big sister affectionally talking to baby brother


One of my absolute favorite parts of my job is seeing Pittsburgh families and little ones grow over the months and years. Its an honor and so fun to document everything that changes. Personalities get bigger, just like the physical. Kids. Grow. Fast. They grow like weeds and it’s why I believe my job to be really important. Photos of parents and their children at all of the stages they love most. That’s it!

I met the J family, a few weeks after their little guy made them a family of five, at a really sweet in home newborn session. When this amazing mama reached out again about shooting in the Fall, I was so pumped. I adore them all and the thought of shooting their family love again, in this new stage of life, had me so excited. A mobile little brother and two of the most perfectly adorable and sweet big sisters. My dream session.

Perfectly styled (yes, you will see them in a what to wear guide soon!), they were a great fit for location that this mama requested — Mellon Park. Lush greens, pretty stairs, gorgeous evening light. Just perfect. Kind of like them in my *expert* opinion!

Portraits of sisters

Smiling baby boy in fathers arms

Pittsrbugh Family Photos at Mellon Park Walled Garden

sisters twirling

photo of parents helping baby walk

natural sibling photos

photos of a mother hugging and holding her children

photos of mother and children

photos of father and children

sisterhood photo

family photo at mellon park walled garden

photo of family standing on staircase

baby brother trying to avoid family photos

fun family of five portrait

brother crawling away from family photos

photo of sisters dancing and hugging

photo of baby hands

baby in suspender and checkered plaid shirt

childhood portraits

mama holding baby boy

big sister affectionally talking to baby brother

pittsburgh child portraits

silly sister photo

sibling portrait photos

crawling baby photos

Pittsrbugh Family Photos at Mellon Park Walled Garden

Pittsburgh family walking in a park


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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.


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