Posts Tagged 'ovation images'

August 22, 2015
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Fun-Filled Wedding Exits

In the 500+ weddings photographed by Ovation Images, we have seen many fun and dramatic wedding exits that really added delight to the day for our brides and their guests.  Since what people remember tends to be the last event of the day, a unique and playful exit at the end of your day will be talked about and shared online by many of your guests. Here are some ideas from recent Ovation Images Brides…

Cake sprinkles! Let your guests “top off” your day and send you to your limo in a rain of tasty cake sprinkles! As you can see, everyone gets into this!

Let The Cake Sprinkles Fly!, by OvationImages.com

Let The Cake Sprinkles Fly!, by OvationImages.com

…or how about confetti launchers for every guest? Oh my!

And The Confetti Flies! by OvationImages.com

And The Confetti Flies! by OvationImages.com

Here’s a NEW idea for a nighttime exit….LED-lit confetti helicopters! Your guests shoot them in the air high above you and you exit in a blaze of falling stars! (find them cheap here: LED Helicopters at Stacksocial).

LED Helicopter Shooters for A Fun Wedding Exit, by OvationImages.com

LED Helicopter Shooters for A Fun Wedding Exit, by OvationImages.com

Sparklers are somewhat more traditional in the way of a fun night time wedding exit. You have to buy real wedding sparklers for this to work well (wedding sparklers burn for about 2 minutes).  Then someone has to organize your guests outside either making a tunnel for you to duck under as you leave or waving beautiful designs in the air all around you during a last romantic spin.

Finally, if you don’t want to lead everyone outside, consider having your DJ get everyone on the dance floor at the end for one big, fun group picture while everyone sings along to your favorite party anthem. This is always fun and always produces some great pictures for the last page of your wedding album!

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

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

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!

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

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!
Please also visit the Ovation Images facebook page!  And check out our high school seniors blog!

 

 

 

August 02, 2015
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Terri and David planned an evocative, fun and fast-paced wedding day at Heinz Chapel and Mansions on Fifth. Terri wore a stunning gown from Israeli designer Galia Lahav through Boca Raton Bridal. David was looking sharper than sharp in a gorgeous cream-color tuxedo. Their gathering of intimate family and friends made a day full of warm feelings and togetherness. Reception entertainment was provided by a Vermont-based interpretive dance team.  Delightful wedding cake was provided by Vanilla Pastry Studio. Laid-back but no less impressive DJ service was delivered by Nick Stephanovic 2ndIINone Productions.  Highlight images below are by OvationImages.com, Pittsburgh’s Fine Wedding Photographer Since 2001.

