Experience forever the expressions, the laughs, the hugs, and the feelings of loved ones captured for a lifetime. Let us create a beautiful treasure of these special moments especially for you.
Who We Are
512 Designs was founded in 1990 by me (Mike Martin) and my wife Loretta in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. After purchasing a VHS video camera for fun, I videotaped my first wedding for a friend that I worked with. Right off the bat, I seemed to have an eye for taking great shots and editing them into a fun and memorable video. This is when Loretta and I decided to start our own video business called 512 Designs.
After a few years of growing that business, we added photography to our service and we’re now satisfying our customers who need video, photography or both. No matter what we’re shooting, we make it a fun experience and try to liven the mood with some laughter and jokes….and yes…some of them are bad. But at the end of the day, you’ll remember having a great time during the shoot and after you receive your photos or video.
Our business now includes our son David as a second video shooter and our daughter Alexis who is a second photographer. She also does most of our photo retouching. So you can definitely say it’s a family business.
So where did the name 512 Designs come from? Well, Ferrari’s are my favorite super cars…especially the older ones. I’d love to own a 308 GTS some day, but I also like the Ferrari 512…which includes the Testarossa. So we chose 512 as the number since it looks better as a design element and is also easier to pronounce as a company name. And now you know 🙂
"I cannot express how extremely happy we are with the work of 512 Designs. We first saw their work on our friend's wedding video years before we got married and I never forgot it. I knew if I hired a videographer for our wedding, it was going to be 512 Designs. We have had three friends also use them after seeing our wedding DVD.
I'm telling you there is nobody out there that can do it better for their price. I highly recommend 512 Designs."
Michelle and Mark
We had such a good time during our photo engagement session. Mike and Loretta kept the shoot upbeat and fun and they took some amazing pictures. Even though both of us are a bit shy, we felt totally at ease during the day.
Maria and Derek
Thank you so much for creating amazing photos of our wedding day. You guys hit it out of the park. We're so happy with them and can't wait to show our friends and family. You got shots that I didn't even know happen. We'll definitely be sending business your way.
All we can say is WOW. Our photos and video are amazing. We're so happy that we chose 512 Designs to photograph and videotape our special day. Mike and Loretta were very fun to work with, yet, didn't keep us from enjoying our day. Most of the time we didn't even know they were there. We will definitely be telling all of our family and friends about them. Thanks soooo much!!!