Meet the beautiful Ackenbom family! When dad contacted me to book a portrait session for his family, he shared that after the arrival of their second son, they did not have a chance to get family photos done and wanted to capture their newly expanded family. Their son was already 6 months 'and getting older by the day' so they were ready to book a session as quickly as possible! We were able to schedule our session for a gorgeous August evening and chose a perfect location in North Park - a favorite spot for portrait sessions! The family was super casual and prioritized capturing their family together, relaxed and having fun playing in the field.
Little Sidney was not quite ready to show off his smile when we got started, but big brother Stokely was ready for his photos! He had a gorgeous smile and was ready to show it off right away! When Sidney needed a quick break, I took Stokely aside for some individual photos in the field. The sunset light looked so beautiful in the trees behind him and he was so fun and easy to talk to, we were able to capture some truly gorgeous expressions! Next, we focused our attention back to Sidney who was ready for his close up. He was sitting up well on his own at this point, so we put him in a shallow white bowl for some stability while sitting in the field. He wasn't quite sure what to think about this set up but his big beautiful eyes and serious expression sure provided some perfect portraits!
After getting a few individual photos of the boys, I then pulled each parent aside for some photos with their children. Dad showered Sidney with chubby cheek kisses and Stokely with rib tickles while Mom snuggled in with her boys, providing loving cuddles while sitting on a quilt. While I always focus on the family together as a whole during the sessions, I love to also get individual photos of each parent with their kids. I hope that it is something that the child can look back on years from now and cherish how special they are to their parent. And their own special relationship always shows through in these photos, which is super fun to photograph!
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!