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Emily and Jason enjoyed their wedding day. They relaxed, took it in, and I could tell they were truly enjoying every single second of July 13, 2013.

Their wedding day started with the girls at Emily’s parent’s home, where her grandmother waited patiently to see her baby girl for the first time. The guys were at the Renaissance Hotel grand suite laughing and relaxing before the ceremony. Melissa worked with the guys to photograph them inside of Consol Energy Center (how cool is that?!), and Emily snuggled a bit with the flower girl and donned her family heirloom jewelry and shoes that matched her mom. All of this before the formal wedding events even started.

Their ceremony was at Epiphany Catholic Church, and we always love photographing weddings there – it’s grand and right in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. After the ceremony, we headed down to Point State Park where Melissa and I were in photographer heaven. Since the park has been closed (at the Point) for so long, we were really excited to finally photograph a couple with the fountain, and eventually had to stop ourselves from wanting to keep going, so that we could get to the reception on time!

Their reception was a PAR-TAY, complete with Aunt Pitbarb (holla!), Nutella crepes, Kelli Burns keeping the dance floor packed, and FIREWORKS. Hello, amazing wedding!
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Emily’s mom was prepared with the necessary crochet hook!wedding-photographers-in-pittsburgh

Emily is very close with her Grandmother Fallon, and so she was an incredibly important part of the entire day. Here she is seeing Emily in her wedding dress for the first time:candid-photojournalist-wedding-photographer-pittsburgh

And they hold hands when they are close (these photos make me miss my Grandmother, so much. You are lucky, Emily)pittsburgh-wedding-photographer-candid

A SUPER FUN shot by Melissa before the ceremony! I think the guys were into it!pittsburgh-penguins-wedding-picture

When it was time for the flowergirl to come down the aisle, we instantly started to hear “Clap! clap! clap!” – the sound of her little sandals running down the aisle. Here she pauses to say “Hi!” to someone she recognized:
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Both of Emily’s parents walked her down the aisle.epiphany-catholic-church-wedding-ceremony

Let’s shake on this…
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Checking out their new hardware.epiphany-catholic-church-pittsburgh-wedding

Jason’s grandfather wanted some copies for himself, too 🙂grandfather-at-wedding-photo

We rode with them in the limo between the ceremony and reception!pittsburgh-limo-company

Loved photographing Emily in the doorway to Epiphany Catholic Church!epiphany-catholic-church-pittsburgh-weddingscandid-pittsburgh-wedding-photographer

A sweet moment at Point State Park.point-state-park-wedding-pictures

What crawling through weeds will produce:point-state-park-wedding-photo

Little story: Melissa’s 50mm lens (a good go-to), was having issues on this day. And, instead, she was photographing a majority of the wedding on a wide lens and her 70-200. She ROCKED IT by producing these creative and oh-so-fun images with what she was given. I truly believe it’s all about being able to improvise and still have a creative vision and excellence on a wedding day, and Melissa is able to do just that. Kudos, Melis!point-state-park-fountain-wedding-photo

LOVE the Renaissance Hotel lobby!renaissance-hotel-lobby-pittsburgh-wedding

CHEERS!weddings-at-renaissance-pittsburgh

Jason says “Ok, wife, I’ll let you handle this one.” renaissance-hotel-pittsburgh-weddings

Emily and her father:father-daughter-dance-renaissance-hotel

Something tells me he’s still momma’s little boy:mother-groom-dance-wedding-pittsburgh

AUNT PITBARB!aunt-dancing-pittsburgh-wedding

Soheil. You got told.fun-pittsburgh-wedding-photographer

Lots of crazy dancing, and we LOVE the light in this room!fun-dancing-picture-renaissance-hotel-pittsburgh

THE FIREWORKS!!! Congratulations!!pittsburgh-best-wedding-photographers-fireworks

 

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