August 15, 2014
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Most Wedding Photographers Can’t Do This…so choose wisely. Recently, Ovation Images received the following email from one of our 2008 brides…

I was cleaning out one of my rooms and came across my wedding photos.  I love them.  It made me very sad that I never had a photo album made. I would like to have an album made.  The date of our wedding was September 13, 2008 at the St. Clair Country Club.  Thanks again for the beautiful photos.  My husband and kids would love to be able to look through an album. –Elizabeth

Most wedding photographers can’t show you any e-mails or comments they received from a 2008 bride becasue they were not around in 2008! Small Business Administration statistics show that most businesses that claim to be “photographers” last less than 3 years! So they don’t stay in business long enough to collect any compliments from their customers six years ago!

William and Elizabeth, September 2008, by OvationImages.com

William and Elizabeth, September 2008, by OvationImages.com

Experience matters. In wedding photography, experience may be the single most important question you should ask. We at Ovation Images have positive client comments and reviews on our web site from six years ago. We have photographed over 425 weddings since 2001! How long has your second-choice wedding photographer been a full-time wedding professional?

Please DO come visit Ovation Images in our Shadyside studio. There you can browse our collection of thank-you cards from satisfied brides including appreciative cards they sent us on their anniversaries! Wedding photography experience is additive; more is better. Ovation Images is Pittsburgh’s most-trusted wedding photographer since 2001–because experience matters.

 Ovation Images is Pittsburgh’s most-trusted wedding photography studio since 2001.

Where else can you see over 100 real Pittsburgh weddings except on our YouTube Channel?
Mention our BLOG when you meet with us and receive
Eight FREE 8×10 prints added on to any wedding photography package purchase!
Please also visit the Ovation Images wedding blog! And check out our high school seniors blog!

Photographer? Come join us on PhotoBurrito.com

 

July 30, 2014
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Tyler & Gina: Married on July 26th, 2014!

Ceremony  held at: St. Teresa of Avila
Reception held at: The Grand Hall at The Priory
Bride’s Dress by: One Enchanted Evening
Bride’s Hair by: Amanda from Ultimate Hair Force 
Bride’s Makeup by:Valerie Panei
Cake By: Fenoglietto’s Bakery
Florist: Bolsinger’s Flowers
Entertainment by: Mike Willis from  Modern Era Weddings
Transportation by: Shamrock Limousine 

Tyler and Gina had an absolutely beautiful wedding!  They started off with their ceremony in the brightly colored St. Teresa of Availa church- we just loved the stained glass wall!- before heeding off to a classy reception at the Grand Hall at the Priory in the Northside of Pittsburgh. They even took a stop at Duquesne’s campus to take some romantic portraits where they first met, I mean seriously, how adorable is that?!? We were so happy to be a part of this special day. Gina and Tyler are so in love and we loved sharing in their memories! Congratulations you two! Best of luck in the future!! 

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July 25, 2014
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Romance Wedding Photographer Ovation Images. What do you want out of your wedding photography? Elegance? Candid moments? Emotion? Ovation Images photographers, each with hundreds of weddings worth of experience, come to your wedding looking for all that….and finding the Romance.

Ovation Images Captures The Moment and The Romance!

Ovation Images Captures The Moment and The Romance!

Believe it or not….your wedding day can be  a very mechanical day. The vows are said at 2:20PM and the cake is cut at 5:45PM. The feeling you might get from the schedule as it is happening is “let’s get this over with.” Yes, the mechanics and schedule have to be there. But the reason you pay a professional photographer big bucks is to see through that…and save you the memories that evoke the romance of your big day………Right?

Ovation Images For Romantic Wedding Photography

Ovation Images For Romantic Wedding Photography

Candid pictures are great! We love candids. But an entire wedding day depicted in candid photographs can, oddly enough, feel too real–too bare and almost detached. Where’s the romance?  Experienced wedding photography studios such as Ovation Images see both what it is and how it feels!  We see the moments and we feel the moment–and that feeling puts the romance in your wedding pictures.

