I’ve been shooting a lot of portraits in Oakland this year! It’s always a popular location for couples who attended college or grad school in the area. In this case, it was a natural choice for Amanda and Lee, who are Pitt alumni. Amanda even gave campus tours during her time there, so of course they know a lot of the pretty corners of Oakland.
My favorite spot, though? Was when they suggested the Carnegie Library. I’ve been going to that library since I was a child and, as a bookworm, it was naturally a place of magic for me. Pausing in the stairwells, creeping through the stacks, all these places that have have been a dream for me to shoot in- and Amanda & Lee were just as excited as I was. Literary engagement sessions! I can’t tell you how excited I get about things like that. :)
My personal geekiness aside- I don’t think it’s possible to take a bad picture of Amanda & Lee. Their smiles are bright and easy and they are every bit as kind as they seem. They’re getting married next month at Heinz Chapel and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, I’m so looking forward to heir lovely fall wedding.