About

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Specializing in intimate weddings, receptions, small gatherings and special occasions.

In a world of 30+ wedding television shows, hundreds of wedding websites and thousands of awe-inspiring pins, it’s no wonder why the “best day of your life” ends up becoming one of the most expectation-driven, stressful events you’ve attended; in fact, you barely even got to see or enjoy. I enjoy working with those who wish to cut through the continual noise and wedding clutter and shift their focus to what truly matters: You + Your Love + Your Commitment To One Another.


THE LOW-KEY LOVE EXPERIENCE

Low-Key Love’s services were built around the goal of providing a simple and painless wedding photography experience, free from excessive decision-making.

- Easy Online Gallery With Shopping Cart so that family and friends can order prints and products without hassling you
- Online contracting and invoicing system
- Credit card payments accepted
- Lovely, Custom-Designed, Professionally Made Books to help minimize your decision making
- I come to you for client meetings and/or we can connect via FaceTime or Skype
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About the Owner

DENA GALIE

Thank you for being here! When it comes to your wedding day, I truly believe that the most beauty can be found in every day things; your laugh lines, a child’s expression, two people embracing, the colors of nature, etc. I emphatically disbelieve in the theory that the higher and fuller the floral arrangement, the more perfect your wedding day will be. While pretty things, are, well…pretty, and make for nice photographs, you, the love of your life, and the sacredness of your commitment to one another and the joy that it brings, make for GREAT photographs…and I cannot wait to capture them for you.

PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE

You can expect to receive images primarily photojournalistic in nature, where mostly natural light is used when possible. Staying behind the scenes, in most cases, enables me to capture the pure rawness of each moment, when people are experiencing and expressing their truest emotions. I love capturing the beauty even in the subtlest of things. All images are lightly edited with modest colors and tones, so as to stick to as true as possible to the moment that your memory recollects.

IF I HAD TO DESCRIBE MYSELF IN HASHTAGS

#notfancy #tetriswhiz #doglover #isitreallygymdayagainalready? #weepingphotographer (yes, I will probably cry at your wedding) #iloveessentialoils #anddryshampoo

Follow me on my personal Instagram account @denagalie to keep tabs on what I get myself into (and if you want to get the occasional basset hound cuteness in your feed).

Journal

March 1, 2017
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Real Wedding Featured on Burgh Brides

A few years ago I had the pleasure of photographing a truly wonderful couple who said their “I do’s” at…

December 13, 2016
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5 Perks of a Small & Intimate Wedding

When it comes to your wedding guest list, less is more! While making those cuts can be difficult, the resulting…

September 29, 2016
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Jodi & Greg | Backyard Wedding | Piqua, Ohio

One of the favorite weddings I’ve ever photographed was a backyard wedding in McCandless, PA. So when the bride’s mother…

August 24, 2016
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Laura & Tom | West End Elliot Overlook & Aviary Wedding

Maybe it was all of the thoughtful details that went into making their overseas guests feel welcome…Or maybe it was the…

July 22, 2016
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Styled Shoot | Intimate Robin Hill Park Mansion Wedding

A few months ago I was fortunate enough to snag a last minute ticket to attend the “Stylish Workshop” held…

Three Rivers Heritage Trail
June 29, 2016
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Jessica & Patrick | Intimate Old St. Luke’s & Ten Penny Reception

I could truly go on for days about this wedding! Jessica and Patrick were just the coolest kids on the…

May 9, 2016
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I Believe In Prints

There is something about holding a photograph in your hands. It connects you physically to the feelings of a time…

April 2, 2016
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Kaytie & Alex | The Alpine Club | Intimate Outdoor Wedding

No chilly October afternoon was going to cool down the warmth and love shared on this day! Kaytie and Alex…

March 22, 2016
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The Low-Key Love Accordion Book

What is an Accordion Book you might ask? Accordion books are a playful alternative to the traditional book and are perfect…

Information

CURRENT PACKAGES & PRICING

The Low-Key Love packages were created with ease in mind. They’re structured by hourly need, but also include all of the basic elements. You can certainly opt for additional products or upgrades, so feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Please contact me to learn more about package options.



Intimate Weddings

$1549 & Up

3-4 Hour Packages beginning at $1549
5-6 Hour Packages beginning at $1949
7-8 Hour Packages beginning at $2249

~custom packages available~

Destination Weddings

Custom

I happily build custom destination wedding packages based off of your specific details so that you can get the best deal. Please contact me for more information.

Elopements

$799 & Up

Packages include up to 2 hours of coverage for the happy couple and the officiant (if applicable), and one location. Please contact for more information.

PRODUCTS & ADD-ONS

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The Wedding Book ($550)

The Wedding Book is carefully designed over several hours so that all the hard work is done for you. The book is 10x10, has 20 spreads, and can hold between 40-100 photographs. Click here to learn more.

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The Parent Book ($250)

The Parent Books are a nice, thoughtful way to share the memories of your big day with your parents, and/or any family member or friend. They are smaller in size and a little friendlier cost-wise. Click here to learn more.

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4x6 Print Box w/ Prints ($150)

Are you a secret scrapbooker and/or enjoy holding prints in your hands? Me too! Each box can fit up to 100 prints. Allow me to select prints for faster turn around, or your can choose which photos to print.

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2nd Photographer ($100/hr)

Given the timeline and logistics of the event, some prefer to have a 2nd shooter on hand for either the full day or for a few hours. Please let me know as soon as possible should you be interested in having a second photographer.


