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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.

These sessions work together to tell your story- from belly bumps to holding newborns, a photographer can use your home in a way to create a story that unfolds easily from maternity to newborn.

Maternity to Newborn Photos with dogs at home with dogs
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Newborn Photography

Candid Maternity and Newborn Photos

These images were taken in two rooms and two rooms only. I could have done the entire session on the couch. There was so much fun, laughter and young energy here! So many little games and stories to tell and kisses to give. Soon this family of three will be a family of four and this time together will be a chapter in the books.

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Why Maternity Photos with Toddlers?

I have a few behind the scene videos of how an at home newborn session works- I try to arrive at your home when you are feeding your new baby which gives me sometime to find some pockets of light, warm up a few spaces with my travel space heater, move a chair or kitchen table to get the best lighting and get set up for our time together. Your home is not on display! And no, you do not have to be an interior decorator to have photographs done in your own home. All of the images you see on my website, my instagram, my blogs, are all taken in hallways, kitchens, guest bedrooms, laundry rooms. That is MY job! You get to relax, feed your baby, snuggle and play with your children while I find the moments that make for beautiful photos of your life.

Newborn Photography
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Newborn Sibling Photos at Home

I will always tell my Mamas to get these kids so pumped and excited to see me.  I want to be your friend and someone they can play with and look forward to meeting.  Though I do think it is important to share that I will be bringing a camera and taking photographs, I do […]

Candid Family Photos
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Family Photography

How to Prep Your Family for our Photography Session | Main Line PA

As a Family and Newborn photographer, I work in so many different homes with so many different parenting and communication styles, but the underlying tone of my voice as a photographer is patient, creative and fun. With that being said, having parents on board for letting the session unfold organically is super important. To be present and flowy is the best way to engage with young children in a professional photographic setting.

Natural Newborn Photography in home with Toddlers
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Newborns and Toddlers | Philadelphia Photography

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.

Natural Newborn Photography at home in Philadelphia
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Maternity, Newborn to Family | Photography in PA

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

Maternity Newborn First Birthday Photos
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Maternity, Newborn to First Birthday Photos | Philadelphia, PA

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.

Newborn Photos at Home Philadelphia
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Philadelphia Newborn Photography

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 […]

Candid Family Photos
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Ten Reasons Why the Photographer Should Come to You for Newborn Photos

“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.

Family Photos Philadelphia
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Family Photography

Photography with Toddlers and Children

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STEPH KINES

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