let's talk about how great pittsburgh is: murals all over the place; vibrant neighborhoods with lots of unique character; gorgeous green spaces throughout the city (even the water treatment facility boasts beautiful architecture and landscaping); yellow (silverbox color!) bridges (in fact, i learned that pittsburgh has more bridges than Venice!). AND know what else I learned? new vocabulary: like "pittsburgh left" and "yinz". and also on the list of awesome things about Pittsburgh: it's currently home to missouri natives corinne and russ. i knew right away that corinne was a "silverbox" bride. she wanted engagement pictures at her and russ's favorite pittsburgh haunts, she loves pictures AND dogs (and had encouraging words that helped me through the first few weeks of potty training izze, our chocolate lab pup), and she has her own blog to help her stay in touch with loved ones.
so we took a tour of pittsburgh spots, made some pictures and celebrated that fact that russ and corinne are engaged and coming back to missouri next june to seal the deal.
THANK YOU, russ + corinne for hosting me in pittsburgh. see you next summer!