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PURVISphoto

Pittsburgh , PA
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Pittsburgh, PA US 15211 (map)

PHONE

412-956-6589

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ABOUT US

Do you want to have fun, feel special, and look sexy? Select me as your wedding photographer and I’ll provide you with a candid, quirky, romantic, creative, natural, different, inspired,... Read more
Do you want to have fun, feel special, and look sexy? Select me as your wedding photographer and I’ll provide you with a candid, quirky, romantic, creative, natural, different, inspired, timeless, spontaneous, and beautifully photographed wedding story.

Our style will be open to your preferred blend of candid, semi-posed, parent pleaser posed and amazing details that will shut the front door!


To schedule a meeting, please call (412) 956-6589 or e-mail mike@purvisphoto.com

I personally photograph 35-40 exclusive weddings per year for some of the most elite weddings in the city and beyond.

Established in 1993. Experienced and educated in all aspects of photography.

I eat, sleep and breathe photography and will provide you with an epic experience that make your head spin when you see how easy I am to work with. Call now to set up your personalized consultation which will be all about YOU!

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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, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Maura
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Exquisite engagement photos that served as a centerpiece for both shower and reception decorations. The wedding photos were incredibly artistic and utilized the Pittsburgh city scape beautifully as a backdrop to capture the wedding in a unique way. Anxiously awaiting my wedding photo album...Purvis won't let me down...I know it will be spectacular!
Exquisite engagement photos that served as a centerpiece for both shower and reception decorations. The wedding photos Read more...
Exquisite engagement photos that served as a centerpiece for both shower and reception decorations. The wedding photos were incredibly artistic and utilized the Pittsburgh city scape beautifully as a backdrop to capture the wedding in a unique way. Anxiously awaiting my wedding photo album...Purvis won't let me down...I know it will be spectacular! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
I have the most wonderful wedding album & wedding photos ever! Mike Purvis is an amazing photographer who did an outstanding job as our wedding photographer. Our wedding album has been talked about for months. We asked Mike Purvis to design our album and he went above and beyond our wildest dreams. If you are reading this review and are considering different vendors, please take my advice and hire Purvis Photographer. You will not be disappointed!!
I have the most wonderful wedding album & wedding photos ever! Mike Purvis is an amazing photographer who did an Read more...
I have the most wonderful wedding album & wedding photos ever! Mike Purvis is an amazing photographer who did an outstanding job as our wedding photographer. Our wedding album has been talked about for months. We asked Mike Purvis to design our album and he went above and beyond our wildest dreams. If you are reading this review and are considering different vendors, please take my advice and hire Purvis Photographer. You will not be disappointed!! Read less
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Anthony
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
After meeting with Mr. Purvis and working with him, I was really impressed by his work. His attitude, personality, and professionalism, and his desire to go above and beyond what is expected made it a pleasure working with him.
After meeting with Mr. Purvis and working with him, I was really impressed by his work. His attitude, personality, and Read more...
After meeting with Mr. Purvis and working with him, I was really impressed by his work. His attitude, personality, and professionalism, and his desire to go above and beyond what is expected made it a pleasure working with him. Read less
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Kimberlynoel
Wedding:
5/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Purvis Photography Inc made my wedding experience even better than I had imagined it could be! From the engagement photos, to the pre-wedding and wedding photos, Michael Purvis captured these special moments beautifully. The range of products that Purvis Photography offers is also a bonus ~ Michael designed our Save the Date for our destination wedding, and it was absolutely stunning! He has what seems to be limitless creativity!
Purvis Photography Inc made my wedding experience even better than I had imagined it could be! From the engagement photos, Read more...
Purvis Photography Inc made my wedding experience even better than I had imagined it could be! From the engagement photos, to the pre-wedding and wedding photos, Michael Purvis captured these special moments beautifully. The range of products that Purvis Photography offers is also a bonus ~ Michael designed our Save the Date for our destination wedding, and it was absolutely stunning! He has what seems to be limitless creativity! Read less
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Mary Ann
