Autumn Stankay is a celebrated portrait, wedding, and commercial photographer from the Pittsburgh region & founder of Skysight Photography studios. Autumn's work uses a dynamic blend of creative composition and innovative 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 recognized widely for her progressive and energetic wedding photography, documenting over 400 weddings since she started her company in 2004. Her SkySight wedding team provides couples with an exciting mix of modern & classy portraiture seamlessly blended with a photojournalistic style influenced by the cinematic beauty of motion pictures and timeless art. A typical day at the studio may find Autumn spending the morning with the proud parents of a sleeping newborn baby, then an afternoon with a local business doing headshots and product photography, then an evening session of innovative high fashion headshots. She frequently re-creates her studio outdoor as well, constructing one of a kind sets of antique furniture around beautiful backdrops of colored leaves and blooming flowers.
The field of commercial photography has allowed Autumn to work with an array of Pittsburgh companies from everything including but not limited to - architects, manufacturing, professional/medical, and more. 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. Her fine-art photography has given her to opportunity to travel to exotic locations throughout the world which have led to collaborations with a wide array of amazing artists and entrepreneurs. 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 as well as an opportunity to travel to Morocco to study with National Geographic photographer Massimo Bassano.
In her time away from the camera, Autumn enjoys time with family and friends. 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 projects - such as a photo book on cancer patients, and currently she is helping guide a few local women through the IVF process and documenting their journey. Autumn also personally coaches young photographers through the beginning stages of starting a photography business through one to one consulting.