Ovation Images Wedding Photographer--It's Not How You Look, It's How You Feel!

Ovation Images Wedding Photographer–It’s Not How You Look, It’s How You Feel!

The images in this blog post are from Amanda and Alan’s wedding, part of a set of over 600 candid and structured images that they received from Ovation Images. Yes, the moments are here–and so is the romance! That is what we do and that is why we are Pittsburgh’s Most Trusted Wedding Photographers Since 2001. These images show why you should not settle for “average”  wedding photography. Never lose the romance!

Amanda On Her Wedding Day by OvationImages.com

Amanda On Her Wedding Day by OvationImages.com

 Ovation Images is Pittsburgh’s most-trusted wedding photography studio since 2001.

Where else can you see over 100 real Pittsburgh weddings except on our YouTube Channel?
Mention our BLOG when you meet with us and receive
Eight FREE 8×10 prints added on to any wedding photography package purchase!
Please also visit the Ovation Images wedding blog! And check out our high school seniors blog!

Photographer? Come join us on PhotoBurrito.com

 

 

 

 

July 13, 2014
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David & Jillian: Married on July 5th, 2014!

Ceremony, Reception, and Catering by: Springwood Conference Center in Verona
Bride’s Dress: Custom Made in Miami, Florida
Bride’s Hair and Makeup by: Pretty Hair Salon
Cake By: Oakmont Bakery

Entertainment: DJ David Collins

Dave and Jillian had a beautiful wedding at the Springwood Conference center. The pair was surrounded by friends and family from all over the country to witness the touching ceremony and  fun reception! We totally loved Jillian’s grecian goddess style and the kind words and advice their family had to share with the newlywed. Dave and Jillian are sure to have a long marriage full of love and happiness. Thank you for allowing to share in your day! Congratulations and best of luck!

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July 11, 2014
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Doug & Amber: Married on June 20th, 2014!

Ceremony  and Reception held at: Valley Brook Country Club
Bride’s Dress by: Haley Paige from Bridal Beginnings 
Bride’s Hair by: Geno Levi Salon
Bride’s Makeup by: Lyndsie Hinch
Groom’s Attire by: Tuxedo Junction
Cake By: Prantl’s Bakery
F
lorist: L&M Flower Shop

Entertainment: JL Entertainment

Doug and Amber had a beautiful, whimsical wedding! From Amber’s fun stripped dress down to her spunky blue heels- everything was beautiful, but noting more than the love shared between the bride and groom. These two were just so happy and in love and nothing could bring them down on their wedding day- not even a little bit of rain! Congratulations Doug and Amber! Thank you so much for allowing us to share in your special day! We wish you many years of love and happiness!

 

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July 10, 2014
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Engagement Save The Date by Ovation Images! What will you do with your Ovation Images engagement pictures? Check this out…

Tina and Matt used their Ovation Images engagement photos to make this marvelous save-the-date magnet!

Engagement Photo Save The Date Magnet , Pictures by OvationImages.com

Engagement Photo Save The Date Magnet , Pictures by OvationImages.com

We are often asked what other couples do with their engagement pictures.  Save-the-date cards and magnets are a wonderful option. Other uses we suggest for your engagement photos are

  • Reception Guest Sign-In Book: This is an add-on option to any Ovation Images photography package. You pick your 18 favorites from your engagement photos and we design a gorgeous, leather-spine reception guest sign in book around them!
  • John Hancock Frame: This is another option for your guests to leave warm and funny comments for you to remember the day. We print your favorite image and frame it with a wider than usual mat around the edge. Then it is displayed at the entrance to your wedding and guests are invited to write comments in the matted area.
  • Facebook and family sharing: Your Ovation Images engagement photo files come to you on disk ready for any use. Many couples use theirs for facebook profile images, online albums and general family fun!

Here are some more romantic and fun engagement pictures that Ovation Images couples shared with friends and family!
Tina and Matt Engaged!

