pittsburgh visit.

this past weekend and week has been a total whirlwind for us. we went home knowing we’d already be busy enough with my mom’s birthday and visiting my grandma in the hospital, but with added engagement news on top of that we got really exhausted really quick. lots of talking, lots of planning, lots of discussion. we didn’t get back to raleigh until late sunday night and have been rushing to catch up on all the business we missed while we were gone while simultataneously trying to recover. geoff has a cold and i’m exhausted, but we’re slowly catching up. i’ve been editing from last week’s shoots and preparing for the wedding i’m photographing this weekend in cary.

i uploaded some of the photos we took in pittsburgh this past week – all of which were taken at PNC park. we took my mom there for her birthday as neither of my parents had ever been to the new stadium. the pirates lost, of course, but going to that stadium is always so much fun – and it was fireworks night! plus the pittsburgh skyline never gets old.


magic hour in the ‘burgh.



the sister and me…cheesing it up at the game.





seriously – who mows those lines so straight?




there was a giant red moon that night that, when photographed properly, reminds me of a bad 80s music video.



“even fireworks at pirates games dwarf most cities’ fourth of july.” – laura

p.s. go steelers!

bull durham.

i went to my first durham bull’s game on saturday night. and woah, is that crazy stuff. not only do they have fake sumo wrestling and ridiculous gimmicks about every 15 minutes or so, they have a fantastic game called “fish or no fish” where the contestants literally have to guess if a word on the screen is the name of a fish or not. then they shout out, “fish!” or … “no fish!” it is ridiculous and amazing. i was never so impressed at a baseball game… and the pittsburgh pirates have some pretty ridiculous gimmicks. come on, the perogie race?

i was also particularly impressed by the giant towering bull sign.

durham-015-copy“is he looking at me? i think he’s looking at me.”

the bulls played norfolk and lost, but it was a good (and quick) game. it was umbearable muggy and humid to begin with, but cooled down quickly. the stadium is awesome and reminds me of a (very) mini PNC park. i’m totally looking forward to going home to pittsburgh in september to get some good PNC park shots with my wide angle. pirates games are always fun no matter how boring they are. does that make sense?

landscape durham bull “goodmon field” shots:



i’d love love love to do a photoshoot sometime in the old durham bull’s stadium of bull durham kevin costner fame. it’s still up and, well, sitting… somewhere in downtown durham. if anyone is up for that, please let me know. a bridal shoot even! we’ve gotta have some baseball couples around here, right?