A Day in the Life of the G. Family | by Pittsburgh Photographer Pamela Anticole

color picture of a family standing in the woods on a cold autumn day

I was excited when local photographer Leeann G. reached out to me to photograph her family this fall, and even more so when she showed me her beautiful property! These kids are soooo lucky to live on a compound- playground, pool, toys for adults and kids alike, and lots and lots and lots of land.

black and white picture of mom playing on the swings with her kids

Leeann was interested in a documentary session, relaxed and candid photographic coverage of their everyday life. Totally my jam! (We also did some portraits later on.)

We started the session getting P. out of bed and J. off the bus before hitting the backyard… then after dinner we got some portraits and photographed their nighttime routine. I even got a preview of their halloween costumes! (Make sure you check out the gallery below to for those…)

black and white picture of mom surrounded by kids outside in the cold autumn weather

mom holding hands out to help little girl on the monkey bars, photograph in black and white

I’ve noticed that my clients who reach out to me for day-in-the-life photography sessions are often photographers themselves, or have experience with the art of photography. Perhaps this is because they find that in photographing their family life, their own presence is omitted from the pictures? I wrestled with this exact frustration not long ago on one of our family vacations, and really regretted not hiring someone to document it.

black and white picture of candid moment between mom and dad as a young boy draws on a chalkboard

Or maybe it’s just that photographers already understand the value of these sessions, so I don’t really have to sell the idea to them… which is ok by me! 🙂

color photo of little boy playing underneath a blanket fort, in a pensive moment drawing his finger across the footer of his bed

And of course the pictures! You can browse through a handful of my favorite pictures from the G. Family’s photo session in the gallery below… feel free to scroll through at your own pace…

I do deliver images in both color and black and white. There was just something about this particular session that spoke b&w to me. I hope it does to you, as well!

Until next time,

Pamela 💜

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Pamela Anticole

Serving PA OH & Beyond

Pamela Anticole is a Pittsburgh based newborn and family photographer. Her award winning style is thoughtful and emotional, and your client experience is both relaxed and fun!


Pamela will photograph your baptism, birthday party, anniversary, bar/bat mitzvah, or wedding in a documentary style learned as a newspaper photojournalist. It is her focus on real, natural relationships and ability to anticipate emotional candid moments that bring sensitivity to her work as a documentary photographer. Pamela is located in the Wexford area of Pittsburgh, PA and available for family photography within 45 miles of downtown Pittsburgh. She also offers photography education for parents both online and on location in person in the Pittsburgh area.