I'm Steph, Philadelphia's Natural Newborn Photographer serving young families and expecting Mother's in Bucks County, the Main Line and Philadelphia areas.
These are lifestyle photos, using natural light, guided prompts and natural engagement among the people you love to create modern and unexpected portraits for your family.
My sessions are child-led as we capture the feeling of this time in a natural, organic way.
My commitment to only photographing newborns in their own space, at their own pace, fuels my why. It is important to me as a natural newborn photographer to be in the actual space where you live and raise your baby to give you a unique, true-to-you representation of this time in your life. Though the session below stole my heart with their family and maternity session, the newborn photos are the most personal- a glimpse behind the curtain into the home her father renovated and the room her mother designed for her arrival.
To showcase these three sessions, an album was hand crafted to have a tangible gift to hold and look at. Her first year here Earth side, photographed from inside the womb, to kicking in the crib and finally eating her toes by the bay.
So here we are, post pregnancy, post birth and we have this quickly growing baby who is changing everyday. You are feeding, bonding, playing, teaching, bathing and sleeping with your child, day in and day out, and before you know it they are off to kindergarten and you are left wondering where all the time has gone… how this is even possible. First birthdays and family sessions are the perfect way to:
Show growth, personality and tell the story.
GET. IN. THE. PHOTOS!!!!
So many of us are busy documenting life around us, we rarely get in the moments (aside from the selfie if we are feeling put together that day). But how often are you engaging with your children, enjoying your time as a Mom, with your children? Some of my favorite images from my childhood are of myself grabbing my Mother’s sunglasses off her face or seeing the way she looked over at me when I was being sooooo cute. Family photography over the years will give you a collection of moments and feelings from this time in your child’s life that the
With a newborn baby, two toddlers and a working husband, the booking process needs to be easy and efficient… Welcome Guides give the lay of the land for our session and reminds clients how we will spend our time together. Style Guides for each season are sent, regardless of how many times we have worked together (It is super convenient to have a recent email with styling suggestions so you do not have to go digging every time!). A client portal is established for all digital signing of documents. a booking calendar is sent for you to visualize and find a time that works best for your family. Invoices with digital payment links are sent right to your email. Digital delivery of your edited gallery is ready for you to download in full resolution size (for printing) and web size for sharing via text messages and social media… all with the click of a button. Your favorite images are then sent to the print shop and arrive wrapped and at your door.
There is no other place to photograph newborns than the comfort and realness of your own space and home. The simplicity of natural newborn photography leaves your baby and your emotions at the center. No props, no distractions, so fluff. Adding other children into the mix gives even more reason to stay at home, be […]
“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.
Photographers are a huge part of other milestones in your life- from school pictures, senior portraits, engagements, head shots and weddings, but for many the photographic journey stops there. Why? Why do we invest so much time and money to find our favorite artist to capture photos for our wedding day, but not think to do the same for the birth of our children?
Doulas are trained professionals who provide informational, physical and emotional support to you and your family during the pregnancy, labor and postpartum phases of birth. They work directly with other medical professionals, (i.e. nurses, doctors, midwives) to provide a safe and emotionally supportive environment when bringing a newborn into your world.
Birth Centers are blend of the at home-feel and care, while also being close to (or in) a hospital. You will be surrounded by medical professionals, with home-like care and more options for pain management. You will have access to showers, birthing tubs and space to walk and move around freely. Following a midwife model for delivery and care, they are also less likely to intervene during birth, allowing a more natural progression and a much less percentage of cesarean deliveries than hospitals.
When thinking about your outdoor family photos, the number one thing to consider is being comfortable! You will be moving, playing, city, laying, and you want to feel free to move around and engage with your family.
Spring is just around the corner and many clients are already looking to book their spring family photography session. If you know that spring family photos is something you want to do this year, then make it a priority by putting it in your calendar now. With after school activities, spring trips and gearing up for the summer, Memorial Day Weekend will be here before you know it.