out and about.

I love pittsburgh.  a lot.  look at this random wall in the middle of the city.  where else would you find something this amazing?  so of course we had to stop.  I kind of forced my friend to be in a few pictures.  a little.  she likes me though, so I think we're okay. 

I think I say this a lot, but I mean it this time.  this is probably one of my favorite pictures ever.  there's just something about the "realness" of this moment, and the way her yellow jacket frames the shot.  I love it. 

these are our kids.  they kind of like each other.  and they're a little bit betrothed. 
the call to each other.

the follow each other.

but mostly they ignore each other.  sounds like a pretty good relationship to me.  :)

then, as if that weren't enough, we found this little beauty on our way home.  the peeling teal paint was more than I could take. 

okay, this time I mean it.  this  is my favorite picture ever.  the vines, the paint, the little green blossoms on the top of the roof--I was kind of dying.  a little bit.  okay, a lot. 

wanna explore with me?  I promise we'll find some cool stuff.  but, you better prepare yourself, I'm sure you'll be forced asked to be in a few frames too.  :)


I had the most amazing hour with these two (almost three).  aren't they the most photogenic people you've ever seen?  she is amazingly beautiful pregnant.  and to top it all off, we got to shoot in the most gorgeous location ever.  I will miss all of the amazing locations pittsburgh has to offer when we ship out in 6 weeks.  but until then, I'll be taking full advantage!
check these out:


caleb - 2 days

I have the best job in the whole world.  I mean, look  at this guy.  Doesn't he just make you sigh?  And he came STRAIGHT from the hospital!  No better time for hanging out with a newborn.  :)

one of my favorite frames of the day:

and, just because I can't resist, here's a preview of the maternity shoot :
be excited. you'll die over what a gorgeous mom-to-be this beautiful girl is.  :)


busy days.

we have been busy.  really, really busy.  doing what, you ask?  shooting, of course, but that's not all.  the man of the house is in his final semester of graduate school, and he's wrapping up classes, board examinations, and job searches, and we're wrapping up city searches, house/apartment/condo hunting (or just starting!), and our biggest project: selling our house.  we've had six showings in the last seven days which means lots of cleaning, lots of "please don't touch that, mack," and lots of escaping the house in order to keep it in tip top shape.  it's all paying off as the offers are coming in... thank heavens.  but, in the mean time, we've been thrifting, garage selling, and estate selling.  my latest find is a pair of chairs I got for $2.50 each.  I cleaned, painted, and scuffed 'em up a little, and I came out with cute little photo prop chairs. see?

...and a wreath I made a few weeks back to top it all off. 

I've never considered myself much of a crafter, but I've been inspired by the author of Life in the Pitts (who happens to be a friend), so I'm exploring my crafty side a little more lately... even if everything I make does end up being for photo sessions.  hey, I have my obsessions, right?  I've got to make it all work.  :)

thanks for stopping by!  much more to come!  I'm really excited to share some frames from the fabulous maternity session last Saturday, and some more from a brand new baby boy.  they'll be along soon... :)


tawni - pittsburgh strip district

I may or may not have a weakness for old trucks.  Okay, I do.  I also happen to love brown boots.  Oh yes, and beautiful girls.  This beautiful girl happens to be related to me.  When all three are combined, my heart is happy.  My heart is happy today.

I couldn't decide which image to post...



clean black and white:

which one's your favorite?