Kristen & Todd’s wedding day was a beautiful start to their marriage. Their November wedding day was even more lovely than they could’ve imagined & the sun shone on us all day through the picturesque landscape of Mill Creek Park in the Fall. We will probably say this on our blog for the next few weddings that we post, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention how fantastic the colors of the leaves have been this year & how incredibly long they stuck around! Fall in Ohio is always beautiful, and its fleeting nature makes it even more lovely. We’ve been blessed this year with Fall foliage for weeks longer than usual & we’ve definitely taken advantage! Beyond the beauty of mother nature on Kristen & Todd’s wedding day, their smiles when they looked at each other were just precious. When Kristen walked down the aisle, everyone was mesmerized. But the very best part of the wedding ceremony was just after she walked down the aisle. She stood next to her sister (the Matron of Honor) and Todd stood next to his friend (the Best Man). Todd could not take his gaze from Kristen & it was such a special & sweet moment. Their entire wedding day was punctuated with really wonderful moments throughout; here are a few of our favorites!
wedding photos Mill Creek Parkwedding photos Mill Creek ParkMill Creek Park wedding photosKristen was absolutely gorgeous in her wedding gown! I loved the sleeves so much! It was the perfect dress for her & the perfect dress for a November wedding!Mill Creek Park wedding photosThis little flower girl was downright adorable. Her mom made her dress!kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0005kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0006kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0007kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0008kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0009kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0010kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0011kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0012kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0013St. Charles had such pretty light streaming in from the skylights that day.kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0014kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0015kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0016kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0017kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0018kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0019kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0020kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0021kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0022kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0023kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0024There was a lot of time in between the wedding ceremony & the reception so we got to have a laid back & fun time with the bridal party & with Kristen & Todd. We went to three different photo locations within Mill Creek Park.Mill Creek Park wedding photosThe first location was Ford Nature Center.Mill Creek Park wedding photosCan you even handle this sweetness? Flowers by Green’s Florist.Mill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosThey are just so cute! And they’re both genuinely kind, caring people. We’re so blessed with the best clients!Mill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosOur next stop was Lanterman’s Mill. We were blown away by how stunning the trees looked in the sunshine.Mill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosIsn’t it just the best when you find the one person you truly can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with?! Mill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosOur last spot for photos was the dock at Lake Newport in Mill Creek Park.
Mill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photosThe bridal party & the immediate family got to enjoy some time to chat & eat before guests arrived to the reception at Mr. Anthony’s. Laid back wedding day timelines- winning!Mill Creek Park wedding photosMill Creek Park wedding photoskristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0058kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0059kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0060kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0061kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0062DJ Bryan Ladd did a phenomenal job with uplighting & DJing for the evening. He does great at reading the crowd & playing music to keep everyone dancing & entertained.kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0063kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0064kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0065Kristen & her dad shared such a special dance together.kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0066kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0067Todd & his mom were so sweet dancing together, too. Kristen & Todd have fabulous examples of marriage to look to from their parents.kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0068kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0069kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0070kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0071kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0072kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0073kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0074kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0075kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0076kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0077kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0078kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0079kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0080kristen-todd-wedding-st-charles-parish-ford-nature-center-lantermans-mill-mr-anthonys-youngstown-ohio-wedding-photographers_0081Kristen & Todd, we had a wonderful time with you & are so happy for you both! We pray your marriage is a blessing to your lives. Thank you so much again for choosing us to be your wedding photographers!

If you’re new to our blog, thank you for stopping by! We’re Josh & Danielle of Menning Photographic. We’re married & we photograph weddings in the Youngstown, Ohio area & beyond. We’re glad you stopped by!

