Today’s blog post was inspired by one of my Facebook friends, Samantha Boyer Scott. She is an acquaintance from good ol’ Crestview High School where everyone knows everyone within 4 grades above & below them.:)HAHA. . . but seriously. I don’t think I’ve seen her in “real life” in probably 12 years, but I saw her Facebook post the other day & thought it was SO great so I asked her if I could share.

She & her husband will be married one year this September. They attended her friend’s wedding this past weekend & she wrote the following: “Going to weddings as a married couple is so special! It’s funny how the words spoken by the Pastor have such a deeper meaning than they did when you were single. Holding hands through the ceremony and squeezing a little tighter because the sermon really speaks to you and reminds you just how lucky you are to be united as one.”

Her words expressing her love for her husband and the significance of marriage is spot on! Her words inspired me to share a few photos of married couples at weddings we’ve photographed. It is really special to witness the love & happiness on the bride & groom’s faces on their wedding day (of course!), but it’s also really beautiful to see couples who have been married a few years or a few decades feeling romantic & remembering their own wedding vows they spoke years ago. Weddings definitely inspire romance & nostalgia & happiness. . . that’s one of the reasons we love photographing them!

Karlee_Aaron_W_0810Kacie & Dillon Wedding - Gervasi Vineyard - The Pavillon at Gervasi Vineyard - Tuscan Wedding - Canton OH Wedding - Youngstown OH Wedding Photographers _0108Brooke_Matt_First-Christian-Church_Salem-OH_The-Lake-Club_Youngstown-OH-Wedding-Photographers_0107Jillian_Matt_W_1218Whether you’ve been married a week or 60 years, we congratulate you & are so honored to be in the married club with you! It’s not always easy, but it’s a wonderful journey and such a blessing! And for good measure, we just HAVE to share a photo of these two cuties we photographed a couple of weeks ago for their SIXTIETH wedding anniversary. They’re Joe & Ann and they’re downright adorable.a beautiful marriageAJ-60th_0020AJ-60th_0021May we all be so blessed to be able to be married to our loves for sixty plus years! And may we all hold onto one another just a bit tighter whether we’re celebrating at a wedding or going through hard times. Marriage is all about having one person to count on through the mountaintops AND the valleys. May yours bring you joy no matter the circumstances!

Thanks, Samantha, for allowing me to use your words & for the inspiration for this post!

And to all of our blog followers: if the next time you’re at a wedding we happen to be the photographers, please say hi! We love meeting you!

Kacie & Dillon’s Gervasi Vineyard wedding day was exquisite. Not only was everything extremely gorgeous from the dress to the flowers to the venue (hello, stunning vineyard!), but Kacie & Dillon are beautiful on the inside, too. They’re so kind, welcoming, fun, generous, caring, loving, genuine. . . I could seriously go on. But at some point, you’ll get tired of reading my gushing about these two & you’ll want to look at the pretty photos. But I mean it! Kacie & Dillon are the kind of people you want as your friends because they’re fun to be around and they’ll do anything to help anyone. Not only that, they are unabashedly in love with one another & aren’t afraid to show emotion, be romantic, or seem silly to others. Their love is forever & we’re so glad we got to be there to witness & photograph the start to what is sure to be a wonderful, lifelong marriage.

