Erin and Garrett have been together for over eight years. Over the Easter holiday we were able to do their engagement photos because they were in from out of town. These two currently make their home in the Baltimore area with their dog Ollie. We can’t wait for their wedding this December!




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Kristen and Drew had some showstopping venues! They had their ceremony at Heinz Chapel and their reception at the Pittsburgh Zoo – at the aquarium.

These two met at a convention and dated long-distance for a time before ending up in Pittsburgh. They ended up having their wedding on a beautiful spring day – it was warm, sunny, and the trees on Pitt’s campus were blooming. Kristen and Drew went with red, black, and white as their colors as a small homage to Pokemon, which is something they both enjoy. In the morning, the guys were even playing Pokemon on their Switches and the men had Pokemon cufflinks and socks. The wedding party got ready in Bakery Square at the Springhill Suites – this is a common getting ready spot for zoo receptions!

The ladies had the theme carried out a bit more subtly with red gowns. The Pitt campus was busy since it was graduation weekend – but we definitely had to make time to go to the red doors. Fun fact – the best doors for photos are not at Heinz Chapel themselves (those are up steps) but rather over at the Cathedral of Learning/Foster Memorial. We get asked about these a lot!

After the photos on campus, we headed to the zoo to get photos of the couple. We did some in the willow tunnel near the monkey house and then later on, we came back out to see the cheetahs at sunset. During cocktail hour, the guests got to interact with a few of the animals – which is always a cool perk at the zoo! We ended the night with some sunset photos and a packed dance floor. As we boarded the shuttle back to the zoo parking lot, the guests were coming in exhausted and sweaty from being on the dance floor all night and partying! That’s the hallmark of a good wedding reception!

Note to the couple:
Kristen and Drew, thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! It was a pleasure to work with the two of you! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Prep location: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh Bakery Square
Gown Designer: Stella York
Bridal Salon: The Bridal Boutique
Shoes: Skechers
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Handmade by Bride
Hair Stylist: Pittsburgh Glam Team
Make-Up Artist: Lipstick & Lashes
Hotel Accommodations: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh Bakery Square
Transportation: W.L. Roenigk Inc.
Ceremony venue: Heinz Chapel
Reception venue: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Cake: Bethel Bakery
Catering: Taste (Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Catering)
Entertainment: DJ Sanman
Rings:Manly Bands and Charles & Colvard
Favors: Cookies
Alterations: Topaz Thimble
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Grand Concourse
Additional KWP Team Member for this wedding: Custom Portraits by Charlene
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Jamie and Bo were originally set to get married in October 2021, but as with so many couples over the past two years, they had to postpone. But on a gorgeous Friday in late April, it was finally their turn!
There wasn’t a cloud in the sky all day and the weather was about 60 degrees – just perfect. And the trees were blooming!
We first started with the ladies at Jamie’s parents’ home. Then we bounced over to the guys – Bo’s parents live nearby. Jamie and Bo actually went to the same high school but didn’t date until college – they really didn’t know each other in their high school years. (And in a wild coincidence, the night of their wedding – there was a prom in the same hotel – and it was their alma mater’s prom!)
Then we came back to the ladies and Jamie got dressed. The florals arrived and they were so beautiful – bohemian, modern, very on-trend. We headed to their family church in Moon before heading down to the Station Square area for photos. Jamie and Bo’s dog Lumi met us there for portraits. Some of the trees at church even matched the ladies’ dresses!
The waterfront room at the Sheraton has an interesting layout. Jamie and Bo decided to do cocktails and dance floor in the room nearest the water, then the actual meal service in the room right across the hall. The guests loved the view and being able to step outside on a gorgeous spring night to take in Pittsburgh. Jamie and Bo rounded off the night with sunset and night shots!

Note to the couple:

Jamie and Bo, it was a pleasure to work with the two of you! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Invitation: Truly Engaging by MagnetStreet
Prep location: Private homes
Gown Designer: Martina Liana
Bridal Salon: Bridal Beginning
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Veil: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Tuxedo Junction
Florist: Armful of Flowers
Hair Stylist: Raven and Rose Salon
Make-Up Artist: Bree Matisse with Jae Lee Parades Makeup Artistry
Hotel Accommodations: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
Ceremony venue: St. Margaret Mary
Reception venue: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
Cake: Bethel Bakery
Catering: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
Rings: Zales
Favors: Cookie Table
Lighting: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
Alterations: Topaz Thimble
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Bravo! Italian Kitchen
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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This Southpointe Golf Club wedding was one for the books! It was a blustery winter day – in the morning, there was a bit of a white out as the ladies traveled to the golf club for the getting ready/hair and makeup. But then the snow sort of melted – but the wind kicked up. I was anticipating some wild weather, so I scouted in advance to take full use of the indoor locations on the property.

