Erie Weddings: Rebecca and Trent in Edinboro

After last week’s rain, it was a welcome sight to see the sun out once again.  Saturday was sunny, warm and a perfect October day for a wedding.
Rebecca and Trent were married in Edinboro, the town where they went to college (at my Alma Mater, Edinboro University). Following a memorable wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Lake, we traveled around the town of Edinboro for some great outdoor photos, including some park images and fun shots near “Angus”, the new Fighting Scot statue.  
The reception was at Nick’s Place, where the decor was favorable to good indoor lighting (always a plus for wedding photographers), as well as some nice sunset images for the Bride and Groom.  Nick’s people are always so nice, and the food, so good!
Our groom, Trent, is in the National Guard.  Thank you Sir, for your service to our country.
Congratulations, Rebecca and Trent!

Senior Portraits at Edinboro University

This fall I had the honor of taking Stephanie’s senior portraits. She chose to focus on areas in her home town of Edinboro, PA. This was great fun for me, as I grew up in Edinboro and attended college there, many years ago. I enjoyed the opportunity to see my home town from a new perspective. I told Stephanie and her family countless “when I was younger” stories about Edinboro.

We had a beautiful fall day for our session. Stephanie had some ideas and I picked a few others, and we ended up with a great portfolio of outdoor shots. Then we followed up with some excellent indoor portraits to top off the evening.

This shot captured Stephanie in a relaxed moment. This is the upper courtyard of the Edinboro University campus, near the art building and auditorium. Shot in shade in late afternoon, the exposure was 1/60 at f/3.2 ISO 200. You can see the campus behind her, but the tight depth of focus minimizes the distraction of the background.

In post-production, I finished this with a slight sepia tone and layered the logo over the bench. Then I built the graduated border by sampling brightness levels from within the image. This pose was a favorite of Stephanie and her family and friends.

Stephanie’s Sunday

Sunday October 5th was Stephanie’s day. It was a great day for photography, with partly cloudy skies and good October temperatures. We found some great spots in Edinboro including this fun shot in a field. We finished indoors with some great low-key black and high-key white photography.

Thanks Stephanie! More images coming soon!