Posts Tagged 'Best Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer'

October 07, 2015
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Heinz History Center Wedding and Reception

You could say Katie and Eric have their heads in the clouds–and you’d be right! Eric is a pilot and Katie is a flight attendant. Katie told us “as soon as I saw my sister’s wedding pictures, I knew we wanted Ovation Images for our wedding!”. Katie and Eric also chose a Pittsburgh landmark for their wedding and reception–Heinz History Center. Katie and Eric’s getting ready and First Look pictures were taken at the Westin Hotel. Pictures afterward are from the fountain under the Convention Center. We had big fun all day! Here are some highlights from Ovation Images, Pittsburgh’s source for fine wedding photography since 2001.

Buckle Up For A Wild Ride!, by OvationImages.com

Buckle Up For A Wild Ride!, by OvationImages.com

Airworthy Cuff Links!, by OvationImages.com

Airworthy Cuff Links!, by OvationImages.com

First Look at The Westin Hotel, by OvationImages.com

First Look at The Westin Hotel, by OvationImages.com

First Look, First Wedding Day Kiss, by OvationImages.com

First Look, First Wedding Day Kiss, by OvationImages.com

The Bridal Party Checks The Action, by OvationImages.com

The Bridal Party Checks The Action, by OvationImages.com

The Bridal Party Ready to Roll, by OvationImages.com

The Bridal Party Ready to Roll, by OvationImages.com

Down The Aisle With Dad, by OvationImages.com

Down The Aisle With Dad, by OvationImages.com

A Moment for the Heart, by OvationImages.com

A Moment for the Heart, by OvationImages.com

Ceremony Moment, by OvationImages.com

Ceremony Moment, by OvationImages.com

First Married Kiss, by OvationImages.com

First Married Kiss, by OvationImages.com

Friends and Family Wishes, by OvationImages.com

Friends and Family Wishes, by OvationImages.com

A Quiet Wedding Day Moment, by OvationImages.com

A Quiet Wedding Day Moment, by OvationImages.com

Bring On The Funk! by OvationImages.com

Bring On The Funk! by OvationImages.com

Historic Grand Entrance, by OvationImages.com

Historic Grand Entrance, by OvationImages.com

First Dance Wave, by OvationImages.com

First Dance Wave, by OvationImages.com

Mmmmmm....Home Made Cake, by OvationImages.com

Mmmmmm….Home Made Cake, by OvationImages.com

A Few Laughs With The Best Man, by OvaionImages.com

A Few Laughs With The Best Man, by OvaionImages.com

Raise Your Glass! by OvationImages.com

Raise Your Glass! by OvationImages.com

Open Dance Floor! by OvationImages.com

Open Dance Floor! by OvationImages.com

Party Time! by OvationImages.com

Party Time! by OvationImages.com

Eric's Dad and Sister on The Floor, by OvationImages.com

Eric’s Dad and Sister on The Floor, by OvationImages.com

Sister Has The Moves! by OvationImages.com

Sister Has The Moves! by OvationImages.com

Sisters On The Dance Floor, by OvationImages.com

Sisters On The Dance Floor, by OvationImages.com

Wedding Rings, by OvationImages.com

Wedding Rings, by OvationImages.com

Historic Pittsburgh Portrait, by OvationImages.com

Historic Pittsburgh Portrait, by OvationImages.com

A Kiss at Heinz History Center, by OvationImages.com

A Kiss at Heinz History Center, by OvationImages.com

Heinz History Center Bride and Groom, by OvationImages.com

Heinz History Center Bride and Groom, by OvationImages.com

We wish all the friendliest skies for Eric and Katie!

More wedding experience + more fun wedding ideas =
Pittsburgh’s Best Wedding Photographer–OvationImages.com!

Looking for the perfect wedding reception location? The Pittsburgh region also has many truly unique venues for your wedding and/or wedding reception. These locations create a super-special experience for you, your family and friends! 100 Venues, 100 Weddings! See a real wedding at the venue you want for your wedding at THIS LINK–all photographed by OvationImages.com, Pittsburgh’s Fine Wedding Photographer Since 2001.

Please follow Ovation Images on facebook to hear more of our couples experiences planning their weddings.

And follow Ovation Images on our blog for many exciting and unique Ovation Images wedding photo ideas!

Copyright 2001-2015 by OvationImages.com

 Ovation Images is Pittsburgh’s trusted fine 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!