A few months ago, in October, we met up with Ashley and Ben for their colorful highline engagement session – with their two dogs Aidy and Beale. We had such a great time! The day of the wedding, when we were photographing their outdoor portraits, they kept thinking about warm Mexico – their honeymoon location.

We did some fast outdoor photos (and even got our golf cart a bit stuck in the mud/muck – thanks, Allison, for pushing me out!). Then we headed inside and did portraits around the venue. When you are having your ceremony and reception in one place, doing the first look and getting all the photos done with is the best! Then we photographed their reception space – I LOVE this gobo lighted monogram – it fit the space so perfectly and it is something I hadn’t seen at the golf club before.

Speaking of special touches, the florist did a wonderful job with the arch and even swooped in to give Ben a backup boutonniere when some groomsmen photos resulted in a little casualty for his flower. Thanks so much for your patience as I moved the arch around for best lighting! Teamwork makes the dream work and I really appreciate everyone working with us and being so kind and understanding and helpful as we traipsed round the property and did photos all over. It was such a fun day!

During their personal vows and speeches, I loved hearing more about the two of them – Ashley told Ben her salary on the first date! (He didn’t ask!) Ashley is so genuine and warm and bubbly and Ben is a bit more reserved and quiet and it really balances out.

We loved getting to know this couple and everyone involved in their big day!

Note to the couple:

­Ashley and Ben, thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! It was a pleasure to work with the two of you! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Invitation: Minted
Prep location: Southpointe Golf Club
Bridal Salon: Sorelle Bridal Salon
Shoes: Keds
Jewelry: BHLDN
Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey, Azazie, David’s Bridal
Groom’s Formalwear: Brooks Brothers
Men’s Formalwear: The Black Tux
Florist: Memories in Bloom
Hair Stylist: Luxe Hair Salon
Make-Up Artist: Luxe Hair Salon
Hotel Accommodations: AC Hotel by Marriott Pittsburgh Southpointe
Coordinator/Planner: Heather McDowell with Southpointe Golf Club
Cinematographer: Just Hitched Wedding Films
Ceremony venue: Southpointe Golf Club
Reception venue: Southpointe Golf Club
Cake: Signature Desserts
Catering: Southpointe Golf Club
Rings: Tiffany& Co.
Linens: Southpointe Golf Club
Ceremony Arch: Vintage Alley Rentals
Favors: Sarris Candy Bars
Lighting: Southpointe Golf Club
Rehearsal Dinner Location: The Porch at Siena
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Jaymee and Kate got engaged last December in front of the lot where their new home was being built – we were fortunate enough to capture the proposal. They planned a New Year’s Eve wedding up in Cranberry, near where they live, which worked out great for their schedule since Kate is a teacher.

Kate was very relaxed about her wedding planning – her style of planning would have probably been a beach elopement! But there were a lot of family and friends who wanted to see them get married, so New Year’s Eve it was – although the weather was a bit beachy at 58 degrees in Pittsburgh in late December! Not a winter wonderland, but that temperature works out so much better for the ladies and their evening gowns.

The bridesmaids wore rose gold and the look of the evening was New Year’s Eve glam with mixed metals (gold, rose gold, silver) and black as the colors. Kate got all the bridesmaids a blush colored faux fur. Kate herself wore a cathedral veil and she even kept her Ugg boots on hidden underneath her dress for some of her photos – you couldn’t tell and it was perfect for the soft ground since it had been raining in Pittsburgh a lot recently!

We made a few stops around town for photos – it was quite the busy day up in Harmony for their annual Silvester New Year tradition (but we knew that going in and had our permit ready!) and then Kate and Jaymee headed to the later evening mass at their church. They had some time to relax in the church and recover from their car ride (since some members of the wedding party get a bit carsick!) Many New Year’s Eve weddings have mass at about 2pm, but theirs was at 5:30pm – which avoided a long gap for their guests and also avoided eating too late.

After church and some photos in the church, we headed to the Doubletree for the reception. I loved Kate and Jaymee’s centerpieces – different decorative clocks and manzanita branches. They had a ton of fun at their reception (it was so nice to see them relaxing and big genuine smiles after all the events of the day were over and it was time to just enjoy!) and of course, there was a big balloon drop and fun party hats at midnight! And a kiss between our newlyweds!

