We had a fantastic time with Christy, Eric, and their wonderful family members and friends yesterday! Oh my goodness! We can’t wait to share more ♥️♥️♥️ #fairytalewedding #menningweddings #menningphotographic #pelosipartyof2 #thelakeclub #ohioweddingphotographer #pittsburghweddingphotographer #youngstownphotography #youngstownwedding #youngstownweddingphotographer #theknotohio #brides #theblacktiebride #wellgroomedgroom #ballgown #weddingdress #huffpostido
Chelsea and TJ tied the knot at Irons Mill Farmstead on this day last year on a beautiful day in August with the most GORGEOUS sunset! Congratulations on your one year, Chelsea and TJ!!
I had the pleasure of working with @bilancia_designs this week. I was completely taken back with all the beauty! Such a talented and beautiful soul.
A year ago, Chelsea and Shamus opted for eloping in lieu of a traditional wedding and it fit them to a T! Nick and I were actually the only two to witness the ceremony, which was a HUGE honor! Their self-uniting ceremony took place outside of Phipp's Conservatory, and from there, we walked around to the lock bridge, Oakland, and finished up portraits at the Roberto Clemente bridge! Here's to many more years together!!
AH I love these two - ever since their engagement session, I've been counting down the days until their wedding day and today is THE DAY!!! Koreen and Kurt - we cannot WAIT to celebrate with you today!! 💛
It’s gearing up to be a late night/early morning around here with all the editing that is getting done. 👩🏻💻✅ I have to be really honest with y’all: 3 kids is no joke! Especially when one is a newborn and 2 are home for summer break and you’re adjusting to a new schedule and trying to get work done in between. Whew! What a summer it’s been but God is so good and hubby has been so helpful and the kids have been so patient with mommy. Next week we’ll have a 1st grader and a Pre-K student which makes me sad already but I know they’ll enjoy being back to a normal routine with their teacher and friends. 📚 So for now, I’ll be over here in front of my Mac working on so much wedding pretty that I can’t wait to show y’all now that our lives are getting back to a normal routine!
@cnc989 and @g_leonard are featured over on @bustld_charlotte today! Link in profile! Make sure you stop by and check out their beautiful wedding day at @trumpgolfcharlotte! #slpweddings #samanthalaffoonphotograpy #charlottewedding #bustld #charlotteweddingphotograpy @bustld #charlotteweddingphotographer
Here's a somewhat obvious tip for you: don't forget to actually have FUN on your wedding day!!! You may have spent months and months preparing an amazing day with your friends and family in mind, but don't forget that this day is about YOU, your soon-to-be spouse, and a beautiful, lifelong commitment to each other. Don't forget what's truly important, and don't forget to actually enjoy it before it's gone! ❤️ If you're married, back me up on this one!!
There is a Redwood grove hidden by the OC coast, say what! I need to go back and feel the cool breeze and smell the pines as I photograph
A hot topic came up during a recent hair & makeup wedding glam session at an adorable local salon & we want to see what your opinion is! The makeup artist said she didn't see any problem with a groom wearing makeup on his wedding day, especially to cover up a blemish that appeared just before the big day. Some of the bridesmaids were just like, "I think it'd be weird for a guy to wear makeup if he normally doesn't." Or some said, "My boyfriend would never wear makeup no matter how big of a pimple he had!" But one or two said, "Why not? If it makes him feel more confident, he should rock it." What do YOU say? #menningphotographic #menningweddings • • • • • • • #ohioweddingvenue #wellgroomedgroom #theblacktiebride #burghbrides #ohioweddingphotographer #paweddingphotographer #groom #makeup #mua #makeupproblems #ootd #theknot #pittsburghweddingphotographer #realrondinellimen #rondinelli #weddinginspo #stylemepretty #marthaweddings #risingtidesociety #thehappynow #thegatheringplace
