Browse through family stories I've had the privilege of documenting over the years.


maternity, newborn & family photography in pittsburgh

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I’ve seen dads be strong, fun, silly, emotional, and so in love with their children. It’s one of my favorite moments in a session… seeing a child react to their daddy. No one does a “dad toss” like them right? And they do give the best hugs. All around, dads just rock! Nine times out of ten, I’m…

Father’s Day Love

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Baby Hunter is one lucky little dude and everyone is beyond excited to meet him.  Mom and dad have perfected his nursery. They have done everything possible to prepare for life with their baby boy. They’ve even braced their fur baby – who is handling the news better than expected (and is ready to share the spotlight)!!…

Baby F is on the way!!

Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer

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Mom and dad just celebrated 5 years of marriage and they are patiently awaiting the arrival of their son – coming so soon!!! They asked me to shoot a maternity session in addition to their newborn session. They were looking for maternity photos that felt and looked more like their engagement images… DONE! Less naked belly and more…

Baby E is on the way!!

Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

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I don’t require that my clients meet with me before shooting a session. I’m always up for it, but it’s unnecessary (I try to throw myself out there in the about me section of my site and on social media so that people can easily get to know me… and my own little crazy family)….

Baby Alani

Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

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Mom and Dad were made for this. I mean that. Twins give new parents two times the baby to love… and two times the baby to care for. Their approach is remarkable and it shows how well they work together. They are a team in this and when things get a little crazy at home, they…

Baby Greyson + Baby Fynnlee


No added to-dos, just added memories to your life.

You’re busier than you ever thought you’d be. Between chasing toddlers around, work commitments, mastering the art of diaper changes, herding kids to practice, and trying to get some me time, it’s hard to imagine adding anything to your plate.

As a mama of two, I get it!

I'm here to simplify the photography process for you so you can keep focusing on what you need to.

If you want no-stress & natural maternity, newborn, and family photography — I'm your girl.

family photographer in pittsburgh, pa  who gets it

Hi, I'm Melissa!

Say goodbye to unnatural and inauthentic photoshoots. I use a child-led approach to guarantee a fun, stress-free family photography session!

Maternity sessions, for me, are a celebration of your incredible journey, and the overflowing love you already feel for the little human you're about to meet.

The early days with your newborn are like nothing else. We’ll capture all the precious moments that make the sleepless nights and diaper changes all worth it.


For the whole timeline of life, I got your back.

What I can capture for you.

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The journey of motherhood is filled with fleeting moments waiting to be treasured. From tips on capturing your little ones' everyday joy to thoughtfully designed presets, my resources are crafted with love for every mama. 

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It's my kind of vibe. If it’s yours too, I'd love to be the one capturing your family memories.

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