PHOTOGRAPHY APPROACH

Genuine. Low-key. Focused.

My photography approach in three words: Genuine. Low-key. Focused. I offer just enough gentle guidance to be sure that you look like a relaxed, happy, gorgeous YOU. Time’s short on your wedding day, so I’ll help you get the photos you want efficiently. That gives you more time with the people who count the most!

+ Kind Words

Leigh & Scott

“Christina was a phenomenal photographer and was able to not only capture our wedding perfectly, but also our relationship. First of all, we LOVED working with her as she was easy going and really made us feel relaxed the first time we met her. We took wedding pictures before the ceremony, which was absolutely the best idea and not one I would have thought of without Christina bringing it up as a possibility. The photographs turned out amazing and our family and friends love them, as well as the wedding albums which look incredible. Christina was integral in helping us capture our wedding day and we are so pleased with the photographs. We would not have done a thing differently and we are definitely recommending her to friends and family with upcoming weddings!”

Christie & Jon

“Amazing!!! Choosing Christina as my photographer was one of the best decisions I made! Pictures were my number one priority and I would recommend Christina to every bride! After meeting her and seeing how down to earth and easy to be around she was I knew right away I wanted her to be our photographer. She asked us questions and I felt like it was important to her to get to know us. I can be picky (gasp) and I loved our pictures as they are exactly what I wanted, actually they are better. She told us how to move to get a great shot, but would also allow sweet sentimental moments. In one of the reviews I read it said that she wasn’t intrusive and at times you didn’t know she was there which was important to my fiancé as he didn’t want photographers with big cameras interrupting the flow of the day. She was perfect because during the ceremony I didn’t even know she was there! We had a big crazy bridal party and she definitely helped with the flow of the day. Furthermore, we got a picture of our big group under the goal post in front of our venue and Christina laid in the street – literally in the gutter – to get the picture! Christina and her assistant are friendly, professional and easy to be around. Most of all my pictures are stunning and everyone has just raved about them and Christina. I would chose her again in a heartbeat!”

Dana & Brad

“Christina Montemurro is an absolutely WONDERFUL photographer! First off, she was amazing to work with from start to finish! She is extremely knowledgeable about photography, and is a great resource for information about the wedding industry in Pittsburgh. We ended up choosing every single one of her vendor recommendations. We truly had the dream team of vendors all thanks to Christina! Christina really takes the time to get to know you as an individual AND as a couple! This is then portrayed in the amazing photos that she takes! Also my fiancé REALLY wanted a picture at sunset for our engagement photos, but the sky wasn’t cooperating for the most part. While we were on our way back to our meeting spot Christina noticed that the sun was coming through and lighting up the sky for a completely beautiful sunset. Since my fiancé wanted this specific shot instead of calling it quits and going home, Christina asked if we could change the plans a bit, head to Schenley Park, and get that sunset photo because my fiancé really wanted it! This is just a small example of Christina’s work ethic – She goes ABOVE AND BEYOND all of the time! Her work is GORGEOUS!”

Dawn & Adrian

“Wedding photography, in my opinion is one of the most important things you’ll spend your money on because your pictures are what you have to show for your day when it is over. Christina is always professional and prompt in her responses. She is always in touch for details which is very helpful, since the last few weeks beforehand can get very busy! On the actual wedding day, she is working hard, from start to finish. We had a list of specific photos we wanted and Christina had a game plan for them ahead of time with a mix of artistic and formal photos. She has experience throughout the Pittsburgh area, which allows her to offer suggestions on where to get the best shots. She is familiar with many of the vendors, which can be helpful on the wedding day. When we told our venue who our photographer was, they replied, “Great choice — she does a wonderful job!” it was very reassuring. After the wedding, she puts up a preview of the pictures on her blog, this was a great way to see some of our pictures within the week of the wedding. We shared these with family and friends, many who commented that they were the most professional, beautiful wedding photographs they’ve ever seen. Without a doubt, hiring Christina as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding”

Katie & Chris

“Firstly, we can’t say enough good things about Christina. She is fantastic to work with. Since we currently live in Virginia, we had to do most of our discussions and details over the phone, but I knew that she had it under control. We did an engagement session with her as well and were very happy. For the wedding, the online tools that she has were great – as a result it was so easy to communicate with her and list family members for photos so that it was organized. On our actual wedding day, Christina and her assistant were so great and organized with our “first look” photos, bridal party and family photos. Everything was seamless! Furthermore, they both captured our day beautifully and were discrete during the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Finally, she put up a “teaser” blog of a few photos before we even left for our honeymoon and she had posted and sent out all of our proofs less than a month after the wedding! Overall, Christina is fantastic and is a sure bet for your wedding photographer!!!!”

Wedding Photography Packages

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Frequently Asked Questions – PHOTO

What questions do I need to ask my Wedding Photographer?

When you’re trying to select your wedding photographer, you’re quite likely to come across a number of articles with recommended questions to ask and every wedding planning guide has one of these lists of “questions to ask your wedding photographer”. Follow the link to a helpful post I wrote that will hopefully answer all these questions for you. Click here to read “Questions to ask your Wedding Photographer”.

How long does it take to receive our photo gallery?

Usually 1-2 weeks for engagement/family sessions and about 4 weeks for weddings. If I ever anticipate a delay beyond 4 weeks, I will be in touch to let you know. In ten seasons, my longest turnaround ever was 4 weeks and 2 days (while my family was in the process of moving to a new home).

How will we receive our gallery?

I’ll send you a link to a password-protected gallery, and you can download full resolution images without watermarks. You’ll also receive a release so that you can order prints on your own. High quality prints are also available for purchase through your gallery. If you’d prefer a USB drive, just let me know.

How many images will we receive from our wedding?

It really varies depending on the number of hours and number of guests. 500-700 is typical.

Can we order our own prints?

Most packages include a print release so that you may print photos for personal use, but you can also order high quality prints through me. Click here!

Do you offer albums?
Yes, and I highly recommend getting one because they are beautiful. Click here!
Can we book video through you?
Yes! Read all about that here.

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