December 25th with it’s ladies dancing, swans-a-swimming, turtle doves and partridge seems like the perfect day to post one of my favorite wedding details to photograph [golden] rings! Here is a snapshot of some of the beautiful rings I have had the chance to photograph.
As a bride who wore cowboy boots with her wedding dress, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for rustic photo shoots. The setting for this engagement shoot was one that so many brides dream about; the countryside, big red barn, lovable dogs, beautiful truck and of course a sweet couple – so obviously in love. Lucky me, I was the one to photograph this wonderful couple! Thank you for your sweet words Chelsea!
“I loved having Emily do our engagement photo shoot! She was so agreeable to come to us and we drug her all over the countryside. She is so easy to work with and kept the experience (that can be a tad awkward) very light hearted. Emily also listened to what I wanted and came up with amazing ideas. Eric and I were so pleased with how our pictures turned out and have gotten tons of compliments! She really captured who we are! Thank you, Emily.” – Chelsea
See more of Chelsea’s rustic engagement shoot
Chelsea and Eric live east of Pittsburgh outside of Kittanning, PA and I was thrilled to shoot their lovely rustic engagement photos. The setting was the farm of Chelsea’s family where the couple plan to build a home of their own. Eric restores vintage trucks and I was lucky that he had this beautiful truck completed for the shoot. Isn’t it stunning?!
“Eric and I met a year ago at Panera Bread. He was so nervous that I thought it could never work… Our second date he took me for a ride in the country in his pickup truck and that was it. He was madly in love with me and I was thinking he was pretty ok too. Here we are a year later, still enjoying rides in the country only now we’re about to be married! Our wedding is December 8th. I’m so excited. It’s going to be red and ivory with a bit of Christmas flare.” – Chelsea
see more of this shoot at www.emilyreneephoto.com
Michelle and Jay’s wedding at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium was one of the best of the year. I loved working with Michelle, Jay and their families and I am so glad that they felt the same way about working with me. I am honored to be able to be able to tell the stories of my couples through photography. Thank you so much Michelle for your sweet words!
“Somehow Jay and I made the overwhelming decision of choosing from hundreds of event photographers for our June wedding and we could not have been happier with another photographer. Your website and previous work spoke to us and I knew from the very beginning that you would do an amazing job. Not having the pressure and stress because you knew the exact questions to ask and ease of creating a timeline for photos meant I could focus on others and truly enjoy my special day. In addition to all the prep work, you and your assistant Amy knew exactly how to help us enjoy ourselves-from getting ready all the way up to the last dance and capture those truly natural and timeless moments! Your patience and talent is something special–thank you again for sharing in our unforgettable, yet untraditional marriage reception.” - Michelle
In the next two weeks we will be celebrating two milestone birthdays in the Rearick household, I will be turning the big 3-0 and our baby will be turning one. All of the party planning for our little one has me dreaming about cake. I have seen (and sometimes tasted!) many wedding cakes since beginning my career as a wedding photographer. From towering to tiny, from homemade with love to professionally sculpted, from traditional to modern – I have seen so many amazing cakes and here are some of the sweetest.
After dinner, formal dances and cake the guests moved outside the Inn at Westwynd Farm to enjoy mojitos on the porch and barefoot dancing in the grass. The dancing was lead by an Irish dance caller. Jacki invited me to put down my camera for a song or two and join in the fun. What a vibrant and unique celebration!
Congratulations Jacki and Thad, I hope you lives are filled with as much joy as your wedding day!
Jacki and Thad were surrounded by their closest friends and family during their ceremony and reception at the Inn at Westwynd Farm. The reception was cozy and so full of love. The guest seating encircled the dance floor where Jacki and Thad showed off some very impressive moves.
At the reception, love was in the details. Jacki chose cornflower and navy blues along with white to accent the charm of the inn. She handmade “confetti” hearts to scatter around the rustic flower arrangements. Amazing job, Jacki!