Hello! Welcome to my blog! 

I am a film photographer based in Pittsburgh, PA offering new and expecting families organic, timeless photographs to record the most precious moments of life.

Please enjoy reading my blog to see my most recent work and creative projects. 









A New Tradition: Painting Wooden Easter Eggs

I found a little kit of wooden eggs, and I am seriously so happy that I did. Let me explain why wooden easter eggs are far better than smelly hard-boiled eggs. -No smell (can you tell I’m not a fan of hard-boiled eggs yet?) -Wooden eggs do not crack under the pressure of a toddler […]


Pastel 2nd Birthday Milestone Session | Saylor at Sunset

The flowers were ready, the sun was out, the wind was blowing. It was a perfect evening to make beautiful memories of a very earnest, but very tender and adorable almost 2 year old, Saylor. Having a (nearly) 2 year old is challenging. I know–I have a 22 month old myself! There are so many […]

Tips & Tricks

6 Best Items for Surviving Travel with Toddlers

Hiya friends! Happy Thursday! As we prepare for our next transatlantic adventure, I want to share my top airport survival items. Babyzen Yoyo+: Trust me–you will never stroll the same way again. This stroller fits in the overhead on the airplane, AND you can fold it while holding baby.  I’ll give that a minute to […]


Jethro’s Senior Session | Pittsburgh Senior

The world awaits a young man, tall and lean, sanguine. I had the honor to get to know Jethro a few weeks back on a sunny evening in Pittsburgh. He is genuine and intelligent, contemplative in a reserved way. It is certain that his pure heart shows in every image. He shared with me that […]


The Blodgett Family | Pittsburgh Spring Session

When you become a big brother, there are a lot of changes. When you add a new baby to the family, there are a lot of changes. Todd, Nicole, and Austin are simply the epitome of love. They cooed and loved on little Bodie at our home session last week. Bodie was born early, and […]


Hartwood Acres Sibling Mini Session

Her dress and cardigan expertly chosen and pressed, Ayla was brimming with delight that she got to wear it as her mom, Sarah, convinced her baby brother that this was going to be fun.  It is safe to say that Ayla and Remy had very different opinions about what a morning mini session should be! Although […]


Best Places in Pittsburgh for Photos

Sometimes the familiar becomes new, especially when you look at it from the eyes of visitors. My sister-in-law and her family came to visit us this weekend (yay!!!) and it got me thinking of all the great places to take out-of-town visitors to show off gorgeous Pittsburgh. Their visit was brief as they have a […]


Kenny’s Frick Park Senior Session

Sometimes you just get the perfect, almost warm, clear spring night.  And I found the first tree to have tiny soft yellow blooms at Frick Park. Spring is so delicate! Kenny and his mom, Syeda, met me as the sun was setting for the most scenic senior session. Kenny is a lovely young man, who […]


Hartwood Acres Mansions Family Session

The sun was streaming through the trees as both Ozzie and Quentin found their perfect sticks. Each stick unique in its size and shape, just like each boy. Running with all the energy of childhood, the Schneider Family and I played and laughed as we photographed our way around Hartwood Acres Mansions this past weekend! […]


First Introductions

Let me tell you not so much about me directly, but why I do what I do. And why I love it. First of all, my daughters Nesrine and Maya are the reason I do everything. They gave me life when I created them, and that is an unbelievably powerful thing. I pour my creative […]

and when you appear all the rivers sound in my body, bells shake the sky, and a hymn fills the world.