“It is true. I was made for you.”

Weddings ~You have finally found each other and are planning your life together and now is the time to plan the wedding of your dreams. I did this myself so I understand the importance of the day and all the details. I also understand how to capture those moments and details in a story of photographs that you will long treasure.

My first step is to get to know you and about your story – how you met, what you like to share together, your backgrounds and families and your engagement story.

It’s helpful to have me do your engagement photos for you so that we can all feel a lot more familiar by the time your wedding day arrives. Also by planning your engagement session with you I am able to understand your relationship better and your individual tastes so I can do a better job capturing all of that at your wedding.

I also like to hear about what you want to have captured on your wedding day and the schedule or flow of the day. I am not one to drag a bride and groom away for an hour or more photo session on their big day, but I will fit in the shots that you want most around your schedule to be sure we get everything that you need. There are some very special and beautiful settings around Pittsburgh that you may like to have yourself photographed in dressed as you never will be again and that may be worth a 30 minute diversion. It’s all your decision and I will be happy to consult with you drawing from my experience and knowledge.

I’m available for destination weddings and have wedding vendor connections in the Orlando, Fl area if you are thinking of a Sunshine State wedding. I also know of some great venues and scenic places throughout Florida, having lived and photographed there for 23 years.

Wedding Wire Melissa Shontz Photography