Autumn Stankay is a celebrated portrait, wedding, and fashion photographer from the Pittsburgh region & founder of Skysight Photography studios. Autumn's work uses a dynamic blend of creative composition and innovative set design for each subject that she has the pleasure of shooting, using the art of photography to showcase an individual's unique personality and true self.
She is known for her progressive and energetic wedding photography, documenting over 400 weddings since she started her company in 2004. Working alongside her husband Bill, the SkySight wedding team provides couples with an exciting mix of modern, forward-thinking portraiture seamlessly blended with a photojournalistic style influenced by the cinematic beauty of motion pictures and timeless art.
Autumn spends much of her time in her SkySight Photography studios in Greensburg, PA, collaborating with clients and designing custom sets in the former school classrooms of the historic building where her studio resides. A typical day at the studio may find Autumn spending the morning with the proud parents of a sleeping newborn baby, the afternoon accommodating a group of 20 for a family reunion portrait leading into an evening session of innovative high fashion headshots. She frequently re-creates her studio in natural outdoor environments throughout the year, constructing one of a kind sets of antique furniture around beautiful backdrops of colored leaves and blooming flowers.
The fields of commercial, fashion and fine-art photography have allowed Autumn to travel to exotic locations throughout the world and led to collaborations with a wide array of amazing artists and entrepeuners. She has been fortunate to photograph the majestic beauty of some of the world's most visually stunning locations, including the Arctic region of Svalbard, Alaska, Iceland, Venice, Spain and Norway. In 2010, she traveled to Morocco to study with National Geographic photographer Massimo Bassano. Her creative collaborations include projects with fashion designers, architects, dancers, airliners, makeup artists, museums, chefs, wellness centers and countless other professionals in a variety of industries. Utilizing her expertise and creative vision, she has helped shape and visually define an assortment of ad campaigns, visual presentations, art installations, magazine spreads and social media/website design. Through her husband's company and studio Sunfall Records, she has collaborated with many musicians, artists, composers, film directors and actors in the music and film industries on everything from album covers to theatrical placards.
In her time away from the camera, Autumn enjoys relaxing with family and her dog Memo. She enjoys donating both her time and talent to various philanthropic causes including Flashes of Hope, The Rotary of Westmoreland, The Blackburn Center and her own personal photo projects.