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with the service and product from Purvis Photography for our first daughter's wedding that we asked Mike to be our photographer for our second daughter, this May. When we plan our third daughter's wedding, we will be calling Mike Purvis again. The investment in photographing a wedding is worth every cent for the pleasure those pictures bring every time you look at them, framed on your bedroom dresser or on your dining room wall. Even more memories can be relived when we open the parents' album and turn the pages that captures the event from before the ceremony until the reception ended. Mike can deliver on the saying, "Golden memories . . . every time you capture a smile."
We were so happy with the service and product from Purvis Photography for our first daughter's wedding that we asked Mike Read more...
We were so happy with the service and product from Purvis Photography for our first daughter's wedding that we asked Mike to be our photographer for our second daughter, this May. When we plan our third daughter's wedding, we will be calling Mike Purvis again. The investment in photographing a wedding is worth every cent for the pleasure those pictures bring every time you look at them, framed on your bedroom dresser or on your dining room wall. Even more memories can be relived when we open the parents' album and turn the pages that captures the event from before the ceremony until the reception ended. Mike can deliver on the saying, "Golden memories . . . every time you capture a smile." Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Michael was so great to work with!!! He understood all of our visions of what we wanted for our pictures!! I've seen his work before and I will only recommend him to everyone! Best in the burgh!! Thanks again!!! The Secrist's
Michael was so great to work with!!! He understood all of our visions of what we wanted for our pictures!! I've seen his Read more...
Michael was so great to work with!!! He understood all of our visions of what we wanted for our pictures!! I've seen his work before and I will only recommend him to everyone! Best in the burgh!! Thanks again!!! The Secrist's Read less
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bjcjrgc
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Our photos are fabulous!!! Purvis Photo was so enjoyable to work with. I would recommend them to anybody!
Our photos are fabulous!!! Purvis Photo was so enjoyable to work with. I would recommend them to anybody!
Our photos are fabulous!!! Purvis Photo was so enjoyable to work with. I would recommend them to anybody! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous, amazing pictures!!!! All my friends and family could not believe how many wonderful pics we had to chose from...made picking for the album very hard because there were SO MANY we loved. They are not your typical "posey", cheesy wedding shots...they are very unique and really tell a story of your day. Mike is very easy-going and flexible. He blended in with the scenery on the wedding day so we didn't always feel like there was a camera in our face :) I would definitely recommend and am glad we made the investment!
Gorgeous, amazing pictures!!!! All my friends and family could not believe how many wonderful pics we had to chose Read more...
Gorgeous, amazing pictures!!!! All my friends and family could not believe how many wonderful pics we had to chose from...made picking for the album very hard because there were SO MANY we loved. They are not your typical "posey", cheesy wedding shots...they are very unique and really tell a story of your day. Mike is very easy-going and flexible. He blended in with the scenery on the wedding day so we didn't always feel like there was a camera in our face :) I would definitely recommend and am glad we made the investment! Read less
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lori
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Great guy to work with. His artistic eye is amazing. You will not be disappointed!
Great guy to work with. His artistic eye is amazing. You will not be disappointed!
Great guy to work with. His artistic eye is amazing. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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MissMael
Wedding:
10/17/2008
5.0/5.0
Purvis Photography did a fantastic job at our wedding! My father in law is a professional photographer and was very concerned about the person we would work with, and when we mentioned that we had our hearts set on Purvis he immediately agreed. Mike is a true professional and did a wonderful job of capturing every emotion and every detail of our day.
Purvis Photography did a fantastic job at our wedding! My father in law is a professional photographer and was very Read more...
Purvis Photography did a fantastic job at our wedding! My father in law is a professional photographer and was very concerned about the person we would work with, and when we mentioned that we had our hearts set on Purvis he immediately agreed. Mike is a true professional and did a wonderful job of capturing every emotion and every detail of our day. Read less
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WeddingBell
Wedding:
9/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Purvis Photography did an amazing job on our wedding! My husband is a professional photographer, so we decided early on that photos of our wedding day would be a top priority. Mike Purvis delivered! He was professional, warm to our family and friends, and he accommodated our requests. Everyone has raved about our photos, and we love them, too!
