Sweet Art Photography: Blog https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Sweet Art Photography natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:12:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:12:00 GMT https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-12/u78521327-o460073457-50.jpg Sweet Art Photography: Blog https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog 120 53 Wedding - Kayla & Ryan - SNPJ Enon Valley, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/wedding---kayla-ryan---snpj-edinburg-pa I first met Kayla when she was a student at Neshannock high school. She was a sweet young gal with beautiful curly hair! Isn't it funny what you remember about people from your past?  I was so excited when she reached out to me about photographing their engagement session and wedding.  I didn't meet Ryan until their engagement session but I instantly loved him.  He is such a sweetheart and I loved how much he adored Kayla!  You could see the love between them instantly. If you didn't get a chance to see their engagement session,
you should check it out here -> Ryan & Kayla's engagement session :)

As always I love asking couples about their wedding day.  Here are my questions for Kayla and Ryan and their answers.

What was the weather like on your wedding day?  Sunny and beautiful!

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The morning of my wedding I was feeling pure happiness!

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Us reading our vows to each other was my favorite moment of the day. - Kayla Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography

During our vows I was very emotional and filled with so much joy and love.  It was the happiest moment of my life!


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Three words that sum up your wedding day:  beautiful, fun and emotional

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I can't choose a favorite photo that Sweet Art Photography captured on our wedding day!  There were so many moments of pure happiness!  I loved that you could sense the fun and laughter coming through so many of our photos. Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography

We had the most beautiful sunflower cake and cupcakes. The flowers were provided by Butz Flowers and the cupcakes were from Cake by Fred.  I didn't get a chance to eat a cookie, but our lemon blueberry cake was amazing! Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography

Something that happened that was a surprise?
When my brother Josh, who was at boot camp, recorded a message to be played for me since he couldn't be there. Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography
I'm so surprised you captured the hilarious limbo photos ! Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography Sweet Art Photography2017_2065Sweet Art Photography

Advice for other couples: Don't wait until the last minute!  We planned everything almost 2 years in advance.  It helped relieve so much stress.  Also, make it your day.  Don't focus on what you think your guests want.  At the end of the day, do what you want.  Don't spend money on things that aren't really necessary. We didn't have favors, but er had to-go bags for cookies and no one noticed!  We saved SO much money.  We didn't have a photo booth or a limo and no one noticed.  You'd be surprised how many things you really don't NEED unless you really want them. 

Thank you so much Ryan and Kayla!


Ceremony Site: Gazebo SNPJ
Reception Site: Alpine Room SNPJ
Flowers: Butz Flowers
Caterer Alpine Room
DJ: Freddie Faraone
Cake/Cupcakes: Cakes by Fred
Hair: Shear Perfection by Richard
Makeup: ME
Dress: David's Bridal
Tux: Men's Warehouse
Table/Chair coverings: G&G Memory Makers
Officiant: Pastor Kris Kauffman

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1st Birthday Session - Julianna - Sweet Art Photography - Pulaski, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/1st-birthday-session---julianna---sweet-art-photography---pulaski-pa  

This little sweetie pie made me work for it on day 1.  She wasn't feeling well and she just wanted cuddles from her mama.  So we tried again the next day.  All I could hear in my head as I shot these was..."It's my party and I can cry if I want to..." lol


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Pence Maternity Session - Fellow's Riverside Rose Gardens - Youngstown, OH https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/pence-maternity-session---fellows-riverside-rose-gardens---youngstown-oh My cousin Ray and his wife Nicole are expecting their second child- a girl in just a few weeks!  I am so excited for them!  I was thrilled when they asked me to capture their final weeks of this pregnancy as a family of three before baby number 2 comes along.
They had so many cute ones from their session, it was hard to choose which to show on the blog.  I picked a few of my favorites.   


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Also, since I worked with Nicole and Ray when they were pregnant with Ethan, I thought it might be cute to do some side by sides of images from when they were pregnant with Ethan and now baby girl.  

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Family - Holdaway - New Castle, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/family---holdaway---new-castle-pa What a fun session this was!  Heather came across me on good ole Google and I'm thrilled that she chose me to work with to capture her sweet family.  The kids were a trip!  Her oldest son wasn't that crazy about the session but I made a deal with him.  If he promised to smile, I'd let him take photos with one of my other cameras if he wasn't in the photo.  I think he had a blast and it made my job so much easier :)

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Engagement - Nathan & Becky - McConnell's Mills - New Castle, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/engagement---nathan-becky---mcconnells-mills---new-castle-pa McConnell's Mills was the backdrop for this adorable session.  These two are so smitten for each other and you could see it every time they looked into each other's eyes. What a gorgeous day!  They were up for anything and we had a great time finding spots along the way.  I'm really looking forward to their wedding day!

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Rubida/Fulkerson Kids - New Wilmington, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/rubida/fulkerson-kids---new-wilmington-pa How amazing is this session!  I loved the colors AND these adorable kids.  So Americana!  Even though one little one had to be woken for the session they did great!  

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Generations - Radcliffe - Buhl Park Hermitage, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/generations---radcliffe---buhl-park-hermitage-pa I'm thrilled that Marci contacted me about my Generations Special that I promoted prior to Mother's Day.  It is a great way to capture family generations.  I loved working with sweet Poppy and her parents and grandmother's.

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Timeless Love Contest - Cedar Farm Inn New Wilmington, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/timeless-love-contest---cedar-farm-inn-new-wilmington-pa Cedar Farm Inn, Moving Frame Media and Sweet Art Photography came together to celebrate marriage, long lasting marriage. In a world where divorce is so common, we wanted to celebrate timeless love.  We asked our friends and clients through Facebook to submit their recommendations for a couple married over 35 years who deserved to be recognized and celebrated.

Julie (Wilson) Sommers  nominated her parents -Jill and Butch Wilson
"They have been married for 43 years.  They were married on June 9, 1973. I am nominating them because they are the most giving, selfless parents that I know. They are always doing wonderful things for us kids and their grandchildren. They have no idea I did this as they wouldn't ever admit how wonderful they truly are."

 All of the couples submitted were amazing in their own unique way we couldn't decide so we reached out to the public to vote through Facebook and Jill and Butch Wilson were the couple who won.

They received a free nights stay with continental breakfast from Cedar Farm Inn, a free video Love Story from Moving Frame Media and a complimentary photo session with Sweet Art Photography.

We were thrilled to work with this sweet couple.  Here are a few photos from their session. Thank you to Julie for nominating them!  We loved hearing their love story and enjoyed getting to know them.  They are such a sweet adoring couple.  It was a pleasure working with them.

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Here are a few shots of them as they did their love story video with Moving Frame Media.


I can't thank Cedar Farm and Moving Frame Media enough for partnering up on this project with me.  It was so much fun!  


Cedar Farm Inn - Bed & Breakfast or book an event! 
Moving Frame Media - Wedding, Corporate, Aerial & Real Estate - 

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Engagement - Scott & Bethany - Greenville, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/engagement---scott-bethany---greenville-pa I had the pleasure of meeting these two at not just one wedding but two in the past!  They caught the garter and bouquet at a wedding last summer and I was thrilled when she contacted me to photograph their wedding too! She wanted snow so we watched the weather and went with the best snow day we could get.  It worked out.  It was cold, so I'm happy they brought along some O'Neils coffee to keep them warm.  (LOVE O'Neils it's MY FAVORITE!)  They used these two amazing mugs they had purchased together in their session and it went perfectly with their theme.  Thanks so much for being such troopers on such a chilly day! I cannot wait for your wedding day Scott and Bethany!

