POWDER BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG

Pittsburgh Baby Photographer | Baby Harper 7 Month Portraits | Baby Plan

Meet Miss Harper.  Baby Harper is the most adorable and engaging little subject.  Look how expressive she is!  Sure, I used all my silly faces and tricks, and she loved me for it!

The only thing better than photographing the cutest babies in the world is photographing them over time and watching them grow.  Baby Harper, at seven months old, is a veteran in my studio.  Her mom purchased my Baby Plan when Harper had her newborn session, and this is her Milestone Session.  (Milestone Sessions are free or discounted when families purchase the Baby Plan; click here for more information.)

I would love you to look closely at her little pink embroidered romper (above).  This is a family heirloom; Mom Corey wore it when she was a baby.  When parents include details like this, the pictures become part of family history.  In fact, Corey is an original “Breezer” (that’s what they call people who grew up in Point Breeze, who knew?).  I’m so glad I moved my studio here!

Here’s baby Harper’s newborn session from seven months ago.  They grow up so quickly!

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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 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.

Jack is 2! | Pittsburgh Child Photographer

I’m so excited to share the first images from my new studio in Point Breeze!  This is Jack, who spent his first year doing the Baby Plan with me so we are good buddies already!

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We tried a little natural light shooting in the sitting room, where Jack showed off his 412 style in a tee from Commonwealth Press.

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I thought that he looked pretty handsome in these black & white images!

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You’re so cool, Jack!  Happy 2nd birthday!

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Are you looking for a creative studio portrait of your baby or child in Pittsburgh?  Powder Blue Photography offers studio portraits of babies & kids as well as family portraits in and around the city of Pittsburgh.  Please contact Missy to schedule a studio Little Session for your kiddos!

Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer | Baby Claire

Baby Claire is #2 for this family, whose newborn baby girl I photographed just a couple years ago!

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Claire’s family prefers a simple & clean portrait session for the newborn portraits, which is perfect for my uncluttered style.  We shot this session in my Pittsburgh photography studio.

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Big sister Quinn brought her bunny along, which adds a touch of personality to some of these sibling shots!  pittsburgh newborn photographer. simple, natural newborn portrait in studio on a white backdrop. baby girl. no props.pittsburgh newborn photographer. simple, natural newborn portrait in studio on a white backdrop. baby girl. no props.pittsburgh newborn photographer. simple, natural newborn portrait in studio on a white backdrop. baby girl. no props.pittsburgh newborn photographer. simple, natural newborn portrait in studio on a white backdrop. baby girl. no props.

Studio portraits always usually look nice in black & white because of the higher contrast & directional lighting.

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Thanks so much for inviting me to capture this time for you!  🙂

More from this session 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.

Newborn Twins Michael & Madelyn

I shot this twin newborn session at my photography studio in Pittsburgh.  Michael & Madelyn’s mom & dad came to see me in January for a maternity session, their story is here.

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Newborn photography is never simple and session can last as long as 2-3 hours just because babies have a lot of needs to be met!  During a longer session I am not actually shooting portraits for that whole time, it can just take  little longer when baby is fussy (normal!!).  With twins it can go either way!  Double the fussiness or double the sleep!  These two slept for a long stretch right at the beginning of our session, so I got all of these great portraits in a short period of time.

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The bottom photo is my favorite because of how their toes are curling up around each other.  Twins!! Love!

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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 Point Breeze, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, North Hills, Sewickley, 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.

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.

 

Studio Newborn Portrait Session | Baby Jack

For Baby Jack’s newborn session we shot in my studio in Pittsburgh.  I like to create a lifestyle look even when shooting in my studio, so I created some soft and cozy spots of Jack to cuddle with mom & dad.

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I like the natural style of these newborn images, with lots of brown, grey, white, and other neutral tones to create a timeless image.

For these high key white backdrop images, I shot the family with my largest soft box behind them.  Baby Jack’s smile in the last image is just one of many I captured during this session!

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Though I generally prefer color, studio images look great in black & white as well.

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This is my favorite grey seamless backdrop–I have been using this same savage grey tone for years, and I change it up, lighter & darker, with my lights.  I think the lighter neutrals & lovely textures on mom & dad look great.

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Congrats P family, your little guy is precious!  More images from this session 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, 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.

Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer | Twins Nico & Emi | Studio Newborn Session

Beautiful newborn twins Nico & Emi joined me in my Pittsburgh photography studio for some newborn portraits, and we captured a simple session of the babies plus mom, dad, and Cooper the dog.

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Two babies, four feet, 20 cute little newborn toes!

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Emi was wide awake for the entire session while Nico snoozed away.

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Congratulations mom & dad!

You can see the rest of this session 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 owns a large 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 Child Photographer | Happy 2nd Birthday Ellie!

Happy birthday Ellie, who turned two this week!

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Ellie came for her two year portraits at my Pittsburgh Photo Studio, and we shot her portraits on a simple grey backdrop.

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Ellie showed lots of personality and many different expressions during her studio mini session.  I’m moving into a 2000 sf studio in Pittsburgh next month–stay tunes for details on this as well as some class dates for Pittsburgh Photo Class!! 🙂

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Are you looking for a creative studio portrait of your baby or child in the Pittsburgh South Hills?  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 mini for your kiddos!

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!! 🙂  So many fun things in the works!

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These guys made fun of me a little bit when I busted out the fan, but look at gorgeous radiant mama!  🙂  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!

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