Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Why is Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens a good choice for wedding photos or an engagement session?

  • If you’re not having your wedding here, you can still access the outside of the conservatory and the water garden and get some beautiful photos.
  • Phipps is a glass house. And that’s just neat. And lovely.
  • If you are having your wedding here, the gardens within the conservatory gate are beyond compare. If you love flowers and plants, this is a perfect place for you. You can view photos of the inside gardens here.

Any caveats?

  • There are a lot of weddings here every weekend, plus people stopping by for photos, so it can be very busy.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
General Information: 412-622-6914

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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