Welcome to the world Makenzie! She is such a sweet and beautiful little girl and I was so excited to photograph the Rinehart family as they welcomed their first child! Mom contacted me over the summer to book a newborn portrait session for their baby girl and we had fun planning the details for her session. Makenzie's nursery design included gray and yellow with watercolor safari animals. And mom had a beautiful gray and yellow quilt that she wanted to incorporate into some of the posed photos of their newborn girl.
When I arrived, Mom and I worked together on selecting the colors, blankets, wraps and headbands that she wanted to use in the session. We settled on neutral tones with little pops of feminine color and details, like a lace backdrop or dainty headband. In preparing for newborn sessions, I always communicate with the parents before I even arrive to their home to discuss their color preferences, family style and specific requests for poses or props. This really helps me narrow down my selections of what I bring during a session, so that it is designed specifically for their family. Once I arrive to their home, I work with the parents to further narrow down their choices and we make all final selections on props and colors for the posed newborn photos. I really love including the family in making these choices because it gives them an active role in the set ups and creates a session unique to their family and style preferences. I rarely ever have the same set up for different families and I love that each baby's newborn photos are different and unique to them!
Dad arrived later in the morning, once he was finished with work, at which point we started to set up for their family photos. We decided on using the nursery as well as their bedroom for the family photos. For family photos, I try to use a combination of posed family portraits as well as capturing those candid, lifestyle images. I especially love those the lifestyle images as they tend to tell an amazing family story. The baby snuggled against mom's chest, or being held in dad's large protective hands, even those intimate little looks between mom and dad as they share in the love and amazement of their new baby. These are the true moments that I try and capture in a portrait session!
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!