Cherishing thoughts of your family and children for years to come can be more than just a memory.  Let me be the artist who creates the perfect vision for your newborn, baby, and family portraits. As a former art teacher with a Masters in Art Education, the visual arts are my forte. My love for the arts and the joy of being a mother of 3 children, naturally inspired me to become a Baltimore newborn photographer serving clients all over Maryland.

Baltimore Newborn Photographer


the Client Experience

The client experience with Rebecca Leigh Photography can be described as hands-on and custom to your family, from start to finish. Your photography experience should make planning easy for you and result in images that you’ll love to look at in your home forever.

The client experience with Rebecca Leigh Photography can be described as hands-on and custom to your family, from start to finish. Your photography experience should make planning easy for you and result in images that you’ll love to look at in your home forever.

If you know you would love to have portraits of your baby and family, but are not sure where to start, don’t worry! Just complete the contact form and I will respond with all the information you need to know, and the option to set-up a free phone consultation. You will be guided through what to wear and how to prepare for your session. You’ll have access to the client wardrobe if desired, which is especially helpful for newborn studio sessions. Imagine just being able to arrive at the session with your baby and not having to buy a dress ahead of time, wondering how well it will photograph.

During the session, I will guide you with prompts for photographing natural family interactions. Newborn sessions will also include some skilled wrapping techniques and gentle posing for solo newborn portraits. If you have kids with personality, then no problem. I am a former certified k-12 art teacher and mom of 3, with plenty of experience working with children. So I will join in the fun as we photograph your session. Outdoor family sessions will be like play time.

Our main goal is to create images you can enjoy with your children for years to come. During the session, clients lament how adorable their newborn looks sleeping in their arms or posed in a swaddle. Preserving these memories in the form of artwork, is something to think about before we work together. This will help us both understand what family combinations and style of photos you like best, and how you intend to display your memories, such as on your walls or in an album.

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My Baltimore newborn photography style includes a combination of gentle posing, using skilled wrapping techniques and pillow positioners underneath fabrics, along with some baby led posing. For family portraits we will photograph moments of you looking at, and interacting with your baby.

Family portraits will be standing and seated by white sheers to create the look of window light. There is also a bedroom set-up which is great for comfortably gathering siblings, parents, and a newborn together, creating more of an in-home lifestyle look.

Gentle Posing & Prompts for Natural Interactions

My Session Style

What to Wear

I usually recommend that everyone in the family wears light, neutral colors or muted color tones for your Maryland or Baltimore newborn photos. I provide a client closet of a dresses for moms and girls, or you can wear your own. View all my beautiful options here!

Dads can keep it simple with a white, cream, beige, light gray, Henley shirt or button down shirt and khaki or chino pants, or jeans in a lighter shade. This makes it easier to coordinate the dresses and baby wraps with what dad wears.

Relaxing Photo Session Style & Patience

Time of Day

One of the best compliments that I often hear from my clients is how patient I am with their baby. As a Baltimore newborn photographer I am very conscientious with handling newborns and I am very patient and laid back about how the session goes.

As a mother of 3 babies, I understand that every baby is different and some need more time to feed or soothed for whatever reason. I want my clients to feel comfortable and not rushed, and we just go with the flow of your baby. A chill vibe is the best for working with babies.

Maryland newborn sessions are scheduled on weekday mornings at 10am in my home studio located in Ellicott City or in your home. In the studio I have all of the equipment I need to carefully pose your baby if you would like tummy poses and a few prop poses such as the bowl or basket.

Newborn portraits in your Baltimore or Maryland home are 100% lifestyle and will include family interacting with your baby as well as solo newborn portraits in the crib or on your bed. A home filled with natural light is best. 

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Investment & Details

Newborn sessions, 6+ months, and one year portraits are client favorites. Rebecca Leigh Photography loves to welcome back babies for sitter sessions and first year portraits, with or without a cake smash, both of which also include family portraits.  All of these images will go perfectly together in a First Year Album or a linen covered matted print box. And guess who will love to look at this album, besides you? Your baby!