July 24, 2015
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St. Barnabas Wedding & Laube Hall Reception

Carly and Chris had a day of sunshine and friends for their wedding. The ceremony was held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Brackenridge. The reception was at Laube Hall in Freeport Community Park. What a warm-hearted group of supportive family and friends. Tears of joy were often in evidence, and hugs were the common currency of the day.

Arvay Event Design did a magnificent job decorating the hall using Carly and Chris’s beach theme. Pifemaster kept the dance floor hopping and did his usual spectacular job including the best uplighting in the business. Fine food catering was delivered by Grand Affair. Carly’s dress is from Alfred Angelo. Videography by Captureyourmoments video and of course, all the photography below and much more is from Ovation Images, Pittsburgh’s Trusted Fine Wedding Photographer Since 2001.

Best Smile Wins! by OvationImages.com

Best Smile Wins! by OvationImages.com

Another Way To Tie The Knot! by OvationImages.com

Another Way To Tie The Knot! by OvationImages.com

Almost Ready, by OvationImges.com

Almost Ready, by OvationImges.com

My Bride! by OvationImages.com

My Bride! by OvationImages.com

Down The Long Aisle, by OvationImages.com

Down The Long Aisle, by OvationImages.com

Wedding Vows by OvationImages.com

Wedding Vows by OvationImages.com

St. Barnabas Wedding by OvationImages.com

St. Barnabas Wedding by OvationImages.com

Dad Plays For The Newlyweds, by OvationImages.com

Dad Plays For The Newlyweds, by OvationImages.com

All Smiles! by OvationImages.com

All Smiles! by OvationImages.com

First Kiss by OvationImages.com

First Kiss by OvationImages.com

Married at Last by OvationImages.com

Married at Last by OvationImages.com

Bubbl-icious! by OvationImages.com

Bubbl-icious! by OvationImages.com

To Us! by OvationImages.com

To Us! by OvationImages.com

Don't Let Them Kiss! by OvationImages.com

Don’t Let Them Kiss! by OvationImages.com

Grand Entrance, by OvationImages.com

Grand Entrance, by OvationImages.com

The Newlywed Game, by OvationImages.com

The Newlywed Game, by OvationImages.com

First Married Dance, by OvationImages.com

First Married Dance, by OvationImages.com

A Delicate Moment, by OvationImages.com

A Delicate Moment, by OvationImages.com

Above The Dance Floor, by OvationImages.com

Above The Dance Floor, by OvationImages.com

Footloose! by OvationImages.com

Footloose! by OvationImages.com

Father Daughter Dance, by OvationImages.com

Father Daughter Dance, by OvationImages.com

Happy Mom! by OvationImages.com

Happy Mom! by OvationImages.com

Learning The Steps, by OvationImages.com

Learning The Steps, by OvationImages.com

Married 58 Years! by OvationImages.com

Married 58 Years! by OvationImages.com

Catch The Bouquet, by OvationImages.com

Catch The Bouquet, by OvationImages.com

Lookie What I Found! by OvationImages.com

Lookie What I Found! by OvationImages.com

Let It Fly! by OvationImages.com

Let It Fly! by OvationImages.com

On The Dance Floor, by OvationImages.com

Polka On The Dance Floor, by OvationImages.com

With These Rings, by OvationImages.com

With These Rings, by OvationImages.com

Laube Hall Romance, by OvationImages.com

Laube Hall Romance, by OvationImages.com

Kiss Me Forever, by OvationImages.com

Kiss Me Forever, by OvationImages.com

The Veil of Romance, by OvationImages.com

The Veil of Romance, by OvationImages.com

All Of Us To All Of You! by OvationImages.com

All Of Us To All Of You! by OvationImages.com

See Carly and Chris’s entire wedding gallery at this link. You will be e-mailed when the gallery is available in a few weeks.

You can see Carly and Chris’s engagement pictures at THIS LINK.

Looking for the perfect wedding reception location? The Pittsburgh region also has many truly unique venues for your wedding and/or wedding reception. These locations create a super-special experience for you, your family and friends! 100 Venues, 100 Weddings! See a real wedding at the venue you want for your wedding at THIS LINK–all photographed by OvationImages.com, Pittsburgh’s Most Trusted Wedding Photographer Since 2001.

Please follow Ovation Images on facebook to hear more of our couples experiences planning their weddings.

And follow Ovation Images on our blog for many exciting and unique Ovation Images wedding photo ideas!

