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Hi there! My name is Pam Nafziger, and I'm an on-location children's and family custom portrait photographer from southwestern Pennsylvania who relocated to the Lake Keowee area of South Carolina (but continues to do sessions in Washington & Allegheny Counties back in PA). I started Casual Moments Photography in 2004.

I specialize in helping you to get that photo session of your family that you've always wanted, but never quite scheduled because you were a little intimidated by all of the details. I help you every step of the way, from scheduling it for a time that works the best for you, to help with what to wear, to a casual stress-free session despite having unpredictable kids, to certainty that I will pose you in the most flattering ways so that you will LOVE your images!

I do sessions at my home on the lake, but I do on-location work anywhere in the upstate area including Clemson, Anderson, Greenville, and as far north as the Highlands and Cashiers areas of NC. I make frequent trips back to Pennsylvania near McMurray PA and to the Olney MD area (where my children live) for clients.

My style is clean classic outdoor casual portraiture, with true color and the focus on the eyes. Although I love Pinterest, I believe that professional portraiture should look timeless and upscale, not homemade.

To see examples of my work, click on the PORTFOLIO link on the menu bar above. If you like what you see and want to know more about what I offer, click on DETAILS. If you have any questions or wish to schedule a session, contact me any way that works for you - I would love to talk with you!

Contact Info:
Pam Nafziger
6 Shiplight Ct
Salem, SC 29676 (on Lake Keowee, near Clemson SC)
pamnafziger@gmail.com
724-986-2625

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Washington PA Family Photographer | Saying it with pictures

November 18th, 2014 , Posted in Family photography, Mommy & Me portraits, South Carolina Family Photographer, Washington PA photographer by Pam

I made this slideshow to try to express exactly what it is that I strive for in my sessions and why….I hope you enjoy it, and I hope it inspires you to get photographed with your kids!

You can rest assured that I understand how it can be uncomfortable to be photographed and that I will use all of my experience to make it as easy as it can be! I will take you through the process step by step, and I promise you that you will love your images. Call me at 724-986-2625 or email me at pamnafziger@gmail.com so that we can chat!

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Venetia PA photography | Mother’s Day and men

April 22nd, 2015 , Posted in Family photography, Lake Norman NC photography, Mommy & Me portraits, Venetia PA photographer by Pam

I want to share a little bit of insight with my friends and clients who are husbands and fathers, and more pointedly, those who love women who are mothers.

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Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that are slightly awkward because of the uncertainty of who exactly we are celebrating. Mothers, of course. But WHO should be celebrating WHOM? Obviously, children celebrating their moms is the first thing that comes to mind and was the original intent. But then it gets kinda sticky, because the marketing and advertising machines have latched onto Mother’s Day with a vengeance.

Like prom-posals and gender-reveal parties, the expectations of Mother’s Day have been spiraling ever upward. It used to be that a simple handmade card scribbled in crayon from a child would do.  Often grown children got together and took Mom out to brunch. But somehow, expectations started shifting to husbands to provide a gift or dinner or a day out for their wives. I remember when my husband started to realize this, and he was a little dazed and confused…”What? I thought I was supposed to send a card to my mother?” Sigh.

But instead of being confused, and maybe feeling like an unsuspecting victim of a Hallmark holiday, you could use this day in a way that would really mean the world to your wife, and it’s very simple. Think of the three Rs.

RECOGNIZE that the job of motherhood is her top priority; REALIZE how much of herself that she pours into this role because it is so important to her; and REINFORCE that she is doing a superb job, because she questions herself every day if she is doing it right.

There is nothing better than being told what a great job you are doing – especially when the job is simultaneously your greatest challenge, your greatest joy, and your greatest source of self doubt.

You are probably very good at telling her that she’s beautiful, or that she looks hot in that dress when you go out. You are probably good at telling her that she’s a good cook. She loves to hear those things, of course, but she knows that looks or outfits are relatively easy to pull together with a good stylist and a credit card. What she really needs to hear is how she’s doing at the thing that matters MOST to her – raising her children to reach their full potential as happy, productive adults.

