Philadelphia maternity Photographer

You just found out you are welcoming a sweet little human into your family, and you couldn’t be more excited! You are GLOWING in fact, and you want to celebrate your pregnancy through beautiful portraits worthy of being hung in your home and passed down to your children.

Philadelphia maternity photography sessions with Le Papillon are about capturing this beautiful life inside you and about celebrating the family you have created up to this point.

This season of life can feel busy, but your maternity session is a time in your pregnancy to slow down and embrace your body, your partner and the beautiful life inside you. My biggest priority is to create frame-worthy art that you and your children will cherish in your home.

We start with a session consultation to flesh out your vision. From there, we fully style you from our client closet, photograph you and your family in my artful style and create custom artwork with ease. Are you ready to click the easy button on your Philadelphia maternity photography session? 

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"She is professional, personable, prompt with communication, has a clear passion for what she does, and produces beautiful photographs that anyone would be thrilled to have."

– margaret

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What sets our Philadelphia maternity photography sessions apart?

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Session Planning

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With all of the families we serve, one thing remains consistent- They desire beautiful maternity portraits but feel overwhelmed about how to make it happen.

The biggest barrier to getting custom portraiture is the time and effort it takes to plan and execute your session.  And even if you can pull all the pieces together for a Philadelphia maternity photography session, you are stuck with an overwhelming pile of digital files that you can't imagine narrowing down, let alone printing.
All of these roadblocks are handled with my custom portrait process.

Here are the top 3 things that set my Philly maternity portraits apart:

I have a Client Closet of over 100 dresses specifically geared for pre and postpartum bodies in a range of colors and styles that I know will photograph beautifully.  I also stock children's clothing to give your session a beautifully curated style.  While I don't stock men's apparel I do make recommendations for Dads attire.

Based on your style preferences, I make location recommendations and work with you on finalizing our best meetup time based on your children's schedules.  Because I bring Mom and Child attire, you just need to show up ready to have fun with your family.

After your session, we will schedule your gallery premiere!  This is where we will look through all of the beautiful images that we created together and design custom artwork that will live within your home.  I predesign wall art collections and pull favorites to give you a jumping off point for enjoying your image investment.  All final artwork orders and digital file collections are placed and paid for at your ordering appointment.  

baby plan membership - limited spots

Our membership plan includes 3-4 sessions over the course of 18 months - typically maternity, newborn, 6 month milestone session and the 1st birthday session. These sessions allow you to beautifully capture your child's first year with a cohesive set of images and artwork that will live within your home.

Baby plans typically start with your maternity session to focus on capturing the beauty of your time before baby.These sessions are offered in-studio or on location and include access to our client wardrobe of over 100 dresses specifically geared for pre and postpartum bodies. You will be hand styled for all of the sessions in your membership but maternity is one of my favorite because we have such a variety of options for mamas to be.





Our newborn sessions are a beautiful mix of solo portraiture of your baby in the first 7-10 days of life and timeless images of the family all together. We aim to capture those quiet moments of wonder as you welcome your sweet baby into your family. These sessions are offered in-home or in studio depending on the style you prefer and include styling for baby, mama and young siblings.





6 Month and First Birthday are the other points in your child’s first year of life that we love to capture because of how much your little one changes at those milestones. These sessions include play based posing that capture your little as they go from roly-poly baby to sitting, scooting, and trying cake for the first time! In these milestone sessions we always encourage parents to take part. You deserve to be present in these memories with your little one. They will cherish having you a part of their first year as they grow.




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Popular maternity artwork options

Popular Maternity Session artwork options

Starting a gallery wall at your Philadelphia maternity photography session is a great option!  The majority of our maternity clients are also working with us to capture at least their little one's newborn session (and often times they are part of our Baby Plan Membership).  This is the perfect time to start a collection of frames for your home.  It allows us to tell your family story as we go through the first year of your adorable baby's life

The flush mount album is a popular "build-as-you-go" option.  Families that opt for our Baby Plan Membership receive a $200 album credit at each of their 4 sessions to put towards building their First Year album.  This is the start of your family story and you can grow your family story over the years in beautifully bound volumes.  Kiddos love flipping through these sturdy albums.

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frequently asked questions


When is the best time to take Maternity photos?

We always recommend that Philadelphia maternity portraits take place between 28-34 weeks. 


What should I wear for my maternity session?

I offer a wardrobe of over 100 dresses that are specifically chosen for pre and postpartum bodies. During our wardrobe appointment we narrow down your dress selections based on style and color preference.  


Where should we take Maternity portraits?

We offer studio sessions OR field sessions. The location really comes down to client preference. We have field location recommendations that we will talk through with you if you are leaning towards an outdoor session.


Do you offer a package for multiple sessions?

I offer both single sessions and my Baby Plan Membership. The Baby Plan membership offers clients 3-4 sessions over the course of 18 months and includes special perks during each of your ordering appointments such as 10% off any wall art and an album credit. The Baby Plan membership is built to capture from expecting your little one with a maternity session, through their first birthday session. 

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