Beautiful Sunset Family Photos | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

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I have never done a “staged” session, but Alina contacted me to take family photos and had a clear concept of what she wanted: a romantic, whimsical picnic. I loved the idea from the beginning and even more when I pulled up to their house and saw where we would be shooting! Such a perfect setting and gorgeous lighting (and a beautiful family too!). She put together an entire tray of the most perfect photo-worthy food and props and even had a real picnic basket and bright colorful flowers. Amazing.

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To make it even more special, her mother was visiting for only the 2nd time in 11 years (due to the great distance away that she lives). Alina wanted to do a special series of just her and her mother, and I seriously got tears in my eyes going through these photos! Her mom made a flower wreath by hand and the whole moment was just beautiful.

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The boys had a blast as well. I added my Dad’s old twin reflex camera to the props and they loved photographing me while I was photographing them haha!

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This was such an amazing session and a great story to tell! They let me really dig into my creative side and I loved it. It made me think about possible doing some more staged sessions in the future 🙂

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