Little Blakely Ellen arrived a few weeks early, so we decided to hold off on newborn photos until her mamas had time to recover and she was a bit bigger. I arrived on a sunny May afternoon for some newborn photos at their Wexford home.
I really love photographing newborn babies in their home, for so many reasons. It is incredibly relaxed and low pressure (no need to bend baby’s schedule to our own timeline!), and of course the pictures are so much more meaningful when baby is photographed in her home environment. AND of course, we can include pets in the pictures! Any fur-brothers and sisters get to be part of the action… if they are in the mood, of course…
On this particular day some of them decided to be the star of the show! 😜
I do not place time limits on my newborn photography sessions, keeping pressure down and allowing us to work around baby’s schedule. New parents are definitely going to tire of the camera before I do! If baby is well fed, rested, and in the mood to cooperate, then we can finish up in 45 minutes or so. If baby is having an off day, though, your session can run up to 3 hours. I bring a boatload of patience along with my camera equipment, so no need to get anxious about getting enough great pictures. I won’t leave until I do!
As your due date approaches, I recommend you read this blog post to prepare yourself for what to expect during your newborn photography session. It talks through my process as well as answers the most frequently asked questions about how to prepare.
I am pretty sure that if this next photo were of me and my kiddo, it would be framed and hanging on my wall. Love it so much. ❤️
During every newborn photo session I am sure to include video footage in addition to taking pictures. It’s so nice to include movement and sound with your photos, for your newborn video that I provide you!
Enjoy little Blakely’s video below…
You can also browse through some of my favorite pictures from the session in the gallery below… feel free to scroll through at your own pace!
Are you in Pittsburgh and expecting a baby? Reach out so we can chat about newborn photography that works well for you!