'Engagements'

May 16, 2014
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We get wonderful cards from happy couples and brides–even for our engagement photography which is included free in our 3 most popular wedding packages. Getting a card like this is a wonderful part of our work for you!  We throw ourselves heart and soul into your wedding photography because we are privileged to work with some of the greatest couples and families around–on one of the most important and wonderful days of their lives.
Thanks Dana and Sam! We love you guys too!

Thank You Means Better Wedding Photography

Thank You Means Better Wedding Photography

Dana and Sam Engaged by OvationImages.com

Dana and Sam Engaged by OvationImages.com

Dana and Sam’s engagement photography was taken near Phipps Conservatory in Oakland, Pittsburgh.

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our collection of thank-you cards from our happy couples! 412-735-4959.
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added on to any wedding photography package!

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April 24, 2014
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Engagement Smile

Tina and Matt had their engagement smiles on last week!

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

January 07, 2013
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Ben and Danielle are a cute couple with such creative ideas! We had a great time shooting a fall engagement shoot with them, and they came with great ideas for their save the dates. We loved the Penn State one, but the one with their dog was by far our favorite- we are suckers for a furry face! We can’t wait to spend their wedding day with them on August 31,2013. Congrats you two!

couple spending a quiet moment together in front of fall trees

close up of couple kissing, pittsburgh engagement photography

fall portrait of a couple head to head

couple sitting in the fall leaves

couple kissing in front of fall tress with a bright blue sky

couple kissing as fall leaves fall around them

couple sitting in the woods kissing on a rock

couple holding hands in the woods with their wedding date hanging from a rock behind them

couple with their dog in front of them with their wedding date  on a sign around the dogs neck

couple holding signs saying we are getting married, penn state engagement photography

January 05, 2013
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Mary and Eric are an adorable couple and you can’t help but smile when you are around them! They are so in love and it just shine’s through in their engagement photos! We had a lot of fun shooting their engagement session in Pittsburgh’s North Shore and cannot wait to photograph them again at their wedding on June 6, 2013. Congrats you two!!!

man and woman hugging and smiling, pittsburgh engagement photography

man and woman kissing in front of a yellow bridge near a river, woman had he one leg lifted up

couple holding hand and laughing near the river in pittsburgh pa

couple sitting near the river in pittsburgh pa with skyline in the background

woamn with her head pressed agains a mans chest with a big smile

candid photo of a woman with her face pressed to her fiancé's cheek, she is laughing with a big smile and bright red lipstick
couple kissing with woman standing in front of man and turning back to kiss her man

couple sitting on a yellow bridge in pittsburgh

couple kissing as the sun sets in front of the pittsburgh skyline

couple hugging with river in the background, lights shining on the water
couple hugging with river and Pittsburgh city skyline in the background, lights shining on the water

 

 

January 03, 2013
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Jeremy and Bethany are a cute couple with a great sense of style. We took their engagement photos in the park surrounding Phipps Conservatory and  the river walk on the North Shore. These two looked amazing for their engagement shoot and made our job easy! We can’t wait to shoot their wedding on March 23, 3013! Congrats you two!!

couple hugging in front of fall tree

couple nose to nose holding hands, engagement ring in focus

 phipps conservatory  engagement photography, couple walking down park path kissing

couple running toward camera, wooden initials in foreground, phipps conservatory

man and woman engagement photo with couple cheek to cheek in front of ivy covered wall

couple kissing in a park, black and white engagement photography

man leaning on column with grey shirt, pittsburgh engagement photography

portrait of woman wearing sparkly silver shirt and a while blazer

 

engagement portrait of couple both wearing grey and white clothes

man picking up woman and spinning her around near a river with the sun setting, pittsburgh north shore engagement photography

 

December 08, 2012
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John and Kerri are a fun couple, and we had a blast shooting their engagement session as the sun went down over the enchanting city of Pittsburgh! We took them to some of our favorite spots in the Southside, and they took us to some of theirs- like Jack’s bar  on E. Carson Street. Check out these fun photos taken after dark in the city!

couple sitting at a bar laughing

couple kissing inside a bar photo taken from outside, jacks bar in pittsburgh's south side

couple walking down a city street in pittsburgh's southside, laughing and holding hands

couple looking into each others eyes on pittsburgh bridge during sunset with with river and city behind them

couple kissing with big steel beam behind them, interesting angle, pittsburgh bridge

purple and yellow themed image of couple kissing in a doorway in an alley

couple hugging sitting on lit staircase

couple standing on lit staircase when it is completely dark outside



October 24, 2012
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Maya and Andy are a fun couple with a lot of spirit- Pittsburgh Spirit that is! This Pittsburgh couple opted to show their love for each other, and their city with a downtown Pittsburgh Engagement Session! Check out these fun photos from in and around the golden triangle!

woman sitting in between a mans legs with his arms around her shoulders and wheat grass behind them

couple walking next to the river holding hands with a yellow bridge and big boat in the background in pittsburgh pa

photo taken from behind a couple with their arms around each others waist looking out at the city of Pittsburgh

couple embracing looking at one another in front of a yellow bridge in pittsburgh pa

black and white engagement photo of a couple standing in front of a roberto Clemente statue in Pittsburgh pa

couple standing in front of the center field sign at pnc park in pittsburgh pa

couple kissing on a yellow bridge in pittsburgh pa the bridge is lit up and it is dusk

engagement photos of a couple wearing pittsburgh black and gold nike shirts

black and white photo of a couple laughing in  a candid under a spotlight in pittsburgh pa

couple kissing under a building spotlight


September 06, 2012
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The lovely couple, Tyler and Brandon, chose our deluxe engagement photography session and they got a ton of great photos over the course to two days. We had a lot of fun shooting engagement photos for these two at multiple awesome locations including: McConnell’s Mill, Shadyside, our studio, and more! One of the best parts may have been photographing the cute couple doing something they are passionate about- dirt bike racing! Brandon races dirt bikes and wanted to incorporate that into the engagement session, and boy did we jump at the opportunity- just check out how great these photos are and contact us to set up your own deluxe session!

