Lifestyle Newborn Interview | Real Pittsburgh Family

October 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Lifestyle Newborn Interview | Real Pittsburgh Family

Our baby was born on August 25, 2017.

Our baby was 20 inches long and weighed 7lbs 14.5 oz

He was exactly a week late.

We live in West View, in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.

It felt pretty surreal. I was extremely excited.

We were driving to NY to spend Christmas with my family and told him I had a "gift" for him before we got there, and told him the good news as we were traveling.  Needed to make sure he could keep the secret with me as everyone else would be celebrating the holiday with some drinks!

We didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl so we went with neutral calm colors and added in a little "safari" theme.

We had to decide on both a boy and girl name, we thought we had a boy name but changed our minds and started from scratch.  We kept the beginning letter and my husband suggested Connor, I liked it, and read the "meaning" ... which was "wise" as the primary meaning... and then kept reading and a secondary meaning is "hound lover" and I laughed thinking it was perfect  since we have a hound dog that is a pretty big part of our life! (I didn't tell my husband that part of the meaning until after we agreed that would be the name)

Creating new family memories and traditions...and hopefully introducing him to tennis!

He is alert, sweet and curious.

Be prepared to be flexible and go with the flow!  The newborn is in charge now, from delivery to now being at home!

Trying to get anything done with a baby who is super alert and doesn't want to nap!

Spending the time together as a family and knowing we'd have these memories captured in great photos.  Really liked the "lifestyle" session as it felt so much more natural to us.

The baby grows and changes so fast I wanted to make sure we were able to capture the newborn stage with really nice photos.

All of the prints, signs, wall decor was from Etsy.


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Laura Mares is an experienced photographer specializing in capturing timeless family keepsakes. Laura works on location and in her fully equipped home studio, located in Mt. Lebanon, eight miles south of Pittsburgh, PA. Laura’s style is creative, natural, and timeless. Would you like beautiful portraits of your newborn baby, to update your child and family portraits or to document a milestone in your life such as a wedding, graduation, birthday or reunion? If you are interested in high quality, timeless photographs, book your session today, call (412) 654-3367 or email [email protected] To view a wide range of gorgeous portraits and to get great tips, advice and beautiful inspiration follow along on Instagram and Facebook.


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