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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I am a new baby photographer. I believe that I have the best job ever. Look at what I get to do!
I love this combination of colors - it's so "fall" to me, but also just beautiful. Deep rich green + a fox hat + a gorgeous baby??? Yes, please, sign me up!
Green is definitely this guy's color, right?
Something you will probably notice when you look at my photos is that I am somewhat obsessed with color-coordination. I like all of the colors in the photos to be cohesive - so see above, we have a green flokati, a green hat and a green wrap? I just think that makes the photo even more beautiful and allows the perfect baby to stand out so much more. Do you like them coordinated or do you prefer a more random look?
Something I also love is this simple white on white look.
Again, the most important part of the baby photography is the BABY. Simplicity and coordination to me make it so much cleaner and put the focus squarely where it belongs: the perfect baby. I love his fingers and his piggies in this one!
Now, that isn't to say that I don't love a prop, because OH, how I love to use a prop. See this absolutely perfect baseball and bat setup? LOVE IT. These are handmade, like almost all of my baby props, and were made by Buttercup Baby Props.
One of my favorite things to do is to design my set list: the list of which poses, colors and props I will use for a session. Did you know that every session I do has it's own set list? Yep, that's right! Your session is custom designed for you - long before you even step foot into my studio. When you arrive, the studio is warm, the props are prepped and the colors are ready to go. We chat beforehand so that I know what poses are your favorites and what colors you want to use.
We used mostly neutrals for this session with a few pops of color, at his mama's request.
As is the case with the majority of my newborn clients, this mama scheduled their session while she was still pregnant - this ensured she got in when she wanted to! If you are pregnant and would like more information about a new baby photography session, click here to contact me!
There is nothing as beautiful as fall in Philadelphia. I love this city so much, and I absolutely love to see the beauty of the city in the fall, in the golden light. As a maternity photographer, it is, to me, one of the prettiest backdrops for a pregnant mama, if she is lucky enough to be having her maternity photographs done then.
I have had a few maternity photography sessions in the last few weeks, and each has been as lovely as the next. I'm so excited to share them with you. Because, to me, the thing that is as beautiful as this city, and this season, is a beautiful mama to be, awaiting the arrival of her little one.
And, because I'm me, I tend to also fall in love with the people. I love when they tell me their story, I am honored to be the person who captures it for them for all of time, and I love and cherish when someone shows me themselves or lets me in for a little while. I try to be gentle with that, to be honest with that, to show them the beauty that I see on this side of the camera. I love to see the look between spouses, the laugh with the head thrown back, the small smile as she spends a minute connecting with her baby.
Often, I get to meet those babies later, and that's such a treat too! To get to meet these people who just a few short weeks ago were expecting, wondering, hoping. Now, often just a few short weeks later, I meet them as parents. Their world has changed, their lives are forever changed, they have fallen completely in love with their baby, they have learned a lifetime's worth in a week already.
They didn't even mean to match. She changed her outfit at the last minute. They're just that good.
Love. Just loved the tenderness between these two.
Love this light.
See? I love these two. <3
Don't they just match perfectly with this gorgeous spot?
No, she's NOT a model. Isn't she beyond, though?
Her friend made her this little onesie. We had to shoot it before we left. Also, I <3 Philadelphia.
I'm meeting their new little one tomorrow! Can't wait! If you are expecting, and you would like to schedule either a maternity or a newborn session, (both?) click here to email me!
As of the time of my writing this blog post, I have been photographing the available rescue dogs at the Providence Animal Center, formerly known as the Delaware County SPCA, for approximately 1.75 years. I had been trying to figure out a way to volunteer at the shelter for years, but with a small child and a limited amount of time, it was just not in the cards. Then, their canine care manager approached me with a project: would I be willing to help them by showcasing dogs that have either been there a long while, need a great photo, or just need some interest? WOULD I, WOULD I? Of course. I met Carolyn, who is one of the most giving, darling, lovely, amazing human beings I have ever met, and we started to figure this thing out. She began bringing the dogs to my studio to be photographed. What an incredible experience this turned out to be; for us - figuring out how to help each other, to be partners, to be a team, to get the most out of the dogs. I've gotten to know her and I feel it is such a privilege to spend time with her and learn from her, and for the dogs - who not only get a photo, interest, and hot dogs, but they get out of the shelter for a bit, get some peace and quiet, get to relax, and often get to take a nap.
I wanted to share some photos of the dogs that I've taken this year. I also got to photograph some of the dogs for the 2017 Providence Animal Center calendar. I get so excited every time I see that one of "my" dogs has gotten adopted. I often get put in touch with the people who've adopted the dogs and I send them the photo that they may (or may not) have seen, so that they can have a portrait of their new family member.
I consider myself super lucky to be working for such a fantastic organization. There is literally not one person there who isn't amazing, giving, a champion of the animals and a good soul. I hope that if you are near to the Delaware County area, you will consider donating to them, or any of the other great organizations in the Philadelphia area. If you are not local, I challenge you to find an organization close to you to help out. They often have a wish list that you can purchase from or drop off things that you are no longer in need of at their facility too.
Here are some of "my" dogs from this year. I'll mention next to them if they've found homes or are still looking.
This is Ace. He was adopted this year.
These two are Cocoa. She was also adopted this year. Look at that face, oh my goodness.
Colt. I need to check. I'll update here.
Scotty. Adopted by a guy who likes to run.
Zena. Darling, sweet girl who was a cruelty case. Just adopted!
Titus! Just got adopted, had been homeless since JULY!
I think I'll just show you these for now. More later.