How should I shop for a Photographer? Well first you should like their photos! You


How should I shop for a Photographer?

Well first you should like their photos! You know it when you see it, Don’t second guess yourself. Second you should like them personally and their approach. Wedding photography is a mix of creative talent and personality, they go hand in hand. You are going to spend the entire day with them so do some old fashioned internet stalking!

How far in advance do you book?

1.5 years to 48 hours. Seriously. Once we booked an awesome wedding 2 days before. In all the hubbalub of life, work and wedding planning they actually forgot to hire a photographer and realized last minute. Only in Pittsburgh. (oh and it was a great wedding by the way)

Is Photography a cool job?

HELL YEAH! We get to meet awesome people all the time and create iconic images and family heirlooms that are going to be front and center in your life, on your parents mantlepiece, on your grandkids nursery wall and your best friends profile pics. At the end of the day it is a wonderful feeling to be invited to document such an important day in your life.

How many Images do you shoot each photoshoot?

About 1000. We edit that down to about 200-300 and put them up on a password protected website for you that stays up for 3 months. You will receive the high-resolution jpegs with no watermarks. Your online gallery will be ready within 6 weeks. Your friends and family can order prints quickly and easily right off the website.

What lighting do you use?

We love to creatively utilize natural light and ambient light. We never shoot straight
on with flash but instead “bounce” the light so that indoor shots at night reflect the mood lighting that you have set up. It is always great to plan your photos around “magic hour” which is 1-2 hours before sunset. Midday in the sunlight is the most difficult because of the unflattering shadows this light casts and because of the comfort level for you and your wedding party. Shooting midday in the shade is a good option. Keep these tips in mind when you are envisioning where and when you would like your group photos. We also have photographed weddings that are solely lit by candles. Our cameras have a very high ISO rating which means we can easily shoot in low-lighting situations.

Do you do posed/group/family photos?

We do believe in orchestrating some important group shots. I suggest setting aside about 30 minutes before or after the ceremony for your group shots. Our philosophy is to keep the group shots organized and fun and we work extensively with you to come up with a simple and structured photo-game plan for the big day. There is something beautiful about having all the most important people in your life together for these photos and we capture that energy and mood in a relaxed, playful and genuine way.

Tell me about your stylish photo booth

We set up a mini photo studio at your reception with professional lighting. Your guests are totally free, loose and candid. The photo booth is always a big highlight of the wedding for all your guests. We also offer on site printing or a custom designed hardcover album for you to keep. The day after your wedding we upload all your photo booth photos to our site where your guests can download the high resolution copies of their photos.

Do you offer albums?

Yes we do. The luxurious heirloom album that comes with your package is 32 sides which equates to about 80 photos. You also have the option to add more pages. Our lovely book designer sends you a PDF of the book 2 weeks after you have chosen your favorite images. Two full rounds of changes are included in the design process. Once we have your final approval your book is sent to our printing and binding people and is ready approximately 4 weeks later. 10×10 hardcover parent albums are duplicates of your heirloom album.

Head office address

4101 Chandler Hollow Road, Pittsburgh

Originally the lead & sole photographer for Lindsey Zern Photography, the growth of the business has allowed his focus to shift to filmmaking and commercial photography projects with builders and designers. Additionally, he’s always on the hunt for the latest technology or service he can offer to help his Realtor clients grow their businesses.

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