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Multi-Generational Photographer

Valley Forge Park at Sunrise

Over the years, I’ve developed a deep affection for multi-generational family sessions. I love to capture moments between grandparents and their grandchildren. I’m sure it has something to do with how close I was with my grandmother and how much I treasure the photos of us together. I always preach about parents getting in the photos, but the same applies to grandparents.

When someone contacts me for a session like this, I encourage them to consider doing at least part of the session at home. There is an ease at home that can’t be fully translated to a park setting. However, when doing photos at a park, this is how to do it! Sunrise – check. Fun location to explore – check. Toys, bubbles, necklaces – check, check, check. If all of these elements are involved, I’m a-ok with doing any session completely outdoors.

This brave family agreed to meet me just before sunrise. Before 7am. I am not a morning person, so I very much relate to not wanting to get up and be photo ready this early for pretty much anything. But I’m telling you, the golden light of sunrise or sunset just can’t be recreated at any other time. It’s magic. They also brought along all sorts of fun things for the kids to play with – another trick for bringing the ease of an indoor session to the outdoors. In the end, it all came together to make for a pretty magical shoot.

As an aside, this session is another oldie that I found in my blog cue just waiting to be published. I have no idea what took me so long to share, but it’s just over a year old and it’s fun to think about how much all these kids have probably changed in that time. I have a few more waiting to be posted – so  stay tuned!


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Philadelphia Newborn Session

A Classic at Home Newborn Session

It’s been quite a long pause since I’ve shared any full newborn sessions, or family sessions … or any sort of session at all for that matter. But since I’ve had a moment to breath after the rush of the fall shoots and the holidays in general, I’m going to try to gather together some sessions into proper blog posts. What a novel idea! I selected at random, because I can’t possibly choose a favorite. I landed on this sweet Philadelphia newborn session to start and I’m not sad about it.

I photographed this adorable, brand new little girl at home on a warm summer day. Obviously it’s winter now, so I can only imagine that at this point she’s crawling around and getting into all sort of mischief. Or maybe she’s not and she’s at that most perfect of baby ages, where they can’t yet move, but are delightfully interactive. Regardless, on this day, she was just the most laid back, cuddliest of babies. She smiled, and gazed serenely at the camera, and was generally all of the things that every new baby should be. I loved her.

Revisiting a session that I haven’t looked at since I delivered the gallery is always a treat. I love discovering the sweet little moments that tug at my heart strings. The way she looks at the camera with her big bright eyes. Those leg rolls. How she snuggled in on her mom’s chest. Can’t you just feel it? I hope the families I photograph feel the same way when they look back through their galleries.

On an unrelated, and yet related note, do you follow me on facebook or instagram? I love sharing tidbits of my own life and family on there and would love to have you follow along! And if you are interested in a session, contact me! I’d love to chat!

And now, enjoy this session and all the new baby sweetness.

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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.


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Here are just a couple of those sweet maternity photos.

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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.

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If you’d like to have your family photographed in your home, Contact me and let’s chat!

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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.