A perfect Pittsburgh wedding!

On Saturday, November 7, 2009, I joined Pamela Marie to photograph Molly and Frank’s wedding. We were so lucky to have an unseasonably warm and beautiful day. Nothing but blue skies and mid-60s temperatures. In fact, the only thing I can think of to be unhappy about is that this was my last wedding with Pamela this year.

We began at Molly’s mother’s house.

These two flower girls are 2 of 3 triplets. Here they’re watching as Molly gets into her dress.

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer - Flower Girls


Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer - Portrait of the Bride

A favorite:

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer - Flower Girl Portrait

(By the way… the above may look like natural light… but it’s not. There was a big window in the room, but I felt we needed a bit more light. So I put a flash in the corner of the room and bounced it off the white walls. Voila – more beautiful soft light throughout the whole room.)

Pittsburgh Wedding Pictures - Portrait of the Bride

Pittsburgh Wedding Photography - Portrait of the Bride

This little ring bearer was lots of fun. He hung with the guys all morning and was a perfect gentleman all throughout the ceremony. He did however, tire of the hoopla just as it was time for the bridal party photo on the altar after the ceremony. Seems like he found running away and hiding under the pews more fun. What to do? Everyone’s standing on the altar, waiting for the picture, and of course time is always tight.

So, I snuck up to him and offered him a dollar if he’d go be in the picture. ZOOM! Off he went. And I did deliver as promised.

Pittsburgh Wedding Photography - Ring Bearer

The flower girls did their duty perfectly.

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer - Flower Petals in the Aisle

After the ceremony at Good Samaritan Church in Ambridge, we headed to a small park in Sewickley for some portraits of Molly and Frank.

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom - Sewickley

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom - Sewickley

Another favorite…

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom - Sewickley

Reception – Pittsburgh Airport Marriott

As Daylight Savings Time was upon us, it was dark before we knew it, and we headed off to Molly and Frank’s reception at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. They did a great job with the lighting behind the bridal party table.

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Wedding Photographer - Wedding Cake - Reception Lighting

Molly and Frank’s first dance.

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Wedding Photographer - Reception - First Dance

Molly’s mom.

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Wedding Photographer - Mother of the Bride

Mother-son dance.

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Wedding Photography - Reception - Mother Son Dance

Molly on the dance floor! DJZini kept the dance floor packed.

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Wedding Photography - Reception - Bride Dancing

Molly and Frank – congratulations! I think all your guests had a wonderful night and I wish you many years of happiness.

Pittsburgh Wedding Photography - Airport Marriott - Reception - Dancing

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott

239 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
(412) 494-9446


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