Laurie R Photography: Blog https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Laurie R Photography laurierphotography@gmail.com (Laurie R Photography) Fri, 03 Aug 2018 17:43:00 GMT Fri, 03 Aug 2018 17:43:00 GMT https://www.laurierphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u204327112-o326694714-50.jpg Laurie R Photography: Blog https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog 80 120 Welcome Sydney! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2018/8/welcome-sydney It is always an honor to take those first pictures of newborns!  I got to meet Sydney on a rainy afternoon in early June and was thrilled to spend some time with her and her mommy and daddy.  She is such a little doll baby!  

Love the smiles!

Momma looked great!

And sure looks like she has dad wrapped around her little fingers already!

So expressive!

Such a beautiful family!

Time for some shut eye ....

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And Lucas makes 4! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2018/6/and-lucas-makes-4 Welcome to this world little Lucas! I can't think of a more exciting time in a parent's life than adding a new little one to their family!   And when there is an older sibling things can certainly be whirlwind to say the least!  It's always such an honor to capture some of the new family dynamics in photographs when a new baby arrives.  I met Lucas when he was about 5 weeks new --- such a sweet, calm baby! 

Lucas is a 'thinker' (and he might be thinking this is enough of the pictures already!)

Here it looks like he's thinking he can't get away from that photographer!

Comfy in his mother's arms

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Just look at the way he looks at mommy!

Some bonding with dad ....

Look at the lovely eyes of big sister

This is what family is all about.

Big sister gets to read stories to her family!

Congratulations again to this beautiful family of 4!  Thank you for having me in your home and photographing some of the early days as a family of 4!

 

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Monica + Adam = Married! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2018/6/monica-adam-married St. Vincent Basilica was the location for the wedding of Monica and Adam on a summer-like day in April.  The reception followed at the Latrobe Country Club.  There is so much preparation that goes in to the perfect day and when it all comes together it can be magical --- and as a couple's photographer I like to capture the magic and the 'moments' that make up their wedding day. 

When I arrived as the girls were getting ready, I was amazed at the calm atmosphere.  Everyone looked terrific, and the setting in one of the homes on the country club property was just as terrific.  

The sense of calm was evident at the Basilica as well, and the service was beautiful.

The Basilica, the grounds around the St. Vincent campus and the grounds around the Latrobe Country Club were a perfect backdrop for the first photographs as husband and wife!

And then of course, it's time to celebrate with family and friends!

Thank you Monica and Adam for letting us capture the moments of your wedding day in pictures!  And my you have many, many years of happiness!

 

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Deanna + Greg = Married! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2018/5/deanna-greg-married Deanna and Greg had an absolutely gorgeous fall wedding (in spite of the weather mother nature decide to throw their way that day).  Wedding days are full of 'moments' just begging to be captured in photos.  The day will fly by in a blink for the bride and groom, so as their photographer I do my best to try to preserve these moments - big, small, emotional, fun - for them in a collection of photographs.  Here are some of the 'moments' from their day ...

I find something very special in the getting ready photos - specifically the bride putting on her earrings - it might have something to do with the care and focus she utilizes - a little foreshadowing of the lifetime of care and focus the new relationship will take on?

Not  every bride and groom exchange notes or gifts to each other on their wedding day, but when they do it's nice they can take a few minutes prior to the festivities to share some private thoughts.

A father's touch ...

That first kiss as husband and wife

United

This may be my favorite entrance photo of all time.

The first dance 

And later on the crowded dance floor ... some times you can be alone in a room full of people

Here's hoping you look at each other this way forever!

  

Congratulations Greg and Deanna!  Thank you for letting me capture your wedding day in photographs!

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laurierphotography@gmail.com (Laurie R Photography) photographer pittsburgh photographer pittsburgh wedding pittsburgh wedding photographer wedding photographer https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2018/5/deanna-greg-married Wed, 30 May 2018 17:45:55 GMT
A fitting Mother's Day post! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2018/5/a-fitting-mothers-day-post Thought I'd try to get back in to posting some of the work I've been doing, and Mother's Day seems like the perfect time to share some photographs of a new little girl who joined us in this world not long ago!  She is a beautiful little girl, loved by her mom, dad and big sister!  

This next sequence of photos of the sisters together just melts my heart ... 

 

If  you'd like to schedule a newborn, children or family session you can find my contact info here.

 

 

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Sneak peek! Megan + Jake https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2017/8/sneak-peek-megan-jake This past Sunday was a perfect day for a late summer wedding!  Here is a sneak peek from some of Megan and Jake's special day!  More to come ....

