Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Meghan and Jonathan's Pittsburgh Wedding

Megan met DGM Photography by David Gerard at the bridal show at the LeMont last year.  Because Megan worked in town, she was very familiar with the urban environment and historical district of the city.  She had a specific look in mind for her wedding photos.

The “Getting Ready” pictures were taken at Megan’s parent’s home in Greenfield.  Megan’s father was so excited as he helped his daughter put on her shoes.  The limo came to pick up the bridal party.

Having done her homework, Megan provided samples of the types of photo journalistic style she was looking for and a list of “must have shots” to be taken throughout the day.  Prior to the wedding, DGM went into Pittsburgh to identify appropriate backdrops for the various photo stops.  Having done this prior to the wedding day allowed for the appropriate transition to occur between locations.   As they arrived at each stop, the bridal party was able to enjoy each site, pose for the pictures and return the reception in a timely fashion. 

From the Market District, O’Reilly Theater, Alleyways and City Park locations  - Megan, Jonathan and their bridal party had a great time having their pictures taken throughout Pittsburgh.

The bridal party arrived at the Westin William Penn to celebrate their wedding day with friends and family.  By early evening all were watching a slide show of various pictures taken throughout the day on an eight-foot screen.

Approximately 300 guests arrived to celebrate the wedding of Megan and Jonathan.  DGM Photography provided two photo booths for the reception at the Westin William Penn.   The 2 photo booths offered entertainment for the guests while the bridal party was having their pictures taken throughout Pittsburgh.

DGM Photography by David Gerard captured Megan and Jonathan’s special moments and they will treasure these memories for a lifetime.
Look for more great pictures of  Maghan and Jonathan shortly www.dgmweddingphotos.com

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


No doubt there are many wedding moments you won't want to miss. There are typical pictures of the bride, groom and their bridal parties getting dressed.  DGM Photography by David Gerard looks at the couple and what they represent.  These pictures tell the story.  For instance, in this particular wedding, the bride and groom were professional police and firefighter.  Pictures of a dress, shoes and rings are part of the story.
The best way to ensure your photographer captures the right moments for all posterity is to discuss a suggested shot list. Your photographer will know the best method to incorporate your wishes into creating memories of your wedding day. 
Some things to consider…..
  • Bride's clothes hanging on the wardrobe, on the bedpost, or over a chair
  • Shoes, rings, background of color
  • Full-length shot of bride in gown checking herself out in mirror
  • Detail of clothing, shoes, garter, something borrowed, something blue
  • Bride and groom separately making their way to the ceremony (in a limo backseat, hailing a cab, walking down the street/hall/stairs)
The photo-journalistic style of each photographer is different, but sharing your story about who you are will allow your photographer to be creative in his poses of both people and items from your day.
Share with us what makes you different.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Julie and Keith's Wedding

Julie and Keith's North Park Wedding. 9/3/11

The couple were married at a grove in North Park under a blazing Sun. Here's a sneak peak of their wedding. Stop over at http://www.dgmweddingphotos.com/ to see the whole story.

The Bride and Groom are on the Pittsburgh Police and Fire Departments.

 The Dove's needed a litlle coaxing, but finally got the message.

We needed to keep the bride coool in the 96 degree heat.

It was really nice to see Miss Lee and Mister  G form www.guarinogroup.com as the DJ's for Juile and Mike. They did an AWESOME job.