Upstate SC photographer | family session at the park

What I love most about shooting sessions outside is the bold color, crispness, and REALNESS that the light gives the images. I know that a lot of photographers use a soft washed look or vintage coloring in their processing, but I simply can’t make myself do that. I have grown daughters now, and I love looking back at their childhood images and recalling EXACTLY what their eyes and hair and freckles looked like (and comparing it to the eyes and hair and freckles of THEIR children!). When I was a kid everyone took a lot of Polaroid pictures, and I remember how they faded and yellowed – and then when good quality color film came out, how everyone abandoned the instant prints in favor of the more realistic color. I think the fascination with the vintage look today is the sense of nostalgia it creates, and the good feelings that it summons.  Tastes revisit the past in waves – I’ve been around long enough to have already lived through the prairie/country phase (remember bonnets, holly hobbie dresses, dried flowers and pine furniture?), the 5o’s phase (spawned by Happy Days – remember Studebaker’s?), and the 60’s retro look (still kinda in that one, with the color-blocked dresses and popularity of orange and turquoise). My thought is that looking back at great, real images of your children will bring an even greater sense of satisfaction than anything.  And this family especially –


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Hello Friends

I have the coolest job in the world. I get to create gorgeous images of beautiful kids and families, so they can remember these precious days forever!
I live on Lake Keowee in SC, but I travel frequently back to the Pittsburgh/Washington PA area and do sessions in BOTH places!


Pam Nafziger, photographer

I live on Lake Keowee in SC but travel frequently back to my hometown area of Pittsburgh/Washington PA - and I do sessions in BOTH places!

306 Longwood Drive, Seneca, SC 29672

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