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Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers: Joanne Bartone

LAURA + LUKE!

You’ve heard me say it before…I’m fortunate and blessed; I know it. I count my blessings every day…I can’t say that enough.

It seems that with each wedding I photograph I’m given the gift of working with some of the most wonderful people; each being authentic individuals that are sweet, sincere, kind, grounded, unpretentious and some of the BEST people you’d ever want to meet and spend the day with. I truly have such a special place in my heart for all my clients, past and current. Laura, Luke and their families were another beautiful example of the kind of client I love and am fortunate to have in my life!

Laura + Luke’s wedding was the last of my season and a perfect way to end a great 2009 year of beautiful weddings with wonderful couples!  Please enjoy the images, then read on below for more of my thoughts and information on the vendors that made their day special.  And, for the first person who spots the “mystery guest” in one of the photos below and posts it first HERE ON THE BLOG, you’ll receive a gift card from me!  This mystery guest just HAD to be with Laura + Luke on their big day!
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I LOVE love!  So for me, photographing weddings is the ultimate gift where I get to immerse myself in happiness and the boundless love of couples and their families while doing what I love to do!  Then, I get to give that gift of love right back to my couples and their families through the beautiful imagery I create for them.

So, to the Gerraro, Wiehagen and Rooney families on my second wedding photographing all of you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for trusting me with your very important memories.  It was an honor and a pleasure to be with you all once again. 

Church: St. Peter Parish, Arch Street in the Historic North Side – reverently beautiful!
Reception: LeMont Restaurant, Grandview Boulevard, Mount Washington – stunning views, efficient service, always the best!
Event Planning and Design: Simone Hudson of 5Senses Events Design – joyous planning + worry-free execution for all your events!
Floral Artistry: Bill Chisnell of Design Space – dramatic floral artistry intended to convey your unique statement!
Photographer: yours truly!

NOTE: Keep checking back to this post for an update in the near future as The New York Times will be publishing both an article on the tradition of the cookie tables at weddings here in Pittsburgh and a video interview of Laura and Luke’s Aunts who so lovingly created all the cookies for the occasion!

BIG love, Joanne Bartone Photographer  |  www.joannebartone.com  |  tele: 412.418.8075

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  • Sarah on Dec 20, 2009 Reply

    I’m guessing it was the stadium!
    Your photos are gorgeous! I found your site after reading the New York Times article – and now I have to go make some cookies! 🙂

  • Vida Carson on Dec 10, 2009 Reply

    AHH! First of all.. love your blog, your brand, your style! You’re awesome 🙂 and second.. love this wedding! You rocked it.