Family Photos at Home with a new Puppy! | Allison Park

Allison Park | Family Photo Session

Here is a look at one of my recent family photo sessions!  The main reason for our session was to capture some photos of them with the newest addition to their family, a fluffy puppy!  Meet Soka, the cutest little Golden Retriever!   My dog is part Golden, so I may be partial to this breed and I definitely left their house with a major case of puppy fever! siblings and puppy

 I really love to document the beautiful chaos and craziness of real life with children and pets.
And this is just a glimpse at what an ordinary afternoon is like at their home.
(which is quite similar to my home and probably yours too!)

boy sitting on bunk bed

I want to photograph your adorable and crazy children in their natural environment.  I want to get photos of them playing with their toys and jumping on their bed or photos in the kitchen of them eating their favorite snacks.  I even want to document the mischief and mayhem.  I feel like photos in your home are more meaningful than being photographed in a park that you may have never been to before or with props that have no significant meaning.

boy and mom on bed

I know that like myself and most parents, you probably also love the crazy, quirky and silly things that your kids do.
Even if it makes us crazy sometimes, like when they mistake the house for a gymnasium.

Don’t you want to preserve their personalities and the fun and crazy moments of your family’s everyday real life?

girl hanging on bed

These kinds of sessions are fun and stress free.
Your family will proceed in your normal real life routines and I’ll
casually be hanging out with you documenting the usual daily activities.
(as well as the fun chaos, everyone has chaos in their homes, right?)

little boy with his pokemon cards

While I am there we’ll probably chat about life, raising kids and the crazy things they do.
And some of the time I’ll be quietly hanging out in the corner just snapping away.

It’s that simple.

No posing.
No forced smiles.
No stress of picking out new outfits
and getting everyone “camera ready”.

puppy on carpetgolden puppy chasing and biting little boy in snowpuppy chasing boy in snowboy throwing snowpuppy in snowgirl throwing snowgirl on slide in snowcat in cat bed hung on wallboy holding puppy in bunk bedboy laying on floor with puppyboy jumping over sistersiblings tug of warboy doing cartwheel in living roomthree kids and a puppy on couchlittle girl with golden puppy in living roomlittle girl and a puppy
kitty peeking over ledgelittle girl with golden puppy on her pink bedlittle girl with golden puppy on her pink bedlittle girl with golden puppy on her pink bedkids running in hallwaylittle boy surrounded by stuffed animals in beddisgruntled cat with kids playing boy climbing in doorwaypuppy on floorlittle girl on counter in kitchenmom making hot chocolate with kids in kitchengirl laying on bedmom holding boy upside down in living roomI truly love photographing families in their homes and I especially love this family.
I have been photographing their family for years and they are more than just clients.
Like a lot of my repeat families, they’ve become friends and part of my photography family.

I can’t thank this family enough for allowing me to come into their home to document their beautiful life.


Real Life Is Beautiful
Real Is The New Perfect


Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to get more details or to book your session!
I’ll be accepting less sessions this year, so my schedule is filling up faster than usual.
I look forward to hearing from you!

~All images by Mary Beth Miller Photography ~

Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in family, newborn, and birth photography in Fox Chapel, O’Hara Township, Hampton Township, Allison Park, North Hills, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas.

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  • Renee

    What a wonderful documentation of this joyous family!  LOVE the puppy too!ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    I want that puppy, ha! Such a fun lifestyle sessionReplyCancel

    • Mary Beth

      I wanted to take her home so bad!    And thank you :)ReplyCancel

  • Jodi

    such a great session! and i think my kitty needs that wall kitty bed!! great work as always Mary Beth!ReplyCancel

    • Mary Beth

      Thank you!  and I know, how cool is that cat bed on the wall!   My cats would totally love that, I would need two…ReplyCancel

  • Anna

    How fun! and what a fluffy little puppy. ReplyCancel

Mary Beth Miller Photography


Established in 2009
Family & Newborn Photographer serving the greater Pittsburgh area; Wexford, Mars, Cranberry Twp., and also serving Boardman, Poland, and Canfield, Ohio.

Mary Beth Miller Photography

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Established in 2009
Family & Newborn Photographer serving the greater Pittsburgh area; Wexford, Mars, Cranberry Twp., and also serving Boardman, Poland, and Canfield, Ohio.