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Philadelphia Newborn Photographer

Trucks, scooters, sidewalk chalk, and a new baby brother!

I can’t believe that I’ve never shared this super fun, colorful Philadelphia newborn session. I think it’s a perfect share for today though with spring in the air. Is anyone else as excited as I am for the weather to warm up? Yes, everyone is. I have answered my own question. It’s going to officially happen this week, I can feel it.

A few weeks before this cute little guy was born, I got to meet up with mom, dad and big brother for a mini maternity session. I loved being able to capture some of their last moments as a family of three before the wonderful whirlwind that is a second baby. It’s tough to not want those last uncomfortable weeks to fly by. But there is something so special about those weeks too, if you can make yourself slow down. A mini session is such a great way of embracing that time. And as a bonus, when I made it out to their house for the newborn session, big brother was already comfortable with me and my camera.

At their home, I was greeted by the addition of this cute, sweet little baby who fit in perfectly. He ate and slept (eventually) and more or less just went along with everything. This shoot really did check all of the boxes of a perfect newborn session – a relaxed family at home, new brothers holding hands unprompted (the cutest!), dreamy light, and all sorts of playtime. Grandma was even visiting all the way from Australia and was able to participate. It just felt like we were hanging out. That is exactly what I want all of my sessions to feel like – for me and the families I photograph.

 

Overhead photograph of little boy playing with cars.Philadelphia documentary photo of little boy looking at camera playing with carDocumentary photo of newborn baby in mom's hands yawningCloseup Image of newborn's back in mom's hands.Closeup image of newborn looking up at grandmother.Philadelphia documentary newborn photographer image of family reading together on a couchDocumentary Photograph of family reading Curious George together Closeup photograph of little boy with parents behind himPhotograph of the back of little boy and mom and dad as they read a bookImage of grandmother looking on as family reads a book togetherOverhead photograph of four people reading a bookDocumentary photograph of closeup of baby feetDocumentary Photograph of little boy and newborn boy sitting on dad's lap holding handsTwo boys sitting on dad's lap with hand on cheek the same wayPhotograph of little boy poutingFamily photograph with parents, little boy and newborn babyPhiladelphia Newborn Photographer image of big brother and baby with parentsPhotograph of baby feet with big brother's feet in the foregroundImage of big brother and newborn with dad smilingPhotograph of big brother and newborn holding his finger on dad's lapCloseup of newborn sitting on big brother's lap, holding his finger and glaring at cameraDiptych of mom and newborn and newborn swaddled and laying on bedCloseup of little boy's foot on the couch Photograph of newborn swaddled on a bed with big brother sitting on the bed in the backgroundDiptych of little boy looking down at swaddled little brother on a bed and closeup black and white image of swaddled newbornPhiladelphia newborn photography image of baby laying on dad's chest looking up at him with mom in the backgroundCloseup photograph of mom and dad snuggling newborn baby on a bed and smiling down at himPhiladelphia Newborn Photograph of baby looking at camera in mom and dad's armsCloseup newborn photograph of naked baby being cradled in dad's armscloseup image of baby's head in dad's handsNewborn philadelphia photographer image of baby laying in dad's lap, looking up at the cameraNewborn image of big brother peeking over mom and dad's shoulder and looking at new brotherdiptych of family with newborn on the bed togetherCloseup photo of swaddled profile of newborn baby boyBlack and white overhead photograph of newborn on bed curled up and sleepingCloseup photograph of newborn in dad's hands with his hands in the foregroundPhiladelphia documentary photography of family sitting on front step playing with chalkdocumentary photograph of dad and little boy drawing with chalkPhotograph of little boy peeking under dad's arm drawing with chalkPhiladelphia documentary newborn photographer image of mom cuddling newborn on front stepPhiladelphia documentary photograph of family riding scooters in front of homeNewborn photograph of mom and baby on front stepDad and little boy riding scooters in front of their homeDocumentary photograph of mom sitting on front step with newborn and dad and little boy riding scooters on the sidewalk

Here are just a couple of those sweet maternity photos.

Maternity Photograph of mom, dad and little boy with wooded backgroundPhiladelphia Maternity Photographer photo of mom snuggling little boy with dad looking on

If you are expecting or recently delivered and are interested in a newborn photography session in your home, contact me today and let’s chat!

