SkySight Photography: Blog en-us (C) SkySight Photography (SkySight Photography) Tue, 29 May 2018 16:46:00 GMT Tue, 29 May 2018 16:46:00 GMT SkySight Photography: Blog 90 120 Valerie and Britton's Wedding at the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer inside the Carnegie Museum Valerie and Britton got married at St Paul's Cathedral and held their reception just a block away, at the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer, located inside the Carnegie Museum of Art & Natural History in Oakland. 

They began their day getting ready in separate suites inside the Fairmont Hotel in Pittsburgh. From there, a limo escorted them and their parties to the cathedral in Oakland. After their ceremony, we walked across the street to the Carnegie Mellon Institute building, which has amazing grand columns and stairs.

Carnegie Music Hall and the Music Hall Foyer are considered one of the grandest wedding venues in all of Pittsburgh.  It is adorned with amazing architecture and marble columns. The Founder’s Room is the very space where Andrew Carnegie once greeted his museum guests, and one of my favorite spots to grab a few images of the bride and groom in front of its golden walls and streaming window light.  The hall of architecture is truly unique with its amazing historic pieces from centuries ago.

All of these places are shown in the photos below of Val and Brit's amazing wedding day in mid April. We couldn't be more thrilled for this couple and their beautiful marriage journey that is before them. 

A special note to recognize Val and Brit's wedding planner,  Alexis Allen at Shayla Hawkins Events for making the day so perfectly designed and organized! 

Congrats Val and Brit!! 

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]]> (SkySight Photography) pennsylvania greensburg photographer pittsburgh pittsburgh wedding photographer pittsburgh wedding venue skysight photography wedding photography Sat, 12 May 2018 22:11:13 GMT
Mother's Day Sale Mother's Day Special






Mother/child (photos together only, no singles of child alone)

30 mins, 2 backdrops

includes:  session time, clothing/styling, editing, online proof album, in person proof appointment post session, and $200 order credit included.








Mother/child (photos together only, no singles of child alone)

45 mins, 3 backdrops

includes:  session time, clothing/styling, editing, online proof album, in person proof appointment post session, and $200 order credit included.







Mother/child AND child alone photos

60 mins, 3 backdrops

includes:  session time, clothing/styling, editing, online proof album, in person proof appointment post session, and $200 order credit included.



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]]> (SkySight Photography) pennsylvania greensburg photographer pittsburgh skysight photography wedding photography Thu, 05 Apr 2018 18:08:26 GMT
Elopements & Courthouse Wedding Photography Elopements, courthouse weddings, civil ceremonies in the backyard, or however you choose to exchange vows, can all be amazing events - even if only the two of you + officiant and photographer are present. I've photographed a great deal of smaller weddings in the past, and I have to say that every single one is as special as a large wedding with hundreds of guests. The marriage of two people who love each other is a beautiful thing to witness, and I love to photograph it. I've photographed some that choose to have not one person in their family aware they were exchanging I Do's (A true elopement!), and sometimes when they are aware but still the bride and groom choose to keep it an intimate affair with just their children or a best friend as witnesses. The Westmoreland County courthouse located just a few miles from our studio is an absolutely beautiful building with opportunities for photos inside and outside. The alley way streets of Greensburg make for some really fun backgrounds if you wish to extend your portrait session a little longer after your courthouse wedding ceremony ends. The Diamond at Ligonier is also a very popular public location for a midday wedding on a weekday, just get the appropriate approval needed, an officiant and marriage license... not much left but to show up and exchange rings! Pittsburgh parks, such as Point State Park or West End Overlook have also been locations I've witnessed elopements, and make for some beautiful photographs as well with the city as backdrops.  No matter what your location choice is for saying I DO to your loved one, it will certainly be a special moment if you feel it in your heart.


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To book an elopement or courthouse wedding photography package, visit our website's wedding pricing page and scroll down to the elopement package section at the bottom.

