I'm Dreaming of a White Picket : The Picket Fence Holiday 2017 Lookbook // Pittsburgh Children's Photographer

The past few months have FLOWN BY, and in the process I fell behind on blogging. (Oops!) I hope that all of you had a wonderful autumn and Thanksgiving with your loved ones!!! I'm looking very forward to catching up and sharing everything that I've been working on with you!

As always, it was an honor to collaborate with The Picket Fence on their seasonal lookbook! We switched things up a bit this time around and focused on the upcoming season with a holiday lookbook, full of sparkles and candy canes and adorably tiny ensembles that are perfect for special occasions. Huge hugs and gratitude to everyone that collaborated on this with us, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes!

If you want to shop any of these looks for your own littles, head over to The Picket Fence's website and search for "LOOKBOOK."

And now, appropriate props given to:

Our precious models: Victoria Podheiser, Lorenzo Garrett, Olivia Keane, and Patti Szabo
Our fabulous makeup artist: Susan Staley

Landri Has a Heart of Gold // Pittsburgh Children's Photographer

There is so much that I could say about Landri. This adorable 4-year old is one of the sweetest kiddos that I've had the pleasure of working with. She is friendly, yet feisty. Spirited, yet dear. Affectionate, yet independent. I see such a strength of character in this little, little girl, and I can't wait to see her grow up into a strong, beautiful woman.

Landri was this year's winner of the annual #POSE4PICKET contest that I run in conjunction with The Picket Fence. She won a complimentary Editorial Session, three 8x10 prints, and a gorgeous Tea Collection outfit to wear during her session. (If you missed this year's contest - be sure to enter next year! It's SO MUCH fun!) I am so grateful that this contest enabled me to meet both her and her mother, as it was such a joy getting to know the both of them.

When planning Landri's session, I knew that I wanted to photograph it on black to emphasize her gorgeous blonde hair and porcelain skin. When I inquired as to Landri's favorite colors, I was told that they were "pink, purple, and golden." What a perfect color palette! I decided to select primarily pink and purple wardrobe and utilize different golden accents during the session (including a crown for the images in her Tea Collection outfit - she needed to be "crowned" the winner, after all!) There were also two other very important objects in Landri's world that I knew we could incorporate perfectly: her lovey/BFF "Baby" the elephant, and her preferred method of getting around on such tiny legs: her hot pink scooter.

Honestly, I could have photographed this little girl all day...

Three words to describe the session: Editorial, Fun, Stylized


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Picket Perfect : The Picket Fence F/W 2016 Lookbook // Pittsburgh Children's Photographer

The weather is cooling down and the leaves are changing and falling, which can mean only one thing: it's Picket Fence lookbook time!

We had another excellent team for this one, and we could never make these happen without all of our colleagues, beautiful children, and their mamas. We are so grateful for everyone's time and efforts, and hope that you all love this lookbook as much as we do!

If you want to shop any of these looks for your own littles, you can search "LOOKBOOK" on The Picket Fence's website. (Oh man, do I wish that Catimini made that balloon dress in my size!) 

And now, appropriate props given to:

Our beautiful models: Salma Nixon, Teagan McFarlane, and Patti Szabo
My wonderful assistant: Brandywyne Dugan
Our amazingly talented hair and makeup artist: Tiffani L. Parks Beauty

FriYAY! : Tori is Published // Pittsburgh Children's Photographer

From the moment that I met Tori, I knew that she was a very special little girl. Not only was she a beautiful child, but she had the brains and vivacious personality to match. We made the most of our session together, using it as an opportunity to both capture Tori's unique spirit in the images for her and her family to cherish for years to come and to enhance her blossoming modeling portfolio by adding some fun, editorial imagery to it.

I was SO excited to hear that within a few months of our session, Tori's mama had submitted some of the images to Fashion Kids Magazine and Tori had been selected for their September 50 Most Beautiful Kids Issue! Now, Tori can add to her mini-resume that she's been published in an international magazine, and I am one incredibly proud photographer and fan.

** SNAPS FOR TORI! **

I am looking so forward to watching this kiddo continue to grow and shine, and to helping your kiddos do the same!
(Your littles don't have to be models by any means to come have a session with me, but they will certainly leave feeling like one!)

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Tori : The Little Drummer Girl // Pittsburgh Children's Photographer

From the moment I met 5-year old Tori, I knew that we'd have a blast photographing her Editorial Session. This precocious, sweet spitfire is already an accomplished drummer, as well as a myriad of other talents. (I was even treated to an impromptu dance performance during her in-home consultation!) With a wardrobe full of miniature 90s-grunge-esque clothing and Doc Martens (atta girl!), we definitely needed to have a rocking and rolling time in the studio.

Three words to describe the session: Modern, Editorial, Bold


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