Pittsburgh Family Photographer

Pittsburgh Family Photographer

Fun & Authentic Family Photo Sessions

Embrace the beauty within the chaos...

A man lifting a cheerful child in the air inside a home."Our family has worked with Mary Beth several times now and she’s the best! She’s professional yet so kind and takes such beautiful photos. Most importantly, she makes it fun for our two little ones! HIGHLY recommend." -E.H."working with her is
easy, fun, and relaxed"

Stress-Free Photo Sessions...at Home...

Looking for family photos in a field at sunset?

Although dressing up in pretty outfits and smiling in a field during golden hour produces beautiful images…I want your photo session be more authentic to your unique family!

 

Let go of the idea of Pinterest-perfect photos and allow me photograph your imperfectly-real-selves in the comfort of your home!

mom and daugh

“Choose the least important day in your life. It will be important enough.”
-Thornton Wilder

boy in play room with mom and dad photo session valencia family photographer

Imagine a photo session...

• without awkward posing, silly props or fake cheesy smiles

• doesn't require begging or bribing your family to cooperate

 

• doesn't include the stress that often comes along with most portrait sessions

 

• takes place in the comfort of your home where you get to relax and just be your imperfect and amazing selves

 

• captures the real-life chaos, love, and connection of your authentic family

If this sounds like the type of photo session that's perfect for your family, then I'm the perfect photographer for you!

Fun & Authentic
Family Photo Sessions

Embrace the beauty within the chaos...

"working with her is easy, fun, and relaxed"

"We've done four sessions with Mary Beth and could not say enough positive things. The pictures are always amazing and working with her is easy, fun, and relaxed. She's incredibly talented and my family is so grateful for our photographs!" -Chrissie

“Choose the least important day in your life. It will be important enough.”
-Thornton Wilder

Stress-Free Photo Sessions...
at Home...

Looking for family photos in a field at sunset?

Although dressing up in pretty outfits and smiling in a field during golden hour produces beautiful images…I want your photo session be more authentic to your unique family!

 

Let go of the idea of Pinterest-perfect photos and allow me photograph your imperfectly-real-selves in the comfort of your home!

boy in play room with mom and dad photo session valencia family photographer

Imagine a photo session...

• without awkward posing, silly props or fake cheesy smiles

• doesn't require begging or bribing your family to cooperate

 

• doesn't include the stress that often comes along with most portrait sessions

 

• takes place in the comfort of your home where you get to relax and just be your imperfect and amazing selves

 

• captures the real-life chaos, love, and connection of your authentic family


If this sounds like the type of photo session that's perfect for your family, then I'm the perfect photographer for you!

A mother holding her young son in a modern kitchen.

Mary Beth Miller Photography was awarded as one of
The Best Family Photographers in Pittsburgh!

WHAT TO EXPECT

What does an at-home family session look like?

It looks like your family being your wonderful and [extra]ordinary selves for 1-2 hours while having an old friend hang out with their camera!

 

I want you to do you!

 

What would you be doing if I were to peek in on your family on a Saturday afternoon while you're all home together?

 

Is it relaxing on the couch and sipping coffee while the kids run around the house?


Making pancakes with a baby on your hip?


Sitting on the porch or hanging out in the yard?

 

I want your family to do the things you normally do together! Let's keep it authentic!

 

But if you really feel like you're "boring" (I promise you're not), I'll share my list of activity ideas!

Let's plan a one-of-a-kind photo session for your family!

  • Sessions take place at your home.
  • We can do them inside, on the porch, and in the yard!
  • Photos will include the whole family! Yes, even your doggo!
A man and woman with a child painting."We've done four sessions with Mary Beth Miller and could not say enough positive things. The pictures are always amazing and working with her is easy, fun, and relaxed. She's incredibly talented and my family is so grateful for our photographs!" -Chrissie"She’s professional
yet so kind"

WHAT TO EXPECT

What does an at-home family session look like?

It looks like your family being your wonderful and [extra]ordinary selves for 1-2 hours while having an old friend hang out with their camera!

 

I want you to do you!

 

What would you be doing if I were to peek in on your family on a Saturday afternoon while you're all home together?


Is it relaxing on the couch and sipping coffee while the kids run around the house?

Making pancakes with a baby on your hip?

Sitting on the porch or hanging out in the yard?

 

I want your family to do the things you normally do together! Let's keep it authentic!

 

But if you really feel like you're "boring" (I promise you're not), I'll share my list of activity ideas!

Let's plan a one-of-a-kind photo session for your family!

  • Sessions take place at your home.
  • We can do them inside, on the porch, and in the yard!
  • Photos will include the whole family! Yes, even your doggo!
A smiling child on a swing with a woman standing behind and a small black dog in the background on a sunny day.

"But...what if...?"

Believe me, I've heard all of the objections to having photos taken in your home and I have a good comeback for each one.

After photographing families in their homes for 15 years, I've never been in a home that was "too small, dark or cluttered!" I promise that your home is the perfect location for your session!



But, I understand it's not always possible so I'll photograph your family at a location that's special to you like a local playground, town center, museum or cafe...just not in a field at sunset...

A woman sitting on a couch with two young children, smiling and embracing them.

