The fall portrait season is winding down and cards are set to start arriving next week; I can’t believe it’s already almost December!!  I have many fun events coming up, including TWO SPOTS for Saturday’s studio minis and a holiday event at Hatch Art Studio next week for Point Breeze Light Up Night.  Make sure you are on my email list for the info!

And now for this lovely portrait session from a few weeks ago… This was my fourth portrait session with this Shadyside family!  We shot their session at the Westinghouse Memorial at Schenley Park, which is a special place to mom from her childhood.  The City of Pittsburgh recently redid the whole site, and it made a gorgeous location for a portrait session.pittsburgh family photographer portrait session at schepley park in pittsburgh. westinghouse memorial pittsburgh.

Max is 4 and was absolutely not shy for me–he is the sweetest kid, sitting in my lap, holding my hand, and generally just making my day x 100.  I know this is so cheesy but I just love kids and feel so lucky to be able to work with them and watch them grow over the years from babies into little humans.  Check out my first session with Max here!

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As you can see, Max is full of personality and we had a lot of fun together!

pittsburgh family photographer portrait session at schepley park in pittsburgh. westinghouse memorial pittsburgh.

Thanks so much for believing in me N family!  So grateful to know 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, 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.

We shot gorgeous Helena’s session at Hartwood Mansion in the area between Fox Chapel and Allison Park.  This is an absolutely stunning location, LOVED it.  The bookish/historic background reminds me of Hogwarts!  The downside is that there are other families there doing portraits there too, but I don’t mind that too much.

********** 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 West End Village 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.

So along with this perfect weather day and location came my perfect subject, Helena!  Happy photographer.  We tried a few different looks and lighting scenarios to create a sense of variety in her images.  Helena’s favorite was the one of her sitting on the steps.  I like the ones with the flowers in the background.

********** 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 West End Village 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.

This was the first session I shot with my new Canon 5D mark IV!  I am so thrilled with its performance!  The only disappointment was the Dual Pixel RAW feature–it takes up so much more memory and the software is really clunky.  When you change the pixel layer (?), you have to export as a TIF which destroys my whole RAW workflow.  I might use this more if they add a Lightroom plugin or something faster & easier to use.  Not sure it will ever make sense for me if you have to color correct within the DPP software though… I have been refining my system in Lightroom for so many years and this messes up my batch editing process.

********** 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 West End Village 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.Tree pose for mom!

********** 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 West End Village 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.In the last several images I tried to capture Helena’s free spirit.

********** 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 West End Village 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.

I loved meeting you and your mom!  Thanks for doing portraits with me!

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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 West End Village 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.

Welcome adorable baby Oliver!  This sweet baby boy was born in September and joins big sister Helena.

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I love this little guy’s nursery, the rug reminds me a lot of Baby Andrew‘s cute rug from a summer newborn photo session that I loved!

pittsburgh newborn photographer shoots in home lifestyle session with baby boy. land of nod hexagon rug. baby nursery in blue, orange, grey, and green.

You would be surprised at the best locations for family portraits in a home!  This hallway had beautiful directional window lighting and a simple background.

pittsburgh newborn photographer shoots in home lifestyle session with baby boy. land of nod hexagon rug. baby nursery in blue, orange, grey, and green. newborn baby with 2 year old sister.

Cutest little “man cave”!  Congrats S family!

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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 Andra was born at the very end of August, just four days before the school cutoff!  Will she be the youngest kid in her class?  Yet to be seen!  Right now she is just focused on sleeping and eating mostly.

This family lives right in my Mt. Lebanon neighborhood and I know mom from Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club, which I have been a member of for the past three years.

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Mom is an expert in all things design, some had their stunning home as a backdrop.  Big sister Kate was very sweet, holding and kissing her baby sister!

pittsburgh newborn photographer family session in home. baby girl in black wrap with floral print. Canon 600 ex-rt.

During a diaper and feeding break, I got a tour of the gorgeous stone patio at this family’s home.

pittsburgh newborn photographer family session in home. baby girl in black wrap with floral print. Canon 600 ex-rt.

The nursery walls are black and the furniture is mostly white and neutral.  Very chic!

newborn baby nursery and little girl

Thanks L family!  So glad we’re neighbors! 🙂
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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.

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.

pittsburgh newborn photographer, baby on land of nod circle rug and pottery barn kids whale sheets. newborn baby no a bed with 5 year old brother. lifestyle newborn session in home. canon 24-70 mm l series lens.pittsburgh newborn photographer, baby on land of nod circle rug and pottery barn kids whale sheets. newborn baby no a bed with 5 year old brother. lifestyle newborn session in home. canon 24-70 mm l series lens.

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.