“Take care of all of your memories. For you cannot relive them.”

– Bob Dylan


I’ve been photographing weddings full-time professionally since 2008. In that time, I’ve shot over 400 weddings from all over the country and even a few outside of the states; many of them featured on this blog.

Over the ten years, I have received over one hundred five-star reviews resulting in dozens of awards received and a hall of fame induction with The Knot Magazine. These awards I have won represent the level of service and imagery provided to hundreds of couples.

Please take a moment to grab your favorite hot cup of coffee, kick your feet up, and take a long look around. Explore images shot at your venue or relax and enjoy the emotions candidly captured throughout a past client’s wedding day.

When finished, don’t forget to reach out to say hi!

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Bobby and Rachel | Phipps Conservatory

Post Wedding Reflecting Back on the Day We were unsure of what the weather was going to be like on the day of the wedding since all week we were hearing a forecast of thunderstorms. When the day arrived and it was going to just be overcast/cloudy, I was thanking God...


A huge directory of weddings photographed in various locations over the past ten years. Each posting includes over fifty to hundred of our favorite images from each event. Included with the majority of the wedding posts are interviews with each bride as well as a list of vendors contracted by the couple.   

Bobby and Rachel | Phipps Conservatory

Post Wedding Reflecting Back on the Day We were unsure of what the weather was going to be like on the day of the wedding since all week we were hearing a forecast of thunderstorms. When the day arrived and it was going to just be overcast/cloudy, I was thanking God...

Adam and Marissa | Heinz Chapel + Shannopin CC

Post Wedding Reflection Bride looks back on the wedding day I absolutely adored this couple. Adam, Marissa, and I were laughing the entire day. We had so much fun being around each other and I was thoroughly enjoying my job as their photographer. Out of over 500...

Alex + Betsy | Andy Warhol Museum

Reflecting back Reflecting back on the wedding day The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the most unique venues I have shot a wedding at and absolutely loved it. The staff were beyond friendly and accommodating and the space was super modern and creative which was right up...



Be yourself – Start with your own personal style. Think about the clothing styles you currently have and the stores where you normally shop. Wearing clothes that look good on you will ensure meaningful photos that are true reflections of who you are as individuals.

Consider the setting of where your shoot will take place. Will it be at the park, your home, or somewhere else? Imagine your setting and the types of colors that will be there. Since the setting will end up being the background of your photos, it has a big impact on your overall look. For example, if you plan to have the shoot at a garden, wearing floral outfits might not be the best idea because you would blend in and get lost in the busy background. Ideally, you want to match but not match so much that you become the background.


Choosing a great location is one of the most important pieces of setting your photo shoot. The backdrop you select will set the stage for the entire session and will be an essential piece of every shot, pose and, ultimately, the finished product. We recommend picking a spot that’s special to you, either a spot you love, somewhere you frequent or a place that best represents your family.

Recent engagement sessions posted on the blog:

Kelly and Kyle | Point State Park Engagement Session

Reflecting back... Kelly and Kyle's Engagement Session We almost didn't go through with this session. The forecast and even the radar was showing clear skies however I was getting physical texts from people that it was raining and even hailing in and around downtown...

Scott and Courtney|Allegheny Commons Park

Reflecting back Reflecting back on the wedding day I was looking forward to working with Scott and Courtney, especially after having to reschedule their engagement session. We originally had Washington's Landing or also known as Herr's Island scheduled for our...

Coleman & Brittni | Naples Beach

PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTES... Whenever I have a chance to travel to my hometown of Naples, Florida, I take it. I love this town as it has my favorite people in it (my family). When Brittni told me she wanted her engagement session done around Thanksgiving in Naples, I was...


We truly love what we do here at Maria Angela Photography and when you love what you do, you want to shout it out to the world. Much like you do when you find that perfect person to share your life with. Well, we have opened our vocal chords up and have shouted as loud as we could and the following editors, producers, and journalists heard us loud and clear.

Published in Borrowed & Blue!

Many thanks to Tom and Christina for designing such a beautiful wedding, gorgeous enough to be published by Borrowed & Blue! Link to publication:

Featured in Two Bright Lights

We are excited to announce the first featured wedding of the year goes to our Mansions on Fifth wedding! Congrats Kelsey and Steven!   Link to publication:

Published in Belle the Magazine

We are excited to announce the publication of Jake and Brittany's Wedding from last New Year's Eve!

We have been published on The!

Congrats to Matt and LuAnn for having such a beautiful wedding, gorgeous enough for The Knot editors to snatch it up and publish it almost immediately online through their Real Weddings section! Thank you to Ivy for being such a great assistant and Marnie for her...

We’ve been published in Bridal Beauty Magazine

Many thanks to the editors at Bridal Beauty Magazine for showcasing Megan and Paul's Gatsby inspired wedding! Emerald Green, Gold, Ivory, and Black were the colors chosen for the wedding and are the key colors that are symbolic of the roaring 1920's era. We are...

Published with Inside Weddings

Truly blessed and excited to announce Rachel and Steve's downtown Pittsburgh wedding has been featured in Inside Weddings! Please feel free to view the article as well as the images and inspire off of the details that took Rachel and her twin sister, Rebecca, months...

Hayloft wedding published with The

Another Pennsylvania wedding has been featured and I am absolutely excited about it! See the feature by clicking on the link below!

Published on The

Congrats to one of our recent couples who have been published on The for their vintage historic wedding in downtown Ft. Myers, FL!

Published in The Knot Magazine!

We are so excited to announce that a past wedding of ours, shot in SW Florida, has been featured on The and in Print! We invite you to inspire off of some of the amazing and well thought out nautical details incorporated into this Yacht Club wedding....

Published in Borrowed & Blue

We are ecstatic to announce that we have been featured and published in Borrowed & Blue Weddings! The wedding itself was absolutely a blast to document and am so happy that we have the opportunity to share it with the world! The wedding was held at Paseo Country...

Wedding at the Hayloft has been published!

We are so happy to announce that the wedding we documented at the Hayloft in Rockwood, Pennsylvania has been published in Melissa Hearts Wedding! To view the featured wedding, click on the link below! Happy Viewing! Maria  ...

Published on Destination I Do

So excited to announce the publication of Tim and Marissa's featured wedding with Destination I Do! We were emailed and informed that their wedding would be a perfect fit for their blog and of course we were ecstatic! Please take a minute to read what the editors of...

Featured in Big Fat Jewish Wedding

Sometimes a wedding can be featured multiple times with various online websites or blogs so we were definitely happy to see Jeff and Laurie's destination wedding in Sanibel Island featured again! They were such an amazing couple and the wedding was so beautiful that...

Published in Belle the Magazine

We are excited to announce that Megan and Patrick's wedding has been published in Belle The Magazine!   To view the article: Happy Viewing!  

Published in 2Life!

We are so happy for Patrick and Megan as they are published and featured online with! The feature is called "Classic Elegance: A Romantic Country Club Wedding". We hope you enjoy the read as well as the images showcased! When you have a minute, please feel...


I am honored and blessed to have received over a dozen awards for my commitment, dedication, and passion within the wedding industry. I thank my clients dearly for their kind words and continued support and look forward to the years coming in providing the same quality in service and products to future couples.

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