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Wynnewood Documentary Family Photographer

The magic of everyday moments at home

Last year, as winter was giving way to spring, I photographed this sweet family at their home in Wynnewood. They are the owners of the company Obvious Choice Sports, which runs camps and after school programs for kids in the area, and they are just the nicest people. Their little girl was 13 months old and just getting really steady on her feet. I loved chasing her around and capturing all of her smiles. One is such a great age to photograph little ones, as they turn from babies into toddlers. Their personalities really shine as they figure out how to communicate what they want and need. It’s also an age at which I still find even tantrums to be unbearably cute and pretty darn funny. Anyone with me on that?

This little lady was so full of personality and had the best expressions…which definitely came through in all of the photos. Also, her relationship with the family dachshund was adorable. She loved feeding him, playing fetch, and insisted on holding the leash when we went for a walk. But I also loved the quieter and simpler activities that we captured – her snuggling with her favorite lovey, drinking a bottle, and just toddling around the house – all of these things that, as parents, we witness our kids doing every day. Then one day, they aren’t drinking from bottles and they’re tearing around the house rather than toddling, and the memories of the “before” become so precious. To me, there is nothing comparable to having the honor of capturing those moments.

Wynnewood Documentary family photographer image of toddler feeding a dogImage of little girl walking towards her dad with dog next to herimage of family sitting in front of a window feeding their dogwynnewood photograph of a toddler girl in kitchen with her momSmiling image of toddler girl in kitchen with her dogdiptych of mom in kitchen getting food for toddler girlphotograph of family through the window of their wynnewood homeimage of little girl and mom sitting in the window with dogtoddler girl sitting on her dad's shoulders and both laughingImage of mom holding toddler girl upside down while dad smiles in the backgroundtoddler girl looking up at momImage of toddler girl sitting on kitchen floor with her parents eating a bananadiptych of mom and dad playing with toddler girl in their wynnewood homeImage of dad helping toddler daughter up the steps as their dog looks on with a tennis ballImage of toddler girl sitting on her mom's lap with dog in the crib in the backgroundDocumentary image of toddler girl looking at books and smiling at camera while her mom puts her shoes onDetail image of mom and toddler girl sitting with books on the floordiptych of mom holding toddler girl who is smiling at the camera and playing peek-a-boo with a shoe boxDocumentary image of toddler girl smiling and sticking tongue outDocumentary image of dad putting toddler girl's coat on while she holds stuffed dogImage of mom, dad and toddler girl walking their dog in WynnewoodImage of mom and dad holding toddler girl's hands while she holds dog's leashDocumentary family image of family walking their dog in WynnewoodImage of toddler girl looking over her mom's shoulder and yawningDocumentary image of toddler girl snuggling on her mom's shoulderDiptych of toddler girl looking happy posing for a photo with mom and mom and dadLifestyle photograph of dad throwing toddler girl into the air while mom looks onMom holding a smiling toddler girl in lifestyle imageToddler girl making a silly face on a walk through Wynnewood Image of dachshund sitting on man's legs and looking at the cameraLifestyle image of family sitting in front of a brick wall in WynnewoodLifestyle image of a family in front of a brick wall with dachshund kissing toddler girlLifestyle image of family sitting in front of a brick wall with dachshund licking toddler girl's facePhotograph of family standing in front of a brightly colored wall in WynnewoodDog taking tennis ball from a family in a game of fetch in a backyardImage of little girl taking a tennis ball from her momImage of dad walking, holding toddler girl's hand with mom in the backgroundDocumentary Image of toddler girl walk from behind. Wynnewood documentary photo of little girl on bed with mom and dad and stuffed dogsDocumentary image of little girl playing peek-a-boo with stuffed dogMom tickling toddler girl on the bedOverhead image of toddler girl and dog on bed on parents' lapsCloseup image of dachshund on bed with family in the backgrounddocumentary image of mom biting toddler girl's cheek playfullydocumentary image of little girl sitting in kitchen pass through with dad and stuff dog drinking a bottleWynnewood Documentary Family Photograph of family sitting at dining room table eatingDocumentary image of family laughing at dining tableDocumentary image of toddler girl screaming as she eats. Documentary image of toddler girl feeding herselfDocumentary image of little girl looking at the camera as her mom feeds herDocumentary photo of mom and dad sitting on floor with their baby girl reading a bookCloseup image of little girl reading with her parentsImage of mom and dad reading to their toddler girlImage of mom and dad snuggling and reading with toddler girlDocumentary photo of mom helping toddler girl climb the steps with dad and dog in the foreground

