Pittsburgh Family Photographer

I’m shooting for unscripted family moments.

It hasn’t taken me long to realize what I am most passionate about with regard to my work and how I approach each and every session.   I always knew that I preferred the natural to the posed and that style is most commonly referred to as lifestyle photography.  Throughout my first year in business it became increasingly important to me to that the images in my galleries be filled with life… real life… real emotion… real memories. I’m documenting parents in their first days at home with a newborn baby. I’m photographing that new bundle of life as he or she sleeps (or screams and cries), swaddled in mama’s arms. I’m documenting young children, not as they sit straight up with a perfect smile, but rather as they jump into a puddle and explore the world around them. I’m documenting families as they spend time together, letting the lives they lead and the way they feel about each other play out, unscripted, in front of my camera.

Life with the people you love is something to be remembered. This new look and feel to my site is representative of not only me but of my goal as a photographer:

I’m keeping things genuine and simple.  I want to jump into your family life for a bit and show you what your love looks like.  I’m going to shoot for parents who want to look back on a seemingly ordinary or life changing time and feel something.

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To my (super awesome) past clients who might be looking for their story on this new blog… I’m going to play a little bit of catch up over the next few weeks and do my best to make sure that all of the fun we had together in 2014 lives here!


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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Whether you're honing your skills or looking to streamline your business, I've curated a collection of resources just for you. Dive into my free guides or explore paid mentorship and educational courses for an in-depth photography and business transformation.

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