Why is the The Pump House at the Waterfront, Homestead a good choice for wedding photos or an engagement session?
- You can get some diverse photos here. There’s the brick Pump House building, the Monongahela river, the nearby railroad bridge, and some big steel beams and other foundry objects. It’s an interesting blend – you can get some photos with an industrial look, and others that are your more classic outdoorsy feel.
- Plenty of parking.
- The Homestead smokestacks are a short drive away.
- There are craft sales and markets here some times.
- You can only go inside the Pump House with prior permission and arrangements to have someone let you in. But if you can arrange it, the light inside is gorgeous.
Please don’t overlook what time of day your photo session will take place! Note that each photo has a not-particularly-attractive time stamp on it. Why did I put these ugly numbers all over these photos? Because time of day is critical to creating beautiful photos. And time of day is fluid depending on the time of year. For example, 6:30pm might be the perfect time of day for photos at the North Shore in May… but if you go at 6:30pm in November, it’s going to be dark. Be sure to consult a sunset calculator so you know when it will be getting dark on the day of your shoot. Better yet – ask your photographer!
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Christina Montemurro Photography specializes in Pittsburgh weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs. Using a photojournalistic approach, 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. Christina has been rated among top Pittsburgh photographers. You can read reviews by Christina’s past brides and grooms here and here.