- Nicholle and Harold - Heinz Chapel - Twentieth Century Club - Pittsburgh Wedding Photography -
The 2018 wedding season has officially begun, with Nicholle and Harold's beautiful Heinz Chapel wedding and Twentieth Century Club reception in Pittsburgh. I was relieved that the weather stayed true to it's forecast for kind temperatures, not being sure in advance whether it would snow like it had just a few days before the wedding.
There were several favorite moments from this wedding. I loved Harold's playful energy, his emotion and JOY at seeing Nicholle walk down the aisle toward him. I appreciated his honorable (and entertaining) attempts to organize the large groups for the family photos after the ceremony so we could have a moment or two for photos at the Cathedral of Learning before heading over to the reception at Twentieth Century. (Welcome to my world, Harold!) I loved the personal ceremony, which was performed by Harold's aunt. I loved the polite and attentive wedding party, and all the guests who were WAY excited to be there. And that cutie with the gorgeous high cheek bones who was Harold's best man. Yea, I loved those high cheekbones ...
At every wedding and event - and even a short portrait session - I feel like I get to "study" my subjects. I learn about them visually - their expressions, their mannerisms, what makes them open to the camera, what makes them feel shy. Nicholle was one of those "subjects" who had about five expressions within a three minute period. She could go from Cheryl Tiegs beautiful to Princess Diana shy, to coy, to exuberant - as if each expression had to wait it's turn to be Nicholle for a moment. That's my personal favorite moment. I was able to capture Nicholle, and all her changing beauty in the short time I had to witness it; Something every photographer strives to do - to photograph what is known but not easily identified - like recognizing the "essence" of someone without being able to put your finger on just what it is about them that makes them so unique. (Harold knows what I mean ... )
Thank you Nicholle and Harold! I know you'll have a wonderful journey together. I was proud to document the day it "officially" began.
(A Pictures That Move video will follow in a couple of weeks.)