Like most two-year-olds, Lillian is excited about her baby brother Jacob. And, as you can see, she takes being a big sister very, very seriously. Incredibly attentive and patient for her age, Lillian took such good care of Baby Jacob during the shoot that I hardly heard a peep out of him. I love this serious expressions on Lillian’s face (above and below), as if to say, “Having a little brother is an important job.” But at the same time, “…isn’t this fun?”
And Baby Jacob slumbered through most of it, although he did wake up long enough to gaze up lovingly at his new family.
The H family is one of my favorite families to photograph—this is my third session with them! First was a fall family portrait session two years ago, and the second time was for a maternity session before Jacob was born. Everybody is growing so fast!
Lee and Jessica have a beautiful historic home in Shadyside, which is decorated to perfection. And I mean complete perfection. Lillian’s room was very girly girl’s room, and Jacob’s room is aeronautical in theme; but both are so much more interesting than the usual “cutesy” baby rooms we’ve all seen on Pinterest. The use of color was stunning. If you don’t believe me, just look:
Baby’s furniture is by Restoration Hardware Kids.
One more fashion note: Baby Jacob was photographed in a simple but elegant crochet diaper cover, and I was able to get some very precious “bottoms up” shots. This diaper cover worked great because it wasn’t too bulky. So if your Aunt Sally is knitting a diaper cover for your newborn, and her knitting needles are fatter than highlighter pens, you might want to have a talk with her.
Missy Timko is the photographer behind Powder Blue Photography, a boutique photography studio located in Pittsburgh, PA. She specializes in newborns, maternity, families, seniors, and headshots. Missy’s style is simple, natural, and clean, a mix of slightly posed and lifestyle photography with beautiful natural backdrops, and Missy also runs a studio in the West End Village in Pittsburgh. There are many session options, from full-length custom sessions to shorter Baby & Child or maternity sessions, inside the studio or outside in a beautiful natural or urban location in Pittsburgh. Contact Missy for rates and availability.
*Adapted from “My Little Brother” on www.netmums.com chatroom, September 2007, posted by Erin C.