10 ideas for an on-location family photo session around Pittsburgh

Although I prefer to do a family photo session at your home, some families prefer to go on an adventure together and have me tag along to take photos! So here’s a list of 10 ideas for an on-location family photo session around Pittsburgh!

This list does not include all of the usual awesome local parks that Pittsburgh has to offer (I have that in a different blog post) but this list includes some out-of-the-box location ideas!

#1 – Let’s go into town and hit up a local ice cream shop or bakery!
Do you live in or close to a small town like Lawrenceville, the Strip District, Butler, Sewickley or Beaver with small businesses and shops? We can walk through town and hit up a few places for snacks and goodies or just stroll through town.

10 ideas for an on-location family photo session around Pittsburgh Brothers caring ice cream away from counter to both at ice cream parlor
10 ideas for an on-location family photo session around Pittsburgh mother buying ice cream for children at Brusters in McCandless Township
10 ideas for an on-location family photo session around Pittsburgh girls on bike on the sidewalk in downtown Beaver follow and parents caring balloons in front of bakery


#2 We can go to your child’s favorite Park or Playground

10 ideas for an on-location family photo session around Pittsburgh mother and father holding hands of sun on green sliding board at playground in Carnegie Pennsylvania
10 ideas for an on-location family photo session around Pittsburgh three brothers hanging from monkey bars on wooden playground


#3- An afternoon at the museum.
-The Children’s Museum
-Carnegie Science Center
-Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Art

Little boy playing with water at the table at the Carnegie science
little girl on floor at carnegie natural history museum of pittsburgh


#4 – Visit some animals!
We can go to The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, The Pittsburgh Aviary, or Living Treasures Wild Animal Park

10 ideas for an on-location family photo session around Pittsburgh zoo mother caring son and father pushing little boy and stroller in front of the ostrich


#5 – Let’s go on a hike!
We can go to a local park like Frick or even somewhere further out of the city like McConnells Mills and go on a hike! I am familiar with a lot of the local hiking trails and I’m happy to help you pick one that would be appropriate for your family!

family hiking in Frick park pittsburgh
Little boy and redcoats standing on stump a very large tree with the sunset in the woods behind him


#6 – Let’s go Downtown or close to the city
We could meet right in downtown like at Market Square and head over to Point State Park or cross a bridge over to the North Shore and get the city in the background of your photos!

Mother and father holding hands of their son going down the steps in front of PNC park and the Clemente bridge in Pittsburgh with the cityscape in the background


#7 – Let’s go swimming!
We can go to a local “beach” at Raccoon Lake Park, Keystone, or even Lake Aurthur at Moraine. Bring a picnic and let the kids build sandcastles and play in the water! Or we can pick a park that has a creek! I know plenty parks close to the city that have creeks the kids can safely wade in!

Boy and girl crouch down in creek playing with mud and leaves in OhioPyle Pennsylvania
Little boy standing in lake splashing water in a polo shirt
Boy in lake with arms above his head splashing brother with water


#8 – How about an Amusement park or local Fair!
I can spend a couple of hours with your family at a local fair or carnival, Kennywood or another amusement park!

Little girl on a carousel horse with her dad standing behind her at the Pittsburgh zoo


#9 – Let’s go to a Farm!
We can go to a local farm like Round Hill Park, Triple B’s, Schramms, etc.. Some of these places have petting zoo’s and/or pick your own fruits and markets to buy their produce!

Boys in a field on a farm picking split peas from the vine in a garden
A little boy reaching out here to feed chicken on the green grass with a red barn behind him


#10 – Let’s go skating!
We can go to a local skate park and the kids can scoot, skate, blade or even ride their bikes around! This is a perfect idea if you have teens or tweens!

Boy doing a split falling on a skateboard with a man on a skateboard on a ramp behind him


Let’s plan a different kind of session for your family! A unique adventure around Pittsburgh, for your unique family! Send me a message today and we will brainstorm the perfect location for your family!

When you book a session with me I provide a free consultation. You can tell me more about your family, what you like to do together and we will find the perfect location for your family photo session!

If you are concerned about booking during the pandemic, 
check out this BLOG POST.

Are you in Instagram?
I’d love to connect there!

~All images by Mary Beth Miller Photography ~

Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in lifestyle and documentary family, newborn and Fresh 48 photography in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and many of the surrounding areas. Mary Beth has over ten years of experience photographing families, newborns and babies in the Dormont, Regent Square, Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Greentree, Point Breeze and Highland Park.  Her style is very relaxed and natural and your family session will feel like a stress free Sunday afternoon with your family!  

