Welcome and thank you for taking the time to view my Pittsburgh Wedding Photography! My name is Matthew, and I am a wedding and engagement photographer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
As you're learning through your search, your Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer will play an integral role in how your wedding day will be remembered. The wedding photographs you invest in are going to be one of the most tangible & treasured keepsakes you'll preserve from your wedding day. Entrusting your Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer to capture your wedding day story in its entirety is one of the most important planning decisions you’ll make. In my near decade as a wedding photographer based in Pittsburgh, I've crafted a wedding photography style that's both elegant and timeless, with a sharp, creative eye for genuine moments and vibrant expression. I have a real dedication to each & every one of my wedding couples, and I consider it a real honor to photograph each & every wedding day.
Pittsburgh Wedding Photography | Matthew Blassey
When getting to know the couple's I'm working with, I feel it's an essential first step to take time to understand the vision of their Pittsburgh Wedding Day. Throughout our planning process together, I strongly encourage open collaboration with logistics, locations & schedules so that my photography can seamlessly integrate into your wedding day. Time management throughout a fast-paced wedding day is one of my specialties, and I am happy to assist with keeping you on-point to ensure that all aspects of the wedding day photography process are met with success.
My storytelling style of wedding photography is a fusion of photojournalism and creative portraiture; with a special emphasis on not only capturing the natural you but also the authentic personalities of the people around you. In addition to style, personality is essential! Making sure you find a compatible Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer that you can gel with is crucial to achieving an overall positive wedding day experience. Feeling open & comfortable in the presence of a photographer that’s documenting you will yield amazing photographs. A skill set I’ve crafted throughout my career is my casual calm approach when coaching a bride & groom to feel relaxed In front of my camera. On your wedding day the last thing you want to feel is rushed, stiff or uncomfortably posed. I intend to be with you throughout every step of your day, photographing in such calm and non-obstructive way that it will feel like a friend taking your pictures. Capturing natural emotions and honest expressions have always been my focus. My goal on your wedding day is to make you feel as comfortable as possible in eliminating any sense of anxiety or jitters you may have in front of a camera.
Why Matthew Blassey Weddings?
In earning my BFA in photography and coming up apprenticing the best Pittsburgh wedding photographers in the region, I've learned early in my career that professionalism, organization, and reputation is just as important as creating the wedding photographs themselves. I believe strongly in open and active communication throughout your Pittsburgh Wedding Planning process as it will pave the way for a successful wedding day photography experience. Allow me the opportunity to show you how my unique style, approach, and top-notch service can provide you with a remarkable once in a lifetime experience.
I love photographing people. Its not because of the candid & documentary approach we use to capture these emotional & memorable moments, for me rather its the experience surrounding the picture. When photographing couples I tend to look at it as if we're a team, working together to create portraits, all while having fun doing it.
I've earned my BFA degree in photography from West Virginia University & I've been photography Pittsburgh Weddings since 2008. Throughout my career I've learned to excel in stressful situations & embrace any & all wedding day challenges, all while maintaining a level of calm. My intention is to capture the beauty and awesomeness of my couples and their wedding day as natural and candidly as possible...all the while cultivating the picture-taking process into being as comfortable & fun as possible.
Want to connect? Please reach out! I’m easy to contact and will get back to you quickly!
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My passion for photography began in my early twenties in college, and I haven't stopped shooting since. After earning my BFA in Photography from West Virginia University, my adventures led me down a path of studying lighting & composition with some of the best professional photographers in Pittsburgh. What continues to inspire me is the ability to capture people’s stories in a creative & genuine way, while getting to know them in the process. Capturing emotions and honest expressions are what fuels my creative soul. I take absolute pride in creating photographs that couples can connect with. My wedding photography is an intuitive fusion of photojournalism & creative portraiture. My focus has always been creating images that have a natural, elegant and editorial style while paying careful attention to lighting and decisive moments. A specialty I’ve worked hard to craft over the years in my wedding photography is taking a casual & calm approach in getting a bride & groom to open up and relax In front of my camera; avoiding anything that feels awkward & posed while coaching them through the picture taking process to look their absolute best.
Outside of photography, my wife & I are a dynamic team of raising 3 young redheads within the South Hills of Pittsburgh. I love catching up with old friends, yoga+exercise, date nights with my wife & of course my Netflix shows. When the kiddos get older, I can't wait to do more traveling with them & my camera. Exploring new places & meeting new faces continues to be a personal passion of mine.