Note to the couple:
­Kate and Jaymee, thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! It was a pleasure to work with the two of you! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Invitation: Elegant Wedding Invites
Prep location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry
Gown Designer: Jane Hill
Bridal Salon: Bridal Beginning
Shoes: Macy’s/INC
Shawl: Alex Bridal (Etsy)
Jewelry: VitaminLove (Etsy)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Revelry
Men’s Formalwear: 700 Shop
Ties: Revelry
Men’s Shoes: DSW
Florist: Root + Bloom
Hair Stylist: JuLea Beauty Bar
Make-Up Artist: JuLea Beauty Bar
Hotel Accommodations: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry
Transportation: Antique Coach Excursions
Cinematographer: Loyalty Entertainment
Ceremony venue: Saint Kilian Parish
Reception venue: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh- Cranberry
Cake: Bethel Bakery
Catering: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry
Entertainment: Loyalty Entertainment
Rings: Moses Jewelers
Photo Booth: Loyalty Entertainment
Favors: The Pittsburgh Popcorn Company
Alterations: Bridal Beginning
Rehearsal Dinner Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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I heard the thunder and lightning start at about 3am as I laid in bed before the wedding, thinking of Chelsea and Dan and their plans. They had been through some tough times and losses together – her sister’s speech at the reception referenced this – and they went through the pandemic together too – Chelsea’s aunt talked about their tough times during the pandy as well when she gave the homily at their wedding ceremony. And man, I just wanted them to catch a break. The weather was calling for 63 degrees (not the winter wonderland Dan dreamed of, but Chelsea who is always cold would like this temperature more!) but rain and very high wind all day.

Longue Vue Country Club is known for their pretty river views, the solo tree, the archway and patios and stonework – it’s been around for over one hundred years. But rough weather would make it hard to capture all they dreamed of and taking photos of a large bridal party in an indoor space filled with guests and moving furniture can be a challenge for us and the staff (and the guests’ patience!) So for that reason, I really hoped the weather would clear up for them for at least a little bit of outside reprieve time.

And it did! We made it work. The wind whipped around Chelsea’s cathedral length veil and her hair (wisely done in an updo!) stayed put perfectly. We kept the bridal party photos outdoors brief, especially for the twelve bridesmaids as we didn’t want their hair too messy before the ceremony! We had the ladies inside and fortunately, Longue Vue had some of their Christmas décor up! We were using flash and ring light and window light and just changing plans on the fly throughout the day when we needed to – we got it done for the couple!

At the end of the ceremony, Chelsea and Dan did a little fakeout on their recessional song – ala the Office and the famous YouTube dance to Chris Brown’s Forever. As they (and the bridal party) danced down the aisle – Chelsea tripped a little and fell – but she was such a good sport about it and laughed it off and wasn’t hurt – people clapped as she got up and just brushed it off – definitely a very easy-going bride and groom! Now, later on at the reception, when two bridesmaids and a groomsman entered and then tripped – was that an homage to Chelsea or was that real? I have no idea but everyone laughed and no one got hurt!

Chelsea and Dan worked so hard on this wedding and brought unique touches – a video guestbook old school syle that their bridesmaids and groomsmen filmed as an homage to Dan’s work in video production and Chelsea’s touches were on everything as she owns an etsy store and small business at Chelsea Helen Designs. It was a personal and memorable day!

Note to the couple:

Chelsea and Dan, thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! It was a pleasure to work with the two of you! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Invitation: Chelsea Helen Designs
Prep location: Longue Vue Club
Gown Designer: Pronovias
Bridal Salon: Bridal Beginning
Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Veil: from bride’s mother’s wedding
Wrap: from bride’s grandmother
Earrings: Olive + Piper
Hairpiece: Olive + Piper
Purse: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie and Revelry
Men’s Formalwear: StudioSuits
Florist: Arnold Flower Shop
Hair Stylist: Crimp Hair Salon/Kara Niederst
Make-Up Artist: Kalon Artistry, LLC
Hotel Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh/Harmarville
Ceremony venue: Longue Vue Club
Reception venue: Longue Vue Club
Cookies: Mandy’s Cookie Co.
Cupcakes: Bloom Bakery Cakes
Catering: Longue Vue Club
Entertainment: Pittsburgh’s Best DJ’s/John Stepansky
Pianist: Ryan Croyle
Rings: EidelPrecious (etsy) and Golden Dreams Jewelers
Neon Sign: Amazon
Table Numbers: Chelsea Helen Designs
Signs: Chelsea Helen Designs
Bar Sign Illustrator: Perfect Storm Publishing
Photo Booth: Lux Photobooth
Favors: Glowsticks and Flip-Flops
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Oakmont Tavern
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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A year and a week – that’s how long Megan and Corey had to wait for their wedding – and they’re still having to wait for their European honeymoon, thanks, omicron variant.

Megan and Corey have been through the ringer with wedding planning. It started with their original venue, Noah’s Event Center, closing on them! So we figured that would be their biggest wedding snafu. But then, a month later, Covid. And Megan knew by summer she would have to postpone – which was the right choice, because by Thanksgiving 2020, things were shutting down again!

And with her wedding, with most of her friends married, they were more than ready to get on with it! In the meantime, they did get an adorable silver lab named Rooney – so it was a good year to get a puppy!

