Pittsburgh Family Photographer

Artistic Documentary

Family Portraits

The world is a wild place these days and many of us are spending more time at home than we used to, bonding with family. Let’s document the warmth and closeness you’re feeling with parents, significant others, children, and pets through family portraits.

Each session includes 1 hour of candid/documentary imagery and posed portraits, digital delivery of high resolution edited images via an online proofing gallery for easy sharing, and a personal printing release.

Pittsburgh Family Photographer

Family Portrait Mini Session Announcements

Current mini sessions available: Autumn Mini Sessions in September/October 2022

Mini sessions will take place on a specific date, at a designated location in Pittsburgh, within a specific time slot, at a discounted rate.

Those who sign up for mini session announcements will receive an email with a direct link to session and booking information as soon as the details are released.


Frequntly Asked Questions




$600 / weekday
$775 / weekend

Booking includes 1 hour portrait session. Shorter (30 minute) sessions and longer sessions (1.5 hours to 6 hours) are available upon request.


Where should our session take place?

Ideally, your session will take place in a park-like setting with a mixture of open areas and lush greenery. The open spaces allow for dreamy evening or morning light to perfectly light you and your family, while the lush greenery will provide shade and a change in background for other shots. I'm happy to recommend a few beautiful locations.


What time should our session take place?

30 minutes before through 1 hour after sunrise and the last 1.5 hours of daylight will offer up the softest, most flattering, dreamy lighting. We can photograph mid-day when the light is strongest, but we will need to photograph in the shade or indoors to avoid harsh shadows and squinting eyes.


Do you have a limit on the amount of people per session?

The session should include only immediate family (guardians/step-guardians and children) but additional family members such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc can be included as well if discussed before booking. The more people involved, the more our focus will be on gathering formal posed portraits with everyone looking at the camera, which can mean fewer fun candid/documentary style images, so it's best to keep the group as small as possible to allow for variety.


What should we bring to our session?

If possible, it's best to leave everything at home or in the car. The documentary/candid photographs will be captured during those little in-between moments that happen throughout the session. If you're holding a backpack, tote, or cell phone in those moments - those items will be in the photos and can change the overall feeling of the final image.


Do you offer mini sessions?

Mini sessions are offered at specific times throughout the year and include 15 minutes of photographing in a specific outdoor location with 3-8 final high resolution images delivered. Please sign up for mini session announcements in the field above or by emailing hello@veronicavaros.com.


My child doesn't like to sit still. Will this work for us?

Absolutely! Because a large portion of the session is focused on documenting candid moments between you and your family, those wiggly, always-moving little ones will be photographed while they run, jump, play, and explore with you.

Artistic Documentary Family Portraits in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Veronica Varos Photography.

Incorporating a mixture of posed family portraits and documentary imagery of your family playing, loving, and living together at home or a park.