Choosing the right photographer for your wedding day is an important decision. You want someone who will get your vision, capture all those unforgettable moments, and give you priceless photos to look back on year after year. These local photographers can help capture all those big and small moments of your special day. 

Jorge Santiago Photography

Jorge Santiago is a multicultural wedding photographer in Pittsburgh. He thrives in weddings full of tradition, color, laughter, and great food! He and his team love capturing your big day’s most important moments but also savor the little details that tell the story of your romance. 

Jorge will tell you:

I want to capture your journey with as much depth and detail as possible, delivering photographs that will remind you 10, 20, 50 years later of the shock of emotion you felt when it was all happening so fast. I am dedicated, passionate, loyal, and tireless. Approaching each wedding with great respect and care, I take it as seriously as you do. I see my work as marrying the best of photojournalism – the speed and eye required to capture moments as they unfold – with also the best of fine art – the sense of composition, aesthetic, and timeless beauty.

His clients will tell you:

“With the range of different types of weddings he documents and his artistic style, he stood head and shoulders above the competition. The editorial nature of his images sets them apart in stunning ways from the typical staged photography you see a lot of couples get. Breathtaking is a word I’d use to describe his work. He and his partner were a true delight to work with on the day of the event. For the staged shots you see at every wedding, they did an amazing job, still managed to feel different and fun and the quality was just superb. For the rest of the day, they were present everywhere without feeling like they were in the way or intrusive. They captured amazing shots we didn’t even know they’d gotten until later, and they were absolutely beautiful! Just incredible work, hands down fantastic! Even when the evening had wound down and Jorge was packed up and getting ready to head home after a long day of shooting, he saw a lovely candid moment of my wife and her father, he dropped everything, quickly unpacked his camera and managed to get that beautiful moment as well.” – Scott & Angela

Special Made in PGH Offer:

Get $500 off your 2024 wedding by mentioning this story when contacting Jorge Santiago Photography. 

Ashley Sara Photography

Ashley Sara Photography is a luxury wedding and destination photographer. Ashley provides a bespoke experience, meticulously tailored to the unique needs of every couple. She believes that her clients’ experience on their wedding day is just as important as the quality of the images delivered. With a keen eye for detail, Ashley masterfully captures candid moments, ensuring that no precious interaction is overlooked. She seamlessly guides her couples through a variety of poses to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience, while preserving timeless, effortless, and iconic photographs. 

Ashley Sara Photography offers custom collections to match each couples’ unique wedding day vision, as well as 35mm and 120 film, Super8 coverage, Heirloom Wedding Albums, Welcome Party Coverage, and Complimentary Engagement sessions.

Ashley will tell you:

I want you to be present and celebrate as much of your day as you possibly can. So I make it my job to help you plan a timeline that elevates unnecessary stress. All while capturing beautiful, organic memories for you to relive again and again as the years, and your love story, continue to be written.

Her clients will tell you:

“My experience with Ashley was nothing short of amazing! I didn’t know Ashley personally at all, but after my fiancé and I had our engagement sessions done with her, I felt like I knew her my whole life. The experience was so fun! I didn’t stop laughing the whole time. I truly recommend her to do your pictures for any occasion. She really brings out your real self and personality in pictures!” – Haley & Shawn

Kim Fleischer Photography

Kim Fleischer Photography is all about you. Capturing your event or portrait session in a stress-free, fresh, and creative way. A full service photographer with a modern meets photojournalistic style, she’s there with you every step of the way – through your wedding or portrait session (and beyond)! Her goal is to create an experience you’ll love and to also capture the pure, authentic moments of who you are. Operating since 2008, she specializes in weddings, elopements, portraits, newborn photography, senior portraits, family portraits, headshots, branding, and more.

Kim will tell you:

I am your professional hype girl, helping my clients to feel comfortable and relaxed on their wedding day. All while providing them with a romantic, candid, and photojournalistic style. I have captured hundreds of weddings over the past 16 years working to capture not only how the day looks, but also how it feels. I offer a complimentary engagement session to my couples allowing me the chance to really understand them so I can serve them even better on their wedding day.

Her clients will tell you:

“Kim was an easy choice for us! She is extremely responsive through email and had no trouble with scheduling out a timeline. She made us feel extremely comfortable during our engagement photos that we knew we would feel just as comfortable with our wedding! We loved her sense of direction with the photos taken. She is such a pro!! Our wedding photos just came back and again, Kim killed it!” – Melanie & Charlie 

All Heart PGH

Dana with All Heart PGH is a wedding photographer with 10 years experience who shoots in a very intentional and also non-intrusive way. Her documentary photographic approach creates an artful interpretation of that style, ensuring photography doesn’t hinder her couple’s ability to be present in their own experience on their wedding day. She uses both digital and film mediums to achieve a timeless and nostalgic look to her images. She works closely with couples to create timelines that prioritize how they want to experience the day. 

