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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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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South Fayette PA kids photographer | Little Miss Sunshine

August 1st, 2014 , Posted in Children's photography, Family photography, Mommy & Me portraits, South Carolina Family & Children's Photographer, South Fayette PA photographer by Pam

I just LOVE photographing moms with their babies., and it’s even better when I know them well. I photographed Katie’s engagement and wedding, and now seeing her with her first child…well, it was just pure joy.  Little Kennedy is so adorable! Her blue, blue eyes and blonde hair are just like her mom’s, but I can see some of Dad in her expressions too. Katie just loves dressing her up in the cutest outfits and has a lot of help with that from her family, who are all thrilled to have a little girl to spoil! Even though our session happened on an overcast drizzly day, the bright yellow in their outfits and those precious happy smiles just made for perfect mommy-and-me images!




These types of images – with the focus on the faces and interactions, not on any props – are my favorite kind of portraiture. How priceless will these pictures be when this baby is all grown up and is a mother herself? Plan NOW to get photos like these done with you and your own kids; I promise you that you will never regret it, and you will be giving your children the best gift they could ever have. Email me at pamnafziger@gmail.com for more info! I photograph families in South Fayette PA and all of the surrounding counties in southwestern Pennsylvania monthly, as well as in the upstate SC/Clemson area where I live!

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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.

Copy of 0102

Copy of 0304

Copy of 0506

Copy of 0708

Copy of 0910

Copy of 1112

Copy of 1314

Copy of 1516

Copy of 1718

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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