Fall is the best time of the year for a Pittsburgh family photographer!  I reconnect with some of my favorite people and get so much gorgeous family portrait work done in such a small period of time! We lucked out (for the 4th year in a row) with amazing weather–60-70 (!!) degrees and sunny both days.  The following sessions are from my South Hills date:

fall mini portrait session at fairview park in pittsburgh, pa. pittsburgh family photographer.

fall mini portrait session at fairview park in pittsburgh, pa. pittsburgh family photographer.

fall mini portrait session at fairview park in pittsburgh, pa. pittsburgh family photographer.

fall mini portrait session at fairview park in pittsburgh, pa. pittsburgh family photographer.

Images from my fall mini sessions at Frick Park coming later this week!

I offer the fall family minis in Pittsburgh every year, but I only do other mini sessions and events on a random basis.  To be the first to hear about these types of events, sign up for my email list!  I have some special ideas in mind for 2017–mostly involving cool and fun photography techniques since I do not do prop-themed shoots.  (Have you seen the portraits I did for Point Breeze Light Up Night?)  I have some other exciting business developments coming in early spring, so keep checking that email for news from me!

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Missy Timko is the Pittsburgh family 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.

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The fall portrait season is winding down and cards are set to start arriving next week; I can’t believe it’s already almost December!!  I have many fun events coming up, including TWO SPOTS for Saturday’s studio minis and a holiday event at Hatch Art Studio next week for Point Breeze Light Up Night.  Make sure you are on my email list for the info!

And now for this lovely portrait session from a few weeks ago… This was my fourth portrait session with this Shadyside family!  We shot their session at the Westinghouse Memorial at Schenley Park, which is a special place to mom from her childhood.  The City of Pittsburgh recently redid the whole site, and it made a gorgeous location for a portrait session.

Max is 4 and was absolutely not shy for me–he is the sweetest kid, sitting in my lap, holding my hand, and generally just making my day x 100.  I know this is so cheesy but I just love kids and feel so lucky to be able to work with them and watch them grow over the years from babies into little humans.  Check out my first session with Max here!

pittsburgh family photographer portrait session at schenley park in pittsburgh. westinghouse memorial pittsburgh.

As you can see, Max is full of personality and we had a lot of fun together!

Thanks so much for believing in me N family!  So grateful to know 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, 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.

We shot gorgeous Helena’s session at Hartwood Mansion in the area between Fox Chapel and Allison Park.  This is an absolutely stunning location, LOVED it.  The bookish/historic background reminds me of Hogwarts!  The downside is that there are other families there doing portraits there too, but I don’t mind that too much.

So along with this perfect weather day and location came my perfect subject, Helena!  Happy photographer.  We tried a few different looks and lighting scenarios to create a sense of variety in her images.  Helena’s favorite was the one of her sitting on the steps.  I like the ones with the flowers in the background.

********** 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.

This was the first session I shot with my new Canon 5D mark IV!  I am so thrilled with its performance!  The only disappointment was the Dual Pixel RAW feature–it takes up so much more memory and the software is really clunky.  When you change the pixel layer (?), you have to export as a TIF which destroys my whole RAW workflow.  I might use this more if they add a Lightroom plugin or something faster & easier to use.  Not sure it will ever make sense for me if you have to color correct within the DPP software though… I have been refining my system in Lightroom for so many years and this messes up my batch editing process.

Tree pose for mom!

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In the last several images I tried to capture Helena’s free spirit.

********** 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.

I loved meeting you and your mom!  Thanks for doing portraits with me!

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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.

Welcome adorable baby Oliver!  This sweet baby boy was born in September and joins big sister Helena.

I love this little guy’s nursery, the rug reminds me a lot of Baby Andrew‘s cute rug from a summer newborn photo session that I loved!

You would be surprised at the best locations for family portraits in a home!  This hallway had beautiful directional window lighting and a simple background.

pittsburgh newborn photographer shoots in home lifestyle session with baby boy. land of nod hexagon rug. baby nursery in blue, orange, grey, and green. newborn baby with 2 year old sister.

Cutest little “man cave”!  Congrats S family!

pottery barn kids, land of nod, restoration hardware baby nursery. pittsburgh, pa.

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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.

Baby Andra was born at the very end of August, just four days before the school cutoff!  Will she be the youngest kid in her class?  Yet to be seen!  Right now she is just focused on sleeping and eating mostly.

This family lives right in my Mt. Lebanon neighborhood and I know mom from Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club, which I have been a member of for the past three years.

pittsburgh newborn photographer family session in home. baby girl in black wrap with floral print. Canon 600 ex-rt.

Mom is an expert in all things design, some had their stunning home as a backdrop.  Big sister Kate was very sweet, holding and kissing her baby sister!

pittsburgh newborn photographer family session in home. baby girl in black wrap with floral print. Canon 600 ex-rt.

During a diaper and feeding break, I got a tour of the gorgeous stone patio at this family’s home.

pittsburgh newborn photographer family session in home. baby girl in black wrap with floral print. Canon 600 ex-rt.

The nursery walls are black and the furniture is mostly white and neutral.  Very chic!

newborn baby nursery and little girl

Thanks L family!  So glad we’re neighbors! 🙂
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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.

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