 

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Summertime Family Session! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2017/8/summertime-family-session With a little bit of pre-planning, you can take advantage of family gatherings to schedule photo sessions - when you are going to have everyone together for a gathering or celebration, it's a great time to think about documenting the group through photos as well.  

Contact me for more information to schedule your session!

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Monica + Adam = Engaged! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2017/6/monica-adam-engaged Monica and Adam were terrific to work with!  We did their engagement session at Mellon Park on a gorgeous late spring morning.   Mellon Park provides many different looks depending on where you go in the park, and we found plenty of shady locations on this very warm morning.  I am always partial to trees, and Mellon Park has some great old trees the provide simple yet stately setting for some perfect engagement photographs.  I also loved the backdrop provide by the walled garden section at Mellon Park, as well as brick the brick walls in the rose garden.  They will be getting married next spring, and I can’t wait to capture all of the excitement, joy and celebration on their wedding day!    

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Family outing! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2017/6/family-outing Family outings are a great time for family photographs, especially with young children!  This was a beautiful 'summer like' spring day and the children had a great time ...

 

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laurierphotography@gmail.com (Laurie R Photography) Pittsburgh photographer baby photographer family photographer photographer portrait https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2017/6/family-outing Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:30:21 GMT
Puppies! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2017/3/puppies I often get asked if I do pet photography.  The answer is no, and yes. While I don't advertise that I do pet photography - I have many requests from couples or families to include the family pet in their sessions - and the answer is yes.  If you have pet, I encourage you to include your pet in your session.  And if you wanted a session specifically for your pet, I would encourage you to include your pet's 'people' in some of those photos as well! Over the years here are some of the pets that have been included in photo sessions --- starting with Luna, my first grandpup who was featured in my last blog entry (if you are adopting a new pet, consider having photos done of their first day at home - a momentous occasion for everyone involved!).

Meet Luna's cousins - Brothers Henry & Frank

Another cousin of Luna, Taco

And yet another cousin of Luna, Deke 

Another set of brothers Dobby & Sky

Bowser, our neighbor who loves to visit!

Sweetheart Angel

And since I almost have a camera of some kind on my person, I can't resist a cute puppy shot:

Are you missing a great photo with you and your pet, contact me to set up a session!  

 

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Think Spring! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2017/3/think-spring Happy first day of spring!  Thinking about a spring photo session? I wanted to share one location setting that I found last year that would make a great setting for a photo session.  These photos were taken in mid April last year and I'm thinking we will see this kind of color a bit earlier this year.  Let me know if you are interested in scheduling a photo shoot at this location! (I will need to do scouting trips so we can catch it during the full bloom!).

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Luna's first day in her new home! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2017/3/lunas-first-day-in-her-new-home Meet Luna, my first grandpup!  Luna was a bit shy with me at first, sticking close to her momma.  

Getting a little more curious ...

She is going to make a great model for me :)

She is now the queen of the house

It was a very tiring first day with her new people

Such a sweetheart

Exploring outside

She loves her new yard

Fun in the snow

Finally warming up to me

The 'I've been good, where's my treat' look

The 'go away i'm busy' look

Luna has some big paws to grow in to

Luna's new people tickled pink to have her in their home!

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laurierphotography@gmail.com (Laurie R Photography) Pittsburgh photographer family photographer pet photographer photographer portrait https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2017/3/lunas-first-day-in-her-new-home Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:54:12 GMT
Welcome Willow! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2016/12/welcome-willow Welcome sweet Willow!  All dressed up in lace and pearls!  Welcomed in to a family that is just smitten with her!

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Jackie & Alex Engaged! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2016/11/jackie-alex-engaged Central Pennsylvania provided the backdrop for this engagement session.   Jackie and Alex wanted to be sure to include their pup, Angel in some of the photos as well!

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Deanna & Greg Engaged! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2016/11/deanna-greg-engaged A beautiful fall afternoon on the Roaring Run trail provided a great backdrop to capture the excitement of the engagement of a wonderful couple, Deanna & Greg.   Take a look at some of my favorites from the day ...

Impromptu dancing in the woods was just so perfect!  ...