Want to see a complete example Ovation Images wedding? You can see an entire Ovation Images wedding gallery HERE.

Copyright 2011-2015 by OvationImages.com

 Ovation Images is Pittsburgh’s trusted fine 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 facebook page!  And check out our high school seniors blog!

July 16, 2015
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Nicole and Jay’s St. Mary Of The Mont & Grand Concourse Wedding

You might say that Nicole and Jay had a wedding with a view–all day long! Their ceremony was held at St. Mary Of The Mount, certainly Pittsburgh’s most-visible Catholic Church (and a Historic Landmark), amidst a wonderful crowd of friends and family. From there we took the Monongahela Incline down to Carson Street for pictures at the Smithfield Street Bridge. Then on to a fabulous wedding reception at Grand Concourse in Station Square. Needless to say the views of Pittsburgh were awesome at every stop–and in the case of the incline, even when not stopped!  Nicole and Jay departed the festivities in a shower of cake sprinkles (see the last pic below), wearing their wedding attire to the airport and on to their honeymoon plane! Here are highlight images from Ovation images,  Pittsburgh’s Photographer for Fine Weddings Since 2001.

Love Those Polka Dots! by OvationImages.com

Love Those Polka Dots! by OvationImages.com

Buttoning  Up Her Sister, by OvationImages.com

Buttoning Up Her Sister, by OvationImages.com

Don't Start Crying Mom! by OvationImages.com

Don’t Start Crying Mom! by OvationImages.com

Wedding Dress Shoes! by Ovation Images.com

Wedding Dress Shoes! by Ovation Images.com

The Groom and His Men Are Ready, by OvationImages.com

The Groom and His Men Are Ready, by OvationImages.com

Mom Adds A Loving Touch, by OvationImages.com

Mom Adds A Loving Touch, by OvationImages.com

The Bride Waits Her Entrance, by OvationImages.com

The Bride Waits Her Entrance, by OvationImages.com

Flowers and Rings! by OvationImages.com

Flowers and Rings! by OvationImages.com

Here Comes The Bride! by OvationImages.com

Here Comes The Bride! by OvationImages.com

The Groom Sees Her For The First Time, by OvationImages.com

The Groom Sees Her For The First Time, by OvationImages.com

Let's Get Married! by OvationImagex.com

Let’s Get Married! by OvationImagex.com

St. Mary Of The Mount Wedding, by OvationImages.com

St. Mary Of The Mount Wedding, by OvationImages.com

With This Ring, by OvationImages.com

With This Ring, by OvationImages.com

...And With This Kiss, by OvationImages.com

…And With This Kiss, by OvationImages.com

Married At Last, by OvationImages,.com

Married At Last, by OvationImages,.com

Grandview Walk, by OvationImages.com

Grandview Walk, by OvationImages.com

Wedding Party At The Incline, by OvationImages.com

Wedding Party At The Incline, by OvationImages.com

The Bride's Little Helpers, by OvationImages.com

The Bride’s Little Helpers, by OvationImages.com

Happiness Is! by OvationImages.com

Happiness Is! by OvationImages.com

A Smithfield Street Bridge Kiss, by OvationImages.com

A Smithfield Street Bridge Kiss, by OvationImages.com

Grand Concourse Grand Entrance, by OvationImages.com

Grand Concourse Grand Entrance, by OvationImages.com

Newlywed First Dance, by OvationImages.com

Newlywed First Dance, by OvationImages.com

First Dance Memories, by OvationImages.com

First Dance Memories, by OvationImages.com

Nicole Dances With Her Mom, by OvationImages.com

Nicole Dances With Her Mom, by OvationImages.com

Jay Dances With His Mom, by OvationImages.com

Jay Dances With His Mom, by OvationImages.com

First Snack As Husband and Wife, by OvationImages.com

First Snack As Husband and Wife, by OvationImages.com

Grand Concourse Wedding Reception, by OvationImages.com

Grand Concourse Wedding Reception, by OvationImages.com

Grand Fun at Grand Concourse, by OvationImages.com

Grand Fun at Grand Concourse, by OvationImages.com

Found It! by OvationImages.com

Found It! by OvationImages.com

Catch The Bouquet! by OvationImages.com

Catch The Bouquet! by OvationImages.com

Garter Grabber, by OvationImages.com

Garter Grabber, by OvationImages.com

Every Inch Above The Knee,....by OvationImages.com

Every Inch Above The Knee,….by OvationImages.com

Wedding Rings, by OvationImages.com

Wedding Rings, by OvationImages.com

Bridal Portrait, by OvationImages.com

Bridal Portrait, by OvationImages.com

A Moment For Romance, by OvationImages.com

A Moment For Romance, by OvationImages.com

Our Wedding Day, By OvationImages.com

Our Wedding Day, By OvationImages.com

Let The Cake Sprinkles Fly!, by OvationImages.com

Let The Cake Sprinkles Fly!, by OvationImages.com

 

All Our Best To  Nicole and Jay!

