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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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Mingo Creek County Park Photography Sessions Schedule

May 15th, 2015 , Posted in Uncategorized by Pam

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Lake Keowee Senior Photos | High School Portraits in the Upstate

May 15th, 2015 , Posted in High School Senior Portraits, Lake Keowee SC Photographer by Pam

It’s time for high school portraits for rising seniors! Lake Keowee senior photos are beyond special…we live in SUCH a beautiful area, and I love taking advantage of all that it has to offer. Because I live right on the lake, it’s easy for me to access the most beautiful spots and harness the most beautiful light to create stunning images that go FAR beyond typical senior pictures. Forget the prop-crazy and fake stuff you see on Pinterest that everyone thinks is so “cool” but has actually been done. to. death. Stop with the “blowing glitter from your hands” pose, the holding up of chalkboard signs, the “wet look” stuff, etc. etc.

THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER!
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This is just a peek at the many images that I have been editing for those in the class of 2016.  I work hard to make sure that my images reflect the personality of the senior that I am photographing, and that they aren’t overly “sexy” or over-processed. I also take a lot of time posing them carefully so that their smiles aren’t forced and they don’t look stiff or uncomfortable. I see so many images on Facebook that don’t have any sort of connection in the picture…for instance a teen standing on a bridge, who doesn’t look like he knows what to do with his hands. Or a girl leaning awkwardly against a brick wall, with her head at an odd angle. Or an image where the eye sockets are dark and you can’t see the color and catch-lights in their eyes.

If you are looking for a senior photographer who will capture YOUR daughter or son in clean, timeless images that show their natural beauty and good looks, give me a call at 724-986-2625 and we can chat. I happily photograph seniors from Seneca High School, D.W. Daniel High School, Pickens High School, Walhalla High School, West Oak High School, and many others in the Upstate.

 

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Furman University Photographer Greenville SC Graduation

May 12th, 2015 , Posted in Clemson SC Photographer, College & Graduation Portraits, Greenville SC Photographer, Uncategorized by Pam

Sometimes the best part of college is not just what you learned, but the firm friendships that you made there and that you KNOW will just last forever. These girls fall into that category. They met during their freshman year, in the same dorm, and just…clicked. They grew even closer during their four years at Furman University.  Now that graduation is here, they wanted to make sure that they had more than just iphone pics of their special relationship. I met them on Furman’s beautiful campus just a week before graduation day. We did some fun shots at the places that meant the most to them: the building where they all met, the mall and fountain, the Furman sign, and the lake and bell tower. The images turned out to be as awesome and gorgeous as these girls are, and I’m so glad that they have beautiful professional images that celebrate everything that they’ve gone through to get here…and will be a beautiful reminder to them as they go out into the world. They deserve nothing less!

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I just know that these eight confident and smart young women are going to stay lifelong friends, just as I know that they are going to make a difference in the lives of many others. Congratulations to all!

If you are looking for a Furman University photographer to capture professional, exceptional photos of your college experience, give me a call at 724-986-2625 or email me for more information! I am also VERY near Clemson University and Anderson University and easily available for graduation portraits there as well! These will likely be the last professional images that you will have before your wedding, so make sure that you choose quality. I have packages available for every budget.

 

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Clemson SC Portrait Photographer | Parents Portraits

May 11th, 2015 , Posted in Clemson SC Photographer by Pam

This couple are the proud parent of NINE children. NINE. I have always admired how (seemingly) easy they made it look, although I know that it certainly wasn’t, because parenting is never easy no matter how many children you have. Their kids are mostly grown now with families of their own, but I think they look FANTASTIC…such fun and energetic grandparents! But one thing they didn’t have was professional, recent pictures of just the two of them. As a couple. Usually they are surrounded by children and grandchildren, and there are plenty of shots of all of them, but none of the two that started it all by falling in love and staying there!

Their kids really wanted them to do a short session with me, and convinced them (with maybe a little guilt trip mildly applied…) that it would mean a lot to have these pictures to treasure always. And I am SO GLAD THEY DID! Here’s my favorite:

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This is the kind of photo that should be showing up on Facebook for Mother’s and Father’s Day instead of the blurry, poorly lit snapshots that most people have. Your parents deserve to be in portraits that flatter them, and that you will love forever! If you are looking for a Clemson SC portrait photographer to gift your parents with a session, call me to schedule a session today.

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Clemson SC High School Senior Portraits | Tiana

April 30th, 2015 , Posted in Clemson SC Photographer, Fort Cherry High School Senior photographer, High School Senior Portraits, Lake Keowee SC Photographer, Uncategorized by Pam

Tiana came all the way from Pennsylvania with her family so that I could do her senior portraits, just like her sister Cherise a few years ago. We had to work around the rain, but for the most part we were blessed with blue skies and sun. I used to shake in my shoes when working in full sun, because it takes so much more attention to detail as far as exposure, finding the right light, and posing. When I lived in PA, sunny days were rare. Once I moved to South Carolina though, I had to step up to the plate quickly and learn how to shoot regardless of the sun. Now I just LOVE it! I feel that my images are so much more vibrant when I can use the sun, especially for backlighting.

I shot these images in nearby Seneca SC and around my home in Keowee Key, as well as on the shores of Lake Keowee. I love the different looks that we were able to get and the wardrobe choices that Tiana made. The long black dress was a last minute addition that was my idea – I wanted to have that look on the beach with the lake in the background. A little off camera flash made it happen!

I’m super sensitive to appropriate posing with senior girls. Their beauty is natural and effortless, and my goal is to capture that.

I WILL NOT do any sort of “super-model sexy” poses, or “wet-look” highly styled sessions. I am happy to refer you to photographers who will do them, though, if that is what you had in mind.

I had so many great shots of Tiana, and it got me excited for the coming Senior Picture season! Check out the slideshow of her images (or watch it larger here on YouTube). If you or someone you know needs Clemson SC High School Senior Portraits, or actually senior pictures anywhere in the upstate area or in southwestern PA like Peters Township, Upper Saint Clair, Mt Lebanon, South Fayette, Trinity, or McGuffey, take a look! If you think we are a good fit, give me a call so that I can answer your questions. I only take a limited number of seniors each year, since they are so time-intensive, but they truly are one of my most favorite types of sessions!

 

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