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Mt. Lebanon High School Fashion Show 2015 | Pittsburgh Senior Photographer

I had the honor and pleasure of photographing the 2015 Fashion Show at Mt. Lebanon High School. I’m told this is an annual tradition that goes back many years!  The theme this year was “Our 15 Minutes of Fame, ” inspired by Andy Warhol, and proceeds from the event went to Best Buddies and Mt. Lebanon’s Officer Reimer.  The girls in the fashion club did an amazing job coordinating the show, and the clothes were top notch, some even designed and sewn by Mt. Lebanon students.  I was extremely impressed overall by the professional and kind attitude of Mt. Lebanon students and am so proud to be a part of this wonderful community!

 

Are you looking for a senior portrait photographer in Pittsburgh?  Click here for senior portraits by Missy Timko from Powder Blue Photography.  Powder Blue Photography offers on location portraits in and around Pittsburgh, including the South Hills, McMurray, Peters Township, Canonsburg, Bridgeville, Upper St. Clair, South Fayette, Mt. Lebanon, Cecil Township, Squirrel Hill, Regent Square, and Shadyside areas.  Please contact Missy to discuss session options!

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A Sweet Gesture 2015 | Duquesne Club Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Photographer | The Family Life Fund

I had the pleasure of once again working with the wonderful board of the Family Life Fund at A Sweet Gesture 2015.  The Family Life Fund is dedicated to helping families cope with a child’s compromised health or well-being.  This is an organization that recognizes and honors the impact of family in a child’s life.  When a child faces challenges, the entire family is affected.

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These ladies devote so much time and energy into creating this stunning event, and they do it for our kids!  The event was co-chaired by Laura Mabon and Tori Yoos.

duquesne club pittsburgh charity event photographer

duquesne club pittsburgh charity event photographer

This event is one of the Family Life Auxiliary’s main fundraisers is and I was lucky enough to attend and photograph it last year as well.

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The Duquesne Club is absolutely gorgeous!

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Dorothy Pollon was honored at this event for all she does for kids–she is always at the Family Life Fund events that I have photographed and has been an amazing supporter of Family Life at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.

Thank to all who attended!  I feel very fortunate to live in a city where the best of support is available to our kids and families!

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Are you looking for a family or senior portrait photographer in Pittsburgh?  Powder Blue Photography offers on location family portraits in and around Pittsburgh, including the South Hills, McMurray, Peters Township, Canonsburg, Bridgeville, Upper St. Clair, South Fayette, Mt. Lebanon, Cecil Township, Squirrel Hill, Regent Square, and Shadyside areas.  Please contact Missy to discuss session options!

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Events Giving On Location

UnWINEd Event at Narcisi Winery Benefitting the Cancer & Blood Disorder Auxiliary at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

In August I volunteered my photography services at a beautiful event at La Casa Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia.  They have beautiful grounds and facilities that are open for tasting and touring, and I look forward to the opportunity to go back there!

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I did a red carpet style photo booth and then photographed the speakers and general event happenings.

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Speakers included event co-chairs Tiffany Casarcia and Debbie DePew, emcee WTAE’s Mike Clark, and moving commentary by doctors and parents of Children’s Hospital patients.

Next up is the Sweet Gesture event at the Duquesne Club that I will be photographing in two weeks!  So glad to have this opportunity to raise funds again for CHP!

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Families Giving Kids On Location

Pittsburgh Family Photographer | Hawk Family | Moon Township Photographer

This family came to me by way of one of the auctions I did for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.  It was a refreshing change of pace to work with older “kids,” and while I do love chasing around toddlers & babies, I hope to connect with more families with middle-high school aged kids!

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The girls had fun ideas and were great at doing all of the silly ideas that I proposed.

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I hope to do senior portraits with these stunning beauties in the future!  So pretty!

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Dad is a lucky guy 🙂

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Are you looking for a family or senior portrait photographer in Pittsburgh?  Powder Blue Photography offers on location family portraits in and around Pittsburgh, including the South Hills, McMurray, Peters Township, Canonsburg, Bridgeville, Upper St. Clair, South Fayette, Mt. Lebanon, Cecil Township, Squirrel Hill, Regent Square, and Shadyside areas.  Please contact Missy to discuss session options!

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Events Giving

Casino Royale Event Benefiting the Hearing Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

This spring I had the honor of volunteering my photography services for another event held by the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.  I have done several events for them now and they are always a pleasure to work with.  It is a strong personal goal and mission of my business to provide service whenever possible to help kids & families in need.

The evening began with a lovely dinner and with speakers, both patients and doctors at the Hearing Center.

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The event was called Casino Royale, so following dinner there was a casino night!  Lots of lovely guests. and even a photobomber!

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You win some, you lose some! 🙂

children's hospital pittsburgh foundation hearing center event photos

Thanks CHP Foundation for inviting me to this lovely event!

I am always looking for great local causes to support with either event photography services or auction donations.  If you know of a wonderful organization that supports local kids and families, please get in touch.

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Events Giving

A Sweet Gesture at Inventionland 2014 | Pittsburgh Photographer | Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

I had the pleasure of joining the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation for another fabulous event!  This one took place at Inventionland, in Fox Chapel area of Pittsburgh on Valentine’s Day, 2014.  This event was sponsored by Direct Energy and by many other gracious organizations and selfless people who donated their time and energy to coordinate and plan this event.

