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Doesn’t everyone just love this Pittsburgh weather. I know I do…

Well not really, but there is one thing that being trapped inside during this ice age allows for,  REBRANDING. The wedding photographers favorite winter past time. And over here at RTP we are working hard to make some big changes.

A new face is always at the front of any rebranding project. So we started with a new LOGO. I hired one of my former brides Nicole from Designs by Nicole. Our weddings were exactly 7 days apart. We had the same beautifully sunny days, the same hot sticky weather, and were able to gab about our mutual wedding planning drama. Long story short… we became friends very quickly.

So who want to see this new logo??? Well, you’ll all have to wait just a few more days, ha ha! The brand new RTP website launches this week and my fabulous new logo will be reveled soon enough. I’m so excited to share this new look with the world!

Another big part of a major rebranding for wedding photographers are gorgeous wedding albums. I always have the hardest time choosing which events to use for my sample books. I think it’s because I develop such amazing relationships with all of my clients. I’m always so attached to their wedding photos. This year I chose 2 gorgeous weddings and one fun filled B’Not Mitzvah. I choose one of my favorites from this past season, Ryan and Lee Coslov’s elegant West Moreland Country Club. Wedding. Ryan and Lee’s wedding is also about to be featured on a prominent Pittsburgh Wedding Blog. Woo hoo! More about that will be revealed soon enough. And the second was from Shoeb and Mary’s gorgeous Mansion at Maple Heights wedding. I have developed such an amazing personal friendship with both of these ladies.  I was so excited to use both of their love stories to show case my work.

For my new Mitzvah album I chose an event where 3 young ladies became Bat Mitzvah’s together. This event was so special because these three ladies are sisters, Rachel, Cara and Lauren. From my very 1st meeting with their parents they expressed how important it was for each young lady to feel special. Each should have their moment to shine! My absolute favorite part about shooting Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s is how the whole family come together to help these young people achieve this goal. It’s always so inspiring!

So hear is a view of my new gorgeous albums. I really focused on different textures for the covers. There are so many wonderful options available. I hope you love them as much as I do!

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When I send a package to my clients I like to personalize it. In this case I chose a soft pick and very feminine pattern for the cover of the proof book and USB case. One the cover was single image from Meg and Brian’s wedding day portrait session. One of my fav’s of course. I used the same basic design for both books. A little uniformity never hurts. The books were wrapped in pink ribbon to complete the look. And a personal note enclose from me to the couple.




For this Bar Mitzvah proof book I tried to find a fun pattern. Hannah, the Bat Mitzvah, had such an energetic spunky personality. So I tried to choose a pattern to show case that. And, of course, I used the colors from her events decor.



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!

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