Digital birth announcements! I can't believe I didn't start offering these sooner. I mean - I love birth announcements. I love getting them in the mail, I love seeing people's adorable new babies and being able to ooh and aah over them even if I can't see them in person, whether it's because of distance or a host of other reasons. But, we are in the age of all things digital, social media and all things shareable. I was talking with a photographer friend of mine who specializes in seniors in Idaho. She's awesome and you can check her work out here if you'd like, as an aside. I think it's really important to have people who are smarter than I am to talk things out with, whether they are in my industry or not. Anyway, she and I were chatting and this amazing idea came, and then fleshing it out was fun and now, I'm excited to share this finished product, the digital birth announcement.
I will be offering this for purchase with the full digital file package. But what's really exciting is that all February babies will be receiving theirs for free! (some restrictions apply, of course!) Feel free to message me for details.
I'd love to hear your feedback. I love it and I hope that you will too!
If you would like to get in touch with me to discuss your ideas for a newborn photography session, please feel free! You can click here for my contact information.
Looking forward to creating beautiful memories of your new baby for you!
Sometimes, people prefer unposed newborn photography and would prefer a Documentary newborn session instead. This session is done in a more journalistic fashion, while still being guided/posed by the photographer - this is sometimes referred to as a lifestyle session as well. These sessions are lovely in that home is such a part of who you are and what your story is. The home you brought your baby to when they were born.
These types of sessions are done VERY differently than my posed, in-studio sessions - I don't do ANY newborn posing in them at all! (I used to travel to people's homes with ALL of my props and my studio lighting and phew. I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned this here but I hate elevators. One session, in July, on the fifth floor of a high rise apartment building, dragging my things in many trips got me to finally sign a lease on a studio three years ago and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. No more traveling posed sessions for this lady. But I also LOVE a documentary newborn session too!)
I had photographed this family already - for some beautiful outdoor shots and then some incredibly lovely studio shots as well. So, it was a treat for me to see them again, this time as parents. I'm sure I've told you how much I love seeing the palpable switch from "pregnant people" to "parents". This was no exception. Mom and Dad and (dog) brother were all settled right in and loving on Baby J. And I got to spectate, say things like, "Put your arm around her" or "Lean in and touch heads" and then photograph the magic. I'm sharing favorites from that magic below.
If you are interested in scheduling your documentary newborn session or if you prefer a studio posed newborn photography session, you can get in touch with me by clicking here. Also, if you are having a baby shower and you would like to add Jamie Siever Photography to your Babylist registry, you can click here and be taken to my page.
Pregnancy photos in Philadelphia, the prettiest city in the USA. What? You don't think of Philadelphia as a beautiful city? Well, that's because we have gotten a bad rap. I think Philadelphia is one of the most lovely cities around, not to mention all of the history, culture, and warmth. YES, I said warmth. Philadelphians are some of the kindest and most genuine people around.
And, for me, a beautiful sunny day and a gorgeous location, then add a couple in love and excited to meet their new little one and the magic begins. I couldn't love this set of photos more.
Love the dramatic look of this one and the loveliness of the setting.
I'm pretty sure I've said this before but for me, one of the most fun and interesting pieces of doing a maternity session and then a newborn session a few weeks later is that I really get to see how much becoming a parent changes people. Like, I've met you first as a couple - then when you come through my door with your new baby literally just a few weeks later, you are a completely different person. You've added the best title ever: parent!
Good thing we had Dad there to add a little levity to the situation! :D
That feeling when you have Beyonce hair.
And a husband who makes you laugh!
Loved this in black and white. Love the drama of the piece.
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My work as a newborn photographer Media, PA is all done in my studio. Many moons ago I used to travel with all of my stuff (think: four armloads/trips from a giant SUV. Stop the insanity!)
So, now I'm here starting my fourth year in this awesome town, in my fantastic, cozy little space.
