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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
724-986-2625Member, Professional Photographers of America

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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 Park Photography | #tbt

February 11th, 2016 , Posted in Children's photography, Mingo Creek County Park photography by Pam

Mingo Creek Park photography by Pam Nafziger of Casual Moments Photography

Spent yesterday backing up my backups (not fun, but necessary) when I came across this gem from 2008.

Snow. Eyelashes. THOSE EYES.

Mingo Creek Park

I can’t even believe this was over seven years ago. I remember doing this session late in the year, but WAY before we usually have snow. I remember his family happily declining a reschedule, and to my delight proceeding with our session as planned. I remember the images that we got were so spectacularly different and so, so beautiful because of the gorgeous light (they are still among my favorites).

I love looking back at my client images. I can bet that it’s even better for them! Call me today so that you can make sure the beauty of YOUR child is professionally captured forever – a cell phone picture can’t even begin to compare.

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Clemson SC family child photographer | last but not least

February 8th, 2016 , Posted in Clemson SC Children's Photographer, Clemson SC Photographer, Family photography, Grandparents photos, Greenville SC Photographer, Lake Keowee SC Photographer, Multigenerational family photography, Outdoor natural light photography by Pam

Clemson SC family child photographer

I have had the privilege of capturing this gorgeous family in sessions since their oldest was barely walking, and each time I see them their family gets more beautiful. This time I got to meet their sweet little addition – a baby son that completes their family perfectly! We met at Falls Park on a hot and humid Saturday in the fall to capture some images of their family together with the grandparents. YOU KNOW how important that is to me and I was thrilled to be able to get these gorgeous images. Baby Boy was being – well, a BOY!- but as always our results were truly timeless and precious. Time is flying by for these guys and I am so glad that they are documenting the days and moments with professional, artful images that will last for generations! It is a real honor for me to have them come back to me each time they need new portraits, when I know there are so many other choices. Thank you B family! Clemson SC family child photographer

Clemson SC family child photographer

If you are looking for professional, quality photos of your family in Clemson or Greenville (or anywhere in the Upstate), contact me via phone or email and I will be happy to chat with you about making it happen!

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Valentine’s Day Treat | for my clients

February 5th, 2016 , Posted in Giveaways by Pam

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If you are looking for a little more personal Valentine’s Day treat, I’ve got you covered! How cute are these little templates? They are sized to tuck into a valentine, or can be used as a tag on a fun little treat! At 2×3 inches, you can fit 4 of them on a 4×6 inch photo print from your local store’s lab. Think about it – you can order your prints online at Target or Costco for just a few cents per print, then pick them up at the store while you are getting candy or other treats. They are ESPECIALLY cute to put on teacher’s or grandparent gifts. How about attaching as a tag on a Mason jar filled with candy kisses? Easy-peasy and so cute. If you would like to have one of these for your child, just email me and let me know which image you want to use from your session, and which of the above designs you would like. I’ll pop the image in and email it right back to you as soon as I can!

 

 

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This is life changing! A meal planning/grocery list making app

February 5th, 2016 , Posted in Food and Drink, Fun Things by Pam

I’ve always said that most people do not realize the sheer number of hours that meal planning, preparation, and shopping take. Think about it – 3 meals a day, 7 days a week. FOR-EVER. No days off. Even if you aren’t actually COOKING, you still have to plan/decide what is going to happen at every single mealtime.

Can you imagine a world where you NEVER have to think about meals? A world where you just show up at mealtime and it’s put in front of you, with no decisions to make? Yeah, me neither. (unless you are married to someone who does it all, of course, lol!)

So imagine my joy when I came upon an amazing App that really streamlines the whole darn process. From recipes and menus to actual shopping lists. SO MUCH HELP at your fingertips! It’s called Pepperplate, and it’s FREE!!!

Here’s what I like about it:
1. It’s FREE (did I mention that already?)
2. It allows me to enter and save my favorite recipes simply by inserting the url of the blog/website that I found them on. This is nice because I already have a whole Pinterest board of favorites.
3. It allows me to create menus. This will save me tons of time in the future. Often the most time consuming part of meal planning is trying to come up with a suitable menu. I love being able to make that decision once and then have it saved. Why reinvent the wheel? Why mess with success?
4. It allows me to create my grocery list immediately! When you select a recipe or even menu, it easily imports the ingredients to a shopping list. It also gives you the opportunity to deselect ingredients that you DON’T need on the list, for instance salt and pepper or spices that you already have on hand.
5. It puts your shopping list into categories – like diary, produce, canned goods, etc. Makes shopping even easier!
6. It can be used across all of your devices, and will sync up easily.
7. It’s FREE!

What I don’t like about it:
1. If I can’t find my favorite recipe online, I have to enter it manually. So far, that has only happened once. Almost everything can be found by GOOGLE.
2. Sometimes when I find the recipe online, the site is unsupported by the app and so I can’t import it. However, I can pretty quickly add it manually using copy and paste.
3. It requires some front-loading to make it work. My plan is to input one menu a day with recipes. Within a few weeks/months I should be able to start using it for the majority of my meal planning and grocery needs.

I am so excited about the possibilities of the App and the time savings that I anticipate from using it! Do you use Pepperplate or similar apps? I would LOVE to hear your thoughts and tips!

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Irreplaceable

February 2nd, 2016 , Posted in Grandparents photos by Pam

My grandmother’s birthday was always easy to remember because it was on Groundhog Day. I miss her, but the grief is mostly overwhelmed by smiles and happy (and funny) memories. This photo is beyond special to me and my brother and sister. I can’t really remember this time and place in exact detail, but I do remember her piling us into her car (no seatbelts or car seats of course) and taking us on adventures (and giving my mom a break!). I love looking at the details of the image, and especially seeing her as a young and vibrant Nonnie. PLEASE – make sure that you photograph your children with their grandparents. You can’t imagine what a special gift you will be giving them.

And even better if it’s a beautiful, sharply focused and perfectly exposed professional image where you can actually see their expressions and eyes.

They deserve it.

nonnie

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