule to sneak out for one or two portraits during this time as well.  You won’t regret it!

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 Saxonburg Engagement Session

- In Black and White 

Today for your viewing pleasure, I present to you an engagement session in classic black and white.

Lauren and Drew chose the historic town of Saxonburg as the setting for their engagement photos.  They will be getting married in this town later this year, and are planning on living here as well! With the family roots and the sentimental value, it was an obvious choice for the backdrop of their engagement photos.

They of course have a large variety of images in both color and black and white, but today I will be showing you the later.  I can not tell you how excited I am to be photographing these two.  I can not wait for the wedding.

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^Favorite! I think you’ll agree that her smile says it all.

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^^ This restaurant is where Drew proposed!! We had to grab a shot or two on the steps! 

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This Chapel is part of the church these two will be getting married in.  I can’t wait to re-create a similar image on the wedding day.

How awesome is Saxonburg in black and white!? I just love it.  And these two! See ya real soon.

I hope you guys love the classic look of black and white as much as I do!

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A Cathedral of Learning Proposal 

A few days before Christmas I got the most exciting email – Someone was inquiring about my availability to photograph a proposal.  I was immediately jumping up and down.  I mean how romantic?! I usually only get to celebrate with couples months into the planning.  I could just anticipate the emotions I would be able to see and document.  So Mark and I made a plan.  He told me he was taking his girlfriend to the Cathedral of Learning and was going to ask for her hand in marriage.  *Insert school girl swoon here*

We arranged the spot of the proposal before hand and I anxiously waiting like a tourist just taking pictures of the cathedral of learning.  My assistant for the day (HEY Addie!) was my lookout and was waiting for them to enter the building. When she saw them she signaled to me and I got prepared… And then there it was! Mark was down on one knee, Jessica was beyond happy and all was right in the world.  She obviously said yes!

Mark pointed me out after a few minutes and I think it is safe to say she was surprised! We took a few pictures in the Cathedral of Learning and then they were off to celebrate with family and friends.  

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^^^ Look at the LOVE. I die.

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Disney Wedding Inspired Photos

The Cathedral of Learning reminds me of a Disney Wedding. You all know I love me some Disney. ha. 

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Congratulations love-birds! I am so glad I was able to document this moment for you two and I wish you both a world of happiness, love and laughter!

PS to the blog world… I LOVE photographing proposal’s – If you know of someone who is going to pop the question, please send them my way! krystal.healy@gmail.com

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So I have been terribly behind on posting some of these fabulous engagement sessions I have had the privilege of doing in the past few months.. Its been all weddings all the time… SO I thought now would be a great time to show you all some of 2015 upcoming wedding clients! They are all fabulous, and you’re going to love them. I can not wait for their weddings.

First up is Shannon and Andrew! We had a Christmas/Winter engagement session in Downtown Pittsburgh, and we had a blast.  PLUS we started the session by meeting in Starbucks where I was able to get my first official Peppermint Hot Chocolate of the season – so that was enough for a great day right there! The three of us laughed and laughed (Mostly they felt sorry for my stupid jokes and laughed to spare my feelings! haha)

Here are just a few from the session! Enjoy this downtown pittsburgh engagement session!

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Pittsburgh Photography Studio for Rent

I am excited to announce that my friend Maria and I will now be renting our studio space for other photographers to use!

Located in the Strip District right above Peace-Love-and Little Donuts our space is perfect for shooting! Walk in to a small reception room with a table and mirror for hair and makeup, then make your way into the main studio space.  Available with the room are various chairs, a lounge, backdrops, white washed exposed brick walls, large windows with tons of natural light and more.

The initial reception room is 11.5×7.5  with the main shooting space being 20×20. The reception room is spacious enough for two girls getting their hair and makeup done, or more people just hanging out.  Additionally, we have a small corner in the studio dedicated as a changing room.  Clients can pull the white backdrop closed for more privacy if needed.  

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There are white washed brick walls, three large windows, a black brick wall, a beautiful gold backdrop, step ladder, reflector, lighting, a fan (great for boudoir!) and various chairs, a couch, and an air mattress bed with optional use of a red headboard! All props and furniture can be EASILY relocated to the shooting spot of your choice for variety.

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Rental’s are typically booked out one month in advance with the following rental fee’s:

$25 per hour or $200 per day!

On your scheduled rental day either myself or Maria will let you into the space, show you around and then leave you be! You are able to use the items in our studio, but please be respectful and careful with the items.  We do take inventory, and if something is damaged, we will have to send a bill for the replacement.

We love the space and use it for several types of photo-shoots and client meetings.  We know you’ll love it too.  Please contact us to secure your date/time! krystal.healy@gmail.com or mariaapalermo@gmail.com

Please EMAIL for rental availability or questions – Please do not comment on this post as we may not see it in time! 

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