“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever…
It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” -Aaron Siskind

Lifestyle Family Sessions
Because your real life is beautiful!  

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Allow me to candidly capture the imperfectly beautiful
and ordinary moments of your everyday real life!  

Say "goodbye" to unnatural posing, 
 forced cheesy smiles and 
the stress of choosing the perfect outfits.

Say "hello" to a fun and stress free session
that will capture the true emotions and personalities of your family.  


I cherish photographs that tell a story.

These are the pictures that document the love, 
the beautiful chaos and the real life moments of your family.

I want to tell YOUR family story!


During our session I will capture the real candid moments
along with some naturally posed family photos! 


Your session will also include video!

I will take short video clips throughout our session   
and these video clips will be combined with music to create a beautiful mini movie of your family!  
This will make your family session unique to any other!


The perfect location for a family session is right in the comfort of your own home
but w
e can also meet at a local park!

If we do it at your home, we can also step outside for photos in the yard, take a walk around the neighborhood, go to the park or even head into your local town to get ice cream or lunch at your favorite place!


I know that some of you are thinking, "A photo session in my home?  No way!"   

Listen, I get it.  I live in a little old farmhouse with poor natural light, cluttered corners and imperfections, but I also love my home!   It's where we spend most of our time and it is full of so many wonderful memories!  The common areas and the items in your home are a huge part of your story!   The family room couch that you all cuddle (or bounce) on, the table in the kitchen you all gather around each day, the piles of blankets, the baskets of toys and the stacks of childrens books are your real life props!   I want to photograph your child playing with their favorite toys, reading their favorite book, building a couch fort or helping to prepare breakfast in the kitchen.  

Or maybe you're thinking that your family is "too boring"?

I guarantee you that you are not boring!  I'd love to capture an ordinary afternoon in your home with your usual routine but I also have a long list of activities that you can do together as a family while I am there for your session!  And it's even better if you can come up with a few things that your family already loves to do together!


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Family Galleries

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Have a look at some of my Real Life Session Blog Posts!



Family Sessions


I suggest that you wear clothes that are comfortable and casual, the kind of clothing that you wear every other day of the week.
Even if that means Mom is in yoga pants or jeans and a t-shirt and hair pulled up in a ponytail or messy bun.
And your kids are in super hero capes and princess dresses with rain boots (which I think would be fabulous)!

Pittsburgh Lifestyle Photographer |  Mary Beth Miller Photography

~All images by Mary Beth Miller Photography ~

Documentary Family Photographer

Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in Maternity, birth, lifestyle, Fresh 48, newborn,
family and child photography in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding