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.
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.
Making images at Starved Rock State Park has been a dream of ours for quite a few years now. Having been to Illinois on a few separate occasions, never have we had the opportunity to consider Starved Rock State Park until we started discussing potential engagement session locations with Saneta and Kensheen.
In mid-September, Jon had the chance to realize this dream. Arguably, the best part of this trip wasn’t exploring the majestical carved canyons in the middle of Illinois. Nor was the best part spending a few hours with this wonderful couple, getting to know their story a little better. Truth be told, it was finding out that they (especially Kensheen) loves Panda Express as much as Jon does.
Starved Rock State Park is certainly one of the most exciting places we have ever ventured to for an engagement session. Nearly nobody believes us when we try to describe the steep cliffs and narrow waterfalls that makeup this park in Central Illinois, as if we were on the television set for Doyle’s The Lost World.
After a few hours of venturing through the park, we ended our time together with an amazing Puerto Rican sandwich only found in Chicago. Think of a roast pork panini, but in place of bread, crispy deep-fried plantains crusted in minced garlic. That is a jibarito sandwich.
To Saneta and Kensheen, we look forward to photographing your wedding celebration in the spring of 2016, and we thank you allowing us to be a part of it all!