We have a NEW website and blog! | Bethel Park Newborn Photographer | Shaye Kennedy’s Studio

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At the beginning of 2014 we made a transition! (I can’t believe it’s already March?!) We moved our website and blog over to the Squarespace platform, and it has been amazing! I decided to make this change for the benefit of my viewers. Instead of my website and blog being separate like it was all of 2013, now you can view everything on one site! No need to click off, wait for it to load, etc. You can easily jump between tabs and view our website, portfolio, pricing, shop, blog, etc! I’m sad to be done posting on our first ever blog, but we have grown in talent and skill, and our website has too!😉

I hope you are as excited about the ease of the new site as we are! We invite you to come on over and check out our new website and recent work, www.shayekennedy.com – let us know what you think!

Warmly, Shaye Kennedy

Shaye Kennedy’s Studio specializes in Newborn Photography in the South Hills of Pittsburgh – [South Park, Bethel Park, Peters, Upper St. Clair, McMurray, Canonsburg, and surrounding areas]. For information on our photography services and to book your session, please contact our studio through email, phone, or our website contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Get to know our studio! Grab a cup of coffee and come check out our website! www.shayekennedy.com Email: info@shayekennedy.com Office: 412-650-8283

Sneak Peek of Newborn Marion | South Park Newborn Photographer | Shaye Kennedy’s Studio

Sneak peek update of our latest newborn session! Baby Marion was 6 days new at her session and a joy to photograph! I am so blessed to be chosen to share this moment with Ashley, Dustin, and big sister Jo! Merry Christmas all! More of this session to come in the new year!

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Shaye Kennedy’s Studio specializes in Newborn and Wedding Photography in the South Hills of Pittsburgh – [South Park, Bethel Park, Peters, Upper St. Clair, McMurray, Canonsburg, and surrounding areas]. For information on our photography services and to book your session, please contact our studio through email, phone, or our website contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Get to know our studio!
Grab a cup of coffee and come check out our website! www.shayekennedy.com
Email: info@shayekennedy.com
Office: 412-650-8283

Shaye Kennedy’s Studio | Newborn Photography | Pittsburgh, PA | 2013

Baby Rafael | Bethel Park Newborn Photographer | Shaye Kennedy’s Studio

I love this family. They are so so sweet and just full of positive energy and love. I met Anna and her family through a past client and we instantly clicked! From chatting about our careers, photographing her beautiful family, and even eating homemade Crepes after their lifestyle session complete with my first Nutella experience, I have honestly enjoyed every moment with this family! Anna is a freelance writer and has spent time teaching yoga. (yay for clients who love yoga too!) You can check out her website here: Anywhere but a Cubicle

Baby Rafael kept us all guessing with his arrival! He decided to stay in the womb past his due date and finally made his grand entrance into the world on October 12, 2013! He was 9 pounds and 22.5 inches long. Rafi’s big sister Leelah has loved him from day one and i’m thinking this family can’t even picture their life before this little man. He is every bit as sweet and precious as he looks… and he makes the cutest little baby noises ever!

Below are my favorites from Rafi’s studio session! Enjoy!

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Shaye Kennedy’s Studio specializes in Newborn and Wedding Photography in the South Hills of Pittsburgh – [South Park, Bethel Park, Peters, Upper St. Clair, McMurray, Canonsburg, and surrounding areas]. For information on our photography services and to book your session, please contact our studio through email, phone, or our website contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Get to know our studio!
Grab a cup of coffee and come check out our website! www.shayekennedy.com
Email: info@shayekennedy.com
Office: 412-650-8283

Shaye Kennedy’s Studio | Newborn Photography | Pittsburgh, PA | 2013

South Park Family Photographer | Shaye Kennedy’s Studio

I have to say it…. I am having SO MUCH fun with fall family photos!

Glad I got that off my chest😉

This family is so beautiful. I loved meeting this Mama, her husband, and her 2 sweet, playful boys! At time of booking, this Mama said something that I was so happy to hear. She let me know she was booking because she wanted to be IN photos with her 3 boys, and that she had a gorgeous white lace dress and was considering wearing it. I’m so glad that she did both. There is so much value in having photos of your whole family hanging in your home! And that’s a topic for another blog post I will have to write up, so stay tuned!

