family dancing and having fun together for their mini session in pittsburgh

pittsburgh mini sessions in 2021

Get family photos AND help your community! 

I offer 1-day photography events throughout the year, with limited spots available... Fun is guaranteed! Alternative families welcome. 

I am currently offering Spring Mini Sessions with plans to announce more dates this summer and fall. Be sure to get on the VIP list to be the first to know when the next date is announced. Mini Sessions generally sell out!

Currently available for reservations: 

Sun May 16, 2021 (backup date Sun May 23)
20 minute family photo sessions
online viewing gallery
10 digital files with print release

And here's where you get to help: Bring non-perishable food items to your session, as donations to the North Hills Community Outreach food pantry, for those who could use extra support during this crisis. 

And there's a fun competitive twist: and the family who brings the MOST items will win ALL digital files from their session!  

(YES, that means you get way more than the 15 files you paid for!!)

Food pantry shoppers: Make sure you check this list of urgently needed items before shopping.

COVID-19 Info: These sessions will be conducted outdoors and I am fully vaccinated. I only photograph one family at a time, wear a mask, monitor my temperature, and make every effort for safety and cleanliness.

Please be sure to reserve both your session date and your backup date on your calendar, in case we need to reschedule.

(Got more questions about mini sessions? Be sure to read Mini Session FAQs and Mini vs Full Session on the blog)

You can also make a donation to the North Hills Community Outreach Center directly here.

To secure your spot, your session fee must be paid in full. Reserve your 20-minute slot today...

Fun is guaranteed! Alternative families welcome.

your photographer, pamela!

I grew up playing on the Aspinwall streets here in Pittsburgh, until the streetlights came on... so I can hold my own with rollerblades, bikes, and a basketball.

I've been a professional photographer for over 15 years- and still loving it! This is about 15 times longer than I've been interested in any other activity, ever. 

My very big family laughs. a. LOT. You may think I'm a laid-back extrovert, but I'm neither. 

I had a love affair with film long before I realized that photography could become my career. Now I am heading back to my first crush, building a pinhole camera with my kids and shooting on 4x5 film. 

Give me ALL of the adrenaline. 

I feel a constant urge to create. My favorite tool is my camera, though I experiment with metalwork, drawing, and watercolors. I see light and composition everywhere. I have sold my work at Three Rivers Arts Festival downtown. 

I believe art should take a stance and, hopefully, evoke change. 

I think different is the MOST INTERESTING.

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