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Wedding - Patrick & Kalie - Grace Chapel, Avalon Golf and Country Club Hermitage, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/wedding---patrick-kalie---grace-chapel-avalon-golf-and-country-club-hermitage-pa I was down sick prior to Kalie and Patrick's wedding day.  I had someone else lined up to go if needed but I just couldn't miss what I knew would be an amazing event and I hate to do that to clients unless it's an absolute emergency. Once I was on an antibiotic for a couple days,  I prayed God would give me the strength and energy to get through the day and HE did.  God is good!  

Candlelight wedding service, white Christmas lights, fireworks and New Years Eve reception made for one wedding Bryan and I will not soon forget. Kalie later described her day as "Perfect, Magical and like a fairy tale". The details were impeccable and her mother Denise, who planned most of the wedding, didn't miss a thing! 

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"My favorite photo of the day was the black and white one of Patrick and I dancing , he dips me and kisses me on the cheek" - Kalie 2016_16142016_1614 2016_16152016_1615 2016_16162016_1616 2016_16172016_1617 2016_16182016_1618 2016_16192016_1619 2016_16202016_1620 2016_16212016_1621 2016_16222016_1622 2016_16232016_1623 2016_16242016_1624 2016_16252016_1625

Thanks so much for choosing Sweet Art Photography!


Flowers: Green's Floral
Caterer: Avalon
Band: The Grand Avenue Band
Cake: Cakes by Fred
Hair/Makeup: Kali Gasperoni
Dress: Eddy K from One Enchanted Evening
Tux: blacktux.com
Officiant: Aaron Lego
Wedding Planner: Bride's mom
Ceremony Site: Grace Chapel 
Reception Site: Avalon Golf & Country Club
Fireworks: Phantom Fireworks


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Engagement - Michael & Karly - Westminster College - New Wilmington, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/engagement---michael-karly---westminster-college---new-wilmington-pa You know what makes an engagement session even sweeter? A cute little boy!  I adore Karly & Michael, but the little guy they brought with them to join in a few photos took the cake!  How sweet is he??  He was so excited and did great!  This session was on a perfect fall day.  We couldn't have asked for a better day.  I cannot wait for your wedding day Mike and Karly!  You two make such a gorgeous couple!

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Senior Portraits - Logan - Pulaski & Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/senior-portraits---logan---pulaski-westminster-college-new-wilmington-pa Logan's session was magical!  I love when the light and the color in natures play such a huge part in making the session even more amazing!  Logan is so awesome!  We started out at her home and when she pulled out this amazing purple sweater that had belonged to her grandfather who passed away, I was almost brought to tears. When I saw this teal colored wooden chair her mom painted I just knew this photo would scream love of a family.  

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The gorgeous stone at Westminster College made for a gorgeous location too!

Mom spotted this corner of ivy and requested we put her in it..um...yes please!  How gorgeous are those colors!


As we were walking around her home, the trees were bare, the ground a bit muddy and there wasn't much color.  But when I saw this field across from her home I just knew it would look spectacular in the sunlight.  Am I right or what??  I love when my ideas works out! :)


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We also took a little trip to a local covered bridge.  I'm obsessed with this bridge and have used it frequently in the past.  It never gets old! 2016_15612016_1561
Logan I can't thank you enough for such an awesome session!  You rocked it girlfriend!

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Senior Portraits - Ciara - Cascade Park, New Castle, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/senior-portraits---ciara---cascade-park-new-castle-pa Ciara rocked her session! The colors she choose complimented her skin tone and made her eyes pop!  Like I always say, I love shooting people wearing red tones in nature.  This session is a perfect example!

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Thanks so much for choosing Sweet Art Photography to capture your senior portraits!

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Engagement - Kayla & Ryan - Pulaski, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/engagement---kayla-ryan---pulaski-pa Kayla and Ryan chose a crisp fall day for their engagement session.  The colors they chose to wear were perfect for the gorgeous backdrop of leaves and light.  They are such a fun couple who love to laugh. I cannot wait for their wedding day!

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Senior Portraits - Josh - Sharpsville, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/senior-portraits---josh---sharpsville-pa I loved working with Josh again, last time I saw him he was about 11! Imagine my face when this handsome guy got out of the car!  His mom Jen and I went to YSU for Art Education today.  It was so nice seeing her again and I'm thrilled she called me to work with them again.

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Thanks for such an awesome session Josh!

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Senior Portraits - Kacie - Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/senior-portraits---kacie---westminster-college-new-wilmington-pa Thank you Google!  I'm so glad Kacie and her grandma found me through Google.  We instantly hit it off and I loved that their personalities meshed with mine from the start.  We laughed A LOT and had such a great time together.  I think it's the artist's in us!  It wasn't until after Kacie's session that I found out she was an AMAZING artist.  I would have LOVED to have had her in any of my art classes back when I was teaching high school art.  I can't wait to see where she goes in life and I'm so excited we are friends moving forward :)

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Thank you so much for such a great session Kacie!

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Senior Portraits - Trinity - Westminster College, New Wilmington & Volant, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/senior---trinity---westminster-college-new-wilmington-volant-pa I first met Trinity and her mama the day of her session.  They were both sweethearts :) We had a great time checking out locations in the adorable little town of Volant, PA and Westminster College.

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I always recommend clients bring along jackets to quickly change up a look for a location.  She brought along a jean jacket for a classic, fun look. 


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We had so many great spots in Volant: the river, train cars, mill and old stained glass in the towns church made for gorgeous backdrops.



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We then headed to Westminster College where the bokeh and color in the trees made for some amazing photos.

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I had such a blast meeting you and your mom, Trinity.  Thanks so much for choosing Sweet Art Photography to capture these memories for you!

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Senior Portraits - Emily - Union High School & Cascade Park, New Castle, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/senior---emily---union-high-school-cascade-park-new-castle-pa Emily is such a sweetheart, she is a wonderful young lady I love getting to spend time with!  She just happens to be best friends with my step daughter Madison. She has the sweetest soul and I was thrilled when she reached out to me to take her senior portraits.


She chose to take some photos around the school and at the track so we could get some sportier looking photos.

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Then we switched to Cascade Park for more of a natural setting. I love photographing people in red against green and other earth tones. 

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Thanks so much for choosing Sweet Art Photography Emily!  It is always a joy to hang with you!

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Wedding - Kelsey & Harley - McConnell's Mills Portersville, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/wedding---kelsey-harley---mcconnells-mills-portersville-pa I love that I had Kelsey in class once upon a time and that she reached out to me to photograph her and her new husband on their wedding day. They had a small wedding at the local courthouse and she wanted photos after at the Mill.  It was such a sweet moment to capture and I'm so glad they didn't skip the photos of their special day.  Of all the things we spend money on for our weddings, the photos are the one thing you can look at everyday hanging on your walls.  I'm so happy for the two of you and wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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Senior Portraits - Alexis - Cascade Park, New Castle, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/senior---alexis---cascade-park-new-castle-pa Alexis is such a special gal!  Since first meeting her at the VERY FIRST WEDDING I EVER shot, we have seen each other many times over the years and I enjoy playing catch up with her on where her life is taking her.  