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Shaye Kennedy’s Studio specializes in Newborn and Wedding Photography in the South Hills of Pittsburgh – [South Park, Bethel Park, Peters, Upper St. Clair, McMurray, Canonsburg, and surrounding areas]. For information on our photography services and to book your session, please contact our studio through email, phone, or our website contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Get to know our studio!
Grab a cup of coffee and come check out our website! www.shayekennedy.com
Email: info@shayekennedy.com
Office: 412-650-8283

Shaye Kennedy’s Studio | Newborn Photography | Pittsburgh, PA | 2013

Waiting for Kaydence! | South Park Maternity Photographer | Shaye Kennedy’s Studio

I met Heather and Greg almost exactly a year ago. We had moved to Pittsburgh earlier in the year and as military spouses know, any orders you receive with the term “recruiting” in it is going to be a “different” experience compared to living on a base. The families are spread apart and it makes meeting other military spouses hard! I happened to meet Heather and Greg after the Marine Corps Ball last year, but I didn’t really know anything about them other than the basics of being another military family here in Pittsburgh and didn’t get back in touch with them until a few months ago.

Fast forward a year later and I’m so excited and honored to be chosen to be a part of their lives and journey into parenthood! They are expecting a beautiful baby girl in the beginning of February and I can already tell how much she is going to be loved! Kaydence is going to be so blessed to have these two as her Mommy and Daddy! You can just see the anticipation, love, and happiness these two share as they await her arrival!

Heather and Greg, Thank you so much for choosing me to create these memories with you! I’m looking forward to her newborn session and getting to know you both better!

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Shaye Kennedy’s Studio specializes in Newborn and Wedding Photography in the South Hills of Pittsburgh – [South Park, Bethel Park, Peters, Upper St. Clair, McMurray, Canonsburg, and surrounding areas]. For information on our photography services and to book your session, please contact our studio through email, phone, or our website contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Get to know our studio!
Grab a cup of coffee and come check out our website! www.shayekennedy.com
Email: info@shayekennedy.com
Office: 412-650-8283

Shaye Kennedy’s Studio | Newborn Photography | Pittsburgh, PA | 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Sperringer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Shaye Kennedy’s Studio

We first met Loni and Kurt back in February for their engagement session on Mt. Washington! They were so sweet and in love! Their wedding day was planned at a Lake House in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland – a place Loni used to visit as a child! The Mother of the Bride put so much love and time into the details of her daughters wedding day, from the table decor to the lemonade stand, it all turned out GORGEOUS! Both of these families are full of so much laughter and love, it was a blessing to be a part of it and witness the joining of these two families, and these two hearts that are so deeply in love for one another. We also enjoyed keeping up on the WVU football game. (We love us some football over here!)

Loni and Kurt, Congratulations on your marriage and thank you so much for choosing us to capture it! We wish you a beautiful life and hope to catch up and photograph you both again as your family grows!

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For more photos from this wedding day, please visit their custom client site here!

Shaye Kennedy’s Studio specializes in Newborn and Wedding Photography in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Our wedding photography services are available for Pittsburgh, PA, Erie, PA, and surrounding areas such as Ohio, New York, Maryland, New Jersey, and West Virginia. We are also available for travel to other states and destination weddings. For information on our wedding photography services and pricing, please contact us through phone, email, or our website contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

website: www.shayekennedy.com
Email: info@shayekennedy.com
Office: 412-650-8283

Arnold Family | Pittsburgh Family Photographer | Shaye Kennedy’s Studio

It was such a joy meeting the Arnold family! Tyler turned 9 months old and we celebrated his milestone with a fall family photo shoot! This little guy was so sweet. Full of smiles and giggles and really trying his best to start walking!

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Shaye Kennedy’s Studio specializes in Newborn and Wedding Photography in the South Hills of Pittsburgh – [South Park, Bethel Park, Peters, Upper St. Clair, McMurray, Canonsburg, and surrounding areas]. For information on our photography services and to book your session, please contact our studio through email, phone, or our website contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Get to know our studio! Grab a cup of coffee and come check out our website! www.shayekennedy.com
Email: info@shayekennedy.com
Office: 412-650-8283

Shaye Kennedy’s Studio | Newborn Photography | Pittsburgh, PA | 2013

Puppy Mischief | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer | Shaye Kennedy’s Studio

Oh goodness. So if you saw my Facebook post earlier you probably expected this post to come. If not, here’s what it said: “At this point, I’m starting to feel like I could write a book about labs and it would be better than ‘Marley and Me’!”

Currently I have one lab who is walking with a limp and going to the vet tomorrow, and the other is being a destructive little puppy!

Here is an overview of our last few days:

– I seriously just rested my head down on the pillow to fall asleep for another hour or so before starting my day (it is approximately 7am at this point) and just as I drift into that peaceful sleep I hear  *Crash-Bang-yelp-meow-woof-shatter* followed by complete silence. Somehow, Mila managed to flip an entire dresser over onto the hardwood floor. The super pretty mint dresser we refinished. This thing isn’t light.

