Shadyside Documentary Family Photo Session at Home

Shadyside Documentary Photographer | Mary Beth Miller Photography
Forgive me if I over-gush about how much I loved photographing this in-home documentary family photo session!   These storytelling sessions truly are my very favorite kind of session.  In fact, I love them so much that I will predominantly be booking this kind of session in 2019.   I should probably title this blog post; “Attention, important changes coming for Mary Beth Miller Photography!”, but I will save that for another blog post in the very near future.  This change is similar to how I stepped away from posing newborn babies on beanbags with flower headbands and knit hats to photographing newborns in a more natural way.  I will be taking a step away from photographing families in a field at sunset and instead, I will photograph families in their homes, their yards and their neighborhoods.   I’ll also be photographing families going on an adventure to some of their favorite places.  Stay tuned and I will post more soon about this!

In the meantime, have a look at this storytelling session with this really awesome family!   I photographed this cutie a few times since he was a newborn and I love that Mom wanted to book a session where they get to just hang out in their house!   I arrived in the morning and photographed little O and his Mom and Dad doing the things they usually do on a weekend afternoon.   They read books, painted, played trains in his bedroom and played outside in the yard.   There was no stress for Mom and Dad and no pressure for O to smile and perform for the camera.   In fact, it was just the opposite.  O got to do his own thing, just like a two year old prefer to do.

With this kind of family photo session there is:

no song and dance,

no fake cheesy smiles,

no worries about having the perfect weather.

and no stress for Mom to dress everyone in coordinating outfits

Your family just gets to be yourselves in the comfort of your own home.

father and son on steps in pittsburgh homemother and son in window seat of shadyside home

mother and son reading a book in window seat of shadyside homemother and son reading a book in window seat of shadyside homemother and son reading a book in window seat of pittsburgh homemother father and son painting together in shadyside home

mother father and son painting together in pittsburgh home

mother father and son playing trains together in shadyside home

boy playing trains pittsburgh home

boy playing trains dad and boy playing thomas train togetherboy with mom and dad by window light in pittsburgh homeboy with mom and dad by window light in pittsburgh homelittle boy under train table documentary session

little boy reading bookparents reading book to son in squirrel hill homeparents reading to boy on couchmom reading to son on couchmother and father reading to son

mother and father reading to sonmother and father reading to son on couch by window light

little boy laying pouting o

So, my fellow Pittsburgh peeps, it is already much too chilly for family photos outside in the park.  How about a family photo session that takes place in the comfort of your own home?! This kind of session is perfect for winter! You get to stay in your own house and I’ll get photos of your family being all comfortable, cozy and even crazy together!! I have limited openings now through Spring so get in touch for details!

~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, South Park, Bethel Park, 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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Mary Beth Miller Photography

Serving Pittsburgh & Beyond


Mary beth miller photography

Serving Pittsburgh & Beyond