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Frank Sinatra impersonator and local actors posing as Venetian characters.

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The live auction was my favorite part, and this auctioneer was very persuasive!  Funds raised went to the Family Life Auxiliary at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Next event… Casino Royale at the Rivers Club next weekend!  Thank you Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation for including me in this wonderful event!

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Are you looking for a maternity, newborn, family, or baby photographer in Pittsburgh?  Powder Blue Photography offers in-home and studio portraits of newborn babies and maternity and on location family portraits in and around Pittsburgh, including the South Hills, McMurray, Peters Township, Canonsburg, Bridgeville, Upper St. Clair, South Fayette, Mt. Lebanon, Cecil Township, Squirrel Hill, Regent Square, and Shadyside areas.  Please contact Missy to schedule a maternity appointment and a tentative date for your newborn session.  Maternity sessions take place around 33-36 weeks, and newborn sessions take place in the first 10 days of life.  Family sessions take place anytime!  Now booking June-December 2014.

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In Style With Children’s | Pittsburgh Family Photographer | Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation | Omni William Penn Hotel

Yesterday was the In Style with Children’s fashion show benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.  This was such a stunning event, so well organized and beautiful!  I met some wonderful people, all with giving and loving hearts, helping the kids of Pittsburgh to be as healthy as can be!

All of the photos from this event, including vendors, runway photos, and all of the red carpet photos, can be found here: http://prints.powderbluephoto.com/instyle  Highlights are below!

We started with a red carpet photo shoot–I captured these photos as guests arrived to the event, I had so much fun with this!

in style with children's red carpet photos

in style with children's red carpet photos

in style with children's red carpet photos

Then there was a lovely presentation by event organizers, including some speeches by Children’s Hospital patients, describing their experiences.  These were the highlight of the event, with many audience members becoming emotional hearing about these young women’s struggles and their experiences going through treatment.

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Following the presentation was the fashion show, featuring YoBro, Miss Priss Kids, J. Hilburn, and Kiya Tomlin dresses with Emy Mack shoes.

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In style with children's runway fashion show photos

In style with children's runway fashion show photos

In style with children's runway fashion show photos

In style with children's runway fashion show photos

In style with children's runway fashion show photos

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In style with children's runway fashion show photos

In style with children's runway fashion show photos

In style with children's runway fashion show photos

Check out these adorable and fun kiddo models!

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I guess the adults are cute too 🙂

In style with children's runway fashion show models backstage

In style with children's runway fashion show kids models backstage

All of the photos from this event, including vendors, runway photos, and all of the red carpet photos, can be found here: http://prints.powderbluephoto.com/instyle

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Ritz & Glitz on Grandview | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

The Outreach Teen & Family Services benefit gala is this weekend, and check out the list of donors!!  It’s pretty much a tour of everything that’s great about Pittsburgh and a walk down Washington Rd. in Mt. Lebanon.  I don’t know about you, but I would like one of everything!

 

Are you looking for a maternity or newborn baby photographer?  Powder Blue Photography offers in-home and in-studio portraits of newborn babies and on-location or in-home maternity portraits in and around the Pittsburgh South Hills and Mt. Lebanon areas.  Please contact Missy to schedule a maternity appointment and a tentative date for your newborn session.  Maternity sessions take place around 35 weeks (depending on mama’s stature), and newborn sessions take place in the first 10 days of life.

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HHH Benefit Portraits | Pittsburgh Baby Photographer

In March I had the pleasure of doing a mini session benefit for Hayden’s Helping Hands, a Portland non-profit that helps to pay delivery bills for families who have suffered the stillborn birth of their child. A heartfelt thank you to all the families who came out in support of HHH; your donations mean a lot to families.  Thanks also to the Warehouse Cafe for hosting… what a lovely venue for a photo shoot!

 

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Are you looking for a family, maternity, or newborn baby photographer?  Powder Blue Photography offers in-home and in-studio portraits of newborn babies and on-location or in-home maternity and family portraits in and around the Pittsburgh South Hills and Mt. Lebanon.  Please contact Missy to schedule a maternity appointment and a tentative date for your newborn session.  Maternity sessions take place around 35 weeks (depending on mama’s stature), and newborn sessions take place in the first 10 days of life.  Family sessions take place anytime!

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Please join me for spring mini sessions to benefit Hayden’s Helping Hands!

I am pleased to offer spring mini sessions at only $50 per child to take place on March 10th at the Warehouse Cafe in Portland!  100% of the session proceeds will go to Hayden’s Helping Hands.

I did a maternity session with Rebekka, the founder of HHH, and from that session I got some of the most beautiful and radiant maternity images I have ever seen!  Such a lovely lady, she started the foundation in 2010 after losing a little one.  I am donating all of the session fees from this day to HHH in the hopes that they can help other families who have experienced the most tragic kind of loss.

I’m looking forward to a fun day… cherishing the memory of children who have passed, and celebrating the lives of our little ones that are here with us.  We mamas are so truly lucky!  Sessions are limited; please call or email today to reserve your preferred time slot.