Matthew Blassey: Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers » Matthew Blassey Photography is a professional Pittsburgh wedding photographer providing vibrant, creative and timeless photo-journalistic photography

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of camera do you use?

I shoot Nikon. I use a variety of Nikon pro prime & zoom lenses throughout the various sequences of the day to capture consistently sharp and beautiful images. I also use adobe lightroom to edit your images.

Do you bring backup gear?

Of course! I carry backup cameras, back up memory cards, backup lenses and backup batteries. I have a routine of going through an equipment checklist before I leave for every shoot.

What is it like to work with you?

I consider myself to be very patient, easy going and calm. I like to blend into your day without causing distraction and I’m always available to help direct the flow & timing of your day so that all of the important shots are captured while allowing you both to maximize your time with friends and family. You can read about my past clients’ experiences at: matthewblasseyweddings.com/category/photography-testimonials.

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How long does it take to see our pictures?

Typically I will upload your wedding day images in 4-5 weeks. The reason it takes this amount of time is because I review, edit and enhance each image from your wedding day, giving it the polished look and feel similar to the images you see on my website.

How many pictures do I get?

I currently am delivering somewhere between 650-800 wedding images for full days coverage. This number can and will fluctuate depending on the flow of the day’s events and other happenings, however that is my ballpark. Engagement sessions are in the 150-200 image range.

Will we get a print release?

Certainly. Every wedding and engagement shoot will come with a print release cd insert card.

How long have you been shooting weddings as a photographer?

Going on 7 years of professional shooting. Before that I spent several years as a 2nd shooter / assistant to various professional photographers and before that I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from West Virginia University.

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What style do you specialize in?

I like to describe my style as a blend of photojournalism + creative portraiture. I don’t like to force “cheesy poses” as i’m always aiming to create imagery that looks comfortable, elegant and natural. I try and rely on natural light as much as possible as I feel it creates a more dynamic wedding image, but when limited natural light just won’t cut it I then rely on my flashes (ex. dark reception rooms) 

What exactly is included in your packages?

My goal is to keep pricing and package selection simple. Start off by picking a package (either 8 hours or 10 hours) both which include the coverage, enhancement of all your images, a proofing gallery, and all of your high print resolution images on cd with printing rights. Then select A-la-cart add on items if necessary such as an album, engagement session or second photographer. Thats it! (also, if undecided about an album, that can always be purchased after your wedding as a separate transaction.)

Do you have backup photographers who will shoot the wedding if you’re sick?

Yes, I have professional photographer colleagues I can call upon in case of an extreme emergency.

 

If you have any further questions in terms of planning your wedding day photography please call or email. I’d love to talk with you. matthew@matthewblasseyphotography.com | 412.853.3567

 

Andrea - I am looking for more information on having a family portrait taken. Do you have any package pricing?

Thank you.

Melanie Bihler - My fiancé and I are getting married on June 2, 2018. As of now we are getting married at Holy Trinity Church in Robinson Township. We are looking for a different location (preferably in the city because we are both die hard Pittsburghers) but have not had any luck yet. Our reception will be at the Marriott Pittsburgh Airport. Josh and I did not want a hotel wedding at all because we thought it was too cookie cutter and simple… but of course we ended up with a hotel wedding! That being said, the photography is especially important to us on our big day because we do not want the typical hotel pictures. We hope to find unique areas within the venue and between the ceremony and reception to photograph. I would appreciate it if you could please send me information on the packages that you offer.

Jessica Arch - Hello! recently engaged and trying to get an idea for wedding photography. Do you have package pricing?

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