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Pastel Portraits Special: for Mother’s Day & Beyond

April 29 – May 3, 2019

For those special people in your life, give the gift of memories
by capturing the essence of their child or children in a beautiful pastel portrait.

These portraits focus on the essence of the child,
those captivating eyes and soft expression.
Simple pastel clothing, simple pastel background.

For one week only, our studio is offering a unique opportunity.
$89 includes sitting fee and classic 5×7 portrait.

Call today to schedule your appointment.


Share the Love this Valentine’s Day

Pastel Portrait Mini Sessions

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The essence of your child…those captivating eyes

captured in a beautiful pastel portrait.

Simple pastel clothing, simple pastel background.


Take advantage of this special opportunity.

$89 includes sitting fee and classic 5×7 portrait.


Limited number of sessions available.

Call today to schedule your appointment.


Join us for our exclusive Vintage Trucks Sessions!





A Summer Adventure

We had such a blast photographing these three siblings in their own backyard, which provided many fun locations for us.

These imaginative kids pass the time exploring the woods, walking through the tall grasses of the fields, and hanging out with their canine friends! Here are two of our favorites from that day.

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Enjoy a Day at the Park with IPD!

Ingram Portrait Design presents…..

“A Day at the Park”

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*A complimentary phone consultation for clothing & details

*30 minute session at a local Sewickley park

*1-8×10 traditional portrait

$125 (a $160 value)

Sessions will be May 1 & 2, 2013 between 10:30 am and 4 pm.

One child per session or up to 3 children photographed as a group.

With nature as our studio, a fresh green setting, golden sunlight, and professional lighting combine to produce images you will cherish for a lifetime.

Children so enjoy the park, which gives these portraits a relaxed, natural feel parents love!

Deadline to reserve your spot is Friday April 26, 2013.

Limited number of sessions available! CALL TODAY!  412.749.4788.

OR, You could WIN a “Day in the Park” session & $100 studio credit!

This is a special offer exclusively for our facebook fans!

Check it out here.

Spring Sessions Have Sprung!

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As spring arrives, Ingram Portrait Design is gearing up for some wonderful outdoor photography.
We’re introducing several unique in-studio mini-sessions this month. We are also busily participating in community events here in Sewickley!
Our calendar is filling fast for portrait sessions in April, May, and June 2013.

Call today while space is available: 412.749.4788.

‘Tis the Season….

The weather is warm, flowers are in bloom, and everywhere you go you’ll see children playing as summer gets underway.

We’ve had the great honor of capturing the earliest beginnings of parenthood in our studio over the years, and our latest sessions are no exception! Most recently we’ve met a beautiful newborn, as well as several very pregnant moms-to-be, and have a couple of images to share from each of their sessions. Best wishes to all of you moms and dads with your little ones this summer!

IPD Included In 2011 Children’s Hospital Countrywide Photo Exhibit

We didn’t get to share this news earlier, so we are excited to post now: IPD’s photo of  a little boy visiting with a sweet therapy dog at Children’s Hospital last year was selected as one of the winning images for the 2011 National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) Photo Exhibit. The exhibit went to Children’s Hospitals all around the country, as well as to the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building, Capitol Hill. All images were also used for NACHRI programs, publications, and on their website.

We were thrilled to be included, and honored to be a part of the ongoing work that Children’s Hospitals across the country are doing to help kids and their families heal. We’ve attached the congratulatory letter sent to Kevin Urda, Pittsburgh’s Children’s hospital volunteer coordinator, who submitted our image for the collection, as well the winning image!

NACHRI Congratulatory Letter

Patricia Ingram's Children's Hospital Pittsburgh 2011 Photo Exhibit Winning Image

Cherubs: Then and Now

As I was photographing the two little ones who are the subject of today’s post, they reminded me of  this painting by Raphael Sanzio, High Renaissance Painter, 1483 – 1520.





These are two very famous cherubs – from Raphael’s Sistine Madonna painting. The background and the simplicity of the image draw the viewer into the warmth and delight of their diminutive world.

I used this style as the inspiration for my session with the little ones below. Hope you enjoy the images!


We recently had a maternity session up in the Sewickley Heights. We had fantastic weather, and captured some beautiful images of this lovely young mom with her eldest child. Below are some of our favorites images of mother and son anticipating the arrival of a new family member.











We’re Published!

We’re so excited to share this milestone with you all: Ingram Portrait Design was featured in this month’s edition of Professional Photographers Magazine! We have our own page in the “Good Works” section, for our work with Children’s Hospital.

We are so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Children’s Hospital mission, and to have the opportunity to give back to our community. And we can hardly believe that our winning image (the header of the article below) will be displayed at the U.S. Capital Building in Washington, D.C. in July! We attached the article below as a jpeg so that you could read it right from our blog. If you want to see the online print magazine edition, follow this link and go to page 131.

Thanks for sharing this exciting time with us!

We’re Donating to the Glen Gala!

At Ingram Portrait Design, we enjoy supporting and working with our community!  This week the Glen Montessori school in Emsworth celebrates its 25th anniversary with its annual Glen Gala on May 6, 2011.  This is the 2nd year our studio is donating items for this silent auction.

As the school informs us on their website:

“The Glen Montessori School is a not-for-profit, child-centered, parent-inclusive school, located in Emsworth, PA outside of Pittsburgh. The School encourages self-directed learning by providing a stimulating environment where teachers respond to children’s interests using Montessori methods. The Glen respects children’s differences and encourages them to make choices, thereby becoming increasingly self-directed in their learning.”

Please take a minute to learn more about the school, and consider making a donation!