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

You all know how much we love our boy Rookie, so when I got to capture this timeless Oakland engagement session with an adorable pup I was super excited! Anthony and Amanda are two of the sweetest people and I was glad I got to capture their love… and their love for their friendly and very photogenic […]


July 27, 2021

Timeless Oakland Engagement Session with an Adorable Pup

Engagement photos with dog

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

As someone who is not only a wedding professional, but also a former bride it’s fair to say I’ve had experience on both sides. I’m constantly learning and growing in my profession, but my own wedding taught me a lot too! Keep reading to find out 5 things I learned from my own wedding. Hire […]

Education, Personal

August 24, 2020

5 Things I Learned From My Own Wedding

Lauren and Jesse married in Charleston: 5 things i learned from my own wedding

Most wedding photographers use professional digital cameras and equipment, but some use film entirely, and some use a mixture of both (like me) to document and tell the story of your wedding day. Film is truly taking photography back to its roots. It’s the beginning of capturing imagery and making time stand still. I so often get […]


August 5, 2020

Why You Should Hire a Hybrid Photographer

Wedding flowers: Why You Should Hire a Hybrid Photographer by Lauren Renee

“Pretty in Pink” Wedding Inspiration This “Pretty in Pink” Wedding Inspiration styled shoot at Phipps Conservatory is what every little girl dreams of for their own wedding day! Em and E Events put together a truly magical and modern design, combining the romantic backdrop of Phipps Conservatory and the surrounding gardens, with a beautiful mixture […]


August 1, 2020

“Pretty in Pink” Wedding Inspiration at Phipps Conservatory

Tasty Bakery three tiered wedding cake with Lindale Studios pink backdrop

The wedding industry is pretty amazing, as there is truly a style and fit for everyone! Knowing your style before even looking for vendors is so important in helping to narrow down who you will choose to work with on your big day! Because wedding photography is so diverse, and the options are truly endless, […]


March 6, 2020

Which Photography Style is Best for Your Wedding?

Mount Lebanon Floral bridal bouquet with pink peonies and white roses

If you are reading this post, most likely you have just gotten engaged, so CONGRATULATIONS!, and you are now entering into the world of wedding planning! Wedding photography is one of the most important vendor decisions you will make along with hiring your wedding planner. It can be stressful and overwhelming because there are a […]


February 13, 2019

How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

Kestrel Park Wedding Editorial captured by Lauren Renee

This Pittsburgh’s South Side and Mellon Park engagement session took place at two iconic locations! Even though it was a gloomy and extremely cold day in Pittsburgh, these two kept each other warm with their love and braved the weather! We started out in the Southside by Ellen and Sam’s apartment, before heading to Mellon […]


January 20, 2016

Pittsburgh’s South Side and Mellon Park Engagement Session