Welcome to the world sweet Lila Lee! Delivered during the shutdown, Lila was my first newborn to photograph once we were able to open back up for business. Mom and dad wanted to capture as much of the newborn stage as we could even though Lila was already almost 9 weeks old. Patience and flexibility is important when photographing newborn babies, but especially with older newborns. Older newborns are more awake, alert and not as easily posable in those super squishy traditional newborn poses, so it's even more important to follow baby's cues during these sessions. As always, we started with the family photos first which also included their adorable puppy. Mom had a cute little outfit for Lila to wear during their family photos and the floral design matched the dainty floral decor in her nursery.
In their pre-session questionnaire, mom Maggie asked to use pink colors, flowers and anything feminine for props and backdrops. We were able to incorporate pink tones and floral touches to each of her set ups which provided a cohesive overall look to her final gallery. Lila started off awake and alert during her posed newborn photos, but this gave me an opportunity to photograph her striking beautiful blue eyes and facial expressions. Sometimes babies take time to settle in to being wrapped and posed during a session, but once she adjusted, she fell asleep and we were able to work through several set ups and poses. Mom loved the off-white wooden crate that I brought and Lila looked beautiful with the vintage style lace blanket and floral headband! She definitely preferred to be wrapped and cozy during her poses, but she was sleeping deep enough that I was able to wrap her in a way that showed her little fingers and toes. The perfect way to showcase those tiny newborn details!
At the time of our session together, our communities have been through a lot of uncertainty and stress. But I am so glad that I was able to photograph Lila and capture this newborn stage for the Matthews' family so that they have these fond memories to look back on during these uncertain times. Lila was such a sweet, beautiful baby girl and I am so happy to photograph their new 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!