When Lily contacted me to do a senior portrait inside of Crossfit Mt. Lebanon, my first thought was, “Yes!” But then I actually saw the inside and that quickly turned to “Wow!”  The gym itself is gigantic, not at all the cozy spot it looks like from the street.

Lily and her whole family hit the gym at Mt. Lebanon Crossfit, and she wanted to incorporate that into her shoot.  In planning, Lily taught me a little about Crossfit, and then I planned the lighting and atmosphere in an effort to show the commitment and strength that belong to a Crossfitter.

crossfit mt lebanon pittsburgh senior portrait inside of crossfit gym

I was thrilled to see that the gym at Mt. Lebanon Crossfit is so spacious and has beautiful skylights and dark walls.  Lily showed me around the gym and performed the standard tasks involved in a Crossfit workout while we took her senior photos.

crossfit mt lebanon pittsburgh senior portrait inside of crossfit gymcrossfit mt lebanon pittsburgh senior portrait inside of crossfit gym

Once we captured Lily’s strength and passion for fitness, we hit up a local park for some beautiful sunset portraits.  She brought along her best friend, and though he is a high-energy dog, he ran right over and posed for photos, it was adorable!

mt lebanon pittsburgh senior portrait inside of senior portrait in field with dog in pittsbugg

It was pouring rain just hours before this shoot, and it turned into a gorgeous day with bright pink sunset skies–no color enhancement happening at all on those pink images below.

pittsburgh senior portrait in field at sunset girl wearing white crochet dress

Thanks Lily for shooting your senior portraits with me–you are a wonderful and intelligent young lady with a hysterical and fun family who loves you to pieces!  I wish you the best with your future!

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HEY, CLASS OF 2017–It is time to think about booking your portraits!  Spring of senior year is the best time to book, and summer of 2016 is the best time for shooting.  DO NOT wait until school starts to book your session–yearbook deadlines for seniors are at the very beginning of the school year, and seniors usually like to wear summer outfits and have summer sun in their portraits.  Contact me now for info on senior sessions.


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.

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