Mom contacted me a few months before the session to discuss having their family portraits done and explained that they haven't had an updated family photo since having their sweet baby boy. So, it was definitely time for family photos! With it being March in Pittsburgh, we felt it was a bit cold to be outside with their 9 month old, so we decided to visit the local indoor floral conservatory. It was fun walking around with the family, capturing their interactions and visiting the beautiful floral spaces inside of the conservatory! I think baby Marcus really loved seeing all of the flora and fauna, not to mention the whimsical characters that were created for the spring flower show! But I think the best part was capturing Marcus' amazing smile! He is such a happy baby and stayed engaged the entire one hour session! He just lit up when he was interacting with his mom and dad, plus he loved playing peek-a-boo with me behind the camera.
This age is so much fun because they are so interactive and playful. I can usually get such gorgeous smiles and eye contact with the camera! Plus, babies in this age group typically are not too mobile, so we do not have to worry too much about chasing them around to capture those amazing smiles. I find it so important to capture your babies at each developmental stage, especially in the first year. Babies change and grow so much in the first year, it is truly amazing to look back on those developmental milestone sessions and see how much they change in just a short period of time. I'm sure by the time baby Marcus is a one year old, he will be speed crawling around the house, cruising around the furniture and maybe even walking! And now his parents have these photos to remind them of their baby before he quickly turns into a toddler!
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. Please contact Becca to discuss your in-home/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!