read stories that stand the test of time. 

PROVIDING an experience that goes beyond the ordinary

It reminded me that our work goes beyond simply taking pictures; it’s about creating timeless memories and capturing the essence of each family’s unique story. As time passes, these images become priceless treasures, preserving not only the faces but also the stories and experiences of those we hold dear. I have always had a special passion for photographing the elderly, especially in their homes—spaces that often haven’t changed in decades and hold a wealth of memories. These images serve as a bridge betwReen generations, connecting the past with the present and ensuring that precious memories are preserved for the future.


March 28, 2023

Family Legacy

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

2020 – what a year it’s been, and we still have two months left. Despite its challenges, I can confidently say that this year has brought some unique opportunities and experiences, especially in my photography journey. While it’s been my slowest year for newborn sessions, I’ve had the privilege of photographing more babies in the […]


November 2, 2020

Pandemic Baby

Pittburgh baby photographer

It’s hard to believe that this shoot is about 2 years old – time really does fly! I have zero excuses as to why I haven’t posted it sooner, but I did sit down many times to start, only to get sidetracked. Nevertheless, here we are finally sharing these beautiful images. This family has been […]

Families, Maternity, Newborn

July 29, 2020

A maternity shoot with all the elements

maternity photos water

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
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.