Mellon Institute – Oakland

Why is Mellon Institute a good choice for wedding photos or an engagement session?

  • Probably Pittsburgh’s most popular location for wedding photos – but for good reason.

Any caveats?

  • If you go on a Saturday, be prepared that you’ll likely see quite a few other wedding parties there! A good spot for rainy days.


Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer Bridal Party Mellon Institute Columns Pillars Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer Groom Mellon Institute Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer Bride Groom First Look Mellon Institute

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!

Looking for more places for pictures for your wedding day or engagement session? Check out the interactive Pittsburgh Wedding Photography Location Guide Map!

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.