She chose Cascade Park in New Castle for the backdrop for her senior session. It is a gorgeous location with so many options within the park for stellar photos. 


She chose a beautiful pallet of colors for her clothes choices and they compliments her skin tone beautifully. 

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The sunlight was gorgeous as the sun started setting and the flowers and bokeh colors just popped! Making her session magical.



The image below reminded me of a Calvin Klein magazine advertisement.  What do you think?


I ended up editing a few of her shots a bit differently, only because the location and setting sun spoke to me.  It's a bit different than my normal style but it looked almost like the color style of a painting by the famous artist, Caravaggio.

I loved working with Alexis and her mom again.  I hope our paths keep crossing so I can hear of where you head in life! Thanks for an awesome session!

What she had to say! 
"You made me feel very comfortable taking pictures, I usually hate them! I love that my session felt amazing, exciting and different! My favorite part was being able to express myself through my own poses and overall style. I can't choose a favorite, I'm in love with them all!" ~ Alexis

natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) cascade park senior portraits https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/senior---alexis---cascade-park-new-castle-pa Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:44:00 GMT
Day After Wedding Session - Doug & Amelia - Fellows Riverside Rose Gardens, Youngstown, OH https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/day-after-wedding-session---doug-amelia---fellows-riverside-rose-gardens-youngstown-oh Since the couple chose a different plan from the traditional wedding day, they decided on a "Day After" Session.  While I didn't take place the day after, it gave them time to honeymoon and enjoy family time before they were back in front of the camera.  We headed to Fellows Riverside Rose Garden's in Youngstown, Ohio. Miss seeing their Surprise Wedding Photos?  Click here to see the Wedding of Doug & Amelia.

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I wholeheartedly enjoyed working with these two.  When they first told me that it was a surprise wedding I was so incredibly excited! When they told me they wanted to do a Day After session I was also very happy for them.  Looking at their time frame, photos of the two of them at another location wouldn't be possible so this was the next best thing. 

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They have so much fun together!  I'm so very happy they chose us to capture these sweet moments. 

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Thank you again for choosing Sweet Art Photography!

natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) day after session https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/day-after-wedding-session---doug-amelia---fellows-riverside-rose-gardens-youngstown-oh Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:44:00 GMT
Senior Portraits - Wildauer Sisters - New Wilmington, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/senior---wildauer-sisters---new-wilmington-pa I LOVED working with this family again, I first met their parents back in high school.  It is so cool to see them married for 20 YEARS now and with 4 amazing kids!  I had the opportunity to work with their oldest, Luke last year.  You can see his session here. This year it was Dakota and Isabelle's turn!


I can't believe the twins are now seniors and I enjoyed working with them so much. Just like most twins I have met in life they have totally different personalities and interests.  It was so great getting to spend time with them.


Although, just like any session between best friends, there were lots and lots of giggles!


Thanks for inviting me to share in your family's milestones again.  Best wishes to you both!


natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) senior portraits https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/senior---wildauer-sisters---new-wilmington-pa Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:44:00 GMT
Senior Portraits - Riley - Lake Erie, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/senior---riley---erie-pa I was thrilled to get to work with this gorgeous girl again!  I first worked with Riley at her mama's wedding several years ago. (You should see it, it was gorgeous! The Wedding of Tami & Gregg)  She chose a location close to her heart, her grandparents beach house on Lake Erie.  


When I got out of the car, I'm pretty sure it took me about 10 minutes to get my jaw off the ground. The setting was absolutely perfect!  Her grandmother's landscaping was impeccable, the home and decor were a photographer's dream and then there was the gorgeous view of Lake Erie! 


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Riley's face lit up talking about memories she had at the "Beach House" growing up...and what kid wouldn't?  They are set up for entertaining and had so many great activities for them and their guests to enjoy.  I swear I heard the kayaks calling my name ;)



Thanks so much for such an amazing session Riley!  


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I loved working with you again and wish you all the best!


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The Surprise Wedding of Amelia & Doug - The Magic Tree Boardman, Ohio https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/the-surprise-wedding-of-amelia-doug---the-magic-tree-boardman-ohio So have you ever heard of a SURPRISE wedding???  These two planned a wedding behind the backs of their friends and families and pulled one of the most amazing surprises I have ever been able to witness. I recently asked Amelia & Doug about their wedding day and would love to share their thoughts with you as you view their photos.




The day of our "SURPRISE Wedding was a hot July day!



Because we had a surprise wedding we didn't have the traditional getting ready photos.  We kept ours pretty simple. 



Guests were coming expecting it to be an engagement party. No one suspected a thing!


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There were only a few that were in on the surprise, the bridal party. 

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Dad was pulled aside and handed a letter while she went into the rest room to change into her wedding gown.



While Amelia and her dad were sharing a special moment the rest of their friends and families were in another room watching a slide show where they announced they would be getting married................................TODAY!



To say the parents were surprised is an understatement!

Your favorite detail of the day was: No detail is too small, personalized gifts to our parents was probably our favorite. 

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During our vows all we could think about was one another.  As if we were the only 2 people in the entire room.  We had said our vows to one another in private the week before our wedding for practice as well.

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What was your favorite photo that we captured that day:  "THE KISS! Of course!"


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The moment you were glad we captured was: Pictures of us together with our grandparents.  We were blessed to share this special memory with them.


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We got a simple cake from Ruli Brothers Market in Boardman, Ohio.  They did an excellent job and were very reasonably priced.  We decided on a cake because there is usually a lot of excess cookies left over and they are a lot of work! Did we decide to save our top tier for our first anniversary? NO!  We bought a bottle of wine on our honeymoon that we plan on celebrating with at our one year anniversary. 


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A moment you were surprised we captured was the large group photo of all of our guests.  Almost like you knew our entire family!

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Three words that sum up our wedding day: Intimate, Surprise, & Love

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What advice would you give to another wedding couple about wedding planning?

Make your wedding your own.  Planning a wedding together as a couple is the ultimate marriage counseling.  Make all your decisions and compromises together.  Figure out what is most important to you individually and as a couple and plan your day around those themes. (Location, budget, etc)  Don't forget to have fun!  Our wedding was the best day ever!




Ceremony/Reception Site: Magic Tree Pub and Eatery Boardman, Oh

Flowers: Pink roses and babies breath, purchased online at Sams Club, delivered directly to our home. Very easy, and best deal! Bought the 10 piece wedding package with a bouquet and corsages already made.

DJ: Hi- Fi entertainment They helped us plan our whole evening not to leave our any detail. Great planning website and communication!

Cake: Ruli Brother Market and Bakery Boardman , Oh.

Hair/Makeup: Ashley Smith, Creative Hair North Jackson, Oh

Dress: Toula's Bridal Canfield, OH

Suit: JCPenny

Officiant: Cathy Daniels. The Ohio Wedding Lady 


natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) surprise wedding wedding https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/the-surprise-wedding-of-amelia-doug---the-magic-tree-boardman-ohio Sat, 02 Jul 2016 15:44:00 GMT
Wedding - Sarah & Brandon - Twelve Oaks Mansion Mars, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/wedding---sarah-brandon---twelve-oaks-mansion-mars-pa I met Brandon and his family when I first started my photography business 6 years ago.  I have loved seeing his kids grow up in front of my lens since then.  It was an absolute pleasure meeting Sarah for the first time at one of those sessions.  When Brandon's mom reached out and said she was taking care of the photographer for their big day and she wanted us, I was thrilled!  They are the sweetest couple and their wedding day was magical!

