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.
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Let's just start with this photo right here. Can we talk about these cheeks??? They're perfect, right? Oh, goodness - all of it! The hair, the lips. Just a little dreamboat of a baby. And, some harmonious tonal love.
I can't say I loved covering up his beautiful head of hair, but those little teeny fingers sticking out were cute enough of a distraction that I feel okay about it!
We did these very cute photos as a part of a set involving a fox hat - his mom mentioned that as her one request during our phone preconsultation. Believe it or not, I have more than one fox hat! Also, a fox stuffie, but I digress. :) You don't need to know about my prop addiction right now. Okay, I have to just shout out http://etsy.com for always having too much of what I need.
This is another version I loved - mostly because that monochromatic green is lovely - I really love to design sets that use all one color for the backdrop, the wrap and the hat because that tonal harmony translates so beautifully!
I love this pose. It's so serene and peaceful - plus, that pinky and those piggy toes peeking out - I love the details of these itty bitty people.
LOVE LOVE LOVE. I can just feel the joy and the love these two have for each other and for their sweet man in this photo. Just perfect in the simplicity and contentment of being three, together.
And, finally, because I couldn't resist ending with the sweet and marvelous cheeks that we started out highlighting. They're beauts. As was this whole darling, lovely little family. Such a treat to work with them!
Something I notice as a Philly maternity photographer more and more: I am not that cool. Like, stylish wise. Okay, also in seventy eight other ways, but especially in this way.
When mamas roll up to their maternity sessions not only made up and looking like they didn't get run over, I'm immediately regretful of my pregnancy style to begin with. But you guys. Some of these people are wearing HATS. And actual SHOES. And jewelry... Because look at her! Right? This is one cool mama.
She also was not at all rattled that it was literally raining the second we drove up. Windshield wiper using kind of raining. This shot was taken in between raindrops. It was one of my favorites from the session, and probably one of the first five clicks of the day. I love when that happens. But, I digress. I was showing you how cool she is!
Don't lie, y'all. You ain't this cool.
Also - she and her husband are so darling and SO much fun. Maybe some umbrellas got stolen, but still, we had a lot of laughs!
You know anyone who rolls up with dogs will steal my heart. Loved these two silly ladies. Both looking at me, too!? Well behaved pooches indeed.
Loved these late spring/early summer greens - everything about this day was gorgeous and perfect, after the rain stopped.
And with husband. <3
I realized when I got home that my stepladder got stolen too. Oh, well. It was broken - so, jokes on you, ladder stealers!
Can't WAIT to show you the photos of their gorgeous baby who came shortly after this session was completed. She is as darling as her parents!
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