See Nicole and Jay’s Entire Wedding Gallery HERE. You will be e-mailed when the gallery is available in a few weeks.

You can see Nicole and Jay’s engagement pictures AT THIS LINK.

Looking for the perfect wedding reception location? The Pittsburgh region also has many truly unique venues for your wedding and/or wedding reception. These locations create a super-special experience for you, your family and friends! 100 Venues, 100 Weddings! See a real wedding at the venue you want for your wedding at THIS LINK–all photographed by OvationImages.com, Pittsburgh’s Most Trusted Wedding Photographer Since 2001.

Please follow Ovation Images on facebook to hear more of our couples experiences planning their weddings.

And follow Ovation Images on our blog for many exciting and unique Ovation Images wedding photo ideas!

Want to see a complete example Ovation Images wedding? You can see an entire Ovation Images wedding gallery HERE.

Copyright 2011-2015 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 facebook page!  And check out our high school seniors blog!

May 11, 2015
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Ali and Logan at Pittsburgh Marriott North Cranberry

Ah Spring! And Ali and Logan’s thoughts turn to….their wedding! Ali and Logan were married at St. Felix Church in Freedom ,PA on a marvelous day–May 9th. Their reception was at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in beautiful springtime Cranberry.  Here are some quick Ovation Images highlights! You can see their entire wedding gallery at this link:  Ali and Logan.   If you leave your e-mail address at that link, you will be emailed when the gallery is published. When you leave your email address, if their gallery has not yet been published, you will receive a $10 gift certificate good toward anything you want from Ali and Logan’s wedding gallery! Just Browse the gallery, tag the images you like and go to the PRODUCTS tab. Then follow the prompts.

Ali and Her Dad Enjoying A Short Stroll, by OvationImages.com

Ali and Her Dad Enjoying A Short Stroll, by OvationImages.com

St. Felix Church, Freedom, PA  by OvationImages.com

St. Felix Church, Freedom, PA by OvationImages.com

First Kiss by OvationImages.com

First Kiss by OvationImages.com

Married! by OvationImages.com

Married! by OvationImages.com

Romance In The Park, by OvationImages.com

Romance In The Park, by OvationImages.com

Good Friends!, by OvationImages.com

Good Friends!, by OvationImages.com

Grand Entrance!, by OvationImages.com

Grand Entrance!, by OvationImages.com

Barry Gets a Bonus! by OvationImages.com

Barry Gets a Bonus! by OvationImages.com

Grand Reception!, by OvationImages.com

Grand Reception!, by OvationImages.com

With This Ring, by OvationImages.com

With This Ring, by OvationImages.com

Now We Are One, by OvationImages.com

Now We Are One, by OvationImages.com

You can also see Ali and Logan’s engagement pictures at THIS LINK.

Looking for the perfect wedding reception location? The Pittsburgh region also has many truly unique venues for your wedding and/or wedding reception. These locations create a super-special experience for you, your family and friends! 100 Venues, 100 Weddings! See a real wedding at the venue you want for your wedding at THIS LINK–all photographed by OvationImages.com, Pittsburgh’s Most Trusted Wedding Photographer Since 2001.

Please follow Ovation Images on facebook to hear more of our couples experiences planning their weddings.

And follow Ovation Images on our blog for many unique Ovation Images wedding photo ideas!

Want to see a complete example Ovation Images wedding? You can see an entire Ovation Images wedding gallery HERE.

Copyright 2011-2015 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 facebook page!  And check out our high school seniors blog!