]]> (SkySight Photography) Mon, 02 Apr 2018 20:13:59 GMT
Jessica & Greg Omni William Penn wedding in downtown Pittsburgh PA Jessica and Greg had the winter wonderland wedding of any bride's dreams! There was just enough snow to feel extra special, but not too cold that we couldn't sneak outdoor for a few photos. Their venue, the Omni William Penn in downtown Pittsburgh is just the epitome of glamorous historic charm! Their day was full of friends, family, lots of love, and a celebration of dancing and laughter. Our best wishes to Jessica and Greg on a beautiful marriage in your future!

Jessica and Greg... Thank you so much for having Bill and I photograph your amazing day! We loved working with you and your family, who we have come to know so well through the weddings and events in your family we've been so honored to be a part of! Looking forward to the next Meyer wedding later this year! :) 

All our best! Cheers! 

~Autumn & Bill 

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]]> (SkySight Photography) Tue, 27 Feb 2018 22:15:58 GMT
photography convention tips for photographers  

Dear Photographers, 

Wanted to post some photography convention tips for you! 

While every season seems to be impossibly busy for those of us in the photography business, never forget to take some time to learn something new. Before wedding season is upon us and in full swing, sit down and consider what new skills you’d like to learn this year. From conferences to one-on-one workshops, there are opportunities to further your photography education around every corner! It’s always beneficial to learn new ways of doing things and remind yourself how beautiful the basics of our craft are. Whether you have new techniques to offer others, or see that one of your favorite photographers is hosting a session near you, collaborating with fellow photographers is a great way to enhance your skills.


These collaborations and workshops are great ways to spark inspiration that you would miss out on by pigeonholing yourself into the monotony of routine. Not to mention the mutual benefits that come along with being a part of an active network of artists, creatives and entrepreneurs. Get involved in both local and national communities online and in person to keep things fresh and never stop learning. One of the greatest gifts these communities provide is sharing knowledge and collaborating organically!

We do know that first getting involved can be overwhelming, so we’ve compiled some tips to help navigate your way through the workshop world.

Choosing the right event to attend

The first question to ask yourself before planning or attending a conference is “what do I want to learn?” Different events serve different purposes, from education to testing out new products. Determining exactly what you want to achieve helps you narrow down selections. The most common reasons for attending a conference include learning new techniques, professional networking and checking out new products. No matter your goals, a workshop serves as a useful and fun place for professional development.

After your main goal for attending a workshop is established, choose between small or large, local or destination, themed or general and hands-on or more informative. Big scale conventions tend to be too large to offer an intimate, hands-on approach, so opt to leave your hardware at home for these. If your goal is to learn a new technique, smaller-scale workshops are just the place to bring your camera along and practice new techniques. On the other hand, if you want to do a lot of networking and listen to the leaders of your industry, consider choosing a larger event such as Imaging USAWPPI or Photo Plus Expo. Keep in mind, however, that these events tend to be in big cities and attract a huge audience so navigation can be challenging, but the presenters tend to be the best of the best in the industry!

When you’ve made your decision and the day arrives, remember to pack comfortable shoes, a small backpack and everyday essentials – water, a portable snack, notebook and pen (or ipad with portable keyboard for taking notes!), phone charger and business cards. Chances are you’ll make a lot of connections so business cards will keep you time and convenience! As the event goes on, keep an open mind and allow your plan to change if a spot in a previously full class opens up, or you find yourself with some extra time to mingle with peers. I’d recommend pushing yourself to take a class you weren’t originally interested in, as you might just find yourself with a new perspective you never imagined you’d learn! Some of the best speakers might primarily shoot landscape, while you shoot weddings, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have nothing to learn from them. Sit in on a new speaker from a different specialty and leave your bias at the door!

Plan a workshop in your area

If you’ve mastered a skill or got your hands on a new product early and want to help others get up to speed, consider planning and hosting a workshop yourself! It doesn’t have to be the most lavish event of all time, and you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money to attract a crowd. Opt to register and promote your event online to reduce advertising costs and quickly spread awareness. Be sure to utilize social media channels to spread the word in the right groups and demographic. Create a public Facebook event to reach people you may not know directly, and encourage them to invite friends. Also consider formalizing an agreement with vendors and talent involved in planning the event to cross-promote on their social channels and with their networks as well.

