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PROVIDING an experience that goes beyond the ordinary

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

Have I mentioned how much I love Pittsburgh? Have I mentioned how much I love the part of my job when clients trust me to capture them just completely loving on each other? I do, I REALLY do. When I get discouraged aboout how difficult it is to run a business on your own, I […]


May 23, 2018

A Perfect Pittsburgh Night

Pittsburgh Photography sessions for family

For those of you who aren’t photographers, feel free to skip ahead to the pictures – I promise they’re worth it! But for those interested, here’s a quick rundown of what you’re about to see. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this client several times over the last 6 years, starting with big brother when […]


March 8, 2018

What’s the worst thing you can do for SEO?

Documentary Family Photographer

I had debated on blogging this session 3 seperate times for the 3 different sessions we had but I thought I might wait until the full year had passed so you the viewer can see the value of what documenting the first year looks like. A few years ago I had clients asking me if […]

Families, Newborn

September 19, 2017

A Full Year

baby photography in Pittsburgh

It is the middle of summer and I just moved. I don’t handle stress well so needless to say….I am doing what I need to do with my business (client relations, shooting and editing) and not much more. As I sit here taking a break from the chaos that is my house, I’m thinking about […]


July 17, 2017

Home is where the Heart is.

Photography in home family
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.