How many people meet their future spouse before they’re even 10 years old? Probably not too many. But when Amber and Jerad first met, they were just kids playing in their neighborhood in Ohio. Years later, both had moved to Pittsburgh when their paths crossed again, and now, they’re married! During Amber’s father Ken’s welcome speech, he shared the amazing story that firefighter Jerad once responded to a call of a fire in Amber’s neighborhood, and was directly involved in preventing the fire from spreading and burning down Amber’s family’s home. Now that’s an impressive feat! If Amber had any other suitors at that point, I’m guessing they hung their heads and quietly shuffled away.
Amber and Jerad (with lots and lots of help from Amber’s mom, Susan) planned a fantastic wedding day. As one who doesn’t love hot weather, I was delighted to have an indoor ceremony and photograph all of the bridal party and bride and groom photos in the Carnegie Museum. DJ Jeremy Ganss provided the evening’s entertainment, and florist Fields of Heather did a fantastic job with Amber’s bouquet and the various reception centerpieces. Details will follow in a separate post.
We began the day at the Wyndham in Oakland, where Justine of Beauty Justified did a spectacular job with Amber’s hair and makeup. Amber and Jerad chose to do a first look in the Founders Room at the Carnegie Museum prior to their ceremony in the Hall of Sculpture and reception in the Music Hall Foyer.
Many thanks to my friend and superb photographer Randi Voss for shooting alongside me!
Ceremony: Carnegie Museum Hall of Sculpture
Reception: Carnegie Music Hall Foyer
DJ: Jeremy Ganss
Hair/Makeup: Beauty Justified
Florist: Fields of Heather
Amber’s Dress: Maggie Sottero
Christina Montemurro Photography specializes in photographing Pittsburgh weddings and bar mitzvahs. Using a photojournalistic approach, Christina provides extraordinary attention to detail and customer service. Christina loves to work with happy couples who want to look their best in their wedding photos, but still look like themselves, not models in a styled shoot for a magazine.
Contact Christina now to check availability for your engagement session, wedding, bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah. Christina has been rated among top Pittsburgh wedding photographers. You can read reviews by Christina’s past brides and grooms here and here. Some of Christina’s favorite venues include the Carnegie Museum, Temple Sinai, Rodef Shalom, Heinz History Center, Edgewood Club, Edgewood Country Club, Hotel Monaco, Omni William Penn Hotel, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, PNC Park and Twelve Oaks Mansion.