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.

 

Brittany & Phil Maternity Session

Brittany & Phil Maternity Session
© 2016 Powder Blue Photography. www.powderbluephoto.com

Baby girl is coming soon for Brittany & Phil!  We shot their session at a beautiful South Hills nature park in May of 2016.  We brainstormed some names for the baby… Phillipa, Philhomena, Phyllis… what do you think?

pittsburgh maternity photographer. maternity portrait session in natural setting with tall grasses and hazy sunset backlighting.

Brittany is only about a month away from her due date now, and she looks gorgeous.  I love most of these portraits in color, but I prefer this one in black & white.

pittsburgh maternity photographer. maternity portrait session in natural setting with tall grasses and hazy sunset backlighting.

Toward the end of our session the sun was setting, so I got some pretty hazy sun flare over Brittany & Phil.  I point my camera directly toward the sun for this type of image, but I use my hand to shade my lens while focusing… otherwise my autofocus goes a little crazy and can’t figure out what to focus on.

pittsburgh maternity photographer. maternity portrait session in natural setting with tall grasses and hazy sunset backlighting.

Baby’s nursery is precious in lavender & teal.  Can’t wait to meet the little lady at our July newborn photography session!

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Are you looking for a maternity, newborn, family, or baby photographer in Pittsburgh?  I would love to hear from you!  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, Fayette, and Mt. Lebanon areas..  All images © 2016 Missy Timko at Powder Blue Photography.  Please contact Missy to schedule your session.

Maternity Session with Jaclyn & Thomas | Twins

The year 2015 was a record year for twin births in Pittsburgh, and here at Powder Blue Photography, we couldn’t be happier!  We love twins!

Meet Jackie and Tom, who became parents of twins last week.  These images are from their maternity session, but watch for some adorable newborn twin portraits soon–we shot their session today (!!!), and babies Michael & Madelyn are insanely cute!

maternity portrait taken in a pittsburgh maternity photography studio. black and white and color images of twin pregnancy.

Jackie and Tom wanted some outdoor shots, but it was the first week in January!  We could have encountered snowmageddon, or we could have had 75 degrees (like on Christmas Eve, remember?).  The solution was to approach the shoot with flexibility and flow.  (What else can you do when it comes to winter weather?) As it turns out, we were lucky!  It wasn’t an extremely cold day.  So we decided to do some shooting in my studio (above) and some outside, right around the corner from my studio (below).  It was chilly, so we had to work quickly when we were outside.  But it worked out great!

twin pregnancy maternity session images. pittsburgh maternity photographer powder blue photography.

Jackie and Tom were more than ready to be parents, and they are SO excited to be having twins.  I offer maternity sessions as an affordable add-on to clients who book a newborn session with me.  Check out some of my favorite maternity images here.

couple expecting boy girl twins holding up sports-themed mets onesies on a clothesline. twin pregnancy maternity session images. pittsburgh maternity photographer powder blue photography.

Now, what’s on that clothesline that Jackie and Tom are holding? If you look closely, you will see two New York Mets newborn-sized onesies, one for a baby girl and one for a baby boy.  So let’s figure this out.  The Mets’ home opener is on April 8… the babies will be around three weeks old.  This could work!

pittsburgh maternity photographer missy timko from powder blue photography shot these twin pregnancy maternity session images. pittsburgh maternity photographer powder blue photography.

Jackie and Tom are so excited about entering this new phase in their lives, and I am thrilled to be able to help capture their incredible journey.  Newborn images coming soon!

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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, and high school seniors. Missy’s style is simple, natural, and clean, a mix of slightly posed and lifestyle photography with beautiful natural backdrops, and Missy also owns 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.