Schedule 1 session or the Membership with 2-4 Sessions

Digital files & artwork start at $700

Planning Guide
Includes 1 Session
Access to Client Wardrobe
Digital files and artwork are purchased separately

sINGLE Session | $300

Digital files & Artwork start at $700
After Each Session

A Welcome Package & Planning Guide
Your choice of 2-4 Sessions within 18 months of the first session
Access to Client Wardrobe
Digital files and artwork are purchased separately after each session

 Membership* | $500

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  • We offer a client wardrobe of dresses for moms and children and we will coordinate your outfits so that they look cohesive from one photo session to the next. This is great for album design, matted prints, or framed art when printing photos from more than one session to group together.
  • You can use your $400 complimentary print credit to put towards products after any session or at the end of the Membership. 
  • Digital File Collections are discounted at $100 off after each session with the Membership.  With the Creative Fee and Digital Files combined, you have a savings of $300 with 2 sessions, $700 with 3 sessions, or $1100 with 4 sessions.
  • We will reach out to you to schedule each subsequent session, making remembering to schedule each session easier for you.

Perks of the MEmbership

Why clients love the Membership

You will receive a download PIN for your purchased digital files. Spend your complimentary print credit on your choice of Heirloom Products. Choose from albums, matted prints, framed fine art prints, and deckled edge fine art prints. Rebecca Leigh Photography designs your artwork for you, so you can relax and receive the highest quality printed products from your Baltimore newborn photo session.

5.  Final images delivered for download
& spend your Print Credit

Within 2 weeks after your session, I will email you a link to your online password-protected gallery. The proofing gallery will have edits for lighting and color/tone. You will choose a digital collection after viewing this gallery. Retouching will be completed on your selected images for purchase. Any additional editing/retouching will be completed within 1 week after you notify me of your selections for purchase.  

4. gallery delivery & Digital Collection Selection

Studio Newborn Sessions are scheduled from 10am-1pm on weekday mornings, Tuesdays-Fridays. Email me within 2 days of birth, if possible, to schedule your firm session date. Newborn sessions are scheduled within 2 weeks of birth if desired, but can be up to 6 weeks or later if you prefer.

 In home newborn sessions are about 1 hour long and begin between 10am and 11am. During your photography session you can view Heirloom Products, such as albums, a matted print box, and framed fine art prints.

3. Your baltimore newborn Photography Session

I will send you a link to a brief questionnaire to learn your preferences prior to your Baltimore newborn photo session. Your answers will let me know what style/colors/props you want included and what your goals are for the session.

You will also receive a planning guide in the mail with suggestions on what to wear, what to bring to the session, as well as showcase examples of Heirloom Products that you can view in person during the session. 

2. Planning your Custom Photography Session

For Baltimore Newborn Photography, you can contact me during or after your 2nd trimester to reserve your due date on my calendar. Don't hesitate to reach out, even if your baby has already arrived! I'll email you newborn session information.

You'll have the option to schedule a free phone consultation or we can communicate through email. I will email you a digital proposal with a contract to sign and an invoice to pay the Creative Fee to reserve your session.

1. Contact & Reserve portrait Session

Next steps for newborn photo sessions

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"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!"

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."

Lauren S.

"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!"

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Tips & Advice

I recommend booking a session at least 3 months before your due date, if possible. But I happily accept clients as long as I have availability, so please reach out, even if your baby has already arrived! I only take a limited number of sessions each month so that I can accommodate all of my scheduled clients.

When do we schedule a session date with our Baltimore newborn photographer?

frequently Asked Questions

When should we take our maryland or baltimore newbon photos?

Ideally, newborn portraits are best photographed when the baby is between 5-14 days old, if you would like sleepy newborn poses. However, newborns can be photographed at any time! I recommend by 6 weeks old. 


Studio Newborn sessions typically last 2-3 hours. This allows time to take care of your baby's needs (feeding, diaper changing, soothing) throughout the session. 


During the session we will photograph your newborn solo, sibling(s) with newborn, and family with newborn. I offer a variety of clean and well-maintained baby wraps, outfits, blankets, hats, headbands, baskets, buckets, and backdrops for your selection during the session.

Your Maryland or Baltimore newborn photo session will be tailored to your preferences in regards to color choices and poses. There is no need to bring any outfits or props for your newborn. Everything is provided. A client wardrobe of dresses is provided for moms and girls.

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