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Philadelphia Newborn Photography

At Home and Around Philly with This Sweet Family

I caught up with this family in early December after their second little girl arrived. I originally met them a couple of years ago when their older daughter was just a tiny little newborn. It was so fun seeing how much she had grown and changed and getting to meet her sister. I also very much appreciate that their adorable pup is always included in the photos.

We started out the session in their home. I always begin at home with newborns and I love getting to know big kids at home too. Even kids who I’m told are shy seem to shine in front of the camera. They introduce me to their favorite toys and give me the tour of their space. By the time we headed outside, I think this little cutie had entirely forgotten that I was there to take her photos and thought I was her new playmate.

We walked around the quaint side streets in Philly and eventually ended up in Coxe Park. Now, any playground is great, but there is something so charming about an old school park – one that hasn’t been updated with all of the newest fancy plastic jungle gyms. This particular park has the most amazing retro metal slide that I was just a tiny bit obsessed with. Big sister went up and down the slide and had the best time swinging while her little sister just slept like an angel.

It really was a beautiful day. I had the best time documenting some of their first moments as a family of four. These are just some of my favorites.

Philly documentary photo of a little girl and her momPhiladelphia newborn photo of a baby swaddled on red blanketdocumentary family photo of little girl on bed with mom and dadnewborn baby pictured swaddled through the slats of her cribPhilly lifestyle photo of mom, dad, toddler and poodle on a bedPhiladelphia candid photograph of toddler laughing on a bed
black and white documentary photo of mom and dad cuddling and tickling a toddler girlPhoto of a toddler girl in a red dress looking at the ornaments on a Christmas treelifestyle photo of big sister cradling her baby sister with the help of her momImage of big sister holding newborn and gazing into her faceFamily photograph of mom, dad, toddler and newborn sitting next to a Christmas treeSweet black and white photograph of big sister snuggling with her baby sister's hand.Image of big sister and newborn laying on a green blanket backgroundPhotograph of family gathered on bed with newborn and toddler girlLifestyle photo of newborn girl with puppy kissing her dad in the background
Black and white image of mom and dad gazing down at newborn baby girlBlack and white image of hands of mom, dad, big sister and newborn baby girlDocumentary Photograph of toddler girl in red dress laying on a bed and gazing at cameraBlack and white image of toddler girl bouncing on a bed.Image of mom and dad kissing toddler girl sitting on their bedPortrait of newborn girl and poodleImage of newborn baby, wearing red and posed on her belly with her hand tucked under her cheekLifestyle image of mom laying down and cuddling newborn baby on her bedBlack and white photograph of mom holding newborn baby girl on her shoulder and kissing her headImage of newborn baby girl laying on her dad's chest and dad kissing her headblack and white photograph of dad snuggling baby girl on his chestPhotograph of family snuggling on the bed with mom looking at the cameraImage from above of family walking down steps with toddler girl looking back up at her dadPhoto of newborn being bundled up to go outside in WinterBlack and white image of newborn girl yawning while being dressed in winter clothesPhiladelphia Documentary Photograph of Toddler girl standing in doorway while her dad puts her hat onPhotograph of toddler girl and her dad cuddling in the doorway of their Philadelphia home before heading outsidePhoto of mom and dad holding toddler and newborn baby girls and walking down the street in PhiladelphiaTwo photographs of a family of four sitting on the steps of a home on Van Pelt Street in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Newborn Photography of family of four sitting on steps together outside on a winter dayPhiladelphia Lifestyle Image of family of four sitting on the front steps of a homeNewborn Photograph and family of four sitting on steps in Philly with ivy behind themLifestyle photograph of little girl sitting down next to her parents, pictured from the waist downPhiladelphia photo of mom and newborn in foreground and dad and toddler in background at Coxe ParkDocumentary Photograph of little girl on the swings with her dad in Coxe Park in PhiladelphiaPhoto of toddler girl being silly on the swings in Coxe Park in PhiladelphiaFamily photograph of family being silly together on the swings in Coxe ParkDocumentary photograph of toddler girl swinging with image flareImage of little girl at the top of the slide in Coxe Park in PhiladelphiaImage of a whole family going down the slide in Coxe Park in PhiladelphiaLittle girl going down the slide backwards in Coxe Park in Philadelphia with poodle looking on in background

