Pittsburgh Motherhood & Newborn Photographer

“I believe the simplistic and organic approach to my photography allows the genuine love and emotions to shine through.  Real beauty, real connections.”

My Philosophy

Not a day goes by that I don’t realize our time is limited here on earth, knowing that tomorrow will just be a memory.  

Time seems to stand still while you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of your precious newborn.  And then, before you realize it, that sweet baby is here and they are growing by leaps and bounds.  You promise yourself that you will memorize every little detail of their tiny, newborn face and hands.  But somewhere in between the sleepless nights and long days, those tiny details in your memory start to fade and that tiny baby is not so tiny anymore.  Soon they’re crawling, taking their first steps and saying their first words.  They’re no longer that tiny newborn who fit just so perfectly snuggled up in your arms.  

As it’s been said before “the days are long, but the years are short”.  You find yourself wishing for time to slow down and you wonder how you got here so quickly.

I believe that documenting this time of life through photography is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, your children and future generations.  This is your legacy- your story.  There is no value you can place on these precious memories.  These photographs allow you to go back and remember their tiny face and hands, the sweet smell of a newborn and the feeling of their soft breath on your cheek.  You can close your eyes and remember the feeling of their chubby little hand holding tightly onto yours as they took their first steps.  

I am passionate about preserving your memories and creating beautiful heirlooms so that you and your family can tell your story.

Petite Magnolia also offers maternity, milestone and family portrait sessions both outdoors or in the client’s home.  A Collective Membership is available for those clients wishing to document a series of life’s moments.

~PITTSBURGH NEWBORN SESSION DETAILS~

newborn girl in blush wrap and a bowl

Petite Magnolia Photography specializes in beautiful & simplistic newborn portraiture.  With a passion for details, I look to capture the tiniest details and purest moments through simple, classic photography without the distractions of props or unnatural posing.  This allows for the real beauty and emotions to shine through in your photos.  In order to create classic, timeless photos I love using a mix of traditional & lifestyle portraiture enhanced by natural light, creamy neutral colors & soft textures.

In order to deliver an exceptional experience & beautiful images, I take a limited number of clients each month.  Scheduling your newborn session early will ensure my availability for your date.  Most mamas schedule during their second trimester of pregnancy.  Newborn sessions can take between 2-3 hours due to the care and safety that is taken to ensure natural, beautiful photos.  Newborn sessions can be combined with maternity, milestone and family sessions as a Collective Membership to receive exclusive benefits.

~PITTSBURGH NEWBORN INVESTMENT~

Session Fee $300
The session fee commissions me as your photographer and includes your welcome package, a pre-session consultation, your reserved session time, access to client wardrobe, hand-editing of 25-30 images as well as your in-person viewing appointment.  At your private viewing appointment, you will view your images for the first time as printed proofs and choose your art pieces as well as your digital images.  The session fee does not include any printed or digital products.

the Collective Membership starting at  $600
For those clients who wish to document a series of life’s milestones and receive exclusive pricing & benefits, a Collective Membership (3 or more sessions) is available.  All newborn sessions in the Membership will receive 25 complimentary newborn announcements.

the Design & Ordering Appointment
During this appointment, I help to guide clients in choosing pieces that will best display their images as well as compliment their home & lifestyle.  Heirloom artwork includes albums and framed fine art prints, as well as digital images.  A product & portrait planning guide is included in your welcome package.  Clients typically invest $1250 or more at their ordering appointment.  

Sessions can take place in my home or yours.  Newborn sessions are done in the morning, Monday through Thursday.  Saturday sessions and those outside of normal business hours are limited and will incur an additional fee.  If the weather is favorable, outdoor images are also a beautiful option.

I offer my clients a carefully curated wardrobe of beautiful gowns as well as a growing collection for babies and younger children.  During your pre-session consultation, we will discuss your wardrobe options and create a look that you will love.  I am happy to create a style inspiration board for your family to help when it comes time to choose their outfits.

A professional stylist is available for hair and makeup for an additional fee of $150.  This is a great way to ensure that you look and feel beautiful as well as a chance to be pampered.  This service adds an additional hour to your session.

It is best to schedule your newborn’s session within the first 20 days of life.  Typically, once your baby is born, you or someone close to you will let me know of the baby’s arrival within 3 days.  I will then send you my availability so that you can choose which day works for you.  All newborn sessions are done in the morning Monday through Thursday.  Saturday sessions and those outside of normal business hours are limited and subject to an additional fee.

This is the easy part- just you and that sweet baby!  I will have all the wraps and blankets that we need, in addition to wardrobe choices for my mamas.  We can even arrange for my professional makeup artist to pamper you as well.  If you have young children, I always suggest having an extra caregiver present who can take care of their needs while you enjoy your session.  

I take pride on creating natural, soft images that will stand the test of time by using natural & creamy tones, beautiful textures and the authentic emotions & connections of your family.  Parents and siblings are always included!  A styling consult is included for everyone.

Due to the delicate editing of newborns, please allow 2-3 weeks for your viewing & ordering appointment.

Yes, of course!  Every client can leave with a collection of digital images.  My goal is to create beautiful, heirloom quality artwork that will be displayed in your home and passed along to future generations.  Clients have the option to purchase just the digitals a la carte or at special pricing with heirloom artwork.

Nothing makes me happier than when I get to document a series of life’s milestones for my clients.  I love the relationship that we build as well as watching your family grow!  I am so appreciative of your loyalty.  For those clients wanting to secure three or more sessions, I offer a membership with exclusive session pricing, complimentary newborn announcements, investment incentives & priority booking for my Santa Sessions & Petite Motherhood Sessions.  The Collective Membership can include maternity, newborn, baby, milestone, & family sessions.  A limited number of Collective Memberships are offered annually.  Inquire early if interested.

Absolutely!  I offer 2 limited edition sessions every year.  In the spring, I offer Petite Motherhood sessions to document mamas and their little ones.  These are held April through June and make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift!  I also offer Santa Sessions every November and these are released in August, so make sure you join my email list and check back often to snag a spot- they sell out fast!

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mother holding newborn in nursery
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Curated Client Wardrobe
pittsburgh newborn photography newborn wraps
Beautiful Wraps & Soft Textures
pittsburgh newborn photography client hair and makeup session
Professional Hair & Makeup Experience
pittsburgh newborn photography client welcome package
Client Welcome Package
pittsburgh newborn photography glass print box with glass USB
Client Keepsake Box & Prints
pittsburgh newborn photography client welcome gift lip balm and baby rattle
Client Gifts

Petite Magnolia Photography specializes in luxury, organic newborn photography in the Pittsburgh area, including Peters Township, Canonsburg, McMurray, Upper St. Clair, Mt. Lebanon, Jefferson Hills, Sewickley, Cranberry & Robinson.