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About Missy

Photographer Missy Timko


My name is Missy Timko and I am a portrait photographer in Pittsburgh, residing in Mt. Lebanon, PA. My focus is on families with young children, and I specialize in custom portraiture of newborn babies, maternity, baby’s first year, toddlers, kids, and families. I have a clean, timeless, and modern style, and I love kids and babies!

You may view my professional qualifications and degrees in LinkedIn. I studied photography, art, and design at California State University, Chico (undergraduate degree) and at Parsons School of Design in NYC (Master's). I have spent a large part of my career teaching photography to kids and young adults, and I love to share my expertise by teaching classes & workshops. I have applied my expertise in photography to a few different lines of work, including high school and college teaching, but my favorite is newborn, child, maternity, and family portraiture.


I shoot in clients’ homes, on location, or in my uptown Mt. Lebanon studio, and most of my clients live in the city of Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Point Breeze, Regent Square, or Pittsburgh's outlying communities of Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Wexford, Sewickley, Cranberry Township, and Fox Chapel.

I am very active on social media, so please follow me on Facebook (for my latest portrait, event, and commercial work) and my business Instagram (portraits I’ve taken and behind-the-scenes images) and my personal Instagram (photos of my kids!).

My Favorites

Color: Mint green, gray

Beverage: Coffee, iced coffee, hot coffee, more coffee, green smoothies, lemon water. I also like craft cocktails on occasion, usually when I am eating at a great local restaurant!

Indulgent treat: Chocolate covered pretzels, brownies

Place to shop: Nordstrom, Madewell, Dwell & Slumber

Tv, books, movies, music: Homeland, 1990s-2000’s indie rock, Wes Anderson movies, Michel Gondry anything, and I used to read intellectual-type literature before I had kids, but now it's primarily best seller fiction & non-fiction.

Restaurant or food: Aladdin’s, Pizza A’Badamo, Cafe Io

Season: Fall = my birthday, Halloween, and Thanksgiving!

Places in Pittsburgh: Schenley Park, Carnegie Art Museum, The Point


Please look around my website and get a feel for my photography and who I am, including testimonials. Call or text me for information on sessions at 412-559-3889, or email me. I look forward to talking!

Qualifications

Please connect with me on LinkedIn, where you may view my education and experience. I received my undergraduate degree at California State University, Chico and my Master's at Parsons School of Design and Bank Street College of Education in NYC. I teach classes & workshops at my studio and have a vast amount of education experience, including high school and college teaching. I have been working as a professional photographer since 2010.

Where I work

I shoot in my Mt. Lebanon studio or on location--outdoors and in client homes & workplaces. Most of my clients are based in the city of Pittsburgh and the outlying communities.

How to follow my work

I am very active on social media, so please follow me on Facebook (for my latest portrait, event, and commercial work) and my business Instagram (portraits I’ve taken and behind-the-scenes images) and my personal Instagram (photos of my kids!).

Please get in touch to schedule your project or for more information. I look forward to hearing from you!