University of Pittsburgh
Weddings

Photography & Videography

Photography During the Ceremony

Photos of family members being escorted to their seats and of the wedding processional may be taken from the base of the chancel steps.

Photos of the ceremony may be taken from the following locations:  the ends of the modified front pews, the double doors of the narthex, the left and right side aisles, the center aisle behind the last seated guests, or the gallery.

Photos may be taken from the base of the chancel steps for any of the following:

  • Exchange of vows and rings
  • Lighting of the unity candle
  • Sign of peace/Greeting of the parents
  • Tribute to the Blessed Mother
  • Breaking of the glass

Videography During the Ceremony

Videography of family members being escorted to their seats and of the wedding processional may be taken from the base of the chancel steps.

Videography of the ceremony may be taken from the following locations:  the ends of the modified front pews, the ambulatory door on the left side of the chancel, the left and right side aisles, the center aisle behind the last seated guests, or the gallery.

Auxiliary lighting may be used before and after, but not during, the ceremony.

After the Ceremony

One hour is allocated for the ceremony and photography.  A delay in the scheduled start time or a particularly lengthy ceremony will reduce the amount of time available for photography and videography.   All participants must adhere to the scheduled departure time. 

Photography and videography of weddings for third party use such as television programs, advertising, etc. is not permitted.