I’d been looking forward to Liz and Justin’s wedding for a long time. We had a great time getting to know each other during their engagement portrait session in the fall of 2011. I’m so grateful – they were fully invested in the process and gave me complete freedom to make photos that not only showed who they are, but how they feel about each other and their family and friends.
The ladies started the day out at the salon:
Liz was a little nervous before getting her dress on:
Liz’ mom Anne worked the steamer to make sure the dress was perfect:
Their wedding ceremony was at St. Mary of the Mount – a beautiful church that overlooks downtown Pittsburgh from Mt. Washington. Justin and the guys got there early. Joining me was a new associate photographer, Lisa Eggleston. She did a great job!
Liz didn’t want anybody to see her inside of the limo as they were parked outside of the church:
Photo by Lisa:
Liz and her dad Rob wait for the signal to head down the aisle:
Father Mike presents Liz and Justin as husband and wife. Father Mike is terrific!
Liz and Justin get a thumbs-up from Anne:
After the ceremony, we went across the street for some portraits (and some fun photos like the one above). Just about then, the limo stopped running. It was very hot and there is no shade on Mt. Washington, so I suggested that we go up on to the porch of the rectory to get out of the sun. I always talk about how it’s not as important where we go for portraits as it is for the couple to be in the moment. Well, I had to put my money where my mouth is that afternoon:) So instead of sitting around, we moved some furniture and had a photo shoot.
The limo company got the bus working (yay!) and we headed down to the Hot Metal Bridge on the South Side:
Some details (photos by Lisa):
Justin’s brother Andrew was the best man, which meant a speech was among his duties. He did a great job:
Everybody was on the dance floor that evening:
There was a body building convention at the Sheraton that evening, some of the guests decided to have their own competition:
Photo by Lisa:
The competition for the bouquet was fierce (Photo by Lisa):