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!!!

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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.

Welcome to baby Imran and congratulations to his overjoyed family!  We shot this lifestyle newborn photography session at the family home in Fox Chapel (Pittsburgh).

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You know I LOVE a newborn baby and a pet!  Bentley the cat was happy to oblige me. 🙂

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This little guy had not one but two grandmas in town (on a resident and one Pittsburgh for an extended visit)!  All the grandparents fussed over this little sweetie, who is full of personality and expression at just a week old!  So  many smiles, which of course they are are not “real” smiles at this age but I beg to differ!

Wonderful meeting you and your loving family, baby Imran!

See more of the family and the rest of this session in this 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, 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 little sessions, inside the studio or outside in a beautiful natural or urban location in Pittsburgh.  Contact Missy for rates and availability.

newborn baby boy with big brother. pittsburgh photographerAdorable baby Dylan has just about the sweetest and most adorable big brother in the world, so he has a good example set for him as he grows into a little person!  His brother Caden is just a huge love bug!

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This cute blue onesie fit him just right and I think it looked perfect on the irate bedspread in mom & dad’s room.  One of the first things I do when I arrive for a lifestyle newborn session is look around the house for brightly-lit areas with interesting or simple backgrounds for portraits.  We usually end up in the master bedroom at some point!

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We got these timeless white portraits on the floor in the bedroom–very simple!  Window light and a blanket, done.

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This background was actually a red Christmas blanket and a green wrap (since Dylan was born near the holidays) but I thought it looked super cool in black & white!

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My helper Caden watching garbage trucks out the window… 🙂

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The men!  Cute!

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Lucky to get this babe with his eyes open, he was so sleepy and content!

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Portraits in front of the Christmas tree are so fun!!  I have a holiday baby (who just turned 6!!) so I am nostalgic for this type of image.

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Baby Dylan has the cutest nautical-themed baby nursery!  Navy blue, lime green, grey, and white.  So classic!

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Thanks H family–I loved shooting your sweet boys!

Check out the rest of this session (including baby Dylan with his Terrible Towel!) in the video:

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Are you looking for a lifestyle family or newborn 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 © 2017 Missy Timko at Powder Blue Photography.  Please contact Missy to schedule your session.

One of the last newborns I photographed this year was baby Landon!  This little guy is part of a family that is very special to me! I met them in 2014 (when there were only four of them) for a Pittsburgh family portrait session, and in the meantime our kids spent a few years in preschool together.  A million birthday parties later, I am happy to call them some of our closest friends.

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Look how big Landon’s hands are!  I think he is going to be tall!

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It seems like every year I get to photograph a couple of pittsburgh newborns in front of their Christmas tree.  It’s extra sweet to me because I have a New Year’s Eve child, and I associate the holidays with having a newborn baby as well!

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I think Lauren looks like Clara from The Nutcracker in this picture… fitting because she just played a mouse in a local production.

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Pretty special to have a little boy and two older sisters!  Do you think they will play dress-up with their little brother in a few months?

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Madelyn’s dress is Tutu du Monde, a line I just drool over every time I see it.

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Lauren’s beautiful dress is from Chasing Fireflies.

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So honored and grateful to know you, and thanks so much for entrusting me to photograph your gorgeous baby boy!

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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 © 2017 Missy Timko at Powder Blue Photography.  Please contact Missy to schedule your session.

Thank you to all the beautiful families who did family portrait sessions at my “city mini” date in November!  It was 70 degrees, so gorgeous and I am so lucky!  What a perfect way to close out the fall portrait season.  Thanks for an amazing 2016 and I have so much in store for you in 2017!  Make sure you are on my email list and follow me on Facebook for all the news.

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Fall minis sell out in August or September!  Make sure you are on my email list to get a chance to sign up for 2017 mini sessions.

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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 Pittsburgh, PA photography studio.  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.

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