 

January 12, 2015
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Wonderful Wedding Reception Service

FOUR: This is our fourth and final posting related to the biggest wedding day decision you have to make—your reception venue selection.  Most wedding reception venues will offer a package of wedding services or a selection of packages to choose from. These are well worth the time to consider in detail on the basis of price alone. But don’t stop there.

www.OvationImages.com You're Engaged! Now What? Part 8

Some of the packaged services come bundled in such a way that your flexibility to customize your wedding becomes limited. In other cases, the bundled food and/or liquor may not fit your vision. Check the liquor service hours. Get it into the details—like “do the bars stay open during dinner?” “Can my fiance’s Aunt have a table for the Groom’s Cake she is going to bake?”, “Is there a cake cutting charge?” And so on.

The point is that the details will end up making a difference. It is impossible to list all the exception cases we have seen. But keep your antennas up for extra charges for customization that you want to do for your reception—even subtracting a service  or changing your schedule can result in extra charges. You simply cannot ask too many questions when it comes to your reception venue service package. So have your questions ready and get some sense of how flexible your venue is going to be when the inevitable changes to the plan are necessary.

The previous post in this series is HERE.

Please continue to follow Ovation Images on facebook to hear more of our couples experiences planning their weddings.

Follow Ovation Images on our blog or on facebook for many Ovation Images wedding photo ideas!

Want to see a complete Ovation Images wedding? You can see an entire Ovation Images wedding gallery HERE.

Copyright 2011-2015 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 facebook page!  And check out our high school seniors blog!

Photographer? Please join us on PhotoBurrito.com

January 11, 2015
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Wedding Reception Guest Planning: 150 of Your Closest Friends Are Coming To Dinner! They are counting on your hospitality.

www.Ovation images.com You're Engaged! Now What? Part 7 of 30

THREE: This is our third posting related to reception venue selection (and one more still to come—do you think venue selection is important?! Part One is HERE, Get Part Two HERE).  Your guest list will also help you choose your wedding reception venue. How many names are on that list? Where are they coming from?

It’s pretty clear that the facility you choose must be able to accommodate all the guests on your list. Pick a size that is a comfortable fit. At the low end, say under 100 guests, there are some lovely restaurants and B&B’s in this area with delicious banquet facilities. They will deliver a memorable wedding experience. (Slideshow time! Two of our favorites are Hyholde in Moon Township and Morning Glory Inn on the South Side). At the other extreme, with 350 guests and up, the number of venues in this region that can comfortably accommodate your wedding without using outdoor space can be listed on half of a single page.

Where are your guests coming from? If they are almost all local, then that is an ideal situation. In that case, every available reception venue option is open to you. But if one family is not from Pittsburgh and large numbers of your guests will be coming in from out of town, it’s time to look closely at a hotel for your wedding reception.

A hotel reception has so many advantages for out of town guests that the hotel option becomes nearly unbeatable. Cost (for your guests) is among the advantages, but convenience should not be overlooked—especially for the elders of the family. With a block of rooms reserved, many hotels will break out their top-drawer wedding services, providing you with suites for getting-ready and private moments, plus a set of “free” add-ons to your wedding package that can range from special desserts to extended bar service hours. This is an area where a good wedding planner will earn their keep.

An alternative to a hotel is a banquet hall or country club with shuttle service to nearby hotels. But the convenience advantage of a hotel reception is virtually lost once a shuttle service is required.

Please continue to follow Ovation Images on facebook to hear more of our couples experiences planning their weddings.

Follow Ovation Images on our blog or on facebook for many Ovation Images wedding photo ideas!

Want to see a complete Ovation Images wedding? You can see an entire Ovation Images wedding gallery HERE.

Copyright 2011-2015 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 facebook page!  And check out our high school seniors blog!

Photographer? Please join us on PhotoBurrito.com

January 10, 2015
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Wedding Ceremony and Reception Combined: Indoor? Outdoor? Ceremony and reception in the same location? Lions and Tigers and wedding vows, oh my!

www.OvationImages.com You're Engaged! Now What? Part 6

TWO: This is our second posting related to reception venue selection. (see the first one HERE). Two of the biggest questions you should ask yourself about locations and reception venues are: 1. Can I have my ceremony and reception at the same location?, and 2. Can this location or can my reception location be outdoors?

If your family has strong ties to a local church, or if you want a specific minister who only works at one church or parish, then obviously you will want to use that church. Otherwise, having your ceremony and reception at the same location has worthwhile advantages including no limousine expense and no travel time in between. Staying in one place is also a big convenience to your guests. Many country clubs have great accomodations for indoor and outdoor ceremonies, as well as beautiful reception banquet halls. If you are not tied to a specific church, give some thought to combining your locations into one.

