mother kissing beautiful baby girl on the head

HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEART LIVES (NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY SESSION)

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