If you’re looking for some out-of-the-box Pittsburgh engagement photo ideas, you’re in luck today. I’ve rounded up my top picks from those featured on Burgh Brides in 2018 and there is allllll kinds of goodness going down. From downtown and high glam to laid back and woodsy to even a few themed sessions, these shoots are sure to inspire your own!
Black Tie Engagement Session
Inspired by Sex and the City, Latitia and Jonathan’s glamorous downtown photo shoot will have any fashionista feeling some serious closet envy. The bride-to-be wore a ballgown embellished with gold sequins in a floral pattern, while her beau wore a classic black suit. It was city couture at its finest, and we have Kristi Telnov Photography to thank for what is quite possibly my favorite session of the year!
Gritty Engagement Session on the North Shore
I’m switching gears with this urban session from Oakwood Photo + Video. The casual cuteness of Linda and Anthony, coupled with the hip vibes of gritty backdrops and iconic Pittsburgh cityscapes, make this shoot a total keeper. There’s nothing better than people-focused photos. Some pretty gorgeous golden hour light isn’t too bad either.
Bookstore Engagement Session
Happy endings do exist, and this incredibly unique session from Dawn Derbyshire Photography is proof. Maggie and Chris love exploring their local Half Price Books, and what better location to document the start of their happily ever after. It’s quirky and adorable, just like I like ’em!
Sweet Outdoor Engagement Session
Mother Nature played a pretty big role in Maggie and Nate’s pre-wedding pics. The day of the shoot, she delivered incredible sunshine, blue skies, and trees in bloom. From a glistening pond to a clearing surrounded by the woods, the scenery was breathtaking. Check out these images from Kathryn Hyslop Photography and see if you don’t agree!
Summery North Shore Engagement Session
Pittsburgh looks good from just about any angle but I think the view from the North Shore definitely shows off the city’s good side. And speaking of sides, Juliana and Dan don’t appear to have a bad one either. These two cuties were all smiles in their shoot with Leeann Marie Photography. Can we just talk about the amazing colors of these pictures for a minute?!
Romantic Summer Engagement Session
Get ready for some swoon-worthiness with these images from Anna Laero Photography. Lauren and Jesse were quite the adorable pair during their Mellon Park e-shoot. The photos are a lovely mix of casual romance with flirty fun. It’s easy to see why they’re among my favorite!
At Home Engagement Session
You should feel comfortable during your engagement session, and there’s no place I feel quite like myself than in my own living room. Lindsey and Joe stayed in their own South Side loft for their shoot with Rachel Rowland Photography. The result was pure coziness with a level of intimacy that is hard to achieve at other locations. Homebodies FTW!
Airport Engagement Session
Alyssa and Nate chose a totally out-of-this-world location for their shoot with Dawn Derbyshire Photography. They hit up the Butler Regional Airport and paid homage to Nate’s budding pilot status. Buckle your seatbelt…these pictures are about to take off!
Sexy City Engagement Session
Wowza! Somebody get the hose because I need to cool off after Jacquelyn and Cody’s sexy photos! The bride-to-be chose an unconventional number for her shoot with Palermo Photography. The black lace dress is hot hot hot and the session is steamy as can be. Plus, these two look like they could be a Hollywood couple. An easy favorite!
Breathtaking Ohiopyle Engagement Session
Why doesn’t southwestern PA have more waterfalls? The world may never know. At least there is this one in Ohiopyle. It, along with some gorgeous scenery, was prominently featured in Jessie and David’s pre-wedding pics from Whitling Photography. Who knew we had such beauty in our own little corner of the world?!
Urban Rooftop Engagement Session
The Pittsburgh skyline, a jewel-toned dress, and the world’s most adorable doggo…it’s like Jeannine Bonadio Photography speaks my love language. Julie and Chad’s rooftop session was a total keeper, but Cannoli the pup really kicked things up a notch. Just wait until you see the floral collar that matched Julie’s dress. Julie and Chad aren’t too shabby either 😉
Which shoot was your favorite? Have any of these inspired your own engagement photos?