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Senior Portrait Photographer in Pittsburgh, September Update.

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Just a quick update with some recent senior portrait shoots. Senior season is in HIGH GEAR and I am out shooting sessions almost every day. September is full, but I do have some openings left in October.


First up Shelby. I photographed Shelby’s sister Kady 2 years ago when Shelby was a little tenth grader following us around. So great to get to know Shelby and see what a beautiful young lady she has become. LOVE, love, love the sun here. I will call 2013 the year I finally mastered sun flare. 



Yes, I do photograph boys! Will the the younger sibling of previous senior portrait seniors Luke and Lainy. He wanted something “different” so we did a twilight shoot in Pittsburgh.




Angela! Wow her eyes were amazing and this girl knew how to pose. Loved her hair, her clothing. Loved everything about her shoot!





Hannah wanted studio, urban, and natural settings. I love sessions with tons of variety. She texted me pictures of her clothing selections ahead of time, and I knew the vintage suitcases would work great with her chevron dress. I am planning on purchasing this image as a HUGE canvas and hanging it in the studio.






Brittany is majorly talented. We photographed her with two different instruments, and her in ballet clothes. Love these dreamy, amazing, Disney-esque shots.



So I don’t really ride (well a little), but I am a huge horse lover. I have dying to photograph a senior with a horse. This image is pure serendipity for me. Beautiful girl. Perfect dress. Gorgeous horse. And amazing light. It makes my heart happy.



Another boy! Had to get up early for this one but I loved working with Ryan and visiting with his mom who I met last year when I photographed her older son, Cole.


Ok, I will sneak in a couple of non-seniors. Kelsey was one of my seniors 4 years ago and we got together over the summer to photograph her before law school. You can plan on seeing this one enlarged and in my senior as well.


And finally, Megan, my beautiful niece came to visit me for the entire month of July before she moved to Florida.  Of course, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to have her model for me.


Pittsburgh Photographer: Kelsey, Model Session

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Kelsey was one of my senior portrait clients 4 years ago. I first met her several years ago during a local theater production of Annie (she was Annie!). Her mom is also my son’s dentist so I see her parents at least twice per year. They are a wonderful family and some of the nicest people I know. A few weeks ago, I asked Kelsey if she would like to come model some dresses for me before she heads of to  law school. I haven’t even had a chance to look at most of the images yet, but here are a few that jumped out at me.


At the studio with my garage sale vanity I found this past spring. I am always on the look out for vintage or interesting pieces I can use for portrait sessions.


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Pittsburgh Photographer: Taylor at the Studio

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

I met Taylor a few years ago when she was my senior spokesmodel. She had some time over her summer break from college to come to the studio for a shoot. She only had a few days, as she was heading off to NYC for a summer dance intensive. Taylor is also a talented photographer in her own right. Check out her Flickr


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Pittsburgh Photographer: Julia in Studio

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Julia is one of my wonderful seniors from a few years ago. She came to visit me as the new studio space and we shot a few images to demonstrate some of the features of studio. Many of the seniors I work with are hesitant to have part of their shoot in the studio. They worry that studio shoots= old school or boring. But take time to look through any top fashion magazine and you will see many, many images shot in studios. I am fortunate that my studio has both a large natural light shooting area with interesting architecture, as well as an area I can use for studio lighting. Studio can be modern, fun, and fresh! I encourage all of my seniors to shoot at least part of their session at the studio. And if you happen to need a traditional picture for the yearbook or to give to your grandparents, we can accomplish that as well.







My sweet husband found this vintage couch and had it repaired for me.


The studio ceilings are very high and perfect for dance portraits.



Julia is so graceful. I love this image of her in the window.




Pittsburgh Photographer: First Shoot in the New Studio

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Well, I had my first photo shoot in the new studio. Emily, who has worked with me before, came over and let me play around with the light. She is sooo pretty and a really lovely person.


We started out in the natural light area of the studio.

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Her eyes look amazing.

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The seating area with a view of the large natural light shooting area beyond.

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I call this corner my light pocket.

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Next we moved onto some studio lighting. The studio is 2700 square feet so there is a lot of room! I set up a studio lighting area on “The Dark Side” , AKA the opposite end of the room from the windows. If there is one thing I want to convey to my clients this year it is that studio lighting does not have to equal old school and boring!

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Finally we headed outside for some sunshine. The studio is surrounded by plenty of great urban shooting areas. Emily rocked a retro look here which I absolutely love!

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The studio is located on the 3rd floor of the Heritage Building (middle row of windows) above Benjamin Beetle clothing.

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Sarah’s Winter Shoot

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

It seems like winter is lasting forever here in Western PA. Sarah braved the cold for a snowy day shoot. Love how these turned out!


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Winter Shoot Pittsburgh Photographer


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Pittsburgh Senior Portraits, HUGE showcase of recent seniors

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

I cannot believe how long it has been since I have blogged. I have a ton of beautiful senior portraits to share. I’m going to highlight some of them in this post and hopefully, share more from their senior portrait sessions later.


First up, Anna. I had been looking for a vintage bike for a while and a few days before Anna’s shoot, my husband surprised me by bringing one home. As soon as I saw Anna’s dress, I knew it was meant to be!

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Another beauty, Caroline.  I love the purple dress with her delicate coloring. So pretty!


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Yes, I photograph boys too! Here is Ed. Love the colors in this shot.

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Lauren is planning a career in fashion merchandising. She had a great sense of style and knew she wanted to use some funky, urban locations for her shoot.  I love the colors here, as well.

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Tracy, is a photographer. She studied in NYC over the summer and already has her own website. I was honored she asked me to shoot her senior portraits. Near the end of the shoot I had some fun playing with light.

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Ok, so Sarah isn’t a high school senior. She’s actually in her freshman year of college and needed some images for her modeling portfolio.  It rained the all day the day of her shoot, but we had to do it anyway as she was on a very tight deadline. We ended up having an amazing shoot and she is one of the sweetest girls I have ever worked with. I wish her the best of luck with her modeling career!

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Here’s Emily (on the left) with her older sister Hannah (right) who was one of my seniors from a few years ago. I love, love, LOVE photographing sisters. There is just something so special about that bond.

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We had so much fun on Taylor’s shoot! This girl just doesn’t have a bad angle. She wasn’t entirely sold on the idea of using her violin, but her mom and I convinced her to give it a try and I love the results.

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Finally, Alyssa. What a sweetheart. Her mom and I actually graduated from high school together and had not seen each other since. Alyssa’s eyes were mezmerizing.

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I have a bunch more seniors to share, but I need to get them all edited first. Be sure to check out my facebook page for the most current session updates. If you have not yet scheduled your senior portraits, there is still time for me to squeeze in a few more sessions before winter.




Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

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Saturday, May 19th, 2012

I had  the pleasure of spending some time with Kayla recently and helping her with some images for her modeling portfolio. I am loving the longer days and warm sunshine. I feel like when I am working with the sun I am really in the zone!


When I first started in photography, I often feared the sun because it can be tricky to work with. I would do just about anything to avoid it.  I remember driving to sessions literally praying for clouds! Now I feel lost without the sun. Both the image above and the image below were shot with full, hard sun. Two totally different looks!

Saved my favorite for last.

Just a reminder, senior portrait season for the Class of 2013 officially begins next month. Save yourself the stress of yearbook deadlines etc and book early! Sessions are fun, relaxed, and all about you.

Molly in Studio

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012