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)

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McMurray PA family photographer | Pictures with Grandparents

October 7th, 2014 , Posted in Extended Family Photography, Family photography, McMurray PA photographer, Pictures with grandparents by Pam

As a grandparent myself, I know firsthand the joy and love that my grandchildren bring to my life. I want the best for them of course, and really want them to know how much they mean to me. It’s pretty easy now to just smother them with hugs and kisses, but I know the day is coming when they will be more excited to hang out with their friends than me.

And I also know that time will pass, and before I know it they will be adults.

I know that I was very blessed to have my grandparents in my life, and I only appreciated them more as I grew into an adult and had children and then grandchildren of my own. I have a few precious pictures of me as a child with my grandparents, but they are faded snapshots. I really wish I had more, and had better ones.

My friend Robin was incredibly lucky to be able to schedule her annual photo session while her parents were in town visiting them, so I was able to capture some very special moments for their family. I just LOVE how precious these images are of their little girls snuggling up with their grandparents!

If you would like to have images like these of YOUR children with their grandparents, give me a call at 724-986-2625 or email me at pamnafziger@gmail.com. I would be happy to talk with you about it and answer any questions you might have!
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Westminster SC & Pendleton SC photographer | kids portraits

September 5th, 2014 , Posted in Children's photography, Pendleton SC photography, SC Portrait Photographer, South Carolina Children's Photographer by Pam

My grandchildren, I’m afraid, suffer from “photographer’s kid syndrome”. That’s a childhood disorder that is caused by moms & grandmothers (who happen to be professional photographers) having a camera trained on them from the moment of their first breath. My grand kids universally balked when they saw me break out the pro camera during their toddler and preschool years. But now that they are older it is much easier to get their cooperation, at least for short periods. Part of it is that I have relaxed my expectations, and part of it is that I carefully prepare everything BEFORE I start taking pictures. I’ve figured out where I will do it according to sun and background, and I’ve thought about clothing (or decided it wasn’t worth it to change their clothing), and I’ve thought about what’s in it for them (ie, appropriate and tantalizing bribes). Then I shoot like crazy for 5 minutes to make sure I’ve got a great one…and lately, I always do :)

The first one was done in my garage, and took about a minute to get. The second was done while we were playing corn hole with them, and took a tiny 2 minute break between games to put them on a picnic table that had great light.

In this case, the shoemaker’s children have good shoes after all!



If you are looking for a Westminster SC & Pendleton SC photographer for kids portraits – or anywhere in the Upstate SC area as well as southwestern PA (where my family still  lives & where I visit frequently) – give me a call at 724-986-2625 or email me at pamnafziger@gmail.com and we can chat!

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Mt Lebanon PA family photographer | James

August 26th, 2014 , Posted in Uncategorized by Pam

I love photographing children and families, but what I REALLY love photographing is the interaction of a child with a parent or grandparent. In fact, I am currently moving to focus and market my photography business primarily to these types of sessions. This session was a chance to capture some Mommy-and-Me photos with James and his gorgeous mom, but also to take advantage of the fact that Grandma was also visiting from Florida. It’s such a treasure to display a photo like that, ESPECIALLY when grandparents don’t live close by, so that kids can look at it every day and keep their familiarity alive. And really, aren’t these images special?


If you are looking for an Upper St Clair or  Mt Lebanon PA family photographer, take a look around my blog for more beautiful images like these and more information about my services!

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Clemson & Lake Keowee, SC photographer | One of my own

August 16th, 2014 , Posted in Clemson SC Children's Photographer, Family photography by Pam

Genevieve & Gavin have been here with their parents visiting this week, and I have been waiting for just the right time to try to get some photos of them. Well, today is their last day, so it was now or never.

These two LOATHE…I repeat, LOATHE…posing for pics. I suppose it’s because they were  photographed incessantly since the moment of their first breathes :)

However, they are now almost 10 and 9, and somewhat more reasonable, and also amenable to bribes. I had to promise them I would only take 5 minutes to do the photos, and they had to promise me somewhat cheerful cooperation. We did it in my garage right after lunch, and although they weren’t exactly cheerful they did actually cooperate.

I am one happy nanna right about now!!!



If you would love portraits like this of your own children or grandchildren (and are willing to bribe them, lol!), give me a call at 724-986-2625 or email me at pamnafziger@gmail.com





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Fall Photography Session Dates Announced for PA!

August 12th, 2014 , Posted in Canonsburg PA photographer, Family photography, McMurray PA photographer, Mingo Creek County Park photography, Peters Township PA photographer, Upper St Clair PA photographer, Venetia PA photographer, Washington PA photographer by Pam


All types of sessions are available! Check out DETAILS in the menu bar above for pricing, products, what to wear, & FAQs.



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