I know that on your wedding day, you have a huge list of things to do. And I have a lot of nerve asking you to do one more! The good news is, this one can probably be delegated to your maid of honor or one of your bridesmaids.

Here’s my request: when you’re in your getting ready location, have your details ready to be photographed. Shoes, dress, jewelry – anything you want me to photograph. Ready means:

Easily accessible.

You might be in the midst of having your hair done when I arrive. “My shoes are in the gray box in the pink bag in my suitcase which is in the closet…” has been known to turn into a wild goose chase.

Tags cut off.

I do carry a scissors with me though, just in case…

Cardboard and paper removed.

Wedding dresses are often wrapped up in a large garment bag, and then stuffed full of paper. I like to get right to work photographing when I arrive, so it saves me a lot of time to have everything unwrapped and camera ready. Then I can move right on to capturing beautiful images like these. Because I love efficiency, and don’t love wasted time.

Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress Hanging in Founders Room Carnegie Museum PittsburghWedding Gown DetailRenaissance Hotel Patio SuiteWedding Ring Gold Sequin Linen Olive BranchManolo Blahnik Ribbon Rhapsody Chair Weave Gold Chiavari ChairsBridal Jewelry with White Hydrangea and Green Hanging Amaranthus

Since 2009, Christina Montemurro Photography has specialized in photographing Pittsburgh weddings. Using a photojournalistic approach, experienced photographers Christina and Pamela provide extraordinary attention to detail and customer service.

Contact Christina now to check availability for your engagement session or wedding. Christina has been rated among top Pittsburgh wedding photographers. You can read reviews that Christina’s brides and grooms have written here and here. Some of Christina’s favorite venues include the Carnegie Museum, Heinz History Center, Edgewood ClubHotel Monaco, Omni William Penn Hotel, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, PNC Park and Twelve Oaks Mansion.

Christina is also available for Bucks County weddings.