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Babies Families On Location

Pittsburgh Family Photographer | Loughridge Family

So many of my clients want to shoot their annual family portraits in the fall, but this session is going to make a strong case for a summer session!  Look at the beautiful, lush summer leaves and flowers!  Additionally, it’s warm for baby and the light is gorgeous.  Pro tip for summer sessions–bug spray!!

outdoor family portraits. neutral outfit ideas for family portraits. chambray pink white.

We shot this session at my favorite South Hills location and it was as perfect as ever.  I knew I could leave it to Mom Jill to coordinate great threads for her family too–beautiful pinks & blues looked soft and pretty on the summery backdrop.

outdoor family portraits. neutral outfit ideas for family portraits. chambray pink white.

This session is baby Andra’s 12-momnth session for her Baby Plan, so I have gotten to know the girls pretty well at this point!  This kind of familiarity allows me to get the best of expressions!

outdoor family portraits. neutral outfit ideas for family portraits. chambray pink white.

I’m happy to call this family “friends” as well, I know mom from Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s club!

outdoor family portraits. neutral outfit ideas for family portraits. chambray pink white.

Baby Andra started walking days after this session–perfect timing. 🙂

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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 headshots. Missy’s style is simple, natural, and clean, a mix of slightly 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 little sessions, inside the studio or outside in a beautiful natural or urban location in Pittsburgh.  Contact Missy for rates and availability.

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Babies Events Families

Leela’s 1st Birthday | Pittsburgh Baby Photographer | Shabby Chic Summer Backyard Party

As a baby and family photographer I am sometimes asked to photograph special milestone events in my clients’ lives, and every once in a while I am able to make this work with my busy portrait schedule!  I was thrilled to be able to photography baby Leela’s first birthday party in July!  It was thoughtfully designed by Encore Event Design.

shabby chic one year old birthday party decor. balloon arch.

Leela’s family went all-out for this event and with valet parking, a fully staffed bar, and the most lovely decor, including a beautiful photo backdrop from Vintage Alley in Pittsburgh.  This was set up for guests to take selfies, but I took advantage of the lovely setup and posed Leela’s family while we waited for her to wake up from her afternoon nap. 🙂

shabby chic one year old birthday party decor. photo booth PhotoBooth backdrop made of barn doors.

Can you believe this beautiful family portrait we got with Leela just minutes after she woke up?  What a sweet baby!  Leela is one of NINE granddaughters (yes, all girls!!), with four aunts on her mom’s side alone, so we gathered up as many of the ladies as we could very quickly and got them all in a snapshot.

barn doors backdrop for photo booth. first birthday party decor shabby chic rustic.

This party was all about the details, and the dessert table was no exception!  Everything looked delicious and lovely!  Cake and desserts by Desserts Allure and Nice to be Iced.

 

One of my favorite details was the precious jewelry on Leela’s feet!

shabby chic first birthday party dessert table with face painter, balloon artist, string lights, flowers.

Leela didn’t disappoint on the cake smash!  She dug in with the help of mom, dad, her two sisters, and her grandmas! The biggest smile came when she fed mom a bite! 🙂

first birthday cake smash fondant buttercream smash cake. sage green pink fringe banner number 1 one.

Happy first birthday Leela!  I was honored to share your special day with you!

shabby chic one year old birthday party decor. face painting ideas. balloon animals birthday party.

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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 headshots. Missy’s style is simple, natural, and clean, a mix of slightly posed and lifestyle photography with beautiful natural backdrops, and Missy also runs a studio in Pittsburgh.  There are many session options, from full-length custom sessions to little sessions, inside the studio or outside in a beautiful natural or urban location in Pittsburgh.  Contact Missy for rates and availability.

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Babies Families On Location

Anna Rose 12 Month Session

Baby Anna Rose is a year already–that went by so quickly!  Her newborn session is here.

