Erie Senior Portraits: Class of 2013 Feature

Here are some of my favorite images from this summer’s Class of 2013 senior portrait sessions.We love to capture images of seniors doing the things they love.

We work both in the studio (in our groovy old school building at 26th and Peach in Erie), as well as on location at basically any location the senior would like. Many of these locations were specifically chosen by the senior. Of course we will take you to our favorite places if you don’t have any specific locations picked out. And we very often finish at the beach. We have a special formula for capturing amazing sunset portraits!

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For the technically curious, we use Canon cameras and Canon, Sigma and Tamron lenses. I even have a special “Beach Camera” that’s allowed to get sandy! We use Canon and Alien Bees flashes and RadioPoppers and Buff triggers. We rarely tripod, but when we do, we use Manfrotto ball heads and tripods.

I get down and dirty at the beach. I usually get more sand on me than the senior will during the session. My philosophy is: “If you don’t get the right angle, with the right light, at the right moment, with the right pose, it just doesn’t look right!  Right?!”

Check out our Class of 2013 Video as well: http://animoto.com/play/99IXk2rYSg50Fo3nMPdGTg

Thanks to all of my seniors and families that supported them!

Erie Wedding Photography: Renee and Randy

Many have waited for the right moment to be married. If waiting was the reward, Renee and Randy have reached the perfect moment for marriage.

Renee and her ladies prepared at Coventina Day Spa. It was a peaceful snowy day in late December.

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The wedding was held at Holy Rosary church on 28th and East Avenue. Lots of on-site preparation was completed before the ceremony.

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A lovely wedding ceremony, and formal photographs followed:

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And a very nice reception followed, at Union Station, with a chilly stop in Perry SquareIMG_0848 IMG_0942 IMG_0582 IMG_0590 IMG_0600 IMG_0602 IMG_0680 IMG_0684 IMG_0701 IMG_0771 for the bridal couple!

Congratulations Randy and Renee!

Erie Weddings: Lucia and Brandon at Mercyhurst University

I have had the honor of photographing many weddings for graduates of Mercyhurst College (now University!). Lucia and Brandon’s wedding was held in late September of 2012.

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Many Mercyhurst graduates have had their ceremonies at the chapel on the campus of the University. Lucia and Brandon chose to have their ceremony in Mercyhurst’s Christ the King Chapel:

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We captured some very nice images on the Mercyhurst campus as well:

 

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A lovely reception followed at the Hemingway Room at the Courtyard Marriott.

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Congratulations, Lucia and Brandon!

Erie Weddings: Danielle and Charles

Weatherwise, September 22nd was an “iffy” day. Part of it was sunny. Some was windy. Most of it was cloudy with the threat of precipitation. Danielle, our bride, was not about to be put off by a bit of rain!

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The ceremony and reception were held at the historic Sunset Inn in Erie. Famous for its amazing views of the lake at sunset, this day did not have quite the sunset appeal for Danielle and Charles. But that did not stop them from having their ceremony outdoors!

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A delightful indoor reception followed:

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After the reception ended, I still wanted to capture the “Sunset” moment that they wished for and had missed, owing to the rainy weather. So a couple of days later, we ventured out and captured these memorable moments:

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Congratulations, Danielle and Charles! You did get your “Sunset” wedding!