Purvis Photography did an amazing job on our wedding! My husband is a professional photographer, so we decided early on Read more...
Purvis Photography did an amazing job on our wedding! My husband is a professional photographer, so we decided early on that photos of our wedding day would be a top priority. Mike Purvis delivered! He was professional, warm to our family and friends, and he accommodated our requests. Everyone has raved about our photos, and we love them, too! Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
Mr. Purvis is truly skilled at his profession. I have had several friends who married before me that used other photographers. When they saw our wedding pictures their first comments were usually " I wish we had know Mr. Purvis when we got married!" The end product justifies the cost.
Mr. Purvis is truly skilled at his profession. I have had several friends who married before me that used other Read more...
Mr. Purvis is truly skilled at his profession. I have had several friends who married before me that used other photographers. When they saw our wedding pictures their first comments were usually " I wish we had know Mr. Purvis when we got married!" The end product justifies the cost. Read less
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Heat5754
Wedding:
5/17/2008
4.7/5.0
Purvis Photography took the most beautiful picture of me and my husband. The service they provide is invaluable.
Purvis Photography took the most beautiful picture of me and my husband. The service they provide is invaluable.
Purvis Photography took the most beautiful picture of me and my husband. The service they provide is invaluable. Read less
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Carly and Jason
Wedding:
4/19/2008
4.9/5.0
Purvis Photography, lead by Mike Purvis, was truly wonderful to work with. The effort and creativity displayed by Mike and Sommer the day of the wedding was one of the most memorable parts of our day. Mike and Sommer's flexibility and professionalism throughout the day helped to make our day perfect. The end product, the album, was breath-taking; we were left speechless. We would definitely recommend, and have recommended, Purvis Photography for any event. Thank you Mike and Sommer!!
Purvis Photography, lead by Mike Purvis, was truly wonderful to work with. The effort and creativity displayed by Mike and Read more...
Purvis Photography, lead by Mike Purvis, was truly wonderful to work with. The effort and creativity displayed by Mike and Sommer the day of the wedding was one of the most memorable parts of our day. Mike and Sommer's flexibility and professionalism throughout the day helped to make our day perfect. The end product, the album, was breath-taking; we were left speechless. We would definitely recommend, and have recommended, Purvis Photography for any event. Thank you Mike and Sommer!! Read less
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klr13
Wedding:
12/1/2007
5.0/5.0
Working with Purvis Photography was a great experience. I told him what type of pictures I wanted and he made sure to capture it! He took a variety of pictures, angles and details, when viewing the pictures it is like living our wedding day all over again.
Working with Purvis Photography was a great experience. I told him what type of pictures I wanted and he made sure to Read more...
Working with Purvis Photography was a great experience. I told him what type of pictures I wanted and he made sure to capture it! He took a variety of pictures, angles and details, when viewing the pictures it is like living our wedding day all over again. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
11/16/2007
5.0/5.0
Fred and I had the most beautiful wedding on Light Up Night, and the creativity by Mike and Summer helped capture this evening wonderfully. We owe them a great deal of thanks for a job well done!
Fred and I had the most beautiful wedding on Light Up Night, and the creativity by Mike and Summer helped capture this Read more...
Fred and I had the most beautiful wedding on Light Up Night, and the creativity by Mike and Summer helped capture this evening wonderfully. We owe them a great deal of thanks for a job well done! Read less
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Shellbell
Wedding:
6/2/2007
4.9/5.0
My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with Purvis Photography! Mike and Sommer captured every moment of our wedding without being intrusive. Our pictures are truly fabulous and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful wedding album. Truly worth every penny!
My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with Purvis Photography! Mike and Sommer captured every moment of our Read more...
My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with Purvis Photography! Mike and Sommer captured every moment of our wedding without being intrusive. Our pictures are truly fabulous and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful wedding album. Truly worth every penny! Read less
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blackricklr
Wedding:
9/10/2005
4.9/5.0
Mike Purvis not only provided exceptional service and the willingness to travel, but also produced a beautiful product. We receive compliments all the time on our photo album and recommend him to all of our friends.

