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Sunny Hunny | Pittsburgh Maternity Photography

I don’t take many maternity session, so when this session came about I had no idea how lucky I would be! The camera totally loves this chick! She is fun, gorgeous, and kinda obsessed with photography too. Love this girl! The rest of her beautiful family was icing on the cake!
The little boy was just the sweetest little thing ever. Super smart, like speaks three languages fluently- He is TWO!!!! And dad was totally cooperative. I am pretty sure I didn’t even get an eye roll the whole time!
I just loved spending the evening with them. We are so looking forward to heading back soon for baby number two…a surprise ; – )Enjoy!

Images edited with Angel Wings only from The Heavenly Harlow Collection available for purchase HERE

protect your product | Pittsburgh Commercial and Professional Photographer

The recording industry produces and sells music.

For generations it had been delivered on records- then 8 tracks, tapes and CDs. But the whole industry changed…….Products that were once tangible were no longer. These pieces of plastic were not the actual product- the music was. These were just the tools to create and deliver their product.

The recording industry failed to see this coming and there for they lost billions upon billions of dollars when consumers no longer needed them to enjoy their product.

Railroads focused on trains not transportation- so when the airline industry erupted the the railroad industry lost ground. And again with Kodak- the leaders were stuck on film. They nearly lost it all when they were reluctant to move to digital in the 1990s.

Often we spend too much time energy focusing on what isn’t important. The latest and greatest camera- the best glass- the coolest props- whatever! Think about it…what are you selling? What is your product??


I shoot for my clients to have heirlooms on their walls. To be passed down for generations. They don’t care what camera I have or how full my prop closet is. I strive to create not only memorable images, but the experience itself. I want them to come back wanting more adventure with us. I love my clients and most often we become friends. It really is an amazing blessing. I think when your view shifts from being hired to take pictures to helper of creating memories, things change.

So I guess my point was birthed from my daily devotional that states:

Take a moment to think about your product and the tools you use to deliver it. Don’t confuse them. Protect the product, not the tool.

-One Year Mini for Leaders Judges 8:27

On that note I would love to offer to you one of my favorite lenses. The image on the right was shot with it.

It is a Nikkor 35 mm 1.8… a little $200 lens.

Let’s- as an industry- try to focus less on what we have and more on what we can offer. We don’t need that 4K camera or the 2k lens. See what amazingness you can create with $200 ;- )

How to Enter:

1. Comment on this blog post and let me know you are a fan on facebook HERE . Good for ONE entry. Please only comment once for this.  If you are already a fan just say that as well. Make sure to “like” the post on facebook too!

2. For ONE extra entry: Tweet, Pin It, Share on Facebook or Post on your favorite forums about the giveaway. Come back to the blog and comment. Let me know you have shared it!! Be sure to link it back to me so I can see it!!

The rules and fine print:

The giveaway will begin today Wednesday March 28th 2012. I will announce a winner on a Tuesday April 3rd, 2012.  I will be checking IP addresses so please please play fair.

If you are a Cannon shooter- the prize may be exchanged for a $200 gift certificate to B&H photo.

The winner will be chosen randomly via random.org.

Good luck and let’s rock out what we have. It’s about the product not the tool.

doubley blessed | Pittsburgh professional photographer

There ares some people you just connect with – they were just one of those people.

From the minute they contacted me I knew this was going to be something special. Their circumstances were extraordinary.

The babies to be were going to be showered in so much love that it was amazing to be part of it. From their gorgeous – all be it last minute- maternity session to our peaceful day of cuddling them for their own shoot, they have been lovely through and though.

What an honor to be able to be part of such an intimate time in their lives. To capture life as it created ……ahhhh-mazing!

Now onto the the twins!

They couldn’t be more different.  From looks to personality- they may be twins, but they are going to be leaving their own stamps on the world for sure. He is mild mannered and peaceful. She is spunky and vivacious. But both were just so fun to cuddle!!!!

Now enjoy!

a little smile

some cuddle time

from their heritage

just fun

thanks for looking!