Debra Fouts: Blog en-us (C) Debra Fouts (Debra Fouts) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:32:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:32:00 GMT Debra Fouts: Blog 104 120 Beautiful Family / Pittsburgh Family Photographer  

We had such gorgeous light on this day!  It totally enhanced the fact that this family is just beautiful (inside and out)! 

One of those days where I completely LOVE my job!  :) 

(Debra Fouts) Children Family Wed, 06 Feb 2013 02:53:09 GMT
Love the Hat! / Pittsburgh Family Photography  

I love looking back at all the sessions from the last few months...this session was full of Fall color. 

And not only were the hats adorable, but so were the kids!  There was plenty of personality and "spunk"...loved it!  


(Debra Fouts) Children Family Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:29:57 GMT
Gorgeous Color / Pittsburgh Family Photographer  

Love, Love, Love these two girls!....

I always do some "painted" photos for this client and the color we got this time was just beautiful...

...the purple dress is just gorgeous!

(Debra Fouts) Children Family Painting Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:44:56 GMT
Football Player / Pittsburgh Senior Portraits  

Couldn't have been easier to work with...

(Debra Fouts) High School Senior Sports Teenager Wed, 23 Jan 2013 02:23:07 GMT
Grateful / Pittsburgh Professional Family Photographer  

As most of you know my son is living and playing hockey in Michigan...we're very grateful and fortunate that he's with such a great family!

(Debra Fouts) Children Family Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:03:59 GMT
"Friends" / Pittsburgh Area Senior Portrait Photography  

Finally getting back to my's been such a crazy few months...both personally and professionally...time has been evaporating before my eyes...but it's so much fun looking back at all the sessions from this Fall...

...Here's two High School Seniors who had an awesome location for their shoot...

(Debra Fouts) High School Senior Teenager Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:15:58 GMT
Senior Sisters/Pittsburgh Portrait Photography  

We had such a windy day for this session, but these twin sisters (no, not identical...although once you scroll down, you'll see that) couldn't have been more "go with the flow"...they were even willing to climb big mounds of dirt to get the shot!  :) 

Loved them! 

Here's just a few of my favorites!




Congratulations Katie & Emily!!  Enjoy your senior year!


(Debra Fouts) Family High School Senior Teenager Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:39:09 GMT
Melts Your Heart / Pittsburgh Area Family Photographer  

One of the reasons that I love this job is because it brings some pretty wonderful people into my life...

I'm thankful that what I do requires me to be around kids, other teenagers, and most definitely - babies -  because to tell you the truth, this "empty nest" stuff is for the birds - no pun intended!  :)



Melts your heart, doesn't it?!




Check back for more blog posts soon!

(Debra Fouts) Babies Thu, 27 Sep 2012 01:46:25 GMT
Oh the Blue Eyes!/High School Seniors and Family Photographer Seeing the outer beauty is easy....but when the inner beauty matches - that's when the magic happens, and it certainly did with this young girl!  Had so much fun with her and her Mom during the session I didn't even feel like I was working...

and the images speak for themselves....

Have a great Senior Year Melanie!!







And these are just my favorites!!  :)

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(Debra Fouts) High School Senior Teenager Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:25:21 GMT
4 Year Old Sweetheart/Pittsburgh Child and Family Photographer  

Okay, seriously gorgeous hair...and I got to try out a new location that I love!






Keep checking back for more posts!  :)


(Debra Fouts) Children Wed, 29 Aug 2012 02:11:03 GMT
1st Birthday Party/Pittsburgh Child and Family Photography  

Trying to play "catch up" and post some favorites from recent sessions...

Nothing like attending a birthday party for your job!  This pretty girl turned one...




Take a look at her big brother...just gorgeous!




(Debra Fouts) Babies Birthday Children Parties Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:18:12 GMT
Cheerleader/Pittsburgh Sports & Family Photography  

Haven't had time to look at all of them yet, but wanted to post a few favorites of my niece cheerleading

for the first time at a football game...



Is it me, or is this a LOT of people for a 5/6 year old flag football game???


Keep checking back for more posts!  :)


(Debra Fouts) Children Family Sports Sun, 19 Aug 2012 19:56:55 GMT
Beautiful Baby Girl/Pittsburgh Newborn Photography  


One of the best things about social networking sites is reconnecting with old friends....!  A little surreal...but so thankful that I got the chance to see my friend and photograph her new gorgeous granddaughter!

Congratulations to Lia & Chris on your new baby girl!!...




She was tired after her first modeling experience....


There are a lot of beautiful girls in this family,...4 generations!

Can't wait to photograph all of them!  Just gorgeous...




Keep checking back for more posts!  :)

(Debra Fouts) B&W Babies Family Newborn Thu, 16 Aug 2012 04:16:42 GMT
My First Blog Post/Pittsburgh Photographer Hello world....The summer has come and gone, and my good intentions of getting a blog started in June....well, let's just say it obviously didn't happen.  But today is a new day and I might as well just jump in....

I have always LOVED photography....when I was young, I was the one in our family who took all our Christmas photos, picnic and family get togethers....and my sister was my "little model" growing up.  Of course at the time my camera was not the best, to say the least, so it wasn't until years later when my son was born that I became a little more "obsessed" with it.  I knew immediately that I wanted to capture every minute, so I was either going to have a TON of "okay" pictures, or I had to invest in a better camera and learn how to use it!....and so it began...Before digital I FILLED 14 shoeboxes with THOUSANDS of son was just 3 when the digital evolution took hold and then thousands became tens of thousands....I know, I'm insane.  As time has progressed and I've learned SO much more about digital photography, lighting, artistic editing....I've toned it down since it's easier to get what I'm envisioning in a lesser amount of photos.  Being a perfectionist is a double edged sword....I don't stop til what I see in the viewfinder is what I see in my head and what I want.

I've been photographing families since started with helping friends with their Christmas Card photos, then branched out on a part-time basis.  My son's hockey schedule has kept us extremely busy for quite a few years now...during the season from August to sometimes May or June we were away almost every weekend.  In the last couple of years I've built up my business and have taken it full-time working with some AMAZING families, whose children have become, what I feel is an extension of my family....I love to see how they've grown in between each session and since they know me, it makes for a very relaxed and fun time, and the images speak for themselves.  It's so much easier to get a great shot when kids feel they can just be themselves.  Most of you know that my son is moving to Michigan for hockey in about a week, so I'll have more time on my hands and I will be throwing myself into my business!  There's so much that I want to do, and I'll need something to get my mind off how much I'll miss my baby. 

I've been wanting an easier way to show "sneak peeks" at session photos so that the families I work with can see something quickly...(as a Mom myself, I know how I'm anxious to get home and download photos when I take them of my son and nieces and nephews...I can't wait!  :)  And, I'd like to share some photos I take "just for fun" too....!  Not everyone is on Facebook yet..., so long story short, thought a blog might do the trick.   

I thought it might be fitting that my first post would include photos of my favorite son.  With him leaving, life has been moving at warp speed this summer getting ready.  We did manage to drive to the beach for a few days in July and he gave me some "camera" time...



LOVE going to the beach...


My baby.....what AM I going to do without him?



And so it begins...I hope you'll follow me in my journey and enjoy seeing some of my favorite photos from time spent with some really special families, including my own!  If you do, "like" my page on Facebook...I'll be posting links to my blog there as I post new photos...


(Debra Fouts) Beach Family Teenager Wed, 15 Aug 2012 18:38:05 GMT