Beechwood Farms is not only one of my favorite parks for family friendly hikes but also for family photos. This is why this location is getting a special feature on my blog as a suggestion for your next professional family photo session or even just a great place for you to grab some sweet snapshots […]

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Family of of six looking at each other and smiling in at Beechwood Farms

Depending on the day here in Pittsburgh I can feel the chill in the air telling me that fall is just around the corner. These chilly mornings are also telling me that it’s the perfect time for fall family photos. I was chatting with a client about their family photos and she mentioned how stressed […]

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We all have a phone meaning we always have a camera with us. Our phones have come a long way in taking better photos, but there are still some simple yet easy ways to take a better picture. Here are a few easy ways to improve your pictures today. Physically move closer instead of zooming […]

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I’ll never forget the support I received after welcoming a new baby to our family after coming home from the hospital. Each time was a different experience and each time I needed different amounts of support. Here are a few ways to support your friend who is adjusting to life with a new little baby! […]

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Last week I booked our a family photo session for this summer. It got me thinking about ways to make this experience easier on everyone. Below I am sharing a few tips that will help your family session go more smoothly for all. Try on all clothes and shoes before You’ve found all your outfits […]

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Guess what, Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching, May 8th is the day! Anyone else feel like it crept up on us this year? Gift giving is definitely one of my love languages, so I thought it might be nice to give you a few ideas of what to get for those special ladies in your […]

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You are home from the hospital and settling into your new normal with your sweet baby. First of all, I applaud you for thinking ahead and scheduling newborn photos. I have no doubt that these will be some of your most cherished photos. Here are a few tips to help you easily prepare for your […]

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Family photography is SO worth it! We all have valid reasons why we don’t schedule family photo sessions. I recently reached out to my newsletter list and asked the question, “what is the main reason you don’t book family photos?” The responses didn’t surprise me at all. Most responses were along the lines of cost,  […]

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I’ve tried many chicken noodle recipes and always come back to my momma’s or as the kids would say, Gram Gram’s Chicken Noodle Soup. It’s one of those recipes that is just so comforting, yummy and for an added bonus, it’s good for you! She has been making this soup in her huge silver pot […]

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I love to eat and I love sharing recipes that we enjoy in our home. My hope is share weekly, so please check back often. First up, Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats. Steel Cut Oats are a staple in our pantry and when we get low I always add more to our grocery list, just […]

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