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Candidly Yours Photography

Pittsburgh , PA

LOCATION

123 just call me
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 US (map)

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412-496-9761

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ABOUT US

I offer a real-look into your wedding day. Candid photography means that I simply blend in and capture the moments as they happen. I am not a “stop-and-look-at-me” type photographer. The... Read more
I offer a real-look into your wedding day. Candid photography means that I simply blend in and capture the moments as they happen. I am not a “stop-and-look-at-me” type photographer. The benefit here is that you will remember having fun during all the special, uninterrupted moments. On top of that, you will receive a DVD with the copyright release to the images. This means you can make all the reprints that you want. You can also upload your photos to your own site, such as Facebook and email them to friends. This feature alone will save you about $500 in enlargement/reprint costs compared to other photographers. I have packages that you can choose from, but you can also build your own completely from scratch.Thank you for stopping by and let me know when I can help. Smile!

To learn more visit www.candidly-yours.com

or call/text me at (412)-496-9761

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I can do most of the editing tricks that you see today. Any special requests can be discussed.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
low light, high ceilings, dark churches, ...most settings.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot all digital. I keep at least 4 backup copies too of the original images as well as the edited ones.
How many photographers do you work with?
I have 3 different ones that have worked with me.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes. 100%. As soon as the contract is signed I set aside that whole day for you and your partner.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No never the same day. I will do a Friday, Saturday and then a Sunday wedding though. This rarely happens
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes. Unless I am dead sick I will be there though.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I use all Canon professional level cameras and accessories
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I am there for you all day
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
I shoot all day
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
None. I eat when everyone else eats then right back to it. It is important for me to be served somewhat first so that I can get back to the "meet and greet" that happens after the bride and groom are done eating.
Do you charge for travel?
only after 50 miles, then its just for gasoline. Typically $25 for each 50 additional miles
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
the typical wedding takes 8 weeks. I take about 1,200 photos in an 8 hour wedding so the editing time is where I spend most of the time.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
a DVD. The images all will be captioned CYP 1, CYP 2, and so on. The clients then write back that they want the images corresponding with the caption.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
forever. All images become their property- - - cheap reprints and enlargements!
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
its shared. I can use the work for any marketing purposes but they can make all the reprints that they want. They can also email, post to social sites and so on without additional fees.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
yes
Will images be available for viewing online?
yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
a professionally published storybook. (like a yearbook would be) I have examples that we can look at if we meet
When will the client get the final album?
ASAP after the clients choose their prints.

