Christopher Humphrey Photography

About me and how I work

In Pittsburgh, PA . . .

Experienced, professional, personable . . . able to get the shot while keeping out of the limelight. Whether you are planning a wedding, arranging a family portrait, looking for a modeling portfolio, or setting up a commercial shoot, call me for your photographic needs.

Planning your wedding? I give you my full attention as you plan your wedding. I want to know what matters to you, so that you will have the images you want afterwards. I can give you advice, if you wish, on what you likely will want to have, too. I have over 20 years experience shooting portraits and social events.

I enjoy people, and it shows. I put people at ease and stay in the background as much as possible. You can be yourselves in front of the camera, and even “clown around” if you wish. Thus I capture the moment, in timeless portraits. I pay attention to the unscripted moments and little events of the day, getting those “photojournalistic” images that you will treasure.

Besides having a good “eye” for framing and composition, I experiment – unusual angles, lighting, or exposures can make for striking images. I come to your event well-prepared, with two or three Canon camera bodies (including the 21-megapixel Canon 5D) and several really nice lenses, as well as Quantum and Canon professional-quality flash guns. Original images from your event are secure -- copied and archived right afterwards.

You can get some idea of my artistic ability and aesthetic from the wedding album samples and other images on this site. I am an experienced Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop professional. I can go beyond standard cosmetic re-touching and render an image capture in artistic black and white or sepia or "split toning", or remove color from everything but a bouquet, or enhance the light, shadows and focus to draw the eye where it should go, or change the color of a wall to match the color of the flowers, or sharpen the irises of the bride’s eyes until the image is dazzling. And so forth. The art is always at the service of my clients, of course: at the very least, you give me direction, so I have an idea of the kind of thing you like. My goal is to have another satisfied customer.

Relax, and let an experienced, artistic professional take care of capturing a time in your family's life, or the visual highlights of your event -- for you and those you love to enjoy for years to come.

Besides weddings, I shoot family portraits, seniors photos, graduation ceremonies and classes, banquets and social events, political rallies, model portfolios, theatrical or musical performances, church directories (including printing), works of art, and commercial photography.

Copyright Humphrey Creative Services 2014