When I captured Maire and Ryan’s elegant engagement session in Mellon Park, I should’ve known it would foreshadow the beauty that was shared during their romantic wedding at Carnegie Music Hall. The sun was peeking through and needless to say it was a stunning day to capture love. And when it’s a love as sweet as the […]


July 28, 2021

Elegant Engagement Session in Mellon Park

Mellon Park engagement session with Lauren Renee Photography

One glance at Emily and Matt’s luxe and romantic Riverfront wedding and the details are sure to make you fall in love. But their day came with a bit of a twist that had make all of the vendors think quick on their feet.  The bride Emily is owner and lead wedding planner of Em […]


December 15, 2020

Luxe & Romantic Riverfront Wedding

Romantic wedding portrait by Pittsburgh wedding photographer Lauren Renee

You guys! I’m so excited to share these 2020 fall mini sessions at Mellon Park with you. These days are often so long, yet so rewarding. And honestly they are so much fun that it never even feels like work!  This years minis were filled with beautiful couples, growing families, puppy paws, and so much […]


November 23, 2020

Fall Mini Sessions at Mellon Park

Family of five posing in front of Mellon Park gate

It’s that time of year again! In honor of my fall mini sessions at Mellon Park taking place this upcoming weekend, I couldn’t resist sharing these fun photos from the mini sessions last year.  I love these sessions for so many reasons. Often times it’s a great way to reconnect with past clients and see […]


October 16, 2020

Fall Mini Sessions at Mellon Park

Family portrait with Pittsburgh photographer Lauren Renee

Being able to photograph this gorgeous outdoor newborn session inside Mellon Parks English Garden was the perfect way to welcome baby Sofie Monet into the world. This family holds a special place in our hearts, as Matt is a distant cousin of my husband Jesse, so being family and also amazing friends makes us feel […]


September 6, 2020

Outdoor Newborn Session Inside Mellon Parks English Garden

newborn baby being hugged and kiss by parents in their english garden: outdoor newborn session: outdoor newborn session

It felt so good to be back out photographing my couples, especially this beautifully styled in blue engagement session at Mellon Park! Lauren and Kevin were a dream to work with, and their chemistry is undeniable! Not to mention we had the most beautiful golden hour sunset anyone could ask for!! I love this couple’s […]


August 25, 2020

Styled in Blue Engagement Session at Mellon Park

Beautiful Couple laughing during their engagement session: Lauren Renee Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

You never know what kind of weather you’re going to get in Pittsburgh on a September day, but the sun was shining bright with warmth for Anna and Tim’s magical day! Their elegant Mellon Park Walled Garden wedding was a serious dream. The colors were out of this world and perfect for the time of […]


November 14, 2018

Elegant Mellon Walled Garden Wedding

Bride and groom standing in the walled garden kissing

This beautiful Family Session at the Walled Garden at Mellon Park was shot all on film and is really special, as it was also at my favorite location in the city! Sheena and I have worked together in the past, so seeing her again and getting to meet her family was such an honor. I […]


August 28, 2018

Pittsburgh Family Session at The Walled Garden

Mom and Dad kissing and tickling baby boy during Family Session at The Walled Garden

Carlie and Mike’s beautiful white and gold wedding at The Pennsylvanian was a perfect and elegant event. The neutral color palette along with hints of yellow and rose gold and a splash of navy added a simple and classic touch. Carlie got ready at her parent’s home before heading to St. Bede’s Church for the […]


August 14, 2018

Pittsburgh White and Gold Wedding at The Pennsylvanian

The Pennsylvanian Wedding Bride and groom portraits at Mellon Park flowers from Farmer's daughter

Carly and Jeff’s Mellon Park romantic engagement photography session was a dream! These two are a perfect fit for each other! Jeff’s fun-loving personality and charm was totally contagious! Jeff joked and laughed during the entire session, making Carly feel relaxed and at ease. I could tell why Carly fell head over heels for him! Their chemistry was […]


February 2, 2017

Mellon Park Romantic Engagement

Mellon Park Romantic Engagement Photography