I got to hang out & photograph the ladies at Arra Hair Salon & Spa in Chagrin Falls. I have to mention that all of the stylists there were super cool- they had edgy hair & wore the most fashionable clothes. Although I never think I can pull anything like that off, I like to admire others who can! Kacie could’ve rolled out of bed and showed up to the wedding & she would’ve been stunning because she’s a natural beauty, but she decided to get spruced up a bit at the salon. 😉
Josh was chilling with the groomsmen and the groom at the Hyatt Place in Canton.
The classic black tuxes with bow ties looked great on everyone. Dillon was such a handsome groom & was smiling all day.Kacie got him a new watch for his collection.He sat down to pour his heart out to his lovely bride in a wedding day letter. Just wait until you see her reaction. He’s quite a romantic.This dress was pretty much everything. It was very Kacie & it fit perfectly with the elegant day.Kacie’s Badgley Mischka shoes. . . such a soft & pretty color!Another gorgeous aspect of the day to add to the ever-growing list? This bridal party! Stunners!This moment of prayer for Kacie & Dillon’s future was one of my favorite parts of the day.Then she tried to read Dillon’s letter. I say “tried” because it was hard to see through all of her happy tears.
Then it was time for the first look. We hung out with Kacie & Dillon recently & they both expressed how happy they were that they decided upon the first look for their wedding day. They loved sharing that moment just between the two of them before the wedding ceremony. And they really liked how the timeline flowed after they had the family photos & bridal party photos finished before the wedding ceremony started. Their first look was another of my favorite parts of their day. Shoot, who am I kidding?! The whole day was amazing! I can’t choose a favorite part!I love that they got engaged at Gervasi Vineyard, too. Dillon planned the most elaborate and romantic proposal for Kacie! You have GOT to read that & check out their engagement photos! Don’t worry, the rest of these photos will be here when you get back. . . promise!Are they not THE cutest?Kacie & her dad also decided to do a first look. We told a little story about this moment on our Facebook page, but it bears repeating here, too, because this was (you guessed it) one of my favorite parts of the day. The father-daughter first look had FOUR people in tears. . . Mr. Blank, his beautiful daughter Kacie, AND both of us photographers. It was so beautiful to see the love these two share. Mr. Blank shared this moment with his daughter before he walked her down the aisle and then he gave a speech at the reception. He said he had always been Kacie’s #1, but realized after a while that Kacie & Dillon were dating that he had become #2 in her life. It was difficult, but he knew he was giving her away to a man who would be there for her, who loves her as Christ loves the church, and who will sweep her off her feet each and every day. Fathers who show an example to their daughters of what a husband should be are the best fathers there are!
Because of the first look, we had plenty of time before the wedding ceremony for relaxed family portraits. And bridal party portraits. This entire bridal party look was like it was made for Gervasi’s stunning grounds full of weeping willow trees reflecting in the lake below the bright blue sky without a cloud.Kacie & her sister Jamie always give their big brother a smooch for family photos so Kacie’s wedding day was certainly no exception.The Pavilion at Gervasi is simple & pretty in its own right, but with their elegant gold, blush, and pistachio decor, everything looked perfect.Dillon & his dad made this cross for the ceremony backdrop.

Kacie_Dillon_0126Kacie_Dillon_0127Now that’s a first kiss!Everything about Kacie’s wedding day fashion was on point. Gorgeous! Her gown is from Catan’s Fashions in Strongsville.Dillon was also looking quite excellent.And as a pair. . . they’re breathtaking.They ordered a big wood print for their new home & we’re so excited to see which image they choose for it! Any of these will be so great as a unique work of art on a piece of maple to decorate their home.While the guests enjoyed cocktail hour, the staff at Gervasi was busy switching the pavilion from ceremony ready to reception ready. They did such a great job, were quick, were efficient, were helpful, and were organized. They were like staging ninjas!Kacie’s sister Jamie did a fabulous job with her toast.As did Dillon’s friend.And here’s one shot from Kacie’s dad’s aforementioned speech.Another reason we loved this wedding day was that everyone was so kind & welcoming to us. Both Kacie’s parents & Dillon’s parents were such great people, which is why it’s no surprise that Kacie & Dillon are, too.
The reception was a blast. I’m pretty sure no one wanted to leave.The guests had access to late night snacks.And the videographer (Ben of Right Hand Films) was a fun dude. He wanted us to grab a couple of shots of him flying his drone.
haha That drone was pretty sick.Yay sparklers!As you can tell, we had a fabulous time with Kacie & Dillon & wish them the very best throughout their life as a married couple! With God as the center of their marriage, they’ll conquer anything together & we’re confident that they’ll do great things! A huge thank you to Kacie, Dillon, their families, their bridal party, and Gervasi for a great day, for making us feel welcome, and for being so much fun!