We shot this family session at the Frick Art & Historical Center–dad is a board member, so we were allowed access to the gorgeous property for portraits, such a privilege!

pittsburgh family photography session at frick art and historical center in pittsburgh, pa.  12 month old baby girl and family.

This lovely smocked dress was work by baby’s mom in her 1 year portraits!  So nice when we can incorporate family heirlooms into new portraits!

pittsburgh family photography session at frick art and historical center in pittsburgh, pa.  12 month old baby girl and family.

That mama hugs slays me, love it.

pittsburgh family photography session at frick art and historical center in pittsburgh, pa.  12 month old baby girl and family.

Anna Rose did great as the sun started setting… though this is not usually the best time for babies at home, they usually can tolerate an outdoor session at sunset because there is a lot to look at!  Stopping for snacks is a must though!

pittsburgh family photography session at frick art and historical center in pittsburgh, pa.  12 month old baby girl and family.

I’m a sucker for Mini Boden & tiny Saltwater Sandals!  🙂

pittsburgh family photography session at frick art and historical center in pittsburgh, pa.  12 month old baby girl and family.pittsburgh family photography session at frick art and historical center in pittsburgh, pa.  12 month old baby girl and family.

It’s been a joy and a pleasure working with this family throughout Anna Rose’s first year!  Happy b-day Anna Rose!

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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 headshots. Missy’s style is simple, natural, and clean, a mix of slightly 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 shorter Baby & Child or maternity sessions, inside the studio or outside in a beautiful natural or urban location in Pittsburgh.  Contact Missy for rates and availability.

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Babies Families On Location

Baby Jack is 1!

Baby Jack is a year old!  To finish off his first year baby plan, we headed to Mellon Park in Pittsburgh for a family session. We shot this session around 6 pm when the lighting was just right! Usually babies do okay at this hour for a family session because there is so much to look at that they are able to hang in there a little later than usual. Jack did great!

first year baby photography session at mellon park in pittsburgh.

The middle photo Jack is showing off his sign language skills (“more”)–this is something I SO wish I had taught my kids when they were babies… it just gives them so much more control over communication when they aren’t quite able to talk yet.  I think it must take the frustration level for babies down a couple notches.  This little guy is super content and happy every time I’ve seen him, so something is working! 🙂

first year baby photography session at mellon park in pittsburgh.

One of Jack’s favorite snacks is peanut butter puffs–a strange delicacy found at convenience stores all over, but one I hadn’t tried before.  He was kind enough to let me try one, and I have to say… I get it.

first year baby photography session at mellon park in pittsburgh.

At the end of Jack’s session we let him roam free, and I caught these images of him closer to sunset.  I used my hand to shield the sunlight from coming directly into my lens, which gave the top of some of these images a hazy pink quality that I really like.  Do you see it?

first year baby photography session at mellon park in pittsburgh.

Jack–you are the sweetest little guy and I am going to miss seeing you every few months!  Happy birthday!

Check out Jack as a newborn here:

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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, babies, and seniors. Missy’s style is simple, natural, and clean, a mix of slightly 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 shorter Baby & Child or maternity sessions, inside the studio or outside in a beautiful natural or urban location in Pittsburgh.  Contact Missy for rates and availability.

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Babies Families On Location

Pittsburgh Family Photographer | Happy 1st Birthday, Beau!

Have a look at Baby Beau’s First Birthday shoot, part of the family’s Baby Plan.  These photographs were taken on July 22 in Upper St. Clair.

Shooting was tough the first time!  A typical growing toddler, Beau wanted to “fly away” so badly, that it was next to impossible to get anything but a blur!

(But don’t forget that you and I always have the option to say “This kid is a little too tired/hungry/whatever today, let’s try this another day.”  And that’s what the three of us decided to do.  No harm, no foul, no charge.  I’m a mom; I get it.)

