Archive for the 'Events' Category


We recently booked two more weddings for 2013.  We are excited to be a part of Leah and Jason’s New Year’s Eve wedding and also Lauren and Tim’s wedding on June 29th, 2013.  We can’t wait to celebrate with both couples!

September 22nd was the wedding day of Jessica and Joe.  James traveled to Aliquippa to St. Titus Church for their ceremony.  They had an elegant reception at Montour Country Club.  Congratulations to the happy couple!

The nephew of Scott & Karen Acree, photographer friends of ours, was united in marriage to Rachael on September 29th.  Tracy traveled to Butler where T.J. and Rachael had a unique and lovely ceremony on a farm.  The reception was held at Heather Hill Bed and Breakfast in Butler.  We wish you a lifetime of happiness, T.J. and Rachael!

Corporate Shoots

Over the past couple of weeks, we have had two corporate jobs.  James did a shoot for Quixote, which is a group of companies involved in strategic marketing research, public relations and brand communications.  The shoot was at the Westin in Pittsburgh.  James & Tracy also did a job at the Renaissance Hotel in Pittsburgh for DotFit.  DotFit is a research & development company for personal trainers & fitness programs.  Neal Spruce, founder & CEO of DotFit, has done work for “The Biggest Loser”, Dr. Oz and many other Hollywood celebrities.

We have been very busy with our high school soccer teams.  James has been out every night taping games for Penn Trafford girls, North Allegheny girls and boys and Pine Richland boys.  Tracy taped a couple of games for Penn Trafford boys and girls, as well.  James also taped  JV and varsity games for the Penn Trafford field Hockey team.

Two Recent Bookings for 2013

We are very excited to be a part of Megan and Ryan’s wedding day on October 5, 2013 and also Erica and Chris’ wedding day on June 15, 2013.  They are both lovely couples and we can’t wait to share in their special day and give them memories that will last a lifetime!

We were busy with multiple shoots over the holiday weekend.  The North Catholic Trojans played Apollo Ridge on Friday, August 31st.  The Trojans dominated the game and beat Apollo Ridge with a final score of 40-21.  Way to go Trojans!  The Penn Trafford boys soccer team played Knoch in the Shaler tournament and won with a final score of 2-1.

Luckily, the rain held off for Melissa and Estevan so that they were able to have their wedding ceremony on the upper deck of the Gateway Clipper.  Melissa and Estevan were united in marriage on Sunday, September 2nd.  The Gateway Clipper always adds a touch of elegance with the beautiful city of Pittsburgh as a back drop!

Double Wedding

We recently had our very first double wedding!  Sisters Rachel and Leah Reis shared their wedding day on June 30th.  Their ceremony was held at Faith Bible Baptist Church in Wilkins Township and the reception was at Kingston Hall, also in Wilkins.  It was truly a beautiful day and a great experience for us!  Best of luck to both newlywed couples.

James did a shoot in Johnstown for a non-profit organization called Artworks.  The video will be used for promoting studio space to rent out to local artists.

The Pittsburgh Pride had an amazing come from behind win on Saturday!  The Pride was down 13-0 until the 4th quarter.  They came back to win 14-13 against the Neo Predators.  We can always count on the Pride for an exciting game!  Already looking forward to the next game!

Karisa Decker and Dave Haslett began their new life together on Saturday, July 14th.  The ceremony was held at St. John Neumann in Franklin Park and the reception was at the Four Points Sheraton in Cranberry.   The guests had a wonderful time dancing all night and celebrating with the bride and groom.  Have a wonderful life together, Karisa and Dave!

Wedding, Dance Recital, Football

Jackie Sklarsky and Craig Williams had a lovely wedding ceremony at St. Malachy parish in Kennedy Township on Friday, June 22.  For the second time in three weeks, we were at the Airport Marriott for the reception. Congratulations Jackie and  Craig.  We wish you many years of happiness together!

The Elite School of Dance by Elena held their annual dance recital on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23.  The dancers worked hard to put on a fabulous show.

The Pittsburgh Pride played a very competitive game against the Cleveland Cobras on Saturday, June 23.  The Cobras dominated early on, but the Pride didn’t disappoint their fans as they made some late scoring drives.  The Pride came close to a win, but ultimately fell short as they lost 23-20.  Great effort, Pride!

We Support the UMDF

The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF)  held their Energy For Life Walk-a-Thon on Saturday June 2 on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.  It was a chilly Saturday morning, but it was a great turn out.

“Thank you Tracy and James for donating the video to us!  The UMDF staff LOVES it!”

“Absolutely fabulous!!! Thank you Alison for bringing your friend’s talents to our Walk!!!”

“I agree!  Great video!  Thanks Alison!”

“Wow!!!  Look at our EFL Pittsburgh video that our videographer did for us!!  It is absolutely amazing!!!!!  It makes me so proud of all we have accomplished!!!  Thank you Alison for getting their services as a kind donor!!! I still have chills…”

“That was over the top!”

“That is pretty awesome!!!!”

Busy Saturday With a Wedding and a Dance Recital

We would like to extend our congratulations to Maura and Bryan Paranzino, who were united in marriage on Saturday June 16th.  They had a beautiful ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oakland.  The reception was held at The Circuit Center on the South Side.  Friends and family had a fantastic time!  We wish the couple many years of happiness together.

Donna’s School of Dance in Murrysville held their annual dance recital at Franklin Regional High School.  The theme this year was  “And The Winner Is…”  Donna put on a wonderful show, as always.

Pittsburgh Pride Wins With A Shutout!

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon for a football game and the Pittsburgh Pride did it again!  The Pride won against the N.E.O.  Disciples with a score of 13-0.  It was a very competitive game.  Anyone who is interested in seeing some great summer football, check out the Pittsburgh Pride for a complete schedule of upcoming games.

Congratulations to Angela Sarkis and Ben Ferguson, who were married this past Saturday in Our Lady of Grace church in Scott Township.  Their reception was held at the Airport Marriott.  It was a lovely wedding.

The Kindergarten class at St. John the Baptist school had their graduation ceremony on June 4th.  We had the pleasure of taping this event again.  Congratulations to the little ones and good luck in 1st grade next year!

Week of April 23

Our weekend was quite busy.  James was at Freeport High School taping Lisa Marie’s Dance Recital.  There were two shows on Saturday and one on Sunday.   Tracy helped a fellow videographer and taped a wedding at St. Bartholomew’s church in Crabtree.  We also did a tribute video for Patrick Lanigan Funeral Home.

“Annie Get Your Gun”

We had the pleasure of videotaping the Belle Vernon High School Musical, “Annie Get Your Gun” on Saturday, March 17th.  There were some very talented students who took part in the musical, including a freshman, who played Annie.  All of the students who participated did a fantastic job!

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