2020 was the year of family time.  Time spent at home. Time growing closer as a couple, as siblings, as a family. This is the first blog post in the “2020 Best Of” Series. We are starting with families today and then we will continue with engagements and weddings! This post was so much fun […]

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2020: The Best of Families

One year (and a few months) into marriage and these two still radiate so much joy! I was so excited for Vanessa and Steven’s anniversary session in this gorgeous location overlooking Fernwood State Forest near Steubenville, OH.  We picked the date for their session a while back, not knowing what the weather would be.  Well, […]

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Fall Fernwood State Forest Anniversary Session | Vanessa + Steven

Emily and Alex are two of the sweetest people you’ll meet and I had such an incredible time photographing this precious moment in their family’s life.  Little Calvin Wesley is due on Christmas and he is so loved already! I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Emily and Alex during their fall maternity session in Steubenville, OH. […]

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Steubenville Fall Maternity Session | Emily + Alex

Springtime and motherhood seem to just go together.  Maybe it’s the fact that Mother’s Day falls during this season or maybe it’s because the world is bursting with new life:  delicate blossoms dot the landscape and the bare trees become green with new leaves. Many animals give birth to sweet babies in the spring and […]

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Spring Maternity Session in Wheeling, West Virginia | Diana + Michael

Talina is one of my dearest friends. When she told me that she and Jeremiah were expecting their second child, I was SO excited for them! Their oldest child, Cambria Jonas is one of John’s best friends; they have known each other since birth and I love seeing them grow up and go to school together. […]

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The Midwife Center, Pittsburgh PA | Atlas Lee

The delicate morning frost was still sparkling on the crunchy grass and crispy leaves during this late fall family session in Steubenville, OH. Though it was a chilly November morning in the Ohio Valley, it was a beautiful morning for photos! The warm sunlight glistened through the leaves that were still on the trees.

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Kujawa Family | A Frosty Morning Family Session | Steubenville, OH

Praise God for the gift of friendship! I have known Emily and Jimmy since college. We were RA’s together and we even did marriage prep together since we got married two months apart!

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Hess Family | Family Session at Tower Park | Fort Thomas, KY

Last year, I got to meet the whole Sweeney family! They had just had sweet little Ava and we took photos on a very cold November day. This year, Ava is happy and beautiful one year old and we had a MUCH warmer October day for their family photos!

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Sweeney Family | Fall Family Session | Steubenville, OH

I SO enjoyed getting to know this sweet family of 7!! I had met Amy a few times but it was at their session that I learned that she and her husband Greg have 5 kids and that they were originally from Minnesota! I loved chatting with them about MN since Matthew is from there!! It was so wonderful to meet all their sweet children too….they have awesome Irish names!! We had a great time, enjoying the last of the warm fall weather and playing in the field behind Franciscan University. I loved their jewel toned outfits, perfect for a fall family session!

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McDonnell Family | Fall Family Session | Steubenville, OH

When Julie reached out to me about her scheduling her fall family photos, she mentioned that they were expecting a new baby in February!! SO EXCITING! I photographed this family last year and boy, that day was COLD! Her kids were such troopers and we had a great time last year!! Thankfully this year it was incredibly warm, sunny and the fall foliage at Settlers Cabin Park in Pittsburgh, PA was stunning!!

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Hilzendeger Family | A Fall Family Session at Settlers Cabin Park | Pittsburgh, PA


5 tips for choosing the perfect outfits for your session 

Picking out outfits can seem overwhelming and most people don’t know where to start! In this guide, I’m taking out the guess work and sharing my best tips on picking out and pairing outfits for your next portrait session. 




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