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Family Photo Session | Boyce Park | Mary Beth Miller Photography

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I photographed this wonderful family at Boyce Park in the middle of this summer.  I was so happy that they wanted to being their fur babies and the Grandparents!  I am always happy to include Grandma, Grandpa and the dogs if you want to bring them to a session!    They are most definitely a huge part of many families so they should be included into the photo session!    The forecast for our session looked great all day until about 15 minutes before our session the dark clouds rolled in.  Just as they met me in the parking lot at Boyce Park, the rain began to fall!    Thankfully it only rained for a little bit and we jumped out and started taking photos, and then…..it began to rain again!  So although Dad tried to hold an umbrella for us (so polite!) we ran back to the cars and waited again.   Our patience paid off because we ended up with gorgeous light right before sunset.   Their beautiful baby girl was so happy and smiley for almost the entire session!    And I am so glad her parents were so laid back with the situation and were willing to wait out the rain!

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It was wonderful to meet this family and I hope that we can work together again in the future!

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Although it’s too late to schedule a family photo session with me for this summer,
now is the time to schedule for session for this fall!
Limited dates are available in September and October!

Contact me today for more information about a family session!
A Family session can take place at a local park or even in the comfort of your own home!
I look forward to planning a session for you!

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~All images by Mary Beth Miller Photography ~

Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in family, newborn, and birth photography in Monroeville, Murrysville, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas.

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Pittsburgh Birth Photographer | Mary Beth Miller Photography
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Last month I had the honor of photographing yet another birth for another wonderful Pittsburgh family.   The soon to be Mom contacted me just weeks before her due date and I was so happy that I was able to fit her into my summer schedule.  In the early hours of the morning I received a text that they were already at West Penn hospital so I grabbed my bag and headed into Pittsburgh.  I arrived around 5am and I was happy to see that Mom and Dad were getting some rest after she received her epidural.   As the sun began to rise her labor intensified and soon it was time for her to start pushing.  A short time later they finally got to meet their precious baby girl!   She had a pretty fast labor and delivery, especially for a first time Mom.

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You can view it here on YouTube.
All of my birth clients receive a video from their birth session.

I really love the time that I get to spend with my birth clients!   It is such an interesting way to get to know someone as they prepare to meet their baby.  And it is so heartwarming to see how wonderful the Dad’s are as they support their partner while she is in labor.   I never take for granted that I was invited to witness and document such an intimate time for a couple.   Thank you to all of my birth clients that chose me to be their birth photographer!   And an even bigger thanks to these families that allow me to share their images with you!

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Are you expecting a baby this year or in 2018?
Are you considering birth photography or maybe a Fresh 48 Session?

Now is the time to book your session! 

Contact me today for more information and all of the details about a
session with Mary Beth Miller Photography!

Allow me to document this very special time for your family!

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~All images by Mary Beth Miller Photography ~

mbmillerphoto@gmail.com

Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in birth, hospital, newborn, family and child photography in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.

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Lifestyle Newborn Photos at Home | Pittsburgh
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Last month I photographed precious baby Eli with his wonderful Mom and Dad.   Have a look at our lifestyle newborn session that took place in their beautiful Pittsburgh home.   And look at this awesome jungle themed mural in in the nursery!  Can you believe that the Dad painted it?   I thought that was so cool and such a great touch to put into their babies room.    Along with taking photos in the nursery, we took photos in the master bedroom and a few other rooms in the house.  When I arrive to my clients homes for a photo session, I like to take a quick look around to find the rooms with the best natural light.  But if you think that your home is too dark and lacks natural light, have no worries, I am capable of photographing in low light situations!   In my (almost) nine years of being in business, I have yet to shoot in a home that was “too dark”.   I get a lot of practice in my little old farmhouse that is surrounded by trees!   ;)

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If you follow my work, or even if you do not and you only see this blog post, you may notice that I incorporate the parents into most of the photos!  Although I get some images of baby alone, it is important to me to include Mom and Dad in the photos!    I want to capture the connection that they have made in just a few short weeks.  I want to document the deep love and adoration new parents have for their baby.  And because I do not use many props, I believe baby belongs in the arms of his parents most of the time, not just posed inside a basket or other prop.

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When this couple contacted me to schedule and plan their photo session, the soon to be Mama asked if we could possibly include their fur baby in a few photos.   Of course I said yes!   I understand that the fur baby is the original baby and that they are a huge part of the family!   This sweet pup was so gently around baby Eli and so curious of any noise that he made.    I am happy that we were able to include him in the family photos.  Although he may not look thrilled about it in this image, he was very excited to take part in the photo session for the new baby!

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And once again, I shared a very large selection of images from this newborn session!
I really like to let any potential client get a good look at what a photo session with me can be like!

Not only will you receive at least 60 original edited images, I also include a black and white copy of most of the images!
The full size digital images are included with all of my collections.
You also receive printing rights to print as many images that you want in any size.
However, I also offer my clients beautiful albums, framed prints, birth announcements and much more.
Please contact me to receive my full pricing list for my Collections and a’ la carte add on products.

