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Lifestyle, Outfit Ideas

Coordinating Your Outfits w/ The Kids

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Whether you are looking for a way to coordinate with your kids for family photos or just generally a lover of mama + baby style, I have a few recommendations to keep it fun, stylish, and never “matchy matchy”.


Styling a $10 @oldnavy tank + @hm leather dress multiple ways for ##motherdaughtergoals ##microfashion ##capsulewardrobe ##fashiontiktok

♬ ladies and gentlemen whats new – xxtristanxo

  1. Choose an accent color or texture to share. Charlotte and I used denim and leather to tie our looks together in the above video.

2. Select a color palette and make sure everyone is wearing something from it. Pinks/blues/white is my favorite combination.


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♬ Paradise – Bazzi


Mini Sessions, Outfit Ideas, Photography

Mini Session Outfit Ideas | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

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As the photographer for No.14 here in Pittsburgh, my summer family outfit idea board had to feature all No.14 fits. Duh.

Summer family photo outfit ideas

All men’s clothing is sourced from J.Crew and children are from Zara.

Photography, Photography Tips

5 Ways To Improve Your iPhone Photos

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You’re on vacation, you need the picture perfect location and hand the phone over to your partner to grab a photo of you and the kids, or your well thought out outfit.  You’re swept away in the moment.  You take your phone back and…what the?  Seriously?  “Thanks hun, thats great” *delete*.

5 iPhone Photography Tips

Whether you are handing your phone off to someone else, or taking photos of products or your family, here are some quick pointers to help you improve your iPhone photography, leaving you with images that you can actually use.

  1. Light Over Location

If I had a dollar for every time that someone suggested a “perfect location” with horrific lighting as a professional photographer, I honestly would not be writing this post (love you, but…I would be very wealthy).  The reality is that sometimes that beautiful flower garden or cool mural is being pounded with uneven, harsh lighting.  

Practice shooting photos in areas with soft, even lighting.  This typically means NOT at noon with the sun blinding you. It often means finding a way to put the sun behind your head.

If you are indoors, it means facing a window and turning off yellow overhead lighting.

Practice. Practice. Practice.

  1. Even Lighting

    You do not want your subject to be riddled with harsh shadows and highlights. Again, practice makes perfect.  Shooting photos in the shade is, in general, far more flattering than in direct sun. 
  2. Prospective

    Rule #1 when shooting humans: in general, looking UP is less flattering that shooting at eye level or down.  Set up your self timer and practice photographing yourself at different angles.  You will quickly learn what you find flattering on yourself, and how to request those angles if a spouse or friend is taking your photos, and what to avoid when you take photos of others.
  1. Editing

    Stop using Instagram filters. Full stop.  Download an app like A Color Story, or if you are ready to dive into a more in depth app, try Adobe Lightroom Mobile and find a preset that you like.  You can find my first edition here. 
  2. Export

    Export photos from your editing app in the largest size possible. This will maintain as much of the quality as possible.

The bottom line is that you need to practice when you aren’t in the moment. Try different lighting scenarios, locations, angles, and edits until it clicks for you. As a self taught photographer of 14 years, I can promise you that practice is how you learn.

Favorites at No.14

Brands, Photography

This Year at No.14 | Pittsburgh Brand Photographer

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In 2020 I started working as the photographer for my favorite local boutique, No.14 here in Pittsburgh. It was honestly a dream come true when Bri contacted me and asked if I would be interested.

Favorites at No.14

Ever since I have spent nearly every single Monday photographing their new arrivals. We have built such a fun workflow and we are constantly evolving our style and process. 
Here are a few of my favorite recent shots.  Go shop new arrivals at No.14, released every Tuesday at 9am!