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Pittsburgh wedding photographerPittsburgh Portrait Photographer | Wedding Photographer | Pet Photographer

Lisa West is a Pittsburgh portrait photographer that specializes in wedding photography, family portraits, high school senior portraits and professional pet photography. Lisa has over 15 years of photography experience and studied at Pittsburgh Filmmakers located in Pittsburgh, PA, where she earned a certificate in fine art photography. In 2006, Lisa West officially started her photography business specializing in family and pet photography.

While combining creative fine art and traditional photography styles, Lisa focuses on relationships and captures her subject’s true personality. Lisa works closely with each of her clients and prefers to photograph families on-location.

Lisa is a huge animal lover and was voted as one of the best pet photographers in the Pittsburgh area by CBS Local in 2012. Her photography has been published in a variety of books, calendars and magazines.

Being a passionate animal advocate, Lisa West is always happy to donate photography services to help local animal shelters. Since 2006, Lisa West has been donating services to help the Humane Animal Rescue, Hello Bully and Animal Friends.

Lisa West Photography is located in West Mifflin, PA and serves Pittsburgh, PA, Ohio, West Virginia and surrounding areas. For more information, please call (412) 720-6368 or email Lisa at info@lisawestphotos.com.


Fun facts about me
  • If you haven’t noticed by now, I absolutely adore animals!
  • I fell in love with photography when I was 12 years old. I began photographing my family, friends and pets after my Dad bought me my very first camera.
  • I love inspirational quotes. They lift up my spirit and bring me strength when times are hard.
  • I read the Bible often.
  • I’m a hopeless romantic.
  • I grew up on a military base in Virginia.
  • I’m a country girl at heart.
  • I love being outside enjoying nature – hiking, biking, kayaking or just being outside soaking up the sun.
  • I have four furbabies – Bella, Bear-bear, Peanut and Jasmine, aka Jazzy.
  • I have three aquariums.
  • I love to cook healthy meals!!
  • Gardening is one of my hobbies.
     

Awards and Published Work

Top 25 Best Wedding Photographers in Pittsburgh 2017 by Expertise.com

WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards 2017

Top 25 Best Wedding Photographers in Pittsburgh 2016 by Expertise.com

Our Best Friends’ Calendar 2014 by Western PA Humane Society

Our Best Friends’ Calendar 2013 by Western PA Humane Society

Dog Fancy Magazine 2013

Our Best Friends’ Calendar 2012 by Western PA Humane Society

Our Best Friends’ Calendar 2011 by Western PA Humane Society

Photographer’s Forum Best of College Photography Annual 2006 – Finalist

Kittens USA 2004-2005 Annual

Photographer’s Forum Best of Photography Annual 2005 -Finalist

Photographer’s Forum Best of Photography Annual 2004 -Finalist

Photographer’s Forum Best of College Photography Annual 2004 – Finalist

Photographer’s Forum Best of Photography Annual 2003 -Finalist

International Photography Awards 2003 Honorable Mention- People & Pets Series

International Photography Awards 2003 Honorable Mention- Aquarium Series

Photographer’s Forum Best of Photography Annual 2002 -Finalist


Press

North Hills Monthly Magazine – Say Woof! Photographers Capture Human-Animal Bond by Erica Cebzanov, Nov 30, 2015

Pittsburgh Magazine – The Pet Lover’s Guide by Melissa Rayworth, February, 2013

CBS Local -Best Places For Pet Photography In Pittsburgh by Cheree Charmello, May 25, 2012

Tribune Review – by William Loeffler January 15, 2009


Public Art Displays

Pleasant Hills Pet Hospital 171 Green Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15236 (412) 655-8710


Exhibitions

Pittsburgh Filmmakers – 2007 Student Exhibition – Dream Series – 4×5 Large Format

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape – 81 South 19th Street, Pittsburgh, PA -PAAR Art shows – April 16th, 2004, October 17th, 2005 and October 7th, 2006

Bedford County Arts Council – Group exhibition November 2003


Giving Back

Western PA Humane Society – 1101 Western Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15233 – Our Best Friends’ Calendar 2014

Camp Bow Wow – Pittsburgh South – 971 Killarney Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15234 – Special Holiday Event November 16th, 2013. A portion of the proceeds to Western PA Humane Society

Western PA Humane Society – 1101 Western Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15233 – Our Best Friends’ Calendar 2013

Pet Connection, Inc. – 2013 -127 Sunrise Lane, Avonmore, PA 15618

Camp Bow Wow – Pittsburgh South – 971 Killarney Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15234 – Special Holiday Event November 10th, 2012. A portion of the proceeds to Western PA Humane Society

Western PA Humane Society – 1101 Western Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15233 – Our Best Friends’ Calendar 2012

Animal Friends – 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 -Animal Friends W(h)ine tasting event April 20, 2012

Animal Friends -562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 – Black Tie Events 2007-2012

Hello Bully – 4885-A McKnight Road #197 Pittsburgh, PA 15237 – 2011 Lovers Not Fighters Gala

Camp Bow Wow – Pittsburgh South – 971 Killarney Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15234 – Special Holiday Event November 19th, 2011. A portion of the proceeds to Western PA Humane Society

Western PA Humane Society – 1101 Western Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15233 – Our Best Friends’ Calendar 2011

Western PA Humane Society – 1101 Western Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15233 – Animal Walk 2007

Animal Friends – 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 – Blessing of the Animals 2007