Dana will tell you:

I focus on real, fleeting, and sometimes imperfect moments to showcase your love. 

Her clients will tell you:

“We can’t overstate how easy and lovely it was to work with Dana. In the months leading up to the wedding, she asked us important questions to understand how we wanted the day to feel and what types of photos were most important to us. She listened and gave us helpful guidance. On the wedding day, Dana’s calming demeanor put us at ease. It was important to us that we were able to be present with each other and our guests throughout the day. This aligned really well with Dana’s style and approach. Her photos of our wedding blew us away. She beautifully captured the details, emotions, and joyful energy of the day.” – Rachel & Robbie

Steven Dalton Photography

Since 2010, Steven Dalton Photography has cultivated the skills and experience necessary to deliver authentic photos that capture the essence of your wedding day, allowing you to relive those cherished moments for years to come. Their approach focuses on capturing every moment and the subtle expressions of love in between. All while creating a comfortable atmosphere. Their goal is to make a positive impact with a unique touch tailored to each wedding, while also fostering lasting relationships with each of their clients.

Steven will tell you:

My goal is to provide high-quality photography through beautiful fine-art style images, but also to get to know you and your partner well before we arrive at your wedding day. 

His clients will tell you:

Steven Dalton Photography is a MUST for your wedding day. I am so fortunate to have Steven recommended to us from a close friend for our wedding photography. From our first call, I knew immediately that having him as a part of our day would be one of the best decisions we made. That became even more evident when we had so much FUN at our engagement shoot with Steven. He is professional, organized, and dedicated to his couples. His talent is phenomenal and that can clearly be seen in his work. Our family and friends could not stop talking about how amazing, personable, and funny he was. Truly a joy to be around.” -Taylor & Sam

Special Made in PGH Offer:

Mention Made in PGH to get $300 off your package of choice.

Kristy Lumsden Photography

Kristy Lumsden Photography is an LGBTQ+ photographer that specializes in wedding, elopement, and lifestyle portrait photography. For over 10 years, she has relied heavily on her photojournalism background when telling the story of your wedding day. Using a combination of documentary, lifestyle, and editorial images she tells every couple’s unique story with intentionality, depth, and emotion. All while also giving your gallery a classic, yet hip, modern vibe. No matter who she’s photographing, her goal is to always make couples comfortable enough to show their genuine selves. Most importantly, she makes sure they have fun while doing it. Because every wedding and couple is special, hourly coverage options are available to fully customize your wedding day coverage. Engagement sessions, extra photographers, heirloom albums, and prints are also available. 

Kristy will tell you:

I pride myself on providing an environment where everyone feels comfortable, respected, and valued throughout their photographic experience. I also strongly believe in the power of love and cherish the beauty of our diverse world. Always, I am dedicated to fostering a safe and inclusive space for all. 

Her clients will tell you:

“We were hoping for beautiful photos and we received works of art. We can’t wait to share them with our loved ones and hang them up in our home for years to come. We’d choose Kristy over and over again. She’s the best.” – Carley & Caiden | “Kristy is incredible. She made us look and feel more beautiful than we ever thought possible. She was our perfect partner in all of this. We could tell she wanted to be a part of our day and was committed to capturing our love for each other. She did that and so much more.” – Emily & Cassie | “Kristy shares the joy of the day with you in a way that makes it immersive and wonderful. She solidified how amazing our big day was and we forever have these gorgeous and artful photos to look back on. I always used to think people who said their wedding was their favorite day ever were lying. Thanks in part to Kristy, these memories will be my favorite forever, and I completely understand now.” – Lauren & Jacquie

Solasta Photography

With Solasta Photography, every hour of your wedding day will be golden. Caitlin believes in wedding photography that looks and feels authentic to each couple and the way their wedding day actually looked and felt. Her signature style incorporates natural light to give you photos that exude bold color, real laughs and smiles, and more than the occasional well-placed sunburst!

Caitlin will tell you:

I’m a former teacher and incorporate my teaching skills into my business. Each of my processes is rooted in organization and communication, from timeline coordination to explaining a group shot setup to the bridal party on the wedding day to occasionally busting out my “teacher voice” when corralling everyone for family photos! I’m unflappable and always have a solution to any issue on a wedding day. I’ve been photographing weddings for 8 years, so I approach every moment with confidence, positivity, and lightness. I want my couples to feel well cared for and relaxed on one of the biggest days of their lives.

Her clients will tell you:

“Caitlin was AMAZING!! I cannot recommend her enough for wedding and engagement photography. We had an amazing time taking photos and she was so great at prompting us and making us/laugh and have a good time. She was very timely with everything and made sure we stuck to our timeline. [Caitlin] was very kind and easy to work with which made our experience so much better than I could ever imagine.” – Allie & Steve | “All of our pictures turned out stunning. She worked with us on our timeline and helped us stay on track throughout the day. We absolutely love Caitlin’s energy, enthusiasm, and overall caring touch she brings to each photo session.” – Rebeka & Jeff

Special Made in PGH Offer:

Clients who mention Made in PGH can take $200 off any wedding package!