When the day of the event arrives, be sure to line up plenty of help. Planning and hosting an event doesn’t always come easy, and having a reliable assistant and staff can make all the difference. Ensure you have a schedule planned out to keep things running smoothly, and always leave some wiggle room just in case things don’t go exactly as planned!

Whether you want to host or simply attend, there is no time to stop educating yourself. And what better way to improve your skills than to get involved with fellow photographers? Let’s show everyone that you CAN teach an old dog a new trick. Happy learning!


]]> (SkySight Photography) Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:56:24 GMT
Focus on the Groom  

Sometimes during the wedding day photos Grooms get lost in the shuffle, but not at SkySight Photography.

We make sure that your Groom is in the spotlight, also.

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]]> (SkySight Photography) greensburg greensburg photographer pennsylvania pittsburgh pittsburgh wedding photographer skysight photography wedding photography Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:58:38 GMT
Best of 2017: Bride & Groom  

Best of 2017: Bride & Groom


2017 was an AMAZING year for weddings! We had the opportunity to work with so many amazing couples and on top of that... photograph some gorgeous locations!!


Bridal Portraits are one of my favorite parts about weddings days -- spending time with the couple alone is so fun and it provides a time where I can capture special moments between just them.


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Whether it is capturing the Bride alone or the couple together, Bridal Portraits are truly an amazing part of the wedding day.


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]]> (SkySight Photography) bridal portraits bride greensburg greensburg photographer groom pennsylvania pittsburgh pittsburgh wedding photographer skysight photography wedding photography Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT
Timeless Portraits Timeless Portrait Mini Sessions

Timeless Portrait Sessions are simple sessions with minimal props or furniture. 

They are a time to focus on the innate beauty of each of you.


Our Timeless Portrait Sessions are the perfect time to capture the still & tender moments that sometimes go unseen both in childhood and between a Mother and Child. These photographs are meant to capture expression, therefore we highly suggest that children under three years of age get their photos taken with their mother. Children three years and older are welcome to have their photos taken either alone or with siblings. Although we may capture a few smiles, this session is focused on the quiet moments that define the beauty within. Single shots alone are highly recommended for these sessions so we can focus on that individual, but you can choose among the options below for singles and/or parent with child portraits. DSC_4190-EditDSC_4190-Edit

We are offering special packages, available on the below mini session dates only. Rates are for a limited time, and based on availability (maximum number of sessions will be accepted each date).

You can check out more details below, or contact us, about the outfits we will be providing free of charge in the sessions.

Both parents are welcome to take part, but keep in mind the style of these sessions is focused on intimate one on one relationships, single child photos, or you with your child, not necessarily a full family portrait. However that could be arranged as well if you prefer this style for a full portrait of the whole family, but the session will likely take longer therefore not fit into a mini session slot. If you're still interested or unsure if your family is a good fit for this, just feel free to call and ask about it. Each family is different and can take more or less time than others based on the age of your child, etc. DSC_2865-Edit-EditDSC_2865-Edit-Edit




Option 1.

Parent/child (together only, no singles of child alone), 20 mins, 2 backdrops $300

includes:  session time, clothing/styling, editing, online proof album, in person proof appointment post session, and $200 print or digital credit included.

Option 2.

Single child only, 20 mins, 2 backdrops  $300

includes:  session time, clothing/styling, editing, online proof album, in person proof appointment post session, and $200 print or digital credit included.

Option 3.

Two children (Single portraits taken of each child), 30 mins, 2 backdrops  $350

includes:  session time, clothing/styling, editing, online proof album, in person proof appointment post session, and $200 print or digital credit included.

Option 4.

Three children (Single portraits taken of each child), 40 mins, 2 backdrops  $400

includes:  session time, clothing/styling, editing, online proof album, in person proof appointment post session, and $200 print or digital credit included.



