One of the best parts about photographing families is that I often am invited back to photograph their family as they grow! Mom, Sarah, is a friend that I used to work with and I had the opportunity to capture the arrival of their first son, Camden. So, when she emailed me with the exciting news that they were expecting their second baby, I was beyond happy for them and excited to capture their newborn session and updated family photos!! We started with some family photos in their bedroom, which had really beautiful light! Camden is a typical active toddler, so he did not want to sit on the bed for long. But that gave us the chance to capture some fun, interactive, lifestyle photos of their family! We grabbed some of Cam's favorite books and toys to play with and put their dog, Sophie, up on the bed to be included in the family portraits! And sweet baby Ada just slept through all of the fun!!
After taking a few images outside in their front yard, we headed inside to start with Ada's posed newborn photos. Mom wanted to use neutral, gray, pink and blue colors in the set ups, so she helped me go through the blankets and props that I brought with me to decide on our final selections. We started with a super fluffy mint green fur blanket with a perfect pink wrap and headband to tie in a sweet, feminine touch. Ada definitely preferred to be wrapped up and cozy, so I made sure to have wraps prepared for each set up so that we could keep her happy and comfortable. She was sleeping really well so I was able to capture a few shots of her in a sweet side-lying pose that really showcased her tiny toes! From there, I wrapped her up and captured a few close up images to show off those little details. She has a gorgeous head of hair, full lips and long eye lashes. She looks like a perfect little doll!! So I put on my macro lens to capture a few of those tiny details, including her long lashes. Finally, we settled on a bucket pose using some blues and pinks. Mom had ordered a really sweet, beautifully handcrafted crotchet bonnet that she wanted to use in the session, so we incorporated it into the bucket set up, which really helped to tie in the pinks of the vintage quilt I brought with me. It was a really great mix of rustic, vintage and feminine details!
Baby Ada was such a sweet baby girl and I am super excited that I was able to capture these images for my friend and her family! She is one loved little girl and I cannot wait to see how she grows and the relationship she develops with her parents and big brother Cam!
All images by Becca Baker Photography
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania newborn, maternity, child & family photographer
*Becca Baker Photography specializes in newborn, infant/child, maternity and family photography in Pittsburgh, PA and the surrounding areas. Please contact Becca to discuss your in-home or on-location custom photography session.*
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I'm a natural light, on-location photographer in the Pittsburgh area specializing in newborn, maternity, child and family photography. I focus more on lifestyle and a contemporary style for my portrait sessions. Feel free to check out my site and leave comments!