I love shooting weddings! And I love that I have the opportunity to work with so many different photographers. On July 3 I had the pleasure of joining the talented, fun, happy and relaxed¬† Milla Chappell for Brandi & Brian’s wedding.

Brandi & Brian had a hot, but beautiful July day for their wedding at Phipps Conservatory in Oakland.  I began the day at the Holiday Inn conveniently located just a couple blocks from Phipps, where Brian and the groomsman were getting ready.

What’s this? What, is this an unusual sight or something? It’s the robotic ring bearer, of course.The wedding ceremony took place in the outdoor garden at Phipps. It’s such a pretty spot right in front of the fountain. I was pleased that the Phipps staff thinks of everything – they turned the fountain off just as the ceremony started to make it easier to hear.

It was hot out there! I am sure the guests appreciated these fans.

Bravo for not only having a robotic ring bearer, but giving the robot a boutonniere. That is one classy robot.

How awesome is this place card table?! Of course I’m partial to the color of the tablecloth, but I love the stones, too.

The reception was held in the beautiful, bright special events room next to Phipps’s Tropical Rainforest.

Congratulations, Brandi & Brian!


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


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