Wedding Gown by Galia Lahav and Boca Raton Bridal, OvationImages.com

Wedding Gown by Galia Lahav and Boca Raton Bridal, OvationImages.com

One Last Thing, by OvationImages.com

One Last Thing, by OvationImages.com

Almost Ready! by OvationImages.com

Almost Ready! by OvationImages.com

The Final Touches, by OvationImages.com

The Final Touches, by OvationImages.com

Ready! by OvationImages.com

Ready! by OvationImages.com

The Bride's Eyes Have It! by OvationImages.com

The Bride’s Eyes Have It! by OvationImages.com

Little Wedding Helpers, by OvationImages.com

Little Wedding Helpers, by OvationImages.com

Made It Down The Aisle! by OvationImages.com

Made It Down The Aisle! by OvationImages.com

Heinz Chapel Wedding by OvationImges.com

Heinz Chapel Wedding by OvationImages.com

First Married Kiss, by OvationImages.com

First Married Kiss, by OvationImages.com

Married at Last, by OvationImages.com

Married at Last, by OvationImages.com

Wedding Blubbles In The Air! by OvationImages.com

Wedding Bubbles In The Air! by OvationImages.com

Wedding Portrait, by OvationImages.com

Wedding Portrait, by OvationImages.com

Just Married! by OvationImages.com

Just Married! by OvationImages.com

The Bride's Handiwork At Each Table, by OvationImages.com

The Bride’s Handiwork At Each Table, by OvationImages.com

Grand Entrance at Mansions On Fifth, by OvationImages.com

Grand Entrance at Mansions On Fifth, by OvationImages.com

First Married Dance, by OvationImages.com

First Married Dance, by OvationImages.com

First Married Snack, by OvationImages.com

First Married Snack, by OvationImages.com

Matron of Honor Baby Bump! at Masinions on Fifth, by OvationImages.com

Matron of Honor Baby Bump! at Mansions on Fifth, by OvationImages.com

To Us! by OvationImages.com

To Us! by OvationImages.com

Acrobatic Entertainment, by OvationImages.com

Acrobatic Entertainment, by OvationImages.com

Interpretive Wedding Dance , by OvationImages.com

Interpretive Wedding Dance , by OvationImages.com

Mugshotz Caricature, by OvationImages.com

Mugshotz Caricature, by OvationImages.com

With This Ring, by OvationImages.com

With This Ring, by OvationImages.com

Wedding Moment, by OvationImages.com

Wedding Moment, by OvationImages.com

Terri and David Are One! by OvationImages.com

Terri and David Are One! by OvationImages.com

All Our Best To Terri and David!

See Terri and Davids’s entire wedding gallery at THIS LINK. You will be e-mailed when the gallery is available in a few weeks.

You can see Terri and David’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 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!

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 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!

June 26, 2015
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Meghana and Varun Engagement Party!

Meghana and Varun had a very special engagement party with their families and many good friends joining their celebration! Ovation Images is pleased to present the following highlight images from their big day!

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 It was a marvelous day and a perfect engagement Party!

 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!

 

 

June 25, 2015
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Amy and Alex’s Wedding at Greystone Fields, Gibsonia

The alumni of Allegheny College were out in force for Amy and Alex’s wedding. Their  ceremony was held at Holiday Park United Methodist Church which opened its arms wide to them. Following the ceremony, we spent some time on the luxurious grounds of Greystone Fields, which over the years has become a magnificent wedding and event venue (Ovation Images photographed one of the very first weddings at Greystone Fields, almost five years ago!).  The gorgeous light streaming in the windows and the extra-special staircase Grand Entrance made Greystone Fields a perfect wedding reception for Amy and Alex.

Dancing was off the charts during the reception and featured a father/daughter tap dance by Amy and her Dad! It was one very fine day indeed. as shown in these highlights from Ovation Images, Pittsburgh’s Most-Trusted Wedding Photographer Since 2001.

The Groom Gets Some Extra Help, by OvationImages.com

The Groom Gets Some Extra Help, by OvationImages.com

The Bridesmaids Are All Lined Up! by OvationImages.com

The Bridesmaids Are All Lined Up! by OvationImages.com

Here Comes The Bride! by OvationImages.com

Here Comes The Bride! by OvationImages.com

Holiday Park United Methodist Church Wedding, by OvationImages.com

Holiday Park United Methodist Church Wedding, by OvationImages.com

Romantic Wedding Ceremony, by OvationImages.com

Romantic Wedding Ceremony, by OvationImages.com

First Married Kiss! by OvationImages.com

First Married Kiss! by OvationImages.com

Married At Last! by OvationImages.com

Married At Last! by OvationImages.com

Wedding Bubbles! by OvationImages.com

Wedding Bubbles! by OvationImages.com

Bridal Party at Greystone Fields, by OvationImages.com

Bridal Party at Greystone Fields, by OvationImages.com

Quiet Wedding Moment, by OvationImages.com

Quiet Wedding Moment, by OvationImages.com

Wedding Reception Stroll, by OvationImages.com

Wedding Reception Stroll, by OvationImages.com

Grand Entrance! by OvationImages.com

Grand Entrance! by OvationImages.com

A First Dance To Remember, by OvationImages.com

A First Dance To Remember, by OvationImages.com

First Snack as Husband and Wife, by OvationImages.com

First Snack as Husband and Wife, by OvationImages.com

Best Man Toast, by OvationImages.com

Best Man Toast, by OvationImages.com

Maid of Honor Toast, by OvationImages.com

Maid of Honor Toast, by OvationImages.com

To Us! by OvationImages.com

To Us! by OvationImages.com

Father-Daughter Tap Dance, by OvationImages.com

Father-Daughter Tap Dance, by OvationImages.com

Mother-Son Dance, by OvationImages.com

Mother-Son Dance, by OvationImages.com

The Dance Floor Is Open!  by Ovation Images.com

The Dance Floor Is Open! by Ovation Images.com

Maid of Honor and Best Man On The Dance Floor, by Ovatton Images.com

Maid of Honor and Best Man On The Dance Floor, by OvationImages.com

The Bouquet Toss! by OvationImages.com

The Bouquet Toss! by OvationImages.com

 

