As a Pittsburgh family photographer, I believe in cherishing the memories of your family. Life moves quickly, and I don't want you to miss any special moments. Let's plan a special day in a meaningful location, capturing timeless and emotional images that go beyond smartphone snapshots, reminding you of the love and beauty amidst life's chaos. Trust me to deliver the best in Pittsburgh family photography, preserving your family's unique story with real, raw emotions for years to come.


I'm in

I am so excited that you are interested in choosing me to document your family! I believe in real moments and chasing sunsets. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come.

Whenever I pick up my camera, I strive to create beautiful and emotional images that tell a story and showcase the beauty of both the people in the images and the world around them.  

As a mother, I want nothing more than for time to slow down. It feels like just yesterday I was changing diapers during sleepless nights, which felt like an eternity. I blinked and now I'm registering my daughter for Kindergarten. We all know the hours are long, but the days are short. That's just one of the many reasons why I believe photography is so important. It captures you and your children in life's ever-changing seasons allowing you to freeze time, if only for a moment. 

get to know the photographer

kara s.

We will be lifelong customers!

We cannot say enough good things about Catherine. She has done our engagement, wedding, maternity, newborn and recently just finished up our daughters first birthday/Christmas shoot. She is caring, reliable, easy to work with, and most importantly her work is phenomenal. We will be lifelong customers!


we had a fantastic time today

We had a fantastic time today. She was very go-with-the-flow even with an uncooperative toddler. Definitely will be coming back for all of our photo needs!

nora m.

she is an expert in creating natural, beautiful pictures

We worked with Catherine for our wedding photos in 2021, and again in 2022 with our daughter! She is an expert in creating natural, beautiful pictures. She is amazing with kids and with making sure that everyone looks at ease. She is always WONDERFUL to work with, extremely professional and kind! The results are always incredible. We will always come back if we want to get photos done!

jackie n.

Catherine was a joy to work with

Catherine was a joy to work with for a maternity session as well as for a newborn photo shoot. We took all of her suggestions regarding the time and location of the photo shoot, as well as styling - the photos turned out to be some of my favorites ever taken! Catherine was extremely patient and kind. She was wonderful with my 4 year old daughter as well. She took the time to get to know my family before the photo shoot by sending a questionnaire, and took my responses to heart. She was professional through and through, and was extremely responsive and prompt anytime I e-mailed/asked a question/when sharing edited photos. Photos were easy to review and purchase. I highly recommend Catherine, and will be a repeat customer!

what to expect

After photographing many portrait sessions over the past few years, I've found that personal connection is everything. That’s why this process begins with a conversation. I want to hear everything—how you met, your wedding day, the cute things your child does, and everything in between.

We’ll get to know one another, talk about the details of your session, answer any questions you might have about working with me and figure out if we’re the best fit for each other.

Let's Connect

Once your date is reserved, we'll connect to start chatting about possible locations for your session. I generally recommend choosing one location and if it's a place you haven't been before, it might be helpful to visit during the time our session will take place. That way you have an idea of the light, crowds, closing time, etc! If you're not sure about where you would like to take your photos but you have a general idea of the look you would like, just let me know because I would be happy to recommend a few locations based on your aesthetic!

I also have a few favorite studios that I love to photograph in. Ask me about studio options and I'd be happy to provide a list with my top spots. 


Leading up to your session, I'll send over a Family Questionnaire for you to fill out. This helps me prepare for your session, while also getting to know you and your family before I arrive. This is essential for families with young children and really makes a big difference on our session day. I will also share my style and prep guide which will help you prepare outfits as well as other helpful tips to get you best prepared for your session.

On the day of your session, we'll connect to make sure the weather is still looking like it's going to corporate. We'll exchange numbers and finalize our meeting location. Please plan for your full length session to take about one hour from start to finish.

the session

All images from our sessions are typically delivered within about two weeks of the shoot date via an online gallery. This gallery will allow you to share your favorites with family, order prints and even download images to share on social media.

Your gallery will remain active for four weeks. 


I am proud to offer my clients a variety of ways to turn their images into keepsakes. Wall-mounted canvas prints to decorate your home, beautiful handmade albums and more.

What a special way to remember this season you’re in!


lifestyle newborn

outdoor portrait

1-2 Hour Session
Studio or In-Home
25+ Digital Images
Online Gallery

1 Hour Session
25+ Digital Images
Online Gallery

THE collections



STUDIO portrait

1 Hour Session
Studio Rental Included
25+ Digital Images
Online Gallery





30% due at booking

$100 discount for Monday-Thursday Portrait Sessions.

looking for a
mini session?

I'm excited to announce some updates to my portrait packages. Mini sessions will no longer be a regular part of my packages. Instead, I'll be hosting mini sessions a few times a year. If you're curious about the 2024 mini session dates, click the button below to learn more. 


The sooner the better! My weekends tend to fill up pretty quickly - especially during the spring and fall, so the sooner you reach out to me, the more likely you are to get your desired date!

To reserve your date, we'll need a contract as well as a deposit. And if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let me know! 

How far in advance should I book a Portrait Session?

If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your high school days when you literally tried on everything in your closet and piled it on your bed but still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck.

I've put together an extensive outfit suggestion guide with tips for every member of the family (even Fido!)

What should we wear? 

Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, I take photos for a living and even I feel like a deer in the headlights when I'm in front of the camera.

You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and I coach you through images, I think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. I'm well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones. 

We're awkward in photos and my kids never sit still...help!

Within 1-2 weeks of your session, you'll receive a link to a digital gallery that will allow you to select your favorites from your session and download high resolution images.

The gallery is also set up to make ordering prints, canvases and other keepsakes as easy as turning on a Roomba to clean your floors. No worrying about tricky things like color correction, DPI and image format. 

How will I receive my photos? Can I order prints?

No one wants to look like a wet dog in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain, snow, hail or some other weather catastrophe, I'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule. Often, when we're scheduling our initial portrait session date, if it works for our calendars, we'll actually set up both a main date and a rain date just to make sure we don't have to postpone your session for very long if the weather is bad on the original date. 

What do we do if it rains or if it looks like it might rain?

Maternity Sessions can be booked as soon as you know your eggo is preggo. I recommend scheduling your session around 30-32 weeks gestation. This will ensure that you've got an adorable (and prominent) bump without feeling like too pregnant. 

When should I schedule my Maternity Session?

Newborn Sessions can be tricky to schedule. It is recommend that newborns be photographed within the first 14 days of birth. Definitely reach out during your pregnancy with your due date so it's on my radar. However, I do not officially schedule the newborn session until baby is here. So, once you give birth reach out as soon as possible (I've had mamas reach out during labor even!), and I will get you on the calendar. Availability is limited to studio and photographer availability at the time of birth, but I will do my absolute best to accommodate your session in a timely manner.

When should I schedule my Lifestyle Newborn Session?

Drop some love and let's get to know one another! Fill out the form and I'll be in touch ASAP with the next steps. I can't wait!

are you ready to work together?

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