We rescheduled the session and it worked out much better the second time.
Of course, the great thing about toddlers is how hilarious they are.  Baby Beau kept Mom and Dad laughing (even though it was very hot!), and we got some memorable and beautiful photographs that will be treasured forever.  Good boy, Beau!  (cuddle, cuddle)

For some reason, this little “birdie” brought to mind a poem I remember from my college poetry class:

What does little birdie say
In his nest at peep of day?
Let me fly, says little birdie,
Mother, let me fly away.
Birdie, rest a little longer,
Till thy little wings are stronger…….

–From Cradle Song, Alfred Lord Tennyson

Is there ever a more exciting year than baby’s first year!  Forget the lack of sleep, forget the stress……all we will remember later is how completely adorable they are.  Fortunately, Mom and Dad captured Beau’s first year with the Powder Blue Baby Plan so that not a moment of that first year is lost.  Blink and they’re all grown up!

Check out Beau’s newborn session here:

The rest of this session is here:


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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 headshots. 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.

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Babies Families On Location

Pittsburgh Baby Photographer | Payne Family | Toddler Session

I have been watching this tiny beauty grow since our newborn session last year. She has grown the most gorgeous head of hair (who could have guessed from her newborn hair?? kidding!!) and delightful personality!  She just started walking a couple weeks before our session so I was able to capture that “baby deer” wobbliness and she couldn’t run away from me too quickly yet!

pittsburgh family session at schepley park on the yellow bridge

This is my all-time favorite location for portraits in pittsburgh because is is SO versatile and there are gorgeous spots at every time of day, year round.  That said, my favorite time is the very end of the say when the light is soft and pretty!

pittsburgh family photographer toddler session at schepley park in pittsburgh pa

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So delightful to work with this family again, thank you for shooting your session with me, P family!

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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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Babies Families Video

Happy 1st Birthday Penn & Sullivan! | Pittsburgh Newborn Twin Photographer | Baby Plan Graduates

one year old twins studio portrait ralph lauren collared button down shirts toddler kids orange & blue

Happy birthday to 1-year-old fraternal twin boys Penn & Sullivan, who allowed me to document their first year by doing the Baby Plan with me!  Here is a video showcasing their entire first year, with portrait sessions at 2 weeks, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year.

(Make sure to watch in HD for the best image quality!)

Here are the boys’ newborn, 6 month, and 9 month sessions:

So wonderful getting to know you boys!  Happy 1st birthday!

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Are you looking for a maternity, newborn, family, or baby photographer in Pittsburgh?  Powder Blue Photography offers in-home and in-studio portraits of newborn babies and maternity we well as family portraits in and around the Pittsburgh South Hills, McMurray, Peters Township, Canonsburg, Bridgeville, Upper St. Clair, 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 33-36 weeks, and newborn sessions take place in the first 10 days of life.  Family sessions take place anytime!

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Babies Mini Session Studio

Quinn 12 Mo Studio Session | Pittsburgh Baby Photographer | Baby Plan Graduate

Baby Quinn came to see me for her last baby plan session as she turned 12 months old, hooray!

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Here are her other Baby Plan sessions:

And her first birthday video!! Get out the Kleenex!

Happy birthday cutie!

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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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Babies Families On Location

V Family | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

This summer family portrait was in celebration of Ms. Emma’s first birthday!  What a beauty!

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Emma is an incredibly proficient walker for her age–she started way early!

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I am already running out of dates for Sep-Oct so get in touch ASAP if you would like a family portrait in 2014!  Thanks 🙂

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Babies Families On Location

Pittsburgh Family Photographer | Happy 1st Birthday Owen!

Happy first birthday Owen!

family portrait in front of frick art museum in pittsburgh PA

We did these portraits at Frick Park a couple weeks ago, and it was a gorgeous morning with cooler summer temps.

family portrait in front of frick art museum in pittsburgh PA

family portrait in front of frick art museum in pittsburgh PA

We smashed a cake in the middle of the park and I got this great shot of bikes passing through!  Owen’s doggy helped clean up the mess afterwards.

family portrait in front of frick art museum in pittsburgh PA

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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, Fox Chapel, and Shadyside areas.  Please contact Missy to discuss session options!