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the artist

Jennifer Swartzwelder is a custom portrait photographer in the Pittsburgh, PA area. She specializes in on-location, natural light photography of pregnancy, newborns, babies, and children.  Jennifer provides natural, yet artful images of your growing family in a comfortable setting.

Jennifer has been photographing newborn babies professionally since 2006, with a focus on the natural beauty and details of each individual life that she meets. You won’t find an excess of trendy props in her work because it is in the simple details of you and your baby that she finds the beauty to make artful portraits that will endure as your family grows.

To request more information or to schedule a session to capture the beauty in your life, please use the contact form or email Jennifer today – we’d love to hear from you!


“I can still remember the thrill of taking photos as a little girl – so miraculous that with a click of a button I could capture what I saw in an instant and have it printed to be viewed again and again.  Just as thrilling was the time spent looking through hundreds of old family photographs.  To this day, I could spend hours looking at images of life gone by, not just marveling at the people and places portrayed in them, but imagining what it may have been like to be taking each photograph.  Today, I am lucky enough to be that person behind the lens, capturing priceless moments in the lives of others.  Of course, over the years it’s become so much more than just a click of a button.  I strive to capture the simple beauty that lies within us all.  I hope that the images I create are both personally meaningful to my clients, as well as artistically moving to all who view them.  I am truly fortunate to be able to do what I love and to share it with you.”

– Jennifer Swartzwelder