- Poses of siblings together, additional 15 mins to any session above - $25
- Parent/child poses together, additional 20 mins to option 2, 3, or 4 above  - $50


Professional Hair & Makeup Artist: 

Optional, must schedule in advance & subject to availability.  +$150 additional to package


Mini Session Dates:   

Feb 17th

Feb 20th 

*A third date may be added if these dates sell out.


Examples of styles & backdrops for parent-child sessions...

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Examples of styles & backdrops for single child sessions...

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It is your choice on the style that you would like me to photograph of you and/or your child. You can choose the clothing (styling provided), backdrop color/style, or leave it all up to me.




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We can provide dresses for both mom and girls (inquire for sizes), as well hats, suspenders, bowties for boys. And you are more than welcome to style your own session with personal clothing as well. Be sure to inquire about what is available, sizes, etc so you can be prepared on if you'll need to bring anything extra. For mothers, be sure to plan for proper undergarments for a strapless dress, for example. 


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A changing area and vanity are available for your use.

And a hair & makeup artist is optional by request (in advance) for an additional fee.








]]> (SkySight Photography) pennsylvania greensburg photographer mother and child pittsburgh portraits skysight photography studio portraits Thu, 25 Jan 2018 18:09:24 GMT
Some of my favorite wedding details of the last few years  

Weddings are full of a million tiny details that make a magical day. Special touches like fancy shoes, sparkling jewelry, or crystal champagne glasses are like the icing on the cake of an already amazing day (pun intended!) Here's a few of my favorite detail shots from this past wedding season, as well as a few from years prior that are still some of my greatest hits! | wedding photos Pittsburgh | wedding photos Pittsburgh PA pre-ceremony_skysight_photography (30)pre-ceremony_skysight_photography (30) Rose_Lidia_001Rose_Lidia_001

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]]> (SkySight Photography) pennsylvania greensburg greensburg photographer pittsburgh skysight photography wedding photography Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:15:00 GMT
Andrea and Robert's winter wedding at the Mansions on Fifth, Pittsburgh PA  

Andrea and Robert planned a December wedding at the Mansions on Fifth in Pittsburgh, PA and the day could not have gone smoother. The weather was brisk but absolutely beautiful with a glowing sunset, and the Mansion was decorated beautifully for the upcoming holiday season. Their suites were stocked with food and drinks as they got ready for the day just down the hall from one another.  And their guests packed the house to watch their intimate ceremony on the staircase.  Check out the story below of their amazing day at the Mansions on Fifth!  Smith_D'Alessandro_0001Smith_D'Alessandro_0001 Their florist, GreenSinner, suggested adding the sheer curtains to the gorgeous stained glass at the top of the stairway landing to add some softness to their ceremony space. 
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A crowd of nieces and nephews filled the getting ready suites with lots of love, laughter and sillyness. 

