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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.

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.

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Feminine Woodland Nursery in Philadelphia, PA

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.

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Here are a few tips that have saved me when in bright sun before I take the picture and after I take the picture.  You have a few opportunities to get it right before you bail and turn the entire image into black and white.  I think pool side and beach vacations are the best time to practice.

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Advice + Tips

5 Tips for Midday Bright Sun: Photography with your Smartphone

You might have heard “it’s all about the lighting” or something along those lines when people talk Photography Shop. Truth is, lighting is everything. Circa 2017 I believed I could Photoshop my way out of any situation and all I had to do was take a photograph. That could not be further from the truth. […]

Young baby girl plays with dandelions on her basement floor. She has diffused light coming in from the side to better understand natural light for indoor photography
Advice + Tips

Understanding Natural Light: Tips to Better smartphone Photography at Home

Even as a professional photographer, I have to admit that I LOVE having my iPhone on me at all times to take in the moment, day-to-day pictures on the go. If the lighting is sufficient, I can typically get a decent 4×6″ print from my phone as well, so I am not scared to use that when traveling, at the playground, in the stores, etc.

Advice + Tips

SmartPhone Photography Tips: take better pictures with your smartphone Part I.

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