Five Popular and Perfect Places to Photograph Pittsburgh Couples

Pittsburgh, with its rich history and diverse landscapes, is a dream for couples looking to capture their love! From urban cityscapes to tranquil green spaces, the Steel City offers some wonderful locations for photographers. In this guide, I’ll explore five favorite places that I love to photograph couples in Pittsburgh, each with its own unique charm.

 • Five Popular and Perfect Places to Photograph Pittsburgh Couples
Leeann Marie Photography studio property
  1. Leeann Marie Photography Studio Property in Beaver: Nestled in the serene Beaver area, my studio property sets the stage for an intimate and romantic photoshoot (it’s also great for family sessions!!). Surrounded by lush greenery, the property offers a picturesque backdrop for couples seeking a blend of elegance and nature. I have a large variety of locations in the 60 acres that I love!
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Downtown Pittsburghs Mellon Square right across from the Omni William Penn Hotel

2) Downtown Pittsburgh: The heartbeat of the city, Downtown Pittsburgh, is a dynamic canvas for couples looking for an urban vibe in their photographs. From the iconic Point State Park Fountain to the towering skyscrapers, the cityscape serves as a striking backdrop. The vibrant energy of Market Square and the cultural district adds an extra dimension, allowing me to play with both the architectural and cultural elements that define Pittsburgh.

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Engagement photos in the Strip District

3) The Strip District: For couples with a taste for the eclectic, the Strip District is a lively and vibrant location. I love the cobblestone streets, bridge underpasses, slightly grungy feel, and that you can see the rivers and get greenery in this area too! The authenticity of the Strip District provides a unique setting that can infuse a sense of adventure and spontaneity into couples’ photographs

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Pittsburghs Beautiful Mellon Park

3) Mellon Park: Escape the urban hustle and embrace the tranquility of Mellon Park. This hidden oasis in the heart of Pittsburgh combines formal gardens, charming architecture, and open spaces. The Walled Garden, in particular, with its classic design and seasonal blooms, offers a romantic setting for couples to create timeless images against a backdrop of natural beauty. The light here is especially beautiful in the evening, and the iron gates are a wonderful unique feature.

In fact, I love Mellon Park so much, I recommended it on the Redfin blog as one of the hidden gems of Pittsburgh!

10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh, PA | Redfin

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A beautiful engagement setting Pittsburghs yellow bridges

5) The Bridges: Pittsburgh is famously known as the City of Bridges, and each one tells a unique story. From the iconic Golden Triangle formed by the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers to the charming Roberto Clemente Bridge (recently reopened!!), these structures provide a romantic and symbolic setting. So many of my Pittsburgh-loving couples choose to incorporate the famous yellow sister bridges or the Smithfield Street bridge (also love Hot Metal!) into their photos.

Pittsburgh, with its diverse neighborhoods and scenic landscapes, offers an array of romantic settings for couples looking to document their love story. Whether amidst the tranquility of Mellon Park, the vibrant energy of Downtown, or the hidden charm of my studio property, each location contributes a unique chapter to the visual narrative of love in the Steel City. With endless possibilities, Pittsburgh stands as a canvas waiting to capture the timeless moments of couples in love.

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Leeann Marie Wedding Photographer
Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer, Leeann Marie Golish, has been photographing classic and contemporary weddings for over 16 years.
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