I have two brothers–one 21 months older, and one three years younger. Yes, I am the middle child and the only girl. Being the only girl was fun, but I always though it would be fun to be either the oldest—you get to do everything first—or the adorable baby of the family! However, everyone knows the middle child is the smartest… so I’ll take it.
Can you imagine my excitement when I got the opportunity to photograph the Ferriolo family? Two brothers and one sister! In this family, twins Luca and Michael are eight years old and sister Julia is age six. So Julia isn’t the middle child like I am, but she still has two brothers to deal with. I can relate. (The puppy’s name is Mac.)
This was one of those days when everything comes together perfectly. The setting, the family, the weather, the dog (well, he ran off once with his leash in his mouth, but he was just playing)—it was all near perfection. This photo shoot took place on a beautiful Spring day in May, and we did the shoot at a nature park in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh. We were fortunate to have a beautiful sunset that day too.
But the absolutely best part of this shoot was the Ferriolo family itself. These funny and goofy kids—Luca, Michael, and Julia—reminded me of a lot of the crazy times I used to have with my two brothers. Nobody plays together quite like siblings do. You relate to each other by fighting and playing, playing and fighting. But there is no deeper love, except for the love you feel for your Mom and your Dad.
Because these guys are really into Minecraft and Roblox (like my own little guy, Jonah), I pretended to be cool and know all about it myself. I think they saw right through me, but in spite of that (or maybe because of it), I got some great smiles out of these sillies!
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 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.