These two are a Bumble success story! They had their first date at Smallman Galley (which has since closed, but they got a sign from there as a keepsake!) Clara and Robert are both in the mental health field and Clara and Mochi (her dog and ringbearer) are actually a therapy dog team – but as we found out during the wedding at the “shoe game” – Mochi actually really bonds with Robert.

Clara wore Converse shoes under her gown and the couple got ready together! They had brunch together in the morning as well and walked down the aisle together when the ceremony started. This was the first time Clara’s family had all been in one place since December 2019. Robert and Clara also used Robert’s great-grandma’s wedding band for Clara during the ceremony (and there was a super cool photo of Robert’s grandma on display with the Clemente Bridge in the background).

Robert’s favorite flower is sunflowers so that was incorporated and the two had a non-traditional wedding part as well. The weather was hot hot hot for June, but everyone including Mochi made the trek up to Mount Washington for photos. The music was blasting all night – as an homage to Robert’s love of music as he sends Clara love songs. And Clara’s parents are avid ballroom dancers, so her dad led everyone in instruction on the dance floor. Instead of cake – Jeni’s ice cream was served! I love all the personal touches and non-traditional ways this couple brought their relationship and personalities to the wedding day table!

Note to the couple:

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Clara and Robert, 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!

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Vendors:
Invitation: Paperless Post
Prep location: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
Gown Designer: Etsy – WeddingBeautifulDay
Shoes: Converse
Other Bridal Accessories: ANGEEW (purse) – Vincci Ching – etsy store
Men’s Formalwear: Surmesur Menswear
Florist: Etsy – FallinLoveBouquets
Hair Stylist: Brooke Rockwell Hair Design
Make-Up Artist: Blake Artistry/Chet Michael
Hotel Accommodations: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
Transportation: B & M Limo Services
Coordinator/Planner: AB Occasion Design – Ashley Ganoe
Cinematographer: Just Hitched Wedding Films
Ceremony venue: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
ASL Interpreter: Heather Gray
Violinist: Charles May with Steven Vance Entertainment
Reception venue: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
Ice Cream: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
Catering: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
Entertainment: Steven Vance Entertainment – DJ Joey Molinaro
Rings: Groom’s great-grandma’s, Blue Nile, Trinity Jewelers
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Hartwood Restaurant and Whispers Pub
Alterations: Topaz Thimble
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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I am so excited for Jenny and Fred’s wedding in April of next year. It was so nice to meet this couple! I love their sense of style and the outfits that they chose for their session.




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I just love seeing Haley’s family grow through the years! We’ve been meeting up for a few years now to capture their photos, especially around birthdays! White Oak Park looked lovely and the kids always have the sweetest expressions and we have so much fun!




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Katie and Diego planned a beautiful day at Armstrong Farms Fieldstone Barn. The weather was in the 70’s – so not too warm, just as Katie wanted for a spring wedding.

One of Katie’s favorite features of the wedding was the florals – lots of white anemones with some light pink and blue flowers – but without looking wintery.

The ladies got ready at the house next to Fieldstone and the groom and attendants were at Drake’s Cottage nearby. This wedding featured a groomslady as one of the “best men” – we love to see wedding parties not fall along gendered lines.

The wind was kicking up for photos but Katie wanted some veil flowing photos, so that worked out well! The couple had an outdoor ceremony with dove release – we don’t get to see these often in our career but Katie’s cousin is starting a dove release business, so she brought the birds – such a fun surprise for everyone!

One fun touch this couple had was a signature drink and drink menu featuring their two cats Ziti and Rigatoni.

Also – they had temporary tattoos with their names and wedding date – that was a big hit and something unique we hadn’t seen before!

Everyone enjoyed the live band, we had some incredible sunset views for golden hour photos, and at the end of the evening, the couple did a send off with their wedding party with lighted balloons. It was such a wonderful day!
Note to the couple:

­Katie and Diego, 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: Apres Studio
Prep location: Armstrong Farms Fieldstone House and Armstrong Farms Drake’s House
Gown Designer: Made With Love Bridal
Bridal Salon: Joon Bridal
Shoes: Bryr Clogs
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Men’s Formalwear: Barakat Bespoke
Florist: Pisarcik Greenhouses and Flower Farm
Hair Stylist: Laura Mildner
Make-Up Artist: DeeDee Malloy
Hotel Accommodations: Pittsburgh Marriott North
Transportation: Star Limousine and Urso Bus, LLC.
Coordinator/Planner: Morgan from Armstrong Farms
Cinematographer: Campfire Films & Photos
Ceremony venue: Armstrong Farms Fieldstone Barn
Reception venue: Armstrong Farms Fieldstone Barn
Cake: Confections by Casey Renee
Catering: Pittsburgh BBQ Company
Entertainment: Bachelor Boys Band
Rings: Brilliant Earth and Sissy’s Log Cabin
Favors: Honey Bears from Sun Harvest Honey
Alterations: Alterations by Lynn
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Penn Brewery & Pirates game
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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As a photographer, I love an expressive face. Some of my favorite wedding images come from weddings with couples who really wear their emotions on their faces! I also talk a lot about “matching and absorbing a couple’s energy” – so if you’re quieter and calmer, I will match that as best I can. And if you are exuberant and energetic, I will match that too. Lindsey and David’s happiness is contagious.

