Home »
About »
About Missy

Photographer Missy Timko

© Missy Timko www.missytimko.com

My name is Missy Timko and I am a portrait photographer in Pittsburgh, residing in Mt. Lebanon, PA. I specialize in custom portraiture of families, including newborn babies, maternity, baby’s first year, toddlers, and kids. I also do headshots, branding, and corporate photography. I have a clean, timeless, and modern style.

You may view my professional qualifications and degrees on LinkedIn. I studied photography, art, and design at California State University, Chico (undergraduate degree), and at Parsons School of Design in NYC (Master's). I have spent a large part of my career teaching photography to kids and young adults, and I love to share my expertise by teaching classes & workshops. I have applied my expertise in photography to a few different lines of work, including high school and college teaching, but my favorite is newborn, child, maternity, and family portraiture.

I shoot in clients’ homes, on location, or in my uptown Mt. Lebanon studio, and most of my clients live in the city of Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Point Breeze, Regent Square, or Pittsburgh's outlying communities of Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Wexford, Sewickley, Cranberry Township, and Fox Chapel.

I am active on social media, so please follow me on Facebook (for my latest portrait, event, and commercial work), my business Instagram (portraits I’ve taken and behind-the-scenes images), and my personal Instagram (photos of my kids!).

Please look around my website and get a feel for my photography and who I am. Call or text me for information on sessions at 412-559-3889, or email me. I look forward to talking!

Missy's Qualifications

Please connect with me on LinkedIn, where you may view my education and experience. I earned my undergraduate degree in Art & English Literature at California State University, Chico. I subsequently earned my Master's at Parsons School of Design and Bank Street College of Education in NYC. I teach classes & workshops at my studio and have a vast amount of education experience, including high school and college teaching. I have been working as a professional photographer since 2010.

Studio Support: Jeremy Timko

© Missy Timko www.missytimko.com

Though Jeremy has a full-time role in a different industry, he has worked closely with Missy over the years in a supportive role. Jeremy handles our long-term strategy, marketing, order fulfillment, and artwork installation, and he also assists Missy on larger commercial shoots. With his engineering background, he has brought innovation to our portrait printing and framing technique; he attends annual photography conferences with Missy to bring the latest and greatest to our clients each year.

We have been married since 2008 and have two beautiful children, Jonah and Mimi. People always ask us how we are married and work together, but we are truly the perfect complement to each other. Missy is an intensely type-A detail-oriented businesswoman and creative, and Jeremy is the calm voice of reason and a logical bigger-picture guy. It works!

Jeremy's most important role is bringing Missy's refreshments to the perfect temperature and keeping her relaxed during the excitement of her pre-shoot prep.

Where we work

Missy shoots in our Mt. Lebanon studio or on location—outdoors as well as inside client homes, workplaces, and specialty locations. Most of our clients are based in the Pittsburgh area, including Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Sewickley, Fox Chapel, Highland Park, Shadyside, Wexford, Bradford Woods, Point Breeze, Lawrenceville, and beyond.

How to follow our work

We are very active on social media, so please follow us on Facebook (for my latest portrait, event, and commercial work) and our business Instagram (portraits and behind-the-scenes images, watch for crazy captions, courtesy of Jeremy!) and Missy's personal Instagram (photos of our kids!).

Please get in touch to schedule your project or for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Missy Timko Photography | info@missytimko.com | 412-559-3889