The mama in this family came to me because someone who I'd photographed before recommended me (yay! and thank you!) but it turned out that we knew a few people in common,as we got to chatting - which is another part of the session fun for me; getting to know people! The first thing I got to know about this little dude was when we popped off his hat:
OMG, honestly. I don't know what I like most about the photo above - the fingers, the itty bitty toes and feet, the cheeks or THAT HAIR. I mean, the locks on the blanket? Come on! SO cute!
Plus, he's kind of perfect, too. Like, I think he looks like a doll here, don't you?
I mean, I used a hat for some of the photos, because I do love a hat, but I also could not cover up that gorgeous fluff!
LOVE him in this little fox setup and how round and tiny he looks in the little wrap too! Perfect fall baby. (You are probably reading this in winter. It takes me a while to blog. Oopsie!)
I love this one so much. That pinky! Those crossed toes. <3 And, again, all that hair!
I did mention his big brother, so I should probably show him, right? Think he's excited? <3 I can't even with his happy sweet face!
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Being a newborn photographer in Philadelphia brings me some of my favorite people! I seriously have the best clients ever - and I love when they add to their families and bring their new baby to me. First, because I am always super happy to see the family again, see how big the older sibling has gotten, and best of all, snuggle their new addition! It's so much fun to see how alike (or NOT alike!) the new baby and the older sibling are, to use the same (or COMPLETELY different) props, and get to hang out with them again is like seeing old friends.
I was SO happy to get an Instagram message from the mama letting me know she was expecting again. And when they came in with baby sister and big brother (his newborn session here), I was squeezy with joy. I tried not to actually squeeze anyone but mom and dad. :)
Obviously, a GIRL now! So exciting!
Brother has gotten SO BIG!
Managing a baby and a toddler.
The old hat:
Brother is still GORGEOUS.
Mom is still the sweetest, with the biggest heart and the most genuine smile ever.
Dad still cracks me up.
It was a treat to spend the day with them.
And, baby sister. Sweet and new.
I gasped out loud when I this came up on my computer screen!
Yes, this lady and her dad! <3
Oh, his little face. <3 I think we were all looking at each other like, "Can you believe what you are seeing right now?!"
Love her in this headband! <3
And yellow and flowers were made for her.
Baby bear. <3
Clenchy baby toes. Perfect pose. Pursed lips. Win!
S Family, you are the best. I hope that T can use this in his Dadagering. :)
Philadelphia custom newborn photography - what is that and what does it mean?
Well - it actually means a lot of things.
When I speak with you over the phone, I will ask you if you have any preferences. Often, people prefer to incorporate the colors of their nursery into a pose. Or have strong feelings one way or another about a particular pose.
I think baby Asher had strong feelings about being "potato sacked" - don't you? I think he kind of loved it!
Ahhh, such cuteness! I love this pose a lot. A baby in a bucket!
Sometimes, the requests come on the fly when something particularly inspiring is seen laying around my studio. I honestly never would have thought to use these marquee lights this way - and given that I'd actually had them for years and never used them at all, it was a good thing Asher's mom had a vision for them, because I absolutely love what she had in mind! It seems a little Philly to me too - sort of reminds me of our iconic LOVE statue, do you think?
Another way a session is custom: bring ya (well behaved) dog! These shots are usually a lot of work, but we make magic happen in my studio. Treats encouraged. For the photographer too.
One final way we customized Asher's session: Asher's dad was a catcher in college. They brought his mitt and a ball with them (we discuss any prop bringing beforehand and I always have clients text me photos of the props with their ideas to see if I can make it work. Also to make sure it's incorporated seamlessly into your session so it doesn't take away from getting all the poses you'd like when I have to totally make a new setup while baby snoozes!)
I absolutely LOVE how this shot came out, and I LOVE that it's something meaningful to his family.
If you would like to talk about your ideas for a philadelphia custom newborn photography session, you can email me by clicking here or calling 484-354-1785. Looking forward to hearing from you. Well, what are you waiting for?!