We were with them for 13+ hours and I still didn’t want it to end – I left their wedding feeling pumped up. The joy on their faces reminds me of why we’ve been doing this most of the weekends of my adult life.

These two met in middle school at band camp and started dating in high school. David moved to Texas for a job and Lindsey followed a few months later. They got engaged and realized it was on the date that David was packing up the truck and moving to Texas several years ago. They are such a good pair together.

They got engaged at the Eiffel Tower restaurant in Vegas overlooking the Bellagio Fountains – David had candles, roses, and a handpicked custom menu.

I saw on Instagram that these guys and some of their wedding party were in the 4:30am club at the airport on Monday morning, flying back home or flying to their honeymoon in Montego Bay Jamaica – I’m not sure! In the photo on Instagram, Lindsey and David were of course still smiling huge.

Some unique things about their wedding day that I liked – we did their photos on the grounds of the church! This doesn’t always work but in this case, the grounds are gorgeous and the light was perfect (due to a Friday night wedding that was a bit later than most Saturday ceremonies!). I loved riding in their classic stretch limo with them and capturing some little moments of them singing along to their favorite music. And then they had a “bridal dance” which I thought would be a slow song where each member of the bridal party danced with their partner but it was actually a fast group song and you could tell they practiced. Here’s how you know these two are caring souls – they surprised the THREE guests with birthdays on the dance floor at the reception to honor them. David had each groomsman’s favorite beer put on custom socks (and some of the beers were hard to find!)

These two have the sweetest spirits. They embody a phrase I often use about weddings “let nothing bother you that day.” It was an honor to be there on the first day of their marriage.

Note to the couple: ­Lindsey and David, 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: Home 2 Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh/McCandless and Private Home
Gown Designer: Martin Thornburg
Bridal Salon: One White Lane Bridal Gallery
Shoes: DB Studio
Bridesmaid Dresses: Kennedy Blue
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Flowerama Pittsburgh
Hair Stylist: Angela Hubert
Make-Up Artist: Allison Renock Makeup
Hotel Accommodations: Home 2 Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh/McCandless and Springhill Suites North Shore
Transportation: Elite Coach Transportation Inc.
Cinematographer: Aaron Woods Productions
Ceremony venue: St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church
Reception venue: Rivers Casino
Cake: Rivers Casino
Catering: Rivers Casino
Entertainment: DJ Andrew Walsh
Rings: Jared
Linens: Lendable Linens
Favors: Cookie Table
Alterations: One White Lane Bridal Gallery
Rehearsal Dinner Location: The Chadwick
Additional KWP Team Member for this wedding: Custom Portraits by Charlene
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Michael and Lena are new to Pittsburgh! They previously lived in New Jersey and are new Pittsburghers. Therefore, it was so wonderful for their families to make the trip in for the big event!
Lena and Michael are really practical and I LOVED their idea of getting their wedding attire on and doing all the portraits about a month prior. Sure, it takes a little extra on the hair and makeup and floral to do this in advance, but it is AMAZING as a photographer. You get to control the lighting, the locations, you can reschedule due to weather, you can go to many more spots, you can really spend the time to perfect the image and try new things. They even had some of these wedding photos up at their ceremony and reception as decor.
On the wedding day, these two opted to skip over flat lays and “getting dressed” shots but they still saw each other before the ceremony to get all their photos on the grand staircase accomplished. I have never photographed a courthouse wedding before and I loved this so much – I love old building and cool architecture and light illuminating the face with lots of darkness behind to really bring out the subject. You could photograph in the courthouse for hours!

After the ceremony on the grand staircase, everyone enjoyed an intimate dinner and dancing in the County Courthouse Courtyard. Say that three times fast. The architecture and beauty of this space needs little decoration and the fountain makes a lovely focal point. The weather was delightful and the rain held off as they danced and mingled and enjoyed.

