What an amazing family and photo session! I had previously met this sweet family when big brother, Derek, turned one and we photographed his 1st birthday session. So, I was excited when I heard from earlier in the year when she decided she wanted to book a family portrait session this year. We settled on scheduling for the fall, once their new baby girl was a bit older and they could update their family photo. We ended up with a gorgeous fall evening and beautiful sunset light! Mellon Park is one of my favorite city parks in Pittsburgh because there is so many fun little nooks and crannies to photograph families, so I knew it would be a great option for their portrait session. We started with some candid photos of the family interacting together as I have found this is the best way to allow children to warm up to the situation and get used to me pointing a camera towards them. Plus, I had brought my daughter with me during their session and I had her in a carrier on my back, so she was able to get the kids to laugh and interact with me for some fun, natural smiles. But I primarily focused on getting the family to respond to each other and I was able to capture some really sweet, intimate moments between mom, dad and their sweet kiddos. And Derek was more than willing to give his baby sister some kisses, which was a huge bonus!
After a few family photos, we took some individual photos of each child. I say this all of the time, but children change so much in such a short period of time and I always love to give each child some one-on-one time in front of the camera to see if I can capture some of their unique personality. It will be so fun to look back on these images and compare them to photos from when they were younger or as they grow up to see just how much they change from year to year. Derek was such a playful little guy and I was lucky to capture some of his fun facial expressions! And the image of Mom with her sweet baby girl was just so precious!!
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, 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!