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.
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.
When is the last time you, yes yooouuuuu, were in a photo with your children? And not a selfie at the zoo kind of a picture, but a beautiful, connected, loving photo with your children. As a Mom, you are trying to do it all, wearing about 16 different hats a day and getting into photos with your babies might be at the very bottom of your list, if it makes your list at all. I know you have thousands of images of your littles ones doing thousands of things. I am sure you have plenty of photos and videos of your partner sharing time with your babies, but not all of us are documented with our families. Here is your push to get in the photos.
Your home is enough. Candid photography is a close-to-real reflection of milestones in your life, with family photos that are less posed captured in an artful way. Our goal is to tell your story and shine light and feeling on the loving connection among your family. We use guided prompts to help you engage with your family and children in a natural way. Sometimes just letting your family be themselves, gives you the most unique collection of moments.
Do not worry about finding the location, that is my job! I have a handful of favorites places to photograph, in Bucks County, Philadelphia and on the Main Line. For outdoor sessions we explore fields, water, nature. We can gather flowers and roll around in the grass. Lifestyle outdoor photography sessions give you the space to play and create new memories with your family. Think of it more as an evening spent together than a photography session.
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.
Be cognizant of your footwear. I am team barefoot- I want toes in the grass and dancing in the dirt, but I understand that is not for everyone. Though I do prefer a more casual, natural look, many clients like to wear shoes. Please be mindful of where we are photographing. When walking trails and playing near water, footwear can be a bit tricky- we can always carry your shoes, or kick them off when needed.
We decided on an intimate, slow paced experience scheduled around nap times and happy times. Though this was a larger farm style home a few miles north of Baltimore, we used only two of the rooms in the house- I wanted to focus on connection and let the Little Miss settle in and feel comfortable. Maybe another session would showcase the landscape of their life, but for this particular vision, I found it distracting.