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Siblings in Mellon Park | Pittsburgh Children Photographer

August 20, 2017  •  1 Comment

Children sitting on cobblestone at Mellon Park  | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

Children in Mellon Park, Pittsburgh

I photographed an adorable young family in Mellon Park, while my husband took our kids to play in the playground across the street. On our way out the door I asked the kids to grab something to wear in case we had time to snap a few photos of them. Their outfit choices reflect their personality. My son grabbed his favorite Cat and Jack jeans. My daughters grabbed a Matilda Jane dress and a rose gold toile dress. I try to have one pair of shoes that are photogenic for each of them to wear each year. Today they wore sandals, clogs and tennis shoes. We had a lot of fun and I thought I'd share some with you.

Children sitting on cobblestone at Mellon Park laughing  | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

Mellon Park is becoming one of my favorite locations to have photo sessions. I love the cobblestone, gates, walls, fountain and flowers. Children sitting on cobblestone at Mellon Park having fun  | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Family Photographer Children kissing on cobblestone at Mellon Park  | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

My children and I called out ideas for the photos. It was fun seeing them direct each other! My children gave each other clever ideas for fun poses and called out silly nonsense to get each other to laugh! 

Photo of a child smiling at  Mellon Park  | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Family Photographer Photo of a child smiling in a beautiful pink dress  at  Mellon Park  | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Family Photographer Photo of a child jumping  at  Mellon Park  | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Family Photographer Photo of a child pose at  Mellon Park  | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Family Photographer

I can't remember who's idea it was for our youngest child to do "the dab," but I think she pulled it off perfectly! (spoken like a true mother!)

Photo of a child dancing  at  Mellon Park  | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Family Photographer Photo of a child jumping in Matilda Jane dress  at  Mellon Park  | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Family Photographer Photo of a child smiling at in Matilda Jane Dress at  Mellon Park  | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Child Photographer

This was in response to "Hey, you should curtsey like a royal princess!"

Photo of a child curtsying in Matilda Jane Dress at  Mellon Park  | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Child Photographer

After our time on the cobblestone way, we stopped to rest and cool off at the beautiful fountain in the center of the walled garden.

Children sitting near a fountain in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer Children kissing their sister near a fountain in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer Children splashing their feet in  a fountain in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer

When photographing bigger kids I love to offer them a stage and give them their own creative leeway. 

Children playing  in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer Sister posing for a photo  in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer Teen girl pose  in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer teen pose idea  in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer Teen girl dancing  in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer Little girl dancing  in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer little girl posing  in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer Children having fun  in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer Sisters sitting  in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer

After I felt we nailed the photo session, my children continued to come up with more and more ideas! What a treat for a mother that's a photographer!

A boy pose in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer Unique photo of a boy  in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer Children sitting and smiling  in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer Teen girl dancing on a wall  in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer Children laughing and having fun  in Mellon Park | Laura Mares Photography | Pittsburgh Children Photographer


Laura Mares is an experienced photographer specializing in capturing timeless family keepsakes. Laura works on location and in her fully equipped home studio, located in Mt. Lebanon, eight miles south of Pittsburgh, PA. Laura’s style is creative, natural, and timeless. Would you like beautiful portraits of your newborn baby, to update your child and family portraits or to document a milestone in your life such as a wedding, graduation, birthday or reunion? If you are interested in high quality, timeless photographs, book your session today, call (412) 654-3367 or email laura.mares@me.com. To view a wide range of gorgeous portraits and to get great tips, advice and beautiful inspiration follow us on Instagram and Facebook.


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Barbara(non-registered)
Adorable children. Beautiful photography. Thanks for sharing!
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