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Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer | B Family Maternity Session

I shot this session last month when it was a nice warm day but the leaves hadn’t quite appeared on the trees yet. ¬†This made it feel extra important to me to shoot this session when the lighting would be soft and lovely, which of course means golden hour!

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Hard to believe but this mama was about 38 weeks pregnant in these photos and had her baby about a week later!

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These two both moved to Pittsburgh from Europe a few months ago and will be raising their baby in our fine city of Pittsburgh, lucky little guy! ūüôā

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I already got to meet the handsome little one and will be shooting his newborn portraits next week.  Now that we have lush leaves on all the trees and warm temps we will get some portraits of him outside.

Pittsburgh maternity photography session at nature park.

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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, a mix of slightly posed and lifestyle photography with beautiful natural backdrops, and Missy also runs a studio in Pittsburgh, PA.  There are many session options, from full-length custom sessions to little sessions, inside the studio or outside in a beautiful natural or urban location in Pittsburgh.  Contact Missy for rates and availability.

Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer | Laura G. Maternity Session

Laura called me about a Pittsburgh maternity photography session, and said she felt great being pregnant and wanted to capture the energy of the Brookline neighborhood where she lives. ¬†We got the MOST PERFECT WEATHER on this day–around 70, clear, so lovely. ¬†Right now (as I am writing this), it’s 20 degrees and snowing, just a couple weeks later. ¬†Pittsburgh!!!

pittsburgh maternity photography session. brookline neighborhood. 7 months pregnant.

pittsburgh maternity photography session. brookline neighborhood. 7 months pregnant.

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She sent me some great snapshots of the streets where we ended up shooting, and I said “yaaaaaas!!!” ¬†I love a location that has meaning to my client and has qualities I look for–great lighting, deep space, and interesting details (like these awesome stairs.

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The rest of this session is here:

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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 or call 412-559-3889.

Brittany & Phil Maternity Session

Baby girl is coming soon for Brittany & Phil! ¬†We shot their session at a beautiful South Hills nature park in May of 2016. ¬†We brainstormed some names for the baby… Phillipa, Philhomena, Phyllis… what do you think?

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Brittany is only about a month away from her due date now, and she looks gorgeous.  I love most of these portraits in color, but I prefer this one in black & white.

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Toward the end of our session the sun was setting, so I got some pretty hazy sun flare over Brittany & Phil. ¬†I point my camera directly toward the sun for this type of image, but I use my hand to shade my lens while focusing… otherwise my autofocus goes a little crazy and can’t figure out what to focus on.

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Baby’s nursery is precious in lavender & teal. ¬†Can’t wait to meet the little lady at our July newborn photography session!

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Are you looking for a maternity, newborn, family, or baby photographer in Pittsburgh?  I would love to hear from you!  Powder Blue Photography offers in-home and studio portraits of newborn babies and maternity, and on location family portraits in and around Pittsburgh, including the South Hills, McMurray, Peters Township, Canonsburg, Bridgeville, Upper St. Clair, Fayette, and Mt. Lebanon areas..  All images © 2016 Missy Timko at Powder Blue Photography.  Please contact Missy to schedule your session.

Ron & Katie Maternity Session

Ron & Katie’s little guy is coming in about a month! ¬†They are both Crossfit enthusiasts and coaches, so we did a session that combined their love of fitness with some more traditional sunset maternity portraits.

We started in the Strip District with some fitness-themed portraits. ¬†We were chased down by a security guard who insisted we not include certain buildings in our shots. ¬†I am thinking there is a top secret Uber operation nearby and they didn’t want us stealing their ideas! ¬†Fortunately for them I have no interest in developing a self-driving car, so no worries there.

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These guys were good sports (get it?), and we got some great images despite being chased down by Uber security forces.

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This part of the session was my favorite–the setting was gorgeous and there were rowing teams practicing below us. ¬†It was a nice clear day so we got some images of the beautiful Pittsburgh skyline before the sun set.

