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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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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Puppy Love | Couple Portrait Session – Washington, PA

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to catch up with a previous coworker of mine. We had been talking about scheduling this session since probably August! Thankfully, when the day finally arrived, the weather cooperated and the light was beautiful.

We spent the morning at the park wandering around looking for great spots to take photos. I think at one point we were knee high in leaves! We even went for a small and unplanned hike up a hill to take some photos on a log. The dogs were loving spending time outside frolicking through the leaves. Their fur blends right in with all of the beautiful fall colors! I think that we all had a fun morning photo shoot! Thanks, again Bethany and Scott!

Enjoy these pretty fall portraits!

Families are Forever | Family Portrait Sessions – Morgantown, WV

I spent my Saturday in Morgantown, WV photographing two families. The second of the families will look familiar to those of you who have been following me for the past year. The first family is close friends with the other family I photographed last year around this time. We began the session at their beautiful new home then moved to a few on campus locations. The girls were photogenic and excited to have their pictures taken. I loved their little matching feather hair extensions. The mom and dad were kind and patient. Their session went by so quickly. It must have been because we were having fun! I enjoyed spending my Saturday morning with this nice family!

I hope they enjoy a sneak peek of their session!

After I finished photographing this family, I took a brief lunch break and uploaded their images. Then, I got ready to photograph the family that I met last year. (See image below)

I was excited to see them all again. I knew the girls would look much different than they did last year, but I was not expecting such a big change! The older daughter and sister turned into a young lady, while the younger daughter and sister has lost her little baby face. Both girls are still just as charming and sweet. Their mom and dad are also great! They had me laughing throughout the session – as did the younger daughter and sister with her silly faces and poses. We had such a great time walking around WVU taking photos. It was such a nice fall day, with the exception of some serious occasional wind gusts.

I am very grateful that I was able to meet up with this great family once again! Looking forward to seeing you all again next year! 🙂

Enjoy your sneak peek!

Awaiting Baby E | Maternity Portrait Session – Pittsburgh, PA

I have to say, I am really starting to love maternity sessions. It is such an exciting and beautiful time in a woman’s life. I am honored that I was asked to photograph and document the pregnancy of a first-time expecting couple.

This session has been in the works for a little over a month now. We were lucky to have a gorgeous summer evening.  The “mom-to-be” was radiant and the “dad-to-be” was definitely proud. It was easy to see how much they already love their little one.  This couple is waiting to find out the gender of the baby until birth –  so for now, they call their little one “Baby E.”

I cannot wait to meet “Baby E” in September when I return for a newborn session! Until then…

A Little Paint with Lots of Love | Couple’s Portrait Session – Beaver, PA

Today, I was lucky enough to photograph a sweet couple and their two best friends – Barley and Stella.  We had a chilly and damp morning, but the dogs didn’t seem to mind.  We explored some of the nature trails at the park, played on the playground, and crossed some treacherous bridges. With a little patience, a few dog treats, and the distraction of the giant frisbee (AKA the gold reflector), we had a great time.

Enjoy this sneak preview!