The Importance of Capturing the “in-between” Moments in Newborn Photography

As a Pittsburgh area newborn photographer, the in-between moments that I capture during a photo session often end up being some of my favorite images!

What is an in-between moment? For me, it’s when I take photos while the baby is getting fed, changed, or settled by one of the parents. If there are older siblings present, they are often included in those in-between images.

I think it is so important to get photos of those real-life everyday moments. Especially moments that are repeated multiple times throughout the day when you have a tiny little human to care for.

Sure they may not be the most glamourous moments and probably not the images Mom would pick to share on Facebook or frame on her wall, but that does not make these images any less valuable than the others.

If you have ever had a baby then you know how many diapers a newborn can go through. According to google; “A daily average of 10 to 12 diapers over the first month of a baby’s life

That’s around 300 diaper changes in the first month!

This means a large chunk of a parents’ day is spent changing diapers so I feel like this is something that needs to be captured! Especially when an adorable toddler wants to help!

And what about feedings? Google says; “Most newborns need eight to 12 feedings a day”. Which means another large chunk of the day is spent feeding the baby. Whether this is bottle or breast, it’s more moments that need to be documented! (I always ask mom first if she wants images while breastfeeding, I promise you will want those someday)

And any time there is an older sibling present, I always try to capture some images of just them all by themselves or with a parent.

So if you ever book a newborn session with me, know that I will continue shooting during the diaper changes and the feedings and you may find that those very real-life images may end up being some of the ones you treasure most.

They may not immediately be the favorite, but one day when you are a Mom to older kids (like myself) those in-between images will take you right back into the moment of what life was like when you were caring for a tiny new baby.

If you’re looking for a family photographer in Seven Fields, Mars, Warrendale, Cranberry Township or North of Pittsburgh,  please get in touch to inquire about a session! I’d love to plan a photo session for your unique family!

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All images by Mary Beth Miller Photography 

Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in family and newborn photography in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and many of the surrounding areas. Mary Beth has over thirteen years of experience photographing families, newborns and babies in Pittsburgh including Valencia, Mars, Wexford, Seven Fields, Warrendale, Bradford Woods and Adams Township  Her style is very relaxed and natural and your family session will feel like a stress-free Sunday afternoon with your family! 

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  • You are the master of capturing those in between moments!ReplyCancel

  • Katie

    These images are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Aww…I love the in between moments!  So sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryne

    Such beautiful moments!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey

    These are the moments that seem to be forgotten but are not any less important than the ‘perfect’ photo. These photos are what sparks the memory! Beautiful work as always!ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    I love that you include moment like this. They really are specialReplyCancel

Mary Beth Miller Photography


Established in 2009
Family & Newborn Photographer serving the greater Pittsburgh area; Wexford, Mars, Cranberry Twp., and also serving Boardman, Poland, and Canfield, Ohio.

Mary Beth Miller Photography

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Established in 2009
Family & Newborn Photographer serving the greater Pittsburgh area; Wexford, Mars, Cranberry Twp., and also serving Boardman, Poland, and Canfield, Ohio.