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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This sweet family came to see me because I'm a Media newborn photographer. Newborn photography shoot days are my favorite days! My studio is all set up and ready to go - just add perfection. <3 Darling big brother Theo came in and was all business and all ready to go. He was so proud of his baby brother and ready to show me what a big boy he is, how he gets to hold his baby, it was so sweet. I'm pretty sure baby brother felt the same way because, I'm not making this up, this was what happened the second I set him down in his brother's arm. This is the first shot I took of the session, actually. Brotherly love indeed.
We kept a hat off of him for a lot of the poses because his mama loves his potentially-ginger adorable hair. I can't disagree with her on how cute it is! Also, I love how perfectly he fits into this little bed, just snuggled right down in there. You might notice that there's a lot of green in this photo - his mom chose the color, but I made it so that everything was green. I love the look to be consistent across a whole set, meaning if the wrap is green, then the layers and the stuffing is green too! I just think that keeps things so pleasing to look at. How about you? Or do you not even notice it once you see that adorable little face? I know it's hard to focus on anything else because these babies are just so cute!
Even though I've been at this newborn photography thing for a long time, I still learn something new every session I have. I also LOVE to try out new poses, new ideas, put a layer of a different size, shape, color, etc. It's so much fun for me as an artist (I don't know, I always feel sort of weird referring to myself that way...) to do something differently and fall in love with it - then I have two options! Or more. This is a new pose I'm trying to perfect. Callum was one of the first ones I tried it out on. I do love how snuggled he looks here, don't you?
I love this one. Simple, white, clean, perfect. Allows the focus to be squarely where it needs to be: this gorgeous baby.
I love all of the wrapped poses that we got - but baby's dad loves the naked ones. Again, I am with him on this one, because nothing showcases how itty bitty your baby is and how sweet the little baby toes, fingers, etc. are like those posed, naked shots. Callum was all posed out by the time we got to these but his parents were kind enough to oblige a return trip.
This simple, sweet "head on hands" or head on wrists pose is always, always one of my favorites. Baby boy rocked this one! I might have to figure out a way to make this a studio sample. It's just perfect.
I could keep sharing. I loved this session. He's just perfect. Here's one last one. Now. Normally, if you know me, you know that I do NOT leave a finger tensed up. I am borderline insane about flat fingers. This boy and I could not come to an understanding about not scrunching up his fingers in this pose. I tried, man alive did I try. We had to settle on this compromise. I'm pretty pleased with it. Even with scrunchy fingers.
Thank you so much McH fam. You guys are awesome.
I'm a Delaware County Newborn Photographer and I absolutely love what I do. Yesterday, I made my second delivery to this family of their wall art, so naturally, this darling little baby, her photos, and her absolutely beyond-lovely mama are all on my mind, which made me want to share their gorgeous images with you!
I was surprised to get her mama's email saying she had arrived, because her due date was not even on my book for that month, but for the next! But, I'm always happy for the opportunity to photograph a little baby and gladly added her to my schedule ASAP (that's just one of the perks of pre-booking, by the way! I guarantee that I'll have a spot for you, no matter when your baby arrives. If you wait to book until your little one is here, I can't guarantee that I can get you in in the first two weeks, still-curly-and-sleepy-baby time frame. Okay, back to your regularly scheduled cute baby stuff.)
Miss arrived and was absolute perfection. Teeny, pretty little baby girl. Just perfect. I had so much fun photographing her.
And, of course, one of my favorite parts of the session was chatting with her most darling mama. I know I say it enough that you might not even believe it to be genuine, but I have the best, best clients. Like, perfectly lovable. It was so much fun to spend the day working with this family!
But, I'll get to that in a minute. So, I had gotten the tip that they were looking for creams, pinks and gold. Um, yes please! Pink, cream and gold is perfection! Just like this little girl.
More pink, more darling baby girl. Love how a tweak to this pose makes it look so different, too!
Goodness. Look at her face, how her hands just frame her face so perfectly.
i'm unsure why my website is so happy about that that it's decided to yell, but here we are.
