I am a newborn photographer, but sometimes what precedes that is being maternity photographer. I think that Philadelphia maternity photography is one of the most beautiful things I do! I love the diversity of looks that Philadelphia has to offer; she's like a little black dress. You can dress her up or dress her down. :P Okay, I'm just getting weird here.
So, here we are, in a gorgeous location, and at my favorite time of the day to take photographs outside: the Golden Hour. It's really like, the Golden 1.5 or more Hour/s for me, because I do like to take advantage of that strong, not yet setting sunlight, too. This was a magnificent day, both as weather and sunlight goes. I know many photographers who prefer an overcast day but not me! I love that strong sun, especially for backlighting, and for filtering through the leaves. This day was just perfect.
I have a lot of favorites to share from this session, because look at how that gorgeous sun is lighting up those gorgeous leaves!
That navy dress goes perfectly with those gorgeous yellows and oranges and reds, too!
A few feet away, a totally different look, same gorgeous people. :) Love that illuminated yellow off to the side, bringing in a gorgeous pop of color.
That bokeh though. :) Love their smiles here. Natural and gorgeous.
These shots are just a few feet apart, but look so different. I love them both!
Some of that gorgeous sun snuck in. See how it's illuminating the grass behind them? The sun does the prettiest things!
This is hands down my favorite photo spot in the city. A field plus the skyline. It just blows my mind every time! PS - Have I mentioned that sun yet???
I think I'm going to stop here. There are actually more - and believe it or not, this session took about 40 minutes. Mini maternity sessions are awesome. If you are in the market for Philadelphia maternity photography, you can click this link to contact me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am so excited to share these sweet photos of a newborn boy that I had the privilege of photographing recently. It's so much fun for me to design the set lists that I'm going to follow before the baby arrives - envisioning what he'll look like, how adorable he'll be in my setups, and then executing and seeing that he's always even more adorable than I counted on. This guy was definitely no exception.
I always give a little squeal when the baby comes in with a hat on and I take it off to reveal a head of hair that is full and dark. Even if he had no hair, though, those lips! Look at those lips, you guys. Also, cheekies. Oh, those cheeks. I loved this green setup with his dark hair and pinky pink lips. Just pure perfection.
Similar, yet different. Loving this setup where he
Also a sweet white setup, I love this one because it shows off his pretty features so much.
I love how this shows off his eyelashes! They were so long - I could have photographed him all day! He, like most babies do, preferred being wrapped. I love wrapping babies - there are so many great options in terms of making the photos look different and keeping the babies happy! That's a win win, to me.
If you have a newborn boy on the way - maybe these will give you some inspiration? Or, what do you prefer your newborn boys to be setup like in their photos? Do you prefer hats or au naturel? I'd love to photograph your new little one when they make their way on the scene! If you would like to contact me to schedule your session or have any questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com or to click this link!
I love when my newborn clients bring their little ones back for a first birthday session. Often, people want to know when to come back after their newborn session. I recommend doing a sitter session, which is normally around 6-7 months - the baby has usually just started sitting up unassisted and they are usually full of smiles. Then, I also recommend coming back when the baby has turned one, or rather, around the baby's first birthday, for a first birthday session. Oh, are these first birthday sessions fun! We don't have to smash a cake now, to have a good time. (here's hoping you get that song reference... do you?)
This girl came back for hers and the first thing she did when she came in was let me hold her and put her head on my shoulder. Heart. Stolen. OMG. She is so darling.
We had SO much fun with her - she was seriously game for anything and let us make our way through a ton of different setups, all ridiculously cute.
We started with this setup - and that cute little smile with those little teeth was just cracking me up!
Oh, gosh, those pretty eyes.
You've been reading this blog long enough to know I love dogs, so of course they brought their furry child.
OMG, when she got a hold of the pearls. She was just putting on a show. We were cracking up!
With birthday tutu. Gotta have a birthday outfit.
Baby in a basket. <3
I think I'll stop here but I could share a million more of this girl. If you are thinking about having your baby photographed but are worried that I only photograph newborns, no, ma'am or sir! I love photographing older babies - just as cute, only bigger. What could be better? MORE baby?? Yes please! Click here to find my contact form, or reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the biggest compliments that I can get from a client on my newborn photography is them returning for another newborn session when their baby's siblings arrive. I was so happy to hear that Calvin was getting a baby sister. I looked back through his newborn photos so that I could see if we could replicate any of the photos from his shoot or at least use some of the same fabrics or props. Plus, Calvin is soooo cute that I was looking forward to seeing his cute little face again.
Baby Sister arrived and she was just as adorable as her Big Brother. I had such a blast photographing them. Plus, he's such a sweet big brother. That smile. His little hand. Right? <3 He has on jeans, people. AND A VEST. Yes. Cheeks, too. Isn't he darling. And look at her. Sweet Pea.
I love this. This is life with a toddler, right? (There are some where he absolutely put his tongue back in, but how cute is this one?)
I absolutely love when parents get in the photos. Baby Sister, you are so loved.
Dad too. I'm realizing that I'm going to have to go over my "usual share number" of photos - which, in case you were wondering, is five. I figure that most people's attention span is about five. I hope you'll forgive me and keep reading.
I also got some of my most favorite posed images ever of her alone.
LOVE this. <3
Also, in love with this. Her little fingers, her perfect lips - it's the details that I always love in a photo.
We photographed Calvin on this fabric, in a similar pose, when he was in for his newborn session.
Like I said, I have a lot of favorites. Just think of all of the ones I didn't share! There are many.
It was so lovely to get to see these clients again. It's really true for me that once I meet and work with a client, they feel more like a friend. One of the best parts of the session was, when it was just quiet and the baby was feeding, getting to chat with her sweet mama. It was great to see you guys again, and to meet Baby Sister. Such a treat. Thank you all.
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So, you're probably here because you are interested in a newborn photographer Philadelphia, or beyond. Or for the pretty pictures. Or both. Either way, welcome! Thanks for finding this post.
I'm currently sitting at my desk, editing photos while listening to The Carpenters (what? you know you like them. I wanted to kiss Apple Music when they showed me "adult hits of the 70s" and I don't care who knows it), and realizing that I am really behind on blogging. I pulled up my calendar and opened up my external hard drive and figured I'd start. Ooh, there were SO MANY sessions I loved this year! So, I'm just starting where I left off and I'm going to bring you all of the sessions I haven't shown you yet. Get ready. There's a lot of cute babies in that hard drive, people! So, here goes. I gave my dog a sunbutter-filled kong so I figure I've got a good 20 minutes.
So cute. Look at all of that hair! I cannot also get enough of the little "critter" headbands. This one is a deer. Are you kidding? Like, how is anything this cute on earth!?
I don't know which I love more here, all of her pretty dark hair or those smushy wrinkles in her back. Babies are perfection.
Oh, gosh. Grumpy face? Yes. Give it to me. SO cute!
I've not ever been a big macro photographer, but I'm loving this shot of her toes (HELLO! DO YOU SEE THE CURLED TOES ON HER RIGHT FOOT???? <3)
Simple setups. I love white on white probably above everything else - baby's sweet perfection stands out so nicely.
I had a lovely morning with this darling little lady. Every baby I photograph is so different, with their own little personality already, whether they insist on having their hands tucked under their chin or simply like to snuggle up under your chin, they all already show little snippets of who they are, even at eight days old.
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