Pittsburgh Senior Photographer | Tasha M. Senior Portraits | Mt. Lebanon, PA

Pittsburgh Senior Photographer | Tasha M. Senior Portraits | Mt. Lebanon, PA
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My senior portrait involved a piece of scalloped velvet that was clamped on around my shoulders, and a single unretouched studio portrait–location shooting was not on anybody’s radar back in 1995.  Check out my totally 90s senior portrait here.

Thank goodness that has changed (unlike my haircut, which is quite similar), as evidenced by these location shots of the gorgeous Tasha M below.  My job in these shots was to capture Tasha’s essence– she’s a beautiful, easygoing, fun, kind and natural young woman–and also capture her confidence and elegant maturity.

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Senior portraits are a time to showcase talents and personality!  Tasha is passionate about dance, and with very little direction from me, she confidently danced and leapt around the field, creating a series of rhythmic and lyrical shapes for me to photograph, mingled with the light and colors of the summer setting.  I always encourage seniors to schedule their session for summer (beautiful sunsets and summer clothes seem to be popular with this age group), so March-April of Junior is the ideal time to book.

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While this white dress on Tasha’s beautiful skin was amazing, she also wanted to experiment with having her wear a vivid print.  You guessed it–also amazing.

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I’ve written on this blog how nice it is to fold family and cultural traditions into family portraits, and this group shot of the women in Tasha’s life is a beautiful example of that. Originally from Africa and world travelers all, Mom, Grandma and older sister–her greatest role models and mentors–graciously agreed to pose for a group photo.  (They came along as her cheerleaders, but were not expecting to be photographed that day!)

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I wish Tasha the best as she goes on to college with the goal of studying to become an MD.

Here is a video showing more shots of Tasha:

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Missy Timko is the photographer behind Powder Blue Photography, a boutique photography studio located in Pittsburgh, PA. She specializes in newborns, maternity, families, seniors, and head shots.  Missy’s style is simple, natural, and clean, both posed and lifestyle photography with beautiful natural backdrops, and Missy also runs a studio in the West End Village in Pittsburgh.  There are many session options, from full length custom sessions to quick updates of just the kids, inside the studio or outside in a beautiful natural or urban location in Pittsburgh.  Contact Missy for availability.

Pittsburgh Senior Photographer | Mt. Lebanon High School Class of 2016 | Elena

Pittsburgh Senior Photographer | Mt. Lebanon High School Class of 2016 | Elena
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I have been working with many seniors in the past couple months and I love it so so so much!  They are so vibrant and full of personality!

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I had way too many keepers from this session but these next two are my absolute favorites.  I just love her expression and her pose.

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This is a spot Elena picked out at Mellon Park for its pretty skyline in the background.  So Pittsburgh!  Love it.Pittsburgh senior photographer senior girl mt lebanon senior session mellon park pittsburgh

Make sure you take a look at the outtakes from this session on my Instagram!

Pittsburgh senior photographer senior girl mt lebanon senior session mellon park pittsburghIt can very difficult to get a serious expression from someone who is so sparkly and happy, but I managed to get a few and they are as gorgeous as her smile!

pittsburgh senior photography session at mellon park in pittsburgh black and whiteYou can see the rest of this session in this video:

Thank you so much Elena!  It’s been an absolute joy working with you!

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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!

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

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