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Their ceremony was sweet and personal, and took place right on the stairway.  Smith_D'Alessandro_0602Smith_D'Alessandro_0602 Smith_D'Alessandro_0614Smith_D'Alessandro_0614 Smith_D'Alessandro_0629Smith_D'Alessandro_0629 Smith_D'Alessandro_0642Smith_D'Alessandro_0642 Smith_D'Alessandro_0645Smith_D'Alessandro_0645 Smith_D'Alessandro_0673Smith_D'Alessandro_0673 Smith_D'Alessandro_0707Smith_D'Alessandro_0707 Smith_D'Alessandro_0722Smith_D'Alessandro_0722 Cocktail hour, dinner and dancing were scattered among the main floor rooms of the Mansion, where beautifully decorated tables were scattered for guests to enjoy amazing food and drinks while warming by the fireplaces. Smith_D'Alessandro_0762Smith_D'Alessandro_0762 Smith_D'Alessandro_0767Smith_D'Alessandro_0767 Smith_D'Alessandro_0783Smith_D'Alessandro_0783 Smith_D'Alessandro_0799Smith_D'Alessandro_0799 Smith_D'Alessandro_0808Smith_D'Alessandro_0808 Smith_D'Alessandro_0819Smith_D'Alessandro_0819 Smith_D'Alessandro_0822Smith_D'Alessandro_0822 Smith_D'Alessandro_0829Smith_D'Alessandro_0829 Smith_D'Alessandro_0852Smith_D'Alessandro_0852 Smith_D'Alessandro_0872Smith_D'Alessandro_0872 Dj Sosa got the dance floor packed immediately and it didn't slow down all night!  Smith_D'Alessandro_0889Smith_D'Alessandro_0889 Smith_D'Alessandro_0892Smith_D'Alessandro_0892 Smith_D'Alessandro_0912Smith_D'Alessandro_0912 Smith_D'Alessandro_0914Smith_D'Alessandro_0914 Smith_D'Alessandro_0934Smith_D'Alessandro_0934 Smith_D'Alessandro_0939Smith_D'Alessandro_0939 Smith_D'Alessandro_0956Smith_D'Alessandro_0956 Smith_D'Alessandro_0961Smith_D'Alessandro_0961 Smith_D'Alessandro_1008Smith_D'Alessandro_1008 Smith_D'Alessandro_1012Smith_D'Alessandro_1012 Smith_D'Alessandro_1019Smith_D'Alessandro_1019 Smith_D'Alessandro_1041Smith_D'Alessandro_1041 These two were simply an absolutely joy to photograph on their very special wedding day. Their smiles and happiness were radiating from their faces all day long, an infectious feeling that spread among every guest in the venue.  Our very best wishes to the happy couple for an amazing marriage in your future! 

All our best, Autumn and Bill 

]]> (SkySight Photography) Mon, 08 Jan 2018 23:27:25 GMT
Maternity and newborn favorites of 2017 In 2017 I photographed a LOT of babies and bellies!! Here is just a few of them... I wish I could post them all. Wow... What a year its been! Thanks to all of my clients to helped to make this year seriously amazing!

Happy new year! & welcome to this world to all the new babies!

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]]> (SkySight Photography) pennsylvania greensburg maternity greensburg newborn greensburg photographer maternity photography pittsburgh pittsburgh wedding photographer skysight photography Sun, 31 Dec 2017 06:36:37 GMT
Happy Holidays from all of us at SkySight!  

Happy Holidays from SkySight Photography! 




This season has been FILLED with amazing clients & smiling faces.

Santa visited the studio!



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Here's a glimpse into our Christmas Mini Sessions.




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Thank you all for a great year!


]]> (SkySight Photography) christmas cards christmas session greensburg photographer pittsburgh pennsylvania skysight photography studio mini session Tue, 19 Dec 2017 20:05:06 GMT
Kimberly and Kelsey's intimate wedding at Eddie Merlot's in downtown Pittsburgh Kim and Kelsey had a beautifully intimate wedding in downtown Pittsburgh with their closest family this fall. Eddie Merlot's was the perfect venue for their wedding, a restaurant located just paces from the Wyndham Grand and Point State Park with a great private room.  Their cool personal style was integrated into their day, with Kim's gorgeous choice for a sage green wedding dress and Kelsey's awesome three piece navy and brown suit. They paired the colors of their flowers to match flawlessly with the sage and navy color scheme. Their wedding took place in late fall, with an early sunset time, so they opted to do a first look so we could have ample time to photograph in the daylight before their evening ceremony took place.  Inside the Wyndham, in separate hotel rooms, they dressed with just their immediate family members by their side.  Outside the hotel, in the historic Point State Park, they met to see each other for the first time.  We walked the park for photographs in the beautiful fall foliage and ended our walk just before their ceremony began in front of the fireplace at Eddie Merlot's.  Kim and Kelsey were beaming with smiles and love for each other that day, and although I had met Kim previously when I shot her sister's wedding last year, I hadn't ever met Kelsey or seen them together as a couple until this day.  I have to say what a joy it was to spend this time with them on one of the biggest days of their lives, and how much they felt like great friends I had known for a very long time by the end of the wedding day.  Congratulations to this very happy couple! 

