Red Rock Mountain Engagement Session | Mackenzie & Taylor

Mackenzie & Taylor were one of my first 2020 couples to book and I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to shoot their Lodge at Raven Creek wedding next year. They chose to do their engagement session on private hunting club land that Mackenzie grew up visiting, saving a special overlook with views of Red Rock for last!

Taylor & Mackenzie grew up together and have been together for over 9 years now! They both love the Pittsburgh area, which also happens to be where Taylor proposed, at Phipps Conservatory when they were visiting the area for a hockey game around Christmas!

Congratulations Mackenzie & Taylor & enjoy this sneak peek into your session!

Ricketts Glen State Park Fall Engagement Session | Jill & Mark

Jill & Mark are one of my 2019 couples and we shot their engagement session this fall over at Ricketts Glen State Park - where I’ve been shooting so much this year. It’s absolutely stunning in that park year round, so I always love working there. I loved working with Jill & Mark and of course can’t wait for their Whitewoods Wedding next Fall. Congratulations & enjoy this glimpse into your session!

Nicole DuMond is a wedding & portrait photographer based in the rolling hills of Stillwater, Pennsylvania, specializing in outdoorsy weddings for joy filled couples.  Sound like you?  Contact Nicole to reserve your wedding date by heading on over to the Contact page.

Benton Backyard Ricketts Glen Wedding | Sam & Mike

Backyard weddings are always some of my favorite weddings of the season, and Sam & Mike’s wedding was certainly one of them! Sam & Mike chose to get married in a very small ceremony with just family and close friends on Sam’s fathers property in Benton, just a few miles from Ricketts Glen State Park, so of course we hopped over to the Falls Trail for some portraits!

Backyard weddings are always so much fun {but a ton of work} and guests always feel relaxed and families tend to love opening their homes to all of their loved ones for the day. If you’re planning a backyard wedding of your own, be sure to plan for potential rain & mud, and as long as you won’t be devastated if your dress gets a little dirty (even a beautiful Exclusively You gown), they are a wonderful way to celebrate!

Congratulations Sam & Mike. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your day - wishing you many years of love & happiness!

Nicole DuMond is a wedding & portrait photographer based in the rolling hills of Stillwater, Pennsylvania, specializing in outdoorsy weddings for joy filled couples.  Sound like you?  Contact Nicole to reserve your wedding date by heading on over to the Contact page.

Ricketts Glen State Park Engagement Session | Santina & Kyle

We started out this session on a little bit of a rough note, on an overcast, buggy, humid day in August at Ricketts Glen State Park, with a little bit of a meet up mishap with no cell phone service.  We definitely ended on such a sweet note, though, with some ice cream from Red Rock Scoop at the bottom of the mountain!  ;-) Santina & Kyle, I'm so glad I get to work with you again in October for your upcoming wedding and I can't wait to see what you have in store!  

Nicole DuMond is a wedding & portrait photographer based in the rolling hills of Stillwater, Pennsylvania, specializing in outdoorsy weddings for joy filled couples.  Sound like you?  Contact Nicole to reserve your wedding date by heading on over to the Contact page.  

Vibrant Ricketts Glen Waterfall Elopement Styled Shoot

This vibrant Ricketts Glen Waterfall Styled Shoot was what summer Pennsylvania dreams are made of.  Despite the heavy rains that have been impacting our area recently, some area swimming holes are quite beautiful, especially for a summer elopement in the mountains if you're an outdoorsy type of bride.  The inspiration behind this shoot was precisely that.  The mountains of Pennsylvania and the variation in the landscape is something that's so inspiring for me personally, and this session combined vibrant, locally grown flowers from Patchwork Planting with a woodsy feel sewn in throughout the wood place settings, the stunning invitation suite from Flourish Grace Calligraphy that even featured wildflowers in the envelope liner, the agate inspired cake from Bellas Bliss and of course the secret location at the foot of a gorgeous waterfall nestled along a gravel road in the middle of the dense forest.  For the full vendor dream team list, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post!

Planning/Styling: Elizabeth Wilbur Planning Services

Florals: Local Flower Farm Patchwork Planting; Designed by Nicole DuMond

Invitation Suite: Flourish Grace

Cake:  Bella's Bliss Bakery

Hair & Makeup:  

Photography: Nicole DuMond Photography