Here are some of my favorite shots from their day!  

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Thanks again Brandon & Sarah for choosing us to capture these amazing memories!


Location: The Twelve Oaks Mansion mars pa
Flowers: Kocher's flowers mars pa
Cake: Tin Man Sweets Evans city pa
Dj: Otto productions
Hair. Mercedes Joseph at Studio 175 New Castle pa
Makeup: I did myself
Dress. Maggie Sottero from One Enchanted Evening Zelienople
Tux: Men's Warehouse


natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) mars pa wedding https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/wedding---sarah-brandon---twelve-oaks-mansion-mars-pa Sat, 11 Jun 2016 15:44:00 GMT
Wedding - Lindsay & Nicholas - New Castle & Cranberry Township, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/wedding---lindsay-nicholas---cranberry-township-pa  I met this amazing couple in the halls of Neshannock High school over 7 years ago.  I was thrilled when Nick & Lindsay asked to meet with me about shooting their wedding.  I just knew it would be beautiful!  The day of their wedding was cloudy and rainy but, by the end of the day, Julie and Nick were summing it up as "Beautiful", "fun" and "Memorable". My heart was so happy to see these two tie the knot.  It was a privilege to be there as they celebrated their new life together. Thank you so much for allowing me and Bryan to be a part of it. 

There is something so romantic about families thick in traditions that you know have been carried down from generation to generation.
 Nick & Lindsay's wedding was no exception.


Lindsay looked stunning! I'm pretty sure Nick went weak a bit in the knees. ;)
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How gorgeous is this bridal party??
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"One of my favorite details was the candy bar that we did as our favors!  It was so beautiful!" - Lindsay 2016_16532016_1653

"My cake was an almond torte. It was amazing!! We had a cookie table as well, but I did not get to taste any.  I also got a taste of all of our dinner choices. (Salmon, chicken and filet mignon)  while they were all good, the filet was my favorite. It was very tender."  Lindsay 2016_16542016_1654 2016_16552016_1655 2016_16562016_1656 2016_16572016_1657 2016_16582016_1658 2016_16782016_1678 2016_16792016_1679 2016_16802016_1680 2016_16812016_1681 2016_16822016_1682 2016_16832016_1683
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"I was so surprised you got photos of me and my little brother dancing! I'm so glad you captured those memories" - Lindsay 2016_16912016_1691 2016_16922016_1692 2016_16932016_1693 2016_16942016_1694
Lindsay's advice for other couples: "Have fun with it! It's only as stressful as you make it. Everything will come together on your special day."

Ceremony Site: St. Elias Orthodox Church
Reception Site: The Marriott North Cranberry
Flowers: Kiley Passaretti (Groom's sister)
Caterer: The Marriott
Band: Second II None Productions
Cake: Prantels Bakery
Hair: Bella by Nicci (Niccki Conway)
Makeup: Bella by Nicci ( Cassi COnway)
Dress: Toulas Bridal
Tux: Men's Warehouse
Wedding Planner: Emily Staas
Officiant: Father Kevin Gregory Long

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Wedding - Kelly & Joel - Shakespeare's Restaurant - Ellwood City, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/the-wedding-of-kelly-joel---shakespeares-restaurant---ellwood-city-pa I first got to meet this beautiful bride Kelly when I had her in my first ever 35mm Black and white photography class that I taught at Neshannock High School.  Never in my wildest did I imagine that I would get to witness her and her husband's "I Do's" and get to capture it for them!  Fast forward almost 10 years and I had the opportunity to work with her again as she was a bridemaid in Andrea & JR's wedding.  It was so wonderful to reconnect!  When she called and asked me to photograph her own wedding, I was thrilled!  

I didn't have the opportunity to meet Joel until that day, but I instantly understood why Kelly fell for him.  It was pure magic whenever he looked at her :) Again I had the chance to ask the couple what they thought of their wedding day and photos.  I will have them discuss throughout the photos below.  I hope you enjoy seeing their photos and reading their reflections.


The morning of your wedding, how were you feeling?
Kelly - "Stressed!  I felt like I was running behind and that probably was because I was!  lol We had been running from place to place so I had to keep packing up my stuff and moving to new locations."
Joel- "Stressed!  I was bouncing around from hotel room to hotel room between family members so I kept losing my stuff."

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My favorite moment of the day was......

"Seeing Joel's reaction as I was walking down the aisle"  - Kelly

"The door opening and you walking out" - Joel

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I absolutely loved the photo of my niece Madison standing close to you with her tongue out and us in the background!

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"My favorite detail of the day was your eyelashes!"  - Joel 

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What is your favorite photo that we captured that day?

"Oh my!  There are so many I can't pick just one!  Honestly we kept ooing and awing as we were going through all the photos.  I like how you and Bryan captured the entire day! Our faces when we first saw each other, Joel and my dad ( I had no idea they took a picture together), my nieces and nephews and everyone at the reception sitting and dancing."

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Three words that sum up our day are: Comforting, Breathtaking and Overwhelming (with love) - Kelly & Joel

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How cute is this?  This photo  was colored years ago when Kelly was just a little girl. She told her mom it was her dream man and her mom wrote "Kelly's Dream Man" at the top and her her mom saved it.  Recently her mom was going through old boxes and found it.  She almost fell over at how much the cartoon looked like Joel.  We just had to have some fun with it since it was on display at their reception.


"My favorite detail of the day was our monogram on the wall along with the entire reception atmosphere." - Kelly


Ceremony Site: Shakespeare's Restauarant
Reception Site: Shakespeare's Restaurant
Bouquet: Ciallella & Carney
Centerpieces: Center of Attention by Pam Watkins
Other floral arrangements by: Bonnie Mars
DJ: Jason Budai
Caterer: Shakespeare's
Cake: Hermitage Bakery
Hair: Christine Mastrangelo
Makeup: Macy McBeth 
Dress: Debra's Bridal (Jacksonville, FL)
Tux: Men's Warehouse

natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) wedding https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/the-wedding-of-kelly-joel---shakespeares-restaurant---ellwood-city-pa Wed, 18 May 2016 21:06:39 GMT
Wedding - Carly & BJ - Gable Farm Inn - Mercer, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/wedding---carly-bj I have known Carly since we worked together at Ruby Tuesday's many moons ago.  She was always a sweetheart and I was thrilled when she called me about photographing her wedding day.  I loved getting to work with her, her two sweet girls and her awesome bridesmaids. Her husband Bill aka BJ is such an amazing step dad to her girls and such a sweet guy.  It was a chilly day and Carly took the cold weather like a champ.  She was 7 months pregnant and she was such a beautiful bride.  BJ is a Fire Chief so they incorporated the fire engine and the men's helmets.  Such a love filled day. Thanks for letting us be a part of it! I especially loved her getting down on the dance floor. She is such a hoot!

