“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!
The latest to hit the blog! Check it out!
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.
Interview with the bride Bride looks back on her wedding day Maria: Why did you choose your ceremony venue? Mindi: We chose Liberty United Methodist Church because Eric grew up going to church here and also both of his brothers got married here. His mom is very...
Interview with the Bride Reflecting back to the wedding day with the bride Why did you choose your ceremony venue? We wanted to have our ceremony in the Catholic Church so we chose the church in our neighborhood, where we are members. Why did you choose your reception...
Reflecting back Photographer's notes on the day Bobby and Vittoria were amazing to work with back when we did their summer engagement session at Hartwood Acres Mansion, so I knew the wedding day would be equally as enjoyable and fun. The day was perfect and the...
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:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Gallery: Photographer's Note After having to reschedule our session together due to inclement weather, we finally lucked out with blue skies for Kelsey and Steven's Highland Park Engagement Session. The park (on the steps) is where Steven...
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Gallery: What an exciting photo shoot! When Monica contacted me regarding her idea for a Great Gatsby themed engagement shoot at her friend's bar located on Carson Street, I was ecstatic! It is a rare opportunity to have an entire Speakeasy...
PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTES... Naples Pier is one of the most requested locations for sunset beach engagement sessions for the Naples area. How can you disagree with that? Historic pier, white sandy beach, beautiful homes lining the coast, and of course the ocean itself is a...
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.
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.