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Timothy
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
This guy is amazing.
We were recommended Mike through my wife's sister. We were not disappointed. We had a sit down with Mike and he gave us the complete rundown of his products and services, and showed us completed projects that he had. They were awesome.
Mike spends the entire day with you, he was with us from 1130am through the end of the wedding at 1030pm. He is definitely not one of those photographer who says, "look at the camera."
Mike is all about catching you in the moment and having it immortalized through photography.
He is literally the only photographer I will ever recommend from here on out. My wife and I got a limo to take out to our reception, and we told the driver we wanted to go to the PPG Building (it was December 13th) and get pictures with the tree. He said he won't do that because there is no place to park. Upon Mike hearing this, he told my wife and I to get in his car, because if the limo won't take us down to get pictures where the bride and groom want, then he will. So my wife and I and the videographer got into Mike's car and traveled down to Market Square and down to PPG for some shots. Every two seconds someone was throwing compliments out and Mike was taking real-in-the-moment photos of my bride smiling and saying thank you. He catches you in real life. He did a hell of a job. Let alone the quarter mile long line to get to to PPG, he walked to the front of the line- asked the security for some quick photos and then we would leave. Pittsburgh is a hell of a community. People in the front of the line were telling us to go In front of them. If you want a determined soul to get the photos you want for your special event, then there is no other choice but this guy.
The rest of the reception wedding photos were great. He was really involved with the entire process and to tell you the truth, you barely notice him. He will do any type of picture you want and will not be the center of attention, but he's there getting killer shots.
This guy is amazing.
We were recommended Mike through my wife's sister. We were not disappointed. We had a sit down Read more...
This guy is amazing.
We were recommended Mike through my wife's sister. We were not disappointed. We had a sit down with Mike and he gave us the complete rundown of his products and services, and showed us completed projects that he had. They were awesome.
Mike spends the entire day with you, he was with us from 1130am through the end of the wedding at 1030pm. He is definitely not one of those photographer who says, "look at the camera."
Mike is all about catching you in the moment and having it immortalized through photography.
He is literally the only photographer I will ever recommend from here on out. My wife and I got a limo to take out to our reception, and we told the driver we wanted to go to the PPG Building (it was December 13th) and get pictures with the tree. He said he won't do that because there is no place to park. Upon Mike hearing this, he told my wife and I to get in his car, because if the limo won't take us down to get pictures where the bride and groom want, then he will. So my wife and I and the videographer got into Mike's car and traveled down to Market Square and down to PPG for some shots. Every two seconds someone was throwing compliments out and Mike was taking real-in-the-moment photos of my bride smiling and saying thank you. He catches you in real life. He did a hell of a job. Let alone the quarter mile long line to get to to PPG, he walked to the front of the line- asked the security for some quick photos and then we would leave. Pittsburgh is a hell of a community. People in the front of the line were telling us to go In front of them. If you want a determined soul to get the photos you want for your special event, then there is no other choice but this guy.
The rest of the reception wedding photos were great. He was really involved with the entire process and to tell you the truth, you barely notice him. He will do any type of picture you want and will not be the center of attention, but he's there getting killer shots. Read less
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Von & Lisa
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I have to say, if you have the opportunity to have Mike be your wedding photographer do it! He was incredible! We didn't have the typical wedding and he was very flexible to help where every needed. Honestly, To call him just a photographer doesn't do him justice. He help out with anything that needed done. He really made our day special and go smoothly. Oh, The photos were amazing too!!!
I have to say, if you have the opportunity to have Mike be your wedding photographer do it! He was incredible! We didn't Read more...
I have to say, if you have the opportunity to have Mike be your wedding photographer do it! He was incredible! We didn't have the typical wedding and he was very flexible to help where every needed. Honestly, To call him just a photographer doesn't do him justice. He help out with anything that needed done. He really made our day special and go smoothly. Oh, The photos were amazing too!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike did my wedding photography and I couldn't have asked for someone better to work with. He made all of us feel relaxed and was very helpful throughout the day. He was able to complete all of the edits on my pictures in a couple of weeks, and since he sent me the link, I have gone back each day to look through the pictures. They're so perfect! :) I would highly recommend Mike to anyone in need of some high quality photography! :)
Mike did my wedding photography and I couldn't have asked for someone better to work with. He made all of us feel relaxed Read more...
Mike did my wedding photography and I couldn't have asked for someone better to work with. He made all of us feel relaxed and was very helpful throughout the day. He was able to complete all of the edits on my pictures in a couple of weeks, and since he sent me the link, I have gone back each day to look through the pictures. They're so perfect! :) I would highly recommend Mike to anyone in need of some high quality photography! :) Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike did a fantastic job as the photographer for our wedding! He was very professional, creative, and flexible. He is very fun, but also makes sure he gets all of the pictures he needs. His prices are also very affordable, and I would recommend his services to anyone.
Mike did a fantastic job as the photographer for our wedding! He was very professional, creative, and flexible. He is very Read more...
Mike did a fantastic job as the photographer for our wedding! He was very professional, creative, and flexible. He is very fun, but also makes sure he gets all of the pictures he needs. His prices are also very affordable, and I would recommend his services to anyone. Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike was an amazing photographer! He was very open to our ideas for where to take our pictures and listened to what type of photography we wanted. I know some photographers won't stay the entire time at the reception but Mike stayed till the end and captured some amazing moments. The way he can capture the most candid moments are outstanding and I appreciate those moments more than anything. He was friendly to my friends and family and got along with everyone. From what I have seen of the pictures thus far the quality is more than I could have hoped for and I am anxiously awaiting to see the rest! He is very prompt with his replies and was very professional during the time before the wedding and the wedding day itself. I could not have asked for a better photographer to capture those moments I will forever treasure from the best day of my life. Highly recommend Mike!
