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OH, 2020 (PITTSBURGH FAMILY AND NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER)

      2020 felt like an impossible year for so many, myself included, in very unique ways. Speaking strictly from a business perspective – the only thing that got me through was client patience, understanding, and trust. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOU ALL. I could not have managed without the kindness that was extended, especially when scheduling got really tricky in those Fall months. Leaning on talented referrals for people that I couldn’t fit into the calendar felt like a safety net. I truly feel like everyone who got in touch with me was helped, in one way or another, in a WILD year. Sure my business took a significant hit but nothing like so many others and for that I’m simply thankful.

      Photographing families during the pandemic proved to be challenging, but I was able to do it safely, after Pennsylvania got back into that “green phase” following non-essential business closures. Fast forward. Sessions happened and I feel confident that I did what I could to keep everyone safe while we were together. I wore my Rowdy Sprout masks, sanitized a lot, wiped down gear, washed my hands, handled newborns only as much as new parents felt comfortable, etc. I tried hard to keep everyone feeling comfortable, while documenting the love that lived in a stressful and worrisome period of time. The focus needed to be on families and that’s exactly what I set out to have happen each time I left my own home.

      I am picking up 2020 shares (in 2021) with this truly amazing family, at home with their sweet and perfect addition. I can scroll through to the bottom of this post and see that a really rough year was filled with as much good as we saw bad. I’d argue more good than bad. <3

      2021 DISCLAIMER:
      I’m a hugger so the whole social distance thing was and still is not easy for me. (Not a hugger? You may want to consider a referral from me when we all come out on the other side of this pandemic, haha!)

      portrait of a new mom and baby
      new big sibling photos
      natural newborn photo
      big siblings kissing newborn
      mom and daughter with newborn baby girl
      big brother natural moment
      dad and his three kids at family newborn session
      classic family photo at home newborn session
      natural family moments at home newborn session
      mother with newborn girl and older daughter
      natural photos of mother and 2 daughters at newborn session
      newborn baby girl in daddy's arms
      newborn in gray nursery with white crib
      newborn baby laying in crib
      tummy time and pacifier photos in nursery during in home newborn session
      family dog smothered in older sibling love at family newborn session
      outdoor and natural newborn photo during covid-19 pandemic
      new family photo with dog in front of house
      parents with newborn outdoor photo
      big sibling outdoor portraits at home newborn session
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