Archive for the ‘Newborn’ Category

Newborn Portrait Photographer in Pittsburgh

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

From my blog posts, it may appear that senior portraits are all I photograph. But my roots are actually in Child and Family Portraits. Photographing newborns will always be a great love of mine, although I will admit they are a bit more challenging than a 17 year old. This week, I had a 1 week old at the studio for some pictures. 7 pounds of sweetness and love.





I love back wrinkles!



Beautiful Baby Girl!

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

It seems I am not updating my blog as much as I would like to. I am pretty good about updating my business Facebook page, so you may want to wander over there and check it out.


I photographed this sweet baby girl a few weeks ago. Newborn sessions are always unpredictable. Before the session, I try to give parents an idea of what they can expect, but honestly, it’s almost impossible to describe what a newborn session is really going to be like. The main thing I try to convey about newborn sessions is “The baby is in charge.”  This little one had a tiny bit of trouble settling down at the beginning, but once we got her asleep she just gave and gave with the poses! I believe one of the key reasons the session went so smoothly is we were able to make the house nice and warm (we used a space heater as well as the furnace). Sometimes parents are resistant to cranking up the heat (and yes, we adults do get a bit uncomfortable), but it really makes a huge difference. Other tricks in my arsenal. . .white noise and yes, a lot of patience!


Baby “A” and her parents were a complete joy to work with. This little girl is so very loved.



Merry Christmas (a wee bit early)

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Just a reminder, Bonnie Burman Photography is CLOSED for the month of December. All email and voicemail will be returned in January. Until then, please enjoy my 2011 slideshow.

Baby Love

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Yes I still photograph babies! I know my blog has been taken over by high school senior portraits and models, but babies are where my business began and they will always be an important part of what I do. I photographed this little guy’s big sister 4 years ago. It’s so wonderful to be able to go back and see one of my newborns become a big brother or, in this case, big sister. As always, click any thumbnail to see the image in a bigger size.


Another Newborn!

Friday, May 27th, 2011

This little guy was small but very awake and very feisty! His nursery has an animal theme so we made use of the animal print blankets in the first few shots. I love that we got some with his eyes open! That doesn’t always happen at newborn sessions. DSC_3838


Have I mentioned how much I LOVE back wrinkles on newborns?DSC_3859DSC_3875DSC_3879DSC_3883

Sweet Newborn Girl

Sunday, May 15th, 2011


Somebody was feeling left out. . .



Thursday, November 11th, 2010

It’s been a while since I’ve had a newborn to work with, but this little guy made my job soooo easy.


Beautiful Newborn Girl

Friday, April 30th, 2010

A recent precious newborn girl and the baby “bits” collage I designed for her. Collages are a beautiful and artistic way to display all of those tiny details you don’t want to forget.

Newborn Portraits Collage

Newborn Portraits Collage

New Arrival

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Look at the cute little lips!



Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

It’s always so wonderful to watch my littlest clients grow. The last time I saw this sweet little guy he was a newborn. Now he is 9 months old, sitting up and even doing the “diaper dance”. webarmswebDSC_05965x7webDSC_0614webDSC_06545x7