Family Session at Phipps Conservatory & Schenley Park – Pittsburgh Pet Photographer

“My husband adopted Hugo from the Animal Rescue League. Hugo was only (we guessed) seven-months-old,” says Malarie. “He was found as a stray. He was such a kind and loving dog right from the beginning. It [didn’t] take much for him to win our hearts!”

When Malarie and I talked during her pre-session phone consultation, she mentioned several portraits that she’d love to have, namely a couple of Hugo and the couple’s daughter, Ella, together and some of the four of them, adding “Posed is good, but I really like candid shots.”

candid family portraits on stairs at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh

Isn’t it crazy to think that these next two portraits were taken on an overcast day…in October?! They have that light and airy summer feel that radiates happiness as much as Hugo and Ella! Just look at Ella’s baby blues!

beautiful pit bull among purple flowers at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh

Speaking of candid, get a load of the final two shots of the afternoon! Pit bull kisses all around! Malarie had just told me how she’d love to get a photo of Hugo kissing Ella, but realized that it would probably be impossible to get. Then–out of nowhere as if he heard her–Hugo laid a big wet one right on Ella’s face. Seriously, I couldn’t have planned this if I tried!

pit bull kissing little girl at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh

Malarie and Trent, I appreciate you braving the cold to capture these sweet and fleeting family memories! I know you’re going to treasure these moments as Hugo and Ella grow older and I can’t wait to see how you choose to display them in your home.


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