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It’s no giant secret that our generation is obsessed with our phones and with being constantly connected. We’re sure this isn’t the first blog you’ve seen that mentions the fact that people aren’t living in the present or talking with friends who are right in front of their faces, but are looking down, their face aglow with that little LED backlit screen full of status updates, selfies, cat videos, and a bunch of click bait articles about a useless list of something (you won’t believe #7!).Katie_Kyle_W_1456

Recently, on our Menning Photographic business Facebook page, we noticed a new little message when we were signed in as admins. It’s a “Responsiveness to messages” icon that businesses on Facebook can turn on if they’re extremely responsive to messages. This will set them apart from other businesses that are not as responsive to messages because the businesses that aren’t as responsive will not have the icon on their business Facebook page. The thing is, the criteria for getting the icon turned on and for being responsive as a business is to respond to Facebook messages within five minutes of receiving them. . . FIVE minutes.

Here’s the thing- we’re all for being responsive to clients and to potential clients. Almost nothing is worse as a bride trying to plan her wedding than being ignored by vendors or sending them an email asking questions and not receiving a response for days. That is just nerve wracking, right?! A bride wants to trust her vendors. She wants to know that they are there for her as she plans her wedding and that they’ll be there and will do the job she expects of them on her wedding day. To that we say, of course! She should! And responsive in that context is exactly what we strive to be.

But. . . five minutes? Nope. Here are a few reasons why:

1. Sometimes we’re meeting with clients. During those times, you won’t get a response from us until we’re done meeting with those clients. After all, if YOU were the client we were meeting with face-to-face, would you want us constantly responding to Facebook notifications just to keep some “responsive” icon turned on? I would think not. That’s just plain rude.

2. Sometimes we’re shooting weddings or engagement sessions. We don’t respond to emails or Facebook messages during those times for obvious reasons. We’re busy, yo.

3. Sometimes we’re sleeping or eating or going for a walk with our daughter & our pugs or enjoying Sunday morning church or hanging out with family or JUST BEING AND LIVING AND ENJOYING THE PRESENT WITHOUT BEING CONSTANTLY CONNECTED TO A DEVICE. (No, Facebook, we’re not sorry for yelling at you). (Generally this is after business hours & I don’t think anyone really expects an immediate response from a small business then anyway).Menning_0005

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m too attached to my phone sometimes. I compulsively check and scroll through Instagram without a second thought sometimes. I had goals before we had our baby to read a few new books while I was nursing the baby because I knew it’d take up a lot of my time and that I’d be sedentary for that activity. The reality of the matter is that I have binged watched several TV series on Netflix & have scrolled through my Facebook and Instagram feeds at odd hours of the night for the past five months. I haven’t read a single book. My phone is almost always by my side. Sometimes I completely spaz out on it & realize a couple of minutes later that Josh has been talking to me & I haven’t heard a single word he’s said. . . that’s sad & I’m working on it! But thankfully I have been learning lately that I shouldn’t constantly be connected. Our daughter Tenley has been an amazing source of joy & of learning. She has taught me that TIME is an important and non-renewable, fleeting resource. Wasting time is one of the absolute worst things to do. You’ll never get it back. Once you spend that twenty minutes mindlessly scrolling through your newsfeed, it’s gone.

So here’s how I responded to Facebook’s new “Responsive to Messages” icon situation- I turned off messages on our business Facebook page and created a Call to Action button there instead that directs people to our website. Now anyone can contact us through our website. That way, messages won’t get lost in the shuffle and won’t come from a few different sources potentially allowing one to fall through the cracks. We can correspond to people through our email and not have to worry about Facebook messages. I don’t know about you, but I just had to boycott that little “extremely responsive” icon because expecting people to be constantly connected, to respond to Facebook messages within five minutes of receiving them around the clock, to shirk their current responsibilities and face-to-face interactions to respond to a Facebook message immediately upon receiving it, or to live constantly connected to their devices rather than to people is NOT the way I want to live my life.

If you’re struggling with addiction to your devices or to being constantly connected, here are a couple of suggestions that might help:

  • Turn off Push notifications and have one or two designated times per day that you’ll check the apps on your phone that you know cause you to waste time.
  • Delete the apps from your phone that cause you to waste time so that you can only check them on the computer at designated times. (If your time-waster is Instagram, you can always use it once per day to upload your post & then delete it from your phone if you know it’s something that’ll distract you & waste your precious minutes throughout the day. You can re-upload it the next day).
  • When you’re with your family or significant other & you’re wanting to be together without the interruption of text messages or the temptation to pick up your phone and play around, get that phone away from you. Put it in another room or turn it on silent temporarily. I know a lot of people say that even having the phone near them can be distracting and feel like a drain on the connection between them & the people around them even if it’s on silent and no one is using it. It’s an energy drainer sometimes. . . if that’s how you feel, completely remove the phone from your sight.

