Kyra + Doug|Expecting

I am totally in love with the images from Kyra and Doug’s maternity photo session!  The images are different that what you might expect, and that is exactly what I love about them.

Maternity photography is more than being all about the belly, dear Reader.  I think maternity photos should show off that beautiful baby bump, but I also think they can be sweet, playful, romantic, and even sensual.  I like to treat it almost as if it were an engagement session, telling the story of two people in love, but with the added joy of anticipating a baby.

We started off with something a little dramatic with billowing fabric…

artistic maternity photography flowing fabric

…and then we finished the session with a light and airy bedroom feel.

Kyra and Doug, thank you for letting me capture your maternity photos in anticipation of little Arianna–I can not wait to meet your baby girl for the newborn session!!!

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If you are looking for a Pittsburgh baby photographer or maternity photographer, please contact Red Lotus Photography or visit the investment page here.  The best time for maternity photos would be 6-7 months, when your belly is showing but you are still comfortable.  This time frame can be flexible depending on how you are feeling and how you are carrying.

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, Bridgeville, Peters, Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Shadyside, Wexford, Sewickley, and other areas surrounding Pittsburgh.  Red Lotus Photography specializes natural light children and newborn photography as well as studio photography.  For more information, please call Sandy at 412-216-3914 or contact her here.

Taryn Boyd - what a beautiful session Sandy!

Sandy - Thanks, Taryn!! :o)

Mercedes Denham - This has got to be the sexiest maternity pictures ever love the husband on the bed.

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Makenna

Just a few favorites today from a recent newborn photography session with beautiful little Makenna…

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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, Bridgeville, Peters, Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Shadyside, Wexford, Sewickley, and other areas surrounding Pittsburgh.  Red Lotus Photography specializes natural light children and newborn photography as well as studio photography.  For more information, please call Sandy at 412-216-3914 or contact her here.

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Welcome to the World, Noah!

I’m not going to lie, dear Reader.  Being a newborn photographer in Pittsburgh really is an awesome job!  Sure, I spend several hours sweating in an 80 degree studio posing babies down to the smallest detail, while the danger of getting pooped on is always imminent.  But I also get to hold tiny babies all the time!  And when all my patience is rewarded with a little smile…*sigh*.  Yep, I have the best job in the world.

Little Noah was 21 days old when he came to the studio for his newborn session.  He looks comfy in his wrap for this image, but it wasn’t long before he busted out of there, lol.  He wanted to be free!

I love how he is looking right into his mom’s eyes.

Another baby smile!

Michael and Paula, congratulations on the arrival of your little one!!

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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, Bridgeville, Peters, Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Shadyside, Wexford, Sewickley, and other areas surrounding Pittsburgh.  Red Lotus Photography specializes natural light children and newborn photography as well as studio photography.  For more information, please call Sandy at 412-216-3914 or contact her here.

Gina Wade - These are GREAT, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE that black and white one! Beautiful!!

Sandy - Thanks, Gina!! :0)

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Eoghan is 1!

Remember little Eoghan from his newborn photography session?  Recently I had the pleasure of photographing his one year session!  How the time has flown by–has it been a year already??  How you’ve grown, little Eoghan!

Peekaboo!

I love doing a cake smash with my one-year-old babies!  They have the best time squishing their little hands into the icing.

Time to get clean!

Happy Birthday, Little Eoghan!

Aaron - SOOO adorable! I love how happy he is!

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Sneak Peek: Kyra and Doug’s Maternity Session

Just one image from Kyra and Doug’s gorgeous maternity photos today, dear Reader.  Just one, though it’s killing me not to show you the rest!  Soon…

artistic maternity photo fabric blowing

Kyra & Doug - Sandy,
Thank you so much! We are in love with the photo! You are truly talented and such a kind person! We had so much fun for our maternity session and felt so comfortable! We cant wait to see the rest and for you to photograph Arianna in May!
Kyra & Doug

Sandy - It was absolutely my pleasure! :D

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Newborn Photography Safety | TLC Tuesdays #6

Things are not always as they seem, dear Reader.  In the world of newborn photography, this is often the case.  As you know, when it comes to photographing little ones, I am very passionate about safety.  Sometimes parents and new photographers may see these amazing or seemingly implausible shots by other photographers, and think that what you see is how things were actually photographed; however,  it’s important to understand that Photoshop plays a big part in these images.  So, I thought you might like to get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes.  I usually don’t remember to take a quick pullback picture, but in the images below, there is enough of the surroundings to get an idea of how things were done.  Today I will show you a before and after of little Declan in a stork pouch hanging from a tree branch.

First we have a  pussy willow branch that my mother-in-law gave to me; I photographed it last spring in front of a cream colored backdrop, suspended with coat hangers from another backdrop stand.  I would have used thread or clear string, but this is what I had on hand!  SOOC (Straight out of camera)

Next we have Declan in a sling that is tied securely to a short segment of tree branch.  Mom and Dad are on either side holding up the branch; as you can see, they are both within range to easily put their hand on baby to stabilize him if needed.  At no time is he suspended more than an inch above a large beanbag; what I am looking for is a clean edge on the bottom of the sling to work with.  Here is the image I used, SOOC.

And now through the magic of television (a.k.a. Photoshop), here is the finished image.

I hope you enjoyed this little installment of TLC Tuesdays.  Remember, when it comes to newborn photography, safety first!

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Welcome to the World, Little Declan

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this little bundle ever since I photographed his mommy and daddy’s maternity session in January.  He is just perfect, and I am super excited to show you the images from his newborn photography session.  Here he is, just 8 days old; and he slept like a champ through most of the session!

newborn photography prop puppy hat and diaper cover
I love baby yawns.
baby yawning
baby in a crocheted giraffe hat and diaper cover

Congratulations, Jenny and Mike!!  (((Hugs)))  Sandy

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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, Bridgeville, Peters, Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Shadyside, Wexford, Sewickley, and other areas surrounding Pittsburgh.  Red Lotus Photography specializes natural light children and newborn photography as well as studio photography.  For more information, please call Sandy at 412-216-3914 or contact her here.

 

Kristi Ternullo - What a beautiful baby boy! These images are absolute perfection Sandy!!!

Sandy - Thank you, Kristi!! :D

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Averi’s First Year Cake Smash

Having a first year cake smash photo session is so much fun!  I had the delight of doing this little peanut’s newborn photos, and I can’t believe how much she has changed in just one year.  Could she be any cuter??  I submit that she could not.

Before we got to the cake smash, which we saved for last, we took some nice photos in her prettiest birthday outfits.

Don’t you just love the way babies first try to kiss?  They look like they are going to eat your face, haha!  So cute!

And now the good part…time to start smashing!

Happy Birthday, little Averi!

Robin Eiszler - So cute!

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