Most Popular Baby Names of 2019 – Pittsburgh, PA

Boy Names and Girl Names in 2019

Here are the top 10 baby names thus far for Boys and Girls of Pittsburgh in 2019!

Baby Boy Names:

1. Logan
2. Oliver
3. Elijah
4. Lucas
5. Liam
6. Noah
7. James
8. Benjamin
9. William
10. Mason

Baby Girl Names:

1. Ava
2. Amelia
3. Evelyn
4. Harper
5. Emma
6. Isabella
7. Mia
8. Olivia
9. Charlotte
10. Sophia


These lists were compiled from extensive web research conducted during the first quarter of 2019. Please share below any names you feel we may have missed or if you feel the order needs modified – Thanks!!


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Baby Portrait And Family Photo Photographers Near Me

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5 Reasons Why Professional Newborn Baby & Family Photos Are So Important? I’m going to take the title a step further, and say “5 Reasons Why Professional Newborn Photography Is So Important–And Why You Should Be In Them, Too”

#5: Having a baby is a huge milestone in your life.  Years from now when you look back on your family life, which moments will you say were the most important?  Chances are, the biggest will be the birth of your children.

#4: You can never get these moments back, but you can freeze them in time (with baby pictures) and relive them again later.  We don’t have the technology to time-travel just yet, but you can be instantly transported just by looking at your portraits.

#3: They are only this brand-new and wondrously tiny once.  And as time goes by, you really do forget how small they were.

#2: A professional newborn photographer will make both you and your baby look your best.  Many people do not like the way they look in a portrait; however, a good professional sees your beauty and can skillfully capture family photos in a way that flatters your features.  Newborn Photography that focuses on posing, lighting, and retouching…are the skills that take time and experience to learn that result in tremendously beautiful baby pictures and family photos.  A professional baby portrait and family photographer knows and uses all of these elements to make you look your best, while at the same time capturing the emotions that you want to remember, too.

#1:  Here’s the big one.  These pictures aren’t just for you.  They are for your child and family as they grow.  Of all the things you pass down to your children, one of the most precious things they receive will be these portraits.


Are you searching for Baby Portraits and/or Family Photos Photographers Near Me?

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Cake Smash Photo Session | Tutu Cute

Oh my goodness, is it possible to die of cuteness?  This darling little girl in her pink glasses and tutu almost made my heart explode.  Her first birthday session was so much fun, complete with a cake smash that was delightfully messy!  The look on her face when daddy first presented her pretty little cake covered in pink rosettes was just priceless.  She started off a little conservatively, tasting the icing gingerly, but by the end she was reveling in the cakey goodness.  There is nothing better than seeing a toddler’s big smile with their face covered in icing!

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There’s a Baby in There

Yes, little one, there’s a baby in there.  Can you feel its tiny feet kicking?  Soon you’ll be a big sister.

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It’s hard to believe that once upon a time, you were growing in my belly, too.

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No matter what, you will always be my baby.

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Maybe you didn’t have maternity photos taken the first time around.  That’s ok!  The second (or third) time around is even better because you get to share the wonder and anticipation with your children.  Call me today to set up your own memorable pregnancy photos.


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Where the Wild Things Are

You are wild like a tiger, and you won’t be tamed.  You’re two years old…let the wild rumpus start!


Photographing toddlers is always a crazy and fun time.  They don’t hold still for a single minute!  But sometimes if you’re quick (and you a have a few silly jokes and songs up your sleeve), you can capture a glimpse of their sweetness on camera.


And then it’s back to toddler shenanigans!


If you have a two or three year old child, don’t let another day pass by to capture the funny, wild, and sweet nature of your baby.  Contact me today to schedule your photo session!

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Loved Beyond Measure

How can you be so small and yet take up so much room in my heart, little baby?  How can I tell you the depth of my love?  I’ll spend the rest of my days trying to show you, but it will never be enough; for you are loved beyond measure.

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This darling little girl was brought to my studio when she was 9 days old.  She had the prettiest strawberry blond hair, just like her mama.  My favorite part of the session was just seeing her parents hold her and gaze at her; the love they had for their darling baby was palpable.

I love simple, beautiful newborn photography with minimal props; keeping things simple allows the natural beauty of baby to be the focus of the photos.

If you are expecting and thinking about newborn baby pictures, contact me today to reserve your session.

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You will always be my baby.

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Someday you’ll be all grown up, so let me hold you close in my arms now as much as I can.

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The world is a wild and wonderful place, my love.  Someday you’ll explore it…and when you need a warm and safe resting place, you’ll find it here with us, always.

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A little backstory for you, this lovely couple contacted me for a newborn photo session when their baby was about 8 weeks old, and came to the studio when she was about 10 weeks old.  I mention this because I want you to know, even if your baby is past the “ideal” age for newborn photos, it is never too late to capture beautiful images and precious memories!

If you’ve been looking at websites for newborn and baby photographers, you may have noticed that just about everyone recommends that you come in for your newborn session when baby is 10 days old or younger.  This is because babies are usually sleepier, and are easier to mold into those cute little curled up positions that you see everywhere on Pinterest.  Once they get past two weeks of age, babies often stretch out a little more and like to be swaddled less, and are more alert and awake for longer periods of time.

That being said, perfectly posed babies with cute props are beautiful, but I think the images you will treasure most are intimate and emotional ones.

So, if you’re a little behind in scheduling your newborn session, call me anyway.  We may not get all those curled up poses, but I promise you, we’ll capture something beautiful.




P.S.  We did capture a few sweet pictures of just baby in a typical newborn pose.  This one seems to be the easiest to do when baby is a little older.  Of all the images in the post, which photo moved you the most?



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Teddy Bears and Cheerios

You’re one year old now, my sweet baby boy.  How the time flies!


I adore every inch of you, from your head to your toes.


You find such joy in the little things.  You’re happy when you have your teddy bear…


…and your Cheerios.  Not a one can be spared!



You’re always laughing and smiling…


…but you have your quiet and soulful moments, too.


And sometimes you’re just plain silly.


Whatever you are, happy or sad, serious or silly, you’re all mine, and it fills my heart with joy.


Thank you, dear Ashlie, for bringing your cutie pie into the studio for his one year photos!  It was so great to see you again!!   (((Hugs)))  Sandy

Capture your little one’s ages and stages with a Petite Studio Session.  Don’t put it off until later–they grow up so fast!  Contact me today to schedule your session.

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Can you hear me, little one?  Do you know my voice already?  I’ve been talking to you.  Singing to you.

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We’ve been going through a book of baby names.  But we don’t need it; we already have the perfect one picked out.


Can feel that, my sweet baby?  I’m hugging you right now as I cradle my belly.  I’m sending thoughts of love from my heart to yours.  I feel you kicking, and I know you can sense my joy.

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I can hardly wait to meet you, my little sweet pea.  It brings a smile to my face thinking of all the happiness you will bring.

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gorgeous boudoir maternity photography by Red Lotus Photography Pittsburgh PA

When you finally come into this world, I’ll  have to share you with everyone…but that’s ok, because we’ll always have our special connection.

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If you are expecting and are looking for a Pittsburgh baby or maternity photographer, please contact Red Lotus Photography or visit the investment page for more information.  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, Sewickley, and other areas surrounding Pittsburgh.  I offer maternity and newborn photography in my Pittsburgh photography studio.  Please contact me today to reserve your session!

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