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 Maryland Portrait Photographer serving clients all over Maryland.

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Milestone Portraits

My portrait photography style includes simple and authentic portraits of your baby sitting on fabrics or in a Moses basket or prop. Depending on the baby's age, we may take tummy lying portraits, crawling, or standing portraits. I provide wooden toys if needed to entertain your baby during the photos.

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. You have the option to only photograph your baby, but family and sibling portraits are included.

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. I provide a client closet of dresses for moms and girls, as well as baby rompers, 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 outfits with what dad wears.

Photo Session Style & Patience

Time of Day

As a mother of 3 children, and the experience I have of photographing many babies, I understand that every baby is different and some need more time to warm up to having their photos taken. I want my clients to feel comfortable and not rushed, so I take a laid back approach to my photo sessions.

I will try to connect with your baby using their interests that you share with me. I like to sing songs that they like and we can work together to get the best portraits while having fun.

Milestones sessions are scheduled on weekday mornings starting between 10am and 2pm in my home studio located in Ellicott City or in your home.

You can choose a start time based on your baby's nap schedule, so that they are rested and well fed before the session.

The session usually takes up to approximately 45 minutes, as a Maryland portrait photographer I find that is the max attention span for most babies. 

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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 Maryland portrait photography 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 file 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 Milestones Portrait Sessions are scheduled within the 10am-2pm timeframe on weekday mornings, Tuesdays-Fridays. Choose a start time based on your baby's nap schedule. Baby Milestones Sessions can be taken starting at 2 months and up.

It is recommended for sitter portraits around 6-7 months. During your Maryland portrait photography session you can view Heirloom Products, such as albums, a matted print box, and framed fine art prints.

3. Your maryland portrait Photography Session

I will send you a link to a brief questionnaire to learn your preferences prior to the session. Your answers will let me know what style/colors/props you want included and what your goals are for our Maryland portrait photography 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 Maryland portrait photography for your baby, you can contact me to schedule a session up to 6 months in advance. I'll email you milestones 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 date.

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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!"


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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

You can book your MD portrait session as far in advance as you would like. Especially during the fall, it is important to get on my schedule a couple of months in advance. We plan your baby's session time around nap time so we have a happy baby! Sessions take place on Tuesdays-Fridays between 10am-2pm.

If your baby is beginning to crawl, already crawling, or walking, the key to keeping your baby still for photos is toys. I know we don't necessarily want brightly colored toys in our portraits, so I keep a handful of small, unobtrusive wooden toys in the studio. The small wooden toys keep your baby entertained for long enough to take pictures.



frequently Asked Questions


Milestones Sessions usually take up to 45 minutes. Some babies may be shy or hesitant and this gives them plenty of time to warm up to having photos taken.


Milestones portraits can be taken at any time during baby's first year.  I recommend Milestones at 6+ months when your baby is sitting and also at one year. One year portraits with or without a cake smash are great too!


We will photograph baby, baby with siblings, and baby with immediate family during a Milestones Session. I offer a variety of headbands, baskets, fabrics, and props for sitting, for your selection during your portrait session in MD.

I also have a small client closet clothing collection, if you would like to borrow an outfit for your baby. These baby rompers are not like clothing found in stores; they are custom made for photography and they are sooo cute! Dresses are also available for moms and girls.

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