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

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Family Photographer Clemson SC

January 26th, 2015 , Posted in Children's photography, Clemson SC Children's Photographer, Family photography by Pam

Just one image that was from a surprise session for Daddy for his Christmas present…this little girl managed to keep it a secret! Look for the full blog post soon with lots more adorable images.


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Brevard NC child and family photographer

January 23rd, 2015 , Posted in Children's photography, Family photography by Pam

Most parents of toddlers desperately want photos of their children that capture just how cute they are at that age – but also know that toddlers are, at best, unpredictable when it comes to photographing them. When they call to talk about a session with me, they make sure that I know that it might not be easy. I do my best to reassure them that I’ve got plenty of experience with babies and toddlers, and that I’m confident that we will get images that they love. I find that my particular style of outdoor natural light casual photography is perfect for capturing little ones whose developmental job is currently to never stand still! We don’t have to worry about them staying put on a backdrop or under a studio light. Most of the time, parents walk away thinking that the session was a bust – but then they are astounded at the final great images that always happen. Like these!


I would love to capture images like this of your toddler! I do photo sessions on location throughout the Upstate SC area into North Carolina, as well as in southwestern PA where I travel frequently. Please give me a call at 724-986-2625 so we can discuss your family portrait needs. Brevard NC child and family photographer


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Washington Pa Children and Family photographer

January 19th, 2015 , Posted in Children's photography, Family photography, Mingo Creek County Park photography, Washington PA photographer by Pam

Despite the trends that I see bombarding me on Facebook, such as yellowed tints and fake sunflare and props, I’ve never been able to get on board with that sort of styled photo shoot. I much prefer a natural, relaxed, and casual portrait where the emphasis is on a quiet moment and the EYES. Real color and sharpness, as if you could reach out and touch him.

Just. like. this.


I will be posting more images from this session soon. If you want to have YOUR child photographed like this, click on “my portfolio” in the menu bar to see some more of my work as a Washington PA children and family photographer. I am happy to chat with you via phone or email about your needs and wishes for your photo session at any time. My cell is 724-986-2625 and email is pamnafziger@gmail.com

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Family Photographer in Washington PA

January 16th, 2015 , Posted in Children's photography, Family photography, Washington PA photographer by Pam

I have been photographing these children annually since they were born, but this year it almost didn’t happen. They had sports and activities and it was getting close to the holidays, so our potential dates were limited…and then there was the rain that we awoke to on the day of our session. Their mom and I decided that we would just do a quick shot for the family Christmas card, in the rain if we had to, and then do a full session in the spring. We were both sad at this because we know how fast they are growing, and Erin doesn’t want to miss documenting it. But, amazingly enough, when I arrived at their farm the rain stopped and the light improved and we did it! And the very minute that we finished, it started raining again! It just proves once again that I almost never have to cancel a session for weather, because unless it is actively pouring, we get it done.

After all, snuggling together for some photos with Mom doesn’t require a lot of time or space or perfect weather – but it does make for perfect images!



I love how soft and pretty the colors in these images are, and the closeness of Erin with her children. It’s pretty clear that they are fast approaching the days when they will not fit so easily onto her lap, and the images of these snuggles will be even more precious as time goes on. These are the types of photographs that mean the most. Don’t trust your memories to just anyone with a camera; a professional will make sure to capture you at your best. As a family photographer in Washington PA or in Clemson SC, I make sure that you love the way you look in the photographs.


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Keep me. Protect me. Share me.

January 13th, 2015 , Posted in Uncategorized by Pam

10 years old, but still makes me cry!

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