 

And finally a stop at Northmoreland Park for sunset

 

 

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laurierphotography@gmail.com (Laurie R Photography) Pittsburgh photographer Pittsburgh wedding Pittsburgh wedding photographer engagement photos photographer portrait wedding photographer https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2016/11/deanna-greg-engaged Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:53:02 GMT
Happy 1st Birthday Liam! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2016/11/happy-1st-birthday-liam This little man just stole my heart!  I spent some time with Liam shortly after his first birthday.  Liam was an early walker, so by his first birthday he was steady on his feet, and literally running around outside.  Sure kept me on my toes!  But what a little sweetheart ... (never fail, one of my favorite shots always seems to be one of the first that I take - this first photo). 

Such a grown up look

And this next one is my favorite from the day ...

Look at that face!  just sooooo cute!

And there literally was lots of running around (chasing lots of bubbles)

Liam's face lit up for mommy

Peeking

A little 2 minute rest

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Watching the chickens

more bubble fun

And a little cake celebration

 

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laurierphotography@gmail.com (Laurie R Photography) Pittsburgh photographer baby photographer family photographer photographer portrait https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2016/11/happy-1st-birthday-liam Sun, 06 Nov 2016 22:47:29 GMT
Families https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2016/11/families Fall is a great time to get the family outdoors for some photos.  The fall colors make for a great backdrop for your photos, and the weather conditions are usually favorable!  It's a great time to not only document your family at this moment in time, but with a little planning we can take the opportunity to craft a great holiday photo too!  

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laurierphotography@gmail.com (Laurie R Photography) Pittsburgh photographer family photographer photographer portrait https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2016/11/families Thu, 03 Nov 2016 11:01:57 GMT
Welcome Waverly! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2016/11/welcome-waverly Welcome to this world little one!  Beautiful Waverly made her entrance on September 26.  I spent some time with Waverly along with mom, dad and big brother Kieran shortly after her entrance.  She was bright eyed when I showed up.

Mom and dad smitten with her.  

Getting comfy with dad.

Sweet dreams

A beautiful family

This was a face that Kieran has given me in every photo shoot I've done with him I'm pretty sure

And apparently he's taught his sister to do the same!

Kieran is going to be a great big brother

Feet!

Hands

Snuggles with mom

In daddy's arms ...

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laurierphotography@gmail.com (Laurie R Photography) Pittsburgh photographer baby photographer family photographer newborn photographer photographer portrait https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2016/11/welcome-waverly Tue, 01 Nov 2016 10:55:39 GMT
Fall fun at 9 months! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2016/10/fall-fun-at-9-months Expressions the little ones give me are just too precious.  At 9 months, Ava is on the move!  There is so much to explore, and I'm sure she was wondering why that lady with the camera was chasing her around!  As I worked on her gallery, captions kept popping in my head, so thought I might share them in this post (captions below each picture).

"Ok, here's the pretty shot"

"Who, me?"

"Look ma, no hands!" 

"Not impressed"

"Here my pretty ..."

"Got teeth?"

No caption on this one, but had to share Ava's crawling style.  No knees on the ground for this one!  

"Close enough?!?"

 

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laurierphotography@gmail.com (Laurie R Photography) Pittsburgh photographer baby photographer family photographer photographer portrait wedding photographer https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2016/10/fall-fun-at-9-months Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:55:37 GMT
Marissa + Matt = Married! https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2016/10/marissa-matt-married Marissa & Matt

September 4, 2016

Lingrow Farm, Leechburg PA

Favorite moment captured.  It is very hard to pick one moment from the day so here are a few:  Dance party prior to the wedding with Raine & mommy.  The way ring bearer Houston escorted flower girl Raine down the aisle.  Marissa's entrance via horse drawn carriage.  The looks exchanged as Marissa approached the gazebo.

Wedding style.  Lingrow Farm provided a beautiful country setting for the day, with the bridal party in traditional formal wear set off by gorgeous victorian inspired floral arrangements.  The elegance of the farmhouse, the horse drawn carriage, the beautiful outdoor ceremony location --- all added to the magical feel to the day. 

Uniqueness.  The gazebo overlooks a little pond.  And there happens to be a rowboat available for use.  We stole Marissa and Matt away from the reception for a little bit as daylight was ending for some photos out in the rowboat on the pond.  They were great sports, and I hope they had a little fun out there too!

Marissa & Matt, I hope you have a lifetime of love & happiness, and thank you for letting us capture this beautiful day for you!

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laurierphotography@gmail.com (Laurie R Photography) Pittsburgh events Pittsburgh photographer Pittsburgh wedding Pittsburgh wedding photographer event photographer event photography photographer wedding photographer https://www.laurierphotography.com/blog/2016/10/marissa-matt-married Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:43:26 GMT