Our goal is to preserve your story in its truest and most elegant form through timeless portraits to be proudly displayed in your home. Your personalized session will be dedicated to capturing the heart and essence of your unique bond with your child, from intimate cuddles and kisses to sweet laughter and everything in between.

Your session is personalized to make you look and feel elegant and alluring while providing gorgeous, timeless images you can enjoy for years to come. From photoshoot design consultation to styling help, and all the way to posing guidance. We will work closely with you on your ideas, and expectations and will make sure your vision becomes a reality. 

What to expect

Luxury full service studio

Pittsburgh Baby Photographer

baby Investment

book a baby milestone session

Baby Milestone

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The magical process

Let's bring your dream photoshoot to life! We'll explore various backgrounds, poses, and unforgettable concepts. Through a facetime or phone meeting, we'll dive deep into your ideas and expectations and transform your vision into a mesmerizing reality. Plus, you'll receive a Session planning guide for every little detail.

01 Session Design Consultation


On your special day, arrive at the studio at your appointed time. We'll finalize your wardrobe selection.  Choose from our fabulous collection of studio outfits. Get ready for 3-4 unique looks and outfit changes for a beautiful collection of images. Don't worry if it's your first session - our goal is to make you feel comfortable.

02 Photoshoot Day


After your session, you'll receive a link to preview your stunning images and select the ones for editing. We'll schedule a call to go over the images together, where I'll be available to assist you every step of the way. This is your chance to handpick your favorites and order any wall art or print products. Once you've made your selections, I'll work my editing magic to ensure your photos are flawlessly transformed into timeless masterpieces.

03 viewing & ordering


Your carefully retouched images will be ready for you to enjoy. With your private online gallery, you'll be able to download your digital images and share them with loved ones. Your artwork will be delivered and displayed in your home, creating cherished memories for your family to enjoy for years to come. Finally, you'll have the chance to hold your prints and experience the beauty firsthand.

05 Delivering your final Products

kind words

"Melissa! we had such an amazing experience. After such a rocky strat to our morning you made our day. Thank you so much for everything!"

Marjani + jon

Melissa has been photographing my childrens' milestones since they were newborns. She has a beautiful studio and an amazing selection of props and outfits. Each session feels very relaxed and my children are at ease around her. My walls are covered in her work that are hard switch out as they grow. I recommend Melissa for anyone looking for a newborn and milestone photographer.


"This is our second time choosing Melissa Helman and we were once again BLOWN AWAY by her work. This time around- she captured the pure raw moments of bliss and love During our daughters session."


BEGIN AT $1000

IWe offer loose album boxes as well as books that can be both displayed upright on it's own as a showcase item.


begin at $800

You'll have full control to choose the digital files you'd like to own during the ordering appointment  How many or what poses you prefer is totally up to you.


begin at $400

Match your home decor with our framing options.  We always recommend specific items for dedicated parts of your home and wall space.

Wall Art

Create your own collection that fits you


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Special inquires

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editorial projects

begin at $3500

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baby Investment

baby milestone

Baby Sessions are $200 and include:
Options to add a cake smash setup $175
Design Consultation
Portrait Prep Guide
Time in Studio with 3 looks
Viewing and Ordering appointment
*Prints, Products and Digitals are sold separately at viewing and ordering appt.  Collections begin at $800.

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During your personalized photoshoot with Melissa, she will guide you through elegant poses and will focus on angles that bring out your most beautiful slef.

Will you guide me and help me pose?

It is only $200 to schedule your session.  Email me via contact page.  
1-2 weeks after your session, you will be able to choose your favorite digitals and products. The process is designed with busy families in mind.  Collections begin at $800

What do I need to do so i can schedule a session?

I strive to provide a personal experience.  I know how much planning goes into a session.  You won't have to worry about anything.  I style the session from ordering outfits to designing setups.

What is the difference in booking you?

Your session fee includes your design consultation, prep guide, styling, time in studio/location, use of anything we need for the session, retouching, designing of all professional products, viewing/ordering appointment.  Prints, products and digitals are sold separately at viewing and ordering appointment.

WHAT IS A Session FEE?

It's never too early to schedule your photoshoot.  sometimes we can accommodate last minute request, but we recommend a 6-8 week notice.  


MH Photography is a 
Pittsburgh, PA Portrait Studio

Serving Pittsburgh, PA + surrounding Areas










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