If you’re tired of the same old spots or perhaps your usual staircase photo for your family holiday card, here are seven different places in Pittsburgh perfect for your next family portrait this season.
1. The Duquesne Incline
Get the whole family together and take a ride on the incline. Make sure you have a photographer place your family accordingly before the incline begins its ascent. Snap the perfect shot of the city in the background for a very Pittsburgh holiday photo. More information on the incline here.
2. Phipps’ Winter Light Garden
Phipps’ Winter Light Garden is a gorgeous place to take a holiday card. The rainbow colored lights look especially good after a fresh snow. Phipps winter flower show has begun and runs through the first week of January. More information on Phipps winter show here.
3. Mount Washington
The quintessential Pittsburgh photo is from high atop Mount Washington. Make it extra special with Santa hats or Steeler jerseys and Santa hats. Going up for a photo after a fresh snow makes for an even prettier photo. Another possibility is taking the photo during a Steeler game for a lit up Heinz Field. More information on Mount Washington here.
4. August Wilson Mural, The Hill District
Head to the Hill District for a poignant photo for the holiday season. Inside the August Wilson Center for African American Culture is a mural celebrating Wilson. Its colorful aesthetic will make for a beautiful holiday photo celebrating the history of Pittsburgh. More information on the August Wilson Mural here.
If you want lots of bright colors and a whimsical photo, head to Randyland. Taking your photo outside the iconic happy corner building on Arch Street will make your family have one of the most unique holiday cards in the neighborhood. More information on Randyland here.
6. South Side Flats
This one may take a bit more patience. Search South Side Flats for fun murals that are begging to have their photo taken. Grab the whole family for a perfectly Pittsburgh photo at South Side Flats. The murals look especially beautiful on a sunny day. More information on South Side Flats here.
7. Station Square
Station Square has plenty of great options for holiday photos. One in particular has a view of the city in the background, making for a lovely holiday photo with the whole family. Get dressed up and get your best smiles ready for this one. More information on Station Square here.