This was such a fun session!! I have been lucky enough to photograph this sweet girl and her family since Emmy's newborn session and I have absolutely loved watching her grow into this adorable and spunky little toddler! When mom, Danielle, contacted me about photographing Emmy's 2nd birthday session, she knew she wanted to find a location that was fun and different. She decided she wanted to do the birthday photos at the Scheneley Plaza carousel and then we decided on the old wall of Forbes Field as a backdrop for their family photos. This was such a fun location and we even walked around Oakland for other fun backgrounds to capture Emmy's fun, playful personality.
We started off on the carousel and this would be her first time riding on a carousel so she was a little apprehensive at first. But after her first ride, she was hooked!! She absolutely loved choosing the animals and the joy on her face was infectious! We made sure to get some family photos, photos of Emmy with each of her parents and then some by herself. She truly loved riding on the carousel and cried for the monkey as we were leaving. But she quickly recovered as we walked across the street to the wall of the former Pittsburgh Pirates' stadium, Forbes Field. At this point, we included their sweet greyhound dogs for some family photos. I absolutely love including family pets in family photos. They are such an important part of the family and it's something that the family can look back on later in life and remember how much the pet meant to them.
From here, we continued walking along and found the perfect dance spot for Emmy to boogey. She had so much fun running up and down the steps, dancing and twirling around with her parents and it was the perfect opportunity capture some of her personality and facial expressions. That's the best part of a photo session with any toddler!! I had so much fun taking birthday photos of sweet Emery and I cannot wait to see her again for future photo sessions!!
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, PA and the surrounding areas. Please contact Becca to discuss your in-home or on-location custom photography session.*
I'm a natural light, on-location photographer in the Pittsburgh area specializing in newborn, infant, 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!