Let there be sparkle to ring in the New Year
I absolutely LOVE styling clients. Whenever you book with me, we will discuss what look and feel you are after for your session and then I will start shopping to come up with a look that I think would be perfect. When this family came to me and mentioned that they would like to use a disco ball that they have been using in their holiday cards for the last few years, my glitter heart sparked. We went modern glam and channeled our inner fancy for this one. They are definitely g
Turning one with The Bear | Sweet Juniper Photography | Pittsburgh, Pa
OMG you guys!! I hope you are ready for this one. This babe might be the most beautiful bear that I have ever seen.... and also the most adorable reindeer ever! We had such a blast during his first birthday session. He was full of giggles and seriously, can we just talk about these Gerber baby faces? My heart completely melts every time I look at these images. I have to give a HUGE thanks to Lil Luxe for creating these incredible pieces. If you haven't checked her out yet, be
The holidays | Sweet Juniper Photography and The Hornyak's
I am obsessed with this family. Well, let's be honest I am obsessed with all of my amazing clients however this one is another that has been with me from day one. Every year we come up with something totally new. One year we even took newborn photos of their new puppy. You can see that one here. We always have the best time together creating memories and making a little photo magic happen. Ok, enough bragging about them. Check out the photos for yourself! <all the heart eyes>
Pittsburgh Child Photographer | Sweet Juniper Photography | Littles and horses
Littles and horses. Instant magic, amiright? Now for the most amazing part of this session, and a little back story. So, mom works super hard, like traveling all week long while managing a home and 3 babies; 4 if you count the hubs! (lol) Sometimes things slip up, like ordering school photos before the deadline. In all fairness, who really wants that super cool photo of your child in front of a laser beam backdrop with a comb over and the cheesiest smile ever? Well, not this
The real farm to fork.
Hey ya'll. Right now I am somewhere traveling between India and Nepal and soaking in every ounce of this once in a lifetime experience. While I have you here, I wanted to talk a minute about our relationship with animals. As a former rural Pa resident, I know the benefit of real, down to earth farmers and the constant care and work they put in to the livelihood of the food on their proverbial table. But as a "city-slicker" and re-found vegetarian myself, I am sickened by the
I bet you don't love spring cleaning as much as I do.
Ahhh... spring. The smell of fresh grass and budding trees makes my soul happy. I love picking up new plants, starting little gardens and of course spring cleaning! Yes, I love spring cleaning. Everything is so fresh and just... well, clean. And who doesn't love the preciousness of seeds budding in to fruits and vegetables? I, for one, cannot wait to have a greenhouse one day so I can have a constant stash of freshness. This gorgeous young lady, wow..young lady! That is stran
Namaste, my friends.
The day is finally here. We are packing up our bags, and all of our gear and heading on a 20 day epic adventure through the amazing counties that are, India and Nepal!! I am consumed with giddiness right now! After 2 lay overs, and 20 plus hours in the air, we will arrive in New Delhi and spend 2 days there before heading to Agra the see one of the 7 wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal. Once we arrive we will take photos of the 8th wonder... me! ( haha ) From there, we will s
I always knew that I was supposed to meet you...
When I first talked with Nicole, she was just getting ready to start her 3rd trimester. I could instantly hear the excitement in her voice. She raved about how happy she was to finally be going through all the beautiful stages of motherhood, and how all it took was meeting the most perfect guy, her husband Bill. Bill and Nicole certainly have a marriage that we all hope to find. During their maternity session, he was so sweet the way he paid attention to all of the small deta
My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.
Ok, she's 5, so her milkshake doesn't really bring all the boys to the yard but we did sing this line... A LOT during her session. Lillee is such a energetic, fun and very decisive 5 year old. When she was told that she would be getting a photo shoot just for her for her 5th birthday, all she wanted was a milkshake and sprinkles. The first thing that came to my mind was the The Milkshake Factory in the Southside of Pittsburgh. If you have ever been there, you will understand
And they call it puppy love.
When I became a photographer I knew that blogging would eventually become a part of my life. It is a part of this job that I so admire in my peers but have feared for myself from day one. Writing is something that I have never been completely comfortable with. What if my grammar is incorrect or my stories are boring? Well, its 2017 and there is no better time that the present to tackle my fears. Who knows, maybe I will discover something new about myself, maybe I will fall in