Welcome to the world, Ava!! When mom, Janelle, contacted me about scheduling a newborn session for her first born daughter, I was super excited as I had photographed her sister's family over the past few years and I love photographing families and friends through referrals! When I arrived to their home, I first noticed just how beautiful the space in their home would be for photographs and there was plenty of light to capture more natural photos. I always start with family photos during newborn sessions and we were able to use several rooms in the home including the living room, Ava's gorgeous nursery and their bedroom. Starting with family photos gives the parents, and siblings if there are older children, a chance to relax after their time in front of the camera and enjoy watching me pose their sweet babe for the newborn images. I absolutely loved Ava's nursery - it was sweet and simple decor with beautiful feminine touches including an adorable set of bow sheets in her crib. The perfect little room for Ava to grow up and play!
In selecting the props for Ava's individual posed newborn photos, mom wanted to stick with simple set ups and delicate, feminine touches. Beautiful light pinks, neutral wraps and floral headbands were perfect accents for Ava's photos. Since I began photographing newborns in 2013, I have cultivated quite a collection of newborn photography props. There are so many options that I would love to use in each session, it is helpful to know the parent's preferences. This is why I started using a newborn session questionnaire for my clients to complete so that I know their color preferences and what they are looking for in their session. It is a great chance for the parent to explain their family style and provide examples of the images they want to prioritize during our session. When preparing for your own newborn session, it is always a good idea to think about what you would like with the final product of your photos, how you will use the photos whether you hang them in your home or use in a book, and what poses you would like to use. Understanding what the family likes is helpful to fully prepare for our session together. And mom, Janelle, shared details about their color choices and Ava's nursery decor that helped me narrow down the props I brought with me to their home. During the session, Janelle and dad, Josh, helped me narrow down the choices even further, which really helped customize the session to their family!
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, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas.*
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!