Miracle baby – Baltimore Newborn Photographer

Miracle baby – Baltimore newborn and family photographer

When mom described this newborn baby boy as her “miracle baby” I knew I was in for a a good story.  Some of my most favorite family stories revolve around how families end up becoming families. This particular little one was anticipated very, very much. He’s also so very loved and adored by everyone, including his “big brother” Cooper.  Mom and dad were a little worried about how their beloved pup would take to the changes in the house (as all dog-parents are, I think).

As it turns out, Cooper, despite his big, gangling self,  is the most attentive watch dog possible. Alert to every squeak and cry, he was right there by my side any time his “little brother” stirred during our newborn portrait session.  It was remarkable to have the two “siblings” together in the same image – Cooper’s head is bigger than his wee little charge!

As always with any family pet in the studio, we’re careful to use extra safety equipment and precautions.  The set is a 8×4 foot over-engineered stage, built to hold ten people. The top is padded for this shoot; an extra level of protection for adults, pups and babies.  This stage allows all of us to work safely and comfortably.  The bucket that the baby is in is weighted with 35lbs of studio weights in the bottom to help prevent accidental jostling and tipping from an excited, wiggly dog butt.  Dad is in charge of Cooper,  literally inches from the dog (to tackle him if needed), I’m no more than an arm’s length away and mom is right beside me as well. We also have really tasty dog treats right at camera level to help keep Cooper’s interest on me.   Images like this should always be a team effort. If my assistant isn’t with me, I’ll have mom and dad step in to lend a hand to make sure baby is safe and comfortable at all times.

Of course, since daddy is a Baltimore County Police Officer, we had to find a way to incorporate dad’s cap and badge in the images too!

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  • Beautiful images and I love how the pup joined in too!ReplyCancel

  • These are absolutely gorgeous! And I love the ones with the pup!ReplyCancel

  • These are beautiful, Kat!! All the props are so cute….especially him all curled up in the police hat! And I loved reading about Cooper 🙂ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful little baby!! Love these studio images and your explanation around the safety of doing the shoot! Beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful. I’m so glad you covered the safety precautions needed when photographing dogs and newborns!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness!! I love all of these!! So sweet that Cooper wouldn’t leave his side!ReplyCancel

  • Such an endearing story, lovely! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Super gorgeous! I love Cooper too!ReplyCancel

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  • Becky Haas Tice

    My goodness, these are beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Wynn

    Wow they are amazing! I want to have another baby just to get pictures like these taken! All are great! I really love the first one with cooper and Lyle!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Marie Gannon Allison

    You photographed a miracle baby and an amazing family and caught an abundance of love in every shot! So so special!!!ReplyCancel

  • What a gorgeous newborn session! Wonderful job working with a dog and newborn at the same time!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Rasmussen

    Beautiful, creative pictures! A wonderful family!ReplyCancel

  • Magan

    Gorgeous family, what a sweet baby & pup!ReplyCancel

  • What a great story and this baby is so adorable. Love his red hair!
    Amazing newborn photography in Baltimore!ReplyCancel

  • What an amazing session! Love that you captured memories from Daddy’s job! Such a beautiful family!ReplyCancel

  • Such a gorgeous little family! And the Cooper posed perfectly!!ReplyCancel

  • I was reading your article about Fairfax County Parks and wondered on to your blog…..it is so beautiful…I loved looking at all of your photo’s!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous gallery! This Baltimore newborn photographer is obviously one who connects with her clients.ReplyCancel

  • Tina Blatchford

    Oh my goodness, these photos are gorgeous! If I lived in Baltimore, I would not hesitate to use you for a newborn photography session. I love that you had that adorable doggie join in! Awesome work!ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Vitale-Edwards

    What a beautiful family! That doggy is so cute! Baltimore is so lucky to have such a talented newborn photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Valentina

    Wow what a story! Stunning newborn photography and an adorable baby!ReplyCancel