Please know that this post isn’t a judging one. I’m not saying I have this all together & that I’m doing everything right. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. I’m still working on this, too! I think we should all work on this together & make each other better as a group. Call your friends out on ignoring you face-to-face if they’re constantly texting or Facebooking. Have a dinner or a party where everyone leaves their phones at the door & either turns them on silent or puts them somewhere out of sight. Let’s all help each other disconnect from time to time. Let’s look at one another, remember what our color our spouse’s eyes are, discover the way that our friend’s nose crinkles when she smiles, and see our kids’ look of wonder as they’re discovering things about the world for the first time.  Cat videos can wait.:)Kitty_0001

*A note* I realize that the responsiveness icon on Facebook was likely designed with larger businesses in mind who have a social media/marketing team whose job it is to respond to emails and messages upon receipt. Those businesses likely turn on the responsive icon by having someone respond with a generic “We received your message & we’ll respond within 48 hours” message. In my opinion, small businesses should never be expected to respond to emails or messages within 5 minutes of receipt and I’m not sure Facebook had small businesses in mind when designing this feature. Either way, no matter the intent of the feature, it did get me thinking and allowed me to be inspired to write this post about being connected and valuing our short time here on earth with the people we love most and the things we enjoy.

  • July 23, 2015 - 11:08 am

    Richelle - You guys are amazing and I always feel that you respond to emails in more than a timely manner. You always make me feel like a priority when I have questions and respond promptly. I am also trying to unplug more but I probably won’t unplug as much as I would like until after the wedding haha 😉 awesome blog!ReplyCancel

We love Ohio. Really, we do! It’s full of natural beauty, has all four seasons, is full of fun activities, and, best of all, most of our family members and friends are here. So when we say what we’re about to say, please don’t take it the wrong way. Our weather this Summer has been unkind most of the time. It has been MUCH wetter than usual & we’ve been dodging the precipitation very often in our line of work. With Christina & Nick, we were running out of options for their engagement session. Their wedding is quickly approaching & they work opposite shifts at their jobs. So we were a little glum when we looked at the radar before their session & saw a big patch of rain headed right for us. Because of the limited available times for rescheduling, we went ahead and went for it! And we’re glad we did because we got the session in just in time before the rain started. We usually take a more leisurely approach to engagement sessions since there really isn’t a time constraint & we can get to know the couple better & have tons of fun. Because of the impending rain, we went through the poses rather quickly. Christina & Nick were naturals & look so adorable & happy together so it all worked out great.
They are seriously the cutest. Those smiles!We haven’t been to Fellows Riverside Gardens for a while. It’s looking so pretty & we like all of the new signs recently added. It’s always a fun place for a photo session.Christina, you are so beautiful! And Nick told us he hasn’t really been hitting the gym that much, but his guns beg to differ. I’ve got a couple of really fun Christina & Nick stories- how they met & how he proposed. Nick used to sell suits at JCPenney & Christina’s aunt was in there a lot. She always talked with Nick & thought he was charming. One day, Christina, her aunt, her uncle, and her cousin all went into JCPenney together & Nick was working. Christina’s aunt asked Nick if he was on Facebook & he said, “Yeah, look me up.” She and Christina did, but what Nick didn’t realize was that his profile photo was a party picture from Kent’s Halloween so they teased Nick quite a bit about that. Since Christina & Nick were now Facebook friends, they started to exchange messages, which led to their first date- bowling. They’ve been together about four years now & couldn’t be happier. So cute, right?! Thank goodness for talkative aunts who go suit shopping often. So you’re probably wondering how they got engaged, right? Well, these two love to travel together and their favorite way to go is all-inclusive. Whose isn’t?!:) They were at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico & that’s where Nick decided to propose. If you’ve been to an all-inclusive you know that they have photographers on the resort who stalk you ask to take your photo when you’re hanging out around the resort & then you can purchase the photo. One of the resort photographers asked Christina & Nick if he could take their photo in the gazebo. They said sure & Nick got down on one knee while the photo was being taken & asked Christina to marry him. She was so surprised! And so was the photographer. He was so excited & yelled for another resort employee to bring a couple of glasses and a bottle of champagne for the newly engaged couple. We’re super stoked for their October wedding at Stambaugh Auditorium. They’re so much fun together.This session was such a blast & we’re glad we speedily shot it to beat that rain. The second we got into our cars the skies opened up. Perfect timing! We know this October wedding will be a really great one & we’re excited to see all of the pretty navy blue & pink details come together.