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Wedding & Ceremony Site: Gable Farm Inn

natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Wedding https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/wedding---carly-bj Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:55:29 GMT
Wedding - Dana & Lee - Cranberry & Butler, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/wedding---dana-lee---cranberry-pa We were fortunate to meet this amazing couple at Andrea & JR's wedding.  Do you remember them?  If not you should check out their beautiful day too by clicking here! :)  Lee & Dana were so much fun and we loved the opportunity to work with them again.  Their details of Navy and Aqua were beautiful. Thank you so much Dana & Lee for sharing your wedding day with us!

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Ceremony Site: Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church 
Reception Site: Days Inn Butler

natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Wedding https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/wedding---dana-lee---cranberry-pa Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:32:47 GMT
Wedding - Sandell & Garrett - Enon Valley, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/wedding---sandell-garrett  

I have had the pleasure of knowing Sandell for years.  Her and her family are such wonderful people.  When I first met with her and Garret I instantly understood why Garrett was the guy for her.  They are adorable together.  They openly love each other and you can tell they enjoy each other's company so much. We had such an amazing experience photographing their wedding day.  2016_09242016_0924 2016_09262016_0926 2016_09282016_0928 2016_09252016_0925 2016_09422016_0942 2016_09272016_0927 2016_09292016_0929 2016_09302016_0930 2016_09312016_0931 2016_09322016_0932 2016_09332016_0933 2016_09342016_0934 2016_09352016_0935 2016_09362016_0936 2016_09372016_0937 2016_09382016_0938 2016_09392016_0939 2016_09402016_0940 2016_09412016_0941 2016_09432016_0943 2016_09442016_0944 2016_09452016_0945 2016_09462016_0946 2016_09472016_0947

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Wedding https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/wedding---sandell-garrett Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:18:36 GMT
Wedding - Kylee & Jon - Boardman, OH https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/wedding---kylee-jon---boardman-oh How adorable are these two?!?  What an awesome couple!  We enjoyed working with them and their family and friends so much.  Kylee answered some questions about their wedding day for me so I'll let her tell you about her and Jon's day! ;)

When you were getting ready, how were you feeling?
Kylee: "Excited and Anxious!"

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"One of my favorite photos of the day was of Jon when he first saw me walking down the aisle.  He started getting teary eyed and I just knew it was going to be a perfect day!" - Kylee

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What was your favorite detail of the day?
"The flowers!  They were so bright and brought so much color to the photos." - Kylee


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Three words that sum up my wedding day are: Amazing, Fun and Perfect!

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"My favorite moment of the days would have to be our first dance together." - Kylee
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"There were so many funny moments and great moves captured by Natalie and Bryan when everyone was dancing, I loved it!" - Kylee
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Ceremony Site: Boardman Park
Reception Site: SNPJ Alpine Room
Flowers: Flowers N' All
Entertainment: DJ Rockin' Ryne
Cake: Stephanie Day
Hair: Shear Perfection
Dress: David's Bridal
Tux: American Commodore

natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Wedding https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/wedding---kylee-jon---boardman-oh Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:47:28 GMT
Wedding - Megan & Gary - The Links at Firestone Farms - Columbiana, OH https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/wedding---megan-gary---the-links-at-firestone-farms---columbiana-oh One of my cousins passed my name on to her friend Megan.  From the moment I met this couple I knew we would work wonderfully together!  Megan and Gary were awesome from the start.  I enjoyed meeting and getting to know them over coffee and hearing all of their wedding plans.  They planned to have the wedding at a church in Youngstown, OH. Then from there we were on to Fellows Riverside Rose Gardens at the look out over the city, we then headed to Stambaugh Auditorium for some amazing photos, then on to the reception location, The Links at Firestone Farms.  
What a fast paced, fun day!  We had so many amazing photos and memories from the day.  Thanks so much to my cousin Nicole for passing our name along.  It was so great working with them. 

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Ceremony Site: Trinity United Methodist Church
Reception Site: The Links at Firestone
Photograph Locations: Fellows Riverside Rose Gardens, Stambaugh Auditorium
Flowers: Blooming Crazy
Entertainment: Mike Romeo
Cake: The Dutch House


natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Wedding https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/wedding---megan-gary---the-links-at-firestone-farms---columbiana-oh Sat, 16 Apr 2016 14:40:49 GMT
Wedding - Kelly & Brandon -New Brighton, PA & Timber House, Chippewa, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/wedding---kelly-brandon---brighton-chippewa-pa I have known this sweet bride and her family ever since she was little.  Her parents and twin brother went to my church growing up and it has been so neat seeing her blossom into this beautiful woman!  I was thrilled that she reached out to me to capture her wedding day photos.  Her and her husband Brandon were a joy to work with throughout the day. I love how fun this couple and their family and friends all are...it made for such an amazing day. 
Thank you for choosing Sweet Art Photography to capture your memories!

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Ceremony Site- First Presbyterian Church, New Brighton, PA
Officiants: Pastor Doug Runyan from New Bedford Evangelical Church, New Bedford, PA & Pastor John Dickey from First Presbyterian Church, New Brighton, PA
Reception- Timber House at Rolling Acres, Beaver Falls, PA
Flowers- Kelly the Bride ordered them online from a couple online vendors (costco and fiftyflowers)
DJ was Ricky Jay from RJ Goody Entertainment, he also did magic
Caterer- Beyond Parsley
Cake- Patti's pastries, designed by bride
Hair- done by sister in law, Rebekah Craig
Makeup- done ourselves
Dress-  MB bridal 
Suits - JCP



natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Wedding https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/wedding---kelly-brandon---brighton-chippewa-pa Fri, 15 Apr 2016 20:13:11 GMT
Wedding - Cylind & Morgan - Cedar Farm Inn, New Wilmington, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/wedding---cylind-morgan---cedar-farm-inn-new-wilmington-pa This was an amazing wedding to be a part of.  The groom, Cylind, is one of my younger brothers best friends.  When he contacted me about photographing his wedding I was overjoyed.  Being in the military means he doesn't live here anymore, so I hadn't seen him in quite some time.  I had not had the opportunity to meet his gorgeous bride, Morgan. until the week of the wedding. I fell in love with her instantly.  She is such a sweetheart!  Her kind, gentle, funny demeanor is exactly what I had hoped for in a spouse for Cylind.  The wedding was held at the Cedar Farm Inn, in New Wilmington, PA.  We love this location.  The weather did not cooperate but the wedding went on and everyone had a blast.  Morgan was calm from when I walked in despite the downpour outside.  She kept reminding herself out loud that it didn't matter what the weather was doing, at the end of the day she would be married to her best friend.....TEARS!  Oh my is this girl is amazing!  I'm not going to lie, very few brides I have worked with could have handled the stress of moving an outdoor wedding to the reception area under a tent at the last minute but she stayed positive through it all.  This includes me too...I would have gone bonkers!  But she held it together and went forward with such grace!  Here are some of their wedding day photos.  I hope you can sense the fun that was had through the photos.  It was truly a wedding I will never forget.

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Wedding https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/wedding---cylind-morgan---cedar-farm-inn-new-wilmington-pa Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:15:06 GMT
Engagement - Adrienne & Ricky - Highland Meadows Farm, Enon Valley, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/engagement---adrienne-ricky---highland-meadows-farm-enon-valley-pa This fun couple brought along their new puppy.  Ugh puppies!  They make me melt!  Especially this cute little girl! They chose this location, Highland Meadows Farm, for their engagements since this will also be the location for their wedding coming up next fall.  They are a perfect match and I loved working with them throughout their session.  I cannot wait to see how the location will be transformed for their wedding day.

