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.