Pittsburgh Wedding Photography

Welcome to Pittsburgh Wedding Photography, a division of WDO Photography, owned by professional photographer Don Orkoskey. This site crashed due to a conflict with some warring bits of code. It was a complete mess and I elected to start over from scratch on Sept 27th.

The entire site should be rebuilt in a matter of day after which time this message will be replaced by wonderful photos of happy Pittsburgh wedding photography stuff. In the meantime, check out the wedding photos over on the main site, WDOphoto.com and then check back in a few days to learn more about Pittsburgh Wedding Photography by Don Orkoskey of WDO Photography.

About Pittsburgh Wedding Photography

If you're looking to learn about Pittsburgh Wedding Photography you're in the right place. I'm professional photographer Don Orkoskey. I've been photographing weddings, events, portraits, and more since the late 1990s. I photographed my first wedding in 1999 and have enjoyed helping my couples tell the story of their wedding day ever since.

In 2007 when I started my own business, WDO Photography, my first clients were a wedding couple I have photographed the year before. My second clients were a wedding I photographed later in 2007. Being a wedding photographer is a big part of my overall photography business but I'm not a typical wedding photographer. My past clients have included a lot of creatives, other photographers, artists, writers, thinkers, and people who both pay a lot of attention to their look and who expect something that will stand out.

No matter who I am photographing, no matter what type of photography I'm doing, my goal is always to work with you to tell the story you want told. I will make sure I have an understanding of what you want and that you to have an understanding of how we're going to build that story together. Who you are, what you want to say, how you want to say it, and who you are saying it to all factor in.

This is a radical approach to wedding photography and to all types of photography. Generally photographers show up, we use our expertise and experience to create what we see and want, and then we deliver that to you. Sure you were consulted before but you get the pictures that we give you and you either like them or you leave a negative Google or Yelp review.

That is not how I work.

Before I ever take your photo I want to understand exactly what you are trying to say, what story you want told. I can help you to flesh ideas out if you're unsure. We can go over concepts that I think might fit you, but in the end what you want to say is what the photos will say. These are not only my photos, they are a collaboration between us. The process is not much more time intensive than any other professional wedding photography process but the results speak for themselves. They will tell the uncompromising story of you and your wedding day.

What's in a Name?

Pittsburgh Wedding Photography By Don Orkoskey of WDO Photography is a whole big thing. So what's in a name? And will you have to write that all out on your check? The short answer is no. I'm professional photographer Don Orkoskey. You can call me Don, you can call my business WDO Photography. I provide wedding photography in Pittsburgh and I want to give you the chance to find me in the search engines. That is why I titled my site Pittsburgh Wedding Photography, that is what's in a name.

I don't believe in shortcuts. A lot of wedding photographer are paying a bunch of money to compete for search engine ranking in order to be one of the very first listings when you google Pittsburgh Wedding Photography. That is the world we live in. Just as companies used to be named A1 in order to show up first in the phone book, if you know or remember what those are, we now are competing not only with other local photographers, some who I know, love, and who do amazing work. We're also competing with services that farm out photography work to people just getting their start and with weekend photographers who work full time and really love weddings but can't make the transition for one reason of another. All of this competition is after name recognition via page rank on Google's search results.

For a long time I was within the top 5 wedding photographers listed when you search for Pittsburgh wedding photography. My methods were fully organic, driven by my reviews, my expertise, and my history. Today it's easier than ever to pay for high ranking both through third-parties and through the search engines themselves. It can become a very expensive game to play.

Personally I believe my photos, my style, and my experience speak for themselves. I prefer to not pass the costs of engaging in quick fixes onto you. I'm here for the long haul. I earn your business through earning your trust. I offer photography that you will love, an experience that you will appriciate, and the promise to always looks out for your best interest.

If you're looking for a wedding photographer that has been in business for a long time, that is a full time working professional photographer, and that wants to work with you to tell the story of your wedding in the way that suits you best, that will help you to tell the world the story of your special day then please use the form below to contact me. I promise you won't regret it.

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