Kelly and Greg @ Downtown Pittsburgh (engagement session)

bride and groom snuggled together in front of the fountain at point state park in downtown pittsburgh

I always encourage my clients to have their engagement photos taken in a location that is meaningful to them… not just because it will help them relax in a comforting environment, but also because I believe it’s important to have a location that represents who they are. After all, these pictures aren’t just for wedding announcements… they will be treasured as these two grow old together- by them AND their kids! It’s just more special to have a picture in front of the place you walked together every Monday, than it is to have a picture in a random city park.

girl laughing while snuggling with fiancé and snuggling in front of dappled light on the library building

This bride and groom chose BELLEVUE! We started their session in the small walkable town north of the city, then headed downtown for more pictures in the city they love. Kelly and Greg chose to dress in two outfits, one for each location, and it was a great way to represent multiple sides of who they are!

The casual look was in Bellevue, their normal haunts, and they dressed it up a bit for the photos on the bridges downtown.

man and woman with foreheads together, snuggling together sweetly with hands intertwined, on an empty city street

Once we parked downtown by PNC Park, we got some pictures of them on the iconic yellow bridges… we hit the Roberto Clemente bridge just in time for golden hour, and luckily the sun was shining beautifully. I love the way these two vibe… it’s always easy to photograph people who are so comfortable together and happy to ignore the camera.

man and woman snuggle together in front of the city of pittsburgh, lit beautifully by golden hour

Afterward we walked over the bridge toward the point, to grab some sunset pictures in front of the fountain with the city backdrop. Kelly is a dancer and LOVED twirling that dress around- it was so fun to photograph!

man twirling woman in front of a tall fountain, with the pittsburgh city and bridge backdrop behind them. at sunset

And don’t forget to turn around and approach the scene a different way… that water makes for a serene, romantic backdrop for some soft silhouettes.

man and woman hold hands at sunset in front of the water, partially in silhouette

Feel free to check out lots more of my favorites from the session in the gallery below… and reach out for more information about your photo session here!



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Pamela Anticole is a Pittsburgh based newborn and family photographer. Her award winning style is thoughtful and emotional, and your client experience is both relaxed and fun!


Pamela will photograph your baptism, birthday party, anniversary, bar/bat mitzvah, or wedding in a documentary style learned as a newspaper photojournalist. It is her focus on real, natural relationships and ability to anticipate emotional candid moments that bring sensitivity to her work as a documentary photographer. Pamela is located in the Wexford area of Pittsburgh, PA and available for family photography within 45 miles of downtown Pittsburgh. She also offers photography education for parents both online and on location in person in the Pittsburgh area.