Engagement Season is HERE!

Now that the Holiday season is winding down, the burning question on my mind is: Who got engaged?

Christmastime is definitely, without a doubt, a popular time of year to pop the question. Your families are more than likely around, friends and other relatives come into town to celebrate the season…so why not propose in front of everyone you know and love?

Which leads me to my next topic: engagement photos. While it is not a total requirement to opt for them, engagement photos are a nice way to show the people who are important in your life that you and your significant other are getting ready to take that next big step: marriage.

Engagement photos can serve to be the basis of a save the date card, announcing your nuptials; a beautiful professional grade image captured in time that you can cherish for a lifetime; and can also be reproduced for display for the big day (in the form of autograph mats and albums, or even a simple framed photo).

Interested in an engagement shoot? Let me know! I’m now booking for shoots of all types for 2016 and beyond.

If you’d like to know pricing, just ask! Remember, if you book an engagement shoot, and then decide to book me for your wedding day, your engagement shoot fee becomes your deposit!

E-mail me today at mjkphotopgh (at) gmail.com!


Michele Joann Photography is featured on Things Remembered!

In December, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with a college classmate of mine, Margie Netzel, who happens to be the Copywriter/Community Manager for ThingsRemembered.com. She introduced me to an amazing couple, Jeff and Shane, who has recently gotten engaged. They wanted photos to mark the occasion, so we traveled to Mt. Washington and the Duquesne Incline for some unique engagement shoot ideas and shots. This engagement was extra unique, as it was the first time for me that it featured beautiful earrings, rather than a standard ring.

(The earrings, by the way, are courtesy of my friend Alicia Blair at Diamond Design Jewelers in Wexford, PA.)

I have been holding off on posting the end results of the shoot until the blog was on the site, but let me say: we had a LOT of fun that day! I will be posting my own shots within the coming days, so be on the lookout!

For the time being: here is the blog post! Enjoy!


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Verma / The Lopez / Worn Colors / I am a Sea Monster / Dakota – 5.17.2014

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Last Saturday, May 17th, Robert M Revay and I went back to my roots as a punk rock show photographer and enjoyed a house show played by mostly local rockers. The Lopez, I am a Sea Creature, Worn Colors, a local comedian known asDakota, Hradio … Continue reading

Electric Citizen at The Smiling Moose, 5/12/2014

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Last night, I got to experience PURE ROCK AND ROLL in the form of a Cincinnati-based psych-rock band called Electric Citizen. They had a raw energy and an enthusiasm of the rock bands of the glory days of rock music, … Continue reading