Hannah + Dan // Greendance Proposal

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It finally happened – I captured a proposal and it could not have been more thrilling! When Dan reached out to me 10 days before the big day, I knew I needed to make this happen for him no matter what. After many texts and emails back and forth – planning location, timing, & decorations – Saturday arrived and I was a bit worried as I drove toward Mt. Pleasant. The clouds were rolling in and lightning was striking in the distance.

As I pulled into the parking lot, I quickly shoved my gear into a waterproof bag, grabbed an umbrella and ran towards the spot we discussed. I could hear thunder in the distance and Hannah’s friends were running away from the proposal spot as I was running toward it, they had just finished setting everything up. I quickly ducked behind a tree on the hill side and waited, and prayed the rain would hold off.

Greendance Sandhill Berries Mt Pleasant Proposal Engagement

Greendance Sandhill Berries Mt Pleasant Proposal Engagement

Greendance Sandhill Berries Mt Pleasant Proposal Engagement

Greendance Sandhill Berries Mt Pleasant Proposal Engagement

Greendance Sandhill Berries Mt Pleasant Proposal Engagement

Greendance Sandhill Berries Mt Pleasant Proposal Engagement

The proposal was just perfect and eventually Hannah spotted me up on the hill. Though I had never met either of them previously, I felt like I knew them after spending the last 10 days discussing this big moment in their lives. We laughed about their day and how Hannah never suspected a thing, even though it was all making more sense to her now – like why her family insisted she get a manicure that morning.

Luckily the rain held off, so we were able to capture some pictures for the newly engaged couple. It was perfectly overcast, yet not too humid with the storm approaching.

Greendance Sandhill Berries Mt Pleasant Proposal Engagement

Greendance Sandhill Berries Mt Pleasant Proposal Engagement

Greendance Sandhill Berries Mt Pleasant Proposal Engagement

Greendance Sandhill Berries Mt Pleasant Proposal Engagement

Greendance Sandhill Berries Mt Pleasant Proposal Engagement

Greendance Sandhill Berries Mt Pleasant Proposal Engagement

Greendance Sandhill Berries Mt Pleasant Proposal Engagement

I could not have asked for a better experience photographing my first proposal. I definitely would capture more in the future. Thank you so much Dan for allowing me to capture this special moment for you and Hannah. Congratulations again!

Emily & AJ // Phipps Conservatory & PPG Aquarium Wedding

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I met Emily & AJ back in 2014 and had the pleasure of photographing their engagement session, which you can view HERE. Fast forward to the beginning of 2015, when they contacted me and booked me as their wedding photographer. Finally now at the beginning of 2016, I was able to capture their wedding day.

The ceremony was beyond touching and the amount of people with water dripping from their eyes astonished me. Not only did they display an incredible love for each other, but they had a room full of people who loved them as well. The whole day was full of real emotion and I decided to create a post just about that – the emotion that I saw between these two.

First, they laughed.
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… and then they cried.
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They even shared a handkerchief.
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Then laughed again. This was a constant pattern throughout the ceremony.
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They shared their first kiss…
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… then a very touching, long embrace.
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On our way out of Phipps, we were able to capture some beautiful images.
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Then we traveled around Pittsburgh to a few landmarks for some beautiful portraits.
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Emily was more than thrilled when the wind started blowing her veil.
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I was honored to be able to capture the love these two share…
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… and a few shots that portray their loving, but fun relationship.
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… and then they danced.
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Congratulations Emily and AJ!!! … and thank you!