I always love when I get to catch up with the Desko family. They are so fun to photograph and their son, Luca, is a total doll! He is such a kind, gentle boy who gives the absolute sweetest smiles! Mom wanted to schedule their family portrait session to celebrate Luca's 2nd birthday. We settled on using Hartwood Acres Mansion and decided on sunset for that gorgeous lighting. I love photographing sunset sessions at Hartwood Acres because the light always looks stunning through the trees and in the garden near the mansion grounds.
We started our session in the courtyards around the mansion, which had large beautiful flowers and colorful bushes. There were bumblebees around the plants, which Luca found interesting as he went from bush to bush looking for the bees. It was the perfect opportunity for me to capture some cute images of a busy toddler! We walked around the grounds, letting Luca explore as we moved into the garden. He absolutely loved playing in the rocks and smelling the flowers throughout the garden! I then posed the family in the garden and just asked them to play around with Luca. With so many tickles, I loved capturing these amazing, natural interactions between Luca and his parents. My favorite photos from family sessions are the ones where I capture those tickles, big smiles, laughs and interactions that show the love and special connection among the family. It's such a sweet moment that the parents can look on for years to come!
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.*
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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!