Looking for the most awesome locations for your Pittsburgh wedding photo shoot? Or engagement photo ideas? Whether it be an engagement session or your wedding day photos, we’ve got the top spots for you! Pittsburgh wedding photographer Christina Montemurro did some serious research and put together an amazingly comprehensive little wedding planning tool to help you decide where to catch perfect wedding photographs to make awesome memories.

Best Pittsburgh wedding photo locations

She notes, “on a wedding day, time is incredibly tight. Logistics, distance and travel time are critical. You’ll be faced with questions like, if my ceremony is at St. Paul’s in Oakland, and my reception is at the Carnegie Museum, do I have time to go to the North Shore? What options are there for me in Oakland if I choose not to take the time to drive downtown?”

Not only does she have a Wedding Photo Location Guide Map – but also offers text links for Pittsburgh Photo Location Guide, as well as Pittsburgh Wedding Reception Guide and Pittsburgh Wedding Ceremony Locations.

And be sure to keep this in mind: Before you jump into the location guide map, do not overlook the second key piece here – which is when to go! As you peruse her photos, taken at each of the locations she recommends, please note that each photo has a not-particularly-attractive time stamp on it. They are there for good reason. Time of day is critical to creating beautiful photos. And time of day is fluid depending on the time of year. For example, 6:30pm might be the perfect time of day for photos at the North Shore in May… but if you go at 6:30pm in November, it’s going to be dark. Be sure to consult a sunset calculator so you know when it will be getting dark on the day of your shoot. Better yet – ask your photographer!
Thank you Christina for making these awesome wedding photo ideas and one of the best wedding planning tools we’ve seen!

Click to Christina Montemurro Photography for the Pittsburgh Wedding Photography Location Guide Map