“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 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

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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 a re 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!

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

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mother holding newborn in nursery
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Curated Client Wardrobe
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Beautiful Wraps & Soft Textures
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Professional Hair & Makeup Experience
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Client Welcome Package
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Client Keepsake Box & Prints
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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.