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Engagement sessions are so fun. We get excited to shoot them because it’s kind of like a double date. We get to know our wedding couples better, they get to know us (and our shooting style), we laugh, we quote movies, we photograph people canoodling, and it’s a wonderful time for us to get creative, which then results in our couples receiving a variety of photos that they can display at home, in their wallets, in their offices, in their cars, or on a billboard.  😉 Seriously, though, we really do have fun with engagement sessions & that’s why a complimentary engagement session is included with every one of our Wedding Photography Collections.

Richelle & Ryan’s engagement session was in downtown Pittsburgh in random brick alleys with beautiful ivy growing up the walls, on and around the yellow sister bridges with the city skyline in the background, and down on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail in the North Shore where Richelle & Ryan often like to ride their bicycles together. (And, for all of you movie buffs out there, the Three Rivers Heritage Trail is the place where the sniper scene was filmed in the movie Jack Reacher). But. . . that’s not very romantic! HA! Richelle & Ryan are cute:
Pittsburgh engagement photosRichelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0002These two have known each other for a long time & it shows. They’re so comfortable together & have a lot in common. They have an easygoing way about them and laugh together a ton. Plus, Richelle has the best smile ever. It lights up her entire face. Good thing Ryan makes her smile often.Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0003Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0004Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0005Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0006So this is pretty much the most adorable thing I saw in the city last night.Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0007See? Best smile!Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0008Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0009Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0010Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0011Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0012Ryan & Richelle dated for quite awhile, went their separate ways for a bit, and then, thankfully, found their way back to one another. It’s one of those “God blessed the broken road” stories and we couldn’t be happier for them that everything worked out this way! Richelle said everything that happened in between has brought them even closer together than they ever have been. Love it!
Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0013Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0014They got engaged in Pittsburgh and live in Pittsburgh so they were really excited to have some engagement photos taken in Pittsburgh. Their wedding will be a lot more rustic and country so the contrast between the engagement session & the wedding day is something Richelle was happy about because they’ll be getting such a fun variety of photos.Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0015Last evening was absolutely perfect. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, the temperature was comfortable and warm, and the sky was bright blue. With the less-than-ideal weather we’ve been having lately it was such a welcome respite.
Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0016Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0017Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0018They are so cute!Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0019Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0020Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0021Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0022Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0023Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0024There were people everywhere out taking advantage of the beautiful weather- kayaking, boating, bicycling, playing in the fountains, and walking- but Richelle & Ryan didn’t seem to notice because they were having fun snuggling.Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0025Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0026Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0027Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0028Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0029We can’t wait for their wedding this September!Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0030Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0031Richelle will be a gorgeous bride without a doubt!Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0032Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0033Then we found a giant pickle floating in the sky. . .
Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0034I can’t stop laughing.Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0035Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0036So in love.Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0037Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0038Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0039Thanks for being awesome, Pittsburgh, and thanks for having such a fun time with us, Richelle & Ryan! We know your wedding day will be fabulous & we can’t wait to see all of the rustic, DIY details come together! We know you’ve been working hard & putting in a lot of time & effort. Richelle & Ryan - Downtown Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Bridge - PNC Park - North Shore - Heinz Pickle - Pittsburgh Engagement Session - Youngstown OH Photographers_0040Thanks again for choosing us to photograph this fun & exciting time in your lives!

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  • July 18, 2015 - 11:11 am

    Richelle - Ryan and I love everything about these photos and blog! You captured us perfectly :) You both made the experience so fun for us. We couldn’t be happier. We enjoy working with you both very much and we are so excited that you will be there to capture our wedding :)ReplyCancel

    • July 19, 2015 - 9:04 am

      Menning Photographic - We’re so glad to hear that! Thank you for the kind words! :) We’re looking forward to September; we know your wedding day will be beautiful! :)ReplyCancel