Bringing Back the 80’s - A “Heathers” Themed Group Shoot!

At the end of June, we kicked off the Class of 2020 Style Squad HS Senior Model Team year with a fun “Heathers” themed group shoot. For those not familiar, “Heathers” is an 80’s cult-classic movie starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. As a teen growing up in the 80’s this movie was a must-see! In recent years, it has gained popularity as a high school musical featuring angsty teens struggling with fitting in. “Riverdale” even got in on the action, devoting an entire episode to “Heathers”!  Seriously, if you haven’t seen this movie, check it out!

This shoot was oh so much fun and a great way to kick off the year! It was a hot day in Greensburg where the shoot took place, but my team rocked it!! They showed up looking the part and rocking the ‘tude which is totally needed to pull off the “Heathers” vibe. Dom even wore a leather duster jacket for some of the photos and, despite the hot temps, he wore it like a boss!

This was our first official shoot with the Class of 2020, but despite working together for the first time, and working with me for the first time everyone nailed it! Emma had the attitude down perfectly and Kylie had the “smize” going all day. If you don’t know what “smize” is, Tyra Banks coined the term on “America’s Next Top Model”. It’s “smiling with the eyes” - that look that draws you in and makes you wonder what is going on behind them.

After the shoot, we all went to Parkwood Inn in Greensburg for a pizza party! I gave the team their highly coveted Swag Bags, we got to know one another, and enjoyed the out-of-this-world cupcakes! Shout-out to Emma’s Mom, Courtney, who owns Coralee Cupcakes in New Kensington. 

I LOVE my group this year! Both teens and parents are wonderful and we all hit it off from the start. I can’t wait to work with each of them and get to know them better over the next year. Look for their individual blog features coming over the next few months! Plus, follow along on our journey - there are a lot of fun things coming for this team (most of which they aren’t even aware of - shhhh!). 

If you or someone you know is a junior this year, have them shoot me an email to get info on next year’s Style Squad! I’m also still scheduling senior sessions for this year’s Class of 2020 so reach out to get your session scheduled! I love to create sessions that are unique to each senior and can’t wait to get started on yours!!

Here are some of the final images from the “Heathers” shoot!

And…some behind-the-scenes of the shoot, pizza party, and swag bag goodness!

To see the full image gallery, click here. The password is: Class Of 2020!

Waiting for Baby Hadley Pearl

I had the honor of photographing Erika’s Baby Shower at Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar in Plum a few months ago. What a beautiful shower! From the moment I walked into Eighty Acres I could tell that this shower was planned with a ton of love - each detail, from the craft stations for making Baby Hadley a headband, clothes hanger, or blocks to the Mommy approved “Mom-osa” Bar, was extraordinarily planned and got each and every guest involved in a special way. I’m so excited to share images from the Shower below. Stay tuned for Baby Hadley’s Lifestyle Newborn session - I can’t wait to meet her!

Whew...such a busy summer!

This summer flew by in a whirlwind and now back-to-school, pumpkin spice, fall leaves and sweater weather are upon us.  This is my favorite time of the year when I love to enjoy time outside with my family sitting beside a fire, bike riding, or just curling up with a good book and a blanket under the stars. It's also, in my opinion, THE best time for a portrait session! The weather is cooler, the fall colors are gorgeous, and the sunlight has a beautiful warm glow to it which makes a beautiful backdrop for portraits. It's also a great time to get a jump on the Holiday season and get your family portraits updated and ready to put on your Holiday Cards. I have had the honor of working with some truly wonderful clients this summer and you can see some of my favorite images from those sessions below. If you'd like to schedule a portrait session, be sure to contact me soon, as my fall calendar is filling quickly! I'd love to meet you and your family and create gorgeous heirloom artwork for your home:)

Holiday Mini Sessions 2017

Announcing Holiday Mini Sessions for 2017!

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I am so excited about our new Holiday Set!

This year's theme is "Sparkle for the Season" and was designed to show off your Holiday finery!  This set is great for children, siblings and small families.

Our mini sessions are just like they sound, half sessions (20 - 30 minutes) at a special holiday rate and includes special collection pricing and products as well.  You will not get a better deal at any other time of the year!

These sessions are very limited and will book quickly, so don't delay if you want to reserve your spot!  To sign up, email the studio at or call (412) 374-7359.

This year, I am offering BOTH indoor and outdoor sessions.  Indoor sessions will take place on Saturday, November 18th from 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. at Greensburg Country Club. 

Outdoor sessions can be scheduled for any date/time and will include limited holiday props. I am only accepting bookings for 10 outdoor sessions at this reduced rate.  Once they fill up, sessions will go back to my regular session and package pricing.

Select either the Digital & Print Collection or the Signature Collection. Pricing is as follows:


(10) Digital Images with Print Release
(1) 8x10 Fine Art Print
(2) 5x7 Fine Art Prints
(8) Wallet Size Prints (*must be of same image)


(10) Digital Images with Print Release
(1) 8x10 Fine Art Print
(2) 5x7 Fine Art Prints
(8) Wallet Size Prints (*must be of same image)
11x14 Print (matted in 16x20 frame) - Your choice of gold, silver, or black

(Set of 50)

Add on custom-designed holiday cards to any collection!  Select from several different design options (all new for 2017).  Cost comes out to only $2.50 per card!

BONUS! Two-sided metal holiday ornament with every order over $400!


To reserve your session time, please email the studio at or call us at (412) 374-7359.  Let us be part of your holiday memories this year!