Josie Avalon, 3 1/2 months

This little lady is just as sweet as can be!  Born May 25th, she is turning 4 months soon.  Lots of baby talk, huge smiles, and curious eye contact.


I love her so much!  And not just because she’s my niece 🙂

Pittsburgh Family Photographer | Lacey Family Portrait

Three years old might be my favorite age to photograph.  They seem still unaware of the camera and just want to play.  Silas and I got to spend some time in the backyard running around, and some of my favorite shots came from rolling a toy car back and forth on the picnic table.  I told him to try to hit the lens with the car and he seemed to think that was pretty fun.  What a great kid!  And 4-month-old baby Pearl has such a pretty baby girl face, I am in love!

I thought that family shot would look nice on this card:

Love that vintage border.  More from this shoot coming soon to my Flickr page & Facebook.

Newborn Baby Portrait: Hogue/Fife Family

Welcome baby Oona Bloom!

newborn baby

I recently got a Lensbaby Composer Pro and was able to test it out on a family that has a gorgeous brand new baby.  I  love the dream-like quality of the group photo and how sweet they look together.  What I learned though is that f/4 on a Lensbaby is a little blurry if you’re trying to capture a toddler in action!  I had to switch lenses to get some good pics of this (almost) 3-year-old. He was looking my way and smiling non-stop… makes my job super easy!  So many great shots of him in action.  Also can you believe that at just under 3 years old he is already riding a bike?  Also above is a shot of newborn baby Oona, just 2 1/2 weeks old.  So perfect.


It was really fun shooting this family; I have another brand new baby to photograph on Monday!  Makes me realize how BIG Jonah is and how far I’ve come as a mom.  Love love love babies!!!