Pittsburgh is a gorgeous city for a wedding, but it’s also the perfect go-to for all of your engagement photography! There’s a little of everything in the city – whether you’re looking for something cozy or want outdoor greenery to serve as a backdrop, there’s no end to the possibilities when scouting locations for your adorable engagement shoot.
Before you head out, it’s a great idea to have a list of locations that you want to take your pictures – within just a short drive, you can have an urban landscape backdrop or be out in the countryside with the most beautiful landscape adding color and texture to your engagement pictures. Here are some of the top Pittsburgh locations for an engagement shoot!
Pittsburgh is full of landmarks and entertainment – making it perfect if you’re a sports fan and you want one of the area stadiums in your pictures or you just love the look of iconic spots around the city. The Pittsburgh Zoo is another popular place for engagement photos and the variety of exhibits give you a diverse range of settings. Looking for something extra romantic? Take your engagement photos at the location of your first date!
There’s nothing more beautiful than a city skyline in engagement photos – perfect for day or night! There are plenty of awesome vantage points throughout Pittsburgh that give you exceptional views of the city and the surrounding landscape. Head over to Station Square or the North Shore to start or check out Westend Overlook. The Overlook gives you the best of both worlds – a park setting with a city backdrop!
There’s something really beautiful about industrial or urban landscapes in pictures – from decaying (in a good way, I promise) buildings to industrial materials of steel and brick, these textures add so much visual depth to Pittsburgh engagement photos! While there are plenty of unique spots in downtown Pittsburgh, try venturing out to other neighborhoods like Oakland and the Mexican War Streets, which feature restored homes and gardens.
Pittsburgh is full of gorgeous parks – they’re located in so many neighborhoods and offer a variety of different colors and elements to pictures. If you’re craving some greenery (or gorgeous fall and winter landscapes!) in your engagement photos, take some of your pictures at Mellon Park or Phipps Conservatory.
Want to set up your Pittsburgh engagement photos? Contact me today and let’s get started!