Lauren // Schenley Park Boho-inspired Styled Shoot

A few Sundays ago, my photographer friend Lauren from Lauren Renee Designs and I were finally able to squeeze in a fun shoot into our busy schedules (I literally had to rush off to give a talk to 400 freshman at CMU, and she works full-time and also shoots in any/all free time so this was a miracle!).  After changing and getting ready in the bathroom at Schenley Plaza, she took some yoga photos for me, and then we swapped roles. As  some of you may know, I love ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING BOHO, and I was actually able to re-use the garland on the rowboat from my own engagement shoot to make a flower crown for Lauren! She originally brought a white dress, but we decided that this pink dress from Lulu’s (, the one I wore for my engagement shoot also, was much more fun and flowy. I absolutely loved the way these turned out, and it also helps when your model is gorgeous! Doesn’t she look like a fairy princess wandering through a forest? We are planning a “real” styled shoot sometime in the fall, but not bad for being thrown together last minute eh?

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Shean & Andy // Pittsburgh Highland Park Engagement

You might recognize Andy from a previous portrait session I shot on the day he competed in a Pittsburgh body building competition ( With his spray tan faded, wearing more clothes, and arm candy by his side, we set out to Highland Park for an engagement shoot with his beautiful fiance Shean.

These two are just the sweetest. Since they LOVE working out (Andy is a personal trainer, and they actually met at the gym), we had to squeeze some pull-ups and dips at the end of our session!


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Jake & Antonina // Mexican War Streets Engagement

I am so excited to share the this engagement shoot with you! Jake & Antonina are one of those couples that you can just tell are SO IN LOVE. I even started tearing up while editing this shoot because they were just so darn cute (disclaimer: One Republic’s “Good Life” started playing on Pandora while I was doing this so that may have been the tipping point).

Thanks to all the houses who let us borrow their doorsteps for this shoot!

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