The end of 2020 – that came … fast? slow? I honestly am not sure anymore! Either way, the year finished out with some beautiful events and I am so thankful to ALL of my 2020 couples for working with me and trusting me at this crazy time. It was an absolute pleasure to photograph all of your events this year, and I am looking forward to a bright 2021 on the horizon!

If you want to see more from a specific event, because maybe you’re planning a wedding there, PLEASE REACH OUT! I’m happy to help with examples to give you an idea of spaces, style, and vendors. 

That said, here are some of the beautiful weddings and engagements I’ve photographed this quarter!

best pittsburgh weddings of 2020

Strip District Micro Wedding

Amanda and John were originally planning a large wedding this November, but instead they rolled with the punches and got their list down to 12 of the most important people in their lives – their immediate family members and a few friends! 

In addition, they moved their venue around and held their ceremony in Amanda’s grandparent’s building in the Strip District. SO COOL. It was a beautiful building, which they had obviously put a lot of their heart and soul into, and it made for a stunning location for their intimate wedding ceremony.

With florals by Allison McGeary mixed with white draping, the ceremony space was stunning, and they were able to say their vows in a very special ceremony together. We stepped onto the rooftop for photos with the city after dark and a special confetti surprise with the whole group. It was really fun! This wedding, albeit small, was a whole day of gorgeous and a wonderful couple to work with!

West Virginia Indian Engagement ceremony

I’m categorizing Christy and Sabin’s event under ‘weddings’ for this year, but it was truly a unique event all it’s own. 

At the end of November, they held their official engagement ceremony at a church in West Virginia. This was their bethrotal ceremony to each other where they exchanged rings and vowed to get married this coming year. They had their family and friends present to celebrate, and then enjoyed some events and a delicious dinner together afterwards. 

We photographed their portraits along the river in Chester, West Virginia and took advantge of the pretty sunlight that day. I loved their clothing, and the beautiful colors! It was an honor to photograph this special time for them!

Mansions on Fifth Winter Wedding

Hold your horses, folks – let me introduce this wedding…

Becky and Josh MOVED THEIR WEDDING from 2021 to 2020. Yes, you read that right. 

Now, after you’ve taken a deep breath let me explain to you that these two were meant to be, and moving their wedding sooner than planned was the perfect fit for them. The sooner they were husband and wife, the better the world became. They are just everything that true love should be.

Photographing their wedding at Mansions on Fifth (with reception at the LeMont) was an honor, and they had wonderful friends and family there to celebrate with them. One of my favorite parts of the day were their adorable nieces, who were the cutest. I also loved the sparkler exit from Mansions on Fifth which was perfectly executed by the coordinator at the venue. (I mean, he was awesome). Add in the beautiful flowers by (once again!) Allison McGeary and you’ve got a winter wedding heaven. 

Small Allegheny Courthouse Wedding

My final wedding of the 2020 season was with Christie and Jim at the Allegheny County Courthouse. 

I loved that they had their children with them to witness their vows, and I also loved the non-traditional colors they used for everyone. The blues and greens were beautiful with the winter weather!

We enjoyed time together both at the courthouse and also along the rivers and bridges. We were all in awe over how calm the river was that evening and how beautifully the building lights were reflecting in the background of their photos. A wonderful way to close out the 2020 wedding season!

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