Baby Ava: Newborn Lifestyle Session in South Philadelphia

Newborn Lifestyle Session in South Philadelphia

With the birth of my second child only days away, I couldn’t be happier that baby Ava’s newborn lifestyle session in South Philadelphia was my last shoot before taking some time off to be with my expanding family. Ava’s big sister, Anya, reminds me of my own little girl who is also about to become a sibling, and watching the dynamics of the family together touched my heart. I felt like it was all so relatable, and beautiful. From the shots that came together perfectly to the hiccups that are certain to come with juggling a toddler and a newborn, I feel like this session offered a sincere look into life with two. I just love the images we created together.

I had the pleasure to work with the Main family for the first time at their Penn Treaty Park maternity session. It was so cold that day, but we still got some lovely golden hour images of mama’s new baby glow. I love when families get a bump to baby plan! It gives me an opportunity to get to know them as they navigate their pregnancy. Furthermore, as a strong believer in documenting family legacies, I love offering a way to do so affordably. If you would like to learn more about my maternity and first year packages, see my pricing information here.

What is a Newborn Lifestyle Session?

While studio newborn photography celebrates new little ones as miraculous works of art, lifestyle photography seeks to tell the story behind them in authentic ways. There are so many merits to each style! With a lifestyle session you can expect images of your home, especially your family room, master bedroom, and nursery (although sometimes the kitchen is a great option for sink bath photos!). Your photographer will guide you through some standard poses that you’ll want for your walls and albums. He or she will also document the story of your family as it arises. The result is a mixture of candid moments and posed portraits that show your life as it is in this chapter. The goal is for you to look back on the photos and not only achieve a family portrait for the mantle, but also raw memories that will bring you back to these wonder days that go by so quickly.

Newborn lifestyle might be the right choice for you if:

  • You enjoy documentary and candid photography
  • The nursery (or home in general) is important to capture and remember in the future
  • You want a variety of lighting scenarios and groupings for your gallery (studio work tends to be a little less flexible in that way)
  • Capturing authentic connections and candid moments between your family is important to you.
  • Not a necessity, but also if your house gets a lot of natural light, a lifestyle session might be an especially good idea!

If you are interested in learning more, please give me a shout out through the contact page. I’m happy to answer any questions! Thank you to the Main family for a beautiful newborn lifestyle session in South Philadelphia! I wish you guys the best of luck in the coming sleepless months. Any day now I will be right there with you!

With love,




Toddler plays with stuffed dinosaur in yellow nursery with chevron curtains in Philadelphia, PABlack and white photo of toddler cuddling with stuffed animal in nursery with chevron curtains

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