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Linnie & Tony's Newborn Session with Baby Keon

Let me start by saying, Linnie and Tony were the cutest couple ever when they pulled up to my in-home studio. Both of them dressed in white and little Keon in Tony's arm. The two traveled from near Weirton, West Virginia, so it meant a lot that they chose me to capture this special time.

Linnie had indicated from early on that she was very drawn to neutral color schemes and didn't have a specific theme for the baby that needed to drive the session. During the setup of the session, Linnie showed me some letter blocks and a name flat that she wanted to incorporate in pictures. These kinds of items are the perfect touch to make your newborn photos unique to you. They are very easy to add in to images and allow for a lot of options. Here are some other things from her list that she wanted captured during the session:

  • Detail shots (baby's hands, feet, profile, etc.)

  • Baby in dad's hands

  • Full family posed/lifestyle photos

  • Neutral color palette with pops of color (blue preferred)

This gallery included all elements mom requested and some shots I wanted to try since she was so willing let me get creative. You may not be able to tell from the gallery, but we worked around a lot of tears and fussiness. My hope is that you can't tell! The amount of smiles little Keon gave during the second half of our session.... oh. my goodness. My heart exploded. I was thrilled to be able to capture so many smiles in a variety of different images.

Session Time: Morning (3 hours)

Baby's Age: 9 days old

About the Photographer: Jessica Merolillo is a newborn and family photographer in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, PA. She has four years of experience photographing newborns, children, families and more. Most recently in the last two years, she has expanded her portfolio to include studio photography, mostly involving newborns and children. Although she loves to photograph many kinds of subjects, Jessica specializes in newborns and young children (littles under 3) because that's where her passion truly lies. As far as the technical aspects of her photography, she is a Canon photographer and would describe her style as documentary, natural and utilizing true to life color palettes.

Think you'd like to work with her? She'd love to learn more about what you need photographed and how she can capture memories that will last a lifetime! If you are in the Pittsburgh area and you are looking for a newborn photographer in the North Hills, click below to connect and learn more.


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