More and more I'm asked to do non-traditional wedding photography here in Pittsburgh, and I have to say that it's my favorite kind of wedding photography to do. Although I love the grandeur of a Heinz Chapel wedding, there is something sweet and personal about non-traditional weddings that seems to fit my personality and candid photography style.
This was the case when Greta contacted me about photographing her elopement with her beloved, Benoit. The ceremony, performed by Rev. Dina McGee, and witnessed by Greta and Benoit's parents, would be in the back yard - and then she asked if I would be willing to go to Dark Hallow Park in Oakmont for some candid romantics. I couldn't type YES fast enough in my reply!
Greta and Benoit are professional tango dancers, which made this photo session even more intimate. After a stormy morning, the sun broke through as if right on cue for our arrival at this gorgeous "venue", and everywhere I turned seemed to be personally lit by the Divine just for this exceptional couple. In over 15 years of wedding photography, this will stand out as one of my very favorite sessions ever. I was enamored with each natural pose their bodies would find together, not to mention honored to witness Greta and Benoit's love, which lit each frame like the sun lit the pathways at Dark Hallow.