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!

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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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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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