I feel you, website. I feel like yelling when I see how adorable this family is too!
Remember I said there was a dog? Here he is. Sweet guy. So well behaved. Hmmm, should I tell you now about how well behaved dogs are very much welcomed at my studio? Should I go into all of the how of doing these shots? Naaah, I think I"m gonna write a whole blog post about doggy sibling shots at a later date. Maybe I will give away my secret(s) of how it's done. In the meantime, here is a very handsome and well behaved dog with his baby sister.
ooooh. guys. This is my favooooooooorite from this session. The relaxed-ness of the pose, her perfect features, that amazing crown by Iris and Eve. It's just all perfect. See how I got the gold worked in here? (There are also gold flecks in the blanket. I love making something cohesive.)
I have well exceeded my normal number of shared photos here, and I could most certainly go on. But, there are many sessions to be edited for other families and I will bring you more gorgeousness another day! If you would like me to photograph your new little one when they arrive, you can click here to email me. Thanks!
When you are reading this blog, you are reading about my adventures as a Philly newborn photographer - and extrovert extraordinaire. This newborn photography session was so much fun for the extrovert in me - not just because I got to hang out with sweet baby girl's parents, who I knew I was going to love because of our phone consult and emails - but because when they arrived, they had not just her parents but his! It was lots of fun to meet them - I always LOVE getting generations photos, and love bantering with Grandpas, too.
Daddy had this group organized and moving like a well oiled machine, mostly since he needed to be at a meeting, but I'll take my help where I can get it!
Of course, I got my generations photo here, love this one of beautiful mommy, her beautiful mama, and her little baby girl.
And baby with her Daddy's mama, also.
Any color I used with this beautiful girl was just perfect for her - and I loved showing off all of her beautiful, dark hair.
I've been loving using fresh flowers in my newborn sessions lately - feels like spring and makes everything so pretty. Grandma wanted to use them with this setup - my wheels started turning to figure out how to make it perfect. Then I turned around to see her snapping the buds off and had as Oprah calls it a "lightbulb moment"! YES, PLEASE, gimme those flowers, Grandma, you genius! :)
Then we just got crazy and used them all. Love this!
The flowers were originally being used in this cute setup - Love this antique sewing basket. I actually loved it so much that I had to track it down in pink, too!
It's hard to stop showing you all of these perfect adorable poses with this sweet little angel. I could do this all day - that hair, those lips, she really is a perfect baby.
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Miss sweet girl arrived with her lovely mama and we got down to the business that I love, posing itty bitty babies and highlighting how adorable and perfect they are.
We also indulged in a bit of my second-favorite business, chatting and having a little coffee while the baby nurses. It's also a really favorite part of the sessions for me, because I really love getting to know people - hearing their story, finding out how people met (I don't know what it is that makes that so intriguing for me, but I love hearing the story of how people got together!), where they came from and who they are. So, I do like the downtime in sessions when we get to chat a little bit for reasons that I may label my extreme extroversion.
Soft pinks are one of my favorite things ever, second is that pink feather headband. Look at her little fingers, her sweet cheeks, her itty bitty lips. She's divine.
More pink, this time in an itty bitty bed with an itty bitty flower. I love how round she looks in this little wrap, like a little nugget. <3
Love this little smile, this little bear hat. Also, that sweet little heart is one of my favorite props ever.
Ranunculus are my favorite flowers. Pink ranunculus especially. I love her surrounded by them, and especially with one tucked behind her ear.
Mama was an exceptionally good assistant for us to get this adorable froggy pose with a half smile that can't be beat.
More pink, more perfect.
I love parent photos. Beaming daddies and overjoyed mamas make absolutely lovely subjects. I always think of the Roald Dahl quote: "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely". I think I need to get something like this in my studio to remind some of the beautiful yet reluctant mamas to GET IN THE PHOTOS. Stepping down off of my photographer soapbox to post these last two photos now. :)
It was such a pleasure to photograph this darling family. If you want to get your own newborn photography session scheduled, please get in touch with me here.