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An In Home Family Session

I photographed this in home family session on a strangely warm and foggy day in early December. I had so much fun hanging out with them and documenting these girls’ sweet little personalities. There were princess dresses, a tea party, and driving in a play car through the living room. How fun is that?! Honestly though, my favorite part was just talking to the girls. Big sister told me some stories and oh my goodness, I almost died from the cuteness. I don’t know if I like anything more than hearing a story as told by a three year old.

I still have so much to share and I am on it! It makes me so happy to go back and reminisce about these sessions that I loved shooting. It’s funny to think about how much these little faces have probably changed in the few short months since I met them. Hopefully these photos will help them hold on to the memories – when dressing up in princess dresses and making up stories about monsters in the backyard were the best ways to spend a day. Time just goes too fast with kids, doesn’t it?

little girl standing in a kitchenchildren's artwork hung on doorstoddler sitting in a highchair smiling at the cameralittle girl laughing and smiling at the camera with big sister in the background playing with a dollhousetoddler's hand on her mother's shoulderLittle girl picking dressup clothes out of her closet with her mom holding her toddler sisterlifestyle photograph of two girls smiling at the cameragirl smiling and playing peekaboo with the cameradocumentary photo of girl smiling with her mom in the background smilingdocumentary detail photo of girl selecting a book from a bookshelfdocumentary photo of girl sitting on her mom's lap smiling, with little sister and dad in foregrounddocumentary photograph of mom sitting with her two daughters reading them a story with dad looking on in the foregrounddocumentary photograph of two girls sitting on a bed reading to each other with dad in backgrounddocumentary image of preschool age girl pointing to a page in a book she is readingdocumentary photo of toddler girl sitting in a toy car in house with big sister sitting on the roof of the carin home photograph of preschool age girl looking at camera and making silly faceTwo sisters being pushed on a toy car in their house by their dadlittle girl looking at the camera and laughing in a toy car while her sister looks down at her from rooflifestyle image of toddler age girl looking up at camera from inside of a play carIn home family photograph of girl in rocking chair and mom, dad and big sister gathered arounddocumentary photo of preschool age girl in rocking chair and big sister shushing towards camera with mom and dadblack and white documentary photo of little girl running down a hallwayblack and white image of mom and dad tickling daughter on bedin home family session portrait of girl laughing upside down while being tickledin home family session documentary photo of little girl on mom's legs flying up into the airtoddler girl laying on mom's legs with dad in the backgroundphoto of dad dressing daughter up in a princess dress and closeup of toddler girl's handslittle girl in princess dress looking at the camera with mom in the foregroundfamily on bed with two girls dressed in princess dressesgirls in princess dresses on their parents' bed while their parents watch in the backgrounddocumentary image of toddler girl making a silly face with her momblack and white documentary photo of a little girl on bed being tickled by her momdocumentary image of mom sitting with toddler girl on her lap at a table with fake foodmom sitting at a table while her toddler daughter serves her fake food with dad in backgroundin home family session photo of little girl dressed as elsa singing and dancing on the couchcloseup portrait of preschool girl looking at camerablack and white in home photo of toddler girl playing peekaboo in the curtainsin home family session candid black and white photograph of mom hugging toddler daughtermom helping toddler daughter walk on wall outsidefamily walking in their backyardlittle girl turning back and talking to her mom in foreground while walking outsidetwo images of preschool girl talking and motioning with her hands while telling a storylifestyle image of family in a grove fo leafless trees outsidetwo images of little girls hugging and little girl pointing with a stick with her mom and dadfamily walking near a hill in the foglifestyle portrait of preschool aged girllifestyle portrait of toddler girlblack and white image over mom's shoulder of mom kissing toddler

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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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