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  • Hello! I’m Christina.

    Welcome! If you're looking for a wedding or portrait photographer in the Pittsburgh area, you're in the right place.

    Choosing a photographer is one of the most important decisions you'll make during your wedding planning. It's so important to find someone you can trust to capture the big and small moments of your wedding day, and someone who makes you feel comfortable and at ease.

    I'm known for being laid back and relaxed, and respect that this is your day to celebrate and enjoy. My goal is to get you beautiful images efficiently and unobtrusively so that you have lots of time for fun.

    Please look through my galleries and scroll down for recent work, and then contact me to reserve your date!

A few weeks ago on one of those warm, sunny October afternoons, I rode my bike from Washington’s Landing down to Point State Park. On the way back as I headed back to my car, I remembered that a past bride had mentioned the “stone steps at Washington’s Landing” as a potential photo location. I’d never seen the steps, so I rode up to the northernmost point of Herr’s Island to find it. It is pretty! Lots of colorful trees in October, and the curve of the staircase is very nice. This would be a great spot for an engagement session. I’m not sure about for a wedding day, because it is a little bit of a walk from the parking lot, and wedding days are so tight on time. But this is a great spot really for anything – whether for a photo shoot, or if you’re looking for a place to go for a bike ride (well, not on the steps) or a walk.

However, there is one key detail about the stone steps at Washington’s Landing. They are not actually stone. The wall is stone, but the steps are not.
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To find the steps, once you get onto Herr’s Island (via the 31st street bridge), follow the road to the end at the nothernmost point. Park and keep walking north, past the tennis courts. The stairs are all the way at the end.Washington

It only takes about 15 minutes to ride a bike from here to Point State Park. Best of all, you can do this without setting a tire on a road! Here’s a quick video overview of the ride (stone steps not shown here).

 

One of the best things – no, the best thing about my job is that I have the opportunity to witness very special, meaningful, emotional events on a regular basis. I can assure you that watching a bride and groom exchange their wedding vows, or seeing their parents looking on and wiping away tears, is not an experience that gets old. Listening to a bar mitzvah boy or bat mitzvah girl’s parents give their speeches about what their son or daughter means to them is my absolute favorite part of a bar mitzvah – there are some speeches I’ll remember forever.

From personal experience I can say that there’s no more moving, exhilarating, exciting life experience than giving birth. I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to document the birth of my good friend Pamela‘s son, Luca.

A lot of people hear “birth photography” and say “why would you want to photograph THAT?!?!” To that, I say that birth photography probably isn’t what you’re thinking! Shooting a birth is all about storytelling, detail and feelings (not something to show in science class!). And, what’s most important – why you really want a photographer – is to capture the moments after the baby is born. It is a roller coaster of emotion, joy and love at first sight.

Here are just a few images from Luca’s birth. Luca was born at The Midwife Center in the Strip District, a free standing birth center designed to support low risk women who desire an unmedicated birth without interventions.Pittsburgh Birth Photography

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Welcome to the world, Luca!

The Midwife Center

 

 

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Christina Montemurro Photography specializes in special events, including weddings and bar mitzvahs in Pittsburgh. Christina creates genuine, heartfelt, relaxed images, with extraordinary attention to detail and customer service. Contact Christina now to check availability for your engagement session, wedding, bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah.