7th and Penn Parklet, Downtown

Why is the 7th and Penn Parklet a good choice for wedding photos or an engagement session?

  • It’s a very small corner lot with fake magnolia trees. The magnolia trees look surprisingly real, and therefore bloom all year long! The walls of the buildings on two sides of the plaza are completely covered with ivy.

7th and Penn Parklet, Downtown

7th and Penn Parklet Magnolias Pittsburgh Wedding

Any caveats?

  • Very close to the street, so cars and pedestrians are very close to you.
  • There’s no reliable place to park quickly – you’re limited to the nearby downtown garages. So this is a fine spot if you’re heading to the Renaissance Hotel, or The Fairmont, or Olive or Twist and already parking nearby downtown, but it’s a little tricky to make this a quick spot. Remember, even if you’re traveling in a limo, your photographer is usually driving separately and will need to find a place to put her car for a few minutes.

Please don’t overlook what time 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.