Posts tagged “family 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

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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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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.


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.

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 🙂

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A Merry Little Christmas | Baby and Family Portrait Session – Wexford, PA

I have so enjoyed getting to know this family and their little guy. His mom and dad are two of the nicest people I know. I am grateful to be photographing and documenting their special moments as a family.

A few months ago, I was taking this little one’s newborn portraits. What a difference a few months makes! He is getting cuter by the day! He has the sweetest personality and smile. I could barely stand how adorable he looked in his jeans and reindeer sweater! I hope this little guy and his parents enjoy their first Christmas as a family of three!!

…can’t wait to see this cutie again for his six month portraits 🙂


Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice | Baby and Family Portrait Session – Wexford, PA

This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to photograph this sweet family. They were so pleasant to be around. You can tell how much the baby is loved and feels loved because she smiles from ear to ear! She was giggly and talkative throughout the session. When the wind blew, she smiled and put her head back to feel the cool fall air! Her mom and dad just adore her – and I can see why! I could not have asked for a more adorable family.

I cannot forget to mention that this little lady is turning one! She looked so pretty in pink! Happy Birthday Little One!


Twins | Baby and Family Portrait Session – Cranberry, PA

When the mom of these sweet twins contacted me about scheduling a session for her babies, I was beyond excited! I have seen some really adorable twin sessions from other photographers. Needless to say, when I found out that I had the opportunity to photograph these twins I could not wait! I was even more ecstatic to learn that she has a boy and a girl both with red hair… how cute is that?!

I could not have asked for more content, beautiful, and sweet babies. For only 14 weeks old, they sure knew how to behave and smile for the camera! The babies’ mom and dad were so kind. I could see their love for the babies and the babies love for them. I was so lucky to have the chance to photograph this family and capture such special moments.


Brothers | Family and Children Portrait Session – Canonsburg, PA

For about a month now, I have had this session planned for this family. We were hoping for colorful leaves, sunshine and cool weather – for once, everything worked out exactly as planned! These little guys’ mom found the perfect location for our session. It was so much fun photographing this family. The two little boys were so sweet and adorable. You could tell they are the best of friends. Their mom and dad were funny, great at entertaining, throwing leaves and providing yummy snacks! I could not ask for a more beautiful family to photograph on such a gorgeous fall day!

Enjoy this sweet family!

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!