When your wedding is at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, it just makes sense to get ready there too! It's a great hotel for wedding parties to stay and get ready for the big day together. I have photographed bridal preparations in a variety of suites at the Omni, but there are a few rooms that are larger and connected that make great places for the wedding party to do their hair and makeup.
I love that these suites have great natural light for the makeup artists and also for photos. Sometimes I will ask the bride to get ready in a separate room attached to the main bridal suite area, where she can have some privacy.
The wedding party can get dressed in the other areas and this allows us to not "lose" anyone who might otherwise leave to go to their hotel room to get dressed. It works out really well! The Omni William Penn also has great mirrors in these rooms, and if it's a rainy day we can do portraits in this space as well! These bridal suites make for great photos of elegant wedding pictures with family and friends while still allowing everyone to have lots of prep space!
Location: 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh PA.