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]]> (SkySight Photography) Sun, 17 Dec 2017 16:58:37 GMT
Kristen and Michael's October wedding at Noah's of Cranberry  


Kristen Leake and Michael Wood

October 2017 Noah's Event Venue


Kristen and Michael had an amazingly perfect October day for their wedding. The temps were perfect, the sun peeked in and out of some clouds, and there was not a drop of rain.  The leaves had just started to peak in color all around the western Pennsylvania countryside. In Cranberry twp, at Noah's Event Venue, they were busy at work setting up the ceremony space for these two to say I DO just after 3pm in the afternoon while Kristen and her bridesmaids were busy with hair, makeup, and dress details... and taking a celebratory shot and toast of mimosa's on the bed. Michael and his groomsmen were getting suited up with ties and boutonnieres at the same time, and also, taking a celebratory shot together!  Guests arrived and anxiously awaited the bridal entrance. A beautiful ceremony took place and the vows were exchanged. The new Mr and Mrs Wood rushed off for some photos in the fall leaves and nearby locations then returned for the party of their lives. Cake, toasting, singing by her grandfather, the limbo, and lots of dancing took place. They packed in every second of that night, they will certainly never ever forget.

Congratulations Kristen and Mike on a beautiful wedding, and cheers to an even more beautiful marriage. 

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For a list of some of their vendors, check out these links below! 

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1. Call to schedule BEFORE the baby arrives. Most newborn photographers like myself will work around a due date as our estimate for when the baby will arrive, and will schedule you for 1-2 weeks after that appointment. In my studio, we give all newborn sessions first priority when needing to reschedule, because babies are born early or late ALL the time, so we'll be sure to move up/back your appointment a few days, as needed.

2. As soon as the baby arrives and you're settled, shoot an email or text to your photographer to confirm the baby's birth date. This is so we can begin to plan your session accordingly for date, time (adjusted if needed).

3. It is very important to have your session completed in the first two weeks of baby's life, so that they have not lost their "fetal tuck", and do not wake up when we move them around over and over into multiple poses for the photo shoot.  In their first week their days and nights are often mixed up and will sleep heavily through the day, allowing us to do just about anything to pose them in comfortable positions even if they have no clothes on. After two weeks they tend to want to stretch out straight, wake up easier, and not a fan of being naked.

4. I use a safe small heater to keep them warm so it helps to keep them asleep throughout their session. but it can also help to give them a bath the morning of their session, which wakes them up for the hour or two prior to coming in. So when they arrive at the studio, they are ready for a hard long nap. 


5. Dress them in an easy to remove outfit, that zips up the front for example, so that undressing them upon arrival is not difficult and can be done without the baby waking up.

6. Most important is a good, full feeding prior to the session. If my client lives less than 45 mins from our studio I suggest that they feed at home as the last thing they do before leaving the house. After feeding and a good burp, go straight to the car and head over to the studio. The full belly plus car ride usually does the trick and we can jump right into the session. 


7. At my studio, I provide everything needed for your session as far as hats, props, etc. And I actually suggest using what I have since I know it will certain fit a newborn size.  Often when I see clients bring homemade hats, or store bought 0-3 month outfits, the babies are swimming in them.  A true newborn size is much smaller than most people realize. If you do have your own props, try them on at home before your session.

8. It is very important to choose a photographer that works specifically with newborns and experienced at this type of session.  It is a very specific skill to learn and know how to pose newborns, keep them safe and comfortable, and photograph them properly. 


9. If you want to incorporate siblings, we always welcome that! Just let us know in advance and factor in a little extra time to make it work.

10. Be prepared to be in some of the photos, especially your hands. Manicure, shave, whatever you personally need to do - make sure to do, and this goes for both mom and dad! You don't have to get a full makeover or a recent hair dye at the salon, but we'll definitely want to include some nice close ups of you holding your new baby, perhaps even just a close up of your baby's hand wrapped around your finger. Clothing is not important, it can be simple, basic and neutral. 