Mike was an amazing photographer! He was very open to our ideas for where to take our pictures and listened to what type Read more...
Mike was an amazing photographer! He was very open to our ideas for where to take our pictures and listened to what type of photography we wanted. I know some photographers won't stay the entire time at the reception but Mike stayed till the end and captured some amazing moments. The way he can capture the most candid moments are outstanding and I appreciate those moments more than anything. He was friendly to my friends and family and got along with everyone. From what I have seen of the pictures thus far the quality is more than I could have hoped for and I am anxiously awaiting to see the rest! He is very prompt with his replies and was very professional during the time before the wedding and the wedding day itself. I could not have asked for a better photographer to capture those moments I will forever treasure from the best day of my life. Highly recommend Mike! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike was an awesome photographer. The pictures turned out great and there were hundreds to choose from. The pictures look amazing! He has great ideas and was able to put up with my crazy wedding party and my crazy guests! I would highly recommend Mike as a wedding photographer. The quality is amazing and price is very affordable!
Mike was an awesome photographer. The pictures turned out great and there were hundreds to choose from. The pictures look Read more...
Mike was an awesome photographer. The pictures turned out great and there were hundreds to choose from. The pictures look amazing! He has great ideas and was able to put up with my crazy wedding party and my crazy guests! I would highly recommend Mike as a wedding photographer. The quality is amazing and price is very affordable! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike was amazing. He took wonderful pictures of our wedding and was a pleasure to work with. We would recommend him to anyone looking for quality and personality in a photographer.
Mike was amazing. He took wonderful pictures of our wedding and was a pleasure to work with. We would recommend him to Read more...
Mike was amazing. He took wonderful pictures of our wedding and was a pleasure to work with. We would recommend him to anyone looking for quality and personality in a photographer. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Planning a wedding is a lot of fun and VERY stressful. After meeting with
Mike several times he was not only very helpful and informative on possible
locations for pictures and everything "photo" related but also took the time
to talk with me and see if there was anything else he could assist me with.
Not what I expected from a photographer at all but he reminded me of things
I had not thought of or completely forgot about. Mike is not only very
professional, well dressed, well-mannered but an extremely personable and
wonderful, funny person. He went above and beyond what I could have ever
expected, like spotting and stopping a possible fire during the hair and
makeup frenzy. Or how he got 50 Italian family members together for a group
picture is still a complete mystery to me.On an already very emotional and
stressful day he made the day stress free. He did not get upset over
changed plans and was always accommodating to requests for posing, special
pictures, and providing helpful suggestions to make the day tension free.
He brings all of his prior experiences to your special day to make it that
much better. He captured every moment we shared and some we missed and the
pictures are gorgeous. He is so creative and the pictures show his amazing
skills. Every time I look at a picture from our wedding day, it takes me
right back that moment in time. Only a truly talented photographer can do
that and Mike and his team are top notch. I had over 270 people at my
wedding and they captured it all. I cannot say enough about how happy and
grateful we are for everything they did for us. We look forward to working
with Mike in the years to come, hopefully sooner than expected :-)
Planning a wedding is a lot of fun and VERY stressful. After meeting with
Mike several times he was not only very Read more...
Planning a wedding is a lot of fun and VERY stressful. After meeting with
Mike several times he was not only very helpful and informative on possible
locations for pictures and everything "photo" related but also took the time
to talk with me and see if there was anything else he could assist me with.
Not what I expected from a photographer at all but he reminded me of things
I had not thought of or completely forgot about. Mike is not only very
professional, well dressed, well-mannered but an extremely personable and
wonderful, funny person. He went above and beyond what I could have ever
expected, like spotting and stopping a possible fire during the hair and
makeup frenzy. Or how he got 50 Italian family members together for a group
picture is still a complete mystery to me.On an already very emotional and
stressful day he made the day stress free. He did not get upset over
changed plans and was always accommodating to requests for posing, special
pictures, and providing helpful suggestions to make the day tension free.
He brings all of his prior experiences to your special day to make it that
much better. He captured every moment we shared and some we missed and the
pictures are gorgeous. He is so creative and the pictures show his amazing
skills. Every time I look at a picture from our wedding day, it takes me
right back that moment in time. Only a truly talented photographer can do
that and Mike and his team are top notch. I had over 270 people at my
wedding and they captured it all. I cannot say enough about how happy and
grateful we are for everything they did for us. We look forward to working
with Mike in the years to come, hopefully sooner than expected :-) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mike is an incredible professional that not only creates beautiful photographs but is a pleasure to work with. He helped make our day perfect and left us with invaluable pictures to treasure forever.
Mike is an incredible professional that not only creates beautiful photographs but is a pleasure to work with. He helped Read more...
Mike is an incredible professional that not only creates beautiful photographs but is a pleasure to work with. He helped make our day perfect and left us with invaluable pictures to treasure forever. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike was wonderful the whole day we was with us. He was our first choice and I'm so glad we went with him. Our photo's are amazing!!
Mike was wonderful the whole day we was with us. He was our first choice and I'm so glad we went with him. Our photo's are Read more...
Mike was wonderful the whole day we was with us. He was our first choice and I'm so glad we went with him. Our photo's are amazing!! Read less
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