Archive for October, 2012

Beauty on the Hill | Pittsburgh Senior Portrait Photographer – Senior Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

When I met Sam and her mom, I knew we were going to have a fun session! Sam is currently in her senior year of high school. We hit it off right away with a common interest – photography! She is an excellent photographer with a creative eye. Her session was on one of those beautiful fall days we had just recently. We had so much fun finding interesting areas to take her photos while trying to avoid the snakes that were supposedly lurking nearby (there were signs everywhere warning of snakes!).

Enjoy another gorgeous senior girl! πŸ™‚

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Good Day, Sunshine | Pittsburgh Family Portrait Photographer – Fall Family Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

Last weekend was filled with photo sessions! It was a perfect fall weekend for portraits. When I last saw this family, it was early in the spring. Doesn’t time just fly? Even though it was definitely a chilly morning, it was clear and sunny. I loved photographing these three. See why below:


Little Pumpkins | Pittsburgh Family Portrait Photographer – Fall Family Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

The last time I saw this family, I had a great time photographing these two sweet sisters at home. When their mom contacted me about a fall family session, I was thrilled! The morning of the session, I woke up to a surprise rain shower! Thankfully, the morning clouds cleared and the sun started shining by early in the afternoon. You will just love this beautiful family.


The Beauty of Fall | Pittsburgh Senior Portrait Photographer – Senior Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

Back in early February, I started photographing a family friend. Marina is a senior graduating in June of 2013. You may recognize her from some of my previous blog or Facebook posts. Her mom contacted me about one year ago with the idea to have seasonal senior portraits taken of Marina. As you may or may not remember, last winter was mild. We began with the winter portraits on one of the only snow days we received, which also happened to be the coldest day as well! Before we knew it, spring had arrived. The spring session was just beautiful and much more comfortable. We anticipated that the summer session would be really hot and sunny. Well, that was not the case! When the day arrived, it was only 59 degrees and cloudy. Poor Marina was actually shivering without a jacket over her sundress! Needless to say, the summer portraits still turned out nicely. Go figure, the fall session was the warmest and prettiest day of all. It was the perfect way to cap off the experience.

For the final session, we headed over to Soergel Orchards for some great fall themed portraits. We had a fun time exploring the main grounds area and the apple orchards. The session ended with some tasty treats and pumpkin coffee!

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Family Love | Morgantown Family Portrait Photographer – Family Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

It is difficult for me to believe that I have taken this family’s fall photos three times now. Where is time going? This family is so special to me because they were amongst my very first clients. Before I was even comfortable calling myself a photographer, they saw my potential. Take a look back on their photos from previous years: 2010 & 2011 (scroll halfway down the page – family #2).

It has been such a blessing getting to know them and watching their daughters grow and change. These four are the nicest and most fun people you could ever want to meet! This year, we headed to Coopers Rock State Forest in West Virginia for some beautiful portraits. It was my first time there so I enjoyed exploring with them. We searched high and low for some fall colors and found almost nothing! Just when we thought we could not find that fall foliage, we came across a gorgeous spot filled with color by a pond before sunset (check out the photos at the very end of this post!).

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Don’t you just love fall??

Expecting Baby K. | Pittsburgh Maternity Portrait Photographer – Maternity Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

Don’t you just love fall? The colors, the weather, the festivals and activities, football, great food.. the list goes on and on! When I was contacted by this expecting-mama, I was excited that we would be shooting her maternity photos on a fall day. It was so much fun meeting her and her hubby for the first time just recently. They have two adorable dogs that also jumped in a few photos! You’ll be seeing these two again and their baby soon! I am really looking forward to capturing more of this family’s upcoming year.

Enjoy! πŸ™‚