First Year Spotlight – Pittsburgh Lifestyle Photographer

When families book a newborn session, it is possible to add-on a maternity session and two first year sessions. That's how I met this amazing family! We met around a year ago at sunset to capture beautiful maternity portraits. It was exciting to hear the news when their baby boy arrived and we scheduled a newborn lifestyle session. We spent a relaxed morning together in their home while capturing portraits of everyone in the family, including their adorable dog. In the following months we met once in the studio for a sitter session and then again back at the field where we first met, but this time to celebrate Benny's first birthday with an outdoor cake smash and family portraits. It's a pleasure to be trusted by families to capture the important moments of their lives!!

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Maternity + Newborn Spotlight – Pittsburgh Photographer

Today on the blog I'm excited to feature a family that recently moved to Pittsburgh. We got together for a maternity session, a posed newborn session and a lifestyle session at home with the whole family. We had fun and got creative every time we got together!

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The Mares Children are Featured in Iconic Child Magazine

Anna, Ben and Ella Mares are featured in the current issue of Iconic Child Magazine! Our family loves planning vacations, trying international foods and exploring new places. My children are always happy to model for me. Weather we are at a cool location and plan to post their portraits on instagram or if I just need to do a quick light check before a portrait session in the studio.

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Ella and Tutu in Prague

Ella and Tutu are spending their day in the most beautiful city of the world, Prague. The two are very excited, and Tutu is jumping and spinnning for joy! The friends have visited Prague a few times before, but this trip will be different because they are adding new stops to the agenda... they want to visit their dear friend, buy a new souvenir, see Strahov Library, and have a fancy beverage at a restaurant overseeing the city of Prague. The two enjoy the beautiful Charles Bridge and realize other people must enjoy it as well, because the bridge is quite full. Musicians and artists share their talents to the passerby's, and the two girls emerse themselves in the cultural activities. They are serenaded by the talented Czech musicians. Unable to stop their feet, they start to dance to their favorite song, "Moma Mia!" They gift the entertainers with lots of…

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Ella and Tutu in Edinburgh

Ella and Tutu in Edinburgh This week Ella and Tutu are experiencing the well-preserved historical beauty and modern additions of Edinburgh, Scotland. They begin at Edinburgh Castle or the palace on the hill as Tutu tended to refer to it. Ella is entranced by the beautiful city and the old, stone-built buildings. Next, Ella and Tutu begin to dance and model under the watchful gaze of the medieval castle. After all, Edinburgh is famous for their theatrical arts! Tutu practically leaps from Ella's embrace when she heard that the girls would be stopping for ice cream as Mary's Milk Bar. The little travelers are quite ecstatic at the prospect of trying some Scottish ice cream. They wonder what flavors the shop would serve! They both can't believe all the wonderful and creative options of ice cream, like Strawberry Black Pepper, Rose and Cardamon, and even Milk ice cream! The two decide…

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