Note to the couple:
­Michael and Lena, 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: Invitations by Dawn
Bridal Salon: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Bonobos
Florist: Blumengarten Florist
Hair Stylist: Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar
Make-Up Artist: Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar
Hotel Accommodations: Distrikt Hotel Pittsburgh
Coordinator/Planner: Weddings by Taylor
Ceremony venue: Allegheny County Courthouse
Officiant: Ceremony Officiants/Lisa Ann
Reception venue: Allegheny County Courthouse
Cake: Prantl’s Bakery
Catering: Sausalido Catering & Bistro
Entertainment: Pittsburgh DJ Company
Bartender: Ace Bartenders
Rings: Caesar’s Designs
Rentals: Windswept Event Rentals
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Jocelyn is such a sweet spirit and she was so organized leading up to her wedding day. I saw on her Instagram some very sweet engagement photos of her and Chris on the beach (he was lifting her up, etc) so I knew they would be so fun to photograph on their wedding day.

What we didn’t factor in was the heat! It’s almost never 95 degrees in mid-May here in Pittsburgh! Whew, good thing the church had A/C and so did the reception! We started the day at Jocelyn’s parents’ home. You might remember this prep location from when Jocelyn’s sister Joelle got married in 2019. The house is beautiful and light-filled and we had so much fun doing the prep, especially photographing under a tree that is meaningful to their family and Jocelyn did a first look with her dad.

The guys were just a few minutes away at Jocelyn and Chris’s house, which was freshly painted a nice light gray and looked great for photos. Chris got ready with the groomsmen, but with all the chaos, he forgot to put his vest on! Luckily, that was rectified once he arrived at church (a quick trip home and he was all set!)

The church ceremony is so interesting to photograph – there is a betrothal ceremony done in the back of the church before the couple comes to the front together and officially gets married.

After the ceremony, we headed to an awesome photo spot. The drive from Belle Vernon to Canonsburg/Washington has lots of private property, but not a ton of great photo locations that are easy for the limos to pull in and provide shade. I fortunately found this on my scouting trip (drove right past it at first!) and secured permission – I love that the vibe/location was different than her sister’s photos, which we did at a park. I try to always tailor my coverage for the client and give every client something different and unique!

The couple had a packed dance floor and a rocking reception – love their tradition of the dollar dance and the groom breaking in to grab the bride!

Note to the couple:

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Jocelyn and Chris, 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: Private Homes
Gown Designer: Morilee Madeline Gardner
Bridal Salon: The White Orchid
Shoes: Nina
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Beginning
Men’s Formalwear: Jos. A. Bank
Florist: Florals by GypsieAnnie
Hair Stylist: Stonewater Salon and Spa
Make-Up Artist: Shannon Cole Makeup
Hotel Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Transportation: TDF Limousine
Cinematographer: Just Hitched Wedding Films
Ceremony venue: Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church
Reception venue: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Cake: Oakmont Bakery
Catering: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
Entertainment: Second II None Productions (Chaz)
Rings: Jared
Linens: Lendable Linens
Favors: Sugarded Almonds
Rehearsal Dinner Location: The Back Porch Restaurant
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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Dana and Mike have been together for over ten years – I think even 12 or 13! But in mid-May, they made it official official with a ceremony and reception at DiSalvo’s in Latrobe.

Dana’s wedding party included some friends and her niece who was sort of a junior maid of honor. The ladies got ready at the Springhill Suites near the Latrobe airport. Most of the Springhill Suites hotels do not have much outside or greenery around – but this one was really lush! The guys got ready here as well.

Then we headed to DiSalvo’s and got started with our men’s photos followed by the ceremony. The ceremony took place in front of the end of the train car. The night before, Dana and Mike even had their rehearsal dinner in the train car and then for the wedding, the cookie table was inside. 180 of their guests gathered to watch the ceremony and enjoy their reception. Dana and Mike even hosted an after-party in the cigar bar downstairs to cap off the night!

Note to the couple:
­Dana and Mike, 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: Springhill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh Latrobe
Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero
Bridal Salon: Michael’s Bridal Galleria
Shoes: Kailee P
Bridesmaid Dresses: MB Bride
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Floral Fountain
Hair Stylist: Roma Salon – Amanda Fuller
Make-Up Artist: Roma Salon – Amanda Fuller
Hotel Accommodations: Springhill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh Latrobe
Coordinator/Planner: Mike from DiSalvo’s
Ceremony venue: DiSalvo’s Station Restaurant
Reception venue: DiSalvo’s Station Restaurant
Cake: Prantl’s Baskery
Catering: DiSalvo’s Station Restaurant
Entertainment: The Jam-Master DJ Ed Lorenc
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Linens: DiSalvo’s Station Restaurant
Favors: Skeleton Keys
Alterations: Michael’s Bridal Galleria
Rehearsal Dinner Location: DiSalvo’s Station Restaurant
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography




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We are so excited for Abby and Brian’s wedding next year! These two are both Penn State fans and I loved working with them and their sweet dog Etta who is a little pandemic puppy.




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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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