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. 









Le Beirut

As we buckle our seat belts I close my eyes. Partially out of exhaustion, partially to center myself. I look down at Maya, she is totally sprawled out on me in a rather uncomfortable way. I don’t dare move though, there is nothing worse than waking her, but I know soon it will be time. […]


Maya’s Kitty 2nd Birthday Party

Who else is obsessed with all things KITTY?? Maya is in love with kitties, so I put together a delicate and feminine kitty party to celebrate her turning TWO. My inspiration was drawn on a kitty decorative succulent pot I bought from Kelly Moore. I kept the crafts simple: Kitty whiskers & kitty coloring pages […]


3 Ways to Include Young Children in Ramadan

Ramadan is upon us once again! With the Holy Month just around the corner, I want to share with you a few ways we include our girls in the Ramadan spirit. If you are wondering ‘what is Ramadan?’, here is a video of adorable children talking about what Ramadan is. Simply, it is the ninth […]


Reframing Motherhood: Creativity for a New Perspective

In a dimly lit restaurant with tasty fare and good friends, I sipped from my glass and considered that feeling. That feeling when you do something you are passionate about, whatever it may be. And it occurred to me that not only do I love to take pictures for other families, I love love love […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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.