Found It! by OvationImages.com

Found It! by OvationImages.com

Watch Out For Flying Garters! by OvationImages.com

Watch Out For Flying Garters! by OvationImages.com

Dancing The Night Away! by OvationImages.com

Dancing The Night Away! by OvationImages.com

With This Ring! by OvationImages.com

With This Ring! by OvationImages.com

All The Best To Amy and Alex! from OvationImages.cm

All The Best To Amy and Alex! from OvationImages.cm

 It was a day to be cherished forever! 

You can also see Amy and Alex’s Ovation Images 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!

 

June 08, 2015
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Ashlie and Elmo Wedding Highlight Photos

Ashlie and Elmo enjoyed a marvelous wedding day on May 30th. Their day started at their family farm and then migrated to the Hilton Doubletree Meadowwlands for their wedding reception. A short burst of rain seemed perfectly timed to not interfere with any of the day’s events. Ashlie was stunning in her flowing dress. But Elmo was no slouch in his gorgeous cream-color tuxedo! Family and friends showered Ashlie and Elmo with a blizzard of confetti as they walked down the aisle as husband and wife. It was a perfect moment in one very fine wedding day. You can see that for yourself in the highlight photos below!

Gorgeous Gown by OvationImages.com

Gorgeous Gown by OvationImages.com

Many Hands Helping! by OvationImages.com

Many Hands Helping! by OvationImages.com

The Girls Have A Laugh! by OvationImages.com

The Girls Have A Laugh! by OvationImages.com

Toasting The Lucky Groom!  by OvationImages.com

Toasting The Lucky Groom! by OvationImages.com

Stunning Bride! by OvationImages.com

Stunning Bride! by OvationImages.com

The Handsome Groom! by OvationImages.com

The Handsome Groom! by OvationImages.com

Dad Escorts His Girl, by OvationImages.com

Dad Escorts His Girl, by OvationImages.com

And The Confetti Flies! by OvationImages.com

And The Confetti Flies! by OvationImages.com

Grand Entrance! by OvationImages.com

Grand Entrance! by OvationImages.com

Some Cake Dear? by OvationImages.com

Some Cake Dear? by OvationImages.com

First Dance, by OvationImages.com

First Dance, by OvationImages.com

With This Ring! by OvationImages.com

With This Ring! by OvationImages.com

Our Love, by OvationImages.com

Our Love, by OvationImages.com

 

You can also see Ashlie  and Elmo’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!

 

 

February 01, 2015
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Bridal Show Wedding Shopping Success! The right, the wrong and the upside-down of bridal show shopping.

Bridal Show Shopping - You're Enaaged! Now What? - Part 12 of 30

Since some of your friends are probably getting engaged too, you may have attended a bridal show even before you got engaged. If so, you know the deal: A bridal show is an overwhelming rush of everything you need and don’t need for your wedding. Many local vendors are gathered together for your convenience. But stay alert: Bridal Shows are good sources of discounts–when they are not a great source of confusion!

Even a moderate-sized bridal show will present you with an amazing amount of information. The problem is that it quickly drives most people into overload—“they all seem the same”.  To get the most out of a bridal show, you have to go with a specific goal and purpose “to find a caterer”, “to meet people from dress shops to see who I like”, “to see different kinds of photography so I know what I want” and so forth. Just walking in and trying to see it all is a trap. You may see it all. But it all comes in an avalanche and you will be quickly snowed under.

When you go to the show, know your wedding date. If you are seriously shopping for wedding services, every vendor you talk with will want to start with your wedding date and work from there. Going to a show without a set date is a waste of your time and theirs.

Another point to realize is that bridal shows are a safe haven for wedding shopping. The vendors that commit to do these shows are usually the most established and experienced wedding vendors in the region. Most of them have storefronts and have been in business many years. The fact that they have been around the wedding business for a long time is a solid indicator of their reliability and professionalism–pretty important qualities in a wedding vendor!

