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)
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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Canonsburg PA children and family photographer |Father and Son

September 1st, 2015 , Posted in Canonsburg PA photographer, Daddy and me portraits, Family photography by Pam

I just have to share this wonderful thank you note I got from the wife and mother of the guys in this mini-session – it makes me smile!

“Pam, I cannot thank you enough for taking such wonderful pictures of my husband and son. You have a true talent of capturing emotion with a click of a button! Everyone that I’ve shown the pictures to said the same thing – “beautiful”! I’m so happy you were so accommodating and that we could take advantage of this mini-session. Thank you for giving me these pictures that show the meaning of fatherhood (and that make me smile every time I see them)!”

She’s so right. These show EXACTLY what fatherhood is!


I include photos with Dad AND Mom in every family session that I do, and I also do mini-sessions for only moms around Mothers Day, and only dads around Fathers Day. They are relatively quick and stress-free. Make sure that YOU get in the picture today!

Canonsburg PA children and family photographer

If you are looking for a Canonsburg PA children and family photographer, give me a call at 724-986-2625 or email me at pamnafziger@gmail.com. I’m always happy to chat! Subscribe to my newsletters below

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Vienna VA family photographer | professional outdoor portraits

August 21st, 2015 , Posted in Children's photography, Family photography by Pam

I travel frequently to my daughter’s home in Olney, MD and I have been lucky enough to connect with some really great families in the NOVA area just through word of mouth. It makes the trip even more worthwhile when I get to capture some sweetness while I’m there! My specialty is photographing families outdoors in a casual setting, but with a polished and professional look. I love portraits like these that are cozy and unpretentious, but beautiful enough to be featured in any lifestyle magazine!

I love doing sessions like these. This family is crazy-busy as we all are, but also realizes just how precious this time with their children is and clearly puts a priority on that. It was an excruciatingly hot & humid day when I arrived, but honestly you would never know it from the images…they just look happy to be with one another. And that’s what it’s all about.



Vienna VA family photographer – outdoor professional portraits

If you are looking for a Vienna VA family photographer for casual outdoor portraits like these, give me a call at 724-986-2625 or email me РI would love to chat with you! I generally drive to your home or a nearby park to make it as easy as possible for you to schedule your session. The location is really a small issue because, as you can see from the above images, my photos are really about the people in them and not the background. I also talk with you and provide lots of help along the way, from choosing clothing and location to what happens every step of the way!


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Keowee Key Family Portraits | heart of my heart

August 15th, 2015 , Posted in Extended Family Photography, Family photography, Grandparents photos, Keowee Key Family photographer by Pam

I realized not long ago that, if I’m going to continue to encourage people to move past all of the “stuff” that keeps them from being photographed with their families, then I need to make sure that I myself do the same. So last evening, with some planning, my daughter Stacey photographed Jim and I with our grandchildren Genevieve and Gavin (ages 10 and 9).

Yes, it was kind of a pain to figure out what to wear.

Yes, I worried about my muffin top and wrinkles.

Yes, it looked like it could rain any second.

Yes, it was like herding cats to get everyone ready and willing at the appointed hour.

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Yes, it was totally worth it. <3

More to share soon….I love them all!


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Trinity High School Senior Pictures Washington PA | then and now

July 31st, 2015 , Posted in High School Senior Portraits, Mingo Creek County Park photography, Trinity High School senior portraits, Washington PA photographer by Pam

You’d better be nice to your little brother, because one day he might grow up to be your BIG brother!

Trinity High School Senior Pictures Washington PA

The image on the left was taken at Evan’s senior session in 2009, and the one on the right was taken at Mac’s senior session just two weeks ago – both at Mingo Park. It’s my favorite place to take Trinity High School senior pictures! I’ll be showing more from this and other senior sessions soon. I have a few spots remaining if you are interested in outdoor portraits of your high school senior.

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Canon McMillan High School Senior Photography | then & now

July 29th, 2015 , Posted in Canon McMillan High School senior portraits, Canonsburg PA photographer, High School Senior Portraits, Outdoor natural light photography by Pam

Sneak peek….because in the blink of an eye, it’s senior picture time!


If you have a Canon McMillan High School Senior that needs pictures, call or email me today…I only have a few spots left! I specialize in outdoor natural light portraiture because I love the fresh beauty of it. I believe that high school seniors are stunning simply because of their youth and vitality, and I shy away from the fashion-model type of shoots, with excessive makeup and glamour posing. My focus is on capturing their true personalities!

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