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Sara & Aaron’s wedding day was planned to a T. The Links at Firestone Farms was beautifully decorated for the Fall, full of thoughtful little details, and even featured their adorable pup Camo. But the very best thing about Sara & Aaron’s day wasn’t the timeline or the carefully crafted details, but the love you could see between the newlyweds. They have the kind of love that is visible to everyone around them. Guys everywhere want their wives to look at them the way Sara does when she looks at Aaron. And we just love the story of the night they met- Aaron’s friend dragged him to a party on campus at Bethany College where Sara attended. After Sara met Aaron he told his friend, “Don’t expect me to remember anyone else’s name but Sara’s. I won’t forget her.” And now they get to be together forever. Love, love, love!
firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaThis bouquet was perfect for a Fall wedding & we love that she incorporated some sorority pins in there.firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaTheir first look was downright adorable. The wind was really chilly that day, but they cuddled up & kept each other warm.firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaWE LOVE FIRST LOOKS!firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaHow about that fake Autumn backdrop Sara & Aaron ordered? haha! Juuuust kidding. . . their October day was full of foliage. . . just like their engagement photos were!firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaThis group was freezing, but they were troopers.firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaA ring bearer with a fauxhawk is always adorable.firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaCamo was a little unsure of his tuxedo & the noise from the heaters running in the barn, but he still looked very handsome!firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaThe barn at The Links at Firestone Farms was the ceremony location, & it looked beautiful in all of its rustic glory.firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaSara’s dad made everyone cry with his sweet & touching words he said as he gave his daughter away to her soon-to-be husband.firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaCamo being Camo as his parents shared their vows.firestone farms wedding columbianaSara’s smile. . . can we all just agree it’s the best?! The entire room lights up when she smiles!firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaOkay. . . I’ll add to my statement from earlier. Ring bearers with fauxhawks who fall asleep & snore (literally) on their daddy’s shoulder during the wedding ceremony are the most adorable thing ever.firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaBe still my heart! This is a grandmother-granddaughter moment that we’re so happy is memorialized.firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaWe’ve photographed quite a few weddings at The Links at Firestone Farms & it’s where we held our own reception so we’re well aware of the fact that it’s windy there almost all of the time. When it’s cold and windy? Woooooo! Brisk. But don’t these photos look warm & cozy? Sara was a champ in her sleeveless dress. . . she never complained. I guess when you’re newly married not much else matters & you’re afloat & warm with happiness.
firestone farms wedding columbianaThree cheers for Fall in the Midwest. . . am I right?!firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaSara got her wedding gown at MB Bride.firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaCan we just say WOW! Sara was praying for the sun to peek through during their sunset portraits. She even adjusted her wedding day timeline so she & Aaron could have portraits taken during golden hour. Well their wedding day was full of everything from rain to sunshine to rainbows to clouds to wind. . . and then just before the sun faded from the sky. . . THIS happened. Whew! Amazing!firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaThe reception took place in the banquet center at The Links at Firestone Farms. Everything looked beautiful.firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaBrett Karas Design did the uplighting & centerpieces.firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaDas Dutch Haus made their pretty wedding cake.
firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaUplighting. . . do it! firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaA dad & his daughter sharing a little dance at her wedding reception.firestone farms wedding columbianaAnd a mother with her son.firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaThis reception was a ton of fun. No one wanted to leave.firestone farms wedding columbianaAnd everyone was on the dance floor.firestone farms wedding columbianafirestone farms wedding columbianaSara & Aaron, we can’t thank you two enough for choosing us to photograph your wedding day! We had a great time getting to know you both & Camo. We’re praying for many years of happiness for you in your marriage!

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If you want to see two people ridiculously happy & in love who got married on the most beautiful Fall day in Northeast Ohio, look no further than Kate & Ryan! They had us smiling all day & none of us could get over just how gorgeous the weather was on their October wedding day. And I heard Ryan tell Kate she looked amazing at least five times. Those were just the times I heard him. . . gah! Cuteness overload. Their wedding ceremony was at St. Charles in Boardman, we shot their wedding day portraits at Poland Library, and partied away at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center. It was a fabulous day!
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St. Charles Parish weddingAnd her flower girl was downright adorable. . . her Matron of Honor’s daughter. Edward’s Florist did a fabulous job with the bouquets & the flower crown.St. Charles Parish weddingSt. Charles Parish weddingSt. Charles Parish weddingSt. Charles Parish weddingSt. Charles Parish weddingSt. Charles Parish weddingSt. Charles Parish weddingSt. Charles Parish weddingSt. Charles Parish weddingSt. Charles Parish weddingSt. Charles Parish weddingThe joy! That’s contagious!St. Charles Parish weddingSt. Charles Parish weddingSt. Charles Parish weddingThe Poland Library makes a nice backdrop for bridal party photos.wedding portraits at Poland Librarywedding portraits at Poland Librarywedding portraits at Poland Librarywedding portraits at Poland Librarywedding portraits at Poland LibraryGorgeous, Kate!wedding portraits at Poland LibraryAnd those bright & colorful trees in the sunlight were just unreal!wedding portraits at Poland Librarywedding portraits at Poland Librarywedding portraits at Poland Librarywedding portraits at Poland Librarywedding portraits at Poland Librarywedding portraits at Poland Librarywedding portraits at Poland Librarywedding portraits at Poland Librarywedding portraits at Poland LibraryI have no clever transition for this, but if you missed their engagement photos & want to see them, too, go HERE. wedding portraits at Poland Librarywedding portraits at Poland Librarywedding portraits at Poland Librarywedding portraits at Poland LibrarySugar Showcase made the cake.Mr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyI Do So You Don’t Have To made the centerpieces. Mr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyAnd they had an adorable s’mores bar with some cute painted & carved pumpkins for decoration.Mr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyTheir first dance was so cute. Their DJ Mark Anthony did a great job, as he always does!Mr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyWhen the flower girl is killin’ it on the mic singing Let it Go, her cheering squad looks like this:Mr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyMr. AnthonyWhat a beautiful & fun start to a marriage! Congratulations, Kate & Ryan! And thank you again for choosing us to photograph your wedding day! Mr. AnthonyThanks for stopping by our blog! We’re Josh & Danielle Menning of Menning Photographic. We’re married wedding photographers in the Youngstown area!

