Category Archives: Wedding Photography

Preview: Don and Missy’s Wedding

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BTS: Behind The Shot

In this series I want to showcase what goes into the creative process behind some of my favorite shots.
I recently posted this preview on my Facebook page from Scott and Genny’s wedding a few weeks ago.

The wedding was taking place at Luke and Mike’s Front Porch in Aspinwall and portraits were to take place prior to the service so there wasn’t much time to go offsite for bridal party portraits.

The day before the ceremony I went down to Aspinwall to see what I could find near the venue.


Keeping in mind the light at the time of the portraits the next day I kept an eye open for places where I could control that light as well as find places to create unique portraits for the bride and groom to treasure for years to come.

I found this gray wall between two businesses. I liked the texture of this wall and the contrasting white brick wall on the other side (which you can see in the final photo) the combination of the two made a nice frame.


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I’m always looking for a unique way to frame poses or an peculiar angle that will draw the eye to the portrait. I’ll do this sometimes with a tree line, an out of focused object perhaps in the foreground or the angle in which I pose people. I want manipulate the eye to this beautiful or special moment in time.

And I can’t think of a more special time to frame then the love between two people and their friends on their wedding day.

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Rick and Bonnie: Hydehole Resturant

Once upon a time a man fell in love with a woman and on the night he proposed to her he promised to build a castle.
And a castle he built….


Filled with heroic knights and tales of old..


..and magical pumpkins! (That turn into pies at midnight!)


Every princess gets to dance the night away with her prince charming….


And of course every story ends with a ‘And they lived happily ever after’!


Thanks to Bonnie and Rick for sharing their special day with me and to the amazing staff at the Hydehole.
For more information about the Hydehole and the true story about its owners and the amazing castle/restaurant they built in Moon please visit:

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Winter Portraits

As the cold of winter melts into the green promise of spring I have to say..I will miss winter.
Yes it’s April Fools Day but this isn’t a joke.
Winter is one of my favorite times to take portraits.

Winter to me is literally a blank canvas, a white billowy canvas of opportunity. Where colors pop and everything sparkles!


And of course you can never have enough layers on! And cute accessorizes like hats and scarves are a must!

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Plus it’s a great way to get everyone a little bit closer and hug a little tighter.


So goodbye for now winter…I’ll be waiting anxiously for your return!

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Preview: Hilary and Joseph

Here’s a preview of my first 2015 wedding!

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Happy June!

I have been looking forward to June for a very long while because….

We’re doing our first fair!
Kensington Photography will be at New Kensington Volunteer Fire Department’s Community Days during June 20th-22nd!
I’m so excited and yet very busy all at the same time because June came far to quickly!
So if you’re coming to community days please stop by and say hi!

Also coming up this month I’m planning on doing a lot of “how to” blogs about weddings photography and the fair so keep an eye out for those!

If you have a  upcoming event or would like more information about Kensington Photography portrait sessions please contact us for more information. 

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Wedding Season 2014!

It’s here! It’s wedding season!
And boy is it going to be a busy one!
I’m so excited!!!!

Tomorrow is our first wedding of the season which is with Luis & Nikkina!

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Looking forward to spending the day with this wonderful couple and all the other couples I have the pleasure of working with this season!

Wanna know more about Kensington Photography weddings?
Contact us for information!

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2013: A Year in Review

Recently I’ve noticed that all of my favorite social media applications are doing “Your Year In Review” features, asking me to review my year in colorful pictures, major life events and random statuses that garnered a lot of attention in the year 2013.

So I thought it would be fun to look back on the year that was…

Some highlights for me in 2013 were…
I shot on a beach for the first time ever!
I got to work with horses again. Which is something I used to love about my first photography job and have missed doing.
I got to do my first photography shoot out of state.
Revamped my website! (Thanks to my hubby for that!)
My Facebook page has almost has 100 likes after being in the lower thirties at the beginning of the year!
I shot a wedding without a second shooter which was daunting but a great experience.
I had the honor of being asked to photograph a charity event for Step by Step which was incredible.
And I tripled the size of my portfolio which is awesome!

I want to thank all of you for your support and business over the last year.
I have loved being a part of and capturing your memories and look forward to working with all of you again.
Have a safe and blessed 2014!


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MacDonald Wedding

On the 26th if October I had the privilege of capturing the wedding of Sara and Paul MacDonald.

Surrounded by family and friends in one of the most beautifully restored churches I’ve ever seen Paul and Sarah exchanged vows and smiles as they spent the first day of the rest of their lives together.
And while I am still hard at work finishing up editing their happy day. Here are just a few of my favorite shots of the day.


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