Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers

Our Pittsburgh photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Allegheny, New Castle, Weirton, Oakland, Shadyside, Golden Triangle, Station Square, Boyce Park, Seven Springs, Hidden Valley Resort, Laurel Mountain, Wisp, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland

Pittsburgh Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

LOVE WON'T WAIT! - Couples are quickly moving forward with smaller weddings. Our Pittsburgh photographers are ready to accommodate.

By planning a simple Pittsburgh elopement, couples are able to stay present in the moment and fully absorb the impact of their wedding day. Given the fact that many couples feel more natural and at ease in intimate settings, it's no surprise that some of the most breathtaking wedding images come from elopements.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Pittsburgh documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Pittsburgh Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Pittsburgh wedding event is a wedding photojournalist’s dream: a fairly open schedule with lots of breathing space for creativity – it’s just the photographer, the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a few select companions.

Pennsylvania WPJA members are ready to document any mini, civil ceremony, pop-up, or elopement wedding, even if it is a Monday-Thursday ceremony. Search for the “Can Shoot Weddings on Short Notice!” message on the listings below.

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Pittsburgh Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some Pittsburgh wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these Pittsburgh marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or Pittsburgh engagement portrait sessions with couples.

 The bride's father made sure to be extra careful as he slowly walked her down the aisle at the Tryp Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA, not wanting to step on or let the door close on her long, beautiful wedding gown train at the Over Eden, Tryp Hotel
At the Hotel Monaco of Pittsburgh, PA, the bride laughs as she squirts eyedrops into her eye
At the Over Eden, Tryp Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA, the reflection of her smiling father is seen in the bride's sunglasses as they dance together during her rooftop reception
Pittsburgh winning image from the best documentary style wedding photography contest in the world at the Sheraton Station Square showing The bride cringing during a speech given by her sister as her new husband gives her an inquisitive expression
Couple photography in Pittsburgh during a Pennsylvania pre wedding engagement shoot with a future bride and groom cuddle up on their front steps and sing together while the groom plays guitar
Pittsburgh engagement photo session of a couple playfully feeding each other in their kitchen
A Pennsylvania Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this fun portrait of this Pittsburgh couple at their home with their dog watching them from the glass door
Georgetown Centre, Pittsburgh marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded A college friend of the bride clutching her heart as she watches the new couple - from the world's best wedding photography competitions offered by the WPJA
Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA fine art wedding portrait of The bride and groom enjoying a private moment together at dusk on the rooftop where they got married
Documentary wedding photography at Pittsburgh - Flower girl painfully gets her hair done

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Pittsburgh wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Pittsburgh documentary wedding photographers for elopements. Our members are able to submit WedElope Stories that take you step-by-step, via a 9 image picture story, through the unique and moving elopements that take place around the world.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Pittsburgh wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked Pittsburgh wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find Pittsburgh photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Pittsburgh wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
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Cafe Du Jour, Pittsburgh, PA bridal image of getting ready prep session using hand held mirror

Kristen and Dylan

Photo by Veronica Varos

Veronica, Words cannot adequately express how truly and deeply grateful we are for your role in making our wedding the best night of our lives. We were blown away (speechless & sobbing) at your psychic abilities in capturing the most beautiful moments of our night. We can't reiterate enough how grateful and appreciative we are for your time, talent, warmth, vision, empathy, artistry, and expertise. You read our minds and made our wedding dreams come true. You were a lovely presence and made the night so very dear and special. It was an absolute pleasure and honor getting to know you and work with you! Thanks for everything!!! With love, Kristen and Dylan

Southside Bride and Groom laughing together on their wedding day in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Mary and Mike

Photo by Veronica Varos

Veronica, Your unmatched talent for photography is surpassed only by your genuinely kind soul. My gratitude goes way beyond just your work but also your genuine care and dedication. Thank you so much for your incredible attention to detail, each validating response, every kind word, and your effortless coordination and execution on our wedding day. In the stress and chaos of wedding planning, you were a constant support. I often found myself looking forward to hearing from you. It was always a breath of fresh air. Thank you for always maintaining focus on what mattered most. We will forever treasure our portrait session on our wedding day. It was during that time that the blur of the day stopped and we were able to experience the most special moments of just being together. Thank you for giving that to us. I feel so incredible blessed to have found you and to have formed such a special connection. You will always be held so closely in our hearts and we are forever grateful. My praise is endless, but for now, thank you, Veronica, for sharing your gift with us! With Love, Mary and Mike