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PROVIDING an experience that goes beyond the ordinary

Hello there! I’ve been itching to share something that’s been on my mind for quite some time now. Since 2011, when I embarked on my photography journey here in Pittsburgh, I’ve had the incredible privilege of capturing the moments of hundreds of families. Each family handpicked me because they felt that my art resonated with […]

Families, Maternity, Newborn

September 29, 2021

Close to my Heart

Pittsburgh newborn and Maternity photos

As I recently went to share an outdoor family session blog post for a potential client, I realized it’s been too long since I’ve highlighted the beauty of an outdoor on-location session. While I’ve been eager for Pittsburgh to embrace the idea of shooting at people’s homes, I’ve inadvertently neglected to showcase the magic of […]


February 24, 2021

An Outdoor Family Session

Covid outdoor photography family session

As I reflect on entering my 9th year in business, I can’t help but feel nostalgic and grateful. It’s hard to believe that a dream I had over 10 years ago has become a reality, and I’ve been blessed to photograph countless amazing families, babies, and children in Pittsburgh and beyond. As I embark on […]

Families, Maternity, Newborn

February 4, 2020

feeling nostalgic

Maternity Photography pittsburgh

I first crossed paths with Cara around 1996 or 1997, shortly after I graduated from high school. We both worked at a local restaurant while attending college, and from the moment we met, we hit it off. Despite the passage of time, we’ve managed to stay in touch over the years, whether it’s bumping into […]


September 24, 2019

the story of them

upper saint clair family Photographer

This session marked one of the final shoots I undertook before the end of summer. The family traveled over two hours, while I journeyed an hour away, to rendezvous at a stunning location by the water. What a picturesque setting it was! During the session, I had the pleasure of chatting with the mom, who […]


November 10, 2015

The End of Summer

Newborn and Maternity photographers Pittsburgh

I wanted to reminisce about one of those unforgettable summer nights we spent at Virginia Beach. The water felt like warm bathwater, and the sky put on a breathtaking show as we watched the most beautiful sunset while my kids frolicked freely in the open waters. It was pure magic, and even now, it brings […]


September 14, 2015


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blu hippo photography is a lifestyle, maternity, newborn, family, and senior photographer in the Pittsburgh area.

blu hippo photography is a family, senior and lifestyle in the Pittsburgh area.