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Monthly Archives: August 2009

A few moments from Nikki & Josh's wedding

On August 15, I attended Nikki & Josh’s wedding ceremony to assist Jess Slavic of JESPhotography. Nikki and Josh were both very, very emotional – and so was everyone else! Here are a few quick moments I captured.
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Nikki’s Maid of Honor slips her a tissue.

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Yes, she is eating the flowers…

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer Flower Girl Eating Flowers

… and now realizes she is BUSTED!

Pittsburgh Wedding Photography Flower Girl Busted Eating Flowers

Congratulations from Josh’s father

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  • Sylvia Borgo - August 24, 2009 - 11:02 pm

    Oh, I love that first shot! How adorable!

  • Frank DiMeo - August 25, 2009 - 1:06 pm

    These are great moments you have captured Christina!
    I love all of them!

  • Janica - August 25, 2009 - 2:08 pm

    AMAZING moments. What treasures.

  • ohana photographers - August 26, 2009 - 5:03 pm

    in love with that first shot!

  • Images by JaNae - August 26, 2009 - 6:01 pm

    hahahaha…eating the flowers…..omg….

  • ivy - August 27, 2009 - 11:39 am

    i love the eating flowers one…so cute!!
    beautiful shots!

  • Elizabeth - August 27, 2009 - 9:39 pm

    Love the flower chomper! She doesn’t even look guilty!! Too cute!

{ Änna } { Portraits in the Strip District, Pittsburgh }

Back in April, I spent an evening photographing some of the talented musicians who improvise at Ava Lounge every Monday night. One of those musicians was young singer Änna Ciaccio, who dazzled the audience with “My Funny Valentine.” (Today’s social media world is just too much, I’ve just found that you can listen to Änna and the Interval trio performing “My Funny Valentine” at youtube.) Änna has also composed and recorded some of her own songs, also available online. Check them out – her voice is all at once soothing and soulful and I’ve been walking around singing her songs in my head for days now! Here’s that link to her songs again – go ahead, open a new tab so you can listen while you scroll through here.

Änna is also considering pursuing modeling, so we set out to get some portraits for her portfolio. I am sure she will be getting work in no time – she’s gorgeous, and has a powerful attitude and presence. In “Birds-Eye View” she sings “I am here to stay… ain’t nothing gonna get in my way” and you’d better bet I believe it.

Many thanks to Randi Voss for accompanying me on this shoot, offering wardrobe and location input, and tirelessly holding a reflector and umbrella. And then buying me a fine hoppy ale!

Are you ready for Änna?

Portrait of Jazz Singer Anna Ciaccio in the Strip District, Pittsburgh | Christina Montemurro Photography

Portrait of Jazz Singer Anna Ciaccio in the Strip District, Pittsburgh | Christina Montemurro Photography

Portrait of Jazz Singer Anna Ciaccio in the Strip District, Pittsburgh | Christina Montemurro Photography

Randi captured this next image.

Portrait of Jazz Singer Anna Ciaccio in the Strip District, Pittsburgh | Christina Montemurro Photography

Portrait of Jazz Singer Anna Ciaccio in the Strip District, Pittsburgh | Christina Montemurro Photography

Portrait of Jazz Singer Anna Ciaccio in the Strip District, Pittsburgh | Christina Montemurro Photography

Portrait of Jazz Singer Anna Ciaccio in the Strip District, Pittsburgh | Christina Montemurro Photography

Portrait of Jazz Singer Anna Ciaccio in the Strip District, Pittsburgh | Christina Montemurro Photography

I love the intensity of this next image captured by Randi.

Portrait of Jazz Singer Anna Ciaccio in the Strip District, Pittsburgh | Christina Montemurro Photography

Portrait of Jazz Singer Anna Ciaccio in the Strip District, Pittsburgh | Christina Montemurro Photography

Portrait of Jazz Singer Anna Ciaccio in the Strip District, Pittsburgh | Christina Montemurro Photography

Portrait of Jazz Singer Anna Ciaccio in the Strip District, Pittsburgh | Christina Montemurro Photography

Portrait of Jazz Singer Anna Ciaccio in the Strip District, Pittsburgh | Christina Montemurro Photography

One more image from Randi. Änna is 5’10″, Randi is six feet even, and I’m… well, short. As I felt a bit like the little sister tagging along, I couldn’t resist slipping into this small space to remind myself that every now and then, being small is an advantage.

hristina Montemurro in action, photographing a portrait client in Pittsburgh | Christina Montemurro Photography

You can view more of Änna’s images in her gallery.

  • Randi Voss - August 19, 2009 - 1:04 pm

    Änna, you look amazing! I knew that there would be so many great photos. I love your wardrobe choices and your hair looks great! Good luck!

    Christina, great job! Thanks for inviting me along.

  • Sylvia Borgo - August 24, 2009 - 11:04 pm

    These images are KILLER! She is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. And you, Christina, you rock!

  • Martha Howell - August 25, 2009 - 12:53 pm

    WOW!WOW!WOW! :) Those are gorgeous images for a gorgeous girl! I love your use of natural & ambient light and your processing — so clean and natural!

  • AllisonS - August 25, 2009 - 1:27 pm

    Wow she’s beautiful!! Great photos! Nice work making use of your size and getting an awesome perspective :)

  • Roz Mitchell - August 25, 2009 - 5:27 pm

    Wowsa! She is amazing! Her hair!! I want her hair! Wonderful job on these, her personality just shines through in your shots!

  • Patsy Easley - August 25, 2009 - 5:49 pm

    These are fabulous!! She is amazingly beautiful!!

  • Brandi - August 25, 2009 - 7:32 pm

    She is an absolute stunner. Great style too!

  • Tira J - August 26, 2009 - 12:03 am

    She is gorgeous! Great work Christina!

  • Kelly - August 26, 2009 - 9:14 am

    These are awesome!! I especially love the night shots!

  • Candy - August 26, 2009 - 11:43 am

    Wowza!! These are amazing! Beautiful work!! I love tham all! <3

  • ohana photographers - August 26, 2009 - 1:42 pm

    stunning girl! 2nd shot is my fav!

  • Images by JaNae - August 26, 2009 - 6:00 pm

    beautiful girl…wonderful shots and composition…love the photo of you too :D

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  • Nikki Welch - August 31, 2009 - 2:56 pm

    These are amazing! Your work is fabulous, and your subject is gorgeous. I love her hair!!!

  • Adam Squier - September 2, 2009 - 7:42 am

    These are absolutely beautiful. The night images are really nice.

  • Heather Lynne - September 2, 2009 - 1:32 pm

    These are really gorgeous- such a great job on them!