While the city’s bridges, skylines, and green parks are lovely, an indoor engagement session in Pittsburgh can be just as beautiful. Let’s be honest – the weather here is a little unpredictable to say the least. Planning an outdoor photo shoot and crossing fingers that Mother Nature delivers beautiful, sunny skies makes some people a bit nervous. For others, they simply prefer the indoors. Either way, we’ve got you covered with these indoor local hot spots that prove engagement photos don’t have to be outdoors to be awesome!
Bar or Brewery
Toast to your future together with a couple of shots (pun not intended!) at your favorite bar or brewery. Whether it’s a fancy cocktail bar serving up carefully crafted mixed drinks or a casual pub with craft beers on tap, you’ll have so much fun placing your drink orders, clinking glasses, and cheers-ing to some really original engagement photos.
Ice Cream Shop
Two scoops, please! For a engagement shoot that is oh-so-sweet, pick your favorite spot to get a frozen treat. Head to Millie’s, Klavon’s, Sarris’s, Dave and Andy’s, or another local spot, order your to-go cones or sundaes, and have fun channeling your inner child. Your photos are bound to be delicious!
Bookstore or Library
If you two are literary buffs, there’s no better place to document the start of your happily ever after than among stacks of other love stories. Whether your preferred genre is romance, true crime, self-help, or historical fiction, engagement photos at a bookstore or library are perfect for soonly-weds who always have their noses in a book. The next chapter of your lives together is bound to be a page-turner!
From the lobby to the restaurants to the guest rooms themselves, every detail of a hotel is impeccably designed by professional stylists to look absolutely amazing, which makes them excellent spots for photos. You don’t need much else to look effortlessly cool. Head to a chic spot in the city for your photo shoot, and then celebrate with an overnight stay to unwind.
Table for two! Whether it’s where you had your first date, where you head for a special night out, or even just your local burger joint, a restaurant is a great engagement session location for a couple of foodies. Indulge in your favorite dishes or order a couple drinks and sit at the bar. Either way, this is a recipe for a memorable pre-wedding photo shoot!
Love is brewing! If hitting up your local coffee shop is something you love to do together, why not snap a few pre-wedding pics while you’re at it? A coffee shop engagement session is an especially cute idea if one of your first dates was over a cup of joe. Head to your go-to spot, place an order for the usuals, and cozy on up to one another for some images that are sure to hit the spot.
Your Own Home
There’s no place like home. If you’re a little nervous in front of the camera, taking photos in the spot where you’re most comfortable – your very own home – just might be the thing to put you at ease. At home engagement sessions are incredibly meaningful, especially if that home is the first one you and your partner have shared together. You’ll be surrounded by all your favorite things, you’ll feel exactly like yourself, and we guarantee these photos will be some of your most cherished ones.
NOTE: It is strongly advised that you inquire with any location(s) in which you are interested prior to scheduling or planning your photo session. Some may have photography fees, require special permission, a waiver or contract, and/or have other rules and restrictions regarding photo sessions on their premises. You should never just show up with your photographer!