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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Happy Go Lucky

I want to remember this age.  This adorable, cuddly, happy go lucky age.  You’re finally learning to sit up all by yourself…

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…and I love how you scoot along on your belly to get around.  It won’t be long before you’re crawling, walking, running…

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Everything is just so fascinating.  So many textures and colors to explore with your tiny fingers.  A simple piece of fuzz on the floor is far more interesting than the most colorful toy.

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You’re so cute, somehow you manage to even make drool look charming.

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I love how your fuzzy hair stands straight up.

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Everything goes straight into the mouth right now, of course.

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I love how you get the most adorable look of concentration on your face when you’re trying to figure something out.

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You’re growing so fast, little one–the past 8 months have flown right by.  I’m looking forward to what each new age and milestone will bring.  But for now, I’ll live in this moment, and imprint these memories on my heart.  For now…

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…I just want to remember this age.

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Is your baby growing up before your very eyes?  Don’t wait to capture all the little things before it all changes.  A Petite Studio session is the perfect way to document your baby’s milestones.  Contact me today to reserve your session!

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Pregnancy and the anticipation of a baby is such a special time for a couple.  I love seeing the sparkle in their eyes, like it’s almost Christmas and they can hardly wait for their big present to arrive.

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They’re about to embark on an amazing journey together, full of wonder, discovery, and more joy than they they ever thought possible.

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Jennifer, you are positively radiant.

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Daddy kissing the belly is more than just a pretty maternity pose.  He’s kissing his baby and the womb that cradles her.  It’s always a tender and emotional moment, and so very masculine.

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Jennifer and Mike, thank you for allowing me to capture this special time for you.  I can’t wait to meet your little one!   (((Hugs))) Sandy

Shameida Colvin - Hi my Mame is Shameida Colvin I’m 34 weeks pregnant I was looking for a place where I can get just two pics taken this is my last baby and I have 4 kids and never took a pregnancy picture before I would love for me to take one by myself and with my baby father of I could can u please email or call me with some prices just for two pictures and tell me what I need to wear or do u provide makeovers with the pictures my number is xxxxxxxxxx

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Little Bitty Baby

Little bitty baby with your little baby nose, you are all sweetness, from your head to your toes.

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I love capturing all the sweet little baby details.  Newborn are so perfect and delicate.

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This is my favorite kind of newborn photography.  Nothing fancy needed; just a perfect, sweet baby in their natural, relaxed state on a simple neutral backdrop.  When you remove all distraction, baby’s beauty shines through.

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Love You More

Is it possible to love you any more, my sweet baby?  Impossible.  Any more and my heart would burst.


But then I see your little feet, kicking in the air…


And those squishy little lips…


and your tiny fingers curl around mine…


And you yawn and squeak and make cute little noises…


And you sleep soundly to the steady beating of my heart…


And the impossible becomes possible…and I love you even more.


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I’m a Pittsburgh newborn photographer, and my specialty is capturing the emotions you feel for your baby, tender and pure.  If you are expecting a child and searching for beautiful baby photography, contact me today.

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The first time I met Big Sister, she was just an infant, a newborn.  So tiny and precious.  When I look at the little babies that come to my studio for their newborn photo session, I wonder what they’ll look like when they’re older.  What will their personalities be like?  And then they come back to see me, and I don’t have to wonder.  That’s one of the best things about being a family photographer.

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Let me tell you some things about little miss E.  She’s a doting Big Sister who showers Little Sister with love and kisses.


She’s got a sweet and funny personality that is utterly charming.


And her enthusiasm is so infectious, you can’t help yourself but to smile when she is around.


Now I look at Little Sister, and wonder what she’ll be like when she is older.


And I can’t wait for the family’s next photo session, because I won’t have to wonder any more.

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