A few weeks ago, Steven Dray asked me to tag along on an engagement session of his. I was stoked about this and had a whole “Behind the Scenes of an Engagement Photo Shoot” post planned in my head. Well, the weather had other plans. This was the particular Saturday morning that Mother Nature decided to dump inches of snow on our heads and give us white-out driving conditions. I made it half way there before my car got stuck on the Parkway. I decided heading home was probably the safest decision, but after seeing sneak peeks, I was so sad that I missed this epic winter shoot.
Laura and Matt (and Steve!) braved the freezing cold and never-ending snow and ended up with some amazing images. The colorful venue that is Randyland, along with a bar and rooftop deck, provided the unique background that helped to bring the artistic side of this couple to life. It’s so exciting when a couple is open to just about anything when it comes to photos. Hello….Laura sat on a snowy bench…in a dress! You’ll see what I mean below. Steve was able to capture some truly beautiful and unique moments. Laura and Matt are about a cute as can be and it’s obvious they are head over heels for each other. I just hope there is a little less snow for their June 20 wedding. But at least I know they’ll roll with the punches if there is another blizzard 🙂
P.S. After checking our her engagement pics, go give some love to eatPGH, the local foodie blog that Laura writes with three of her friends. Oh, and they’ve also written two books. NBD.
From Steve, the photographer…
Matt and Laura were down to embrace what Pittsburgh truly is! They called me and asked if I wanted to cancel this shoot due to the severe weather warnings. I said I was fine if they were fine. We both got our 4-wheel drive vehicles out and hit the road. They chose the truly unique spot of Randyland on the North Side. They are both super artistic people, so obviously we worked well together. Nothing is better than when a couple trusts your photography work and your style. You will always get the best images when you work as a team. The reason Randyland was so special is because this is the first place Matt and Laura said “I love you.” Believe me when I tell you that they froze for this shoot, but you would never be able to tell. We hit a few nearby locations, including a personal bar and rooftop deck. I couldn’t get Matt and Laura to pose for more then three seconds because they couldn’t keep their hands off each other. They made my job easy. Moments matter and that is what we captured that day.