You’ve “pinned,” perused bridal boutiques, and tried on quite a few gowns before finally saying “yes” to the perfect dress. Whether you’ve been imagining it since childhood, or found yourself pleasantly surprised with an unexpected style in the dressing room, you’ll never want to forget exactly how you looked — and felt — in your dress on the big day. Read on to see how these Pittsburgh wedding photographers captured brides looking lovely in their gowns and start planning your own priceless moment!
By Liz Petoniak
Ashley Turner + Justin Cole
“Ash and Justin exchanged vows in the middle of the forest, surrounded by towering trees. Her gown, made of layers upon layers of soft flowing fabrics, perfectly fit her sweet personality and the organic style of their wedding day. Tiny details, like a single strand of pearls and a leather belt, completed her look flawlessly.” — Veronica Varos, Veronica Varos Photography
Ashley Roose + Steven Costello
“We always make it a point of getting a stunning photo of the bride in her dress. We want photos that you can look back on and remember, not just how great you looked, but how great you felt. We love this photo for its simplicity and focus on Ashley and her dress.” — Michael Williams, Michael Will Photography
Michelle Mallery + Jeffrey Piposar
“The eyes truly are the windows to the soul. They are capable of expressing a million different emotions, from the most outrageous to the most subtle. A millimeter here, a millimeter there, and it’s a totally different look. These expressions can also be very fleeting, so catching the exact, perfect one is thrilling.” — Tony Araujo, Araujo Photography
Natalie Plescia + Simon Arias
“I love the contemplative look that Natalie is giving here. It reminds me of what it feels like being a bride — the excitement just a few moments before you put on that dress is something that can’t be described. It’s a feeling you remember forever, and I’m so happy I was able to catch that little moment as her photographer.” — Autumn Stankay, SkySight Photography
Bernadette Goetz + Kristopher Esack
“I love the beautiful flow of the wedding dress, with the soft detail, a jeweled waistband, and a classic look, which makes for a truly romantic bride.” — John Lokmer, Lokmer Photography, Inc.
Danielle Adrian + Joseph Moeslein
“I love this image of my beautiful daughter, Danielle. This image displays her gown in a different perspective and shows off her personality more than a traditional pose would have. Her wedding shoes, Converse All Stars, add a personal touch, and I love how the light illuminates her hair and adds a warm glow to the room.” — Dianne Welsh, Dianne Adrian Photography