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Devon Newborn Photographer

A Classic and Fun In Home Newborn Session

I was lucky enough to photograph each one of these three sweet kids as a newborn. Honestly, every session was one that I could easily describe as the best. As babies, they each had their own unique look and a personality to match. There was this session from a couple of years ago – big sister with all that dark hair – and her brother’s curls!. And this – a relaxed, peaceful first baby newborn session of the most content and wide-eyed little guy. (Only first babies get peaceful sessions, by the way.) I’m happy to say that their newest addition brought her A game to this session. And her brother and sister made sure that I didn’t get too bored with a very cooperative and smiley newborn. Goodness knows I very much appreciate that because I love some chaos.

Genuinely though, I love when kids are able to just be kids during a session. I’m not looking for serious posed little people smiling stiffly for the camera. I want them jumping on beds and hugging each other a bit too tightly. I want to see their personalities! This family gives me that every time and I love them for it.

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Valley Forge Family Photo Session at Sunrise

Documentary photography doesn’t just happen at home.

Another Valley Forge family photo session that I’m in love with. I photographed this family for the first time when their oldest was a tiny little newborn. From their very first session, they have felt like old friends. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph them two more times – at a laid back documentary session at home and when their son joined the family. Every time is an absolute treat and I walk away photos that feel like tiny treasures.

This was the first session that happened outside of their home, but mom still made it feel relaxed and easy. We met at Valley Forge Park just before sunrise and they shared a picnic as the sun came up. (Hooray for clients who are morning people!) After that, we explored the grounds, played in the stream, and picked flowers to fill the mason jar that they brought along for just that purpose (genius!). I love this family and I feel so lucky to get the chance to take capture their happy spirit year after year.

Some of my favs from the morning.

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Philadelphia Lifestyle Family Photographer

A Colorful Downtown Philadelphia Session

This is one of my final session posts that was just sitting in a draft folder, waiting to be shared. And this one is, unsurprisingly, also quite old. In fact, since this session, I have photographed this lovely family once more as they were waiting on the arrival of their newest family member. But regardless, I have to share. I love how sweet mom and dad were with their little girl. I loved her spunky personality, which was as spectacular as those gorgeous blue eyes. And, I loved that they brought along their dogs – the fourth and fifth members of their family.

We spent the morning exploring their neighborhood in downtown Philadelphia. I really love shooting in the city. There is just so much good color and texture and character. We managed to hit a lot of it during this session. Whenever I do an outdoor session, I almost always try to convince the family to do some photos in their home too. I find that being at home brings out the best smiles and personality in everyone.

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A colorful in home newborn session

I photographed this sweet baby last year and I loved everything about this session. It’s so important to me that the families who I photograph feel comfortable with me and in front of my camera. I know it’s not always the most natural feeling to snuggle together while someone who you just met hovers over you. So I do my best to keep things light and easy. Having said that, some families are just naturals. These guys and their adorable baby? Naturals. They were quick to laugh and I could just feel the love they shared. It was such a treat to document.

At newborn sessions, I really enjoy looking for the natural, authentic moments. With toddlers and older kids, it’s easy. They create their own stories and I’m just there to make pictures of them. With babies, those moments are quieter and more subtle. The memories that I want to preserve for my clients are the hours spent shushing and rocking, the way a newborn can fit just right on your chest or snuggled into your neck, the feel of their little hands on your face. It’s not long before they’re constantly on the move and that phase is over. It’s my job to not just take pretty pictures (although that too), but to freeze and preserve those moments. It’s a job I take very seriously.

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My name is Katie! I love color and pretty light and happy faces and sessions that include all of those things. Photographing families like yours, capturing the essence of what makes you unique, is my passion. I want to get to know you and to tell a story that is authentically yours.  

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