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About Missy

Photographer Missy Timko

My name is Missy Timko and I am a portrait photographer in Pittsburgh, residing in Mt. Lebanon, PA.  My focus is on families with young children, and I specialize in custom portraiture of newborn babies, maternity, baby’s first year, toddlers, kids, and families.  I have a clean, timeless, and modern style, and I love kids and babies!

You may view my professional qualifications and degrees in LinkedIn.  I studied photography, art, and design at California State University, Chico (undergraduate degree) and at Parsons School of Design in NYC (Master's).  I have spent a large part of my career teaching photography to kids and young adults, and I love to share my expertise by teaching classes & workshops.  I have applied my expertise in photography to a few different lines of work, including high school and college teaching, but my favorite is newborn, child, maternity, and family portraiture.

I shoot in clients’ homes, on location, or in my home studio, and most of my clients live in the city of Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Point Breeze, Regent Square, or the outlying communities of Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Wexford, Sewickley, Cranberry Township, and Fox Chapel.  

I am available for commercial projects near and far.  Check out my commercial photography and headshot website here: www.missytimko.com

I am very active on social media, so please follow me on Facebook (for my latest portrait, event, and commercial work) and my business Instagram (portraits I’ve taken and behind-the-scenes images) and my personal Instagram (photos of my kids!).

My Favorites

Color: Mint green, gray

Beverage: Coffee, iced coffee, hot coffee, more coffee, green smoothies, lemon water.  I also like craft cocktails on occasion, usually when I am eating at a great local restaurant!

Indulgent treat: Chocolate covered pretzels, brownies

Place to shop: Nordstrom, Jessakae, Dwell & Slumber

Tv, books, movies, music: Homeland, 1990s-2000’s indie rock, Wes Anderson movies, Judd Apatow anything, and I used to read novels regularly before I had kids!

Restaurant or food: Aladdin’s, Pizza A’Badamo, Cafe Io

Season: Fall = my birthday, Halloween, and Thanksgiving!

Places in Pittsburgh: Schenley Park, Carnegie Art Museum, The Point


Please look around my website and get a feel for my photography and who I am, including Testimonials.  Call or text me for information on sessions at 412-559-3889, or email me.  I look forward to talking!