Something there is that does love a bridge

Something there is that does love a bridge

The Pittsburgh Bridges galleries from the past two days have evoked a tremendous response from blog viewers. The views today add more weather and some are taken from the river while on the Ducky Tour or the wedding below.

Cheri Lucas Rowlands at WordPress really unleashed so many of the BRIDGE photos I’ve taken.   And finding so many images with bridges makes me realize I have taken bridges for granted.

And my friend V is right about the photos- people respond to the the bridge structures, NOT the sunsets taken from a bridge.

Smithfield Bridge in the snow

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SINGER SONGWRITER-Sue Gartland  (Ford Fairlaine link)

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Ready to lace up the panels for Knit the Bridge

 

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Kevin and Kat were married on the Three Rivers Queen and there are numerous shots with various bridges in their wedding highlights.

 

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Brandon and Ruth Wedding Sneak Peek

Brandon and Ruth got married today at Zion Apostolic Assembly in McKeesport PA.

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I had the happy task to document their wedding day. Wishing them all the best, always.

Cakes and sweets by Miss Cheryl Lewis

 

Atop Wedding Cakes

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A gallery of wedding cakes with bows, words, flowers, birds and leaves

for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

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This one was featured  at the NYTimes Your One-of-a-Kind Cake Toppers Slide Show

My grandparents Kay and Matt Walsh were married on Valentine’s Day in 1942 and this cute couple adorned their cake. Within a few months my grandfather, who owned Jimmy Ryan’s Dixieland Jazz Club on West 54th Street, was in uniform and heading overseas. These little bisque lovebirds made an appearance at each of their four daughters’ weddings and the third generation of granddaughters continued the tradition. I’ve always thought the groom looked like a dapper New Yorker, like my grandfather. My husband, Joel, and I were delighted that it was present at our own Valentine’s Day wedding in 2010.

Charlotte Sellier

Herndon, Va.

JoeandMauraJoe and Maura in Philadelphia

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Love birds and flowers atop Laura and James’ Wedding Cake

You’ve seen many of these cake photos when the Weekly Challenge was Layers

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Celeste and Shawn’s Reception at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium

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Dan and Ann  Crystal Tearoom in Philadelphia

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Melissa and Jeremy cut their cake

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Autumn Leaves and Buckeyes atop Jacklyn and Mike’s cake with Maura watching

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Kevin and Kat’s Wedding Cake

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Prudence and Jordan in Somerset

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Donna and John DAbruzzo Cake Topper

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Jarrod and Lauren James at the Rivers Club downtown Pittsburgh

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Alaska Honeymoon Bound- Kevin and Erica Acklin’s wedding in Iowa.

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Marti and Ilde’s Cake Topper

A Good Match- Weekly Photo Challenge

The Weekly Photo Challenge- A Good Match

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from the wedding and anniversary archives

A valentine collage of some of the couples I’ve had the privilege to photograph on their special days, capturing them loving one another. 

Wedding Party in Hudson River Park

 

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Saturday afternoon, my sister and I were walking back from Battery Park with three of the grandchildren.

The kids were running ahead on the Dog Free Zone boardwalk.

Oops!

We bumped into this wedding party taking photos so we doubled back to the concrete walk along the Hudson River where I took a quick picture.

The female attendants had to be freezing.

 

 

Late Afternoon at U of Pitt Campus

 

Friday afternoon  I was photographing senior portraits of two young women by the Cathedral of Learning at Pitt. ( no one actually says “University of Pittsburgh”)

In between their outfit changes, I photographed the tall tower in different lights.

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see how the sun changes the color of the Indiana limestoneMagic

 

Then a bride and groom walked by, just married!

I asked if I might photograph them and they said,  sure!

I even asked the groom to move a bit so his mouth wasn’t hidden. Sweet.

Those were some killer heels (in blue)

 

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And then a woman walked by with balloons.

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There was a beautiful tree

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It was fun to see some different sights.  And capture them, too.

All in all it was a magical afternoon, especially with the unexpected barefoot bride and the balloon woman.

Magic is the weekly photo challenge.

David Lujan of Gallery Black Lagoon

People at Work Series.

From the April wedding in Austin, Texas.

David Lujan co-owner(with his wife) & curator of Black Lagoon: art+ yoga and artist.  He tended the bar at the wedding celebration and made the little fairy chairs out of the champagne tops. He was sketching a tree house for his daughter, as I remember.  I must carry a reporter’s notebook to write down the details.

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Available light portrait of David Lujan

fairy chairs  The Fairy Chairs he created from the champagne bottle tops.

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Anna and Aric and Champ at the Wedding 

Champ is short for Champagne- she’s a girl. 

A lucky dog who was rescued from under a bush. Sweet pup!

She was the ring bearer today at the Dulcinea Chapel, Austin Texas – 

Anna and Aric were the bride and groom

Just married.  

An unexpected but delightful shot!  

 

  Champ helped ring the bells 

 Champ’s view of the wedding party 

  
The Dulcinea Chapel  Austin, Texas 

   
Wishing Anna and Aric every happiness, always!  

  Stack of hands 

   Anna and Champ in the Bluebonnets 
 Aric helps his bride out of the Wildflowers 

  It was a lovely wedding on a gorgeous day. A happy couple. I remember when Anna was born.

Champ was a perfect member of the wedding.