Capturing people’s stories in an authentic and creative way is what drives me to be a people photographer. I’ve always been drawn to the honest & intimate connection present when photographing a person, couple or event.
My creative passion has always been generated through shooting meaningful & imaginative imagery. I love collaborating with the people i’m shooting and I genuinely enjoy learning about their lives and listening to their shared stories in the process. I strive to create photographs that capture a vivid account of your meaningful memories, of a time in your life that you hold priceless.
Photography continues to be necessary tool in expressing myself and I can’t imagine being without that path in my life.
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Matthew Blassey Weddings
Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer
Throughout Matthew Blassey’s career as a professional wedding photographer, he has come to the understanding that there is much more to being a successful wedding photojournalist than simply taking pictures. Matthew believes wedding photography should give a complete and vivid account of your most important day rather than being a disjointed collection of memories. Matthew Blassey Photography strives to create wedding photographs that tell an artistic and visual narrative of your wedding day, not only capturing timeless expressions but vibrant emotion. Matthew’s goal is to create this story through his signature style of fusing both fashion photography and photojournalistic imagery. From these two styles, Matthew seeks out defining compositions, angles, and vibrant lighting to build a visual timeline of your day. With each new wedding, he makes a conscious decision to challenge himself and approach each scene differently to deliver a strictly unique collage of your special day. “I work hard to build strong and long-lasting relationships with my client couples; and I aim to achieve a level of connection where they no longer feel like clients ... but rather friends” - Matthew Blassey
Matthew Blassey is an experienced wedding photographer in pittsburgh who understands how how to artistically capture the wedding story of your day. From big moments to little details, Matthew gathers all of the day’s elements into a memorable visual narrative. Matthew has an experienced vision of seeing emotion and has the crafted skill to capture those moments within the blink of an eye.
Style of Wedding Photography
Matthew works unobtrusively throughout the day to not interfere with people’s real emotions that are taking place. He believes moments should not be faked or re-enacted and therefore strives to capture the real thing when the moment happens. Matthew has a very friendly presence in helping to keep the day on schedule by comfortably directing the flow of events. He takes pride in being able to identify with who you are, understands what your needs will be, and is eager to share in your interests on your special day. Matthew’s style of fashion photography can be seen in his creative wedding portraiture taken throughout the day. He has an experienced trained eye when it comes to body posing, lighting and meticulous detail in providing you with natural & beautifully stylized portraits.
Pittsburgh Wedding Photography
There are so many wonderful locations in Western Pennsylvania to have your mid day portrait photographs taken. When booking with Matthew Blassey Photography, He will discuss with you your ideas and will offer experienced suggestions in creating the best possible wedding portraits out of the location you have in mind. Once the details of your mid day portrait location are confirmed, Matthew commits to his own research in crafting creative photographs that uniquely fit the couple, bridal party and scenic destination. Matthew will also explain the flow during this part of the day in how he will capture your bridal portraits, couple portraits and bridal party portraits. Pending the time of day as well as the season, he will also offer professional insight into how the lighting of your desired location will factor into capturing the best wedding portraits possible.
Professionalism on Your Pittsburgh Wedding Day
Matthew Blassey is a seasoned veteran when it comes to dealing with time constraints, fast moving schedules and unexpected emergencies during your wedding day. Matthew takes back up equipment and full professional gear in a measure to handle any situation that may arise during your wedding day. Matthew Blassey Photography also carries general liability insurance to protect your guests as well as your venues. Your loved ones and guests should be spoken to with respect and Matthew strives to treat them as if they are his own personal friends and family. Every moment that day will be handled with the utmost professionalism and personal care.
Pittsburgh Engagement Photography
If you are interested in having an engagement photography session scheduled prior to your wedding day, Matthew Blassey Photography will collaborate with you on ideas in picking out an ideal engagement photography location that suits your personal tastes. Matthew will offer tips from hair, makeup and wardrobe to lighting and best times of day to have your engagement portraits taken. Matthew will craft together a collection of engagement photography poses and candid ideas that will not feel forced and uncomfortable but rather natural and elegant. He also strives to establish an enjoyable & social connection throughout the session that will leave you feeling as if you had been casually photographed by a personal friend.
Matthew Blassey Photography provides wedding photography and engagement photography sessions for Western Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia, Eastern Ohio including areas like Bellevue, Wexford, Monroeville, Cranberry Township, Ross Township, Robinson Township, Weirton, Moon Township, Steubenville, Slippery Rock, Butler County, Beaver County and Westmoreland County, Washington, Cecil, McDonald, and Weirton, WV.