Meghan + Brian || Pittsburgh Engagement Session

Earlier this fall, Dreamlite joined Meghan and Brian to celebrate their engagement in Pittsburgh, PA. Home to the Steelers and rich with an abundance of American history, it is certainly a city we look forward to returning to.

Meghan and Brian were incredible hosts to the city of Pittsburgh. We explored many different neighborhoods, saw some turn-of-the-century architecture, visited Meghan’s favorite running path along the river, and finished off our evening overlooking the city from Mount Washington. In between photos, our breaks included Pastrami sandwiches at the famous Primanti Brothers, a late afternoon brewery stop, and an incredible dinner at Church Brew Works, a former cathedral turned gastropub.

Below are some of our favorite images from our time together, and we look forward to photographing (and eating and drinking) to your marriage in the fall of 2016! Congratulations once again to Meghan and Brian.



Lai Family Photos || Hillsborough, NJ

We have photographed families long enough to know that there is no perfect formula to a good family photo session. Yet with a few unique locations, a toddler that’s still exploring the use of  his limbs, and a laughter-inclined family, memorable images are pretty much guaranteed.

Jon spent one autumn afternoon with the Lai family, photographing their incredible family in a few central jersey locations, including a short trip to Norz Hill Farm’s pumpkin patch. For Jon personally, the highlight of the session was spending the afternoon with then entirety of the Lai family, which included the family’s german shepherd Zoe, whom Jon has known since she was a fluffy pup.



CRU Staff Portraits in Boston

Boston in the fall is wonderful, and shooting photos of friends makes it even better. Jess, a friend from college, coaxed me (Jon) to drive up with the promise of seeing gorgeous trees and cuddling with her rescue dog, Bear. These three Bostonians grew up at the same church and share a love of travel, good coffee, and the skill of talking to absolute strangers. They also have the same job: they’re all on staff with the Epic Movement (epicmovement.com), a ministry of Cru, and love engaging with people in spiritual discussions.