Packaging & Pricing FAQs

I completely understand that wedding days can get quite hectic and sometimes can get a little off schedule. Should you end up needing an extra hour or two of coverage the day of, a special hourly rate will be added to your total bill. Payment will need to be remitted before final photos are delivered. Please don't hesitate to contact me for more information.

Enough to make your head spin! Please visit the add-ons section above. Should there be a product that you’re interested in that you don’t see listed, please don’t hesitate to let me know and I can provide a price estimate. I have access to hundreds of professional print products that I can activate to your web gallery shopping cart.

If your event is within a 1 hour drive of Pittsburgh, PA you’re good! For events further out, it’s not a problem at all; however, a minimal travel fee will be calculated and customized specifically for your event to ensure that you get the best deal.

If you decide that you want to work together, let me know and we’ll chat! The step would then be to sign a wedding photography contract and submit a non-refundable retainer. Once that's done, your wedding date will officially be reserved.

The Master Key Package

Weddings are a wonderful time for celebration, as well as reflection on all of the beautiful ways in which we are fortunate. Why not spread around those good vibes, no?

Whenever you book a package with Low-Key Love, a percentage of the profits goes directly into a giving fund that is used throughout the year to participate in a variety of local non-profit efforts, right here at home!

Most Recent Donation:
Guardian Angel Medical Service Dogs
A local veterans cable service company is teaming up with a non-profit organization, Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. that provides service canines to veterans who suffer from physical disabilities or cognitive challenges. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Dena is so talented! She knew exactly what to do and made us feel at ease. She captured our wedding beautifully and we are so happy with the results!Janice & Shawn
We are absolutely OBSESSED with our pictures. You captured so much of that day and all I want is to go back to it! You were able to get the fun and love and laughter on film and we will forever be grateful. Amy & Tony
Thank you for everything you did on our wedding day! You're awesome for working so well with all of us. We had such an amazing day!Kimberly & Chris
Dena is such a kind woman and so pleasant to work with! She made the memories of our wedding day priceless!Kaytie & Alex
Our photos are amazing! We love love love how you captured us in our original state; weird. The candids are some of my favorites. They aren’t planned, they are just us.Michelle & Michael
For More Testimonials, CLICK HERE

General FAQs

Listed below are some of the common questions that I receive when clients are looking to book a photographer. Please don't hesitate to contact me if there are other questions that you may have.

With a camera always in hand since middle school, I shot my first wedding back in 2009. Since then, I’ve shot numerous weddings and events from large weddings to small, intimate backyard weddings, showers, engagement parties, rehearsals, graduation and anniversary parties, baptisms and more. What started out as a hobby business became a full-time endeavor in early 2015, and Low-Key Love was officially launched in 2016.

Yes. Rest assured that you are choosing a professional that values her business. I am happy to provide proof of insurance to any venue that requires it.

Most definitely! Your memories are extremely important to me and I take prepping for your big day very seriously. I always have with me at least 2 camera bodies, as well as a variety of lenses and extra batteries and memory cards.

Only yours! To provide the best possible customer service experience, I only take on so many weddings a year. On your wedding day, believe it or not, I become emotionally invested in you, your love story, and your celebration. It’s been said that “you don’t see a photograph, you feel it,” and limiting the amount of weddings per year allows me to immerse myself completely into capturing and preserving all of the special little moments of that day.

Of course! While blog posts are an easy and fun way to share your images with your family and friends, as well as a great way for me to showcase my work and photography style, I try to limit the number of photographs posted in the blog entries since weddings, no matter how big or small, after all, are intimate events. That being said, I am more than happy to show you a full gallery in person during our initial meeting, so please don’t hesitate to ask!

While a shot list for any formal family photos you want is most definitely helpful and welcomed, I try to avoid agreeing to extensive detailed shot lists and/or a collection of images from pinterest that you hope to recreate. While a pinterest board of photos you like would definitely help me to get a sense of the types of images you hope to have from your wedding day, time spent trying to recreate these images perfectly the day of usually results in less time spent capturing the day as it naturally unfolds, which is usually where all the magic happens.

Hopefully this won’t be the case, but I completely understand that circumstances arise unexpectedly and you may need to cancel. While the retainer is non-refundable, if you have a last-minute date change, I will do my best to accommodate the new wedding date at no additional charge.

Depending on how many hours of coverage you select, the total amount of images you may receive can be between 300-900. It depends on the timeline and happenings of the day, but usually it’s more.

All images are lightly edited with modest colors and tones, to stick to as true as possible to the moment that your memory recollects My main focus is photographing the way people love. Your wedding photos will be a testament to the fact that you are loved just the way you are. What someone sees when they look at your wedding photographs isn’t the size of your waist, it’s the size of your smile, and the natural glow on your face when you’re standing next to your new spouse.

Will I remove blemishes? Sure! But at heart, my goal is to create authentic images.

Most definitely! I typically try to wait until it gets closer to your wedding date. That way, I know I can get a more accurate picture of what the weather, landscape characteristics, and lighting situations will be on your actual event date. I am happy to schedule this with the venue coordinator so that’s one less thing you have to worry about.

You sure will! While a majority of the photos you will receive will be in color, I typically include some black and white edits, depending on the shot. If you find that you would like to have a color photo from your gallery printed in black & white, there is an option for that if you order prints through the shopping cart attached to your online gallery.

Get In Touch



Contact Details

Like what you see? Interested in what you’ve been reading? Thank you for taking the time to get this far! I’d be happy to hear from you to see if we’d make a great team for this momentous occasion. Please don’t ever hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

Office Hours

Office hours are M-F 10-4. Please allow at least 1-2 business days for responses to email inquiries.