Lancashire & UK Freelance Photographer

Maria & Amin - A Pittsburgh Wedding

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Pittsburgh, USA is a beautiful and charming city.  I get the impression that it doesn't always get the attention and respect that I think it deserves.  There is so much to love about Pittsburgh:  it's leafy hills, handsome neighbourhoods and impressive skyline.  That's not to mention the three rivers and 400 odd bridges that both cut and connect this fascinating place.  Ultimately though, all I really care about is people and everybody I met in Pittsburgh, both socially and out and about, was so generous and friendly.  I left reluctantly but with a warm feeling in my heart.

Maria and Amin married outdoors at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.  For somebody from the UK an outdoor celebration was a sweet novelty.  That said, we're enjoying quite a summer over here this year.  It was a stunning location.  The backdrop of verdant hills to one side and city's skyscrapers and yellow bridges that garnish the Monongahela River to the other.  This all contrived to add a splash of class to what already promised to be a magical occasion.

Maria and Amin are two quite stunning people and to witness their marriage was a privilege.  Rarely have I met a couple who seem so perfect for each other.  All of this was reflected on this wedding day,  it was such a happy, touching and fun occasion.

I could happily handle shooting weddings in Pittsburgh a good few times a year.  The opportunities for making great pictures seems endless.  As you can see from the below images, the emphasis was on a documentary style of photography.  Although I enjoy making the more formal and traditional shots, it is a great thrill to just hang back and soak up the atmosphere of the day and let this bleed into my photography.

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Jodie Bawden