Richelle & Ryan Engagement Session | Downtown Pittsburgh Engagement Photos | Youngstown Wedding Photographers

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