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Our vision

We want every single wedding we photograph to receive an epic wedding portrait to hang on the wall and an album to show their grandchildren! 

Why choose Erika & Jake Hatfield
for your wedding?

Wedding days go by so fast it’s insane! There isn’t always a ton of time to take photos while your guests are waiting for you at the reception and so we are thrilled to announce that we now offer assistance planning your wedding timeline and NEWLYWED sessions.

We will make sure you get an incredible wedding portrait that truly represents your love as a unique couple, even if we shoot it at sunset right after your wedding or honeymoon! 

About the Hatfields

Pittsburgh, PA and Destination Wedding Photographers 

This photo was taken on our wedding day by Ruschel Studio on cinco de mayo 2005. 7 years later we renewed our vows in a colorful ceremony complete with a taco bar. We are still totally in love over 13 years later and love working with other fun couples. We have found that every couple has their own rhythm and interests and our photos reflect not only what happened throughout the day but also who the couple are 🙂 


We enjoy being outdoors and are looking for creative couples to work with in 2019. Themed weddings are our favorite and we would love to photograph a Halloween themed wedding – it’s our favorite holiday, we love to dress up! 


Wedding portraits as EPIC as your MARRIAGE

Choosing the right photographers for your wedding is one of the most important decisions you will make.As you plan your wedding, the costs will begin to add up. Even if we are not the right photographers for your wedding, we strongly urge you to choose a professional photographer who can consistently deliver high quality images because there are no opportunities for a redo when it comes to wedding photography.

The best way to determine if we are the right photographers for you is to schedule a time to talk over the phone or meet in person. It is essential to us that we are a good fit because you spend your entire wedding day with your photographers. 


Get in touch

Use a contact button on this page or give us a call so we can make sure we have your date available and answer your questions.

Save our date

With your contract signed and paid deposit, we begin holding your date and planning how we will make your wedding portraits unique.

Wedding Day

You just enjoy your first day as a married couple and we will do everything we can do to ensure the day goes smoothly.

Choose portraits

Come in to our home studio 3 weeks after your wedding to choose your album photos and we can help you select the best wall portraits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our approach varies throughout the wedding day. During the ceremony and reception, we use a photojournalistic approach by capturing moments as they unfold from different angles. Generally, we will do some portraits before the wedding and immediately following the ceremony and at these times our style is more similar to our other portrait work. 

Erika has been the primary photographer for over 40 weddings and assisted other photographers with many more weddings. Jake began photographing weddings this year and has been continuing his education and refining his skills by working as a second shooter with multiple photographers. 

We shoot with professional grade Canon DSLRs. Our main cameras are Canon 5d Mark iv and iii’s and we have a variety of lenses. We use both natural and artificial lighting at almost every wedding. Some churches and venues have beautiful natural lighting and no supplemental lighting. Other churches are darker and I may use flash as needed, unless not permitted by the officiant. Make sure you check with your officiant on the photography rules for the ceremony venue.  

The average is around 800 images for a full day wedding. This really depends on the timeline of the day and the number of guests and varies for each wedding. We do not limit the amount of images we shoot throughout the day so some weddings receive more than 800 images. You will be able to view your images in our studio 3 weeks after the wedding. Digital files may be downloaded when you have chosen your album images, by the bride and groom along with family and friends if you wish.


Our full day wedding photography package includes photography with Erika & Jake from the time you’re getting ready until the last few guests are on the dance floor. The first 10 spreads of your 12×12 album are included as well as the digital files with print release. Our rate for full day wedding coverage is 3600, split into three payments. 

We do not have other packages but are happy to talk to couples on a case by case basis for shorter wedding days. Send us a message with details about your day and we will get back to you with a custom quote. We do always include an album with our wedding photography because we believe all couples should receive a printed heirloom from such an important day. 

Couples love us! See our reviews on The Knot.

WOWZA!! I’m absolutely blown away by their talent! They’re so very very easy to work with and I mean... just LOOK at the skill here! They’re obviously so talented but even better, they’re so easy going. The photo shoot felt more like hanging out with friends and having a fun and silly time than a stuffy posing parade with a stranger who can’t even remember your name. I’m beyond impressed with how gorgeous these shots came out!"


Erika photographed our wedding on the beach as well as our trash the dress. We were extremely happy with her pictures as well as her service. She goes above and beyond to give pictures that truly stand out."