Welcome to Pictures by Whitney! My name is Whitney Marzullo. I am a custom newborn & family photographer based in Southern York County, Pennsylvania.
I love everything photography, but my passions are newborns & families. I love photographing families & watching them grow.
I believe that you don't need to have a special occasion to have a session, because every day is a good day to capture a smile!
This little cutie was full of smiles for her session. We did a variety of things for her session including lots of family pictures and several different kinds of props. At first, I didn’t think she was going to cooperate for me, but she did pretty darn good. I think I LOVE the fireman hat with her smile . . . seriously, I couldn’t not have asked for more from her. But then, she also allowed us to do the rocking horse picture which was a grandma prop. And, what session isn’t complete without a baby in a basket or bucket. So incredibly cute!
If you follow me, you know that my passion is photographing newborns and families. Even though I enjoy many types of photography, I like focusing on one type of photography for business purposes. It allows me to excel in that area and it is the type of photography that I most enjoy from start to finish. The basics of photography are there for all types, but every type of photography has little tricks of the trade from the act of taking the pictures to editing the pictures. There is even specific marketing for different types of photography. If I had to pick my next favorite type of photography, it would be seniors. I don’t market to seniors, but I would never say no to a senior session (especially for one of my friend’s children.) Here are some pictures from my last senior session that I did in the midst of all the family sessions in the beautiful month of October . . . the colors and lighting were perfect.
I can’t believe that I have been photographing this little guy for almost a year. He was awesome for his newborn pictures (which the stuffed animals in these pictures were part of his newborn session.) He was awesome for his 6 month pictures. And, he was awesome for his cake smashing. We did quite a few pictures before his cake smashing which were a little more challenging because he is a busy little guy (once they start crawling and walking . . . watch out!) But when it came time to do the cake smashing, he was all business. I have thoroughly enjoyed photographing him. He is one of the happiest babies I have ever met and he is very photographic . . . and his parents are pretty awesome, too. I have enjoyed being part of their lives this past year (and I hope to keep photographing them in the years to come!)
This adorable little girl is my niece. She is so beautiful. I really enjoyed photographing her. My plan is to do another mini-session with her before she gets too old for newborn pictures. I am sure you’ll be seeing lots and lots of her within the next year!
I don’t do birth photography. I have no interest in birth photography, but I do love hospital pictures. I don’t normally do hospital visits; however, this little one is the newest additional to my family. She is my adorable little niece. I am so excited to meet her! The lighting was awful. The first night, it was night time and I did use a bounce flash because there was no way around it. The next day, I went to visit her and it was a gloomy, over-cast day so the lighting wasn’t much better. I did not use a flash the next day. Instead I jacked up my ISO, so my pictures are a little grainy. It doesn’t bother me because the grainy texture in the pictures feels appropriate for hospital pictures, and I know that no one is going to be enlarging these pictures to a size that it would matter that the pictures are grainy.
Here are a few tips I would give for photographing newborns in the hospital. Get up close & personal to try and capture those details of the little feet and hands and face. Try to get the bracelet and the anklet in a picture and remember to get the picture of the newborn in the bassinet with the details written on the card in the bassinet. Use the blanket to create a backdrop and pillows or a Boppy to prop the newborn. Try to avoid the busy background. Take a pictures from over the shoulder if you (or the new mom doesn’t want to be in the picture.) If you are really interested in any other tips I have you can email me . . . I could ramble on for a little bit if you let me. I think these pictures are priceless, but then again I am partial since she is my niece.
I actually photographed this little guy in August . . . so it has been awhile. But, he was one of my favorite little guys from last year. He was so awesome when he was awake (with those big beautiful eyes) and he fully cooperated and we got some adorable sleepy pictures. These are just a few.
I know that I just blogged about this little girl, but I wanted to share some black & white pictures of her (and the family.) I love color, but I also love black & white photography especially with the newborn family pictures.
This little girl was awesome! Normally, I do 3 blankets and 2 props for a session. This little girl let me move her from prop to prop. We did the nest, we did the brown bucket and the white bucket, and the wire basket of fur! I love the pink and chocolate color combination from her session.
And recently, I had seen another photographer who I admire post a picture with an inspirational saying on the picture . . . which I’ve done with landscape pictures and other children pictures (including my own children) but for some reason I never did it with a newborn picture. This is my favorite picture from her session. I think it is adorable, don’t you?
This little girl rocked her session! Sometimes a 2 year old can be a little more challenging to photograph, but this little girl was a dream. She did 3 outfit changes, and she had tons of smiles. She was so animated and full of energy. Her mom is always prepared with lots of cute clothes, and props. All I need to do is show up with my camera and a couple backdrops.
The teddybear hat from this session is the most requested picture I get from my clients. And, who wouldn’t want this picture of their newborn baby. The flower comes off so it works for a boy or a girl, but it is most requested for a girl because people see it with the flower. I’ve done it on a variety of backgrounds colors, but the creamy background is my favorite. It is so simple & clean, and of course, cute!