To the North of Pittsburgh, one venue that brings together the best qualities of a combined ceremony and reception location and can accommodate weddings of almost any size, is The Chadwick (you can see a slideshow of a combined Chadwick wedding and reception HERE). To the South of Pittsburgh there is also a really impressive combined ceremony and reception location for weddings with 100 guests or fewer, Hyholde.

What about an outdoor event? The poets have referred to the great outdoors as “God’s Cathedral.” If you have ever been to an outdoor wedding under blue skies on a beautiful, sunny day, then you know how gorgeous and romantic an outdoor wedding can be. Obviously, the weather is the questionmark. But every outdoor venue will have a rain alternative—a covered area that you can use in a pinch. Equally attractive, outdoor venues are often less costly than a traditional church and reception banquet hall wedding. If it appeals to you, you should give some thought to an outdoor wedding. Here is an OvationImages.com example of how marvelous an outdoor wedding and reception in the same location can make your wedding day: http://ovationimages.com/2011/02/09/pittsburgh-wedding-and-reception-at-shady-elms-farm/

Please continue to follow Ovation Images on facebook to hear more of our couples experiences planning their weddings.

Follow Ovation Images on our blog or on facebook for many Ovation Images wedding photo ideas!

Want to see a complete Ovation Images wedding? You can see an entire Ovation Images wedding gallery HERE.

Copyright 2011-2015 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 facebook page!  And check out our high school seniors blog!

Photographer? Please join us on PhotoBurrito.com

January 09, 2015
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Fine Dining Leads To Fine Wedding Pictures! Here it is! If you follow Ovation Images, then you know that we only offer specials one time each year–at Cavanaugh’s Brideshow. This year’s special offer is extremely romantic and verrrrry tasty! Check it out…

The first 10 people to book an 8 hour or longer wedding photography package with Ovation Images at or after Cavanaugh’s Brideshow this weekend will receive a $100 gift certificate to Altius, Pittsburgh’s finest new dining experience! If there is a more romantic spot for dinner in Pittsburgh, we haven’t seen it!
Love The Ring! by OvationImages.com

Love The Ring! by OvationImages.com

Ovation Images is Pittsburgh’s most experienced and trusted wedding photographer since 2001. You will love your candid, artistic and intimate wedding pictures. Visit us in our Shadyside studio and browse our collection of thank you cards from happy couples.
Altius is Pittsburgh’s newest Mount Washington dining experience. You will be thrilled with food, service and of course, with the view! Altius screams romance! Here is a review from The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Wedding Sunset at Shady Elms Farm by OvationImages.com

Wedding Sunset at Shady Elms Farm by OvationImages.com

Please continue to follow Ovation Images on facebook to hear more of our couples experience choosing their wedding reception venue.

Follow Ovation Images on our blog or on facebook for many Ovation Images wedding photo ideas!

Want to see a complete Ovation Images wedding? You can see an entire Ovation Images wedding gallery HERE.

Copyright 2011-2015 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 facebook page!  And check out our high school seniors blog!

Photographer? Please join us on PhotoBurrito.com

January 08, 2015
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Perfect Wedding Reception Venue … Choosing your reception venue is not as hard as choosing a mate—but it might seem that way!

You're Engaged! Now What? Part 5 of The Ovation Images Series

Choosing a reception venue for your wedding is BIG. Everything other choice you make will build on your choice of wedding reception location. Things to consider: 1) Proximity to your church, 2) Reception and ceremony in one? 3) indoor or outdoor? 4) the number of guests you are expecting and where they are coming from, and 5) pricing and the total service package you want. Let’s dive in!

ONE: Proximity To Your Church. It is a hard fact that  the location of your church will limit your reception venue choices. The heart of this issue is the driving time for you and your guests after your wedding ceremony. 45 minutes is a long drive at that particular moment. The drive time will take time away from other things you may want to do like traditional pictures in front of the altar, intimate pictures with just the two of you together for the first time as husband and wife, a receiving line, or even just being able to attend your own cocktail hour! Drive time also adds to your expenses—like limousine service and anyone else who is being paid hourly.

So the first reception venue decision you have to make is “How far away from my church am I willing to drive?” — unless of course, your reception venue and your “church” are one and the same! We’ll look at that option in our next article.

Please continue to follow Ovation Images on facebook to hear more of our couples experience choosing their wedding reception venue.

Follow Ovation Images on our blog or on facebook for many Ovation Images wedding photo ideas!

