Best Wedding Photographers in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Wedding Photography

In 2011, I started Jorge Santiago Photography to offer unique, exceptional wedding photography in Pittsburgh. Since then, I have created images for more than 350 couples, celebrating life, community, family, and love. 

My clients have described my wedding photography style as phenomenal, genuine, cinematic, technical, artistic, efficient, and epic, and my and my team’s demeanor as professional, talented, charismatic, kind, easy to work with, sensitive, responsive and friendly.

Here are some of my best Pittsburgh wedding photos:

Prices

My wedding photography Collections start at $4800 for 2024 weddings. Contact me today to learn more about my photography packages for your Pittsburgh wedding. 

Background

At the beginning of 2011, after years of working as the darkroom manager at a photography museum, developing fine art prints, and also doing freelance photojournalism for outlets including the New York Times and Viceland, I decided to start my own Pittsburgh wedding photography studio: Jorge Santiago Photography. Within a week, I booked my first wedding. Five months later, I decided this would be my full time job. I never look back. 

Celebrating Diversity

I love the incredible diversity of Pittsburgh Weddings and photograph all celebrations, including LGBTQ+ Weddings, Catholic Weddings, Coptic Weddings, Jewish Weddings, Backyard Weddings, Non-Denominational Weddings, Garden Weddings, Self-uniting Ceremonies, Courthouse Weddings and others. I feel privileged to witness how many different kinds of couples celebrate love.

Communication

Early on I learned that information is key to successful wedding photography. I’ll ask you to share as much information as possible with me. Including your ceremony program, wedding website and particular family traditions. I’ll also do my homework, like visiting new venues and scouting locations near ceremony and reception sites. I have worked in some of the best Pittsburgh wedding venues, including Saint Paul Cathedral, Heinz Chapel, Sacred Heart Church, The Omni William Penn, Carnegie Museum, and Phipps Conservatory.

Creativity

I have spent years perfecting my wedding photography workflow to allow me to capture all the most important moments of your wedding with a creative focus. I love photographing weddings in natural lighting conditions but let’s face it, Pittsburgh is not known for its sunshine and great weather! Therefore, I bring my own lighting to create stunning results rain or shine.

For couples wondering What to ask your Pittsburgh wedding photographer? Here are some key questions:

If I have photographed at your venue before, I’d be happy to share a full gallery for you to peruse. If it’s a new venue for me, I’ll absolutely do my homework and scout the venue before the big day. Here are some of the my favorite Pittsburgh wedding venues.

Absolutely! We always bring back-up cameras, lenses, memory cards and flashes. Also, all my cameras record the images captured to two memory cards at the same time so your photos are safe.

Yes, I photograph all weddings with the amazing Elisa Cevallos. She will help me photograph the day from different angles and will also assist me in getting the perfect lighting during the portrait session. In addition to that, she makes sure all the details are in the right place.

Yes, and I’ll be happy to provide a COI (Certificate of Insurance) if your venue requires it. In addition to business liability insurance, I also carry equipment insurance.

Yes, absolutely! I think it’s a must for clients to ask their potential photographer for a full gallery in order to see their approach to the wedding day.

Yes, I offer Finao albums. These are incredible hand-made wedding albums Made in the USA. You can choose between classic and vegan leather for your book.

Yes, I offer Finao albums. These are incredible hand-made wedding albums Made in the USA. You can choose between classic and vegan leather for your book.

My contract gives me up to 8 weeks to cull and edit your photos. However, the actual timing varies depending on the time of the year. In busy months (like May, June and October), it takes me 4-5 weeks to have the gallery ready. The rest of the year the gallery is usually ready 3 weeks after the weddings.

To reserve the date, I require a 30% deposit and the signing of a contract. The remaining balance is due two weeks before the wedding date. Once you decide which one of my collections works best for you, I’ll create a personal quote online and you can review it and reserve it directly on my secure site.