Philadelphia Portrait Photographer

From bump to baby!  The first year of your child's life is filled with so many incredible milestones. Although most parents will be snapping casual photos all throughout the year, having professional artwork of these fleeting moments is truly irreplaceable.

As a Philadelphia portrait photographer I want to create works of art that are a true representation of the love you feel for your child at every stage.  Our milestone sessions are just that.

I take pride in offering a client experience that focuses on pre planning to create space on your session day to create beautiful images. For each session within your membership we will discuss your vision, curate the family wardrobe, photograph you with ease and create custom artwork. You deserve to invest in memories that your family will treasure forever. I am here to ensure that nothing has been overlooked through my luxury portrait experience. 

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From bump to baby!  The first year of your child's life is filled with so many incredible milestones. Although most parents will be snapping casual photos all throughout the year, having professional artwork of these fleeting moments is truly irreplaceable.

As a Philadelphia portrait photographer I want to create works of art that are a true representation of the love you feel for your child at every stage.  Our milestone sessions are just that.

I take pride in offering a client experience that focuses on pre planning to create space on your session day to create beautiful images. For each session within your membership we will discuss your vision, curate the family wardrobe, photograph you with ease and create custom artwork. You deserve to invest in memories that your family will treasure forever. I am here to ensure that nothing has been overlooked through my luxury portrait experience. 

the tague family

We knew we had to work with Samantha for our newborn photos after an amazing experience with her at our wedding! She is so very warm, helpful, creative, and made the entire shoot/experience so easy for us- especially as new parents. A few things that stand out: 1. Her client closet is an incredible option and the dresses she helped me select helped me feel so confident and beautiful even a week postpartum. 2. The opportunity to take these photos in our own home made all the difference- we were relaxed, not rushed, and love having images of our family in our own special “space” 3. Samantha is a baby whisperer and our babe was calm and happy the whole time! Our images are gorgeous and we can’t wait to share and display them!

“Samantha is a baby whisperer”

the wingate family

We recently had newborn photos done with Samantha and could not be happier with the outcome. Every photo perfectly captured the day; there is not one photo that is not stunning. As a mom herself, she was able to calm down my very cranky five day old, which was even more impressive. Highly recommend and we will be using her for all our family photos in the future!

“we could not be happier with the outcome”

the gregor family

What can I say! Samantha is a magic maker, truly. She’s worked with my family 3 times now and each time I’m blown away by her ability to capture my kids authentically AND beautifully. Anyone with toddlers knows how hard it is to do/ go anywhere! Within minutes, my son has crumbs on his face, juice on his shirt and is rolling in the dirt. Samantha just rolls with the punches and gets the little windows of sweetness in between the chaos. From the pictures you would think my kids were cuddly angels the whole time.
Samantha is wonderful and her love for her clients is evident!!

“i'm blown away by her ability to capture my kids authentically”

in a crowded market,
What sets our Philadelphia Portrait Photography sessions apart?

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Wardrobe

Session Planning

Physical artwork creation

With all of the families we serve, one thing remains consistent- They desire beautiful portraits of their children 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 portrait 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 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.

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maternity

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.

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newborn

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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1 year milestone

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artwork options

Whether you are adding to a gallery wall you started with your Philadelphia Maternity Photography Session images or if you are looking to print a large statement piece for your home, the newborn session will provide you with so many beautiful options.  Whether you choose images of the whole family or a stunning portrait of your bundle of joy, framed pieces are a stunner in your home!

Matted Print Box

The matted print box allows you to choose 6-24 fully matted fine art prints that can be placed in frames you already have in your home.  The beautiful linen box serves as a perfect home for your matted prints to swap out over time.

Custom Framed Prints

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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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frequently asked questions

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What milestones do you recommend capturing?

The first year membership plan breaks down nicely into Maternity, Newborn, 6 month and First Year sessions. Maternity captures the anticipation before baby, Newborn is those sweet early days with your little one, 6 month is when most babies begin sitting up and getting sweetly chubby, and first year is a great celebration of their birthday!

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Can we join our little one for their milestone sessions?

I love capturing parents with their children in our and find those images to be so important for preserving your legacy. Parents are always encouraged to join in on every Philadelphia portrait photography session with their little one.

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Do you provide any styling for these milestones sessions?

I provide diaper covers, outfit options, blankets and small toys for little ones during these Philadelphia portrait photography milestone sessions. And as always we will wardrobe plan mama’s styling from the client wardrobe of over 100 dresses and make recommendations for dad.

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How can we best enjoy our photos?

The amazing thing about the membership is it allows you to build upon your physical artwork choices over the course of the year. Some families will opt for a gallery wall that they can build as they go and others will add to an album. I create thoughtful artwork options that allow your family to get the most from your sessions.

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