When you absolutely adore the home that you brought to life, in the neighborhood that you love… please do yourself a favor and at least consider shooting photos of your family right there – where your heart lives.

      It’s their comfort zone. Their everyday happy place. It’s the streets they walk together and the stoops they pass each night. It’s the couch they cuddle on and the nursery where they read to her. They laugh and love in all of the places that we explored, so the photos are authentic. They are fun and loving. They capture them in this special phase of life: the days when Gemma kept them on their toes and snuggled her way into their hearts.

      Oh, Gemma. She steals a spotlight. She demands it. This child is special. She is so absolutely special. Smart, curious, FAST on her feet, sneaky in the cutest ways, innocent, and a bit of an old soul. Beautiful – did I mention she is beautiful? Her list goes on and on… and she’s only one. Her future is packed with everything good and amazing – this, I know.

      How can I know something about someone so little? I met her parents and it didn’t take me 5 minutes to get how great they are. I watched them with her, and listened to them speak together. I heard them laugh as one. They let me in and showed me how much they love their daughter (and pup). They love the life that they have worked so hard for and it’s truly inspiring. Their parenting style is to be applauded. They are invested in the time spent with their sweet baby girl. When they are together – that’s it. They both work very hard (dad in the IT world and mama the MD and owner of The Shala of Pittsburgh Ashtanga Yoga). They set such wonderful examples for Gemma. Sure, work keeps them busy but there is always time for family.

      Breathe in the goodness that is this awesome family in their very own little world…
      Mother changing baby

      mother reading to baby

      baby girl in mothers arms

      baby toes peeking out from a book

      mother kissing beautiful baby girl on the head

      baby girl grinning on chair in her nursery

      baby eyelashes

      baby girl looking at perants

      baby girl slouching in nursery chair

      baby girl playing with toes

      looking through doorway at parents holding baby girl in nursery

      fun loving parents holding baby girl in nursery

      daddy kissing daughter

      baby girl and family dog in nursery

      baby girl and family dog in nursery

      family dog in yoga pose

      father reading a book to baby girl

      father reading a book to baby girl

      family snuggling and tickling on couch

      daughter laying in mothers lap

      baby girl and family dog on couch

      baby girl snuggling family dog on coush

      baby girl crawling away from dad on the couch

      daughter smushed by parents kisses

      parents holding one year old in front of brick home in Lawrenceville

      one year old girl walking away from parents

      mother snuggling daughter

      parents holding one year old in front of brick home in Lawrenceville

      one year old walking in lawrenceville pittsburgh

      family photo in front of home in pittsburgh lawrenceville

      front stoop snack break during photo session

      parents holding daughter on stoop

      family walking their neighborhood

      one year old girl walking in her lawrenceville neighborhood

      family photos in front of blue brick wall in lawrenceville pittsburgh

      mother embracing daughter

      mother snuggling up to one year old

      one year old daughter walking away from mother

      baby girl doing yoga and walking

      baby girl walking city sidewalks in lawrenceville pittsburgh

      baby girl walking city sidewalks in lawrenceville pittsburgh

      family photo in lawrenceville pittsburgh

      family photo in lawrenceville pittsburgh

      one year old walking in lawrenceville pittsburgh

      family walking in lawrenceville

      mother laughing and holding daughter in the air

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