I’m of the opinion that the location is secondary in importance to the attitude and spirit of the couple when it comes to formal photos. I’ve taken formals at classic locales such as the Mellon Institute, Mt. Washington, and Phipps Conservatory. Those are great places for photos, but I’ve also been to miniature golf courses, and yesterday’s location – a cemetery.

Jenn and Craig were married in Jefferson Hills and had their reception at the Crowne Plaza in Bethel Park. So we stopped at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery for photos on the way to the reception.

It’s a great place with scenic vistas, plenty of trees for shade, and a peaceful atmosphere that you’d expect.

I’ve photographed wedding formals there before, so I was glad when Jenn and Craig said that they wanted to go to Jefferson Memorial Cemetery. All we needed was some decent weather. Yesterday, it looked like we were probably going to get rained out but we got lucky and the sun kept shining!

Check back for some more photos as I continue to edit this wedding and Nicole and Ryan’s from last week.