Meet sweet baby Camden and his super adorable parents!! This was the last session I photographed for the year and I was so excited to end my year with such a great family! They live in my neighborhood and I had the chance to follow the progress of their pregnancy, through social media posts or seeing them in passing through the neighborhood, which was a fun, new experience to prepare for their session! Plus, the super short commute was a great added bonus!!
In planning for their session, mom wanted to stick with blue and gray tones, which coordinated perfectly with their nursery. Before baby arrives, I always check in with mom and dad to discuss their color preferences or colors they would like to avoid using in the session. I have a wide range of colors for backdrops, wraps, headbands and props that I can bring with me, but it's helpful to know their family style and home decor choices so we can decide what will work best with their home and baby's nursery. Ideally the family will print their photos and display them in their home, so it's best if we can coordinate the photos to work with their style and decor. I try to also include some neutral set ups that work within styles that may change over time. For baby Camden, his parents put a lot of work into designing the nursery. Particularly dad, Tyler, who built the accent wall behind the crib. They did such a wonderful job with the nursery, I knew we had to get some photographs of Camden and his parents in his room. Camden was also born just a few weeks before Christmas, so we utilized their Christmas decorations for a few family photos as well as a special 'Baby's 1st Christmas' set up underneath the Christmas tree!
For Camden's posed photos, we learned that he definitely preferred to be wrapped and snuggled! We attempted a few unwrapped poses, but he did not quite settle in to being unwrapped, so I decided to keep him swaddled and comfortable for each set up. I even captured a few smiles from him, so I knew we were on the right track! I was able to sneak in one naked baby pose with a few images before draping him with a navy blue wrap for a different look. Finally, we worked on the set up for the prop shot. Mom and I settled on various shades of blue and a gorgeous wooden bowl. He was sleeping so well, I was able to wrap him in a way that showcased all those little details we love about newborns....curling him into a little ball to see his tiny toes and fingers!
It was been such a wonderful year and I feel like I have really grown as a photographer over the past few years. I am truly excited for what 2019 has to bring and I cannot wait to photograph so many amazing families and babies this year!
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!