At your next bridal show, go with a set wedding date, narrow your focus and have clear goals for what you want to get done at the show. Going to the show with the idea of  “collecting information” rarely accomplishes anything. It’s better to go with an explicit purpose in mind and checks or credit cards in hand. Sure, look everything over. But stick to your goals. And when you meet a vendor that satisfies all your criteria, go ahead and make a commitment to them. Leaving the final steps until later with follow-up calls and follow-up meetings adds confusion, wastes the start you made at the show, and drags out the process of finding good services that you need for your wedding. If you see something that works for you, buy it at the show and check it off your list. Mission accomplished!

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 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 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 30, 2015
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Wedding Photography Save Me! Photography is your wedding day parachute. Make sure it opens when you need it!

Your Wedding Photography Parachute

Expenses are piling up and you’ve already spent more than you want to. But keep this important fact in mind: Low-budget wedding photography is about as risky a decision as you will ever make. It’s extremely chancy to skimp on something that you want to enjoy for the rest of your life!  It’s like the old joke about negotiating a discount with someone to pack your parachute and then going skydiving–the money you saved won’t mean a thing if that chute doesn’t open!

Well, what should my photography cost? The Knot does an annual survey of brides to find out what they paid for “average” wedding photography. The latest survey results (2014) as published in USA Today show that average wedding photography costs $2,440. If you want above-average photography with amenities such as two photographers, more than 8 hours of coverage and/or a wedding album, then you should expect to pay more than that.

The good news is that paying more for great photography is actually cheap wedding day insurance. Guard your photography budget like a skydiver checking her chute before getting into the plane. Be certain that your parachute will get you safely on the ground. It is far better to spend more that you had planned than to look at those pictures afterward and wish you had spent more. They can never be done over again–there are no upgrades next year. Knowing that as you look at pictures you don’t like is the very definition of heartbreak. At that moment, the $1,000 you saved won’t be worth ten cents.

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 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 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 26, 2015
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Who Will You Be With On Your Wedding Day?  Who will you spend the most time with on your wedding day?  The answer might surprise you.

Your Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer is Your Constant Wedding Day Companion

Going in to your wedding day, with the possible exception of your maid of honor, the person you will spend the most time with on your wedding day is none other than….(wait for it)….your photographer! In these days when candid story-telling is the most popular form of wedding photography, your photographers might start by meeting you at your hair salon and end by joining in your circle of friends at your last dance. In order to tell your story, they can never leave your side!

The point is that it is important to actually know the person who will show up at your door. Be sure you have a  chance to get to know them before your wedding.  This is one reason that Pittsburgh’s Most Trusted Wedding Photographer, Ovation Images, always encourages couples to do an engagement session with us.

Wedding pictures that you love are personal.  How could it be otherwise?  Be certain that  you get a photographer that you WANT to have around all day long. They need to be sensitive enough to stay in the background at the right times, and diplomatic enough to make friends with your guests, while taking charge during your hectic family pictures. They need to know you well enough to know that what you’re going to want goes WAY beyond what you actually asked for. Your photographer will be your constant companion on your big day.  So be sure to pick the right person to spend your wedding day with!

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 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 Ovation Images wedding? You can see an entire Ovation Images wedding gallery HERE.

Copyright 2011-2015 by OvationImages.com

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January 24, 2015
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Fabulous Pittsburgh Wedding Churches
Use this list to locate an iconic Pittsburgh area church for your wedding. Pittsburgh has some truly striking wedding churches for you to choose from. Click on any church name below to see a real wedding photographed by OvationImages.com.

Alphabetical By Name. These are links to real Ovation Images weddings. Just click on your reception venue name.

