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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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The Pittsburgh area is full of gorgeous wedding venues, but Logan and Clint chose one of the best—the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. This unique location is a “military memorial dedicated to honoring the men and women of all branches of service, from all generations and conflicts” (Soldiers & Sailors). The venue features both […]

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum | Wedding Feature

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall

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Imagine on of the best days of your life is finally here—your wedding day! However, as you look around the venue, you realize some décor is missing, there isn’t enough seating for all your guests, and your cousin’s apprentice-level photography skills aren’t quite up to par. Truthfully, it’s the experience and the people who matter most—people […]

8 Reasons to Hire a Pittsburgh Wedding Planner

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If you can do your research and find the right wedding vendors at the beginning, the rest will just fall into place, right? Not always. As talented as your wedding team might be, they’ll need a liaison to help them coordinate all the pieces toward a cohesive vision. That ongoing responsibility typically falls on the […]

Wedding Planning | 3 Reasons to Consider Hiring a Wedding Planner

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PPG Place in downtown Pittsburgh has become a popular spot for couples to take engagement and wedding photos—and for good reason! The towering black-glass buildings and clean geometric lines lend themselves to spectacular portraits. Brittany and Noah opted to have their wedding day at Wintergarden at PPG Place in May, and it was nothing short […]

Downtown Pittsburgh Wedding Venue | Wintergarden Black & White Wedding

Wintergarden at PPG Place Wedding Pittsburgh

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Pittsburgh is filled with steel-city wonder. When you think of our beloved city, you probably imagine its myriad of bridges, towering skyscrapers, and historic railways. (Or maybe think of Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers if you’re a sports fanatic.) And while the architecture is incredible, some local couples prefer to think outside the industrial aesthetic for […]

Pittsburgh Wedding Venues | The Gathering Place at Darlington Lake

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