]]> (SkySight Photography) Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:53:33 GMT
Kristin and Josh Susa wedding - Point State Park and Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Kristin and Josh tied the knot at the historic Block House in Point State Park with an awesome reception in the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh!

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]]> (SkySight Photography) Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:24:13 GMT
Holiday portrait session specials 2017 The Holidays at SkySight Studio






Schedule a holiday mini session now! Our special for 2017 is a half session at a discounted price, which is just like it sounds...  A 30 minute session, as opposed to a regular full one hour session, 1-2 outfits and only on the select dates listed below while availability lasts. So be among the first to schedule to be sure you get an open slot! I've opened up MORE DATES THAN EVER this year, an entire week of available sessions! 


Holiday Session Special 


($200 off the regular price)

* Approximate 30 minute session *

* Copyright release to make your own cards/prints*

* All digitals from your session included *

* Digital download and online album *



Sessions are available

multiple times

on multiple days

throughout the month of November,

dates are booking fast....inquire for slots still open!



Here are some photos of this year's sets...


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Green is a color that is not in skin tone, therefore we can easily "pick" the green out of a photo and change it to whatever color we want, just like "green screen" used in movies. Therefore, if you have an outfit that would look great on our new velvet green couch, but its not the right color, we can adjust to match! Here are a few variations available that we can change it too very easily! 

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Need some holiday inspiration?

Check out some of our PAST CHRISTMAS SETS 

from the last five years below!








]]> (SkySight Photography) Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:39:23 GMT
2017 Fall Sessions  

2017 Fall Exclusive Sessions

Pittsburgh & Greensburg Locations this year!!!

For the 4th year in a row, I've decided to bring back the fall exclusive sessions and add some exciting new features this year. I'll be doing my furniture outdoor in the leaves as usual at Bushy Run Battlefield in Jeannette/Greensburg area, AND a bonus Pittsburgh location at the Walled Garden at Mellon Park in the Shadyside area. As always, only a small number of appointments will be scheduled and after they fill up, we'll only have a waiting list in the case of a cancellation. So be sure to call and schedule early!



    • We will have TWO dates AND locations for fall sessions this year!  Bushy Run (near Greensburg) and Mellon Park (Pittsburgh)
    • If you can not get a session on these two dates, please inquire about booking a full session on another available date in late October. We will not have the same full set described below, but still provide some furniture pieces for private sessions. 
    • Session times will be in the afternoon. As much as I would love to have sessions available in the evening to accommodate work/school schedules, the sun setting early does not allow for that so we must work around the earth's rotation! (great excuse to take a half day from work!)
    • Please arrive to your session on time & dressed in your outfit for the session (sorry no time for outfit changes) 
    • We will do our best to reschedule in the case of bad weather, by utilizing our rain dates if needed. So although I know this makes it hard to plan for, just keep in mind we'll do everything possible to make sure your session still happens before the leaves all fall but there is no guarantee if we are rained out for several days in a row. 
    • These will not be the length of a typical one hour session, but we will still be able to get a lot of fantastic images in this session. I prefer not to host "mini sessions" (a current common trend in the industry, which are a quick 15 minute session with one backdrop typically and less than 10 proofs). I want to allow for all the time needed to capture special images of your family, especially when we need that extra time for small children. However it needs to be shorter than a full regular session so that I can fit in several families per day since the time frame for leaves changing is so short. You will likely have anywhere from 25-30 proofs from this session, but of course that is subject to how the session goes with your family and could be more or less. 


    • BUSHY RUN - TUESDAY, OCT 17th (rain date Wednesday OCT 18th or 20th on if absolutely necessary, depending on forecast that week):  This year we will be doing another settee very similar to the photos you see in this blog but a little more modern and lighter in color. We feel any fall attire works well with this color scheme. I will also photograph many "simple" images without the furniture as well.  Our color scheme I am planning for the furniture is a tan (almost cream!) settee and a red chair! so feel free to play up the holiday theme if you want to, or we can skip the red chair in your session and keep to the neutrals! These sessions will take place within a small area so we will do as usual, and schedule these sessions 30 mins apart. You'll get a full session of individuals, siblings, and family shots all packed into this time frame.  

