Katie and Bryan were married on day that was as beautifully sunny and as it was windy! Their ceremony took place at the Duquesne Chapel with their reception held across the Monongahela up on Mt. Washington at the LeMont. I still remember Katie’s initial email to us and how excited she was to talk with us. When an initial inquiry focuses on the quality of our work and her genuine excitement towards her wedding photography, it is such a great feeling. It is hard to not be excited when being around Katie, who is so incredibly thoughtful and complimentary. Bryan and Katie are so sweet together which is so evident from their photographs. I wasn’t sure if Bryan was going to be a dancer type at their reception, but he completely blew me away with his energy!
What we took away from their wedding were some moments that told the true personalities of both Katie and Bryan, as well as their parents and close friends. First off, the speeches were terrific. Bryan is a huge Pittsburgh sports fan and during the best man toast, which was relaying this information, he got a update informing him, and everyone else in attendance, that Pitt won their football game that afternoon. Katie dad’s speech was so touching, going through his memories of Katie as a child and her maid of honor’s speech had many in the crowd shedding tears. Watching Bryan and his mother interact prior to the wedding was special, revealing how close of a relationship they have. It is so much fun to see a mother so proud of her son! It became even more emotional during the mother-son dance at the reception, which had them both in tears. And Katie’s mother, who did so much to make this such a special night for her daughter and new son, sharing an incredibly touching dance with Katie near the end of the reception. Emotion helps create some of the best photographs, in our opinion, and Katie and Bryan gave us so much to work with!
It was an incredible day, and night, and we could not have been happier for both Katie and Bryan! Congratulations to the two of you, we are thrilled for you both!
-Vincent & Elizabeth