The Saka family contacted me to schedule a family session to celebrate their sweet daughter's first birthday. This would be their first family portrait session since Selen was born and it would be a special time to photograph their family! Mom was referred to me by another client and was really excited to have her family portrait session. She knew she wanted to use a natural location with tall grass, trees and some wildflowers. This type of location is always a dream but can sometimes be hard to find. She decided she wanted to meet at North Park so I took my family out to scout some locations around the park. I found a gorgeous little field tucked out of the way which seemed to hit all the checkboxes on her list. And it was absolutely stunning at sunset, which was a huge bonus! I was so excited to find such an amazing new location for client sessions!
Right off the bat, baby Selen was super smiley and giggly with her parents, which made for such fun photos of the family together! I brought along a beautiful vintage quilt I found from Stitched and Found that coordinated perfectly with their summer outfits and the natural location within the park. Selen was so happy to play around with her parents, which gave the most natural expressions. I absolutely love when families engage with each other during sessions because it allows me to focus on the interactions and connections among each other. So, I usually ask the parents to talk or sing to their children, find a little tickle spot on their baby, play around with something they find in nature like a flower or even just give their child a little snuggle! These little connections and interactions are so beautiful and I find it that it's so much more important to capture these moments as you look back on your photos over time.
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.*
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!