Michael Will Photographers

Michael Will Photographers doesn’t believe in taking photos, but in capturing memories. The team aims to capture timeless photos that you’ll look amazing in, featuring real emotion, vivid color, and exactly how badass you are. 

Michael will tell you:

I want you to have AMAZING wedding photos. Your wedding is going to be kick-ass, and you need equally stunning photos to back it up! Don’t waste your money on average pictures. I specialize in a timeless, candid-editorial style, with emphasis on real emotion, color, and also artistic imagery that makes you feel. I’m also a firm believer in experiences over things. Maybe that’s why I love wedding photography so much – marriage is one of the most amazing life experiences to be had! I’m always looking to improve and hone my craft. I always want my latest work to be my best work.

His clients will tell you:

“His talent, creative eye, and portfolio speak for themselves. We gave Michael and his team creative freedom to make great photos, and they delivered a unique, highly stylized, elegant set of images that we will cherish forever but also make us look really cool. Aside from his work, what sets Michael apart is his professionalism, highly organized approach, and great personality.” – Alaina & Billie | “+11/10 would recommend! Michael is equal parts talented, professional, and fun! His clear gift at capturing timeless moments and memories is what drew us to him, but his personality is what sealed the deal for my husband and I!” – Melissa & Scott | “Michael makes you feel comfortable and relaxed during what is easily a stressful time. He was very organized and respectful throughout the entire process. The quality and creativity of the photos are outstanding.” – Nichole & Eric

Leeann Marie Photography

As an experienced Pittsburgh wedding photographer, Leeann Marie Photography believes in capturing stunning images of you and your partner, but also those priceless moments featuring the most cherished people in your life. For 16 years, she has been a family-focused wedding photographer capturing classic and contemporary wedding memories of all of your loved ones. So that years down the road you can look at your wedding gallery and see you and your spouse, but also grandparents, children, and all of your special VIPs.

Leeann will tell you:

I know the wedding-world and will be in your corner. I create gorgeous, timeless, contemporary images – you deserve them! Also, I cherish families. Your wedding gallery deserves to not only have insanely gorgeous couple’s moments, but images with all of the people that are important to you. It’s not either/or – it’s AND. When we work together, I take the time to get to know you and your loved ones, and weave them seamlessly into the fabric of your wedding day story.

Her clients will tell you:

She captured all the right moments and now we can treasure that day for the rest of our lives. She truly is the BEST in the business and she has a big heart. If you need a photographer…look no further!! Leeann thank you for everything. Our day was perfect and you contributed to that more than you know!!” – Rene & Mike | “Leeann is someone you want to hire on your wedding day! She knows exactly how to take advantage of all the big and small moments of the day. Despite having a huge family, she was able to seamlessly direct us all and get those family group shots.” – Angelena & Luke

Anne Troxel Photography

Anne Troxel Photography is colorful, bright, and airy, but most important to her is a methodology that connection, intention, and story hold higher regard than style alone. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Anne believes that every person should be framed in the moments they’ve felt the most loved and cared for. Every couple deserves a day that’s hand tailored to them. With years of experience of all styles of weddings and love, you can trust her to be the storyteller of your unique day. Her approach to photography suits everything from intimate backyard gatherings and grand country club weddings to also stylish outdoor tent weddings. Her favorite days always include one key element – two best friends deciding to spend the rest of their life together, surrounded by the people who love them most. Because there’s truly nothing more special than that.

Anne will tell you:

I mix the ever-loved styles of candid and editorial, focusing on creating compositions and putting you in the best light – and then letting the story unfold. It also takes a great plan to make those “unplanned moments” come to life! We’ll work together as a team or with your planner to create the perfect timeline to let you experience your wedding day without feeling chaos or question what happens next. We’ll handle the small details so you can enjoy the big moments.

Her clients will tell you:

We are so thankful to have so many joyful artifacts of that day to share with each other and our loved ones.  It physically embodies our love and the support we are so lucky to have from our closest friends and family. You perfectly captured our special day and all of the precious memories in each moment. I can’t stop tearing up! It was a true pleasure to work with you through this process–we both aren’t “picture people,” and were nervous at the prospect of having a photographer. But, you not only captured beautifully composed photos (engagement and wedding), you caught the “real us” and helped our love shine through. These are pictures we will cherish for the rest of our lives. – Alex & Caitlin

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Mo Macel

Mo is a pun-loving Pittsburgher who likes to take photos and write. When not focusing on her kiddos, you'll find her pursuing happiness and working on living the American Dream via one craft beer at a time. She blogs at and

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