Pittsburgh Wedding at New Hazlett Theater | Heinz Chapel Ceremony | Abie Livesay Photographer

Madeline Lagattuta marries Alex Merchant

Their elegant wedding weekend started with a rehearsal dinner at the Carnegie Museum Music Hall with a few minutes spent on our gorgeous portraits first.

Maddie got ready at Hotel Monaco before heading to Heinz Chapel to say I do.

Their reception was held at the New Hazlett Theater, a perfect way to end their celebrator day together!


Prep: Hotel Monaco
Ceremony: Heinz Chapel
Reception: New Hazlett Theater
Hair + Makeup: Verve 360
Florist: Hepatica and Bride's Mother (skill)
Caterer: Enrico Biscotti
Dress Jacket: Vintage | Dress: Cristiano Lucci
Tux: J Crew
Bride’s Shoes: Vince Camuto
Band or DJ: Dwayne Dolphin and band
"LIKE" Wedding Photographer: Abie Livesay


The Lovely Rachael + Matt | Heinz Chapel + The Mansions on Fifth Wedding

Getting to know my clients and their families is my favorite part of photographing weddings.

I have been truly blessed these last nine years of making wedding pictures to have met some incredibly

kind, fun, talented, extraordinary people. I am proud to now call many of them friend.


Rachael and Matt were maybe the fastest connection in all these years.

I'm pretty sure she and I felt like old friends after our first meeting at Point Brugge.

Then we had our first of two engagement sessions at The Carnegie Museum, Town.

Our second, Country engagement out here in Ligonier. We chatted and drank wine for hours after. ( I'll post this on the blog soon!)

They attended a fall "Boxwood Soiree" party at my cottage last year and made fast friends.


This is why I photograph weddings.

This is why I don't feel "burned out" on weddings.

It's relational, I love people.

Even when photographing folks that may not "get my crazy",

I fall a little in love with everyone I get to work with.


Thank you Rachael + Matt for being the authentic, loving and kind people that you are.

Heidi and I absolutely loved your families, friends, AMAZING DJ!! And had an absolute blast at your wedding... obviously!!


Ceremony: Heinz Chapel
Reception: The Mansions on Fifth
Hair + Makeup: Elham Awad
Planner: Bride
Florist: Hens & Chicks
Cake Artist: Bride’s Mother
Caterer: The Mansions on Fifth
Dress: Dress 1:  Justin Alexander Dress 2: Pronovias
Bride’s Shoes:  Manolo Blahnik + Jimmy Choo
Band or DJ: DJ Selecta A.K.A. James Scoglietti
Wedding Photographer: Abie Livesay
Second Photographer: Heidi Mamula