Pittsburgh Child Lifestyle Photographer

The W Family

Let’s state the obvious and move on from there. Elsie is adorable.

Now that we’ve covered that let’s talk personality. She is curious and so alert. She wears an almost constant little smile, only handing over the really big smile when she likes what she sees (daddy dancing, mommy acting out ‘head, shoulders, knees, and toes’, etc). Close to taking unassisted steps, mom and dad wanted to remember this exciting time in their lives. Mom feels like Elsie grew out of her baby stage overnight. She’s about to turn one and there is a waffle party in her near future – YUM. My invite is in the mail (fingers crossed, haha)!

I think Elsie gets her happy from her parents. They love to be outside, go on adventures, travel, and see new things. They love the lake, the beach, and the mountains. All in all, they live simply and try to enjoy the little things in life – the very best kind of people.

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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.

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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.


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