What is Lifestyle Maternity Photography?

Maternity photos are often over looked when it comes to documenting milestones in the motherhood journey.  I encourage all women to have a beautiful portrait of their growing belly to look back on and to few treasured images of what this life was before you welcomed a new baby into your world.  

Lifestyle maternity photos capture what is now and bring  you back to life before baby. 

Though there are beautiful gardens and greenery in the Philadelphia area for maternity sessions outside, I believe whole-heartedly that your home is the best backdrop.  This is where you live, where you grow, where you do.  the.  work. This is where you bring your babies home and raise your children. Maternity photography also helps to start the story of your motherhood journey when paired with lifestyle newborn photography.

Maternity photos are a way to show what life has been and what you are waiting for, in a natural, intimate way.  We start with lifestyle maternity photography in your home, on the porch, or around the yard.  Siblings and pets are around and we are collecting slices of your life as it is.  The second part of our in home maternity photo session, we show off your belly and get lots of skin on skin.  This is time for woman to feel sexy, celebrated and loved by their partner.  We play music, dance and wrap arms around bellies.  You will get a moment to breathe and connect with your partner, enjoying an evening together.

If you are thinking about having maternity photos taken, do it.

If you are expecting a baby this year, a guideline for maternity photography sessions is between 27-33 weeks, but always working with the comfort of the mother.  Here is a post about when to book your maternity photos. If you have any questions about why maternity photography is so important, contact me here and I will spill my heart to you about why photographing this chapter is so special.

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Hello. Thank you for visiting.  I am Steph, owner of Steph Kines Photo, specializing in working with young families, expecting women and growing babies in the Philadelphia area.  I hope you found my What is Lifestyle Maternity Photography? blog feature helpful and inspiring.  If you are interested in booking a photography session and would like to talk more about how we will spend our time together, let’s connect here.  Finding your photographer can take time, so if you would like to follow along and see more behind the scenes, follow me on Instagram.

Steph is Philadelphia’s Natural Newborn Photographer, specializing in finding light and connection in your own space.  She offers maternity, family, milestone and newborn photography in a warm, natural and unexpected way.  Her clients love that her sessions are child-led which means giving space and guidance to young children to be themselves in their own environment.  This leads to more true reflection of your family at this time in your life.  All clients receive a collection of prints and the rights to fully edited digital files.  Steph can design custom, heirloom albums and assist with wall galleries to display in your home.  I invite you to learn more about the quality and feel of my offered products and art with this blog post.

Steph serves Philadelphia, Bucks County and The Main Line including:

Bryn Mawr  |  Media   |  Main Line  |  Gladwyne  |  Villanova  |  Radnor   |  Narberth   |  Wynwood   |  Ardmore  |   Malvern   |  Strafford  |   Chestnut Hill   |  Haverford   |  Merion   |  Penn Valley  |   Doylestown   |  New Hope   |  North Wales   |  Lansdale   |  Harleysville   |  Newtown Square  |  Collegeville

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