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2015 Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

RTP is one of the luck pittsburgh wedding photographers to be awarded the 2015 Couples Choice Award. Woo Hoo!!! We are doing our happy dance over here.

Engagement season is in full swing. And RTP is filling up fast. Call to schedule a consultation today!

Thanks to all of our amazing clients for these wonderful reviews! Take a moment to view our fabulous clients kind words.

We are looking forward to a fabulous 2015 season. There are big changes happening over here at RTP. And we can’t wait to share them with everyone!

 

Brian and Meg are Married ~ Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

November 28, 2014

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I just love when I get to end wedding season on a romantic high note. And Meg and Brian’s wedding definitely fit that bill. This amazing couple contacted me just a month before their big day. Former clients of mine, Lee and Mary Pat, had passed my name along. Thank you Feigert’s for the referral.

This future Mr and Mrs were planning an elegant evening ceremony at St Clair Country Club. With an intimate reception of close friends and family immediately following. Family is very important to these two. So much so that their wedding party consisted of only their neices and nephews. All eleven of them. I’m not going to lie… I was a bit nervous for family photos. But those cute little ones were a breeze to photograph. During our 1st conversation Meg expressed how much she wanted beautiful portraits of her and Brian. And she wasn’t going to let a little thing like 20 degree weather interfere with our plan for outdoor photos. And I think the photos speak for themselves. So much emotion. So much love. Such a wonderfully bright future for these two amazing people.

Thank you Meg and Brian for choosing me to capture your big day. I really enjoyed being a part of it!

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Are you planning a wedding? Or know someone who is newly engaged? If so send them on over to RTP for a pre-wedding chat! I love to talk shop with my brides and grooms. Whether it’s planning the timing for your big day, or giving you suggestions for other vendors (yes a I have a few FAVs). I would love to hear about what you’ve got planned. I’ve been shooting weddings for more than 15 years and I can honestly say that I love my job! So many of my clients become great friends. Just one of the perks of the job I like to say!

Meet beautiful baby Iris ~ Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

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Meet this gorgeous new little jelly bean, Iris. Her mama has been one of my bestie’s for over a decade. And also one of my favorite second shooters for weddings and Mitzvahs. So naturally when I had the opportunity to shoot her maternity session and then this sweet new little’s 1st portraits, I jumped at the chance. And she totally rocked her session. I think the photos speak for themselves. So without further adieu… meet baby Iris!

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Interested in scheduling a maternity or newborn photography session with Rhaina? Check out our pricing guide for more information or contact us today!

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Baby G is One! ~ Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer

I love my job. I’ll say it again. I LOVE MY JOB! Especially when I get to take photos for  people that are close to me. Teresa and Gil absolutely fall into that category. Gil is my hubby’s childhood best friend. And Teresa and I have gotten so close over the years. I’ve been fortunate enough to shoot many mile stones for this family. Starting of course with their wedding at the Wendel Inn. And then of course Teresa’s maternity session in a beautiful south hills park. And of course I had this adorable little guy in my studio for his newborn session. So naturally I was ecstatic when she ask me to take baby G’s 1st birthday pics. We did both studio and outdoor photos. And as you can see baby G rocked them all!

Thank you guys for choosing me to take these photos.

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Happy Birthday baby G! Thanks for stopping by the studio today.

Are you in need of some new portraits of your kids? Or maybe a fun styled family session? Contact RTP today so we can chat a little about your vision.

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Ryan and Lee’s Wedding at Westmoreland Country Club

Lee and Ryan have tied the knot!

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From the very 1st meeting that I had with Lee we totally hit it off. So when they contracted me to shoot their big day I was beyond excited. We started by shooting their engagement session in pittsburgh’s north shore. Just a few short months later it was wedding day. It was an amazing day! With absolutely perfect weather. They were married at sunset out on the green at Westmoreland Country Club under one of the most beautiful chuppah’s I have ever scene. Ryan and Lee’s special day was filled with lots of love, laughter, and so much beautiful emotion. Ryan could not stop gazing at his bride. They entire time I was shooting Lee’s bridal portraits Ryan kept repeating to my assistant, “Isn’t she the most beautiful bride you have ever scene!” They are a perfectly matched pair.