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Looking forward to meeting baby boy in about a month!

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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, a mix of slightly 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 shorter Baby & Child or maternity sessions, inside the studio or outside in a beautiful natural or urban location in Pittsburgh.  Contact Missy for rates and availability.

Maternity Session with Jaclyn & Thomas | Twins

The year 2015 was a record year for twin births in Pittsburgh, and here at Powder Blue Photography, we couldn’t be happier! ¬†We love twins!

Meet Jackie and Tom, who became parents of twins last week. ¬†These images are from their maternity session, but watch for some adorable newborn twin portraits¬†soon–we shot their session today (!!!), and babies Michael & Madelyn are insanely cute!

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Jackie and Tom wanted some outdoor shots, but it was the first week in January! ¬†We could have encountered snowmageddon, or we could have had 75 degrees (like on¬†Christmas Eve, remember?). ¬†The solution was to approach the shoot with flexibility and flow. ¬†(What else can you do when it comes to winter¬†weather?) As it turns out, we were lucky! ¬†It wasn’t an extremely cold day. ¬†So we decided to do¬†some shooting in my¬†studio (above) and some outside, right around the corner from my studio (below). ¬†It was chilly, so we had to work quickly when we were outside. ¬†But it worked out great!

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Jackie and Tom were more than ready to be parents, and they are SO excited to be having twins.  I offer maternity sessions as an affordable add-on to clients who book a newborn session with me.  Check out some of my favorite maternity images here.

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Now, what’s on that clothesline that Jackie and Tom¬†are holding? If you look closely, you will see two¬†New York Mets newborn-sized onesies, one for a baby girl and one for a baby boy. ¬†So let’s figure this out. ¬†The Mets’ home opener is on¬†April 8… the babies will be around three weeks old. ¬†This could work!

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Jackie and Tom are so excited about entering this new phase in their lives, and I am thrilled to be able to help capture their incredible journey.  Newborn images coming soon!

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Missy Timko is the photographer behind Powder Blue Photography, a boutique photography studio located in Pittsburgh, PA. She specializes in newborns, maternity, families, and high school seniors. Missy’s style is simple, natural, and clean, a mix of slightly posed and lifestyle photography with beautiful natural backdrops, and Missy also owns a studio in the West End Village in Pittsburgh.  There are many session options, from full-length custom sessions to shorter Baby & Child or maternity sessions, inside the studio or outside in a beautiful natural or urban location in Pittsburgh.  Contact Missy for rates and availability.

 

Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer | Rooftop Session | Downtown Pittsburgh

When you hear the word “rooftop,” what do you think of? ¬†Well, romance — of course. ¬†Think about Sleepless in Seattle, Dirty Dancing, LA Stories, …… ¬†(For you parents out there who never get to watch grown-up movies: ¬†Ratatouille, The Muppet Movie and Kung Fu Panda.)

So, yes, rooftops equal¬†romance. ¬†Case in point: ¬†Lexie and Ryan below. ¬†The really delightful twist is that these very romantic pictures¬†are of parents-to-be……and very soon. ¬†Romance, love and having a baby–throw in a rooftop setting, and it gives me goosebumps. ¬†I have the best job in the world!

pittsburgh maternity photographer rooftop session penn garrison building downtown pittsburgh skylineThe location is a gorgeous landmark building in downtown Pittsburgh, where Lexie and Ryan live. ¬†It was a sensational location, since it is near some of Pittsburgh’s best food and cultural venues: restaurants like¬†Sienna Mercado¬†and¬†Ten Penny, and¬†the fantastic¬†Pittsburgh Downtown Cultural District¬†(including the¬†Benedum Center, the Byham Theater, Theater Square, Heinz Hall, the Reilly Theater, and the August Wilson Center). ¬†The view was spectacular (Heinz Field, the Allegheny River and North Shore, just to name a few).