Tina and Matt Engaged!

 

Engagement At Pittsburgh Point Park by OvationImages.com

Engagement At Pittsburgh Point Park by OvationImages.com

 

Pittsburgh South Side Engagement by OvationImages.com

Pittsburgh South Side Engagement by OvationImages.com

  Ovation Images is Pittsburgh’s most-trusted wedding photography studio since 2001.

Where else can you see over 100 real Pittsburgh weddings except on our YouTube Channel?
Mention our BLOG when you meet with us and receive
Eight FREE 8×10 prints added on to any wedding photography package purchase!
Please also visit the Ovation Images wedding blog! And check out our high school seniors blog!

Photographer? Come join us on PhotoBurrito.com

 

 

Details Add Wedding Sparkle!

Fun Wedding Shoes and Jewelry by OavtionImages.com

Fun Wedding Shoes and Jewelry by OavtionImages.com

Details add fun and sparkle to your wedding day! When you get your girls together as you’re planning your wedding, ask them what kinds of fun details they noticed at weddings they have attended. Call in your team, ask for their suggestions. And naturally, read online. But don’t search on “details” when you search. Instead search on “wedding style” or “wedding themes”. You will soon have a big list of ideas to sort through.

Bride Wedding Details by OvationImages.com

Bride Wedding Details by OvationImages.com

Another good source for an overview of wedding styles is the Ovation Images YouTube Channel. Over 100 real weddings are shown in detailed slide show format–everything from rustic barn weddings to Carneie Museum extravaganzas!

Wedding Reception Table Details

Wedding Reception Table Details

Detailing your wedding is a big part of what will make the event your wedding. Personally-selected details are especially important if you have purchased a “complete wedding package” from your wedding venue. You personal details will be tugging at your heart strings years later when you are looking through your Ovation Images wedding album!

Wedding Cake by OvationImages.com

Wedding Cake by OvationImages.com

Have fun with your wedding details! As always, if you need help with anything related to your wedding or wedding photography, please don’t hesitate to contact Pittsburgh’s most-trusted wedding photographer, Ovation Images!

Wedding Rings by OvationImages.com

Wedding Rings by OvationImages.com

Ovation Images builds lasting memories! The pictures of a lifetime, captured in a single day! Call us for your dream wedding photography!

  Ovation Images is Pittsburgh’s most-trusted wedding photography studio since 2001.

Where else can you see over 100 real Pittsburgh weddings except on our YouTube Channel?
Mention our BLOG when you meet with us and receive
Eight FREE 8×10 prints added on to any wedding photography package purchase!
Please also visit the Ovation Images wedding blog! And check out our high school seniors blog!

Photographer? Come join us on PhotoBurrito.com

 

 

June 30, 2014
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Wedding Pictures On Your First Anniversary: What will they say to you one year later? Five years later? Will you be thrilled to walk your little girl through her Mommy and Daddy’s wedding day using your pictures to show her what the day means to you and how you felt? Or not?

Couples getting married often ask us how to budget for their wedding photography. In our opinion, it’s THE biggest question of your wedding day. The Ovation Images answer? Budget for your wedding photography with the future in mind!  All your other wedding day purchases will fade from memory. But your wedding pictures–good or bad–become a centerpiece of your family history.  No pressure !

Wedding Photography That Stands The Test Of Time

Wedding Photography That Stands The Test Of Time

So here’s an example….Ovation Images photographed Amanda and Alan’s wedding in 2012. We had big fun and helped them make and capture a very special day. One year later, how did they feel about choosing Ovation Images for their wedding photography? Here is the card that Amanda sent us on her first anniversary.

Your Wedding Pictures One Year Later

Your Wedding Pictures One Year Later

Ovation Images builds lasting memories! The pictures of a lifetime, captured in a single day! Call us for your dream wedding photography!

  Ovation Images is Pittsburgh’s most-trusted wedding photography studio since 2001.