Lisa
Mike Purvis not only provided exceptional service and the willingness to travel, but also produced a beautiful product. We Read more...
Mike Purvis not only provided exceptional service and the willingness to travel, but also produced a beautiful product. We receive compliments all the time on our photo album and recommend him to all of our friends.

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JRA0514
Wedding:
5/14/2005
4.2/5.0
Overall we were very satisfied with our experience with Purvis Photography....Photographers were very discreet at our wedding and the photographs turned out beautiful. The only frustration was when it came time to receive our album, my husband and I had to practically create it ourselves in order to get it the way we wanted......However, in the end would recommend Purvis Photo to a friend.
Overall we were very satisfied with our experience with Purvis Photography....Photographers were very discreet at our Read more...
Overall we were very satisfied with our experience with Purvis Photography....Photographers were very discreet at our wedding and the photographs turned out beautiful. The only frustration was when it came time to receive our album, my husband and I had to practically create it ourselves in order to get it the way we wanted......However, in the end would recommend Purvis Photo to a friend. Read less
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PURVISphoto responded with the following comments:

Our album design services with this client were very personalized because the client was interested in making numerous changes. We met this client for 2 very long sessions and hand held the client though the process to attend to her needs and request. Typically we will send a proof via email for alterations, they inform me of the details to be altered, we complete them, get final approval and print and bind the album. -mp
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Chris
Wedding:
5/7/2005
4.5/5.0
We chose Mike because of his background in photojournalism and his artistic sense. We wanted our wedding to be captured naturally and organically as opposed to the unnatural posed photos typical of most weddings we've been to. He and his assistant were barely noticeable in the background throughout the event but the photos they captured were amazing. He is not cheap by any means but, if you are looking to capture your day in the form of top-shelf action photography that looks like it could be in an art or design mag and money is no object, he's someone I'd highly recommend.
We chose Mike because of his background in photojournalism and his artistic sense. We wanted our wedding to be captured Read more...
We chose Mike because of his background in photojournalism and his artistic sense. We wanted our wedding to be captured naturally and organically as opposed to the unnatural posed photos typical of most weddings we've been to. He and his assistant were barely noticeable in the background throughout the event but the photos they captured were amazing. He is not cheap by any means but, if you are looking to capture your day in the form of top-shelf action photography that looks like it could be in an art or design mag and money is no object, he's someone I'd highly recommend. Read less
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David
Wedding:
11/6/2004
4.6/5.0
We really enjoyed the photographs. He took whatever pictures we wanted and more. Every picture was nice and there were a lot of different ones that you would only see in magazines.
We really enjoyed the photographs. He took whatever pictures we wanted and more. Every picture was nice and there were a Read more...
We really enjoyed the photographs. He took whatever pictures we wanted and more. Every picture was nice and there were a lot of different ones that you would only see in magazines. Read less
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sharon
Wedding:
10/16/2004
5.0/5.0
Mike Purvis was pleasant and easy to work with. He was clearly knowledgeable about his craft and very good at it. We were very pleased with his work and recommended him to friends and family who celebrated events after ours and needed a photographer. My only regret--if there is a particular shot that you want--make sure you mention it to him. As with any photojournalist-type photographer--they really try to capture your event as the story unfolds. Sometimes, shots that may be important or sentimental to you may not be capture--to no fault of the photgrapher. Mike was very responsive and had I remembered to tell him of a particular shot to capture--I'm sure he would have got it. That said--the pictures we did get were absolutely beautiful and unique. We could not be happier!
Mike Purvis was pleasant and easy to work with. He was clearly knowledgeable about his craft and very good at it. We were Read more...
Mike Purvis was pleasant and easy to work with. He was clearly knowledgeable about his craft and very good at it. We were very pleased with his work and recommended him to friends and family who celebrated events after ours and needed a photographer. My only regret--if there is a particular shot that you want--make sure you mention it to him. As with any photojournalist-type photographer--they really try to capture your event as the story unfolds. Sometimes, shots that may be important or sentimental to you may not be capture--to no fault of the photgrapher. Mike was very responsive and had I remembered to tell him of a particular shot to capture--I'm sure he would have got it. That said--the pictures we did get were absolutely beautiful and unique. We could not be happier! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My photos are gorgeous. Exactly what I wanted.
My photos are gorgeous. Exactly what I wanted.
My photos are gorgeous. Exactly what I wanted. Read less
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PURVISphoto responded with the following comments:

Who is this review from? Or when was your event date? -mp
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K
Wedding:
8/7/2004
5.0/5.0
Excellent service! Amazing pictures!
Excellent service! Amazing pictures!
Excellent service! Amazing pictures! Read less
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