Real Life Sessions

Do you ever find yourself thinking "I will miss this someday"?

It goes too quickly.

There are YEARS of my oldest son's life I don't really remember. I was there, it was hard, I gave SO MUCH of myself, and yet it all seems hazy to me. Being a parent is EXHAUSTING. And somehow now he is 10 and holes up in the couch cushions with a book, instead of peering curiously behind my back while I use the toilet. And there's a small part of me that misses my lack of latrine privacy (a veeerry small part).


The truth is I lost myself a little in those early years. And I was too busy dealing with the overwhelm, to really appreciate just how special that time with my little man was. And now my boy is halfway to college and I'm panicking a little.

family of 3 reading a book together on the bed, photographed from above
We take care to record the milestones- the births, marriages, and holidays. Yet 99% of our lives is wrapped up in the in-between, the day-to-day routine. And THAT'S where our memories are.

My son's early story is told in the photos I have of that time. Pictures of me shaking my finger at him, holding his hand, nursing him. These photographs hand me my memories, and I am grateful.

little girl in high chair reaching up for her dad as he is trying to get her out of the seat
What will you remember?

Imagine you had a real life photojournalist documenting your life- the joys and lows and everything in between- what would those pictures look like?


As parents we often feel overworked and underappreciated- yet we handle it all with grace. Really it doesn't matter what the house looks like or how many food groups our kids are eating from, they are so very LOVED.


Photos from your Real Life session are a record of this fleeting moment of your life-

when you are their everything.

Pictures Make Memories

Just as a smell or a song will bring back a memory, so will a photograph.


Real Life Sessions are documentary photo sessions that tell the story of A Day in Your Life at this point in time. I photograph your daily life without posing you, finding art in the seemingly mundane.

Each photograph holds part of your story. Together they are a glimpse into your life.
black and white photo of little girl with runny nose chewing on a scooter handle

Looking through these photographs will bring you right back to that moment. And it will bring your kids SUCH JOY to look through photos of you taking care of them.


And YES of course we can do posed pictures in your photo session, too- at no additional cost!

Real Families' Stories

Client Love

"These photos are EVERYTHING. Pamela, you somehow managed to create a little time capsule of everyone as they are right now, which is so unique and special. So, thank you SO MUCH for spending the day with us and capturing what things are really like over here, thank you for making things so easy, and thank you for getting my husband to admit that having family photos was 'actually fun'!"


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Looking forward to chatting!

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.