I am so excited to finally blog this wedding! Susan asked me to photograph her wedding many months ago, when I was really just starting my photography business. I was really honored. I still am!! Photographing a wedding is a HUGE responsibility, and one I definitely did not take lightly. I spent a huge amount of time preparing and I learned a lot. And can not thank Susan and Joe enough.
Susan and Joe and I got together in September for their engagement shoot. Engagement shoots, while not only a great way to get some relaxed portraits of the newly engaged couple, are also a great way for the couple and the photographer to get to know each other better. It makes it so much easier for everyone when the wedding day finally arrives.
Susan and Joe are beautiful people, inside and out. And they had a beautiful wedding as well!
The wedding took place in December in Pittsburgh at the Twentieth Century Club. And all I can say is "Wow." It is an absolutely gorgeous and classy facility. The entire ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing were held at the club. Since it was December, the club was decorated for Christmas. Perfect.
To be honest, Susan and Joe's wedding was one of the nicest and classiest weddings I have ever attended. Susan and Joe are so obviously happy together. Susan has two children who love Joe as well. And, other than the fact it was very cold, windy and snowy (which caused us to scrap the outdoor portraits), it really couldn't have been a more perfect day.
Onto the photos!!!!
First some beautiful details...
I was able to convince Susan and Joe to do a "first look". We did all the portraits before the ceremony, so we could take our time with the photos and so Susan and Joe could just spend time with their guests after the ceremony (SO perfect, and highly recommended!).
I absolutely LOVE Joe's face in this photo. I mean, is this love or what?
Susan's children were an integral part of the ceremony - it was so sweet. She has some really great kids.
The introductions before dinner:
And this is probably my absolute favorite photo of the day. I think it really captures the entire mood of the evening.
The couple's first dance - gorgeous scene, isn't it??
Thank you Susan and Joe SO much! I am honored that you chose me as your wedding photographer. I wish you many many years of happiness!!!