Oh, so dreamy & romantic! That's how we'd describe Amanda & Matt's wedding day! And you can see it all for yourself including SUCH a cute flower girl & ring bearer, a soft, dreamy neutral color palette, a bride looking stunning, a groom looking dapper, and the pastor with the best moves at a wedding reception we've seen in a long time! All of the fun is at the link in bio. Tap for vendor love. #menningphotographic #menningweddings #thelakeclub #ohioweddingphotographer • • • • • •#ohioweddingvenue #ohiophotographer #burghbrides #pittsburghweddingphotographer #clevelandweddingphotographer #columbusweddingphotographer #makeportraits #thehappynow #soloverly #stylemepretty #steelcitygrammers #ytownmytown #theblacktiebride #wellgroomedgroom #willowsbywehr #huffpostido #marthaweddings #abmhappylife #weddinging #weddingphotographer #weddingdress #weddinginspo #thatauthenticfeeling #loveauthentic
As far as photographing details on a wedding day goes, I love taking time to style the rings. Such a beautiful symbol that they will wear forever. Photographers, what's your favorite detail to photograph? . . . #slpweddings #samanthalaffoonphotograpy #charlotteweddingphotographer #charlottewedding #charlottebrides
When it seems as though my life and calendar is ever only craziness, I’m constantly reminded how incredibly amazing this business I’ve built over the last 9 1/2 years is. My clients continue to amaze me, support me, refer me, and I couldn’t be more thankful. It’s because of all of you that I get to continue to do the job I love after all this time. — Your referrals over the years have been the base for what keeps my business going. Your kind words, shout outs, tags on social media, sweet emails full of warm excitement about your images, sharing them every year in your anniversary, and so much more have fueled the very core of what KTP is. Being a wedding photographer is such a personal job - I love to continue to watch your lives grow, celebrate in your successes, grieve with you in your losses, and truly feel like I’ve gained so many friends over the years through my sweet couples. — With that said, my 2019 calendar is looking sweeter every day, and as it fills it up, I’d love to hear from some of you and your friends/family! If you are engaged, or have loved ones that are, I'd appreciate it so much if you would continue to pass along my name, so that I can keep doing what I love and being a part of such a big day in many couple's lives ❤️
We’re working on this past weekend’s wedding like 😍😍😍 Such romantic details! This blog post is going to be so pretty! Don’t you love these @badgleymischka wedding heels?! #menningphotographic #menningweddings #badgleymischka #badgleymischkabride #ohioweddingphotographer #ohiophotographer #paweddingphotographer #theblacktiebride #weddinginspo #stylemepretty #theknot #theknotohio #burghbrides #postitfortheaesthetic #soloverly #marthaweddings #weddingshoes #pittsburghweddingphotographer #thatsdarling #loveandwildhearts #brides #youngstownwedding #youngstown
Sitting here at the car dealership waiting for my car to get a new battery... #forgotmybook #almostthreehourswaiting So how about something pretty to post while I wait? 💍 Choosing to see the positive in this situation. I am blessed with good friends who came and jumped my car (thank you @michelleburkephotography 💕 you guys so much), the means to pay for the service (which hasn’t always been easy times in the past when I struggled to get by), a wonderful client who allowed me to reschedule and was so kind and understanding in her doing so, and free 🍩 and ☕️! 😂 #heckyes Remember we have the ability to make the best out of sometimes crummy circumstances. To chose to have a positive, grateful heart. Today I’m choosing to have just that...
Indianapolis, IN 2018 | Veterans Memorial Plaza Photographed for Cassie Howard Photography #indianapolisphotographer #weddingphotographer #indiana #veteransmemorialplaza #fountain #downtownindy #brideandgroom #weddingday #theblacktiebride #wellgroomedgroom #kiss #truelove
They met 7 years ago at work in Massachusetts: it was her first job out of college and he had just moved from accounting to finance. New job, new team, and oh, how they bonded in the struggle. However, it wasn’t until 3 years ago that he decided to make a move and after their first date, the rest is history. They have since made California their home, along with their cute little beagle named Daisy 🐕, and surrounded with their close family and friends (who traveled across country to celebrate with them), they said their ‘I Do’s’. Sarah & Mike, congratulations you two and I wish you an abundance of blessings as you begin your happily ever after!!! ✨ p.s. A sneak peek of their big day is in today’s story!
