I haven’t worked for Saint Vincent for very long, but over the past 2 and a half years I was able to capture some pretty fun, interesting and amazing shots. My job as the assistant director of digital media – photographer and videographer – allows me to photograph landscapes, sporting and campus events, summer theatre, portraits and other photos our marketing team wants and needs.When I was a student at SVC (class of ’08), I never truly appreciated the beauty of this campus; maybe it was because I was a commuter and never spent a lot of time here. Now that I spend 40 hours a week at this place, I’m able to wonder around the monastery garden or walk through the cemetery in the fall. It’s a unique campus with Romanesque and modern architecture.
If you’re not from the area or plan to visit campus, please explore Saint Vincent during all seasons because it’s absolutely beautiful all year. However, my favorite season is fall, so I’m biased on showcasing those photos…
This is a small collection of my favorite shots at Saint Vincent.
1) Sebastian’s Garden – SpringFr. Fred just planted these beautiful flowers so I had to snap a pic.
2) Basilica Spires after a storm
I had my camera while walking to my truck in lot B and noticed the symmetry.
3) Students in the fall
A posed shot of students for the marketing team.
4) Steelers Training Camp
Antonio Brown has the nicest smile.
5) Cell Biology Lab
Br. Albert Gahr, O.S.B., teaching students cell biology (photographed with only light from the monitors).
6) Rear view of the monastery and basilica.
Just up the road from the SVC lake you’ll find this wonderful view.
7) Jazz hands
Bruce Bethke and his students have fun in the classroom.
8) Campus – Purple flowers
In the fall, these purple wildflowers grow at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve.
9) G Wiz
The traveling chemist, G Wiz performs magic (chemistry).
10) Summer Theatre – Cole
This actress was performing a song and I loved the expression on her face.
11) Snowy Campus
A squall passed over Latrobe.
12) The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performed its first concert in the Basilica.
13) 250 ft
Our friend John Beavers captured this image with his drone (yes, we had permission from the FAA).
14) Bearcat Swim Meet
The red and yellow water reflections are from the scoreboard and I think add a lot of life to the photo.
A small group from our football team posed for a photo.
16) Wimmer Statue
Fr. Rene is right; Wimmer is pointing toward the Dairy Queen.
17) Marching Band
After our annual Founders’ Day celebration, March of the Bearcats performs in Melvin Platz.
18) Basilica - Christmas
Our Basilica is decorated for Christmas.
19) Dupré Walkway
Early morning class change during a sunny, crisp fall day.
20) Walking Path
Two of our students pose for a photo in front of the Basilica.
21) Through the leaves
I love how the leaves are all different colors and out of focus.
I tried to keep it to 20 images, but 21 will have to do. Like I said, this is only a small collection of the hundreds of thousands of photos I’ve taken for Saint Vincent. I hope you enjoyed these!