Please feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear about the vision of your wedding day, as I think good things always come from open collaboration and exploring new perspectives.
Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Matthew Blassey
Start by contacting me with your wedding date. I’ll send you my pricing guide and we can set up a time to chat about your wedding day vision, schedule, & questions. Once you’re ready, reserve your wedding date easily by filling out & returning my wedding contract.
Throughout your planning process I’ll share with you my tips & advice on how to successfully integrate photography into your wedding day. On the day itself you can focus on enjoying every step of your wedding, knowing that your wedding photography is in trusted hands.
You’ll first get access to an online proofing gallery of your polished photos. When you’re review is complete you will receive a custom usb flash drive containing all of your wedding day photos (full resolution + watermark free) along with a print certificate granting you unlimited printing rights.
MATTHEW WAS BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS
“Matthew was by far one of the best decisions my wife and I made for our Pittsburgh wedding. Our pictures turned out beautifully, he was very flexible, fun and easy going. It was an absolute pleasure with all of the chaos that he was so calm. He gave us plenty of direction but also took our suggestions and what we wanted into account without any question. It was very important to us that we had a great photographer, and what we got was top notch.”
Nikki + Dominic
WE CANNOT RECOMMEND MATTHEW ENOUGH
“We are so happy we chose Matthew as our wedding photographer! He is professional and responsive and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. He helped us plan our timeline, showed up early on the day of, and kept things moving throughout the day. We were very adamant on wanting to get some photos out of the way before the ceremony and he went around to find the right lighting and made it happen for us! Even our videographer commented on how good his attention to detail was, so we know we picked a good one. The photos turned out beautifully and we cannot recommend Matthew enough!.”
Kaitlyn + John
HE WAS WONDERFUL
My husband and I used Matthew as our photographer for our wedding in October 2022 and he was WONDERFUL! We really wanted someone who would be able to capture our entire day while keeping us calm and relaxed and Matthew was exactly that. He was very well organized, kept constant communication leading up to the day and made sure he captured everything we asked for and then some. We couldn't be more pleased and happy with how our pictures turned out! He also did our engagement photos and they were beautiful. We would highly recommended Matthew to capture your perfect day!!
Emily + Tyler
Where are you based?
I’m based in the South Hills (Mt. Lebanon) of Pittsburgh and serve surrounding areas including Greater Pittsburgh, Washington, Upper St. Clair, Peters Twp, Cranberry Twp, Robinson Twp, Ross Twp, Wexford, Monroeville, Butler, Greensburg, West Virginia, & Beyond.
What is included in your standard package?
My wedding packages include the coverage, all of your images edited/enhanced, an online proofing gallery, a custom USB flash drive containing all of your full resolution (watermark-free images), and a print certificate granting you unlimited printing rights.
Can I customize a package to fit my needs?
Absolutely! As a wedding photographer, I understand that every couple has unique needs and preferences for their special day. I offer customizable packages to ensure that your wedding photography experience is tailored to your specific requirements.
Have you worked at my venue before?
I’ve been photographing weddings in the Greater Pittsburgh area for over 15 years, so I’ve worked at indoor/outdoor wedding venues of all sizes and layouts. For a list of my most visited venues, you can view my wedding venues page. If I haven’t worked at your venue please don’t view that as a concern. Some of my best work comes from new places and new inspiration. Having photographed everything from gardens & barns to ballrooms & museums, I can easily photograph any space to look spectacular.
How do we reserve our wedding date?
Dates are booked on a first-come, first-served basis with a signed contract. I do not require a deposit upfront. I can discuss payment timing specifics when we meet in person or during our scheduled phone call.
Will you help with the timing of our wedding day?
Yes, of course! Once your wedding day timeline is finalized, I am more than happy to review & plan my photography accordingly around the events of your day. I encourage you to email me any details in the weeks/months leading up to your wedding. I also like to have a phone call a week before the big day just to review your wedding day timeline so that we are all on the same page. My goal is to integrate photography seamlessly into your wedding day so that it feels effortless on your part.
Thanks for stopping by! Fill out the form below to tell me a little more about your Pittsburgh Wedding Day. I will get back in touch as soon as possible with my pricing & packages information. If you can't find what you're looking for, please let me know and we can discuss tailoring a custom package to suit your needs. I'm looking forward to meeting you & hearing about the vision of your day!
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