You guys! I’m so excited to share these 2020 fall mini sessions at Mellon Park with you. These days are often so long, yet so rewarding. And honestly they are so much fun that it never even feels like work!  This years minis were filled with beautiful couples, growing families, puppy paws, and so much […]


November 23, 2020

Fall Mini Sessions at Mellon Park

Family of five posing in front of Mellon Park gate

It’s that time of year again! In honor of my fall mini sessions at Mellon Park taking place this upcoming weekend, I couldn’t resist sharing these fun photos from the mini sessions last year.  I love these sessions for so many reasons. Often times it’s a great way to reconnect with past clients and see […]


October 16, 2020

Fall Mini Sessions at Mellon Park

Family portrait with Pittsburgh photographer Lauren Renee

This beautiful Family Session at the Walled Garden at Mellon Park was shot all on film and is really special, as it was also at my favorite location in the city! Sheena and I have worked together in the past, so seeing her again and getting to meet her family was such an honor. I […]


August 28, 2018

Pittsburgh Family Session at The Walled Garden

Mom and Dad kissing and tickling baby boy during Family Session at The Walled Garden

This in-home lifestyle family session was a dream!! The Wedner’s beautiful home was the perfect backdrop for their family photos, and the light coming into their bedroom was truly magical. Little Lily has grown up so fast, and I can’t believe that she is already 1-year old! Not to mention she is a cutie and […]


June 26, 2017

In-Home Lifestyle Family Session

Portrait of baby on a bed in white dress with gold bow

I was so happy to capture this family photography session at Hartwood Acres Pittsburgh. Lately, I have not been able to take on many family photography sessions due to my heavy wedding workload this year. So, when the Williams family came to me needing photos for their holiday cards, it was perfect timing! I had just […]


December 8, 2016

Family Photography Session at Hartwood Acres Pittsburgh

Family Photography Session Hartwood Acres

What a beautiful family photography session on Washington’s Landing! I absolutely adore this family, and was so happy when they asked me to photograph their portraits again! Especially, now that they have added another gorgeous little princess! The girls were absolutely adorable and they had the best smiles as they posed for photo after photo. I […]


July 29, 2016

Family Photography Session on Washington’s Landing

Pittsburgh Family Photographer Lauren Renee

This family photography session at Mellon Park was an honor to capture. When Jenni contacted me about setting up her portrait session, I was so humbled that she chose me to create these memories for her and her family. Jenni is not only an extremely talented photographer, she is also a great friend and an […]


July 15, 2016

Family Photography Session at Mellon Park

Fine Art Family Photography Mellon Park

This family photography session in Oakland makes my heart sing! I absolutely loved working with the Gorecki Family! They could not look more beautiful and their kids were just the sweetest to photograph. I love that they went with neutral colors and having the iconic Cathedral of Learning in the background set the scene perfectly. […]


May 29, 2016

Family Photography Session in Oakland

Family Photography Session Pittsburgh

I adore this Frick Park Family Portraits Session! I could not think of a better way to spend the afternoon than with this family! Baby Milo was all smiles throughout the session. He really is so loved and adored by his entire family – from Bubby and Zaidy, to Aunt Bini and Uncle Ben – […]


January 22, 2016

Frick Park Family Portraits in Pittsburgh

Family Portrait Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, Lauren Renee Designs

Such an amazing Hartwood Acres family session! What else can I say about this family other than they were everything and so much more! Seriously, not only is this family unbelievably cute, but the kids were nothing but AMAZING during our entire session! This brother-sister duo reminded me of my brother and how close we are […]


December 18, 2015

Hartwood Acres Family Session

Family-Portrait-Lifestyle-Photography-Fine Art-Pittsburgh-Lauren Renee Designs