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Are you expecting and pondering a newborn session in your home late this year or in 2018?
Please allow me to photograph this very special time for you and your family!
I am already booking sessions into November, December and into the new year!

Contact me today for more information
and go see my newborn information page for all of the details on an
in home lifestyle newborn session with Mary Beth Miller Photography!

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~All images by Mary Beth Miller Photography ~

mbmillerphoto@gmail.com

 

Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in newborn and family photography in Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.

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Family Photo Session | Boyce Mayview Park | Mary Beth Miller Photography

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I finally made the time to post (a lot) of the images from my lifestyle photo session with this family!   It was so great to meet and photograph this couple and their beautiful kiddos at Boyce Mayview Park in the South Hills.   We had such a nice and relaxed session at the park and the weather was perfect.   Their little girl and baby boy are gorgeous and sweet children with the most amazing eyes!     I really loved documenting some special moments between all of them.

For some reason, I always feel the need to caution my readers when I share a lot of photos.   Probably because it seems the consensus amongst most photographers is to only share the “best of the best” images from each session and to never post too many images in a portfolio or a blog post.   But is that is that possible?   To share too many images?  Recently, I have been thinking about this from another perspective because I was looking for a lifestyle photographer to photograph my own family while we are on vacation.    There are few great photographers to choose from in the area we will be visiting, but their portfolios and blog posts did not have enough images from any one single session.    I want to see more images from each session to get a better idea on what to expect for my own family session.  I do not just want to see the very best 2-10 images.  Please show me more! :)

I tend to base a lot of my business decisions on what I would want as a customer, so I feel that I need to share a larger selection of images in my blog posts and in my portfolio.   I want potential customers to get a really good idea on what to expect from a family or newborn session with me.   So here you go, “too many” images from one of my recent family photo sessions. ;)

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Making the time to blog has been tricky because it has been a crazy busy couple of months for me.   However, I can not complain because the things that keep me busy are also the things I love!   (and the things that I love also helps to support my family ;) ) .  So I’m happy that I have been busy with newborn and family photo sessions and farm work!  And I am beyond grateful to have such a full schedule!

Although it’s not too late to schedule for family photo session,
my schedule is almost filled up for the rest of the summer!   And I am booking into the fall!

Contact me today for more information about a family session!
A Family session can take place at a local park or even in the comfort of your own home!
I look forward to planning a session for you!

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~All images by Mary Beth Miller Photography ~

Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in family, newborn, and birth photography in Bridgeville,  South Hills, Upper Saint Clair, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas.

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Lifestyle Newborn Photos at Home | Pittsburgh
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I may be oversharing, but here is the big blog post from my in-home newborn session
with this beautiful Pittsburgh family in their lovely Mt. Lebanon home.

One of the things that I really love about an in home newborn lifestyle session is how relaxed the parents are!
It is such a stress free perk for a new Mom and Dad to be able to stay comfortably at home with their precious new baby!

These lifestyle sessions that take place in my clients home are some of my very favorite sessions!
I wanted to share a lot of images in this post so you can see the variety of images that I give to my clients.
My clients receive at least 60 images, and for a majority of images I also include a black and white copy.
These photos can be viewed via a private online gallery for my clients to share with friends and family.

And I also send them a custom USB thumb drive with all of their images on it.
With this USB drive of the full size digital images, they can then print as many images that they choose.
Or, I can also order prints, albums, birth announcements, framed images, canvas and much more for my clients.

And don’t forget, I also include a slideshow video!
You can view the video from this session over on my YouTube Channel!

Enjoy these images of sweet Baby Brooks and his Mom and Dad!
I just loved his little nursery!
Another reason I love these at-home sessions is because I get to see and photograph the thought
and time the parents put into designing and creating a nursery for their little one!

Here is a lovely review this beautiful new Mama left for me!

“Mary Beth did such an amazing job with our son’s newborn photos. The entire process from start to finish was fantastic and she could not have been better to work with. She came to our house to do an in home newborn session and as first time parents it was so nice to not have to worry about going anywhere. The session was so relaxed and Mary Beth couldn’t have been nicer or more patient if our little guy needed a diaper change or just a break. We did very little posing and she really just captured us enjoying our little one as well as plenty of just the baby. We couldn’t believe how amazing the photos were – we had so many good ones to choose from! She also includes a video which was such a special added touch. We are so glad we decided to trust Mary Beth with capturing this special time in our lives as we could not have been happier. We will definitely be using her in the future as our family continues to grow and are so grateful to have found a photographer we love!” -Jessica W.
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And I always love to get a few photos of the family pet!
This kitty was so interested in what I was doing and wanted to share the spotlight with the new baby!

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Are you considering a newborn session in your home for the baby you are expecting in 2017 or 2018?
Allow me to photograph this very special time for you and your family!
I am already booking sessions into November, December and into the new year!

Contact me today for more information
and go see my newborn information page for all of the details on an
in home lifestyle newborn session with Mary Beth Miller Photography!

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~All images by Mary Beth Miller Photography ~

mbmillerphoto@gmail.com

 

Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in newborn and family photography in Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.

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