Classic. Stunning. Joyfully wed. Forever. Yesterday was dreamy. #menningphotographic #menningweddings • • • • • • #postitfortheaesthetic #youngstownweddingphotography #youngstownphotography #youngstownwedding #ytownmytown #ohioweddingphotographer #ohioweddingvenue #ohiophotographer #burghbrides #steelcitygrammers #paweddingphotographer #pittsburghweddingphotographer #stainedglass #willowsbywehr #theblacktiebride #wellgroomedgroom #thatauthenticfeeling #stylemepretty #wedohio #bride #toulasbridal #canfield #thelakeclub #ohwowyes #loveauthentic
Abby & Dave's Grand Hall at the Priory wedding today was stunning in every way! Abby wore an earring from her mom, a ring from her grandma, and her veil was borrowed from one of her best friends. 💛More to come soon!! . @pittsburghsgrandhall @caviar_curls
Headed back to @holidaycourtyard today for Lanae and William’s wedding! Love how this venue allows each couple to completely make the space their own. 😍 #realwedding
Two of the kindest souls managed to find each other and have begun their journey to live out their happily ever after. ✨ • Andrea and Stuart, thank you for letting me capture your love and happiness surrounded by your close family and friends! It was such a joy!! To get a sneak peek of their wedding day, head over to today’s story. ⬆️
That gown - oh my! 😍 And that beautiful background? Compliments of @hgipittsburghsouthpointe !
Hannah smiles as she reads a note from her husband-to-be just before their wedding at @heinzchapel. As a documentary wedding photographer, it's these kinds of quiet moments that I'm always on the lookout for. . . . . . #weddinginspiration #pittsburghwedding #burghbrides #weddingphotojournalism #weddingmoments #weddinginspiration #pittsburghweddingphotography #pittsburghweddingphotographer #fineartphotographer #soinlove #dreamwedding #insideweddings #stylemepretty #theknot #weddingportraits #burghphotog #fineartweddingphotographer #marthaweddings #luxurywedding #stylishwedding #fineartwedding #intimatewedding #intimateweddingphotographer #burghphotog #paweddingphotographer #weddinggoals #theblacktiebride #joeappelphotography #artfulstorytelling #heinzchapel
Oh happy day on the blog 🙌🏼 . Ashley & Scott are the kind of people you always want to be around... kind, loving, and fun 💛 Head to the blog (link in bio) to see more of their wedding day which was such a wonderful celebration! . So much gratitude for crossing paths with with you guys 🤗 . Wedding day team: Makeup @beautybymarge Dress @mbbride Flowers @communityflowershop Cake @foodgloriousfoodpgh Jewelry @orrsjewelers . #levanamelamedphotography #weddingphotographer #Pittsburgh #pittsburghphotographer #weddinginspo #burghbrides #fineartphotographer #huffpostido #pittsburghweddingphotographer #pittsburghbride #bodas #fineartweddings #portraits #couplesgoals #thehappynow #pursuepretty #gatheredstyle #bride #thatsdarling #theknot #mastinlabs #parejasbonitas #thewhitewren #novia #weddingday #simpleandstill #theblacktiebride #ontheblog #tbt #wedding
When the bride and her dad begin their walk down the aisle together...one of our favorite moments to watch from behind the scenes! 📸: @elizaniforatos . . . #innatvinthill #fatherandbride #weddingoftheday #vabride #vawedding #southernbride #southerncharm #southernwedding #ido #engaged #grandenterance #summerwedding #vaisforlovers #theblacktiebride #marthastewartweddings #theknotva #warrentonva #bestofprincewilliam #love #photography #weddingphotography #organicwedding