So this Mother’s Day, remember the three Rs and tell her how much you love what a great mom she is. It will mean more to her than anything, and she will LOVE you for understanding!

 

 

 

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Clemson SC family photography | Mother’s Day gifts

April 20th, 2015 , Posted in Clemson SC Photographer, Mommy & Me portraits, Photographer Seneca SC, South Carolina Family & Children's Photographer by Pam

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Call 724-986-2625 or email me to reserve your spot! Short, easy, beautiful stress free mini sessions will give you the images that you’ve always meant to get done. I can do sessions in Clemson or at my home on Lake Keowee, and I promise you that you will LOVE the results! I specialize in relationship photography between parents and their children, or grandparents and their grandchildren. Capturing beautiful closeups in a natural outdoor casual setting is my favorite kind of photography! I cover Pickens, Anderson, and Seneca SC areas as well.

 

 

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family photographer in Great Falls VA 22066 | childhood portraits

April 6th, 2015 , Posted in Family photography, Great Falls VA photographer by Pam

I love portraits that capture a shy smile and beautiful eyes in a small child…just like this one. I never stop a session until I get it! I want to make sure that those gorgeous baby blues are captured forever. I think this is one of the most important differences between professional photos and snapshots.

Do YOU have photos of YOUR children that show off the color and sparkle of their eyes?

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If you are looking for a family photographer in Great Falls VA 22066 or the nearby area, please check out the DETAILS section at the top of this page. I can help you get images of your family that you will love, conveniently at your home or a nearby park, at a time that works for you. Easy, casual, real, and beautiful at an affordable price! Call me at 724-986-2625 and we can chat. I am happy to help you in any way that I can and answer all of your questions!

 

 

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Heart of My Heart mini session dates announced!

April 2nd, 2015 , Posted in Mingo Creek County Park photography, Mommy & Me portraits, Pictures with grandparents by Pam

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Pickens SC photographer | What a real session album looks like

March 25th, 2015 , Posted in Children's photography, Daddy and me portraits, Family photography, Outdoor natural light photography, Pickens SC photographer by Pam

My most popular photography product is also my very favorite, and actually the reason that I keep at this business. It’s the session album –  and it is absolutely breathtaking.

What makes it so special?

Well, it contains all of the proofed images from your session, at least thirty. And even though each individual image is beautiful alone, TOGETHER all of the images tell so much more of your story. It’s why I photograph so many different poses and groupings.

Another reason is that it is a great way to preserve your memories. So many people INTEND to put their images in an album or scrapbook, or design their own album, but never have the time to do it. My albums are heirloom quality and designed to last, so your grandchildren will be able to enjoy them. They have thick, sturdy pages with no gutter in the middle and your choice of a beautiful leather or canvas cover. They are SO MUCH NICER than a consumer Shutterfly book, heavy and high end.

I have clients who come to me every year and get an album to add to their collection. They are thrilled to have a top quality product that is not only beautiful to look at, but is a treasured record of beautiful images that captures who they were at that time in their lives. Imagine – a set of gorgeous photo albums that makes sure your memories are safe and organized by year, and can be handed down to your children!

I bring one to every session, so that you can see and feel it. I’m going to share one of the designs from a family session here, so that you can get an idea of how the layout flows…but I promise you, the computer screen DOES NOT do it justice. The colors, sharpness, and detail of the actual printed pages of the album are amazing!

 

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If you would love to have a beautiful album like this of YOUR family, call  me at 724-986-2625 or email me to schedule a session!

Pickens SC photographer, also doing sessions anywhere in the Upstate area including Clemson SC and Greenville SC. I also travel frequently back to southwestern PA to do photography sessions near Presto PA, Cecil PA, and Bridgeville PA.

 

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