Calvary United Methodist Church, North Shore near the Aviary (and The Airport Marriott)

Church of The Assumption in Shadyside (and Pittsburgh Athletic Association – PAA)

Heinz Chapel (and Grand Concourse in Station Square)

Heinz Chapel (and The Westin, Downtown)

Sacred Heart Parish Church in Shadyside (and Sheraton Station Square)

Spectacular St. Paul Cathedral (by OvationImages.coim)

Spectacular St. Paul Cathedral (by OvationImages.coim)

Sewickley Presbyterian Church (and The Edgeworth Club)

St. Bernard Church in Mt. Lebanon

St. Mary of The Mount (and Shady Elms Farm in Hickory, PA)

St. Mary of The Mount (and Sheraton Station Square)

St Paul Cathedral (and Grand Concourse in Station Square)

St. Paul Cathedral (and The Lexus Club at PNC Park)

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 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 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!

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January 23, 2015
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Cheap Wedding Photography Is Expensive. Do you know why high-quality professional wedding photography costs more? Because it’s worth it! Thousands of couples who got married before you decided they were willing to pay more to ensure better results. And it turns out, they were right!

Why is that true? It’s true because you end up looking at your wedding pictures hundreds if not thousands of times–for many years afterward! Anything you don’t like or that you think may be missing will grind on your mind until you don’t want to look at your wedding pictures again.

Bottom line? Wedding photography is not like chair covers–or even catering! If you decide that don’t like the chair covers–no problem, because you never have to look at them again. If you don’t like the food that your caterer serves at your wedding, well you never have to taste it again. But those wedding pictures stay with you day after day, year after year–forever!

Many professional wedding planners will tell you that wedding photography is not actually a wedding “expense”. They regard it a a lifetime investment, and they often suggest you budget for your photography like an investment that you expect to pay off for years to come.

Sure you have a budget. But don’t use it like a club to scare away all the higher-quality, most-experienced wedding photographers. Be gentle and flexible when you meet with them and you will most likely be met with the same in return.

Good photographers love their clients and their work. In fact, that love is what makes their photography good! When you are choosing a photographer, focus on finding the love–and be prepared to adjust your budget. Wouldn’t you rather spend more than you had planned now to avoid that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach later EVERY TIME that you look through your wedding pictures? “Later” is too late to change it–and too late to figure out that you under-budgeted your wedding photography.

 engraved cake server and knife, wedding details, pittsburgh wedding photography

“Cake, dear?” by OvationImages.com

Final Word: Invest Your Time Too! — Schedule Your Day Wisely. Your wedding photography will be better the more time you allocate to it. Likewise, it will be worse the less time you allocate to it. If you are not seeing each other before your ceremony, then you need at least 2 hours in between your ceremony and reception. No ifs, ands or “but our guests are waiting!” If they love you, they will be glad to wait–they know that this time is the only time you have to create pictures that you will share with your children’s children!  It starts to sound pretty worthwhile when you put it like that, huh? After you have made the money decision, be certain you have also allowed more than adequate time for your photography.
groom removing the brides garter, bridesmaids in the background cheering, willow room wedding photography

“Found it!” by OvationImages.com

 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 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 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!

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January 20, 2015
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Best Pittsburgh Outdoor Farm Weddings
Unique wedding photography at the Pittsburgh region’s best farm, barn and outdoor wedding venues. Use this list to locate an exciting outdoor wedding and/or wedding reception location. Click on any wedding venue name below to see a real wedding photographed by OvationImages.com…

Alphabetical By Name. These are links to real Ovation Images weddings. Just click on your reception venue name.

Hyholde, Moon Township (superb outdoor wedding, indoor restaurant-style reception)

Lake Chautauqua, New York (at Chatauqua Institute) (a totally unique outdoor setting!)

Lingrow Farm (Juli and Kris)

Lingrow Farm (Jamie and Bennie)
In God's Cathedral at Shady Elms Farm, by OvationImages.com

In God’s Cathedral at Shady Elms Farm, by OvationImages.com

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, Wheeling WV Area (outdoor wedding, sheltered reception)
Phipps Outdoor Gardens, Oakland (outdoor wedding, outdoor reception)
Robin Hill Park, Moon Township (outdoor wedding, indoor reception)
Shady Elms Farm, Hickory, PA (and St. Mary Of The Mount)

The Pittsburgh region is so scenic that an outdoor wedding is overwhelmingly beautiful. These locations create a super-special experience for you, your family and friends! Click on any of the distinctive outdoor wedding venue names above to see a real wedding photographed by OvationImages.com!

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 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 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