Brooke + Gwynn | Pittsburgh Engagement Portrait Photographer – Engagement Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography
Not too long ago, I received an email from a high school classmate of mine. Brooke and I played softball together when we were little girls as well. Time goes by so quickly! When Brooke told me that she was engaged and looking for a wedding photographer, I was honored that she thought of me. After meeting with her and her fiancé, Gwynn, I was excited to be a part of their wedding day.
These two really love each other. For their engagement session, they brought along the other love of their lives: Scout. Scout is a rescue dog. Gwynn and Brooke rescued her a few years back. Now, they cannot imagine life without her. With the help of Brooke’s mom, we got some really great shots of these three. What a fun engagement session!
I cannot wait to photograph their September 2013 wedding! Enjoy.
Megan + Shawn | Pittsburgh Engagement Portrait Photographer – Engagement Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography
Megan and Shawn are one of the couples whose wedding I will be photographing in 2013! As soon as I met them, I knew they were going to be fun to get to know throughout the upcoming year. They seemed more like friends than anything to me almost immediately. Their engagement session was great! We were extremely lucky. You never know what to expect in December. The day of their session came and the forecast was calling for rain. Thankfully, the sun was shining until just moments after the session ended and the rain began to fall! It was nearly 60 degrees for their “winter” engagement portraits.
I am super excited to be a part of this couple’s special day in July. Until then, enjoy these lovely engagement portraits! 🙂
Falling in Love | Pittsburgh Engagement Portrait Photographer – Engagement Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography
Renee and Jess are such an awesome couple. I met them back in May to discuss photographing their wedding next year. As soon as we sat down to talk, I could immediately tell that they were great not just as a couple but also individually. They mentioned at our initial meeting that they wanted fall photos. I am so glad that they waited until the leaves changed for their portraits! It was a blast photographing these two. Can’t wait to photograph their upcoming wedding next May!
Enjoy this fantastic couple! 🙂
Family Love | Morgantown Family Portrait Photographer – Family Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography
It is difficult for me to believe that I have taken this family’s fall photos three times now. Where is time going? This family is so special to me because they were amongst my very first clients. Before I was even comfortable calling myself a photographer, they saw my potential. Take a look back on their photos from previous years: 2010 & 2011 (scroll halfway down the page – family #2).
It has been such a blessing getting to know them and watching their daughters grow and change. These four are the nicest and most fun people you could ever want to meet! This year, we headed to Coopers Rock State Forest in West Virginia for some beautiful portraits. It was my first time there so I enjoyed exploring with them. We searched high and low for some fall colors and found almost nothing! Just when we thought we could not find that fall foliage, we came across a gorgeous spot filled with color by a pond before sunset (check out the photos at the very end of this post!).
Don’t you just love fall??
Everyone always says it but you don’t always think about how true it is – time flies. Last summer, Scott and I headed over to a local park for some fun vintage style photos of ourselves and of his dad’s antique car for Father’s Day. We are always the ones behind the camera and never the ones in front. One gorgeous summer evening we packed up his dad’s car with an antique picnicking set and drove out to the park with the car! First, we got some really great photos of the car for Scott’s dad. Then, we set up the “picnic,” threw the camera on a tripod, and let it fire away on a timer. It was so much fun! We will definitely be doing this again soon.
I never shared these photos on my blog. Although they are being posted over a year later, I still love them just as much! Enjoy 🙂
(Can you spot the little insulin pump on my right arm in this shot below??)
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to catch up with a previous coworker of mine. We had been talking about scheduling this session since probably August! Thankfully, when the day finally arrived, the weather cooperated and the light was beautiful.
We spent the morning at the park wandering around looking for great spots to take photos. I think at one point we were knee high in leaves! We even went for a small and unplanned hike up a hill to take some photos on a log. The dogs were loving spending time outside frolicking through the leaves. Their fur blends right in with all of the beautiful fall colors! I think that we all had a fun morning photo shoot! Thanks, again Bethany and Scott!
Enjoy these pretty fall portraits!
There is something about engagement sessions that I really love. As I photograph more and more couples, I realize that each couple has a unique relationship and story. This particular couple has a romantic movie-like story.
The two met a few years back at Kennywood while working their summer jobs. The bride was stationed at the Thunderbolt, while the groom was close by at the Phantom’s Revenge. She was friends with one of the guys who also worked at the Phantom. The bride would often go to hang out at the Phantom and chat. At the end of the summer season, the bride and groom went to visit another amusement park with a group of friends where they began their relationship. The two got engaged recently at the same amusement park where their relationship started…. adorable!
Needless to say, it was pretty much a given that part of their session would take place at the amusement park where they met – Kennywood. We had absolutely gorgeous fall weather that day. It was so much fun to photograph this couple’s engagement.
Today, I was lucky enough to photograph a sweet couple and their two best friends – Barley and Stella. We had a chilly and damp morning, but the dogs didn’t seem to mind. We explored some of the nature trails at the park, played on the playground, and crossed some treacherous bridges. With a little patience, a few dog treats, and the distraction of the giant frisbee (AKA the gold reflector), we had a great time.
Enjoy this sneak preview!