Thanks for a terrific session Adrienne and Ricky!

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Engagement https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/engagement---adrienne-ricky---highland-meadows-farm-enon-valley-pa Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:23:21 GMT
Engagement - Ashley & Joe - Cascade Park, New Castle, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/engagement---ashley-joe---cascade-park-new-castle-pa This adorable couple decided on Cascade Park for their engagement session.  It is such a fun location with lots of rustic photo opportunities.  They were so much fun to work with during their session.  I just love how smitten they are with each other.  Their eyes lit up every time I asked them to look at each other. I am so excited to photograph their wedding in a couple months. 

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Engagement https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/engagement---ashley-joe---cascade-park-new-castle-pa Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:07:35 GMT
Engagement - Brian & Tiffany - Cedar Farm Inn New Wilmington, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/engagement---brian-tiffany---cedar-farm-inn-new-wilmington-pa This adorable couple were both former students of mine.  How blessed I am to work them again!  They decided to have their engagement portraits done at the Cedar Farm Inn.  This will be the exact location of their wedding next fall!  I cannot believe how fast time has gone.  We love this location.  It is a beautiful backdrop for portraits, this quaint little Inn is adorable.  We cannot wait for their wedding day!

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Engagement https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/engagement---brian-tiffany---cedar-farm-inn-new-wilmington-pa Thu, 14 Apr 2016 18:24:44 GMT
Engagement - Becca & Aaron - Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/engagement---becca-aaron---hartwood-acres-pittsburgh-pa The first time I had the opportunity to meet this couple was the day of their engagement session. Because of crazy schedules we weren't able to meet before deciding to work together.  We did however have the opportunity to speak on the phone many times and I just knew we would get along great.  Although their wedding and reception would be up toward me.  They currently live in Pittsburgh and decided to have their engagement session in the Pittsburgh area.  When she mentioned Hartwood Acres, I was very excited. We met last fall on a beautiful day, the sun was perfect as we began our session and just got more magical as the sun set.  The scenery and couple were picturesque!

 I am so excited for their upcoming wedding this summer!

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Engagement https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/engagement---becca-aaron---hartwood-acres-pittsburgh-pa Thu, 14 Apr 2016 18:21:56 GMT
Engagement - Sarah & Bobby - Grove City, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/engagement---sarah-bobby---grove-city-pa We met these two at one of our couple's weddings.  We were thrilled when they contacted us to work with them for both their engagement and wedding.  Their wedding is fast approaching so I figured it was time to blog their engagement session. :)

We are so excited to be there to photograph your wedding Sarah & Bobby! We can't wait!


How they met, according to Sarah :)
"We went to the same high school together but never really spoke. I knew his brother because he was in my class and his brother and I even went out on a date together!  We quickly realized it would never work.  Soon after, Bobby added me on Facebook and it is all history from there!"

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How did he pop the question?
Sarah: "We had purchased a house in March 2014 and had been remodeling ever since.  It was our first Christmas in the new house and he had always told me he would never propose on a holiday.  Well, I opened a box of boots he had gotten me and there was a necklsce hanging from the lid of the box.  He then asked me to look in my boot and in the one boot was an engagement ring charm for my bracelet.  Then the other boot had my ring in it!  He got down on one knee and proposed.  It was a really sweet memory for our first Christmas in our first house together."
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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Engagement https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/engagement---sarah-bobby---grove-city-pa Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:49:15 GMT
Interior Decorating - Heinz Lofts, Pittsburgh, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/interior-decorating---heinz-lofts-pittsburgh-pa My gorgeous sister is amazing for so many reasons.  She is not only incredibly beautiful but she is also talented when it comes to home decorating. When she scored an amazing apartment in the Heinz Lofts in Pittsburgh she immediately got busy on decorating ideas.  She has made her home a tranquil space that relaxes you from when you first step in the door.  


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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/interior-decorating---heinz-lofts-pittsburgh-pa Tue, 12 Apr 2016 23:00:03 GMT
Taylor Family - Christmas Session - New Wilmington, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/taylor-family---christmas-session---new-wilmington-pa I love working with my family and getting to capture their kiddos grow up.  These two are no exception :)

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I loved this one of sweet little Anna! If you have worked with me before..the running joke is I say, " one more photo" quite frequently.  Perhaps she is telling me.."just one more!"  Or maybe she is letting me know this is her first Christmas.  Either way it was too cute to pitch.   2016_00162016_0016

natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Newborn Session Toddler Mini Session https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/taylor-family---christmas-session---new-wilmington-pa Wed, 16 Dec 2015 21:04:00 GMT
Shrontz & Hearn Family - Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/newman-family I had the opportunity to work with this family right before the holidays.  These two sisters wanted photo for their parents.  What a fun time!  They were all such a pleasure to work with and this little man was such a doll baby!  Thanks so much for a great session!

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Family Portraits Toddler Mini Session https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/newman-family Sun, 13 Dec 2015 05:02:00 GMT
Toddler Session - Liliana - Pulaski, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/toddler-session---liliana---pulaski-pa This little chef came to my home to "cook up a meal" for this adorable mini session.  She is such a doll baby! 

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/toddler-session---liliana---pulaski-pa Fri, 04 Dec 2015 19:21:00 GMT
Baby Alexandra - New Castle, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/baby-a---new-castle-pa Look at this sweet little girl! She is the first baby for this couple and what a doll baby she was to work with :)  I loved that she kept sticking her little tongue out at me throughout the session.

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Christmas Cute Kids Newborn Session https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/baby-a---new-castle-pa Wed, 02 Dec 2015 05:19:00 GMT
Newborn Session - Anna Grace - New Wilmington, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/newborn-session---anna-grace---new-wilmington-pa When my cousins announced they were pregnant with their second baby she called and asked me to take newborn photos right away.  She knows newborn sessions really aren't my thing but how can I say no to family?  Plus....it gave me the opportunity to be one of the first to meet the newest addition to the family.  On the rare occasion I do a newborn session, I prefer to approach them as more of a lifestyle session.  I like a glimpse into what life is like at that particular time.  Thank you again for allowing me into this special moment of your lives.  Anna is so beautiful!

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Cute Kids Family Portraits Newborn Session https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/newborn-session---anna-grace---new-wilmington-pa Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:41:00 GMT
Christmas Family Mini Sessions - Spence's Christmas Tree Farm - Pulaski, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/christmas-family-mini-sessions---spences-christmas-tree-farm---pulaski-pa What an amazing time I had with all of these families!  Even though each session took place in the same location, each family made it uniquely theirs.  Thank you so much to everyone who came out.


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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Cute Kids Family Portraits https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/christmas-family-mini-sessions---spences-christmas-tree-farm---pulaski-pa Sat, 07 Nov 2015 20:41:00 GMT
Hardisky Family - New Castle, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/hardisky-family---new-castle-pa This lovely family won my donation basket at the Anthony Vitullo Be the Match fundraiser. It was a wonderful event and I encourage everyone to go to the Be The Match website and find out when another event takes place.  You never know when it will hit close to home and how wonderful of an opportunity you may have to save another friend, family member or stranger's life.  