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  • WALLED GARDEN IN MELLON PARK - FRIDAY, OCT 27th (rain date 28th or 29th depending on forecast that week):  This park is located  adjacent to Shadyside near The Center for the Arts building and Bakery Square and is amazing all on its own without needing to add any furniture or props. So we'll be doing the sessions here with the amazing scenery that park has to offer us.  There are iron gates, amazing steps and stone work, old fountains, lots of trees for color and more.  

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    • ​I am excited to offer a few options for packages this year at these special rates for these dates only! 
      • Basic package $475 - includes session fee &  20 high resolution digital files and a copyright release to print
      • Deluxe package $650 - includes all above as well as a beautiful 4x6 saddle brown album with 20 pages
      • Additional digital files, prints or products can be purchased a la carte in addition 
    • Please call to reserve your time slot (724.889.3326) or email ( 
    • ​​​You can pay in full at the time of your session, cash is preferred and very much appreciated for these quick paced outdoor sessions, since credit cards must be run on my processor at the studio (dont have a mobile reader) but if you must use a credit card please contact me in advance about payment and I will arrange a way to accept it. 
    • Due to the fast paced nature of this type of day, we can only do one family per time slot. Cousins can be photographed together, however each family will be responsible for their own session fee if children are also photographed alone (ie: two time slots may be required, inquire if this is questionable). If you want to do an extended family photo with several families in one large group as well as individual family shots, you also may be required to book two time slots. Inquire for details. 
    • If both dates are bad weather we will do our best to reschedule you during the fall leaves timeframe. However, the leaves change quickly so the window of time is short, and we sadly can't control the weather (I'm still working on that invention!) 
    • A $100 cancellation fee will be applied if you cancel your time slot less than 3 days before your session. 
    • Here is my pinterest page for suggestions on clothing!  ​















]]> (SkySight Photography) Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:34:08 GMT
Urban photo shoot in Greensburg PA Downtown Greensburg is just minutes from our studio and is a great place for family, children, and senior portraits. Its a great alternative to the classic park or nature type setting if you want to try something new for your family photos this year! 


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]]> (SkySight Photography) Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:00:48 GMT
Katie and Matt wedding - First Presbyterian Church in Greensburg and DiSalvo's Station in Latrobe Katherine and Matthew (Katie and Matt!) were such a joy to photograph on their wedding day. They were both so excited to see each other as she walked down the aisle, say their vows to be married, enjoy the company of friends and family, and party the night away.  I first met Katie year's ago when I shot her and her twin sister's double-senior session when they were graduating high school.  Shortly thereafter, Katie got a job at the Greensburg pool, and met Matthew there.  The rest is history! You'll even see below, a quick 10 minute stop we made at the pool after their wedding ceremony at First Presbyterian so they can get a shot on the lifeguard stand where Katie spent those early days of their relationship! After that we made our way to the beautiful Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, to photograph their bridal party and portraits.  Then by 5pm we were off to the wedding reception at DiSalvo's Station in Latrobe, a truly unique historic train station. Their venue was a great backdrop for what was an amazing vintage inspired event. We even got lucky with a train zipping by as we photographed them on the platform! Take a look below for a summary of their beautiful wedding day!

My favorite details of the day:  The back of Katie's dress and her blue engagement ring! 

My favorite photographic moment of the day: There is a tie! First, when they exited the church and everyone threw (earth and animal friendly) "rice"! I LOVE LOVE those shots!  Then when the train flew by and her veil danced in the air for several minutes while Matt dipped her, it was a romance movie moment!! 

Congrats Mr & Mrs Thomas! 

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]]> (SkySight Photography) Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:21:51 GMT