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Welcome to The Velvet Big Top.

 It is a studio where the imagination always takes center stage.  Between its walls you will find whimsical props, vintage clothing and inspiring vignettes.  I enjoy doing styled shoots because they really are a chance for the subject, location, props, and clothing to enhance the story being told.  The shoots can be subtle or extravagant.  Whimsical, elegant, or enchanting.  They can be fun for all ages, people & animals,  friend and family. But most importantly they set a stage so the photo magic can happen.

I am happy to work with both natural and studio lighting.  My physical studio is located in the South Hills Area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but I am available to work in different locations.  Also, The Velvet Big Top is available to work with personal clients,  as well as editorial and commercial clients.

Did I tell you that I love to share?  Well I do.  So I treat my studio as a prop studio as well.  My vintage props and clothing are all available for sale or rent.  Many times through the year, I offer Vintage Open House Days for folks to come see new additions to my prop collection as well as to visit the studio to just say Hi.

If I can help you with anything please don’t hesitate to ask.  You can phone me at 412-418-2552 or email me at