These girls were so much fun to photograph!  I loved seeing them interact with their mom and dad.  What a beautiful family!  I am thrilled that I had the opportunity to work with them all. 

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Cute Kids Family Portraits Toddler Mini Session https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/hardisky-family---new-castle-pa Sun, 01 Nov 2015 16:53:00 GMT
Toddler Session - Zoe - Pearson Park, New Castle, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/10/toddler-session---zoe---pearson-park-new-castle-pa I have a standing session with this little cutie and her parents every year to photograph her doing what she does best....playing!  I love this setting for sessions.  I never have a hard time getting kiddos to smile.  They are too busy doing what they love and it makes my job so easy!

Thanks for including me in your 5th year of life kiddo!  I cannot wait for your 6th!

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Cute Kids Toddler Mini Session https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/10/toddler-session---zoe---pearson-park-new-castle-pa Sun, 04 Oct 2015 18:50:00 GMT
Back to School Mini Session - Sweet Art Photography Studio - Pulaski, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/back-to-school-mini-session---sweet-art-photography-studio---pulaski-pa I love back to school sessions.  I love that there is time for a bit more personality from the kids verses the standard school photos.  I think they all enjoyed it too!  Look at all these adorable smiles!

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Cute Kids Toddler Mini Session https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/back-to-school-mini-session---sweet-art-photography-studio---pulaski-pa Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:21:00 GMT
Senior Portraits - Melody - Pulaski, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/senior-portraits---melody---pulaski-pa Melody is a sweet girl but she was definitely over the shoot before it started.  She was so funny.  She made it perfectly clear she was ready to go home to hang out with her friends. So I spoke the magic words "Do you know who my mom is?" - she said she didn't.  When I revealed that my mom was Mrs. Bell, her third grade teacher, her whole mood changed and she couldn't stop smiling ;) She mentioned several times how much she loved my mom and how nice she was and we were able to get a few photos of her smiling.  Her buddy Kaitlin got some of the best most genuine smiles out of her.  Thanks for all your help Kaitlin! And great job Melody!  You did fantastic!

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Pulaski, PA Senior Portraits https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/senior-portraits---melody---pulaski-pa Sat, 22 Aug 2015 21:00:00 GMT
Senior Portraits - Kaitlin - Pulaski, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/senior-portraits---kaitlin---pulaski-pa This gal wore the perfect color for this rustic backdrop.  She was so fun to work with!  The session was full of lots of laughter.  I don't think it could have gone any better.  Thanks so much Kaitlin!! 2016_01572016_0157 2016_01592016_0159 2016_01752016_0175

natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Pulaski, PA Senior Portraits https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/senior-portraits---kaitlin---pulaski-pa Sat, 22 Aug 2015 19:45:00 GMT
Senior Portraits - Preston - Cascade Park - New Castle, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/senior-portraits---preston---cascade-park---new-castle-pa This handsome young man was such a pleasure to photograph. He was up for anything and sported a great smile throughout the session. I'd like to think that it was me he felt comfortable with but I'm pretty sure his girlfriend and mother teasing him gave us so many natural smiles.  Great session Preston!  I really enjoyed meeting you, your mom and girlfriend. :)

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Cascade Park New Castle, PA Senior Portraits https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/senior-portraits---preston---cascade-park---new-castle-pa Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:45:00 GMT
Senior Portraits - Courtney - Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/courtney---senior How gorgeous is this gal?  We had such a blast.  Mom was on hair and makeup duty, she was a great assistant and hair sprayer :)  Courtney was crowned homecoming Queen just a couple months after this session.  She totally deserved it.  She is the sweetest and a very well rounded young woman.  Thanks again for working with me!  It was a pleasure. 

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) New Wilmington, PA Senior Portraits Westminster College https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/courtney---senior Sat, 15 Aug 2015 20:30:00 GMT
Senior Portraits - Leslie - Buhl Park, Hermitage, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/senior-portraits---leslie---buhl-park-hermitage-pa This beautiful gal is one of 4 sisters, one sister and mom accompanied us at the session.  What a sweetheart she is!  She was so go with the flow and handled the primping of mom and sis like a champ.  She was a model client and I enjoyed working with her so much!  Thanks for a great session Leslie!

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Senior Portraits https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/senior-portraits---leslie---buhl-park-hermitage-pa Fri, 14 Aug 2015 04:18:00 GMT
Senior Portraits - Maeley - New Wilmington, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/seniors---maeley---new-wilmington-pa I loved this session!  One - because I also worked with this young woman's mom years ago, so we had lots to laugh about, two- how stunning is this lovely lady and three-the backdrop, lighting and her wardrobe were so perfect! Maeley's boyfriend's parents have this amazing land and pond.  It was picturesque, I'm thrilled they allowed us to use their land for the backdrop of her photos.  It's always neat to find hidden gems in our own backyards.  Thanks for such a fun session you two! 

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) New Wilmington, PA Senior Portraits https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/seniors---maeley---new-wilmington-pa Thu, 13 Aug 2015 20:45:00 GMT
Senior Portraits - Haleigh - Sharpsville, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/senior-portraits---haleigh---sharpsville-pa I was obsessed with Haleigh's beautiful hair and adorable freckles!  I was so excited to photograph her for her senior portraits.  She is a little shy but she got over the nerves pretty quickly with the help of her mom and step mother. We had a lot of fun smelling flowers and frolicking around for some playful photos.  Thanks for a great session Haleigh! 2016_01952016_0195 2016_01902016_0190 2016_01912016_0191 2016_01922016_0192 2016_01892016_0189 2016_01932016_0193

natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Senior Portraits Sharpsville, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/senior-portraits---haleigh---sharpsville-pa Wed, 12 Aug 2015 20:15:00 GMT
Senior Portraits - Madison - Pulaski, PA & New Castle, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/senior-portraits---madison---pulaski-pa-new-castle-pa This is my beautiful. talented, kind, sweet step daughter. Madison and I have been planning this session ever since she accompanied me as an assistant last year during a senior session. She loved the farm location as much as I did ! She's a country girl at heart and the farmstead was the perfect place for her photos. We got together another day to meet at a covered bridge in the area and at her high school for some photos with her basketball uniform. I always have a blast working with her. I am so blessed to have this young woman in my life :) Love ya kiddo!

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) New Castle, PA Pulaski, PA Senior Portraits https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/senior-portraits---madison---pulaski-pa-new-castle-pa Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:30:00 GMT
Senior Portraits - Anthony - New Castle, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/senior-portraits---anthony---new-castle-pa Years ago, I worked with this young man's mama at a local restaurant.  I remember him coming in running to give his mom a hug and seeing him watch after his little sister while they came in for dinner.  I cannot believe he is a senior!  He's a quiet young man but has a great smile and I so enjoyed seeing him after all of these years.  Best wishes in your future Anthony! 

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Senior Portraits https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/senior-portraits---anthony---new-castle-pa Sun, 09 Aug 2015 20:45:00 GMT
Senior Portraits - Natalie - Fellows Riverside Rose Gardens, Youngstown, Ohio https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/senior---natalie---fellows-riverside-rose-gardens-youngstown-ohio I have had the opportunity to have this stunning young woman in front of my camera multiple times now.  Not only does she have an AMAZING name but she is so much fun!  I worked with her mom while teaching and really came to call her a friend.  They are such an amazing family and I feel so fortunate to be able to capture this important milestone in Natalie's life.  Thanks for being so amazing you two!

