This might surprise you, but I actually don’t use my camera that often outside of my motherhood sessions. As much as I love photography, and made it my job; I’m not one to take photographs every day or walk around with my camera - even when traveling. Find out why this will impact your family session with me…Read More
I want my art to be meaningful. I tried different genre when I started photography, but quickly I found that none was giving me the same feeling of pride and satisfaction than my maternity and newborn work. I’ve shared in this article the three main reasons why motherhood photography is important and why it is the platform for my art.Read More
I truly believe photographs should live on prints and not only in digital format. Being an expat for 14 years now, and having changed countries a few times; I’ve quickly came to appreciate the photographs I own of my families, but I also had to go through the heartbreak of realising how many I lost throughout the years as they were only backed up digitally (on lost CDs or emails that got deleted by mistake….). I learned from it though, and I want to share with you why I truly believe you too should print your precious memories…Read More
How 2018 flew by… My move to New York City is now so close! I am grateful for what 2018 has brought and I cannot wait to see what 2019 has to offer. Right now we live in the middle of moving boxes and to do lists as January seems to have arrived in a blink!Read More
Maternity sessions are so beautiful: I get to document the love parents-to-be have for their child they haven’t even met yet! This session didn’t disappoint. As soon as I met Erica and Jason I could see how excited they were about their upcoming arrival. Daddy is already so protective and you can tell how proud he is of his wife creating their miracle...Read More
Unlike most families and newborn photographers I photograph in black and white. Part of why I made this decision early on my journey as a photographer is because I value art and believe black and white photographs are timeless. There is much more to it though, and I want to share with you my main 4 reasons to choose black and white.Read More
This is one of the most frequently asked question: when is the best time to book my newborn pictures? My answer might defer from another newborn photographer, so I wanted to take the time to share my thoughts with you in this article.Read More
That this pregnancy is your first or not, you will become someone's mother; and this will change everything about you especially as a first time mom: how you describe yourself, your perspective in life, your priorities, your decision making process.... This new chapter in your life comes with plenty of challenges but also joys and love; and it should be celebrated the way it deserves to be!Read More
Finding the right photographer for you and your family can be tricky; and this blog serie (2 parts) aims to help you in your search and selection, with steps to follow and questions to ask the photographer but also yourself before booking your session.Read More
Lifestyle portraiture is a beautiful way to capture meaningful photographs of your newborn’s first weeks and family’s story. Most of my sessions occur in my families’ homes because I love capturing my clients in their own environment; and I like to think that once all grown up their little ones would love seeing details of their first home in my photographs. In this article I also share with you what I believe being the main benefits of having an in-home newborn session…Read More
Today I wanted to talk about lifestyle photography and why my art quickly developed towards this style.
Lifestyle photography is often associated with terms such as natural and unposed. This is the style that best describe my newborn photography work (although I sometimes go into a more documentary mode!).Read More
It’s a fact. Most people nowadays have access to good digital cameras to record moments of life, like the school dancing show or their kid’s football game; or even their smartphone for that matter. So you might wonder, why booking a family photographer?
As a newborn and family photographer, I believe in documenting life and helping my mamas remember how they felt at different stages: when they were expecting their first child, the first few days holding their new bundle of joy or the love they felt by just smelling their beautiful skin; and all the same for each of their family's new addition. That being said, I mostly and truly believe in the importance for parents to gift their children with these beautiful memories. Here is why.Read More
In-home lifestyle newborn sessions are my absolute favorite thing to do! I love them! Today I am going to share with you a few portraits of my first session here in Pittsburgh, with this oh so gorgeous little peanut!! You don’t want to miss it!Read More
Welcome to my new website, I am so glad to see you here. I am Helene, a Pittsburgh-based lifestyle newborn and family photographer. I am the owner and the photographer behind Helene Stype Photography; which means I will be your only contact from start to finish. Today I wanted to share a bit more about me…Read More