Last Saturday, July 25, I had the honor of second shooting (and navigating) for the talented Pamela Marie as she photographed Kelly & Phil’s wedding. Pamela is so talented and has such a keen eye – and is lots of fun, too!
I also want to to give a shout-out to Sumer Schmitt of Simply Perfect Weddings. Sumer worked very closely with Kelly to help her plan this spectacular celebration.
The day began at the Sheraton at Station Square, where Kelly & Phil were getting ready.
The bouquets were so rich full of intense color.
Kelly was so relaxed, calm, and happy! I saw her smiling like this all day.
I feel so lucky to be able to capture the quiet, private moment when a bride and groom see each other before the ceremony!
Next stop: a few moments on the North Shore for photos.
Phil & his groomsmen by the Roberto Clemente bridge.
Phil & Kelly’s ceremony took place at St. Mary of the Mount, a beautiful church right on Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington.
After the ceremony, the bridal party crossed the street for a little champagne. And, of course, the beautiful view of downtown Pittsburgh!
Kelly & Phil’s reception was held at the Pennsylvanian, an absolutely stunning venue. The cocktail hour took place in the large rotunda area.
The inside space is just as amazing. Originally a train station, it still featured wooden railroad benches around the perimeter, 40-foot high ceilings, and marble floors.
The centerpieces were so striking and unique.
Kelly & Phil were great dancers!
If you’re interested in holding your wedding at The Pennsylvanian, please see my spotlight on the Pennsylvanian. This is a fantastic Pittsburgh wedding venue!
Congratulations to you, Kelly & Phil! It was an honor to be there to help document your day.
1100 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
E-mail: info at thepennsylvanian dot com
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I LOVE Kelly’s face… I LOVE her smile! I’m sitting here grinning back at my monitor. I can’t help it. What a gorgeous couple, and such a beautiful wedding. That shot of her with her arms out is just brilliant…. what a moment!! But best of all is your images of the reception venue… beautiful work Christina.
Great job! I especially enjoyed the emotion captured during their time together before the ceremony. I love the light flare shining through on the last one (coupled with their oh so happy faces!) Beautiful couple and beautiful images!
WOW! Love her smile. What a gorgeous bride! Looking through these photos brought a smile to my face and made me feel like I was a part of their day. I absolutely love the outdoor shots incorporating the city into them! And the one that made me go “oooo.. ahhh” is the 4th to last photo (the pennsylvanian outdoor shot) OMG, compositionally speaking, it is AMAZING!
Wow, she is gorgeous! And her dress! GASP! I love her dress. Christina, your images are always fabulous. From this set, I LOVE the last one. I’m a sucker for a wonderful B&W
Great photos Christina! Thanks for the shout out as well! :) I hope to work with you again soon!
The views! The colors! The smiles on all of the faces! Just gorgeous, all around. :)