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Senior Portraits Youngstown, Oh https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/senior---natalie---fellows-riverside-rose-gardens-youngstown-ohio Sun, 09 Aug 2015 20:35:00 GMT
Weddng - Shannon & Ryan - Betsy's Barn, Portersville, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/weddng---shannon-ryan---betsys-barn-portersville-pa We love photographing the beautiful setting at Betsy's Barn.  It always provides a beautiful backdrop for amazing wedding day festivities.  Shannon and Ryan's wedding was no exception.  

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I loved seeing his smile as he got his first glimpse of his beautiful bride.
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I loved that they read their own vows to each other.  It was so romantic. 
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Ceremony Site: Betsy's Barn
Reception Site:
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Flowers: The Farmer's Daughter
Entertainment: Magic Moment
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Cake: Giant Eagle
natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Wedding https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/weddng---shannon-ryan---betsys-barn-portersville-pa Sat, 01 Aug 2015 19:20:00 GMT
Wedding - Julie & David - New Castle, Pennsylvania https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/7/julie-david I am so thrilled that my cousin and his wife passed my name along to this couple.   Julie and David are so special!  We loved the sweetness in their eyes as they looked at each other throughout the day.  I asked Julie to give me the inside scoop of how she was feeling along the way.  I love seeing her thoughts along with the photos we captured. We hope you enjoy seeing it from her perspective too!



In the words of Julie - The Bride :)

Three words that described your day: "Beautiful, colorful and hot!"

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"As I was getting ready I was so excited! I was surprisingly calm and everyone kept mentioning this and asking me why I wasn't freaking out yet! I think I just had everything as planned out as I possibly could and everything else was out my control! I was positive that it was going to be an amazing day despite any of the small things that could go wrong. "

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"I was so happy that you guys took a picture of us kissing as we walked down the aisle for the first time as husband and wife. It's such a great picture because there are so many people in the background and it highlights a lot of those who were there to share the day with us! Plus it's just such a happy memory of finally being married and walking down the aisle together."


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My favorite detail of the day was being able to wear my grandmothers engagement ring as my "something old." :)


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" I especially loved the outdoor pictures because the colors were so vibrant. One of my favorites would have to be the picture of us under my veil kissing. I think it is so unique and classic looking. We've gotten so many compliments on it! "


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Ceremony Site: Castlewood Missionary Alliance Church
Reception Site: The New Englander
Flowers:  Cialella and Carney
Entertainment: Jeremy Erwin
Caterer: New Englander
Cake: Beth's Cake and Candy
Hair: Chelsea Fiacco at Rayanne's Beauty Salon
Makeup: Marenda Zeronas
Dress: Bliss Bridal
Tux: Bliss Bridal


natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Wedding https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/7/julie-david Sat, 18 Jul 2015 17:15:00 GMT
Toddler Session - Robert - Cascade Park, New Castle, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/7/toddler-session---robert---cascade-park-new-castle-pa This little sweetheart is the son of my sweet wedding couples.  When they called me and asked if I would photograph their sweet baby boy, I couldn't wait!  I love being a part of the next chapter in my couples' lives.  Do you remember their wedding?  You can peek at their big day here! Robert's daddy is a cop so we had fun getting Robert into his little uniform for a couple photos at the end.  What a handsome little man.  Thank so much for working with me again!

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/7/toddler-session---robert---cascade-park-new-castle-pa Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:21:00 GMT
Toddler Session - Jack - Sweet Art Photography Studio https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/7/toddler-session---jack---sweet-art-photography-studio This little cutie has an amazing set of parents I'm proud to call friends.  I love seeing this sweet little face every chance I get.  I'm so excited that soon his parents will be welcoming twin boys to their growing family.  

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natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Cute Kids Toddler Mini Session https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/7/toddler-session---jack---sweet-art-photography-studio Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:23:00 GMT
Wedding - Brigid & Tony - West Middlesex, PA & Five Fillies, New Wilmington, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/brigid-tony---west-middlesex-pa-five-fillies-new-wilmington-pa I loved working with this couple during their engagement session.  Miss that?  Check their engagement session out here. :) Once I heard all of their plans for their wedding day, I just knew it would be so unique and such a great representation of them as a couple.  Brigid's family owns the Five Fillies farm and the couple pretty much runs both the horse stables and the events that take place there.  I just knew they would think of every last detail! And they did!  A huge rainstorm that knocked the tent down the night before didn't even stop them from enjoying their day.  

I asked Brigid & Tony to give me a few thought about how they were feeling throughout the day. I love seeing their thoughts along with the photos we captured.  We hope you enjoy hearing it from their perspective too!


"While I was getting ready I was feeling happy, excited and anxious" Brigid 

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Our favorite moment of the day was officially saying "I DO" we loved the mass/church portion of our wedding day"

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"One of our favorite shots is Brigid riding her horse Jasper around"

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Three words that sum up our wedding day are "Joyous, lovely and wonderful" 

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Ceremony Site: Church of the Good Shepherd, West Middlesex PA
Reception Site: Five Fillies Farm, New Wilmington PA

Tent Rental: Millers Hardware & Rental
Flowers: We made the centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnières, etc with flowers grown from Goose Creek Farms in Pittsburgh.
Entertainment: Jason Kendall Band
Caterer: Medure's Catering
Cake: The Cake Baker
Hair: Claudia's Spa and Salon
Dress: Alfred Angleo
Tux: Suits were purchased from J.C. Penny


natalie@sweetartphoto.com (Sweet Art Photography) Wedding https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/brigid-tony---west-middlesex-pa-five-fillies-new-wilmington-pa Sat, 13 Jun 2015 18:55:00 GMT
Wedding - Kristin & Rick, New Castle, PA https://sweetartphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/wedding---kristin-rick-new-castle-pa I first met this bride back in 2008, when I had the opportunity to have her in class.  Never in a million years did I think that I would be fortunate enough to capture her wedding day and not be teaching anymore.  I feel so privileged to be a part of their special day.  I got to know her husband just a month prior when he was a groomsman in another wedding we shot.  They are so much fun.  They laugh a lot together and I absolutely love that about them.   I had them reflect a bit on their wedding day and share some thoughts with me.  I know, I know, once a teacher always a teacher.  I can't stop giving them homework ;)


What are three words that described your day?

"Awesome, successful and fun!" - Rick

"Memorable, joyous and successful" - Kristin



Kristin - "While I was getting ready I was feeling anxious and excited"



Kristin: " I gave my florist absolutely no direction on what I wanted, and he did his own thing and I was blown away at how well of a job he did when I didn't even know what I wanted." (Centerpieces & Bouquets) 



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" One of my favorite shot is the one at the back of the church with all our guests, and then us at the front, showing the ceiling and everything. It came out beautiful." - Kristin

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Rick - "My favorite detail of the day was walking into the reception and seeing everything put together."

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"I love the one of us smiling at each other while my grandpa is saying the prayer" - Ricky

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Kristin - "My favorite part was dancing the night away, I love all these candid shots of us dancing that weren't planned"