We lucked out – the day was chilly but the sun was absolutely gorgeous. Who would have thought gloomy old Pittsburgh would have some of the most gorgeous sun this fall and winter?

Megan’s colors were ones I haven’t seen before – a light dusty purple velvet for the bridesmaids’ dresses which matched the neckline of Megan’s dress, a V.

The couple did a first look at the hotel and got a few photos with Rooney, who was very excited and confused. Then we headed up to Harmony, just a short drive from Cranberry Marriott, for portraits. I like using brightly colored areas like this when the leaves are off the trees – it just gives a little extra to the background.

We had a ton of fun with the bridal party, keeping it light and enjoying the photo time. Then it was back to the Marriott – and here’s where I am so glad they did a first look. You could really feel the chill in the air starting around 3:30 in the shade at the Marriott – so the temperature was much more comfortable for them earlier in the day!

We finished up family photos and then headed to the ceremony and the reception. I loved the neon sign above the head table and all the candles in the reception room. I will say – Megan and Corey had the best food spread of 2021 I think – their stations were BBQ and pasta and there was too much food. Their cake was interesting too – I definitely saw a layer of I think Oreos! And then the kicker – ice cream to go with that cake – as their sign said, it’s never too cold for ice cream!

It’s been a long time coming for these two, who met years ago working at a day camp and then have been engaged since Easter time 2019. We’ve been working together for about two and a half years and I am glad they finally could have their beautiful day!

Note to the couple:

Megan and Cory, thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! It was a pleasure to work with the two of you! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Invitation: Zazzle
Prep location: Pittsburgh Marriott North
Gown Designer: Morilee Madeline Gardner
Bridal Salon: One Enchanted Evening
Shoes: Loft
Veil: Clarissa Boutique
Hairpiece: Clarissa Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulus
Men’s Formalwear: Macy’s
Florist: One Happy Flower Shop
Hair Stylist: Simply Captivating/Christy Pickell
Make-Up Artist: See Jane Blush
Hotel Accommodations: Pittsburgh Marriott North
Cinematographer: Traveling Heart Productions
Ceremony venue: Pittsburgh Marriott North
Reception venue: Pittsburgh Marriott North
Cake: Tinman Sweets Bake Shoppe
Catering: Pittsburgh Marriott North
Entertainment: DJ Crush, Tony Griffith
Signage: Designs by Haley
Rings: Trinity Jewelers
Lighting: DJ Crush, Tony Griffith
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Primanti Bros. and Lumberjaxes
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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This was a first for me – Angela got married on her birthday!

Angela and Brian met eight years ago at Duquesne University and they’ve been together ever since. I love that Angela let Brian embrace a lot of his hobbies and interests (like Star Wars etc) during the wedding and wedding photos and Brian’s family even surprised them with a light saber entrance into the reception.

The day was a bit chilly but we got the photos done quickly at a nearby park before heading to church. The team at Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe always does an incredible job and the reception room looked beautiful.

One of my favorite parts of the day was an extremely sentimental toast in honor of Angela’s late father. Angela’s stepdad Chris had a special toast to all the men who pitched in and helped raise Angela and her brother after her dad passed when she was just eight years old. And the Crown Royal used for this toast was purchased by Angela’s father on the day she was born 28 years ago. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house – I can tell how much love there was surrounding Angela on her big day from her mom, her late father, her stepfather, her brother, and the whole community.

It was such a great day – it was truly my honor to work with you, Angela and Brian.

Note to the couple:

­Angela and Brian, it was a pleasure to work with the two of you! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!

Be sure to see our full galleries here!

Vendors:
Invitation: Truly Engaging by MagnetStreet
Prep location: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Gown Designer: Sophia Tolli
Bridal Salon: One White Lane Bridal Gallery
Shoes: Kailee P
Other Bridal Accessories: One White Lane Bridal Gallery
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Malone Flower Shop
Make-Up Artist: J. Casaldi Artistry
Hotel Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Transportation: Haggerty’s Rides
Coordinator/Planner: Alexandra Jordan at Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Cinematographer: Lily & Lime
Ceremony venue: Holy Child Church
Reception venue: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Cake: Bethel Bakery
Catering: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Entertainment: Pittsburgh All-Stars Event Services
Rings: Etsy
Linens: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southointe
Photo Booth: Pittsburgh All-Stars Event Services
Lighting:Pittsburgh All-Stars Event Services
Alterations: One White Lane Bridal Gallery
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Walnut Grille Bethel Park
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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I first met Breanna and Joe when I did their wedding years ago. They now live in Ohio but still come back and do sessions with us almost every year. The kids are always so well behaved and we had such a great time with them even though it was so cold!




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Ashley and Ben recently moved to the area from DC. They brought their dogs with them to the engagement session. They got these photos done in the fall to get ready for their February wedding!




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