I am sure that Ashley and Jason will live happily ever after. How do I know? Because they met at Penn State, and there’s why I met my husband! My logic is flawless. And lest I get any hate mail from Pitt fans, may I add that while my dear husband began his higher education at Penn State, he finished at Pitt, so we’re an equal opportunity university loving household.

Ashley & Jason met me on a cold but beautiful evening at Mellon Park in Shadyside. Much of the park is closed off due to construction, but there were still lots of great spots for pictures.

The tulips there still look great! Of course, so do Ashley & Jason.

My favorite of the evening:

The sky was very vibrant and moody. I didn’t want to blow out those clouds completely, so I used a little off camera flash to be sure that the sky stayed blue and Ashley and Jason were also lit.

Thanks so much to Jennifer Stein, who will be shooting Ashley and Jason’s wedding with me,  for being my voice-activated light stand.

Ashley & Jason, thanks for spending the evening looking gorgeous. I’m very much looking forward to your wedding next month at the Circuit Center!


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