Alaina & Alex | Weirton WV Weddings | 2017

I’ve known Alaina since she was a little girl. She’s now a beautiful young woman who married her soul mate. Alex is perfect and together they are magic! Their wedding took place at Sacred Heart of Mary (Weirton, WV) on a crisp, yet beautifully sunlit day on March 11th. After the ceremony, their elegant reception took place at the St. Florian Hall in Wintersville, OH. Catering by Piergallini’s, Flowers by Fern Landesberg-Myers, music and entertainment by the fabulous Jonathan Mihellis of Finest Events.
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The Bling

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Keeping the Grandparents Close

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Getting Ready

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Almost Time!

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All Smiles

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Alaina and Her Mom

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Alaina’s Mom Gives Her Away

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Vows

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He Only Has Eyes for Her

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The Homily

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Fr. Dennis making our couple laugh

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The Exchange of Rings

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Lighting of the Unity Candle

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Lighting of the Unity Candle

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Flowers for the Blessed Mother

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You May Kiss the Bride

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Alaina and Alex’s dog Niko

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The beautiful parish of Sacred Heart of Mary

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Alaina and Alex

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Alaina and Alex

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Alaina and Alex

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Beautiful Alaina

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Alex

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Wedding Cake

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Alaina and Alex cut their cake

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Cutting their cake at the beautiful St. Florian Hall

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Sharing Cake

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Alaina and Alex – First Dance

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Happy Together

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Happy Tears

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Alex and his mom

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Limoncello Shots

Gwen & Alex | Weirton, WV | Weddings

Gwen and Alex have a true love story. Mature couples have a very special way about them and the love that surrounds them is contagious! I will always remember their Anniversary as they got married on my “adoption” birthday. Alex is a retired fire-fighter and wore his dress uniform for the wedding. Quite dapper! The ceremony was at the Kings Creek Chapel and the reception at the Chapel’s hall.
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Happy in Love

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Jubilation

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Here Comes the Groom

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The Newlyweds

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Guests Wait with the Birdseed

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Bridge of Love

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I.B.E.W – Local #246 Banquet | December 12th, 2015

It was a pleasure, once again, to photograph the Christmas Party and awards banquet for the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) local chapter #246. Years of service awarded were from 20 to 55 years! The event was held at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton, WV. Once again the food was amazing and the staff at “The Serbs” (as we locals like to call it) outdid themselves. Everyone dressed for the season and the atmosphere was cheerful and festive. To see all the photos from the event, click on the word here!

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Awards Banquet

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Serbian American Cultural Center; Food Service

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Celebrate

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I.B.E.W Local 246, Holiday Party/Awards Banquet | 12.13.14

It’s important to say that Electricians really know how to throw a party! I was honored to be their photographer this year for their event. Based out of Steubenville OH, the I.B.E.W. chapter held their banquet at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton WV. To say the center out-did themselves on food would be an understatement. Kudos to the chefs, staff and management who all did an outstanding job making this festive evening a great success! Did I mention how good the food was?!? There were pasta and seafood stations, meat carving stations, full salad bar with so many choices for the first time in my life I actually went back for seconds. Congratulations to all those who received awards as well – many industry service awards were given including one gentleman who celebrated 65 years! Enjoy these previews – but to see ALL the photos from the evening, please click here. Thanks for looking!

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Meat Carving

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65 Years Award

St. Paul’s School…Weirton WV | 8th Grade Graduation

It seems like yesterday my boys were graduating from 8th Grade. I had the pleasure of recently shooting the current 8th grade’s class graduation ceremony. As usual, Fr. Larry Dorsch delivered a heart-felt, meaningful Homily for the graduates! I will admit that it brough back memories and made me just a little weepy 🙂
It also reminded me how much I like shooting in this parish – interesting layout and beautiful light pouring in from the back of the church! To make it easy for those wanting to view all the images please use the link below. Please e-mail me to order prints! Instructions are included in the first image of the set. Click HERE to enter our storefront
click on “My Photographs” and then head into “Other” and click on St. Paul’s. Thanks for looking!

Pastor Marvin Taylor’s Retirement Party…Weirton WV | Events

What an extraordinary afternoon! We were honored to be able to shoot photos for Rev. Marvin Taylor’s retirement party as Pastor of the Chapel Hill Wesleyan Church in Weirton, WV. It was obvious how much his parishioners love him and his sweet wife, Katheryn. To see all the photos, please click the tab to the left of this post “Store” then click on “Storefront” – it will take you to our on-line storefront – click on “Taylor Retirement Party.” If you are looking at this on your smartphone, visit: http://www.tamarascamera.photoreflect.com to access the photos! Sincere thanks to Pastor Taylor’s family 🙂 Wesleyan Church, Weirton Wedding Photographer, Pittsburgh Wedding PhotographerWesleyan Church, Weirton Wedding Photographer, Pittsburgh Wedding PhotographerWesleyan Church, Weirton Wedding Photographer, Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer