Sully came to see me to celebrate his recent first birthday.  I shot his family portrait at Schenley Park this past fall and was so pleased to see how much this sweet little man has grown.  This photo on the left is one of my favorites because you can see his little hand saying “I am 1!”

baby's first birthday portrait session pittsburgh

Here we have the perfect grandparent photo, what an infections smile this kiddo has!

baby's first birthday portrait session pittsburgh

Sully dug into his cake alongside cheers and encouragement from mom and dad.  I think I heard someone say “You can do it! Just stick your face into it!” at one point.

baby's first birthday portrait session pittsburgh cake smash

Sadly, the Bartkowiaks moved to Alaska a couple weeks ago. I’m sure they will be very happy there and will make many new friends and memories, but they will certainly be missed in Pittsburgh!


Are you looking for a creative indoor portrait of your little one(s) in Pittsburgh?  Powder Blue Photography offers Mt. Lebanon studio portraits of babies & kids we well as family portraits in and around the city of Pittsburgh as well as the South Hills, McMurray, Peters Township, Canonsburg, Bridgeville, Upper St. Clair, and Mt. Lebanon areas.  Please contact Missy to schedule a studio session for your kiddos!

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  1. I am obsessed with this little dude! Even his name is amazing! Great photos!!

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