Elevate Your Wedding Experience

Picture this:

It's the morning of your wedding day, and you wake up to an explosion of excitement, anticipation, and nerves all bubbling up within you! As you bask in the peacefulness of the morning, your mind starts to sprint with thoughts of the incredible day that awaits.

A grin involuntarily spreads across your face as you reflect on your soon-to-be spouse, the extraordinary individual with whom you're about to pledge a lifetime of love and companionship. Gratitude floods your heart for all the beautiful memories you've already made together, and the prospect of crafting countless more as a newlywed couple has you positively thrilled! Get ready for a day brimming with joy, love, and unforgettable moments!

As the day unfolds, you feel a range of emotions - from excitement during the ceremony to relief when everything goes off without a hitch. But no matter what, you know that this is a day you'll always cherish, one that marks the start of a new chapter in your life.

And as you look into the eyes of your new spouse, surrounded by loved ones and the beauty of the day, you feel a sense of peace and contentment, knowing that you're exactly where you're meant to be.

It would be my pleasure to be able to capture this exciting time in your life as your wedding photographer or videographer

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Mark Mower, wedding photographer in Pittsburgh

Immortalizing the Essence of Your Love Story

I take tremendous pride in my wedding videography and wedding photography. For many people, their wedding is the most special day in their lifetime. To be forever bound to the person you love surrounded by your friends and families is truly a beautiful moment worth preserving.

My philosophy is to work closely together with you leading up to the big day so that when the time comes, you can be relaxed and enjoy the day stress free! Take a moment, close your eyes and imagine being stress free on your wedding day! As a 17 year wedding photographer/videographer, I can help you feel comfortable along the journey!

bride and groom posing near a waterfall
Photo by Mark Mower, wedding photographer in Pittsburgh

the elegance of my approach

When it comes to hiring me as your wedding photographer or videographer, I want to ensure you that you are working with a professional who can capture your special day in the best possible way. I provide a clear and transparent process, I want to help you feel confident and comfortable with my experience so the process of working together can be both enjoyable and rewarding for the both of us! I look forward to hearing from you!

Initial Consultation:

The first step is an initial consultation between you and I. During this meeting, we'll discuss the details of the wedding, including the date, time, and location. I will also provide information on my services, packages, and pricing. I will also gladly answer any questions. (I am not hired yet during this process)  


Engagement Session:

Many wedding photographers offer an engagement session as part of their package. This session is an opportunity for the you to get comfortable in front of the camera and for the me to learn more about your style and preferences.


Planning Meeting:

Before the wedding, I will typically have a planning meeting with you to go over the timeline for the day and discuss any specific shots or poses that you desire.


Vendor Coordination:

I will communicate with other vendors involved in the wedding, such as the wedding planner or DJ, to ensure that everyone is on the same page and working together smoothly.


Final Details:

In the days leading up to the wedding, I will confirm the details with you, such as the timeline, locations, and any last-minute changes.

Throughout the process, it is important to me that I maintain clear and open communication with you, to ensure that your needs are met and that you are satisfied along the way! I also encourage you to share your ideas and vision with me, and Ill make sure to keep you informed every step of the way! I want you to feel totally comfortable and confident while we work together on your wedding experience, so I'll make sure we have a real sense of partnership and respect between us.

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Photo by Mark Mower, wedding photographer in Pittsburgh

Ready to learn more?

The initial consultation is easy! I basically just answer your questions!

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How to enjoy your wedding day

I say this all the time...a wedding day has lots of "moving parts." The caterer, florist, photographer, Dj, coordinators, officiant, and not to mention a few hundred guests!

Because of these moving parts, it's pretty typical for something not to go as planned...and that's ok! In most cases, it's something minor and can be fixed quickly.

But here's the thing, if you choose to let these potential inconveniences bother you, years later, every time you think back on your wedding day, you'll remember those inconveniences and how they made you feel, you'll carry those negative feelings with you for years, I've seen this happen many times.

So this is what I tell all of my clients:

"When you wake up on your wedding day, know that everything you could possibly do to make your wedding day the best it can be is already done. There is literally nothing more you can do. So just have fun! I mean, why not, right? Relax, laugh, smile, reminisce with your bridemaids or groomsmen and tell funny stories about growing up! Whatever you choose to do, just have fun! If something happens, so be it, let it go, chances are it can be fixed qucikly. Don't dwell on it.

If you take this approach, your wedding memories will be filled with joy and happiness for the rest of your life!"

I have a real life story about this to tell, ask me about it sometime!

Remember, as your wedding photographer with 17 years of experience, I've seen it all! That experience enables me to work through any situation that may arise to make sure your wedding day runs smoothly!

How much should I invest in my wedding photographer?

There are three basic levels of investment for wedding photography.

Fireworks display at Greystone Fields
Photo by Mark Mower, wedding photographer in Pittsburgh

Budget wedding photography

These photographers charge $500-$1000. Photographers in this price range are typically new to the industry or offer limited services. They may offer a few hours of coverage and a limited number of edited photos, usually delivered digitally. They may not have a lot of equipment or backup gear in case of technical issues, and their editing and post-production may be basic. They may also have limited experience working with clients, managing timelines, and navigating different lighting and shooting conditions.

Mid-range wedding photgoraphy 

These photographers charge $1000-$2500. The Photographers in this price range typically have more experience and offer more services than budget photographers. They may offer full-day coverage, multiple photographers, and more edited photos. They may also offer additional services like engagement sessions, prints, and albums. They will usually have more advanced equipment and backup gear, and will typically deliver higher quality editing and post-production. They may also have more experience working with clients, managing timelines, and navigating different lighting and shooting conditions.

Luxury wedding photography

These photographers charge $3000 and up. Photographers in this price range are typically very experienced and offer the highest level of service. They may offer additional services such as engagement sessions, destination weddings, luxury albums, and prints. They will have the best and most advanced equipment and backup gear, and will deliver the highest quality editing and post-production. They will typically have extensive experience working with clients, managing timelines, and navigating different lighting and shooting conditions. They may also specialize in a particular style or approach, such as photojournalistic, fine art, or editorial.

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Ready to learn more?

When choosing a wedding photographer, experience is crucial. Mark and his team combined have over 30 years of experience and 100's of weddings all over the Pittsburgh region. Reach out today to book us for your special day!