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Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer | Baby Jackson

Look at Dale (dog on the left) smiling!!  What a sweet pup!  Of course, I expected this from big sister Anna Rose’s newborn session a couple years ago.  Best dogs ever!! <3
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Baby Jackson joined big sister Anna Rose for this session at their Pittsburgh home.  This little guy has the sweetest little face!

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Anna Rose said “I love you” to me during this session and it was the highlight of my year as a photographer.  I really love the kids I work with and it means a lot to me when they  seem to like me too!!
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Again with the dogs!! ????

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So cute when I catch a baby smiling! 🙂

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Can’t wait to watch you grow baby Jackson!

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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 Newborn Photographer | Lifestyle Session | H Family

Sisters who won’t let go of hands.  A family dog that won’t leave the baby’s side.  For a photographer like me, these are sure signs that you are entering a house full of love.

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Meet the H family. Even though this was a Newborn Session, big sister Sada practically stole the show!  Sada just couldn’t get enough of loving and holding baby sister Ilana (she practically never let go of her hand throughout the entire shoot), and, of course, baby Ilana already worships Sada.  Even the family dog, Poppy, never left Mom’s feet when she was holding Ilana.  And then there was the very obvious, long-term love affair going on between Sada and Poppy, the family pup!

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So this is a house full of love.  But let’s focus in on newborn Ilana for a minute.  After all, she’s the new little one and the reason I’m there!  This gorgeous, perfect baby was a dream—so cuddly…

… and surprisingly animated for a newborn!

She wore the most precious onesie for her solo portraits, perfect for summer.  It fit her well and kept her hands and feet uncovered, which is what I suggest when choosing clothes for newborns.

The opportunity to photograph the H family (with Mom Emilie and Dad Jared) in their Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh home was a real treat.  And what a beautiful home it was!  It had a soothing neutral décor, high ceilings, and was so spacious and inviting.  We took many shots in the bedrooms, and some under a particularly lovely dining room window.

black and white photo. window. newborn. dad. family. Squirrel Hill.To the beautiful H family—thank you for allowing me to spend some time with you in your home!

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The H family was referred to me by one of my other wonderful clients, and that got me thinking.  The other day, out of curiosity, I looked back to see how many blogs I have posted.  Would you believe I have posted 255 items since I opened my business in 2010? At first, it was just a few blogs here and there, then more, then more… and now, I try to post just as many of my sessions as I can.  Then it hit me—most of my long term clients have been referrals from other clients!  So I just wanted to say a quick thank-you to you, my clients, for all of the referrals you have provided to me over the years.  THANK YOU!

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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 Point Breeze neighborhood 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 | 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 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 Newborn Photographer | Baby Anna Rose | Lifestyle Newborn

Newborn baby girl Anna Rose is getting used to cuddles from her dog siblings, Dinger & Dale.  I always get some baby & dog pics during a lifestyle newborn session, but they don’t all cuddle up right next to baby with such little prompting!  What sweethearts!

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I like how this photo of the family hands calls attention to their newborn baby’s tiny size–she will not be this little for very long!

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I love a baby girl on a pink blanket!  So timeless and sweet.

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Summer babies get an outdoor portrait too, and look at these sweet pups waiting in the doorway.

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You can see the rest of the photos from this Pittsburgh newborn photographer session here in this video:

 

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Are you looking for a lifestyle family portrait photographer in Pittsburgh?  I would love to hear from you!  Powder Blue Photography offers indoor & outdoor family portraits in and around the city of Pittsburgh, including the North & South Hills, Peters Township, Canonsburg, Upper St. Clair, Fayette, Fox Chapel, Wexford, and Mt. Lebanon areas.  All images © 2015 Missy Timko at Powder Blue Photography.  Please contact Missy to schedule your Pittsburgh newborn photographer session.

 

Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer | Baby Caroline

What a sweet smile on this gorgeous girl!

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Caroline’s mom & dad supplied many colorful blankets and personal items to make this shoot special!lifestyle newborn session in home colorful blankets pittsburgh

These blankets were made by proud grandmas, and the groundhog is a memento from the wedding–apparently there were many battles won and lost over these groundhogs!  Caroline is a baby planner, so we will get a shot of her with the groundhog as she grows!  🙂lifestyle newborn session in home colorful blankets pittsburghlifestyle newborn session in home colorful blankets pittsburgh

Congrats L family, so wonderful getting to know you!  Can’t wait for our next sessions! 🙂

More photos from this session here in this video:

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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 Newborn Photographer | Baby Annie | Lifestyle Newborn Session

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Answer: nothing. 🙂

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Are you looking for a lifestyle family portrait photographer in Pittsburgh?  I would love to hear from you!  Powder Blue Photography offers indoor & outdoor family portraits in and around the city of Pittsburgh, including the North & South Hills, Peters Township, Canonsburg, Upper St. Clair, Fayette, Fox Chapel, Wexford, and Mt. Lebanon areas.  All images © 2014 Missy Timko at Powder Blue Photography.  Please contact Missy to schedule your session.

Newborn Baby Chance | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer | Mt. Lebanon

Welcome to baby Chance and congrats to his mama & daddy! This sweetheart came to me for pics at a little over 1 month of age.  At this age we get more expressive portraits, with yawns, stretches, and purposeful eye contact.

(C) 2014 Powder Blue Photography. www.powderbluephoto.com

Baby Chance already has a best friend in doggy Bianca, the absolute sweetest dog you could ever imagine!

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Baby fingers & toes, a detail that is easy to forget as they grow!

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What a sweetie this doggy is!  She cuddled up right next to the baby.

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Congrats K family on your beautiful boy!  Can’t wait to document his first year on earth!

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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, Fox Chapel, Peters Township, Regent Square, Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, 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!

Duffy Twins | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

Welcome to the world, newborn twins Penn (“Penny”) & Sullivan (“Van”)!  These two little guys were unbelievably mellow for their session… I credit mom & dad for being mellow themselves and caring so well for these two little cherished babes!

(C) 2014 Powder Blue Photography. www.powderbluephoto.com

These guys are already forming their own little personalities at just a couple weeks old. So funny how that happens with twins–I think that their being born at the same time calls attention to their similarities and their differences.  Hard to tell which one is cuter though! 🙂

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Congrats Megan & Jerrod and gigantic, sweet fur-brother Rocco!

(C) 2014 Powder Blue Photography. www.powderbluephoto.com

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Are you looking for a maternity, newborn, family, or baby photographer in Pittsburgh?  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, South Fayette, Mt. Lebanon, Cecil Township, Squirrel Hill, Regent Square, and Shadyside 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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