– Next, she managed to chew cable wires apart in our living room AND the lamp wire. Who needs cable and a light source? Not the Kennedy family apparently.

– Then, I come home from my chiropractor appointment and she excitedly greets me at the door… with a glass shot glass in her mouth that she managed to dig out of a box inside of a closet.

Cute, isn’t she?

So we completed her mischief with a quick photo shoot before the rain poured down.

I think her face says it all😉

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Shaye Kennedy’s Studio specializes in Newborn and Wedding Photography in the South Hills of Pittsburgh – [South Park, Bethel Park, Peters, Upper St. Clair, McMurray, Canonsburg, and surrounding areas]. For information on our photography services and to book your session, please contact our studio through email, phone, or our website contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Get to know our studio! Grab a cup of coffee and come check out our website! www.shayekennedy.com
Email: info@shayekennedy.com
Office: 412-650-8283

Shaye Kennedy’s Studio | Newborn Photography | Pittsburgh, PA | 2013

Your Child is Perfect | Pittsburgh Family Photographer | Shaye Kennedy’s Studio

Over the past week, we were traveling to and from Florida and I thought it was a perfect time to catch up on some photography magazines that had been laying around. In the May/June issue of  “Click” I was reading over the article “Baby Love”, an interview with newborn photographer Kristen Cook. You can find their respective sites here: Click and Kristen Cook

There is a quote from Kristen that has been sticking in my mind for days! Seriously, I can’t shake it, I need to chat with you all about it! She says, “Your baby is doing absolutely everything that your baby should be doing right here in this moment.” And this couldn’t be any more true!

I have noticed a small trend, and I think it’s something that Mom and Dad may be slightly anxious about when scheduling a photo session. This trend is the worry that their child is not going to “perform” well during their photo session. That they may not listen, maybe they’ll cry, maybe they’ll refuse to smile. Maybe they’ll refuse nap time that day and everything will turn into a struggle. I want to touch on this subject and re-wrork this idea! I can’t speak for any other photography studio, but when choosing myself and my husband to photograph your family, we have NO preconceived idea of what this session is going to entail. We are on baby’s time. And as a photographer who photographs children typically around ages newborn to four years old, I look forward to this! I love meeting you and your family and photographing what makes your world go round. I will never force your child to smile. I will never make them pose a specific way. I will never get frustrated with them for running around and letting all their energy out. I will never think your child is anything but perfect. What I will do is ask your family to interact, to play together, to share hugs and kisses, and sweet words of encouragement. And I will photograph this magical moment that is so fleeting and precious. The ones you won’t want to forget when your baby is grown!

For this month’s 10 on 10 project I attached some beautiful photos of children in all their love-filled, free spirited, simply magical moments!

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Please follow this link over to my friend Vanessa’s 10 on 10 Project! She is located south of us in the Outer Banks!

Click here for the next 10 on 10 project in our blog circle!

Shaye Kennedy’s Studio specializes in Newborn and Wedding Photography in the South Hills of Pittsburgh – [South Park, Bethel Park, Peters, Upper St. Clair, McMurray, Canonsburg, and surrounding areas]. For information on our photography services and to book your session, please contact our studio through email, phone, or our website contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Get to know our studio! Grab a cup of coffee and come check out our website! www.shayekennedy.com
Email: info@shayekennedy.com
Office: 412-650-8283

Shaye Kennedy’s Studio | Newborn Photography | Pittsburgh, PA | 2013

The Thomas Family | Pittsburgh Family Photographer | Shaye Kennedy’s Studio

It was the first day of fall and our first fall mini session for the year! And what a great family and session to start off with! My husband and I had so much fun meeting the Thomas family and their sweet-as could-be daughter Kendall. We played for a good hour as the sun dropped down and the golden light poured into our session.  The Thomas family is preparing to meet their baby boy in the next few months and I couldn’t help but notice how filled with love they are for each other and the phase of life they are in. It was truly a blessing meeting this family!

Below are our favorite images from this session! We hope you enjoy!

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Shaye Kennedy’s Studio specializes in Newborn and Wedding Photography in the South Hills of Pittsburgh – [South Park, Bethel Park, Peters, Upper St. Clair, McMurray, Canonsburg, and surrounding areas]. For information on our photography services and to book your session, please contact our studio through email, phone, or our website contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Get to know our studio! Grab a cup of coffee and come check out our website!  www.shayekennedy.com
Email: info@shayekennedy.com
Office: 412-650-8283

Shaye Kennedy’s Studio | Newborn Photography | Pittsburgh, PA | 2013