Client Lounge: Locations

It’s important to pick the perfect location to reflect your family’s style.

How to Pick the Perfect Location

Choose a location that fits your family’s personality.
Are you outdoorsy or do you relate with a more modern or urban landscape? Pick a location that will fit with the personality of your family. The location sets the stage for the vibe of your photos.


Consider how it will fit with the décor of your home.
Your photos are an investment and will likely adorn the walls of your home for years. Choose a location that will compliment and work well when hung in your home. Don’t forget to check what the space will look like in that specific season. Seasonal flowers are gorgeous but not realistic for the winter or early spring season. Be sure to consider what the space will look like during the time of year photos will be taken.


Pick a space that is meaningful to you in some way.
Do you have any places that carry a special sentiment in your family’s story? Do you have a special place you got engaged or married? Perhaps you want to include some views of the city?


Look for a space with variety and options for landscape and scenery.
Family photo sessions are designed to allow your family the time to enjoy your family while capturing some beautiful images. Be sure to pick a space that will give us the variety to explore so that we can maximize the session and create a beautiful spread of images.

Hartwood Acres | Hampton

Hartwood Acres Mansion offers a beautiful space with great variety with historic structures, a stone mansion and natural landscapes. The Hartwood garden is a popular destination with stunning flowers that bloom from May through October.

​Mansion, Cobblestone, Garden, Wooden Doors

​Sessions at Hartwood Acres

​*Full gallery examples available on request.

Mellon Park | Shadyside

Mellon Park is a very popular photo destination in Pittsburgh for all types of photos from families, seniors, wedding and more. It offers a ton of variety in short walking distance.

Iron gates, Flowers, Stone Structures, Brick Walls + Steps, Ivy Walls, Green Lawn

Sessions at Mellon Park​

*You can request full gallery examples.

Washington's Landing | Troy Hill

Positioned on the riverfront, this space offers some unique options with a beautiful curved stone staircase, colorful fall foliage, stone walls and unique glimpses of the city bridges.

River Rock Steps, View of River + Bridges, Stone Walls, Curved Staircase, Ivy Walls, Trees + Greenery

​Sessions at Washington’s Landing

​*You can request full gallery examples.

Fern Hollow | Sewickley

If you are looking for a more natural landscape, this space is perfect. With large open fields, tall grasses and some wooded pines, it’s a gorgeous space during golden hour.

​Open Fields, Tall Grass, Wooded Pines, Green Lawn, Wooden Benches, Grassy Trails

Sessions at Fern Hollow Nature Center

​*You can request full gallery examples.


There is nothing more sentimental than capturing memories where they happen the most — in your home. For a more natural and comfortable session, consider doing in-home photos. This is common for newborn sessions but a great option for family or maternity photos as well.​

Comfort of Home, Lifestyle Images, Year Round

​Sessions In-Home

​*You can request full gallery examples.

Custom Location

Is there a location that is sentimental and special for your family? Consider doing photos at this location. It will be a great way to customize your photo session. Think about places you got married or engaged, or perhaps somewhere you spend a lot of time as a family.

​Sentimental, Custom Photo Opportunities

​*You can request full gallery examples.

Phipps Conservatory | Oakland

Schenley Park and Phipps Conservatory offers a lot of variety with the beautiful Phipps building as the backdrop, beautiful landscaped lawn and some natural cobblestone streets.

​Flowers, Glass Building, Steps + Benches, Cobblestone, Grassy Lawn

​Sessions at Phipps Conservatory

​*You can request full gallery examples.

North Shore | Downtown

The North Shore offers some of the best options to capture the essence of the city. With access to the bridges, city backdrop and pretty river walk, the North Shore is a great option.

​Views of Downtown, Historic City Bridges, Riverfront, Tree-Lined Paths​

Sessions at the North Shore

​*You can request full gallery examples.

Altmeyer Park | Wexford

Altmeyer Park is a beautiful space located on 910, just minutes from 79 and 19. With some simple trails and a variety of greenery and wild grass, it’s the perfect space for family photos during golden hour.

Natural trails, greenery, wild flowers

Sessions at Altmeyer Park

​*You can request full gallery examples.

Succop Nature Park | Butler

Located north of Pittsburgh, Succop Nature Park offers a great space with lots of variety for family photos. The space features a large house with a lake and lots of natural scenery.

​White Brick House, Lake, Willow Tree, Wooden Fence Lined Trails, Pretty Fall Foliage

​Sessions at Succop Nature Park

​*You can request full gallery examples.

Simmons Farm | McMurray

If you love flowers, Simmons offers a beautiful backdrop with their wild flower fields. From mid-summer through the fall season, the flower fields are in full bloom and perfect for photo sessions.

*$100 Additional Charge and Tues/Thurs Only Mid-Summer through Early Fall​

Wild Flower Fields, Rolling Fields, Golden Hour

​Sessions at Simmons Farm​

*You can request full gallery examples.

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden | Oakdale

A popular destination for weddings and events, the botanic garden offers a stunning space with tons of variety from open fields, flower fields a beautiful lake and more.

*Additional location fee of $100 applies to this location.

​Flowers, Lake, Fields, Stone Walls, Gazebos

​Sessions at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

​*You can request full gallery examples.

Allegheny Commons | North Side

Located in the North Side, this park offers some unique variety for family photos with a city vibe while offering some views from downtown in the distance.

​Small Lake, Arched Bridges, Stone Walls, City Views

​Sessions at Allegheny Commons

​*You can request full gallery examples.

North Park | Allison Park

North Park is a vast space with lots of great options for whatever natural scenery you desire. With a beautiful, large lake and tons of trails – there are many options.

​Lake view, Wetlands Boardwalk, Fall Foliage, Grassy Trails

​Sessions at North Park

​*You can request full gallery examples.

Highland Park | Highland Park

Highland Park offers a pretty natural park with a beautiful courtyard area with water, flowers and benches. This space is easy to access and located near a playground for little ones.

​Water Fountain, Flowers, Benches, Trees

​Sessions at Highland Park

​*You can request full gallery examples.

Other Great Places to Consider

Pittsburgh offers so many beautiful spaces for capturing memorable and stunning photos. If you have a place in mind, I always love trying new spaces. Here are some other great places to consider.

West End Overlook
Steps of Mellon Institute
Heinz Chapel + Cathedral of Learning
Point State Park
Shenot Farm
Soergals Orchards
The Strip District
Tree Farms (November)

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