I shot this Pittsburgh lifestyle newborn session just a couple weeks ago when baby Andrew was a couple weeks old.  We shot in their home, where I enjoyed some lovely blank backdrops because they had just moved in fairly recently!

Baby Andrew’s big brother Seth was thrilled to be cuddling his sweet new brother!

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Baby Andrew’s room has the cutest rug from Land of Nod, which made a sweet backdrop for some of his portraits.  Since it was summer, we even shot some portraits outside with 11 yr old chocolate lab Tate.

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Congrats P family!  SO much fun working with you and your boys!

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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 and sign up for the email list for news & upcoming events.

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This lifestyle newborn photography session took place in my client’s home in Pittsburgh.  Baby William is loved and protected by his dog Molly!

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I show most of my work in color but I like some images for black and white.  I usually choose black and whites for more dramatic lighting and higher contrast.

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We were trying to figure out who baby William looks like–mom or dad?  I am thinking 50/50!

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This family has a large, beautiful home but sometimes you have to follow the light right into a corner!  I loved this hallway corner for the bright light from the window.  We got a lovely portrait of Molly here as well!

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Baby William has a nautical themed nursery, with whales., anchors, and navy stripes.

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My favorite shots are these ones of William on the glider in his nursery and on a special handmade alphabet blanket (letter W of course!).  I don’t think he made a sound during our entire two-hour session.  What a sweetie!

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More from this session here:

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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 the city of Pittsburgh, including the South Hills, McMurray, Peters Township, Canonsburg, Bridgeville, Upper St. Clair, Fox Chapel, Point Breeze, and Mt. Lebanon areas.  All images © 2016 Missy Timko at Powder Blue Photography.  Please contact Missy to schedule your session.

Welcome baby Nolan!  This sweet boy joins big stores Eliana & Maeve, who showered him with hugs and kisses through our time together.  We had a nice warm evening for this session, so Baby Nolan was quite content!  I’m told he is an easygoing baby, and every time I’ve seen him, include this day, he was calm and happy!

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The girls cuddled their brother and sang “Twinkle Twinkle.”

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Here is a “what to wear for family portraits” example!  Great mix of textures and light, summery colors.  Mom’s dress is the perfect hint of color & pattern, and the girls are coordinated but not matching.  A+!

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This family is personal friends of ours, so I have a personal connection with the girls and they have seen me many times!  Additionally, they are the same ages as Jonah & Mimi, so I knew all the right things to say and do to get great expressions from them.  They are pretty fun and relaxed kids to begin with though, so I can’t take all the credit!

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I loved shooting this session outside but it certainly had its challenges (mostly bugs and heat!).  The portraits of the three kids together as well as the the family portraits were much easier outside, but the ones of baby alone were slightly more difficult than home or studio sessions.

Shooting at sunset makes it possible to do portraits in direct sunlight so that I can expose for the beautiful blue sky.  I prefer to get everything exactly how I like it in camera and avoid using editing filters, actions, or overlays, aside from my personal presets I’ve made in Lightroom that apply my favorites settings for different session types.  I have separate ones for studio, outdoor, and indoor shoots that get me to a starting point in terms of tone & color.

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I do retouching as part of my editing process, especially for the newborn babes who come out with splotches, flakes, and yellow/orange skin undertones.  Fine-tuning color and skin tones is the longest part of my editing process (aside from culling, I am so bad at cutting images!).  I like to retouch skin to remove obvious imperfections like bumps or flakes, but I leave a natural texture so that it doesn’t change how the person actually looks.  This can only be accomplished by doing each touch-up individually in Photoshop (as opposed to using retouching software or filters)!  It adds time to the process, but it’s worth it.

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Thanks so much and congrats to the Cellone family–I am so honored that you chose me to photograph your new baby boy!

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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, a mix of slightly posed and lifestyle photography with beautiful natural backdrops, and Missy also runs a studio in the West End Village in Pittsburgh.  There are many session options, from full-length custom sessions to little sessions, inside the studio or outside in a beautiful natural or urban location in Pittsburgh.  Contact Missy for rates and availability.

 

Baby Anna Rose is a year already–that went by so quickly!  Her newborn session is here.

We shot this family session at the Frick Art & Historical Center–dad is a board member, so we were allowed access to the gorgeous property for portraits, such a privilege!

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This lovely smocked dress was work by baby’s mom in her 1 year portraits!  So nice when we can incorporate family heirlooms into new portraits!

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That mama hugs slays me, love it.

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Anna Rose did great as the sun started setting… though this is not usually the best time for babies at home, they usually can tolerate an outdoor session at sunset because there is a lot to look at!  Stopping for snacks is a must though!

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I’m a sucker for Mini Boden & tiny Saltwater Sandals!  🙂

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It’s been a joy and a pleasure working with this family throughout Anna Rose’s first year!  Happy b-day Anna Rose!

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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, a mix of slightly posed and lifestyle photography with beautiful natural backdrops, and Missy also runs 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.

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?

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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.

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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.

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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.