Little Sunbeam

She’s a little dancing sunbeam, her sparkling presence bringing light to everyone around her.  It’s impossible to hold back a smile when you see those inquisitive blue eyes look at you with a twinkle, a mischievous grin forming as she climbs the chair and stands up high like a daredevil.  Riley is one year old, and she’s ready to take on the world!



It was a gorgeous day for a photo session at Phipps Conservatory.  I love the expression on her face in this image, and the way her tiny toes danced along the edge.Phipps-Conservatory-photo-session-03Phipps-Conservatory-photo-session-04Phipps-Conservatory-photo-session-05

Children’s photography is as much about observation and letting kids be kids as it is about getting them to smile at the camera.  I love their natural curiosity and fascination with everything.Phipps-Conservatory-photo-session-06Phipps-Conservatory-photo-session-07Phipps-Conservatory-photo-session-08Phipps-Conservatory-photo-session-09Phipps-Conservatory-photo-session-10

Happy First Birthday, little Riley!!


Pittsburgh Children’s Photographer Sandy Yetter of Red Lotus Photography specializes in newborns, babies, and children in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.  To book your photo session, contact Sandy today.

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Fall Mini Sessions are here!

Mark your calendars; fall mini sessions are now available for booking.  I will be having these photo sessions on two dates, October 4th and October 11th; locations to be announced this week, but my plan is to have one day in the north and one day in the south of Pittsburgh.  $450 includes a 30-minute photography session, 10 images on USB with reprint rights, and an online gallery.  This is a great way to update your photos right before the holidays (which are just around the corner).  Spaces are limited, so please contact me early to reserve your desired time slot!


The October 4th minis will be held at Hartwood Acres mansion, and the October 11th minis will be held at Boyce Mayview Park in Upper St. Clair.


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Welcome to the world, little Gabriel

Baby photos with siblings are always so sweet.  The way big brother and big sister dote on the littlest one, showering him with kisses and trying to be the first one to hold him in their photos together–adorable.  Here are a few favorites from little Gabriel’s newborn photography session.


If you are an expectant mother and you want to capture this special time of your children together, come to my Pittsburgh photography studio for a family photo session in a relaxed atmosphere.  My studio is located just a few minutes from the Pittsburgh Zoo, and has plenty of on-street parking.  For the best results, try to schedule your newborn photos to take place within the first 10 days after birth.  For more information, contact Sandy today.

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Twinkle, Twinkle

Nine months old is such a fun time to photograph babies!  Their personalities really start to shine at this age.  They are sitting up, trying to crawl; they are so curious about the world around them and love to examine everything they can get their hands on; it’s like discovering the world anew through their eyes.  And they are always doing something cute or funny to make you smile!



I offer mini sessions just for babies in the 6-9 month range, so if you want to capture this fun time and maybe want to see what a portrait session with Red Lotus is like, this is the perfect session for you.  Contact me today to book your session!

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Brooklyn is 2!

You know what I like about this little peanut?  She’s smart as a whip.  She’s funny.  And she has personality to spare!  Underneath it all, she has a quiet confidence about her that is completely charming.  All this at the age of 2!



Red Lotus Photography specializes in custom children and family photography in the Pittsburgh area.  For more information on booking your photo session, visit the investment page, or contact Sandy today!

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Counting Blessings

First there was just the two of them.  Then Ellie made three…and now, Lila makes four.  They are counting their blessings, and I am doing the same; I count it as one of my many blessings to have the joy of knowing a family from the beginning, all the way to their second newborn photo session!

Welcome to the world, little Lila.


Little fingers and toes, squishy baby lips and peach fuzz cheeks…I love all those little details.


Congratulations, Becky and John!! (((Hugs)))  Sandy


If you are looking for a Pittsburgh baby photographer or maternity photographer, please contact Red Lotus Photography or visit the investment page here.  Newborn photos are scheduled to take place within the first 10 days of birth, so please plan ahead and call Sandy before baby is born!  Red Lotus Photography specializes in baby photography, newborn photography, maternity photography and children’s photography in Pittsburgh, Fayette, McMurray, Canonsburg, Bridgeville, Peters, Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Shadyside, Wexford, Gibsonia, and other areas surrounding Pittsburgh.  Sandy offers children and newborn photography in her Pittsburgh photography studio .  For more information and to book your session, please contact Sandy here.

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Urban Splendor

One of my favorite families are back again with another awesome photo session!  Last time we did a beautiful shoot in the country amongst rolling hills and fields of flowers; this time we decided to do something completely opposite, and embraced all the gritty urban splendor that Pittsburgh has to offer.  I think that the clothing that Tanya coordinated for her family really complimented the urban/industrial setting, with the fun colors, textures, layers, and accessories–all the things that photographers dream that their clients will wear.  Such a cool and fun family to work with!


I really had a lot of fun with this session.  If you are thinking about having a family photo session and like the idea of doing something unique, I think a Pittsburgh urban photo shoot is a great way to go.

Ready to schedule your own photo shoot?  Contact me today!


Where to shop:  Tanya found awesome clothes for her family from the following places: Anthropologie (mom), H&M (dad), Janie and Jack (boy), and Persnickity Clothing (girl).  Handmade scarves from etsy.

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Aaron - Wow, what a wonderful session! Every image is just perfect. Your work just keeps getting more amazing :)

Sandy - Thanks!! :)

Katia - I LOVE IT!!!Know all these places and you still make them look different. I love the lighting on this session, so warm and beautiful! Sandy, you are great!

Sandy - Thanks, Katia! :)

Becky - WOW! These are all such gorgeous shots!

B E   I N   T H E   K N O W !