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.
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.
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.
In the last several images I tried to capture Helena’s free spirit.
I loved meeting you and your mom! Thanks for doing portraits with me!
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.