I've had a camera since childhood, but I learned technical film photography in college. My favorite art media are oil painting, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, and charcoal. Much of my artwork has been inspired by my travels throughout Europe, especially Italy. I was an art teacher for seven years and then a stay-at-home mom after my 1st child was born. By the time I had my 3rd child, I began learning the art of posed newborn photography. Newborn photography requires patience and gentle posing and I have been trained to safely pose babies. I hope to make your experience relaxing and memorable. In addition to studio sessions, I am often outdoors taking lifestyle portraits of families. In my free time, I enjoy singing, playing piano and violin, running, and hiking through the National Parks with my family and camera.
Hello there! I'm Becky, an Ellicott City photographer, with a Bachelors degree in Art Education from Towson University and a Master of Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Your relaxed photo session with access to fabrics and wardrobe
moments of love
Your family is at the heart
Submit the contact form on my website. I will respond with answers to your questions and share examples of heirloom albums and wall art that I offer. You'll have the option to set up a phone call or schedule your session through email. The booking process is easy, and then I'll provide guidance on what to wear and how to prepare for your session. Then allow me to use my years of experience to safely pose your baby and create beautiful portraits for you.
Art for the Sentimental mom | Posed Newborn Meets Lifestyle Photography | Relaxed naturally posed family with a mix of posed solo newborn
Receive the best of both worlds in your studio newborn session: so many clients love the look of solo newborn poses but also want the relaxed feel of an in-home lifestyle session. With Rebecca Leigh Photography, you get both in my carefully curated studio set up. A simple white bed or bench set-up is your background for those family with newborn poses. You can just relax and cuddle together as I photograph your portraits. All of the details are taken care of for you. Just bring your family with your new baby.
Simple . Timeless . Sentimental
from past clients
"It was so easy getting in touch with Becky. She was incredibly prompt in responding and answering our questions. From inquiring to booking — maybe all of 30 minutes!
She came highly recommended from a friend. We took one look at her social media and knew she was the photographer for us. The quality and attention to detail is super evident and her work is nothing short of top-notch talent. You can also tell she truly loves what she does!
She is so prepared and careful when shooting newborns. From her cloth gloves to avoid cold hands, to the thoughtfully placed space heaters, to the baby shusher sound machine. She could not have done anything additional to create a more comforting environment for all; especially baby!
Book her ASAP!! You will not be disappointed!"
"Rebecca was so kind and quick to respond when I first reached out to her. The photos speak for themselves! Every picture in her gallery is perfect and looks like a painting. I wanted someone who was trained in and comfortable with posing babies and Rebecca is definitely that person! The planning process leading up to the actual session was very easy! A few days prior to our photoshoot we received a pamphlet in the mail with directions on what we should wear/bring and what we could expect from our session. We also received a very simple form asking us what colors we would prefer to have featured and if we wanted any special props. Becky was completely prepared with everything we asked for by the time we got to our session! There were so many little touches like a personalized sign, snacks, and a changing table that made the whole experience so comfortable and stress-free! Becky also went above and beyond to incorporate stars into my photoshoot as we requested so that it could match my son's nursery. Those pictures are so special to my family! There is also a beautiful wardrobe to choose from which took the pressure off of me finding a dress that fit my new postpartum body! My pictures turned out to be beautiful! They were better than I could have dreamed of. The photos were stunning even before we the got the final edited versions, Becky is so talented! If you are considering working with Rebecca - DO IT! She goes above and beyond for her clients! The experience was everything I wanted for my baby's newborn photoshoot and I plan to use her again for our future photography needs. The personalized touches, communication, and stress-free process made my family so comfortable. The pictures turned out so beautiful and perfectly captured all of the little newborn details I never want to forget."
"From the beginning to the end of the process, Becky was attentive and responsive. She made the booking process very easy. The photography session is understandably long, but Becky made sure we were comfortable and had what we needed for those middle of the session feeding and changing breaks. Becky was extremely patient and gentle when it came to dressing and positioning our little man, which can only come from the years of experience she possesses. She has so many options for colors, fabrics, backgrounds and props that it is hard to choose just a few! Becky understood the types of poses we were looking for and the end products are amazing! We are so happy with our photos, and had a fantastic experience!"
"Becky is very kind to work with. She is engaging with the entire family. She is extremely patient with children and knows how to engage them to make it more fun. Becky has an eye for catching intimate family moments to look back on for life. We have used her several times from holiday minis to newborn photographs and will continue to in the future!"
"Working with Becky for my daughter's newborn photos was an easy and excellent decision. Her COVID policies and precautions were the best that I have seen and the session could not have run smoother. The photos were beautiful and I cannot wait to have Becky photograph the rest of my family!
Jennifer & Raul
" My family and I are fortunate to have found such an amazing photographer and person to do our family pictures. We have booked her for all the different seasons of the year (winter, spring, summer, and fall) and she has found amazing locations which capture the spirit of the season. She's also great with our kids and the pictures show it! In fact, we love so many of the pictures she takes that we usually pay extra for the additional pictures and lament that we couldn't keep them all! Rebecca is truly a great photographer and we would recommend her to anyone and everyone who wants to have quality professional pictures taken."
photos by @rebecca.leigh.photography