Hundreds of miles between them wasn't enough to keep these two love birds apart, and love won the day! Their engagement session perfectly captured the love between them in the form of breathtaking photos by Joey Kennedy.
The Frick Museum was their venue of choice and we can't get over how stunning it is!! The lighting was phenomenal, the outfits were flawless, the scenery was naturally gorgeous, and we can't wait for you to see it all in the full gallery.
When Opposites Attract, Love Blossoms
From the bride: Our story began while we were both students at Penn State. We met through the student-run charity organization known as THON and became quick friends. It wasn't until the following year that our romance bloomed and after our first date, I knew I could see myself marrying him. Our relationship started with us in different parts of the country - myself in Chicago for optometry school and Matt in Houston for his job. Our relationship is definitely an example of "opposites attract". I am extremely outgoing and rarely think before I jump. Matt is very calm and logical and helps to keep me grounded. It truly feels like we fit together and that we bring out the best in one another.
A Little Elegant & A Little Organic
After almost four years of long distance, we found ourselves settled back in our hometown of Pittsburgh. After an entire day full of surprises (all catered to things I love and hold near and dear to my heart), Matt finally popped the question and I tearfully said yes! With our wedding taking place at the Carnegie Natural History Museum located in downtown Pittsburgh, it was an easy choice to make the affair black-tie. We wanted that theme to be emulated throughout our photos and I have always loved sessions where the couple's formality contrasted with natural surroundings.
When You Find The Perfect Photographer
The Frick Museum was a perfect fit. With it's historical significance to Pittsburgh and its beautiful architecture and botanical gardens, all we needed was the right photographer to bring our vision to life: enter Joey. We had admired Joey Kennedy's photography for a long time and choosing him as our photographer was one of the first decisions we made about our wedding. We fell in love with his style and his knack for capturing a visually stunning photo, no matter what the subject. Matt and I had never done anything like this prior to shooting our engagement session that August evening, but Joey made it effortless and fun. The results were exactly what we had envisioned and Joey made it a reality. His excellent direction resulted in photographs we will cherish for the rest of our lives.