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A morning on the farm

When Janelle read my story about going home to Sweden to help out with my family's 35 acre potato harvest she called me and wanted me to come out and spend a morning on their farm. I had the most wonderful time walking and running through the fields with Janelle, Matt, their son Russell, and their Weimaraner Mabel on this beautiful October morning. I even got to play with Thomas the train before heading back to Pittsburgh. Here are a few favorites from their session.


Butterflies & Blooms | A Playdate at Phipps

Early this summer I immersed myself in a virtual film photography workshop for five wonderful weeks. Since I wanted to really push myself and the limits of film I asked my dear friend and mentor Emily if I could document her and her daughter Anna during a playdate at Phipps. Toddlers are fast, unpredictable, and it was so much fun to capture these mommy and me moments. 

The Coyer Family

It is incredibly rewarding to be invited to document a family not only once, but twice. Last fall I met the Coyer family at Frick Park on one of the most gorgeous weekends of the entire month of October. Little miss Carolynn had grown so much since I last saw her, and was full of energy and personality. I swear it melts my heart every time I look at these images, and the way that she played with her dogs Zeke and Tyke. Here are a few of my favorite family portraits that I created that evening.pittsburgh family photographers family photos with pets CoyerFamilyColor028 kids and dogs family photos with petsCoyerFamilyColor045 kissing daddymommy and me photos pittsburgh

Lorelai & Mackie

I had the great pleasure of meeting expecting parents Sam and Amy last summer when they wanted me to create a few portraits of their sweet pups Lorelai and Mackie to hang in the nursery. Sam and Amy named Lorelai after Lorelai Gilmore from the show Gilmore Girls. It started as an inside joke that Sam liked the show so much, but after going on for so long, they couldn't resist. Mackie's name was chosen as it is the name of the street in Dublin, Ireland where Sam and Amy first lived together - "Mackie's Place." When the time came for Sam and Amy to get a dog of their very own, they decided a Labradoodle would be perfect as they are known for their intelligence and great temperaments. Sam and Amy searched far and wide for the perfect Australian Labradoodle and found Lorelai's mom and dad who belonged to a breeder in California. They anxiously awaited Lorelai's arrival. After a year with Lorelai, they couldn't resist getting a second and, soon enough, along came Mackie.

Lorelai and Mackie LOVE to chase tennis balls at the park. They also love to fight over their favorite toys and chase each other around the house. No matter how many toys they have, they always want to play with the same one. Lorelai loves to snuggle while Mackie prefers to explore. Here are a few of my favorite portraits that I created for them.

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