Pittsburgh Family Photography

We always have such a great time with this family!! We love watching the children grow from little babies to toddlers to school age kids! These photos were taken near Pittsburgh at North Park Boathouse. The weather was a little crazy this day but we were able to squeeze the photo shoot in between rain showers!!

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Mom always does a fantastic job of dressing everyone!
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These kids were SO adorable together!! What an amazing bond they have.
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Lots of giggles and whispers and joy.
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Hanging by the row boats! I mean.. they could be models 🙂
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This was a new location for us with these guys. We have done Hartwood Acres in the past, and even a fun urban style shoot but we really loved the lake and surrounding area near the Boathouse here!
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Big sister was totally into having her photo taken this year!
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And little brother played along with me too. I heard mention of going to Target afterwards if they were good. Hey I would behave to get to go to Target too!

This was an on location portrait style session. Contact Tricia to schedule yours today! tricia@vivaportraitstudio.com

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Family Photography in Pittsburgh {Lifestyle}

Relationships and love. That’s what life comes down to. That’s what is important and deserves our attention. Lifestyle sessions are amazing for documenting the different relationships and dynamics in a family. the way it shows up on film is inspiring. Your family is a living breathing thing that changes every day. I love freezing a little slice of time for my clients to look back on forever…

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These sisters were so much fun to photograph. They are similar ages to my daughters so many things seemed familiar! The little one is getting older and getting into more of the older one’s toys. The older one was protective of the baby and also wanted to show how much she loved her!!
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We spent some time out in the yard playing with the doggie
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There were so many beautiful things going on at once it was hard to keep up! There was a lot of giggling and running around. Everyone probably slept very well after this session!!
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I could have used another photographer honestly to catch all the interactions between everyone. I like to spend around an hour and a half at lifestyle sessions to make sure to give enough attention to all the members of the family!
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Dad was very involved which the girls loved.
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We played inside for awhile too. Older sis loved showing off her room and jumping on the bed of course!
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We played with blocks and toys, climbed trees, made lemonade with fresh mint, and read stories!
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I absolutely loved my time with this family! Lifestyle sessions are still on special throughout 2016 so schedule yours today! Call Tricia at 412-965-9674 or email tricia@vivaportraitstudio.com

These sessions come with all the digital photos on USB drive with printing rights. The sessions can be indoor/outdoor at your house or at a park or somewhere that you like!

Happy Fall!

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Lifestyle photography with twins {Pittsburgh family photographer}

This family photography session was done in the candid, story telling style that we call “lifestyle” photography. It is a lot of fun and results in the most beautiful images. family photographer in pittsburgh with twins

These twins were so adorable and at one year old they were at a fun age! Lot’s of playing with toys, playing with the dogs, and snuggling with mom and dad.
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Everyone seems to relax more at these sessions compared to at a traditional portrait session. Instead of stressing about “Is everyone smiling/behaving?” we embrace the craziness and use the silliness and giggling to produce memorable photos.

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Never a dull moment in this household!! I could have stayed all day taking photos.

I have so much respect for these parents. Raising twins has got to be tough!! At least with my two children they are going through different stages of craziness, not the same stages at the same time!! I would need someone else at my house ALL the time every day.
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We read stories, crawled around the floor, practiced climbing the stairs, and jumped in the cribs.
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I bet everyone took a really long nap after I left 😉
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If you enjoy creative story telling photos you would love a Lifestyle session! It is meaningful because it usually takes place at your home or a place that your family frequents. So we get that in the background and authentic smiles from the little ones (and even Dad!). Don’t worry, you don’t have to have an organized or even clean house for the lifestyle session. It’s my job to work with the surroundings and create beautiful photos. I use a shallow depth of field so the main focus is always the family and the background fades into a nice blur 😉

For a limited time our lifestyle sessions are half off so for $350 you get a 90 minute in home photo session and all of the photos (60-75) on USB drive with printing rights!

Call me today at 412-965-9674 or email tricia@vivaportraitstudio.com


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Labor Day {Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer}

Well it’s labor day and I have been thinking about labor lately… My sister and two of my friends have recently gone into labor… all in different ways with crazy different birth stories. So, you will be seeing some newborn photography blog posts soon!!

I don’t have any pictures of mamas in labor (birth photography anyone?!?) but I do have some awesome shots of a beautiful mama-to-be to share here for this occasion.

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Maternity photos are best done around 32-36 weeks… after there’s a noticeable baby bump and BEFORE you get sooo uncomfortable that you don’t want to move off of the couch let alone pose for a photo.
I honestly did not feel like having my photo taken when I was pregnant. I wish someone would have forced me to though because I definitely regret not having that part of me documented. It’s so fleeting!! And amazing.

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There are a lot of creative ways to capture this time– and trust me you will look better than you feel!! Oh and you deserve to be pampered!! Have your hair and makeup done and enjoy what most likely will be the last photo shoot that is all about YOU!!

So to all you moms and moms-to-be I salute you! You have gone through fake contractions, real contractions, ruptured membranes, c-sections, pushing for hours, sitting on birthing balls and screaming at doulas. Epidurals or no epidurals you are all rock stars. If anyone wants to share their birth story and get some updated photos please email me at tricia@vivaportraitstudio.com
I would love to connect with you!

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So happy “Labor” Day and don’t forget to take care of yourself Moms!!!

Tricia does maternity photo sessions at her Neville Island Studio or on-location. Hair and makeup service available on site if desired!
call 412-965-9674 or email tricia@vivaportraitstudio.com

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Back to School! {Pittsburgh children’s portrait photographer}

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One of the best things about being a children’s portrait photographer in Pittsburgh is capturing milestones. The times you will look back on and say “Oh my gosh remember when you (started to walk, turned 3, lost your first tooth, and started school)”

My daughter started kindergarten this week and it was way more emotional than I thought it would be! She attended Pre-K last year and had a similar schedule so it isn’t a huge change as far as how many hours she’s at school. I guess the fact that it’s a different building with different teachers makes a difference and kindergarten is no joke nowadays! There is a lot of learning and not much playtime from what I understand. They even got homework three times already and this is the first week! There have been a lot of tears and adjustments and questions this week (from me and my daughter). I definitely feel that we are being pulled apart not only physically but emotionally too. Already in the first week she is acting so much older than she did in Pre-K. She is nervous about how she looks, she is making new friends, and she is dealing with the occasional mean comment from her peers. Gosh I just want to take away the pressure and the anxiety and hold her all day and tell her she doesn’t have to go! But then I see how proud she is of herself when she gets a star on her homework or how she giggles with her new friends. Sigh!

These are my adorable little clients, they also started kindergarten this past week.
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I told their Mama they are so lucky to have each other through these school years!!
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I also always tell her she is a saint for raising twins 😉
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Big shout out to all you parents sending your babies to school for the first time!!! I would love to capture your little love on camera to document this occasion. Email me today- tricia@vivaportraitstudio.com or call 412-965-9674

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