Spreading the Love – Porter Loves Photography

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Valentine’s Day isn’t the be all and end all of expressing love, but because we typically publish new posts on Tuesdays and that fateful day is a Tuesday as well, we’re rolling with it. It should come as no surprise that we take love seriously- it’s part of our business name. We love each other, our dogs, our families, the amazing clients we get to work with, and the opportunities we have to give back to our community.

So today we’re sharing a compilation of some of our favorite photos that we think typify what love is all about!

Contact us today to capture the love in your life.

Get Your Professional Headshot at Whetstone Workgroup

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A headshot is something you never think you need until you needed it yesterday. In almost every professional field, a quality professional headshot is a useful tool to have in your arsenal. Whether it’s for your website, a conference where you’ll speak, or somewhere your work might be published, the need for that headshot always comes up sooner or later.

That’s why we’re partnering with Whetstone Workgroup to offer short, low-cost professional headshot sessions. Whetstone Workgroup offers a pay-what-you-can co-working space as well as numerous supportive trainings and services to help freelancers keep their skills sharp. While this focuses heavily on supporting freelancers, these headshot sessions are open to anyone.

February 28, 10am-4:30pm

Whetstone Workgroup
2310 Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

How much?
$75 includes a 20-minute session and digital delivery of finished photograph

Sign me up!
Sign up for your time slot with your name and email here. Payment will be collected on site when you arrive. Cash, check, or major credit card will be accepted.

Note: While some variation appears in the sample headshots shared below, the sessions at Whetstone will focus on more traditional, solid background shots. If you are looking for something that’s more unique (perhaps in your office or studio environment), please contact us to set up a custom session for you!

Family is Family – Pittsburgh Family Portrait Photographer

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Pittsburgh Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center is an agency of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Pittsburgh. It is officially recognized to provide immigration services for individuals and families with limited financial resources. Resettlement services, immigration services, naturalization services as well as services to those who have been granted asylum are provided.

We are a two self-employment household so money can be tight at times, especially as we strive to keep our prices accessible to our clients. But we want to do all we can to support efforts that help oppressed people. Therefore, until the ban on refugees is rescinded fully, we will be donating 10% of the proceeds from every single family session we shoot to the Pittsburgh Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center.

Furthermore, for those that don’t know, we both come from artistic backgrounds and have launched a Society6 shop featuring prints and products of our artwork. 50% of the proceeds from sales in this store will be donated to the ACLU. Keep us in mind for future gift giving needs or simply a little something for yourself.

Uncle Joe’s 80th Birthday Party- Sewickley Family Event Photographer

We know a fair amount of people who don’t think about hiring a photographer for an event unless it’s a fancy party. But sometimes even the most casual family gathering can benefit from a professional photographer. You’re having a party for a reason- it stands to reason that you might want to remember it. And hiring a pro means that’s one more thing you don’t have to worry about on top of the food, the guests, taking out the trash, and oh yeah- having fun. We were recently reminded of this when we received some kind words from a woman who hired us to capture a surprise 80th birthday party for Joe. There were several generations in attendance from various branches of extended family, and as you can see, they had a lot of fun!

Wanted to take a quick minute to thank you again for coming and photographing at our party. Everyone said that it was a good idea to have a photographer there because we were all so caught up in talking and such that we never snapped a single picture ourselves. Thanks again!