Wedding pro tip: choose your dress first! Because it can take longer than you think. 👰 Until you find one, order it, fittings, alterations. It can take 6 months or longer. ⏰ So decide on the dress first, then worry about flowers, favors, and centerpieces! #weddingdressesguide #luxuryweddingdress
... meanwhile in the groomsmen’s getting ready room.... 🥃
How about a closer look at this gorgeous bouquet from the last post... yes, those are purple artichokes!! How unique! Absolutely love that!! | Florals by @mdunndesign #realwedding
Those first look moments when you FINALLY get to show off the dress! 😍#realwedding
Gifts are always a nice gesture. On wedding days we always capture the gifts and the moment the gifts are given. Please let us know if you are giving gifts so we can capture this beautiful moment. . . . Check out my stories to see what gift I received the other day! #janedmartinezphotography
SO thankful for these two and their willingness to trust me for this shot! I saw this little corner of goodness at @renshawfarms and knew that it would be the perfect photo spot. If a spot looks a little perilous, I always climb into the spot first to make sure it's safe - so, after climbing down to the little cement wall and jumping on the plank of wood a few times to make sure it was sturdy, I asked these two if they would be willing to jump in. And, well, you can see they were! ❤️
“Be gentle, fill yourself with love instead of hate. Fill yourself up with art, books, knowledge, experiences. Surround yourself with people who have nothing to give but love. These things, they are important. They will help you learn how to love” | unknown #realwedding
This morning’s vibes ☕️👌🏼 • I remember a time when I couldn’t even stand the taste of coffee. But one day after we had our second child, hubby made me a cup with caramel macchiato creamer and I haven’t looked back. And really, out of both of us, he’s the coffee snob who orders specialty coffee for us. Currently we’re living our PNW vacation days with @stumptowncoffee which is so good! If you haven’t, I highly recommend trying it out for a yummy boost to your day.
We love the moments in a wedding, the images that showcase the people and emotions of the day. Something as simple as the bride walking down the stairs with her father just before she reaches the aisle can become a beautiful image that takes the bride right back to that moment! Photo by @abbywallerphotography. #theblacktiebride
I think I could've taken every single portrait from Sam and Matt's wedding day in front of this flower bush. It was SO beautiful! But of course, Sam's show-stopping dress and look was even moreso! 🌺
Emily and Brady's wedding day just went LIVE on the blog!!! This wedding is all things classy, featuring some beautiful touches of slate blue, and emotional first look between Emily and her dad, and some photos at one of my favorite portrait spots of the year so far! If you're curious - check it out! (Link in profiles) ❤️
Today was back to school for my kids and it was at a brand new school. My youngest started Kindergarten 😭 The last lil’ birdie to spread his wings at “big kid school” I did great until it was time for him to ride the bus home, then I became a nervous mess!! But praise God all three came home so happy after having wonderful first days. Im trying to soak these times up. Despite the chaos, despite the worry, I know one day all too soon these times will only be a memory... 🙏🏻😭💕
So much pretty comes with photographing brides and their big day! 🌿 This week I’m gearing up to photograph two lovely weddings and the fun thing is that hubby is going to be in a wedding too! 🎩 It’s fun to be on the other side of all things wedding. Hope you guys have a good week!
