As a Pittsburgh family photographer, I've photographed families in hundreds of locations, in styles from pajamas to ball gowns. My favorite family portraits are on location, in your home, or in a beautiful area with spectacular natural light that is accessible and unique. Parks, backyards, gardens, local small businesses, parking garages, buildings & alleys, beautiful natural settings, farms of all kinds… I have a variety of urban or natural Pittsburgh settings on my list of locations, or you can suggest a spot that has meaning for you. I like a mix of posed and candid/lifestyle portraits and will show you some of each after your session. I also have a studio where we can shoot a timeless, well-lit portrait.
Preparing your family for a portrait can be a fun and easy process, and we take care of most of the heavy lifting so you can have a relaxed shoot day! We will start with a phone call to discuss your personal style and your family’s personality. Once you've booked your shoot, we will start planning the details. We will give you a selection of gorgeous recommended locations based on your ideas and interests, and we'll schedule hair and makeup for you with one of our experienced stylists. I will help with some suggestions on what to wear, as well as a package of information in the mail that will help you plan. We will stay in close touch as you plan outfits and prepare for shoot day. If needed, we can bring in a professional stylist to assist and even shop for your family if you're short on time. The goal is to make this an effortless process—we just want you to show up feeling refreshed and excited, and we will take care of the rest!
The most important way to prepare for your family session is to create a plan in advance so that shoot day is calm for you and comfortable for your children. I am an experienced photographer and a mom so I will give a lot of support and advice on how to make this happen!
Thinking about booking a family session with me? Let’s talk!