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. 








Maternity & Newborn

Pittsburgh, PA Newborn Session on Film | Claire Elyse

I had the honor of photographing the Wolfe family as they welcomed their second baby girl into their family. Today I want to share Hannah’s journey through motherhood with you, because each of our stories are unique and special and not always easy. The images are beautiful, but what they mean to us makes them […]


The McKenna Family

One of my favorite things in the whole wide world is this scenario: energetic little ones running around, mom gets that look in her eye like only mothers do when they can sense things might spiral out of control any second, and then…we PLAY! Something I am very passionate about during my sessions is to […]


Four Tips to Rock a Sunrise Session | North Park Family Session

I LOVE to photograph in the morning. Sunrise sessions are early, but the light is gentle and delicate, and (maybe most importantly) young children are the most agreeable and happy. It is not as ‘golden’ as sunset, but there is a soft glow that bathes you in positivity and motivation. A FEW HELPFUL TIPS FOR […]


The Hollo Family | Mellon Garden

On a warm night, the sun glowing softly behind a thin layer of clouds, I met the Hollo Family. Scott, Jaci, & Parker. Mellon Garden lush and overflowing with blooms, we breathed in the sweetness of summer. Each flower and leaf interested Parker more than the last. I love to watch kids explore a new […]


Let Your Creativity Hatch

Hatch Art Studio is nestled on a tree-lined street in the heart of Point Breeze and has such an amazing community of learners! If you are in Pittsburgh, it is a must. Last month I did a limited edition mini session at Hatch Art Studio and NEVER BLOGGED IT. Am I out of my mind?! […]


Generations of Love | Pittsburgh Extended Family Session

As mothers, don’t we all wonder what our children will keep with them? I find myself often thinking about what my daughters might remember from this season of life. What will fade from their memories and what will ultimately be lasting impressions. Hoping of course, they will remember how we spent our evenings together playing, […]


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 […]


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 […]

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