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Welcome to my Studio

Welcome to my studio. My clients often ask me what my favorite subject to photograph is. Babies. I LOVE babies! Although photography has been my hobby for over 25 years, I spent more time taking portraits after my daughter was born. By the time I was pregnant with my 3rd baby, I knew that newborn […]

Newborn Studio Sessions, Rebecca Leigh Studio

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gray linen album

Preserving Newborn Portraits in an Album

Each Collection that I offer after your newborn session includes a print credit. Preserving newborn portraits in an album is a great option for printing a professional and tangible product. It’s 2022 and everyone is familiar with the value of digital image files. They are great for sharing on social media and they also provide […]

Newborn Studio Sessions

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dad holding newborn and smiling at mom

How we style your newborn session

A common topic discussed when speaking with potential newborn clients, is how we style your newborn session. My studio is filled with carefully curated wraps, bonnets, accessories, and props for your use during a newborn session. Before the start of each session, I need time to set-up everything. I like to know ahead of time […]

Newborn Studio Sessions

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Newborn Only – All Wrapped Studio Session

I offer two studio session types for newborns. Parents that want just a few photos of their baby only, might be interested in the 1 hour, Newborn Only – All Wrapped Studio Session. The reason the 1 hour session is “All Wrapped” is because once a newborn is securely swaddled, they are usually quite content […]

Newborn Studio Sessions

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newborn girl wrapped in pale pink fabric

Full Newborn Studio Sessions

Full Newborn Studio Sessions are usually scheduled around 10:30am and last until 1:30pm. Why are Newborn Studio Sessions 2-3 hours long? It takes time and patience to pose babies safely and comfortably. Newborns eat frequently, so you can expect to have at least 1 full feeding during a session. If your baby is cluster feeding, […]

Newborn Studio Sessions

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newborn and sibling portraits on a flokati

Newborn & Sibling Portraits | Ellicott City Photographer

Newborn & Sibling Portraits | Ellicott City Photographer. I had an idea for a new blog post, only to realize I covered a similar topic in a post last year. But, it is still worth writing because the focus is slightly different. Working with toddlers is a mixed bag 😉, but Newborn & Sibling portraits […]

Newborn Studio Sessions

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Newborn in peach pink wrap with teddy bear on a flokati

When should we take newborn photos?

A common question expectant parents ask is, “When should we take newborn photos?” Every newborn session is different. Some babies are awake. Some babies are asleep. It just depends on the baby. I usually try to photograph newborns in the studio within 1-2 weeks after the baby is born. During the first 2 weeks of […]

Newborn Studio Sessions

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Neutral colors are timeless

When my clients ask me what to wear for their newborn photo sessions, I always recommend neutral colors. Neutral colors are timeless. Have you ever bought an outfit that you loved at one time but then a few years later wouldn’t want to wear it anymore? By choosing neutrals colors, chances are you will look […]

Newborn Studio Sessions

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father and mother smiling at newborn boy

Lifestyle/Posed Images in Studio

It has been quite some time since I’ve written a blog post; at least on my computer. I write them in my head all the time, and sometimes I write them in my blog journal. After a very busy fall season, I am catching up on some session blogging. My favorite part about blog posts […]

Newborn Studio Sessions

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Newborn boy on gray blanket

Getting Back to What I love to Do

Over the past 19 months, I’ve reflected on the future of my photography business, with a positive outlook. Getting back to what I love to do has certainly never been a question of if, but rather, when. I am going to have a successful newborn photography business, but I’ve had to wait VERY patiently. There […]

Newborn Studio Sessions

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