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10 ideas for an on-location family photo session around Pittsburgh

Although I prefer to do a family photo session at your home, some families prefer to go on an adventure together and have me tag along to take photos! So here’s a list of 10 ideas for an on-location family photo session around Pittsburgh!

This list does not include all of the usual awesome local parks that Pittsburgh has to offer (I have that in a different blog post) but this list includes some out-of-the-box location ideas!

#1 – Let’s go into town and hit up a local ice cream shop or bakery!
Do you live in or close to a small town like Lawrenceville, the Strip District, Butler, Sewickley or Beaver with small businesses and shops? We can walk through town and hit up a few places for snacks and goodies or just stroll through town.

10 ideas for an on-location family photo session around Pittsburgh Brothers caring ice cream away from counter to both at ice cream parlor
10 ideas for an on-location family photo session around Pittsburgh mother buying ice cream for children at Brusters in McCandless Township
10 ideas for an on-location family photo session around Pittsburgh girls on bike on the sidewalk in downtown Beaver follow and parents caring balloons in front of bakery


#2 We can go to your child’s favorite Park or Playground

10 ideas for an on-location family photo session around Pittsburgh mother and father holding hands of sun on green sliding board at playground in Carnegie Pennsylvania
10 ideas for an on-location family photo session around Pittsburgh three brothers hanging from monkey bars on wooden playground


#3- An afternoon at the museum.
-The Children’s Museum
-Carnegie Science Center
-Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Art

Little boy playing with water at the table at the Carnegie science
little girl on floor at carnegie natural history museum of pittsburgh


#4 – Visit some animals!
We can go to The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, The Pittsburgh Aviary, or Living Treasures Wild Animal Park

10 ideas for an on-location family photo session around Pittsburgh zoo mother caring son and father pushing little boy and stroller in front of the ostrich


#5 – Let’s go on a hike!
We can go to a local park like Frick or even somewhere further out of the city like McConnells Mills and go on a hike! I am familiar with a lot of the local hiking trails and I’m happy to help you pick one that would be appropriate for your family!

family hiking in Frick park pittsburgh
Little boy and redcoats standing on stump a very large tree with the sunset in the woods behind him


#6 – Let’s go Downtown or close to the city
We could meet right in downtown like at Market Square and head over to Point State Park or cross a bridge over to the North Shore and get the city in the background of your photos!

Mother and father holding hands of their son going down the steps in front of PNC park and the Clemente bridge in Pittsburgh with the cityscape in the background


#7 – Let’s go swimming!
We can go to a local “beach” at Raccoon Lake Park, Keystone, or even Lake Aurthur at Moraine. Bring a picnic and let the kids build sandcastles and play in the water! Or we can pick a park that has a creek! I know plenty parks close to the city that have creeks the kids can safely wade in!

Boy and girl crouch down in creek playing with mud and leaves in OhioPyle Pennsylvania
Little boy standing in lake splashing water in a polo shirt
Boy in lake with arms above his head splashing brother with water


#8 – How about an Amusement park or local Fair!
I can spend a couple of hours with your family at a local fair or carnival, Kennywood or another amusement park!

Little girl on a carousel horse with her dad standing behind her at the Pittsburgh zoo


#9 – Let’s go to a Farm!
We can go to a local farm like Round Hill Park, Triple B’s, Schramms, etc.. Some of these places have petting zoo’s and/or pick your own fruits and markets to buy their produce!

Boys in a field on a farm picking split peas from the vine in a garden
A little boy reaching out here to feed chicken on the green grass with a red barn behind him


#10 – Let’s go skating!
We can go to a local skate park and the kids can scoot, skate, blade or even ride their bikes around! This is a perfect idea if you have teens or tweens!

Boy doing a split falling on a skateboard with a man on a skateboard on a ramp behind him


Let’s plan a different kind of session for your family! A unique adventure around Pittsburgh, for your unique family! Send me a message today and we will brainstorm the perfect location for your family!

When you book a session with me I provide a free consultation. You can tell me more about your family, what you like to do together and we will find the perfect location for your family photo session!

If you are concerned about booking during the pandemic, 
check out this BLOG POST.

Are you in Instagram?
I’d love to connect there!

~All images by Mary Beth Miller Photography ~

Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in lifestyle and documentary family, newborn and Fresh 48 photography in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and many of the surrounding areas. Mary Beth has over ten years of experience photographing families, newborns and babies in the Dormont, Regent Square, Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Greentree, Point Breeze and Highland Park.  Her style is very relaxed and natural and your family session will feel like a stress free Sunday afternoon with your family!  

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