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.
In most cities, maximizing natural light can be a challenge with urban structures blocking the sun, especially in Philadelphia or other east coast cities. Moving through the seasonal living in the Mid-Atlantic calls for creativity when trying to brighten gloomy, overcast winter days.
My entire booking process is digitally sound and efficient. It will save you time and brain power, I promise. Through a series of links, videos and imagery, you will be able to easily find the answer to most of your questions through my Welcome Guide.
There is not a right or wrong time to photograph growing bellies. So much depends on how fast you are showing, how you are feeling physically and emotionally, and what protocol your health care practitioners have suggested for you. Generally speaking the 27-33 week window has been a common time for mothers to have a belly to show off, but still feel comfortable and free to move around.
The newborn photography window will change depending on who you ask. For the type of work I do, the first 6 weeks of life, to me, are considered newborn. Here is what to expect during the three phases of this time period:
Lifestyle photography leans more towards unposed, real reflections of your everyday life, captured in an artful way. Our goal is to shine light and feeling on the life you are living now, moving away from posed and prompted smiles.
Think of your photography session as an evening enjoyed together, exploring and spending time together as a family. And when you live just outside of Philadelphia on the Main Line you are blessed with greenery all around, gardens to explore and wild nature to play in.
Welcoming a newborn baby and having a toddler to care for is a lot! That is why having your newborn photos taken in your own home is the way to go. No bags to pack, no nap times disrupted, snacks and stuffies on hand.
This Mother was a little unsure of hiring a professional newborn photographer to come to her home, but she was sooooo happy she said yes! This sweet baby has changed so much over the past few months that his newborn photos are now a memory to be relived.
Looking for a newborn photographer in Media, Pennsylvania, but not exactly sure if lifestyle photography is what you want? Follow me on Instagram or spend some coffee time perusing the blog to feel is this approach is for your and your growing family.
Steph Kines details her simple, timeless products including albums, prints and wall galleries. Photos are meant to be printed and live in your home in a natural, warm way.