This was a Mom-to-be who really knew what she wanted.  I love that!  Her neutral clothing choices and professionally-done make-up were beautiful.

Personally, I always think the family dog adds great personality to any shot.  This is Greta, who was a sweet and patient girl and a very good sport when it came to being photographed.

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Lexie and Ryan, thank you so much for the opportunity to capture this very special moment in your lives.  And for reminding all of us that romance and childbirth go together like love and marriage (and a baby carriage!).

Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer | Baby W | Fall on-location maternity portrait session south hills

These two lovebirds are expecting their first chick later this year. ¬†Mama had many ideas for a great shoot and I loved her style! You don’t always have to use maternity clothes for your shoot because tighter is better when it comes to getting a flattering portrait of your belly. ¬†Plus you might fond something that is maternity-friendly that will be more your style than maternity options.

The sunny sunshine image below with the bright blue sky is my favorite! She brought this cute hat to wear so I was able to point her directly into the late-day sun without bothering her eyes too much.

pittsburgh on location maternity session with woman in white lace dress at 33 weeks pregnant. South Hills Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer Missy Timko at Powder Blue Photography.

pittsburgh on location maternity session with woman in white lace dress at 33 weeks pregnant. South Hills Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer Missy Timko at Powder Blue Photography.pittsburgh on location maternity session with woman in white lace dress at 33 weeks pregnant. South Hills Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer Missy Timko at Powder Blue Photography.

Can’t wait to see the beautiful baby girl¬†that these to are expecting (and her¬†nursery sounds lovely as well!).

pittsburgh on location maternity session with woman in white lace dress at 33 weeks pregnant. South Hills Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer Missy Timko at Powder Blue Photography.

The rest of this session is in the video:

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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.

Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer | Maternity Studio Mini Session | L Family

Here’s a studio maternity session of a very fun family who is doing the baby plan with me, woohoo!!!! ¬†These guys have a real creative spirit, so I can’t wait to look at the full set of images a year from now!! ūüôā ¬†So many fun things in the works!

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maternity studio mini  session pittsburgh

These guys made fun of me a little bit when I busted out the fan, but look at gorgeous radiant mama! ¬†ūüôā ¬†I love¬†it!

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Sweet baby girl is due next month, so I will be sharing newborn portraits soon, and we even have her fall session in the planning stages!  YAY!

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Are you looking for a maternity, newborn, family, or baby photographer in Pittsburgh?  Powder Blue Photography offers in-home and in-studio portraits of newborn babies and maternity we well as family portraits in and around the Pittsburgh South Hills, McMurray, Peters Township, Canonsburg, Bridgeville, Upper St. Clair, and Mt. Lebanon areas.  Please contact Missy to schedule a maternity appointment and a tentative date for your newborn session.  Maternity sessions take place around 33-36 weeks, and newborn sessions take place in the first 10 days of life.  Family sessions take place anytime!

Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer | Maternity Studio Session | V Family

I did this maternity session when mama was in her last month of pregnancy. ¬†I think height has a lot to do with it–my shorter mamas tend to be ready for a maternity portrait around 7 months, with taller mamas ok to go closer to the end–the risk of course is that baby will arrive before we shoot your session!

maternity portrait in studio grey seamless backdropFitted clothes that look a lot like your non-maternity clothes are a good option for a maternity session. ¬†We did some more bare photos too but we will keep those private! ūüôā

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Congrats to this beautiful mama to be!

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Are you looking for a maternity, newborn, family, or baby photographer in Pittsburgh?  Powder Blue Photography offers in-home and in-studio portraits of newborn babies and maternity we well as family portraits in and around the Pittsburgh South Hills, McMurray, Peters Township, Canonsburg, Bridgeville, Upper St. Clair, and Mt. Lebanon areas.  Please contact Missy to schedule a maternity appointment and a tentative date for your newborn session.  Maternity sessions take place around 33-36 weeks, and newborn sessions take place in the first two weeks of life.  Family sessions take place anytime!

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