Working on the Railroad | Pittsburgh Child Portrait Photographer – Child Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

This little guy just turned two! His birthday was on Thanksgiving this year. Right now, he is all about trains – specifically Thomas! For his session, we headed to the railroad. Although we didn’t see any trains, he did not seem at all disappointed. A little bribery (Goldfish crackers) and his favorite toy (Thomas) made him forget that he was even being photographed. Wait until you see the last photo of him climbing and reaching for a Goldfish cracker on top of a concrete slab.

Check out this brand new two year old πŸ™‚

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Pictures with Emily | Pittsburgh Child Portrait Photographer – Child Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

A few weeks ago, I met with little Miss Ella and her mom! The last time I saw Ella was early spring of this year. It is amazing how much she has grown over the last several months! She went from a baby to a little girl so quickly! When her mom told her that I was taking her pictures, she said she wanted to make a drawing for me. It has to be the most adorable “client” gift I have ever received. She was so excited about having her pictures taken that she went home and said to her dad when she walked in the door “Dad, pictures with Emily!!” I can’t wait to see Ella, her mom and dad again soon when they welcome their new baby!

Don’t you love this?? πŸ™‚

Meet the artist!

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Small Business Saturday | Photography Sale – Pittsburgh, PA Photographer | Emily Hixon Photography

In honor of Small Business Saturday, I am offering a special deal to all of my fantastic supporters!

To purchase the deal, please use the following link to PayPal:

Right now, I am also offering a Black Friday deal!

To buy your session, go here:

For gift certificates, email with the desired amount.

AND!! I am giving away something special! CLICK HERE to find out what is up for grabs!

Don’t you just love this time of year? πŸ™‚

Giving Thanks | Emily Hixon Photography- Pittsburgh Photographer

It is that special time of year once again. A time when family and friends are near, laughter fills the air and love fills our hearts. The holidays are always a wonderful reminder of what is truly important in life. If you have the privilege to spend today eating a beautiful meal with those people who mean the most, count your blessings. We often forget just how fortunate we are to have the chance to give thanks for all that we have today and every day.

Not only am I thankful for being able to live in this country with all of these great modern day conveniences, I am thankful for many things. Today and all other days of the year, I am thankful for my family and husband-to-be, Scott. Without their love and support, I would not be where I am in my life.

I am also thankful for my dog and little buddy, Speck. He is fun, loving and full of life!

Although I am not thankful for having type 1 diabetes, I am thankful for the available treatment that keeps me alive every single day! My insulin pump is my lifesaver.

Finally, I am thankful for being able to do what I love and love what I do! My biggest thanks goes out to all of YOU who make this dream a reality. Thank you!! As part of my appreciation, I would like to offer a giveaway to celebrate the holiday and to celebrate reaching over 500 fans on my Facebook page!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I am off to spend time with my family and eat delicious food like this yummy apple pie homemade by my sister, Natalie! She makes everything from scratch and is taking orders for Christmas πŸ˜‰

(Heads up! I am offering a Black Friday sale starting today – click here for details!)

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At the Top of the Hill | Pittsburgh Family and Child Portrait Photographer – Family Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

I met this family for the first time one year ago. It is amazing how much changes in such a short period of time! Since we last met, they have had a baby and moved to a new home! Needless to say, it has been an exciting and whirlwind year for them. We met for a mini session recently at a local park. I was very excited to meet their newest addition to the family! This adorable baby boy was unbelievably calm and alert (just wait until you see his full head of hair and big blue eyes)! His big brother absolutely adores him and their mom and dad could not be happier.

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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Achoo | Pittsburgh Family and Child Portrait Photographer – Family Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

I just adore this family. They are equally as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside! You may remember them from some of my previous posts. I was excited to see them again for a fun fall mini session on yet another comfortable fall day. It was hard to believe how much their little guy has grown over the past year! He already seems like such a little guy who is full of life and energy! Every time we wanted a smile from him, we faked a sneeze (achoo!). Can’t wait to see this family again in the spring!

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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Sweet Sisters | Pittsburgh Child Portrait Photographer – Child Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

Have you ever really wanted to do something but found that no matter how much you try something keeps you from getting there? That’s exactly what happened with this session. After rescheduling three times, we finally made this session happen! The stars aligned and everything went smoothly! Not only are these two sisters just gorgeous, they are so much fun. With the help of their awesome mom, we had a fantastic session! Enough from me, the photos speak for themselves!

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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Golden Glow | Pittsburgh Family Portrait Photographer – Family Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

My job has to be one of the best in the entire world. I am truly blessed to be able to meet and photograph so many beautiful, kind and loving people! It never gets old. This family session was fun and full of energy. These two kiddos kept mom, dad and myself on the go! The golden setting sun and the colorful leaves on the trees were to die for on that cozy fall evening. One word for these portraits – love.

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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At the Lake | Deep Creek Family Portrait Photographer – Family Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

Not too long ago, I was in Deep Creek, MD for some late summer family portraits! It was my first time there. Who would have thought that I would be making another trip for family portraits in Deep Creek again less than three months later!? Last time, I went with Scott. This time, I brought my sister Natalie. I feel as though I keep repeating myself by boasting about the nice weather, but I have had some good luck with sessions this fall! It was about 70 degrees on this day at the end of October. Too bad it can’t stay like that all year round!

Enjoy another beautiful family! πŸ™‚

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Autumn in PA | Pittsburgh Baby Portrait Photographer – Baby Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

This last minute session was a lot of fun! The leaves were really starting to change and the weather was perfect. We went to North Park’s Boathouse for some pretty fall portraits of this baby girl and her mama. These two ladies live in Texas but came back to PA to visit with family and enjoy some of the foliage. After searching high and low for the perfect fall tree, we came across the most beautiful one with vibrant yellow leaves!

Enjoy these two pretty ladies! πŸ™‚

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