W. Donald Orkoskey has been providing quality event coverage through Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia for more than 12 years. Based in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood WDO Photography regularly accepts bookings in Cleveland and Youngstown Ohio, Erie, Pennsylvania, Morgantown WV, Greensburg, Pennsylvania and of course in Pittsburgh.
Don and the WDO Photography team are expert event photographers and can provide event photography for a wide range of special events from parties to fund-raisers, award ceremonies, art openings, and much more. WDO Photography has provided event photography for concerts featuring well known artists, for museum events featuring sports figures, musicians, priceless works of art, and other items of high value.
Don and his team have photographed events at venues such as Heinz Field, Cleveland Browns Stadium, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Heinz History Center and Sports Museum, The Mattress Factory, The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservancy, Heinz Chapel, Mountaineer Race Track and Casino, and numerous other locations where security demands are high. Don and his team are well versed in the security needs and procedures that typically surround these types of events and can work with you to ensure that your security concerns of those of the venue that is hosting your event are not compromised and that any non-photographable, or sensitive items and/or people are noted and avoided.
Don and his team can work hand in hand with your events coordinator or your staff to create a list of photos that you must have. This shooting script will be carried by all of the WDO Photography team members and they will use it to ensure that you get the photos that are important to you. A shooting script is just one of the extra steps that WDO Photography takes to ensure that you not only get the best photos but that you get the photos that you want; photos that portray your event the way that you want it portrayed.
Don and the WDO Photography team can photograph your event in several different ways and will work with you to ensure that you receive the style or styles of photography that you want.
One of the more popular styles in event photography today is journalistic. Journalistic photography is shot in a news style and is absent of posing, or appears to be absent of posing. Photos are typically of people interacting as in there was not a camera present. This is the more requested option and the folks at WDO Photography can provide this style of photographs or can mix journalistic coverage with more paparazzi or ”red carpet” style event photos.
Red Carpet Package
Red carpet style event photography or paparazzi style photography is bolder with higher contrast and includes mostly self-posed photos of people smiling for the camera. This style is popular for New Years parties, award galas, and other events that either feature a red carpet entrance, or mimic the feel of one. The photographers at WDO Photography can capture this style of photography exclusively, mix it with a more journalistic style, or with a more formal style.
Formal Event Package
Formal event photos are staged, posed, and can be done in front of a backdrop or done in a specific location. Formal event style photos can also be shot tethered to a laptop or other monitor, even to a projector, so that guests can see their photos. They can also be attached to a printer or a digital transfer device that will allow your guests to either leave with a memento of the event, usually a USB drive (ask about customizing them for your event), or they can provide an email address or phone number to have the photo sent to them before they leave for the evening.
Mix and Match
None of these are mutually exclusive and you’re welcome to request a mixed packages for your event. If you require a photographer at the entrance shooting red carpet style photos of your attendants as well as photographers roaming the event floor taking journalistic style photos and a formal photo area or other aspects of the formal package WDO Photography will be happy to help you with that.
Contact WDO Photography today to schedule them for your next event.