There's nothing like October in the city :-) Actually, there's really nothing like October anywhere - everywhere you go in PA, its great! Jenn and Jordan were married this November in the Carribbean ! Alas - I could not go ! :-(
Before they headed for the tropical beaches, they asked me to come in to the city and shoot some engagement portraits for them at the park near their home. It was a GREAT location !
I had all of the ingredients of a fantastic session: an enthusiastic and adventurous couple, greenspace, architecture, and warm buttery evening sunlight. (Also I can't leave out the stone walls, wrought iron, and train tracks - all photo faves. )
I love both shots here, on the left looking fierce and on the right still more gorgeous.
There was a great bridge over the tracks we took advantage of dodging the traffic between shots.
Jenn's two-tone Simon G engagement ring was HAWT !
Mmmmm warm buttery sunlight.... if Paula Deen took pictures - they would all look like this. Seriously, Jenn and Jordan have such great chemistry they were a breeze to photograph!
In the ginko trees.
Going for the patented Sandy Yetter 'almost kiss' - Jordan was a total pro. After the first ten minutes I just shut up and let him freestyle the session cause he was a natural !
One last favorite shot from their session. I can't believe you've been married almost a month already!
Congratulations and take care - you guys are awesome!
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**WARNING** ** Hold on to your ovaries ladies ! **
No, there is no need to adjust your screen - you are not seeing triple! Just an adorable set of triplets :-)
I've said it before, but I have the best job ever. If there's anything I'm thankful for this year it has been my family when we can be together, my Sean, time with my friends when we can find time to act like kids again, my dog, and my job because I've met so many wonderful people who have opened their homes to me and let my camera and I come in and spend time with their families. I'm thankful for all of you :-)
Last month I got to meet this big little family for the first time ! The triplets, three precious little girls (P, K, & C their names are beautiful but have been excluded here to protect their future stardom ;-)
The girls were so sweet and smiley the whole time I was there! This is P. The sisters were all in matching camo coveralls - girls after my own camo heart :-) P has her two cute front teeth and adorable squishy cheeks!
This is C - she has a giggly shy smile but you can tell she is laughing inside !
And now for K - whose smile is the easiest to win over - but has a mischevious little grin too!
And now for the big brother, T ! Think of the responsibilities he will have as these girls grow up. He will be the older brother of three little sisters. He will get to intimidate three prom dates for his sisters ALL AT ONCE !
Giggles x3 !
One more cute little shot of P - I can't resist.
I can't wait to see these little girls next summer when they will be walking and playing in the backyard with their brother ! It will be awesome to watch them as they grow!
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November. Calendar photo 3 days late. Today was my birthday everybody - (well technically yesterday since it's after midnight but it's all the same day to me :) . I spent the whole day right here at my computer editing photos in a continuing effort to get caught up and stay there. It's just that time of year. Through the winter when the weather is crummy for outdoor sessions, I may only shoot once a week or less. So those are the lean times of the year when you have to stretch through the earnings you made during the peak season. Consequently, I've been shooting sessions and weddings like a squirrell preparing for the Day After Tomorrow snowstorm. That means long days, late nights, early mornings, and thousands of photos to be sorted, cropped, and retouched. I told someone the other day that being a photographer at this time of year is somewhat like being Santa Clause on December 20th. It's crunch time.
I shot this photo last november on a tributary of the Clarion River. The water looks SO COLD ! And it was. When I got out of the car to go investigate the scenery Sean warned me to stay out of the woods because of the ticks. I ignored him. Sure enough when I got back behind the wheel, I looked down to shift out of park and there was a wood tick crawling across my left knee. (Thank goodness it was cold enough I was wearing jeans and boots.) I gave Sean a grumpy look, which he replied to by giving me the 'I told you so' look. And I put the car back in park and we all got out and my sister walked over and I had to be checked for ticks. There were 2 more on the back of my right leg. If you have pets, you already know the ticks have been really bad the past 2 years. Sadly, there is no Advantix for photographers.
November. The leaves are down and the forecasters are chomping at the bit to report on the slimmest chance of a snow flurry. Demetrius Ivory and Jeff Verszyla have already been revving up the doppler with glee! Any day now Wendy Bell is going to report on "what you need to have in your car to be prepared for a weather emergency". (Sidenote, if you're not from Pittsburgh you won't recognize those names but their our local news anchors.)
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I know it's really last minute so I'm just throwing this out there in case anyone is interested, but I'm hosting a Portrait Day this Sunday for anyone who might like to update their family photo in time for christmas! Here's the details:
WHAT: Portrait day! 1 hour mini sessions that are a great way to update your family photo with some relaxed portraits!
WHEN: Sunday November 7th, 2010
TIME: Timeslots are available from Noon to 4pm
WHERE: Northmoreland Park
COST: $25 per session
Please EMAIL me directly at PhotosbyAW@aol.com if you're interested, have questions, or would like to reserve a space!
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