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)

Member, Professional Photographers of America

Member, Professional Photographers of America

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Upper St Clair High School Senior | Spencer

July 11th, 2014 , Posted in High School Senior Portraits, Mingo Creek County Park photography, Upper St Clair PA photographer by Pam

This is the second senior in this family that I was asked to photograph, and I couldn’t wait to see them again. Spencer is so beautiful and I knew we were going to get some great images. She definitely wanted to do her photos outside, so we did some around her home and then headed to Mingo Creek County Park to do the rest. It was pretty hot but you would never know it from looking at her in these images – she stayed cool and relaxed. Of course she was in the water for a few :)






If you are looking for beautiful outdoor natural light photos of your senior, without suggestive posing and heavy makeup, check out my senior portfolio . If you think we are a good fit, please give me a call at 724-986-2625 or email me

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What an Album Design Looks Like

July 4th, 2014 , Posted in Children's photography, Family photography, Settlers Cabin Park photographer by Pam

I thought I would use this post to show you what the pages look like in my albums. I designed this album using the images from this wonderful family photo session that I did in Settlers Cabin Park on Mother’s Day. We had such a great variety of images! I usually group them just as I did here; family, child 1, child 1 with mom and dad, child 2, child 2 with mom and dad, kids together, and parents. They look even better in print on the beautifully thick pages of my albums, with gorgeous color and sharpness.

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There is nothing that I love more than photographing families and their interactions with each other…no props or costumes, no odd and crazy angles, no washed out fake sunflare…just beautiful parents and children outdoors in natural light at a local park.  Easy, casual, real, beautiful!

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More images from my mother & child minisessions at Mingo Creek Park

June 23rd, 2014 , Posted in Children's photography, Family photography, Mingo Creek County Park photography, Mommy & Me portraits, Venetia PA photographer, Washington PA photographer by Pam

This mom is an avid scrapbooker and knows the importance of getting in the photos with your children!  She signed up for my Heart of My Heart Mini-sessions as soon as I announced them. The day of the sessions turned out to be drizzly and overcast with short periods of rain, but the light was luminous and fantastic for portraits…so even though she is NOT a fan of storms, we proceeded with the session. I’m so glad that we did, because I LOVE the results! Her little boys, by the way, didn’t mind the raindrops in the least :)








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Lake Norman, Cornelius NC family photographer | Catching Up

June 3rd, 2014 , Posted in Charlotte NC photography, Children's photography, Cornelius NC photography, Family photography, Lake Norman NC photography by Pam

This family is near and dear to me…they were among my very first clients when I started out ten years ago. I photographed their first three sons as babies. But then we all moved away – me to South Carolina, and them to Atlanta – before I could photograph their twins. And then life got really, REALLY busy for them! We tried a few times to connect for a session but there was always something big in the way. Last year they moved to the Charlotte, NC area on Lake Norman, which I visit fairly often, and we were FINALLY able to get together and photograph their family this spring. Their children are adorable of course, and I got so many good images! This post is going to be devoted to the twins, though, since this was the first time I got to photograph them…AND the first time I got to photograph a girl in this bunch! :)

Cornelius NC family photographer

Cornelius NC photographer

Lake Norman NC photographer

If you are in the Lake Norman, Charlotte NC, or Cornelius NC area and would like to have your family photographed, call or email me at 724-986-2625 or pamnafziger@gmail.com and let’s chat! I specialize in on-location portraits of children, families, extended families, and high school seniors.

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June session dates for PA announced

May 23rd, 2014 , Posted in Uncategorized by Pam

Dates for June photo sessions in PA are:
Friday, June 20
Saturday, June 21
Sunday, June 22

Call/email me now to get the date & time that works best for you! So many people have called since they have been seeing the images from my mommy & me sessions. I love that families are making it a priority to get beautiful, closeup images like you see on my site. If June doesn’t work for you, make sure you sign up for my newsletter so that you know what the next dates will be!

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