Who: Christian+Lena+Emma
What: Family
When: June 2015
Where: Beaver, PA

One of the greatest things about this job is watching families grow,
being allowed to witness a family become something more than just two people.
Lena gave me this pass when she asked me photograph Emma as a newborn
and I haved loved every chance to photograph her since. 
This session was especially beautiful because Emma has grown up so much since I last saw her.
She is running and laughing and talking up a storm.
She is her mother's mini-me.
Thank you Lena for letting me in to your life and for allowing me this small privilege.
It means the world to me.

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Eva Rose

Who: Ashley And Kenny {Eva Rose}
What: Maternity
When: {Due Date} August 2015
Where: Brady's Run Park, PA


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To the best year of my life...so far.

The best decision I have ever made was you.
It was in finally choosing you that I realized how amazing life could be.
You gave me the courage to change my life, to make it better not just because you are in it,
but because it was something worth changing.

I dont know if I ever thanked you for that.
I dont know if you ever realized how grateful I am that you are here with me,
that I get to keep choosing you every day and never regret a single moment.

Thank you for Hook.
Thank you for Mia.
Thank you for providing a roof over our heads and a warm place to call home.
Thank you for loving me unconditionally (I know this is a hard one).
Thank you for accepting my faults.
For pushing me in all the right ways, but never when it gets to be too much.
Thank you for all the days I wake up smiling.

You, my heart, is what keeps me together when everything seems to fall.
You are my proudest moments, my best dreams, my happy thoughts.
You, my handsome mess of a man, are my everything.

Thank you for the best 1st year two people could have.
I can't wait for the million more to come.

All my love.






Who needs rings?

Who needs rings when you have each other?
A little preview of Jamie and Dan's wedding....
a little rain and a lot of Love.



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Mr+Mrs Nikolakopolous

Elias + Jessica


July 13th, 2013 
(yep...we are takin' it wayyy back)

-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Pittsburgh, PA)
-Sherton Station Square

"I Love You, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you."- Roy Croft

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This, Jess, is how I will always see you.

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Boy do I love me some Greek weddings!

And THAT is how you end a wedding.

**These two people have meant so much to me in the three years I have known them. Jess has become one of the greatest friends I have ever had, and this is part of the reason why I love this business. 
I am not sure where I would be without you two in my life and I thank God every day because of that. You have supported and believed in me far more than I deserve.
It's I who am the lucky one.
Thank God for Craigslist ;)


I've been lazy...time to fix that

It has been an isanely long time since I have written. 
I want to tell you that it is because I have been so busy and had no way to find the time but that would just not be true. 
Who cant find the time, even if it's only 10 minutes to sit down and type?

I think it has been because I have been unmotivated. 
I moved to Florida and got settled in my full-time position that I have neglected my passion and love for photography.
So I have decided to change...today.

From now on I am going to write a post at least once a week until I find my stride.
Today will be a day of the adventure...the catch-up to show you where I have been this past year.
But from here on out I will go back and post everything you have missed until we get to where we are now.
Believe me...you've missed a lot of Life and Beauty happening.

So what have I been up to?
I decided to move to Fort Lauderdale.
This is where I have been for one year and this is where Marc and I have started a new beginning.

In short,
we got an apartment,
I got a good job working in the creative field (screw the people who told me you can't make a career from an Art degree), 
 we got a puppy (who coincidentally will also be one year old this month),
we got a car...
we got ENGAGED.
Yup....8 years in the making and we took the next step.

So all in all you can see it's been a crazy year
But I have also been flying back to Pittsburgh to photograph weddings and any one else who will let me.
I have met some beautifiul couples and documented some beautiful beginnings.
I'll introduce you to them all soon.
I have been lucky.
Beyond lucky.
In fact, lucky doesn't even come close to it.

Let me give you a little glimpse.......

(Hook the very day that we picked him up from the Broward County Humane Society)

(Hook at 10 Weeks old the week we got him..wrinkles and all)

(Hook at 4 months old..still got those wrinkles!)

(Hook at 7 months old..such a handsome face, floppy ears, and sandy paws)

(I also turned into a mermaid at one point)

(and then somewhere along the way we bought a car)

(The day we got engaged *May 9th, 2015* at Universal Studios Orlando right after our Harry Potter adventure......yes I'm a nerd when it comes to Harry Potter)
Who wouldnt want to believe in magic?
*Black Diamond, white and chocolate diamond accents, in a rose gold setting*

There were a million moments in between the ones I have posted...
if you are a lover of instagram as I am just follow
to see more pics of an adorable dog...beauitful couples..and amazing people.

Until later..