I am so excited to welcome baby Mia and the Pappacena family to the blog! When mom contacted me to book a session for their family, she had originally booked the Belly to Baby package which includes maternity and newborn photos. But then a world health pandemic struck which changed our plans for their photos. We were unable to capture their maternity photos due to the shutdown and I was not able to meet the family for their newborn photos until Mia was already 3 1/2 weeks. But one thing I have learned during this pandemic and subsequent shutdown of my photography business is that I need to be flexible and quickly adaptable. So while I typically plan for newborn sessions within the first 2 weeks of life, I have learned with all of my newborn clients born during the shutdown, that older newborn sessions are doable and so much fun!
Mom and Dad completed the newborn session questionnaire and shared that they had decorated her nursery in a beautiful floral theme with pint and mint colors. So, mom asked that I bring various shades of pink, mint and neutrals with fur textured blankets and floral accents. These would be the perfect way to coordinate with their nursery decor and style. We started with their family photos and posed in Mia's beautiful nursery. Mom and Dad were both so snuggly with Mia that we were able to capture such cuddly, lifestyle images of the new family of three.
After we finished their family photos and individual photos of both parents with Mia, we then started on her posed newborn photos. She was very comfortable being swaddled in the soft wraps that I brought, so we kept her wrapped and snuggly for her first posed set on the pink fur blanket. Mom had specifically requested a pose with Mia on a fur blanket, and the beautiful pink color balanced out her gorgeous dark hair. We then moved on to different sets incorporating mint tones. A soft mint blanket with floral wrap and then a mint wooden bowl with a pink and mint floral headband were a great way to combine the pink and mint tones that mom had requested for her posed photos. Mia slept so well that we were able to work through several set ups and poses which provided a wide range of looks for the Pappacena's final gallery.
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!