Summer is a busy time for weddings and I love it! Weekends are filled with the anticipation, joy and celebration that comes along with wedding season. During the week, things are a little bit quieter but I’m still very busy editing photos, designing albums and the dreaded bookkeeping and other necessary office tasks. So it’s great to get out on a warm evening around sunset and be a portrait photographer in Pittsburgh.
Engagement portraits are a lot of fun because they’re done when there’s no pressure to get back to the reception. They’re scheduled when the light is beautiful and are a great way to get used to being in front of a camera. You’re wearing “civilian” clothes instead of your wedding outfits, so it’s sort of like the first family photo session. Here are a couple of photos from recent engagement portrait sessions:
Once married, many folks decide that they want to start a family. It’s such an exciting time! I remember very well the anticipation and joy that came while my wife and I were expecting our first child. The second one was fun too Elizabeth and Joe are expecting their first child in a few weeks. We went out last night and did some portraits at Point State Park:
Elizabeth looks fantastic!
I photographed Stacie and Eric’s wedding three years ago. Now they have two beautiful baby boys. It was great to reconnect with them and see their family grow:
I got to reconnect with another couple who’s wedding I photographed a few years ago. Julie and Chad’s daughter Kaelyn was just a toddler then. She’s all grown up and will be starting kindergarten in the fall:
My wife and I have family portraits on our walls. I love looking at them and remembering what the kids looked like just a few short months or years ago. They change so fast. Give me a call if you’d like to talk about a doing a portrait session that results in photos that are more than a record of how you look. I believe that a good portrait ought to reveal who you are as a person, a couple and a family.