Over 2,500 Pittsburgh Newborn Photo Shoots...and Counting!

As the eldest of 5 children, Dawn learned to care for newborns and toddlers from a very young age. Her very large extended family has taught her everything there is to know about soothing little ones and keeping them happy. Professionally, she has been photographing newborns at Magee Women’s Hospital for 3 years, and to date has photographed over 2,500 newborns. She has infinite patience and more than a few tricks for capturing great shots of even the fussiest of babies.

Flexible At-Home Newborn Baby Portraits

Though she does have a private studio, Dawn prefers to do newborn photography sessions in the home. She can come to you, cutting the stress of getting everything together, including your little one, and leaving the house. She also likes to photograph families in their natural environment, especially for families who have put great effort into creating the perfect nursery.

What to Expect At Your Newborn Photography Session

Dawn brings props and a portable background to get shots that are traditionally done in a professional studio. Sessions for newborns can last 1-3 hours. Newborns are unpredictable, and allowing enough time for feedings and cuddling is necessary to increase the chances for a cooperative baby. Newborn sessions are best done in the first 7-10 days but can be done up to 2 weeks after your baby comes home. Dawn's scheduling is very flexible, so we can pencil in a date before your little one arrives and then confirm the date and time once they have decided their birthday. In addition to Dawn's props, we can use any accessories, blankets, and other meaningful items in your session as well. Parents can wear whatever they feel comfortable in. Solid colors work best, and you can feel free to have outfit changes.