We adore the gold and white details we see in this country club wedding by @jessicahaleyNY! For instance, this four-tier wedding cake exudes classic elegance with its detailed tiers and monogrammed topper. See more classic black tie wedding details on the blog today. Link in profile! #theblacktiebride
There is something about women photographing women...That feeling I have in my solar plexus that 'pings' when we create a portrait that sings. I know how she'll feel when she sees herself. She will feel warm and beautiful and whole. The lovely @ms_bester, everyone. Flowers: @halstedflowers
Happy Monday!! After a week off it feels good to be back in my office and working through my to do list. However, I'm still going to need about a pot of coffee. How's your week starting off? I love custom invitations and this gorgeous one @delightedcalligraphy created is one of my favorites 😍. #slpweddings #samanthalaffoonphotograpy #charlotteweddingphotographer #ashevilleweddingphotographer #hoteldomestique @hotel_domestique @somethingperfectclt @trumpetandhorn
Not saying that I don't love summer... but I'm so looking forward to some of those crisp & cool fall Western PA days after this weekend's wedding at @hvresortpa ! All of their cozy lodge decor totally put me in the mood for some cooler weather 🍁So, tell me - is it too early to break out my fall wreath yet?! 😂
Reminiscing this oh so fun wedding day from a year ago, when these two said I do, were rock stars in front of the camera, and then danced the night away 🙌🏼 . Happy happy anniversary Megan & Tarek, wishing you so many more and sending a big hug! . #levanamelamedphotography #Pittsburgh #pittsburghphotographer #weddingphotographer #weddinginspo #burghbrides #pittsburghweddingphotographer #huffpostido #weddingseason #bridetobe #destinationphotographer #pittsburghbride #bodas #portraits #couplesgoals #couplesportraits #brideandgroom #bride #groom #justengaged #burghphotog #gatheredstyle #loveintentionally #theknot #theblacktiebride #wellgroomedgroom #redoakweddings #destinationwedding #sundayfeeling #sundayfunday
“All I wanna do is let it be and be with you and watch the wind blow by. All I wanna see is you and me go on forever like the clear blue sky. Slowly, there’s only you and I. All I wanna do is watch the wind blow by.” -Tim McGraw #bsmittys1inamilli #menningphotographic #menningweddings • • • • • #brideandgroom #weddingphotography #thatauthenticfeeling #feelfreefeed #thehappynow #abmhappylife #abmlifeissweet #loveandwildhearts #theblacktiebride #wellgroomedgroom #wedohio #ohioweddingphotographer #youngstownweddingphotography #youngstownweddingphotographer #burghbrides #paweddingphotographer #pittsburghweddingphotographer #clevelandweddingphotographer #theportraitcollective #bride #stephanieleighbridal #youngstownweddingvenue #ohiowedding @stephanieleighbridal @ashmilli14 @bsmitty8 @shelbyball @jeremyscottfilms @thesocialstudioinc
Here's some GORGEOUS color to brighten up your Sunday morning!! How amazing are these florals from @lindabrownsfloral ?! 😍 @hvresortpa did NOT disappoint for the most beautiful wedding day for Lindsay and Ryan! What impressed me most about these two (besides their epic dance moves) were their incredibly kind and loving hearts. We were genuinely sad to have to leave by the end of their wedding day! 😭But oh-so thankful to have been a part of their day! Congratulations, Lindsay and Ryan! . @hair_by_ina7 @theexquisitebridepittsburgh @prettyinpittsburgh
Oh my, how we loved being a part of Gail and Jake's wedding day! Gail and Jake are an incredibly sweet couple who were both SO excited to finally tie the knot after many years of dating (and lots more years of knowing each other!). These two basically grew up together, but only started dating a few years ago. For their wedding, they decided to incorporate sunflowers (Gail's favorite flower) in honor of the sunflowers that Jake planted for Gail when they first started dating! I mean, come on - how much sweeter does it get?! Congratulations to these two on their one year wedding anniversary!
Happy first anniversary as husband and wife to this stunning couple! We hope this year was “Goode” to you both and we continue to wish you a lifetime of love and happiness ♥️ 📸: @photographybyamynicole . . . #innatvinthill #anniversary #ido #summerwedding #organicwedding #theknotvirginia #weddinginspo #southernbride #southernwedding #vaisforlovers #vabride #vawedding #engaged #weddingoftheyear #weddingoftheday #brideandgroom #weddingday #southerncharm #bouquet #outdoorwedding #stunning #warrentonva #photography #weddingphotography #weddingdress #weddinginspiration #weddingwire #weddingstyle #goldenhour #theblacktiebride
One of my favorite centerpieces 😍. I adore how elegant and classic it is and I'm totally obsessed with neutrals. @newcreationsflowersclt always creates such beautiful floral arrangements. #slpweddings #samanthalaffoonphotograpy #charlottewedding #charlottecityclub #charlotteweddingphotographer
“Nothing brings back to life a forgotten memory like fragrance” | Christopher Poindexter I’m actually wearing this scent today. 🌸 It’s one of my go to everyday perfumes, but I def have ones that I’m more selective with because when I put them on it brings me back to all those special moments. Just me or are you the same? #realwedding