Where else can you see over 100 real Pittsburgh weddings except on our YouTube Channel?
Mention our BLOG when you meet with us and receive
Eight FREE 8×10 prints added on to any wedding photography package purchase!
Please also visit the Ovation Images wedding blog! And check out our high school seniors blog!

Photographer? Come join us on PhotoBurrito.com

 

June 20, 2014
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John & Anna: Married on May 31, 2014! 

Ceremony  and Reception held at: Poetry Baptist Church in Texas  and Oklahoma Schoolhouse Hall in Pennsylvania
Cake By: A Piece of Cake Bakery  in Texas Community Market Bakery in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
Bride’s Dress by: Custom Made by Della Proffitt in Texas
Bride’s Jewelry by: Mikimoto
Florist: Sabrina’s Flowers in Texas
Entertainment:  DJ Diehlz Entertainment in Pennsylvania

John and Anna love each other so much they needed not one but two weddings to celebrate! Anna is a Texas girl, so the couple started they marriage in Texas with a formal ceremony and reception before coming up to Pittsburgh a few weeks later to celebrate their marriage with the John’s family here in Pennsylvania! These two were so much fun to photograph and so in love! We are thankful that we got to share in both of their wedding celebrations! Congratulations John and Anna!

 

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June 20, 2014
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Jeff & Willow: Married on June 7th, 2014!

Ceremony  and Reception held at: Hyeholde Restaurant 
Catering by: Hyeholde Restaurant 
Cake By: Amanda Bold

Transportation by: First Student Charter Bus
Bride’s Dress by: Bridal Beginning

Bride’s Hair & Makeup by: Capristo Salon
F
lorist: Blumengarten

Entertainment:  Marquee Wedding Co.

Jeff and Willow had a beautiful wedding ceremony and recpetion at Hyeholde Restaurant in Coraopolis, PA.  They were surrounded by family and friends, and the brides uncle even presided over the ceremony. After an amazing photo shoot in the surrounding wooded areas, Jeff and Willow headed off to their brunch reception at the restaurant. It was a beautiful day with an even more beautiful bride! Thank you Jeff an Willow for allowing us to share in your stuffing day! Congratulations on your marriage and we wish you the best of luck as you move on as a happily married couple!

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June 11, 2014
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Brittany & Ian: Married on May 31st, 2014!

Ceremony held at: Duquesne University Chapel
Reception held at: Duquesne Power Ballroom
Catering by: Parkhurst Dining
Cake By: Pastries A-La-Carte

Transportation by: Pittsburgh Limousine 
Bride’s Dress by: Bridal Beginning

Bride’s Hair & Makeup by: Sergios Style
F
lorist:  Harold’s Flower Shop

Entertainment:  3D Sound Productions
raphy: Infinite Pose-abilities

Ian & Brittany had a delightful wedding and reception on the Duquesne University campus! After getting married in the beautiful University Chapel they headed over to the Duquesne Power Center Ballroom for a rocking reception where they danced the night away! Of course we had to sneak in another Pittsburgh classic- the North Shore for their bridal portraits!  Those two were so much fun and  so in love. We were tankful we were chosen to share in their bid day. Thank you so much Brittany & Ian. We wish you the best of luck for a long happy future!!

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June 11, 2014
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How To Choose A Wedding Photographer

This is what Tina and Matt had to say about that:

“You did a fantastic job on our friend’s wedding
and we are so excited to have you guys for ours!”
Tina and Matt Engaged!

Tina and Matt Engaged!

They are getting married in August and we hear it is going to be a big PARTY! Pittsburgh people like Tina and Matt are why we love what we do. Tina and Matt will be smiling when they see their Ovation Images wedding photography–that’s for sure!

 Ovation Images is Pittsburgh’s most-trusted wedding photography studio since 2001.

Where else can you see over 100 real Pittsburgh weddings except on our YouTube Channel?
Please also visit the Ovation Images wedding blog! And check out our high school seniors blog!

Photographer? Come join us on PhotoBurrito.com