Archive for December, 2012

The Holidays | Christmas Light Photography – Oglebay Resort, WV | Emily Hixon Photography

This time of year is always one of my favorites. While I wouldn’t be the first to admit it, by the end of October I am secretly and anxiously awaiting listening to Christmas music, decorating, and shopping for family and friends! I enjoy all that the holiday season has to offer. To me, there is something so comforting about seeing warm and bright Christmas lights on a chilly night and drinking a hot cup of tea by the fire.

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is head to Oglebay Resort in West Virgina to see the Christmas light display with Scott. It has become somewhat of a holiday tradition for us. When I was younger, I went every year with my family. Now, Scott and I enjoy going together. Last year, Scott proposed to me at Oglebay just two weeks before Christmas. It was nice going back a year later to celebrate not only the holidays but our engagement. While we were visiting, I snapped a few photos of the beautiful display where Scott asked me to marry him and of the truffle he bought me because my blood sugar was low. 😉 The light was golden and gorgeous that evening.

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Brooke + Gwynn | Pittsburgh Engagement Portrait Photographer – Engagement Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

Not too long ago, I received an email from a high school classmate of mine. Brooke and I played softball together when we were little girls as well. Time goes by so quickly! When Brooke told me that she was engaged and looking for a wedding photographer, I was honored that she thought of me. After meeting with her and her fiancé, Gwynn, I was excited to be a part of their wedding day.

These two really love each other. For their engagement session, they brought along the other love of their lives: Scout. Scout is a rescue dog. Gwynn and Brooke rescued her a few years back. Now, they cannot imagine life without her. With the help of Brooke’s mom, we got some really great shots of these three. What a fun engagement session!

I cannot wait to photograph their September 2013 wedding! Enjoy.

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Precious | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer – Newborn Portrait Session | Emily Hixon Photography

I have been anxiously awaiting this baby’s arrival since this summer when his mom and I first spoke about photographing his first year. In September, I met this baby boy’s mom and dad for maternity portraits. I could just tell how loved this little baby was before he was even born. His mom and dad are absolutely thrilled to be parents. Photographing the first year of this baby’s life is going to be wonderful!

Meet their precious baby boy.

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Megan + Shawn | Pittsburgh Engagement Portrait Photographer – Engagement Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

Megan and Shawn are one of the couples whose wedding I will be photographing in 2013! As soon as I met them, I knew they were going to be fun to get to know throughout the upcoming year. They seemed more like friends than anything to me almost immediately. Their engagement session was great! We were extremely lucky. You never know what to expect in December. The day of their session came and the forecast was calling for rain. Thankfully, the sun was shining until just moments after the session ended and the rain began to fall! It was nearly 60 degrees for their “winter” engagement portraits.

I am super excited to be a part of this couple’s special day in July. Until then, enjoy these lovely engagement portraits! 🙂

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Cousins | Pittsburgh Child Portrait Photographer – Child Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

These three kiddos were great to photograph! They are cousins and but more importantly friends. The two older children are brother and sister. The younger little guy is their cousin. It was fun to watch these three in action. That morning, there was a lot of giggling and smiling. Take a look, the photos speak for themselves.

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Little Miss Christmas | Pittsburgh Child Portrait Photographer – Child Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

Last week, I met this little lady and her mom at their house for a Christmas-themed mini session. It was a bit cold and rainy that afternoon so with only a few moments for outdoor portraits, we headed inside where her dogs joined in on the fun. Somehow (with Goldfish Crackers), we managed to get the three to sit still just long enough to snap a photo!

Enjoy! 🙂

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Giving Thanks Giveaway Winner Announcement! | Emily Hixon Photography

Thanks to those who entered my Giving Thanks Giveaway! We have a winner! Watch the video to see if you won . . .

http://youtu.be/VrPFYNU6x4o

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