If this Lawrenceville engagement session doesn’t make you love the gritty side of Pittsburgh, we’re not sure what will. After a FaceTime session with Oakwood Photo + Video, out-of-towners, Rachel and Brandon knew Alexa and Wes were the Pittsburgh wedding photographers for them. They trusted them so much that when Alexa suggested heading to the top of a parking garage for some killer photos, the couple didn’t think twice. After taking in the industrious vibes surrounding Butler Street, the pair and the photogs headed to a downtown parking garage for incredible views of the city. In both locations, the soon-to-be newlyweds were had some flirty fun while acting like two fools in love. It’s urban uniqueness like this that makes us love Pittsburgh so much, and it’s effortlessly cool photos like these that we love showing off. Enjoy!
About the Couple
We met in high school, and started dating his senior year of high school and my freshman year of college. After graduating college, Brandon decided he wanted to complete his graduate degree at Houston, Texas. I told him the only way he was dragging me to Houston away from my family and friends was with a rose gold ring on my left hand. Sure enough, he proposed to me in front of 100+ people at a Relay for Life in Cranberry Township, which our family and friends come together to do every year in memory of my sister. To be proposed to in front of my family and friends at such a meaningful event was truly the icing on top of the cake.
About the Session
I cannot rave about Alexa and Wes enough. Because we live out of state, we were faced with the challenge of connecting with vendors via email, phone calls, etc. When I reached out to Alexa about the possibility of working with us, she quickly suggested we set up a FaceTime meeting to further discuss what we were looking for in a photographer. Seconds after we hung up the call, I looked over to Brandon and said, “We need her.”
Brandon and I really enjoy the more “moody” side of photography with lots of natural, urban elements like brick and concrete. Alexa suggested we start in Lawrenceville, and then half-way through the shoot she said, “I know a really great parking garage we should go to.” I never had a single doubt and knew that anything she recommended would be perfect. You don’t have to get pictures taken on the peak of a mountain in order for them to be breathtaking. A combination of a parking garage and Alexa, with a camera in hand, beat any mountain-top photo I could have ever asked for. In these photos, eyes are drawn to us and our cheesy, in-love grins, and that’s truly all I could ever ask for in a photographer.