We can't say enough good things about this wonderful couple! Kailey + Elias reached out to us about doing their engagement session back in the summer of 2016. Both not being from Lehigh Valley they decided to temporally call it home while continuing to pursue their higher education and careers. Finding a local photographer to capture their session was a must and the rest is history. We were thrilled when they contacted us months later to join them and their loved ones in Pittsburgh to celebrate. This was our first time to that area of PA so we were excited for the mini road trip, hotel stay and of course the wedding! Seeing everyone at the Estate was like being with old friends and we instantly started capturing amazing moments. The love, support and happiness that surrounds this couple is evident in every photo. We are so happy we were able to share such a special moment with a group of amazing people. A big congrats to Kailey + Elias and to many years joy!
Tim + Mercedes
Kailey + Elias's other amazing vendors:
Getting ready + Reception: The Grand Estate at Hidden Acres
Hair Stylist + Makeup Artist: Phylicia Kalivoda: Bongiorno Bella
Dress Designer: Kitty Chen Couture
Skirt Designer: Allure Bridals
Wedding Planner: Shayne Souleret: Soiree by Souleret
Ceremony: Christ Prince of Peace
Videography: Absolute Altitude
DJ: DJ Sam Crawford
Our beautiful bride Kailey reading a sentimental letter from her soon to be husband Elias.
A very cool behind the scene with the videographers. One of them being Kailey’s uncle, making it even more memorable.
This photo takes us back :)
The decor at The Grand Estate complemented Kailey’s wedding dress percectly!
A very sweet moment of Kailey’s bridesmaids admiring her final details.
Such a genuine and emotional first look with Kailey + her father before heading off to the ceremony.
Elias getting some help with his details from the Groomsmen.
Elias + his guys sharing a candid moment.
Elias thinking about the exciting day ahead and marrying the girl of his dreams.
Kailey being playful with her long and beautiful veil.
These Bridesmaids dresses look flawless with this vintage car and The Grand Estate as the backdrop.
This photo really tells the story of Kailey + Elias’s ceremony, it’s one of our favorites!
What better way to show the stunning architecture and stained glass from this church built in 1862.
Kailey surprised Elias with a mini first look and revealed that her dress had a special twist.
We love how the warm light shines through this beautiful moment!
Kailey and her bridesmaid have been dreaming of this fun photo for years and we’re so happy we were able to capture it.
This antique car was the perfect prop for this epic Bride + Groom portrait!
Everyone is happy at cocktail hour :)
This was our first time seeing a Pittsburgh cookie table and wow talk about impressive! It’s a big part of Pittsburgh culture and a true gift of love.
And did we mention Kailey’s Grandma + Aunts made all of the colorful and delicious cookies?!
It’s so sweet to see Kailey + Elias sharing a laugh during a special and personal first dance.
Kailey’s dad’s speech was warm, heartfelt and truly emotional.
Small little details like this are such a huge storyteller.
Having a pair of cute sparkly reception shoes is always a good idea!
We’re always trying to showcase the venue is as many angles and viewpoints as possible!
Could anything be more decadent and gorgeous then this 7-tier red velvet wedding cake?!
Kailey + Elias starting off the lively party right!
A great marriage starts with a great example. Go mom + dad!
The absolute best way to end the night! We can’t thank Kailey + Elias enough for allowing us to spend this special weekend with them!