Oh sweet JJ - he's just perfect! Upon entering their home, Ashley and Matt were both so welcoming and inviting as we took a look around the house to find the best spot to set up for their lifestyle photo session. They shared that they wanted to capture snuggly, candid images with their new son as well as some sweet individual photos of JJ, particularly of him in his crib.
We started with the family photos in their living room, cuddling together on the couch with their son swaddled in a soft white wrap. Both Matt and Ashley were both relaxed and casual as they snuggled together. I absolutely love seeing how new parents interact with each other and their new baby! Welcoming a new baby home, especially your first child, is such a special experience and I truly love observing how parents interact with their newborn at home.
The family also has a dachshund, which we have in common as a fellow dachshund owner, and are big fans of dogs. JJ's nursery was even decorated with adorable puppy sheets and a dachshund print over his crib! Capturing photos of him in his nursery was important to the family so I focused on little details in the room as well as photographing JJ all wrapped up in his crib. Babies always look so tiny in their big crib but I love taking photos of baby in their crib because one day they'll be jumping around in (or out) of there and it'll be hard to remember baby being that small!! For some of his individual photos, mom and dad requested that we use a baseball for a small prop. Dad used to play college and minor league baseball, so the sport is very important to him and his family. I loved being able to use a prop in JJ's photos that is so sentimental and special to his family!
It was such a pleasure to photograph the Iannazzo family and their new baby boy James!
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!