Posts tagged “Children Portrait Session

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

I have had such a great time seeing so many families that I haven’t seen for either months or even a year! It is really exciting to watch each family change and grow. I am truly honored when a family returns for more portraits.

Last year, I met this family for the first time to take some holiday photos. I am sure you have seen their family portrait around on my Facebook page or on here for my mini session advertisements. Their love for one another and their happiness definitely shows! One of the many reasons for their happiness is that they are expecting a baby this spring! I am thrilled for them. The next time I see them, they will be a family of four. Until then . . .

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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 🙂

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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?? 🙂

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? 🙂

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! 🙂

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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! 🙂

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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! 🙂

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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! 🙂

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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! 🙂

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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! 🙂

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Fall in the Country | Pittsburgh Family Portrait Photographer – Family Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

On a chilly but sunny fall morning not so long ago, I met with this absolutely gorgeous family. We had been planning this fall photo session for quite some time, so I knew it was going to be wonderful! For the session, we went to Mingo Creek County Park. The leaves were just perfectly turned and the sun was shining brightly through the trees. The kids seemed to have a blast playing in the leaves and exploring the park while their mom and dad helped to keep the smiles coming for the photos! Wait until you see their beautiful fall outfits!


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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.


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! 🙂

Don’t you just love fall??

You Are My Sunshine | Pittsburgh Baby and Family Portrait Photographer – One Year Old Baby Photo Session | Emily Hixon Photography

Only six months ago, I met this beautiful and loving family. During the last six months, I have come to know and enjoy spending time with them. Have you ever felt like a person or a group of people were brought into your life for a reason? I feel that way about this family. It has been a complete joy to watch and capture the baby and her big sister as they grew. Amazing what a difference just six months can make!

I am sad to say that as quickly as this family came into my life, they are already leaving! They are headed back to their home state soon. Even though I hate to see them leave, I am happy that they are making their way back home. This final session was on the baby girl’s first birthday! She looked completely adorable in her dress and tutu. Of course, what one year old session would be complete without a smash cake? Wait until you see how cute her smash cake looked!

Enjoy this lovely family and the birthday girl.

Little Bundle of Joy | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer – Pittsburgh, PA | Emily Hixon Photography

Oh how I adore newborn sessions. Babies are my weak point, especially newborns! I am so lucky to be able to call doing this my job…

Big brother is just adorable too!

Brother and Sister | Children Portrait Photographer – Washington, PA

Last week, I headed over to Washington to photograph these cute siblings! Whenever I first arrived, I was greeted by a torrential downpour of rain! I thought for sure that this session doomed. Thankfully, it was just a quick burst of rain followed by sunshine.

I had a really great time photographing these two. They were fun, energetic and willing to do just about anything! Even the family’s dog got in on a few photos (wait until you see his expression!).


First Holy Communion | Child Photographer – Pittsburgh, PA

Just this week, I made a visit to this pretty little girl’s home for some very special photos. Next month, she will be making her First Holy Communion! It is such a special, beautiful and exciting time for her and her family.

I arrived to find this pretty little lady looking ever so beautiful in her princess-like white Communion dress, flowing white veil complete with crystals and a tiara, and shiny new white shoes. She looked like a complete princess. Even though it was a bit on the chilly side that morning, she braved the cold to get some outdoor shots and never flinched or complained once.

I hope that you adore these photos as much as I do!

A Little Dirt on Her Toes | Baby Photographer – Pittsburgh, PA

Spring is here, the trees and flowers are blooming, the grass is green, and the sun is shining! We could not have asked for a more gorgeous morning for a mini session last week. It was nearly 80 degrees and sunny.

Just a short time ago, I held a mini session giveaway contest on my Facebook page and blog. The winner was a familiar face! I saw this precious baby girl and her mom in November for some holiday portraits. Although it doesn’t seem that long ago, I could certainly tell that little Ella has been busy growing over the last few months!

She was dressed in her spring colored shirt and hair bow with the cutest little pink threaded jeans which were finished off with the a brand new pair of spring sandals! I absolutely loved her sandals, but she did not care for her sandals much. Her poor little toes kept getting wet from the dewy grass and collecting dirt from the ground. Once she was cleaned up, she was good to go!

Enjoy this sweet spring baby 🙂

The Birthday Girl | Child & Family Photographer – Pittsburgh, PA

Just a short while ago, I was photographing this little cutie’s sweet baby sister. When I was last visiting and photographing at this family’s home, this little girl was getting sooo excited for her third birthday! She knew that she was getting a special tutu and a custom shirt to wear as her birthday outfit and could hardly wait for it to arrive!

This brand new three year old sweetie was excited to get some photos all by herself but also some with mom, dad and baby sister. She did such a great job holding her all by herself too! She laughed, kissed her baby sister on the head and even pretended to sneeze to make everyone giggle. I had such a fun time with the birthday girl and her family!

Enjoy 🙂

Sweet Pea | Baby Photographer – Pittsburgh, PA

I spent the morning one day earlier this week with this adorable little baby girl. She just turned six months old. Her mom does not want to miss a beat, so she decided to capture photographs of her at each three month mark through her first birthday.

This baby girl has such a loving and sweet personality. She did not mind the camera one bit! We had fun changing outfits and using a few props. We even managed to snag a shot of her older sister, who is turning three very soon!

I am so grateful to be able to call this my job everyday….

Enjoy 🙂

And one of the proud big sister…

Mini Session Giveaway Contest!! – Emily Hixon Photography’s Facebook Page

Enter to win a free mini session valued at $99!

Your mini session will include:

A 30 minute shoot, an online proofing gallery, a DVD with 10 high resolution images, and either two 5×7 prints or one 8×10 print!

Visit to enter your favorite photo! Good luck!!

Little Princess | Baby Portrait Photographer – Waynesburg, PA

Last week, I made a trip to Waynesburg to photograph this little sweetie for her one year portraits. I could not have asked for a cuter or more pleasant baby to photograph! She just loves having her photo taken and knows how to work the camera.

Her Grammy bought her an adorable deep purple southern belle dress from Tennessee with matching frilly socks! She looked like a little princess. After a total of four outfit changes, posing and tons of photo taking, she was worn out and ready for lunch!

Enjoy this pretty little one!