Baby Claire | 7 Days Old | West Chester Newborn Photographer

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Introducing Claire Elizabeth! This sweet little girl came to me 7 days after she was born at Paoli Hospital, and I couldn’t have been more excited to meet her.

I was particularly thrilled to see this family back in the studio because I’d done the newborn photos for their first baby, a little boy named James. So getting to see how much he’s grown and also getting to watch him interact with little Claire was a treat for me.

Little brother, James always knew that he was going to have a sister, too, according to Mom:

Claire was our second baby, and we decided to keep her gender a surprise like we did for her older brother. Her older brother, James, is 23 months older than her and enjoyed watching Mommy’s belly grow. We asked him what he thought the gender was, and he always confidently replied “girl.” (We even tried mixing it up and said little sister or brother, and his answer was sister!) When she arrived and my husband told me the gender, I was overcome with so much emotion! Her big brother was right, and I couldn’t believe it! It was such a heartfelt moment. We were also unsure of how big brother James would react to meeting Claire, but he did amazing! He LOVES his little sister Claire and enjoys telling everyone about her!

Before Claire had even been in this world for a full day, she had already become a little star. She was featured on NBC News not 24 hours after her birth. They were talking about Paoli’s “Warm Feet, Warm Heart” campaign for National Heart Disease Month in February.  What an introduction to the world!

Paul & Sarah, thank you for bringing your family back to my studio so I could meet your newest bundle of joy! It was so fun getting to see you and your kids as you celebrate becoming a family of four.

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Thank you so much to this wonderful family for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful newborn session. If you are looking for a West Chester baby photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book… especially those newborns! It is SO important. It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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Baby Jackson, 3 Weeks Old | Phoenixville Newborn Photographer

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Introducing Jackson Alexander! This sweet little boy came to me 3 weeks after he was born at Phoenixville Hospital.

Jack decided to come five and a half weeks early, and he ended up in the NICU as a result of some complications. But thankfully, the good doctors were able to get him healthy and took excellent care of him. A few weeks later, he was strong enough to leave and to come meet me, too!

I was also excited for this family because they are referrals from some other clients of mine, Ashley and Kyle, who I had done newborn sessions for when they had their two kids. Mom loved those newborn photos and wanted to have similar sessions done one day when she had kids. I’m glad I was able to set this up for them! It always makes me feel special when people seek me out when they’ve seen my work—and especially when my clients appreciate my hard work enough to recommend me to their friends and family.

I loved hearing the story of how they found out their good news:

We were not actively trying to have a baby but hoped to, so learning we were pregnant was an extremely pleasant surprise to us! It was difficult to keep the news a secret, as we were extremely excited. We told our family and close friends pretty immediately and quickly disclosed that we were having a boy as soon as we found out!

Mom and Dad also told me the story of how they chose Jack’s name, which I loved:

Jackson was the favorite baby boy name for both Mom and Dad, well before learning that we were pregnant. We could not agree on a middle name and did not decide on one until Mom was admitted to the hospital. Mom told Dad that it was his choice because he is the best husband.

Stefanie & Bob, thank you again for bringing your little boy to my studio! It was amazing to meet you and share in your joy and excitement.

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Thank you so much to this wonderful family for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful newborn session. If you are looking for a Royersford Family Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book… especially those newborns! It is SO important. It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact page or phone me at 215-896-9661. 

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Baby Anya, 10 Days Old | Wynnewood Newborn Photographer

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Introducing little Anya Marie! This cutie pie came to me just 10 days after she was born at Bryn Mawr Hospital.

I was especially excited to see this family again because I had done the newborn session for big brother Eddie five years ago. It was amazing to see them back again—and this time with a baby girl!

And of course, I always love to see the babies that I photographed as they grow into their own people. I can’t believe that Eddie is already five years old. He’s so big—and proud to be a big brother, too! It was great having him and his parents, as well as Grandpa, all at the session.

Mom wanted little Anya to look like the princess she is, so we went through the colors and props to make sure that we showcased her perfectly. I think we did a great job, and I’m proud of the way these images turned out!

Dana & Ed, thank you for bringing your family to my studio. It was a joy to see you again and to celebrate with you as you become a family of four!

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Contact me to book your Newborn Session!

Thank you so much to this wonderful family for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful newborn session. If you are looking for a Wynnewood newborn photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book… especially those newborns! It is SO important. It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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Baby Kadan, 8 Days Old | Meadowbrook Newborn Photographer

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Introducing Baby Kadan! This sweet little girl came to me just 8 days after she was born, and I was absolutely in love with her.

Mom and Dad were first-time parents, so while they were at my studio, we were able to chat about the incredible journey that they have ahead of them. I even tried to give them a few tips, but of course, they already had the most important one down: Kadan is so obviously loved.

They decided to let Kadan announce herself on arrival rather than doing a gender reveal, as Mom told me:

This was our first baby, and we decided not to find out the gender and instead let it be the ultimate surprise on the day of the baby’s birth. We were thrilled to meet our little girl when she finally arrived!

I was also so impressed with the massive support system that Kadan—and her parents—had:

We are lucky to live in close proximity to both maternal and paternal grandparents. They were helpful throughout the pregnancy, and we are fortunate to be able to rely on them now that the baby is here. Kadan is the first grandchild on either side, so she is going to be surrounded with love and support!

Krystin & Dean, thank you for bringing your little girl to come meet me. I know watching the two of you with her that she is so lucky to be born into your family! I hope to see you again soon.

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Contact me to book your Newborn Session!

Thank you so much to this wonderful family for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful newborn session. If you are looking for a Meadowbrook baby photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book… especially those newborns! It is SO important. It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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Baby Reed, 9 Days Old |Montgomery Newborn Photographer

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Introducing little Reed Wyatt! This sweet peanut came to me just 9 days after he was born at the Einstein Medical Center in Montgomery.

Mom, Dad, and big sister Rylee all came to the session, which I loved. I always appreciate it when the whole family comes together so that I can capture those first moments and memories. It’s obvious that this family of four is going places!

And of course, Mom told me that it’s been all-for-one since the very beginning. Even the fur baby got in on the announcement!

We found out the gender early on, and we told our family that we were expecting by wearing matching family t-shirts, including the dog, on Easter.

I also loved the way they picked out little Reed’s name:

We were looking for a unique name that is not very common. Reed accomplishes that, and it reminds Eric of his grandfather—growing up fishing and boating on the water and just being outside with him.

Courtney & Eric, thank you for bringing your beautiful family to my studio. I enjoyed getting to know all of you and being part of your joy and excitement!

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Contact me to book your Newborn Session!

Thank you so much to this wonderful family for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful newborn session. If you are looking for a Blue Bell baby photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book… especially those newborns! It is SO important. I have already started booking as far out as the fall! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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