Get ready to paint the town red with this black tie engagement session from Pittsburgh wedding photographer Kristi Telnov! Latitia and Jonathan love two things: getting dressed up and Pittsburgh. So the pair donned their very best and hit up downtown for a session that is one part city glam and one part fashion-inspired! Switching between a black and gold brocade sequin gown and a sleek ivory satin sheath dress with a metallic belt, Latitia looked like she stepped right off a runway. Meanwhile, Jonathan was every part the dapper gentleman in a three piece suit and tie. Your engagement photos are the perfect excuse to look a little extra fancy, and I love that this couple took full advantage!
From the bride…
Tell me about yourselves! When and how did you meet? How long have you been together? How did you get engaged? All the juicy details!
Jonathan and I both attended Saint Francis University, but hadn’t really connected until 2015 when he landed a new job in Pittsburgh, and I began working on my Ph.D. at Duquesne University. I announced my new adventure on Facebook, and he quickly offered to help me make the move. Although I had to turn down his offer because I’d planned to commute to campus, he made another attempt to meet by asking me to dinner. It seemed impossible for us to coordinate our schedules, but several weeks later we were able to go on that dinner date.
That day was SO worth the wait! We remember knowing from the moment we saw each other that this was going to be special. We weren’t wrong. After two exciting years of dating, Jonathan asked me to marry him in a dream proposal in Myrtle Beach on June 9, 2017.
Describe the engagement session and what inspired the shoot. What was unique about it
Jonathan and I love getting dressed up, and we have such a special place in our hearts for the city that brought us together! For us, the wardrobe and setting were easy choices.
Our session really reflects who we are as a couple. Each time we look at our photos, we can totally feel the love! Kristi definitely captured our personalities and our love perfectly!