Personal

Lifestyle

Engagements

Weddings

Browse:

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 

Welcome to the blog

XO,

read Post →

I’m beyond excited to share one of the most glamorous engagement sessions I’ve had the pleasure of shooting right here in the heart of Pittsburgh! Picture a stunning sunset, a romantic rooftop setting, and a fashionable couple dressed to the nines. It was a magical evening that perfectly captured the essence of luxury and love. […]

Rooftop Photos: Glam Sessions for Engaged Pittsburgh Couples

Pittsburgh engagement photos

read Post →

If you’re like me, you’ve been sidetracked a time or two by adorable pet videos. Once you get going, it’s so hard to stop! Animals have a way of adding an extra dose of joy, silliness, and companionship to our lives. So, when it comes to capturing your love story through engagement photos, there’s no […]

Paws, Prosecco, & Portraits: Engagement Photos with Your Dog

engagement photos with your dog at Allegheny Commons Park

read Post →

I couldn’t be more thrilled Alison and Toby chose me as their Pittsburgh photographer. They began their fun and flirty Pittsburgh engagement session at the Phipps Conservatory and finished the evening with romantic sunset rooftop shots in the city. As a bonus, this rooftop served as extra parking, so they brought a gorgeous classic white Cadillac with […]

Pittsburgh Rooftop Romance: 14 Stunning Rooftop Engagement Photo Ideas

Pittsburgh rooftop engagement pictures; engagement photo ideas

read Post →

Selecting outfits may be the number one frustration with photography sessions. Whether you shop for something new or scour your closet for something you love, it can be a bit tricky to coordinate with your partner, feel comfortable and flattered, and complement your photo locations. If only you could simplify things with a perfectly versatile piece that […]

Finding the Perfect Dress for Your Engagement Photos

engagement photo dresses

read Post →

I had the best time exploring Ohiopyle State Park with Emily and Tyler for their engagement session. This Pennsylvania river rafting hot spot has several cute buildings and picnic tables to use in photos, and the breathtaking waterfall offers a romantic grand finale. If you want to get away from the city for your engagement session, Ohiopyle […]

8 Wedding Websites That Will Wow Guests & Simplify Planning (Plus Engagement Sneak Peek)

best wedding websites; ohiopyle state park engagement photos

read Post →

Looking to shake up your date night routine in Pittsburgh? If you’re tired of the same old dinner and a movie, it’s time to try something new and unconventional. Leave the wedding planning stress behind and embrace the sweet engagement period. I’ve got a few date night ideas in Pittsburgh to spice up your plans […]

5 Fun Date Night Ideas in Pittsburgh, PA (plus an engagement sneak peek!)

date night ideas in pittsburgh

read Post →

Kim and Luke’s engagement session offers the perfect transition from summer to fall. From adorable pink shorts and a tank to a flowy white dress on a beautifully foggy day, they took advantage of the last few days of sweet summertime as we head into fall. If you’re as love with fall engagement photos as […]

How to Get Save-the-Date Worthy Fall Engagement Photos | Kim & Luke’s Session

engagement photos for save the dates at Wildwood Golf Club, Allison Park, Pennsylvania

read Post →

Lately, I’ve showcased quite a few sophisticated urban photoshoots in downtown Pittsburgh. But this time, I want to feature the most adorable engagement session in Harmony, Pennsylvania—the perfect alternative for couples wanting to escape the hustle and bustle. Harmony is a picture-perfect option for many reasons. The small town is clean and well-kept, with fresh […]

Rainy Day Engagement Session in Historic Harmony, Pennsylvania

Zelienople and Harmony Pennsylvania engagement session

read Post →

Your wedding day is an exciting occasion that you will treasure forever. However, once you go into planning mode, it’s common to feel a bit overwhelmed, which can take some of the joy out of your big day—and no one wants that! As a recent bride myself, I don’t want you to feel burned out […]

7 Stress-Free Wedding Planning Tips | Mellon Park Engagement Photos

wedding planning tips

read Post →

We headed to Coop De Ville Pittsburgh and The Strip downtown for Sierra and Ethan’s engagement session. The locations are close together, so they cut down on commute time, and they each have tons of built-in charm and photogenic backdrops. Sierra and Ethan couldn’t have picked two more fitting photo locations. They love to laugh and play together and […]

Fun & Flirty Engagement Photos at Coop De Ville Pittsburgh

Coop De Ville Pittsburgh