photo of baby boy giggling with his big sister at home on the sofa

family photography sessions.

I offer unique at-home storytelling sessions that capture relaxed family portraits along with candid pictures that celebrate the beauty of unposed family life. 

You heard me right: both candid AND posed pictures. Best of both worlds! 

Your session doesn't have to be at home; I have joined clients for outings around town, to the playground, to the grocery store, park, and to the Christmas tree farm. The options are as limited as your imagination! 

The majority of your session is unposed as I capture natural images that tell the story of your lives together; and then we have the flexibility to do portraits once the kids have warmed up to the camera and the lighting is perfect. 

Contact me for more information / rates

(Just interested in a few portraits? Go here!)

from Jenna

"If you want beautiful family photos that capture the personality of your family, then I highly recommend Pamela. Our family had fun during our mini session with her and it showed in our photos! No fake or forced smiles here and we never felt rushed or awkward. She took time beforehand to ask what my kids liked and what would make them feel more comfortable and then played music during our shoot, too! My son was grumpy at first, and somehow, in the end, we have amazing photos of him laughing and smiling. What makes Pamela so special, though, is that we also have photos of the rest of family trying to comfort him with sweet snuggles and quiet whispers of encouragement.   She truly has an eye for capturing those special little moments and connections between people that could so easily go unnoticed.  I’m so grateful that Pamela shares her talent and would recommend her to anyone!"

family picture candid kids tickling mom laughing

from tracey.

"I fell in love with Pamela’s work about 12yrs ago. Her style is easy, timeless and authentic. She has an incredible eye and her ability to capture emotion in a snapshot is unmatched. I was sold! We hired her to be our wedding photographer, had an amazing engagement session (...or 2☺️) and were blown away by our wedding photos and stunning album. We celebrated our first year anniversary in front of her lens as well!

I have continued to follow her work closely, encouraged anyone who asked to contact her for their special moments. When she posted she would be holding Fall mini sessions this year...we had to book. Our wedding photographer taking our family portraits 10 yrs later just felt right!! We were once again blown away with what she captured for us.

We also opted to have an in home session, which I have been drooling over since she began booking and sharing them on her blog. We are so excited to receive those images. Having her in our home was just easy and totally comfortable.

Pamela is calm, easy to work with, creative, respectful and dedicated to her clients and her work. I am forever grateful our paths crossed and that we have entrusted her with our most precious memories."

candid pic of kids being silly for their family picture, standing in tall grass at sunset in the fall

family films.

I am overwhelmed on a daily basis by my kids. I wonder if I'm raising little ted bundys or mother teresas. I doubt myself and question if I am enough for them.

And then I hit the point where my last baby is out of diapers and I'm selling off the crib and crying over the box of my favorite baby clothes and reminding myself "I will miss this all someday." 

Photographs are special. They preserve snapshots in time. They're nostalgic and tactile and display so beautifully on the walls. But they have no SOUND.

There's nothing like preserving those sweet baby 'mamas' on a short family film that you and your kids want to watch again and again and again. 

I can’t promise that you won’t cry when you see yours.

Ask me about my family film packages

headshot portrait of female photographer pamela anticole, based in pittsburgh

let’s connect…

Let's chat about what kind of session works best for your family!

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