"I wish somebody would have told me, babe...Some day, these will be the good old days..."

family playing together on a bed

I’m seeking families that…

 

• prefer real over perfect

 

• are willing to embrace the chaos and realness of their everyday

 

• feel like our everyday lives are worth remembering

 

• want connection over perfection

 

If you want to try something different and have your beautifully chaotic life documented then let's do this!

"She’s professional yet so kind"

"Our family has worked with Mary Beth several times now and she’s the best! She’s professional yet so kind and takes such beautiful photos. Most importantly, she makes it fun for our two little ones! HIGHLY recommend." -E.H.

"But...what if...?"

Believe me, I've heard all of the objections to having photos taken in your home and I have a good comeback for each one.

After photographing families in their homes for 15 years, I've never been in a home that was "too small, dark or cluttered!" I promise that your home is the perfect location for your session!

But, I understand it's not always possible so I'll photograph your family at a location that's special to you like a local playground, town center, museum or cafe...just not in a field at sunset...

A woman sitting on a couch with two young children, smiling and embracing them.

"I wish somebody would have told me, babe...
Some day, these will be the good old days..."

A baby smiles joyfully while playing with an adult lying on the floor, who is lifting the baby up with their feet.
A smiling mom holding a baby in a cozy, sunlit room.

I’m seeking families that…

 

• prefer real over perfect

 

• are willing to embrace the chaos and realness of their everyday

 

• feel like our everyday lives are worth remembering

 

• want connection over perfection

 

If you want to try something different and have your beautifully chaotic life documented then let's do this!

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Reasons to book an in-home Family Photo Session:

#1. Your family, especially your children, will be most comfortable and relaxed at home! And it's more than ok to let your kids act like kids and be themselves!

Think of it as an afternoon just hanging out with your family and relaxing and a photographer just happens to be there taking pictures.


#2. No need to stress about the weather or scheduling a late session at sunset! We can schedule any time of day!


#3. No stressing out about finding the perfect coordinating outfits! Wear your casual and comfortable clothes and let your kids pick their own outfits!


#4. No worries about finding the perfect location. Your home is the perfect location with a unique "backdrop". Your home is part of YOUR story! And we can include your fur-kids! (doggies and kitties)


#5. Say no to "CHEESE!"
This session is not about the perfect portrait, this is about capturing your real and very awesome and unique family.

Two children playing indoors with a toy truck by a sunny window."Easy breezy family photo session that results in incredible photos that we cherish— if you are reading this review you should be booking her for your next photos!" -Kelly"Easy breezy family photo session"

5 Reasons to book an in-home Family Photo Session:


#1. Your Family, especially your children, will be most comfortable and relaxed at home! And it's more than ok to let your kids act like kids and be themselves!

Think of it as an afternoon just hanging out with your family and relaxing and a photographer just happens to be there taking pictures.


#2. No need to stress about the weather or scheduling a late session at sunset! We can schedule any time of day!


#3. No stressing out about finding the perfect coordinating outfits! Wear your casual and comfortable clothes and let your kids pick their own outfits!


#4. No worries about finding the perfect location. Your home is the perfect location with a unique "backdrop". Your home is part of YOUR story! And we can include your fur-kids! (doggies and kitties)


#5. Say no to "CHEESE!"
This session is not about the perfect portrait, this is about capturing your real and very awesome and unique family.

"Easy breezy family photo session"

"Easy breezy family photo session that results in incredible photos that we cherish— if you are reading this review you should be booking her for your next photos!" -Kelly

"But...how much?"

Collections begin at $500 but I believe in sharing all of the details before you even contact me. Check out all of the info on the process and collections that I offer.

"But...how much?"

Collections begin at $500 but I believe in sharing all of the details before you even contact me. Check out all of the info on the process and collections that I offer.

Family SESSION FAQ

I would REALLY LOVE to do your family sessions at your home and/or out in your yard!

I want you to do the things your family normally does when you're all home together!  If you need some ideas, I'll give you some!

The minimum investment is $700+tax.   You can find all of my pricing and collections here on my pricing page.

Sessions are 1-2 hours long.

I'm a lifestyle photographer so no, I do not use any props!  I prefer to use the items you already have in your home!

Nope!   I prefer to photograph families in their homes or on location!

I LOVE to include parents, grandparents and especially the family fur-baby!

Your gallery of edited images will be ready for viewing within 3 weeks.  However, oftentimes it will be ready within 1-2 weeks.

Family SESSION FAQ

I would REALLY LOVE to do your family sessions at your home and/or out in your yard!

I want you to do the things your family normally does when you're all home together!  If you need some ideas, I'll give you some!

The minimum investment is $700+tax.   You can find all of my pricing and collections here on my pricing page.

Sessions are 1-2 hours long.

I'm a lifestyle photographer so no, I do not use any props!  I prefer to use the items you already have in your home!

Nope!   I prefer to photograph families in their homes or on location!

I LOVE to include parents, grandparents and especially the family fur-baby!

Your gallery of edited images will be ready for viewing within 3 weeks.  However, oftentimes it will be ready within 1-2 weeks.

Shall we?

Fill out this short form to ask me anything
or to book your session!

Do you prefer to chat on the phone?
Schedule a 10-minute phone call with me!

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Mary Beth Miller Photography

724.371.6575
marybeth@marybethmillerphotography.com

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

best newborn photographers in Pittsburgh Expertise logo award

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