Tomorrow is my sister’s due date, so I have baby brain as we wait to find out when her little baby girl will make her debut. So it’s fitting that I am blogging about a new product today: maternity and newborn image boxes. These well-constructed boxes are wonderful keepsakes especially when you can’t display all of the photos you want to keep on your walls. This 5 x 7 box is perfect for a coffee table or book shelf so that the precious photos of your newborn are always within reach.
The box is secured with a closure on the side and the inside panel can feature a favorite photo or the baby’s birth date details.
Each box holds 25 mounted 5×7 prints and comes with five prints so that you can fill it up over the baby’s first year.
The lustre coated prints are mounted on black styrene, so they are durable and nice to hold.
Image boxes can be a great way to display your wedding photos or family portraits over the years. I may even make one for myself with prints of our dog, Brownie.
If you or someone you know is interested in maternity or newborn sessions, please contact me about pricing. Thank you!
This last post of 2011 is near and dear to my heart. While visiting with my family in Hershey, Pa., my sister and her husband sat for a maternity session in a guest room at my parents’ home. Well, now it’s a guest room/baby room because as you will see, my mom has everything ready to go for her first grandchild. I normally do maternity sessions in the studio, so this was a good opportunity to find new ways to show what a special time this is for expecting parents.
Betsy and Steve are going to be great parents. It’s easy to see that they are going to make sure their little baby has everything she needs (and more!)
They picked out a name for their baby girl and it’s top-secret! I guess we’ll have to wait until February.
This one below is one of my favorites. Here’s where you can see the crib all ready for the baby.
Bets and Steve, thanks for the opportunity to photograph your maternity session. I can’t wait to meet your baby girl. I love her already and have been praying for her! God bless you!
Over the last year, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing some fantastic maternity and newborn sessions here in Pittsburgh. These sessions are a real treat as a photographer because it is amazing to work with expecting moms and their little bundles of joy. I love to witness the miracle of pregnancy and babies. So I’m excited to share this slide show with images from some of my favorite sessions. I will soon be updating my portfolio and packages pages with information about maternity and newborn sessions, but I didn’t want to wait until then to share this slide show. If you’re in the Pittsburgh area and interested in a maternity or newborn session, please send me a message!
If you’re interested in a maternity or newborn session, here are a few things to keep in mind. Timing is everything. The best time for a maternity session is in the third trimester, between week 32 and 36. The timing for newborn sessions is even more crucial because it’s better to photograph newborns while they are asleep. And you can only count on them to really sleep soundly during their first two weeks. I know that is a short time-frame, especially considering a mom needs time to recuperate from giving birth and adjusting to life with her baby. But if you can make it work, a newborn session within the first few days of life is so worth it! It’s best to contact me at the beginning of your third trimester so that we can start to talk about scheduling and preparing for your maternity and newborn sessions.
My introductory rate for each session is a $150 sitting fee. A web gallery with a minimum of 25 images will be available within two weeks of the session. There is a required purchase of $350 worth of prints or other products from the web gallery for each session.
I’m donating a studio portrait session to benefit The Shepherd’s Door and here’s the poster that will be displayed at the Silent Auction and Pasta Dinner at Bellevue Christian Church on Saturday, May 1st. If you’re local and looking to support a worthy cause, this event is one that you won’t want to miss. There are lots of great items to bid on and the food is delicious! To learn more about The Shepherd’s Door, visit their Web site.
I’m a bit behind in my blogging, but I’ll get to it soon. New wedding and engagement photos and senior portraits to come soon…
Nicolette and Travis were so much fun to work with during their maternity session. I know they are going to be fantastic parents. Here are my favorite now that all of the edits are complete:
This is one of the color variations from a pose that was posted in their sneak peek. Nicolette is gorgeous and I love her naturally curly hair.
You can just see that these guys love that baby.
I love a good 3/4 view of the belly. Nicolette is living proof that pregnancy is beautiful.
This is going to be one good lookin’ baby!
You can see that this couple is very much in love.
She looks good and she knows it!
I went antique with the black and white. It’s a softer look that I find suiting for a maternity session.
I like Travis’ sweetness in this moment.
I have a feeling their little one is going to have a Steelers jersey some day.
Thanks again, Nicolette and Travis! Blessings to you and your growing family.