Being a wedding photographer is fun in so many ways. You get to see beautiful, happy people celebrating love and starting a new chapter of their lives. You have a chance to explore different neighborhoods and find new nooks and crannies you never knew were there before. You get to laugh and cry as Best Men and Maids of Honor honor and embarrass their brides and grooms.

And in Pittsburgh… you get to visit the cookie table.  So what if we don’t get much sun here in Pittsburgh? We have the cookie table tradition!

I grew up in eastern Pennsylvania, and had never heard of a cookie table. But it is simply what it says – a table full of trays and trays of cookies. Sometimes they’ve been baked by friends and family, sometimes they’re provided by a bakery. Sometimes the table is open during cocktail hour, so hungry guests can choose to snack on hors d’ouevres… or ladylocks, chocolate chip cookies, or Buckeyes. And since there is usually a huge abundance of cookies, bags or boxes are usually provided so that guests can take some home.

Cookies are my weakness. Cake doesn’t tempt me at all, but when I arrive at the reception, it sure is hard to say no to a table full of cookies! Not that I eat a whole table full. Of course not.

Now let us admire some of my favorite cookie tables of 2009.

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Christina Montemurro Photography is a top-rated photography studio specializing in special events, including weddings and bar mitzvahs, serving the greater Pittsburgh area. Christina’s focus is on creating genuine, heartfelt, relaxed images, with extraordinary attention to detail and customer service. Contact Christina now to check availability for your engagement session, wedding, bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah. Christina has been rated among top Pittsburgh photographers. You can read reviews by Christina’s past brides and grooms here and here.