Natalie & Ahren . Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

Natalie & I met through a mutual friend. W met up and talked about all the details of her upcoming wedding. Natalie is also a photographer in Toledo area. She was planning an intimate summer wedding. I was super excited to be available for the day. Matthew had already had a commitment as a second shooter for another photographer, so our friend Dave Issod (also a guest of the wedding, his girlfriend Kara was a bridesmaid.) acted as my Matthew for the day. He did a wonderful job, I enjoyed working with him. 🙂 The bridal party got ready at the Wyndham Hotel in Oakland. The ceremony was at the Schenley Oval with the reception at the Porch.

Natalie had a killer look. Her dress & accessories were champagne colored.  I absolutely adored her dress.

I really love prep photos. It is such a fun part of the day!

Natalie’s hair was gorgeous. The picture of Old Hollywood grammar. 

Natalie’s necklace was made from her mother’s engagement diamond & her bracelet was her grandmother’s pearls. Something borrowed 🙂

Hanging out in the lobby of the Wyndham hotel. Loved their lobby so modern deco.

Dave took care of the boys.  🙂

Love this walking shot of Dave’s!!! 

Getting ready for the ceremony to start.


I loved that Ahren’s children participated in the unity sand ceremony. A family becoming one.

Shot by Dave.

Loved that the dresses weren’t matchy matchy,  it was so unique.

Molto bella bride!


These two are so great together. I could have photographed them all day.

I had to add this candid. The newlyweds were walking to our next shooting space when the wind kicked up blowing Natalie’s veil. I just thought this was such a sweet moment.


The reception location was so quaint. A nice intimate setting.

Ahren sharing a dance with his two daughters.

Natalie & Ahren had a table of portraits of family members who had passed away. It was such a thoughtful memoriam.  Great idea.

Getting the party started! This was a super fun group. They danced the night away.

A snap of Dave & Kara. Aren’t they just the cutest! (you guys know who to call whenever you get married :winkwink: ) 

So fun.

Just before leaving we headed outside to play with some sparklers. A new family LOVE.

I had such a blast with you guys. I hope you love your photos. I wish you many wonderful years together.


Second Shooter: Dave Issod Photography
The Dress & Shoes: Nordstrom
The Reception: The Porch
Photobooth: Moxie Photobooth


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  • Casey DroegeJuly 15, 2013 - 12:27 am

    Love these photos! You’ve really captured some beautiful moments.ReplyCancel

  • Angela MeyersJuly 15, 2013 - 12:37 am

    Natalie & ahren’s wedding pictures are fabulous! I was wondering if I can please buy a picture you took with the sparklers of my husband & I. Our anniversary is Friday & I’d like to frame it soon, thanks!
    Angela Meyers