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Happy sixth wedding anniversary, Joshua! Six years of marriage. I’ve been contemplating the beauty of marriage lately and I’ve come to the conclusion that the beauty of marriage is in the every day. It’s not in the grand gestures of love or in the mountaintop experiences that we share together as husband and wife. It’s in the day-in and day-out choices that we make to love one another & to serve one another.djmenning_w_0393

It’s every day that you take time to cook us dinner. It’s when you take out the trash. It’s when you change Tenley’s diaper or take her to the potty and enthusiastically read her Jabberwocky book for the seven thousandth time. It’s each day when you get out of bed extra early- well before there’s even a glimmer of light in the sky- to get business stuff done so that you can be present & engaged with Tenley when she wakes up. It’s when you exercise patience, self-control, and gentleness even when you would be fully justified in raising your voice or in being frustrated. In these little every day occurrences, often viewed as mundane or insignificant, your love is expressed. These choices to be the best husband & father you could possibly be each day culminate in warm feelings of love & security in my heart and in feeling of love, protection, & admiration from our darling daughter to her daddy. It’s this steady & reliable way that you have each & every day that is truly beautiful. This is why six years of marriage have been very happy for me.tk-0-1_0032

I love that our life is usually lived slowly these days. . . that we are both content cozying up in our living room and watching Netflix, dancing around to Tenley’s favorites (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Oh, Susanna, polka, and Jingle Bells all year round), or going for a walk down our road as a family. I love that I know without a doubt that you love me, but you don’t allow me to go half a day without expressly telling me so. I love that we both truly mean it when we say that we enjoy working together and being a team.menning_2016-70

Thank you for the fun & friendship we’ve enjoyed over the past six years of marriage. I’m looking forward to the next sixty with you by my side! Happy anniversary, Joshua! I love you.

A couple of past mushy-gushy anniversary blog posts:
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Four years

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We can’t even tell you how happy we are to get to share these beautiful Pittsburgh engagement photos with you today! Jamie is my (Danielle’s) cousin and she’s absolutely stunning and even more sweet. Her fiancé Nick will be a very welcome member of the family come May 2017 when these two get married. They’re a gorgeous couple & we couldn’t have taken a bad photo of them if had tried. Seriously.
mexican war streets schenley park phipps conservatory pittsburgh engagement photosWe started out the session with them in the Mexican War Streets neighborhood of Pittsburgh. When Jamie first told us that they wanted to take photos there, we had to Google it to make sure it wasn’t a scary place. haha!  It wasn’t scary at all; it was colorful & pretty. It was also full of friendly people who didn’t mind one bit that we were taking photos on their sidewalks.jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0002jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0003jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0004jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0005jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0006We told them to quit their day jobs & get into couples modeling. jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0007jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0008jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0009Their connection is amazing. We loved all of the adorable & loving glances they shared during their engagement session. They have always clicked with one another from the very moment they met. Both of them knew that there was something special about one another. It was one of their first few dates that a random stranger came up to them & told them that their kids were going to be beautiful. jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0010jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0011jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0012jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0013jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0014Those smiles! jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0015jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0016jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0017jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0018I loved both outfits, but this one especially! Jamie has always had a great sense of fashion. But, let’s be real, Jamie & Nick would’ve looked fabulous if they had shown up for their session in garbage bags!jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0019We took these photos at Schenley Park & we loved the deep greens & romantic dark contrasty tones.jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0020jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0021The sweetest!jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0022jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0023You are going to love their proposal story! It was Superbowl Sunday & Jamie & Nick were all set to leave that Tuesday for a ski trip in Colorado (one of the many things they love to do together). Nick planned to propose to Jamie on the mountain during their ski trip, but when he picked up the STUNNING engagement ring on Saturday, he said he just could not wait to give it to her! jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0024They went out with friends on Mount Washington to watch the Superbowl & during the first half, Nick couldn’t even stand the anticipation and excitement of what he was planning. At halftime he asked Jamie if she wanted to go for a walk on Grandview. On their walk overlooking the city, Nick started telling Jamie all sorts of sweet things. She said she still didn’t even expect anything at all out of the ordinary because he always treats her that way. Awwww!jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0025jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0026When he asked her to marry him, she could not believe it. Nick says that he had to ask three times because Jamie was in shock and couldn’t stop asking him “Is this real?!” When she finally caught her breath and said yes all of their friends started clapping and cheering. She didn’t even realize that they had followed them out, but they all knew what was up Nick’s sleeve that night. She was really excited that they got to be engaged and she got to show off the rock for a day before they left for their trip on Tuesday. And when they were on their trip, they were on cloud nine the whole time and could not stop smiling. It was also an added bonus that a bunch of restaurants gave them free desserts when they said that they were newly engaged. How sweet! Isn’t that such a fun story?jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0027We didn’t know if the sun would make an appearance during the engagement session, but when we saw it peeking through, we hurried up the hill to catch a glimpse of it. jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0028jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0029jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0030jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0031jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0032jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0033Seriously. . . model status. The Fall breeze was blowing just right.jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0034jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0035I love how un-posed this feels. . . like we just stumbled upon this sweet candid moment taking place.jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0036jamie-nick-engagement-session-mexican-war-streets-schenley-park-phipps-conservatory-pittsburgh-pa-engagement-photos_0037

We are extremely excited for this May wedding in Pittsburgh! And we’re even more excited that Jamie & Nick will be married finally!

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