Pittsburgh Newborn Photography Sessions
In-Home or On-Location
She made what could have been a stressful day (wrangling an energetic toddler and hungry newborn) truly enjoyable. She has such a calm and kind demeanor, while being patient and professional.
CAITLYN ON HER NEWBORN PHOTO SESSION
Relaxed, Lifestyle Newborn Photo Sessions At Home
Lifestyle Newborn Photography for Pittsburgh Families
Maternity Sessions are a great way to celebrate the anticipated arrival of your new little one and record the season of life before their arrival. Sessions are typically done around 32-36 weeks.
Newborn sessions record the beauty of those first few weeks with your new baby. With a lifestyle approach, we don’t worry about posing but focus on recording the feelings of the moments.
Fresh 48 sessions are done in the hospital within the first
48 hours of baby’s arrival. These sessions are intended to capture the rawness and beauty of your new baby.
What if you could capture your memories in motion?
A Newborn film is a beautiful way to capture the feelings of this new season in full color, sound and in motion. This can be added to your Newborn session and the photos and filming will be done at the same time.
ALL SESSIONS INCLUDE
Hi Resolution Digital Downloads
All images included in your session will be available for a one-click download from your gallery. All photos professionally edited.
Pittsburgh Locations Guide
You will have access to my extensive locations guide to help you choose the best location for your family photos.
Private Online Gallery with Shop
All images included in your package will be available through a private online gallery with access to the best professional photo labs.
Every session includes access to my online styling service that will help you coordinate outfits and shop for you.
The images delivered in your gallery are yours to use and print as needed.
Easy Payment Schedule
All sessions require a deposit to secure the session date. The final balance is due prior to the session.
Access to the Client Lounge
Once booked, every client will get access to the private Client Lounge. This is a space filled with resources to help you prepare for the best family photo session.
All sessions and products are subject to a 7% PA Sales Tax. All digital downloads are considered physical goods in Pennsylvania.
Everything you need to book your next photo session with Danielle with confidence.
My newborn sessions are usually scheduled 7-21 days after birth but can be done any time really. Contact me once you
have the baby and we will schedule your session. Newborn sessions are usually done during the week, between 10am
No, but I always encourage my clients to incorporate items that are special to them. For example, furniture heirlooms,
special books or toys, vintage blankets and outfits.
No, I do not pose newborns. I am a lifestyle newborn photographer. “Lifestyle” is a style of portrait photography that aims to capture specific milestones in a real life setting. My shots will include family connection with baby, baby details, baby in nursery, family together in nursery, etc. And I will always use any space in the home with beautiful light.
Do not stress. My sessions are relaxed and casual. We will take the baby’s lead and feed, change, cuddle as many times as needed.
For parents and siblings I recommend keeping wardrobe simple for newborn sessions. You don’t want clothing to overshadow your new baby. Neutral colors are perfect for parents. Grey, white, cream, navy, and light blues photograph really nicely indoors. Here is a great article for ideas.
I am a natural-light photographer, meaning I do not use any studio lights or flash. Living in Pittsburgh, cloudy or
dreary days happen (more than we like). If you are afraid that your home will be too dark – we have a few options!
Absolutely! Our fur babies are family too and they are more than welcome to join you whether it’s an on-location family photoshoot or an in-home session. If we are on-location, I usually just have to confirm that dogs are permitted but in most cases they are. If you can, sometimes it helps to enlist a friend or family member to assist!
Yes! I will usually help erase or minimize any non-permanent marks as needed. This could include acne that snuck up, a scratch or dry skin. In most cases, it’s a simple retouch and it’s included with your session. In the event of the need for more advanced editing, I’ll chat with you about retouching options for you to decide.
I understand that curveballs come all the time. In the event of bad weather or an unforeseen circumstance that
conflicts with your scheduled photo session, I am happy to reschedule!
The ideal time for photos is during golden hour. This occurs 1-2 hours prior to the sun setting. This time of day will give us the prettiest light. I understand however this might not be ideal for little ones. In this case we can easily move to a morning session or move up the start time. Happy kiddos are much more important than the perfect time!
All sessions will get photos within 2 weeks from the session date. If you sign the model release and approve, you will get a link to your sneak peek blog post within 3 days after your session. The sneak peek includes 5-7 favorite photos from your session. You can share this on social media or share the link with friends and family. Your gallery will be delivered via email and where you can download your full gallery with one click.
Yes, of course. I offer an easy and convenient way to order directly from your gallery. I offer high-quality, affordable, quality prints, enlargements, canvases and other items. These items are printed at a professional photo lab that I highly recommend.
Regardless of where you choose to print your images, I encourage you to not only print them and enjoy them but be sure to use a professional lab. Please do not use retail locations such as Walgreens or Walmart as their machines are not consistently calibrated to produce professional quality images.
These are your photos. If you want to keep them private and not shown on social media, I fully understand and respect that. During the booking process, you will find a model release. You can decline to share and I will honor your request.
Little moments become big memories.
The first few weeks with your new baby are so special as you get to know this new little person that will forever change your life. Sometimes I can’t even believe how little my babies once were. I love revisiting this time from my own family by looking at photos and videos and I’d love to help you do the same.