Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer | Lifestyle Session | H Family

Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer | Lifestyle Session | H Family
© 2017 Powder Blue Photography. www.powderbluephoto.com

Sisters who won’t let go of hands.  A family dog that won’t leave the baby’s side.  For a photographer like me, these are sure signs that you are entering a house full of love.

pittsburgh newborn photographer. simple, natural newborn portrait in studio on a white bed. baby girl. sister. no props.

Meet the H family. Even though this was a Newborn Session, big sister Sada practically stole the show!  Sada just couldn’t get enough of loving and holding baby sister Ilana (she practically never let go of her hand throughout the entire shoot), and, of course, baby Ilana already worships Sada.  Even the family dog, Poppy, never left Mom’s feet when she was holding Ilana.  And then there was the very obvious, long-term love affair going on between Sada and Poppy, the family pup!

dog. cocker spaniel. girl. child's bedroom. colorful.

So this is a house full of love.  But let’s focus in on newborn Ilana for a minute.  After all, she’s the new little one and the reason I’m there!  This gorgeous, perfect baby was a dream—so cuddly…

… and surprisingly animated for a newborn!

She wore the most precious onesie for her solo portraits, perfect for summer.  It fit her well and kept her hands and feet uncovered, which is what I suggest when choosing clothes for newborns.

The opportunity to photograph the H family (with Mom Emilie and Dad Jared) in their Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh home was a real treat.  And what a beautiful home it was!  It had a soothing neutral décor, high ceilings, and was so spacious and inviting.  We took many shots in the bedrooms, and some under a particularly lovely dining room window.

black and white photo. window. newborn. dad. family. Squirrel Hill.To the beautiful H family—thank you for allowing me to spend some time with you in your home!

family photographer. newborn. 2-year-old girl. master bedroom. Squirrel Hill.

The H family was referred to me by one of my other wonderful clients, and that got me thinking.  The other day, out of curiosity, I looked back to see how many blogs I have posted.  Would you believe I have posted 255 items since I opened my business in 2010? At first, it was just a few blogs here and there, then more, then more… and now, I try to post just as many of my sessions as I can.  Then it hit me—most of my long term clients have been referrals from other clients!  So I just wanted to say a quick thank-you to you, my clients, for all of the referrals you have provided to me over the years.  THANK YOU!

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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 Point Breeze neighborhood 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 Maternity Photographer | Rooftop Session | Downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer | Rooftop Session | Downtown Pittsburgh
© 2015 Powder Blue Photography. www.powderbluephoto.com

When you hear the word “rooftop,” what do you think of?  Well, romance — of course.  Think about Sleepless in Seattle, Dirty Dancing, LA Stories, ……  (For you parents out there who never get to watch grown-up movies:  Ratatouille, The Muppet Movie and Kung Fu Panda.)

So, yes, rooftops equal romance.  Case in point:  Lexie and Ryan below.  The really delightful twist is that these very romantic pictures are of parents-to-be……and very soon.  Romance, love and having a baby–throw in a rooftop setting, and it gives me goosebumps.  I have the best job in the world!

pittsburgh maternity photographer rooftop session penn garrison building downtown pittsburgh skylineThe location is a gorgeous landmark building in downtown Pittsburgh, where Lexie and Ryan live.  It was a sensational location, since it is near some of Pittsburgh’s best food and cultural venues: restaurants like Sienna Mercado and Ten Penny, and the fantastic Pittsburgh Downtown Cultural District (including the Benedum Center, the Byham Theater, Theater Square, Heinz Hall, the Reilly Theater, and the August Wilson Center).  The view was spectacular (Heinz Field, the Allegheny River and North Shore, just to name a few).

This was a Mom-to-be who really knew what she wanted.  I love that!  Her neutral clothing choices and professionally-done make-up were beautiful.

Personally, I always think the family dog adds great personality to any shot.  This is Greta, who was a sweet and patient girl and a very good sport when it came to being photographed.

(C) 2015 Powder Blue Photography. www.powderbluephoto.com

Lexie and Ryan, thank you so much for the opportunity to capture this very special moment in your lives.  And for reminding all of us that romance and childbirth go together like love and marriage (and a baby carriage!).

Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer | Twins Nico & Emi | Studio Newborn Session

Beautiful newborn twins Nico & Emi joined me in my Pittsburgh photography studio for some newborn portraits, and we captured a simple session of the babies plus mom, dad, and Cooper the dog.

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pittsburgh newborn twins photographer. studio portrait of newborn twins in pittsburgh.

Two babies, four feet, 20 cute little newborn toes!

pittsburgh newborn twins photographer. studio portrait of newborn twins in pittsburgh.

Emi was wide awake for the entire session while Nico snoozed away.

pittsburgh newborn twins photographer. studio portrait of newborn twins in pittsburgh.

Congratulations mom & dad!

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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 owns a large 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.