Those First Weeks are So Beautiful Yet So Hard. Why You Should Still Book the Session | Youngstown Newborn Photographer

As a Youngstown Newborn Photographer who has had three babies, I know that those first couple weeks of having a new baby at home are not easy.

Of course, there are those super sweet moments where you just cuddle and gaze at your new baby but I also know the reality of the situation!

You and your partner are tag-teaming for diaper and clothing changes, swaddling, feedings, burpings, rocking, etc. You haven’t slept more than two hours at a time in weeks and you probably do not feel like yourselves.

Those first weeks of your baby’s life quickly pass by in a blur of baby bliss and sleep deprivation. 

You’re juggling all of those feedings, diaper changes, baths, laundry, etc., etc. while learning how to care for your tiny new human (and possibly caring for other little ones) AND trying to not forget to take care of yourself.

So this is a shoutout to all of the Moms out there that have ever booked a newborn photo session. (with myself or another photographer)

You’re sleep deprived and feel emotional, fragile, and overwhelmed all the while your body is simultaneously going through so much.

I’m so grateful for the Moms who despite all of this, value photography enough to take the steps to book a newborn session.

They understand that although those first few weeks can be hard and chaotic, it’s important to have someone come and capture those tiny details and document the connections and the moments while their baby is still tiny and new.

Most of the time, having an at-home newborn session means inviting an actual stranger into your home and into your safe space to photograph precious moments with your newborn during one of the most amazing, yet hardest chapters in your life.

I promise although we may have not met yet, it won’t take long at all before it feels like you’re just hanging out and chatting with an old friend. I do my very best to make your session easy and stress-free because Mama, the last thing you need is more to worry about.

One of the best things about a session with me is that all of my newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your very own home. No need to worry about when and where you will feed the baby. No worries about buckling that tiny baby in a car seat to take them on a ride to a studio. No worries about packing and remembering to take the diaper bag.

With a session in your own home, you feel more relaxed and comfortable. You have everything you need, right there.

And I can only hope that if I was your newborn photographer, you found the experience to not only be 💯 worth it, but a positive and relaxing experience.

Please reach out with any questions or concerns or to get on my schedule!

If you’re looking for a newborn photographer in the Youngstown area (Boardman, Poland, Columbiana or Canfield),  please get in touch to inquire about a session! I’d love to plan a photo session for your new baby!

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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 and Youngstown including Boardman, Canfield, and Poland.   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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  • Lindsey

    You make those first amazing, yet stressful, weeks at home look completely blissful and full of comfort and joy! Pure beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Such great advice and adorable session ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    The moses basket is my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Katie

    Such beautiful images. ReplyCancel

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.