Engagement photo of a couple hugging near the river at McConnelle's Mill, Pa.

Couple kissing silhouetted at the end of a covered bridge at McConnell's Mill in Pennsylvania.
Portrait of couple at McConnelle's mill in front of a waterfall.
Engagement photo of a couple walking down a side street starring into one another's eyes. Photo taken in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Black and white engagement photo of a couple standing in a side street kissing.
City engagement photo with a couple embracing in front of a stained glass window in Pittsburgh Pa.
Couple sitting on a city bench kissing. Engagement photography in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Couple resting their heads on one another's shoulders with their eyes closed.
Black and white photo of woman resting her head on her man's shoulder. The mans shoulder has a tattoo of an angel that represent's the woman.
Engagement portrait taken in a studio with a white background.
Woman holding out her hand in a stop motion in front of a man on a dirt bike.
Guy and girl leaning closely together on a dirt bike.
Woman leaning into a man who is on his dirt bike.
Couple staring into one another's eyes, with man on a dirt bike.
Woman kissing a man who is on his dirt bike.
Couple standing in a dirt bike with beers raised above their heads. Sign with the words finish line and their wedding date is hanging next to them.
August 23, 2012
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Alan and Amanda are a fun couple with a love for their city and and an even bigger love for one another! They will be married on May 25th, 2013, but we had a blast photographing their engagement session this summer. They chose to take photos in our studio as well as many photos at classic Pittsburgh locations, even a Pirate game! This is a great option for any couple who plans to use photos in their wedding planning, because now the couple has a wide variety of photos to chose from for save the dates, wedding announcements, invitations, their guestbook and more!

studio engagement photography

studio engagement photography

studio engagement photography

couple kissing in front of pittsburgh bridge

couple walking along river engagement photos

shadow of couple kissing

couple kissing on neighborhood street

couple kissing unter theater lights

pnc park engagement photography

sporting event wedding photography

Alan and Amanda- We would like to thank you for a fun day! We look forward to your Memorial Day weekend wedding next spring and hope you enjoy your photos as much as we enjoyed taking them!

August 19, 2012
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 Meet Nick and Marta, soon to be newlyweds! These two will be  married on September 29th, 2012 at Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Gardens. We had a great time shooting their engagement session in and around downtown Pittsburgh, and we cannot wait to celebrate  their wedding day with them! Be sure to check back soon to see photos from their wedding!

city couples portrait

man's portrait in city scene

woman portrait in front of brick wall

city engagement photography

romantic black and white engagement photography

couple starring into one another's eyes

cute engagement photography

couple in love

city engagement photography

woman kissing man on the nose

 Looking great guys! We look forward to capturing more great shots on your wedding day!

June 28, 2012
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Kelly and Michael are an awesome couple with an equally as awesome dog, Goober! We had a great day getting to know these two as they played around with their pooch. We even took a few photos for them to use as their table numbers for their June wedding at the The Grand Hall at the Priory in Pittsburgh. Be sure to check back soon to see their amazing wedding photos!

couple sitting on bench at pittsburgh engagement photography session

engagement photo with dog in tuxedo

engagement photo with dog in pittsburgh pa

portrait of bride in engagement session


urban engagement photography in pittsburgh pa



country engagement photography

cute engagement photo in black and white



engagement photo of couple walking dog in pittsburgh

god in tuxedo suit at pittsburgh engagement session

engagement photo of couple on a bench in pittsburgh pa


 

Wedding day scheduling traps you can avoid like potholes in the road.

Wedding Day Scheduling Tips

As experienced wedding photographers, we have learned that wedding day scheduling is critical to what we can deliver for you. On your wedding day, when things run late and time is pressing, the first thing to be cut will be photography—guaranteed. Here are some common wedding day time traps and what to do to avoid them.

Get your flowers delivered to where you are getting ready. If you do this, the formal photography of you and your bridesmaids can be done before your ceremony. Otherwise, that time has to be taken from the time in between the ceremony and reception. Simple thing—big impact on your schedule.

Find out when the next event is scheduled at your church. Make sure we have 30 minutes at the altar to do ALL your family and bridal party formal pictures. Putting these off until later is a bad plan because it will take longer to get everyone together later. Instead, grab them all before they leave and get your formal pictures done in that 30 minutes.

Make sure your limo is reserved long enough. So you’ve allocated two hours in between your ceremony and reception to go to the park and have some intimate fun with your paparazzi (us) in tow. Make sure the limo is reserved long enough to include all that time. If you allowed 4:30 to 6:30 for the fun, be certain that the limo isn’t going to turn into a pumpkin at 5:30.

These tips are taken from the Ovation Images  Wedding Day Timing Guide that all of our clients receive. This Guide is just one of ten helpful Guides that are part of our total commitment to our clients.

Copyright 2012 OvationImages.com, may not be reproduced in any form. These articles condense and combine all that our brides have shared with us over the years. OvationImages.com is the choice of Pittsburgh brides for elite wedding photography:  Pittsburgh Magazine Real Weddings Selection, 2012, 2012 Pick: The Knot Best of Weddings, 2012 Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice, as featured in Whirl Wedding Guide, 2012.