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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Your partner popped the question, and now you can both officially be called fiancés! Your engagement is such an exciting time for you both that it deserves beautiful documentation. It’s easy to focus solely on their wedding day and forget to enjoy their engagement. Use this time to celebrate, go on dates, dream about your future together, and plan your wedding as […]

Romantic Pittsburgh Engagement Session | Natalie + Evan

Pittsburgh engagement

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When it comes to dynamic engagement pictures, Alex and Doug nailed it! These two brought it all from adorable laughs to intimate moments. I absolutely loved capturing the love between them while making the most of our time together. This stunning shoot started in Arsenal Park with a special guest and ended with an unreal […]

Creating Cinematic Engagement Photos | Strip District Session

Rooftop engagement photos

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A few more days and we can officially call it Fall! If you’re like me, you’re already reaching for those fall-inspired lattes and plaid-print accessories. This cold-weather-loving gal is ready for Mother Nature to do her thing. Plus, autumn is great for photoshoots because the chill makes couples want to get cozy. So, bring out […]

Outfits for Fall | What to Wear for Couple’s Photos

outfits for fall

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If you’re an out-of-the-box kind of couple, let’s shake things up for your engagement photos! One of my biggest recommendations is to style your shoot in a way that authentically reflects you. The more you enjoy the session, the better your photos will be. KC and Jon have spontaneous and fun-loving personalities, so the local […]

Butler Fair Engagement Photos | 11 Fun & Festive Engagement Ideas

Butler Fair engagement session

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When it comes to romantic, fun, and flirty engagement portraits—let’s get out there and do something fun! As they say, the world is your oyster. But where to go? There are so many options! I’m more than happy to recommend some of the most photogenic engagement photo locations around Pittsburgh, and you can peruse the […]

5 Reasons to Pick a Meaningful Engagement Photo Location

airplane engagement; Pittsburgh photo locations