5 Great Games to Play at Family Game Night

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5 Great Games to Play at Family Game Night Family game night...a time dedicated to some good, old-fashioned fun. For as long as I  can remember, I always have loved the creative and thought provoking side of games, and of course winning was always a obvious plus. I am known by many as a tad competitive, but what can I say, I just like to win! Family game night has the power to teach sportsmanship, strategy, and problem-solving...a tad more skills than your classic family movie. During my travels and interactions with our international friends, I have slowly wound up with quite a plethora of new favorite family games. Game 1: 10 Days in Europe In this game, which takes roughly a half hour to play, players must exchange their cards cleverly to find their way through Europe to win. 10 cards must show continuous travel either by land, sea, or…

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6 Tips for the Perfect Family Photo Shoot

Whether your oldest is graduating from college, or if you've just had your first baby and want to capture them at their smallest, there's never a bad time to schedule a family photo shoot! However, if you're not comfortable in front of the camera -- or if you haven't thought about what you'd like your shoot to look like ahead of time? Things can go downhill fast. In this post, we're sharing with you some of our best tips for family photos. From advice about what you should wear to covering how to choose the right setting for your shoot, by the end, you'll be ready to get the best family photos ever. 1. Avoid Matchy-Matchy Looks We know that you want your family photo shoot to show off your family at its finest. And while coordination when it comes to outfits is important, don't make the mistake of wearing things that are too matchy-matchy.…

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Family Spotlight – Family and Engagement Portraits

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Family Photos in Studio and Outdoor Engagement Photos Recently a family from Indonesia came to the studio for family and engagement portrait photography. They met in Pittsburgh for just a short visit before heading off into different directions again. Some were going back to Indonesia while others were headed on a road trip to the West Coast. How did you and your fiancé meet? We met at school. How long are you in Pittsburgh? Only a few days, we met in Pittsburgh after my brother's graduation from CMU. Write 3 adjectives that describe your family. Our family is fun, tough, and disciplined. What are your family's favorite things to do while in Pittsburgh? We like to eat here! What is your family's favorite food? We like steak. What are your family's favorite movie? The Avengers is our favorite movie. What does your family enjoy doing together? We enjoy going to a coffee shop…

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Four Family Friendly Events in Pittsburgh

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Four Family Friendly Events in Pittsburgh As a Pittsburgh family photographer, I am always looking for fun things to do with my own children around the city. Today's guest post is from Pittsburgh Limousine Bus. I'd love to hear what you have planned this summer in the comments section below! -Laura Four Family Friendly Events in Pittsburgh Summer in Pittsburgh is here, and it's passing by pretty quickly! Don't let the summer skate by without making some memories with your family. Here are four upcoming events in the Pittsburgh area that are perfect for families to check out. If you're looking for a way to make an event extra special without worrying about traffic or parking, click here for a transportation solution that is sure to make all of the difference. July 15 | Children's Tea Party at Chartiers Township Community Center The tea party atmosphere makes for a fun afternoon! There…

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What to Wear for Family Photos – 10 Tips for Choosing Outfits

When planning a family photo shoot, it can be challenging to find the balance between clothing that looks nice and clothing that looks natural. Check out this guide to learn more about what to wear for family photos. 1. Where do I even start to find the right outfits for my family?   Start with your favorite outfit then continue adding outfits that coordinate with it.  2. What colors photograph best?  I recommend versions of primary colors, like mustard, maroon, brick, navy and royal. Try to avoid fluorescent colors because of the unflattering color casts and the harsh color. Also avoid green in outdoor sessions in the summer, it's just too much green.  3. What style clothing should we wear? Wear what matches your personality and feels comfortable. If you aren’t comfortable in your clothes it will be noticeable in the portraits. Do you prefer dresses or leggings? Love boots, heels, wedges or sandals? Men, do you prefer button downs or t-shirts?…

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Family Spotlight – At Home Family Portraits

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An at Home Family Session in Mt. Lebanon As a Pittsburgh family photographer I love getting to meet new families. It's always exciting to be invited into people's homes for at home portrait sessions. I enjoy the challenge of finding the best light and figuring out how to best show off the house as well as the family that has made a house into a home. This family was ready for anything. I love that! We started our session in the nursery, next we headed downstairs to the living room and dinning room and finished up outside in their beautiful backyard. How did you and your spouse meet? We were set up by friends - a blind date!How many children are in your family?We have one child.Are you from Pittsburgh? Liz is from Pittsburgh and Ed is from Boston. What are your family's favorite books?Our family's favorite books are Guess How Much I Love…

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