Photography with Toddlers and Young Children

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There are countless reasons to have the photographer come to you.  The obvious lies in the fact that your collection of images will feel more true to you and this time, but the not-so-obvious will be the time leading up to the session and getting ready behind the scenes.

I have compiled my ten reasons why the photographer should come to you, here.

We have all been there- you have a big surprise for the kids and you are trying desperately to get them fed, washed up, and ready.  Shoes are on, shoes are off, a melt down here, and spill there.  You have zero time to even brush your hair or find matching socks because you have to be a certain place at a certain time.  You are so super excited and want to share this with them, but little humans with big feelings have different plans for the mornings.

When the photographer comes to your house for newborn photos or family photos or anything in between, you get to dial down that behind the scenes stress a bit.  By removing the car travel and the time constraints, you spend the morning at slower pace and start your session off in a more enjoyable way.  

Emotions are so heavily tied to your photographic experience.  That is the point of photographing in a candid, lifestyle way… you want to remember how this time felt and what it smelled like and all the sounds that went with this chapter.  You do not want to remember negative feelings or emotions from your family photos every time you look at your pictures.

“Photographing with Steph feels natural and she always makes it fun.  My husband has always looked at professional photography like a chore because we were made to pose and do things that make us feel awkward and not like us.  Then we found Steph!!  We were genuinely laughing and having a good time together.  She played music to set the mood for us and my kids asked to take her home with us.”  – Tina H.

The newborn session below welcomed the newest brother into this family of five.  All children were under the age of four, and with that comes some creative games and fun requests from my nanny days.  These parents were ready to get down on the ground and play with their kids, they were snuggle piles and smooches and just let it flow.  I make no promises of a sit and smile family portrait, but I will always capture the feelings and the emotions among your family in a natural way.

If you are looking for more than the perfectly posed family portraits in the Philadelphia area and want something more playful and real, let’s find a time to chat about your dream family photography session!  What does that look like for you?

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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 Photography with Toddlers and Young Children 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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