The Cummings family contacted me about a portrait session for their family and baby daughter Claire. Not only would this be a milestone, sitter session for Claire, but also updated family photos for this new family of three! Mom, Meredith, decided that Claire would be happier and more playful in the morning so we settled on a sunrise session in the Mellon Park Walled Garden. This is such a beautiful location and always showcases the best light for both sunrise and sunset sessions! It is one of my favorite parks within Pittsburgh for portrait sessions!
We ended up scheduling our session on Father's Day, so after a 'Happy First Father's Day!' to dad, Steve, we began with some family photos near the brick wall and walkway at the entrance of the garden. We took our time walking around the garden, looking for the best spots to use the morning sunlight but also capture the beauty of the garden and blooming flowers. Claire was able to sit comfortably and steady enough on her own that we were able to capture some adorable photos of her sitting tall and playing on the blanket. After some time warming up in front of the camera and LOTS of peek-a-boo, Claire gave some really big smiles! It was a perfect morning for this adorable family's portrait session!
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!