Want to see a complete Ovation Images wedding? You can see an entire Ovation Images wedding gallery HERE.

Copyright 2011-2015 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 facebook page!  And check out our high school seniors blog!

Photographer? Please join us on PhotoBurrito.com

 

January 06, 2015
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Smart Romantic Wedding Planning

A good wedding planner is not free. But she saves you SO much that a good planner is worth her weight in gold. And we’re not just talking about money!

You're Engaged!

Once you’re engaged, we recommend that you talk with local wedding planners and get a sense about whether a planner would work for you. Wedding planners are the absolute experts. And like any expert, you must pay for their expertise. They will assemble the right package of services for your wedding, select the best vendors for those services, secure discounts for you on many services and make sure that your wedding day will be memorable for all the right reasons.

Best of all, a professional wedding planner can save your romance!  Face it—pricing chair covers and deciding the exact make-up of the 120 dozen cookies that you need are not the most intimate parts of your wedding! In fact, when you add up all these “little” tasks, with their associated quotes, confirmations, payments, delivery schedules and checking to see that what you paid for is what you got, the romance of the day can easily get buried in detail–and all those details come with constant daily reminders of the cost of a wedding. Don’t let planning overload make romance into the last word you think of on your wedding day. OTOH, if you have the time, are a detail person and love this kind of thing, then go for it—you probably wouldn’t want a planner involved. Otherwise, consider your wedding planning options—meet with a few planners and look closely to see if a professional wedding planner would be a good fit for your wedding.

Here at Ovation Images, one planner we think you will like is SHAYLA HAWKINS at SHAYLA HAWKINS EVENTS {SHE}
PHONE: 412.339.9122 | E-MAIL: SHAYLA@SHAYLAHAWKINSEVENTS.COM 

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Shayla Hawkins Events

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January 05, 2015
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Your Best Wedding Day Schedule

Wedding Day Scheduling Tips

You’re ENGAGED! Now what? Time to make plans! As Pittsburgh’s most-experienced and trusted 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 the many helpful Guides that are part of our total commitment to our clients.

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Want to see a complete wedding? You can see an entire Ovation Images wedding gallery HERE.

Copyright 2011-2015 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 facebook page!  And check out our high school seniors blog!

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January 03, 2015
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Wedding Budget Savings

You’re engaged! Congratulations! Already worried about the B-word ? B is for BRIDE, right?  But until that day comes, for most couples, B is for BUDGET. Here are some ideas for starting yours off right.

You're Engaged!

After you have considered your date carefully (read more about selecting your wedding date HERE), your next thought might be “I don’t want to spend more than $X”. If you want it all and can afford it all—awesome! Go for it! Otherwise, WAIT! Set your wedding day priorities first. Reception venue selection will be covered in the next four parts of this series—that’s a biggie. After  your reception venue, rank your other purchases like Ovation Images photography, DJ or Band, Videographer, food, cake, liquor, photo booth, ice sculptures, and…..your dress (why the dress is last on OUR list is explained in Part 10!).  Re-rank your list until you have it in the priority order that fits your vision of your wedding day. Then comes the hard part—keeping your priorities straight as the amount left in the budget dwindles!

At one of Ovation Images weddings last year, the bride’s family was from the old country and the groom’s family were just Pittsburgh folks. The bride wanted an exciting and fun reception for both families. So one of her top priorities was TWO bands—one to play classic old country ethnic songs in the best tradition, and another to rock the house. Her other priorities?  To her the dress was not as important as her families, and she got a relatively inexpensive gown from David’s.  She looked gorgeous.  THAT is the bride knowing her priorities and sticking to them. And her wedding day? To die for! That is what prioritization can do for you. You can see our video of how her wedding turned out here: http://ovationimages.com/2011/05/16/engagement-and-wedding-at-fox-chapel-golf-club/.

Serious about your budget? The two absolute best ways to save wedding dollars and still have the wedding of your dreams are 1) schedule your wedding on a day other than a Saturday and/or during the local wedding “off-season” (that would be winter in the northeastern USA), and 2) lovingly but firmly limit the total number of guests. No one said it would be easy. But it can be done!

Follow us on our blog or on facebook for many more Ovation Images wedding candid photo ideas!

Want to see a complete wedding? You can see an entire Ovation Images wedding gallery HERE.

Copyright 2011-2015 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 facebook page!  And check out our high school seniors blog!

Photographer? Please join us on PhotoBurrito.com