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Hey, I'm Rachel. I'm a wedding and couples photographer capturing the honest, intimate, and unforgettable moments, based in Pittsburgh PA. Below are some of my most recent adventures and stories worth sharing.

A collection of narrated weddings, couples & lifestyle sessions 

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Haley and John wanted to focus in on what matters most to them on their wedding day. They chose to vow their commitment to one another surrounded by their closest friends and family seaside. The Hilton Garden Inn at Kitty Hawk on North Carolina’s Outer Banks provided just the intimate beachy vibes they were going […]

Outer Banks Wedding Venues | Hilton Garden and Kitty Hawk Pier House

outer banks wedding venues

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Not all boudoir photography involves lacy lingerie (although I do love a pretty bridal boudoir shoot!) Sometimes a cozy couple’s boudoir session is just what you need to break out of your routine and reconnect in a creative and intimate way.  You don’t need a special occasion to book a couple’s session! This lovely couple […]

Couple’s Boudoir Photography | Cozy Session at Studio 1933 Pittsburgh

couple's boudoir

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Cue all the tears for this elegant wedding—you’ll need the tissues! Andrew and Madison recently tied the knot at The Club at Nevillewood, and their big day was nothing short of unforgettable. I loved how the couple honored those who are no longer with them through sweet mementos and photos. Meanwhile, they savored every single […]

Wedding Venues Pittsburgh | The Club at Nevillewood Wedding Feature

wedding venues pittsburgh

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First of all, let it be known that you don’t have to worry about posing for your engagement session with me! I’m here to make sure you have fun, feel comfortable in front of the camera, and know where to place your arms. There’s absolutely no need to stress over any of that, and I […]

Rachel’s Top 5 Engagement Photo Poses | Pittsburgh Photography

engagement photo poses

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Getting ready to book your Pittsburgh engagement photos? Before you Google “outdoor photoshoot locations near me,” let me lend a hand! I’m a photographer, but I’m here as your guide, too. I’m excited to plan with you! There are so many fantastic local photoshoot locations to consider for your session. Be sure to peek inside […]

Outdoor Photoshoot Locations | 6 Backdrop Ideas

rooftop engagement photos

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When you have an incredible couple with the sweetest chemistry like Erin and Shane, just about any wedding venue seems romantic. But in their case, Chestnut Ridge Golf & Conference Center complemented their warm personality beautifully. The wooded golf course sprawls across southwestern Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands. The Chestnut Ridge’s two 4.5-star courses have been featured […]

Pennsylvania Wedding Venues | Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort Wedding Feature

Pennsylvania wedding venues

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I’ll let you in on one of my best kept secrets: some of downtown Pittsburgh’s best restaurants provide fantastic backdrops for photo sessions. If we catch them during the day during slower times (I’ll help with the booking), we’ll have the space we need to capture a few romantic eatery photos. If you want an […]

Downtown Pittsburgh Best Restaurants | The Industrialist Hotel & Emerson’s Market

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Whether you’re long-time locals or just huge Steel City fans, there’s no place better to tie the knot than Pittsburgh! I know I’m a bit biased being a Pittsburgh wedding photographer, but there’s a reason I set up shop here (although I’m open to destination weddings as well—stay tuned for a romantic Italy wedding to […]

Heinz History Center + Grand Concourse Pittsburgh Wedding Venues

Heinz History Museum wedding; Heinz History Center; Pittsburgh wedding venues; senator John Heinz History Center Smithsonian Museums

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I love unique engagement sessions. I have a few locations I personally love to recommend (especially as a recently engaged gal myself), but if you have certain style or place in mind, I’m all ears! Your engagement session should tell a piece of your story. These are probably some of your first professional photos together, […]

Pittsburgh Brewery Engagement Session | Hitchhiker, Mt. Lebanon + Bird Park

Hitchhiker Brewing Co.; local breweries; Pittsburgh brewery; Mt. Lebanon

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Becca and Riley tied the knot this past December at the Strip District in Pittsburgh. Their ceremony was held at the stunning Orchard Hill Church, which features a fresh modern aesthetic on the inside. They celebrated their vows with friends at The Art Room wedding venue in the Strip District. Their wedding day was nothing short […]

10 Tips for Gorgeous “Getting Ready” Photos | Strip District in Pittsburgh Wedding

getting ready photos; best wedding photographers in Pittsburgh; mother daughter; getting ready photos; mother of the bride