Laura and Dan | Embassy Suites Wedding

“Please take these sandwiches and make sure you eat on the way to the ceremony!” Laura, one of the sweetest brides we’ve had the pleasure of working with, runs into her house in her wedding dress, and comes back out carrying ham sandwiches, NuGo Bars, and two drinks.  She scurries across her front yard and passes the food to us through our car window.  We had just finished photographing her getting ready pictures, and honestly felt like royalty for how hospitable she was being to us!  But that’s just Laura inside and out- the type of friend anyone would want to have because she genuinely cares about their well being.  She is the bride that helps her bridesmaids get ready on her wedding day, being just as excited to see them in their dresses as she was to put her own dress on.

It was so sweet to watch Dan’s excitement throughout the wedding day.  His subtle smile spoke volumes as he watched Laura walk down the aisle.  His grin kept getting bigger as each step brought her closer to him.  A few times during the ceremony, I caught him glancing to the left at his beautiful bride, with that same smile of excitement, and love.  As we took pictures of Laura and Dan together, the little moments of kisses in between pictures warmed my heart.  Without being asked, Dan helped Laura walk in between picture taking spots by picking up the train of her dress in one hand and covering her with the umbrella with his other hand.  Sweet little interactions.  The love these two have for each other is obvious, and we were the lucky ones to have a part in capturing it on their wedding day.

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The little moments Laura had with her mother and bridesmaids were incredibly touching.

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Laura’s Father couldn’t contain his excitement when he saw his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress!

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Just look how Laura’s eyes were shining that day! She is so beautiful!

Laura kindly offering us food and drink to eat on the way to the ceremony.  Such a sweetheart!

Laura kindly offering us food to eat on the way to the ceremony. Such a sweetheart!

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Dan’s mother helped pin the gents’ boutonnieres on them.

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Such a genuine smile. One of my favorite images we took of Dan that day.

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Barry has a knack for getting the Flower Girls to smile.

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I just love a silhouette image of a bride and her father entering a wedding ceremony.

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I also love the moment when a groom takes his bride’s hand after her father gives her away.

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Having a second photographer is beneficial to get different perspectives! The image above is Barry’s perspective, and the image below is my perspective.

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Bride and Groom, Mt. Washington,city, Pittsburgh

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Bride and Groom, Hot Metal Bridge,city, Pittsburgh

Bride and Groom, Hot Metal Bridge,city, Pittsburgh

There’s something so genuine and cute about this image. They are just. so. happy!

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Bride and Groom, Hot South Side ,city, Pittsburgh

Bride and Groom, Hot South Side ,city, Pittsburgh

Bride and Groom, Hot South Side ,city, Pittsburgh

Bride and Groom, Hot South Side ,city, Pittsburgh

Bride and Groom, Hot South Side ,city, Pittsburgh

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Cake: Bethel Bakery
Ceremony Venue: Saint Mary of the Mount
DJ: Entertainment Unlimited– Scott Alexander
Floral: Botanical Emporium
Hair and Makeup Artistry: Evolutions Salon
Photographer: Lavender Leigh
Reception Venue: Embassy Suites
Transportation: Shamrock Limousine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carol

Absolutely gorgeous bride! You captured the day beautifully!! Thank you for sharing! Love them all!!