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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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As a wedding photographer, I’ve been privileged to capture many unforgettable moments of “I do’s,” first dances, and joyous celebrations. One thing I’ve noticed, and I think it’s worth sharing, is the significant difference a wedding planner can make. There are some fabulous Pennsylvania wedding planners, and it’s worth consideration. When you hear the phrase “wedding […]

A Wedding Photographer’s Perspective on Hiring a Wedding Planner

Pennsylvania wedding planner

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Lacey and James celebrated their timeless outdoor wedding at Twelve Oaks Mansion, nestled just outside Pittsburgh. They brought their countryside glam wedding to life with intricate lace, plush velvet, and radiant red hues, all set against vibrant autumn colors. Twelve Oaks Mansion can accommodate everything from intimate ceremonies and dinners to extravagant affairs with up […]

Bringing Elegance to the Country for a Chic Outdoor Wedding

luxury outdoor wedding at Twelve Oaks Mansion

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I love an al fresco garden party wedding! Nestled in the heart of the city, the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden provides a gorgeous natural backdrop for couples seeking a garden ambiance for their wedding day. The gardens and woodlands offer a unique setting for your wedding day with its striking greenery and seasonal blooms. If you’re like Nicole […]

Creative Ideas for Your Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Wedding

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden wedding

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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

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Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but choosing the right vendors can make all the difference. From capturing the big day with stunning photography to satisfying your guests’ taste buds with delectable cuisine, each vendor plays a vital role in creating a memorable experience. Hiring vendors that align with your style, budget, and vision is […]

Photography to Florals: How to Choose Your Wedding Vendors

pittsburgh wedding vendors

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When it comes to gorgeous, elegant affairs, Ben and Celeste’s April wedding at Bella Sera, Pittsburgh was one for the books. From the simplistic, stunning floral arrangements to the dazzling reception details, every inch of their day exuded an air of effortless sophistication. Many couples hope to achieve this high-end wedding look for their big […]

The Art of Elegance: Crafting a High-End Wedding That Exceeds Expectations

bespoke wedding design

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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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Just an hour outside Pittsburgh lies an enchanting wedding venue called Pinehall at Eisler Farms. In 1939, John and Dorothy Eisler found this stunning piece of land and decided to make it their home. They were married there and eventually raised their family on the farm. In 2016, the family decided to open up their farm […]

Pinehall at Eisler Farms Venue Feature | Pennsylvania Weddings

Pinehall at Eisler Farms