Family Photos in Pittsburgh | West End Overlook

This is not the first time that I photographed this beautiful Pittsburgh Family!   This was our third session, but our session was different this time because they recently welcomed a second child into their family!  I was so excited to meet their new son and it was crazy to see how big sister went from a baby to a toddler to a talkative three year old!  These little ones have a way of growing up too fast!  Miss J showed me some dance moves, filled her pockets with acorns and she was so thrilled to discover that a bride had left behind some white roses!  Mom and Dad wanted to do the session up on the West End Overlook to get some photos with the cityscape in the background.  Dad works right in downtown Pittsburgh!

I loved Mom’s reaction to seeing her online gallery!

“Oh my GOODNESS these are just. perfect. And by perfect I mean – no one is looking int he same direction, J is making goofy faces, A is drooling, and I completely love it.  These just totally capture her crazy little personality and A’s way more chill 2nd kid vibe!”

I LOVE that Mom is on the same page as me and that she embraces and loves images of real life!  If you follow my work you know that I am all about capturing the true emotions, personalities and expressions from your children.  My goal is not to only have those perfect images where everyone is looking at the camera and smiling (although I do try for a few of those) my goal is to capture the connections between family members.  I want to capture the love and the laughter and yes, even the tears (see below) and baby drool!

dad holding baby and toessmiling baby boy with dadsmiling baby boy with dad and mom

family sitting together for photo session

smiling baby boy with dadfamily on a wall looking at each otherlittle girl holding moms skirt smilingbaby being held upmother holding up baby and kissing himmother holding up baby and kissing himdrooling baby looking over mom shouldersdad grabbing baby toesfamily with pittsburgh cityscapemommy holding laughing baby boyfamily sitting together for photo session sister holding her crying brother little girl dancing on wall

I hope to photograph this family again in the future!   If only time could slow down so they do not grow up too fast!  Before they know it baby A will be walking and Miss J will be headed to preschool.   I know all too well how the long days somehow turn themselves into very short years.  It becomes one milestone after another and before you know it, your little ones are not so little anymore.


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Are you thinking that maybe this is the year that you will finally schedule a photo session for your family!?
If so, and you think I may be the perfect photographer for you,
then please get in touch like right now!
Seriously, I have like two spots remaining if you want an outdoor session.
But, if you want an indoor session that takes place in your home, then I have a few openings for you!


~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 nine years experience photographing families, newborns and babies in the South Hills, 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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  • Bethany

    Love how you captured such genuine moments.ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful young family captured so well!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    As I mom myself, it’s these candid moments that are raw and real that aways turn out to be my favorite.  They are pictures that remind us of that very moment and bring a smile to our face.  Beautiful work at documenting this amazing time for this sweet family!ReplyCancel

  • Christina

    Love all the colors and emotions in these!ReplyCancel

  • stephanie w

    great job and awesome location!ReplyCancel

  • These are so fun. The essence of family!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.