Congratulations you two. And thank you so much for choosing to work with RTP!

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Ceremony and Reception | Westmoreland Country Club

Flowers | Hen and Chicks

Planner | Nancy Smith

Catering and Desserts | Westmoreland Country Club

Photographer | Rhaina Taylor Photography

 

Interested in scheduling an engagement or wedding photography session with Rhaina? Check out our pricing guide for more information or contact us today!

 

Elena’s Bat Mitzvah ~ Pittsburgh Mitzvah Photographer

Elena is a Bat Mitzvah!

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A few weeks back I had the pleasure of celebrating with Elena and her amazing family as she became a Bat Mitzvah. We started the festivities in the middle of the week for some Pre-Mitzvah portraits at Beth El Congregation. And a little practice reading the Torah for Elena. After the big event Elena celebrated with all of her friends and family at the River’s Club down town. The night was filled with great food, awesome friends, and of course lots of dancing. It was a fantastic party.

Congratulations pretty lady I hope you had a fantastic time. I know I did!

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Everyone in the family is loving the montage.

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All I can say is Coke and Pepsi!

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Are you looking for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Photographer? Or do you know someone who is? Contact me so we can have a chat!

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Sweet Baby E’s Newborn Session ~ Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

What an angel!

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This sweet little girl visited the studio last week. Such a tiny peanut. Only 5 lbs of little. She reminded me of bring my own tiny little one home from the hospital. She slept like an angel. Welcome to the world sweet baby E!

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Are you expecting? Or do you know someone who is. Send me a email so we can chat about your new little!

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Ben and Lauren are married ~ Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

Lauren and Ben tied the knot!

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So I met Lauren through one of my bestie’s. They are cousins. So not only did I get to shoot this lovely lady’s wedding, but I also was able to spend some time with one of my favorite families, the Carfagna’s!

Lauren and Ben have the cutest story. They attended the same pre-school. The coincidences just continued to pile up after that. So these 2 were quite litlerally destined to be together!

I 1st Ben at their engagement session. He was such a good sport. Lauren and I had some big ideas and he was game for what ever. These two love birds said “I do” at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriot. Their elegant late afternoon ceremony was held in the outdoor garden. Lauren was escorted down a beautiful winding pathway towards her groom on the arms of both her father and step father. It was quite a moment. After wards family and friends danced the night away with the amazing Protege‘s musical stylings. What a night!

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Susan. I had a blast shooting your big day!

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Even the bunny got a new outfit for wedding day!

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Kinder Klasse was the pre-school where Ben and Lauren attended together. Lauren’s mom managed to get the original sign for the new couple to hang in their home. So special!

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Ceremony and Reception | Pittsburgh Airport Marriot

Flowers | Posies by Patti

Dessert Table | Bella Christie

Band | Protege

Wedding Photographer | Rhaina Taylor Photography

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Here come baby #3 ~ Pittsburgh’s Best Portrait Photographer

My dear friend Monica is expecting baby #3. And I had the pleasure of snapping a few pic’s of her with her 2 kids. It was really important to her to include her son and daughter in this shoot. Family is very important to this awesome crew and I can’t wait to meet their newest member in just a few weeks!

Thanks for including me in this process Monica!

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Kayla’s Senior Session ~ Senior Portraits in Pittsburgh

Kayla dad is good friend of ours. So when he asked me to shoot his daughter’s senior session I was super excited. But I didn’t expect to be spending a few hours with such an amazing young woman. Not only is she a beauty, but she also has quite a head on her shoulders. Kayla plans on pursuing a career in nursing. I can’t wait to see what this talented lady will accomplish.

Thank you Kayla and Matt for choosing me to capture these special photos!

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