Apples to Apples: Choosing the Perfect Wedding Photographer

Choosing a wedding photographer can be hard; Here’s how to cut through the noise. Wedding photography can be a difficult and confusing thing to compare.  Chances are you haven’t often had to hire a photographer before, so the world of album options, coverage time and various levels of talent and technical expertise can become a maze…

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We were featured in an article in Professional Photographer Magazine!

Hi everyone!  We wanted to share a bit of very cool news!  We were featured in an article in the February 2014 issue of Professional Photographer, the official publication of the Professional Photographers of America.  The article, titled “You’re certified.  Now what?” features an image of Leavell Photography’s 2014 Fall in Love…with Leavell wedding and engagements magazine,…

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What We Did on Our Winter Vacation

Last week Lisa and I attended a four-day workshop called “Crafting a Wedding Masterpiece,” taught by Ted and Rachel Linczak of Linczak Photography.  Ted and Rachel are a husband-and-wife team of photographers who have won numerous awards for their images and albums, and have been named by the Professional Photographers of Ohio to be among…

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Sunset Engagement Photos by Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer Leavell Photography

LaKayla & Dustin’s Sunset Engagement Photos by Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers Leavell Photography

Sunset engagement photos rank among our favorites; In a short period of time we get to capture a variety of looks and lighting conditions that add warmth and a nostalgic tone to the final portrait art.  While we frequently travel around the region and the country to capture portraits of couples, sessions like this one…

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Embassy Suites Pittsburgh wedding portraits by Leavell Photography

Pittsburgh Wedding Venue Spotlight: Embassy Suites Pittsburgh – International Airport (Moon Township)

As photographers we’ve had the pleasure of working at many venues in the region, but few offer the indoor portrait opportunities that are available at the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh wedding reception venue.  Officially known as the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh – International Airport, this hotel is located in Moon Township.  The hotel features a lush green atrium…

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Pittsburgh South Side Engagement Portraits by Leavell Photography

Jill & Lou’s South Side Engagement Session by Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers Brian and Lisa Leavell Ritchey

Pittsburgh South Side engagement sessions allow us to stretch our creative muscles perhaps more than any other location that we like to frequent.  When we work on portraits in the South Side, we treat the experience as a kind of “photo safari” — hunting around on side streets and in alleyways to find amazing locations….

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Shannon & Nick Kennywood Park Engagement Session by Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers Brian & Lisa Leavell Ritchey

Kennywood engagement sessions are among our favorite portraits to create.  So many Pittsburghers have shared romantic dates, great memories and wedding proposals at Kennywood that different areas of the park hold special meaning for couples.  Nick asked Shannon to marry him near the gazebo, so even though it was close to the end of the…

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