Brand Family - Haddonfield, NJ

I've known this beautiful family for as long as I can remember.  Erica & Jordan are old friends who I don't get to see nearly as often as I would like to, and I couldn't wait to spend some time with them once we got this session on the calendar.  They were huge supporters of my venture into family photography early on, trusting me to capture their oldest boys when they were just tiny twin babes and encouraging me to turn my love for photographing children into a business.   I was so thrilled to head to their new home to tell a piece of their story again, years later, where these super cool brothers showed off their sweet, silly, and snuggly sides ...

Tammy Bradshaw is a Philadelphia area family photographer.  If you're interested in having your story brought to life, please get in touch! 

Philadelphia Waterfront Session - Family Photography

There's a crisp chill in the air today, but just a few weeks ago, I was soaking up the sun and enjoying the last of the summer warmth along the gorgeous Philadelphia waterfront with this family.  I've been photographing them since before big brother was even born, and it has been so incredible watching them grow and learn together as a family.  And there is something about the water that just brings out all of the silly, sweet, beautiful pieces of our children ...

Tammy Bradshaw is a Philadelphia area family photographer.  If you're interested in having your family's story brought to life, please get in touch!  

 

Sunday Love -- Philadelphia Family Photographer

"Maybe if we re-invent whatever our lives give us, we find poems." ~ Naomi Shihab Nye

I photographed a bit of my own family's Sunday exploring in the woods.  These are the people who make my world sing ...

Tammy Bradshaw is a Philadelphia area lifestyle and documentary photographer.  If you're interested in having your family's story brought to life, please get in touch!  

One Year of Indigo

I've known Samm and John for a while now, and have had the pleasure of photographing them a few times -- most importantly for the birth of their sweet boy Indigo in 2015.  I couldn't wait for our recent family session, which they scheduled to document their little love at age one, cozied up together in their new home.  I love watching my clients' families grow and evolve, and I had the best time capturing one of their mornings together .... 

Tammy Bradshaw is a Philadelphia area lifestyle and documentary photographer.  If you're interested in having your family's story brought to life, please get in touch!  

A Morning with Emma - Philadelphia, New Jersey Lifestyle Photography

Most recently, I've been loving family sessions that start inside and then move outdoors. In this case, I got to begin by documenting a bit of Emma's every day in the comfort of her most familiar place, and then move to watching her explore with the grass beneath her toes, before coming back inside to wind down for her morning nap.  What a perfect, cozy session with this gorgeous one year-old and her parents ... 

Tammy Bradshaw is a Philadelphia area lifestyle and documentary photographer.  If you're interested in having your family's story brought to life, please get in touch!  

Waiting for Baby - Philadelphia Family Maternity Photographer

Nina is one of those kids that just totally steals your heart -- immediately.  She greeted me with a huge smile on her face and spent our entire session snuggling and playing with her mom and dad.  She ran, she explored, and she twirled around in the woods in her favorite dress.  And she seems to be pretty excited about becoming a big sister in a few weeks.  I had the best time doing a family maternity session with these three in one of my favorite Philadelphia spots.  I can't wait to see them again when their little guy arrives ... 

Tammy Bradshaw is a Philadelphia family lifestyle and documentary photographer.  If you're interested in having your family's story brought to life, please get in touch!  

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Big Brother Enzo - Philadelphia Family Maternity Session

When we moved into our new house a year ago, we lucked out with the most incredible neighbors around -- including Nicole, Marco, and Enzo.  I have loved getting to know them, and couldn't wait to photograph them enjoying one of their final mornings as a family of three.  A planned outdoor family maternity session turned into a cozy in-home session instead, thanks to a chill in the air and a little rain falling down.  And sometimes these things just work out exactly the way they are supposed to, because their house was the PERFECT place for me to capture a bit of their connection .... 

Tammy Bradshaw is a Philadelphia family lifestyle and documentary photographer.  If you're interested in having your family's story brought to life, please get in touch!  

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Embracing the Chaos - Family Newborn Session

A few years back, Jodi & Ryan contacted me to book a maternity and newborn photo package, and I absolutely loved working with them. One of my favorites from their new baby session got some love from Lemonade and Lenses, taking first place in their International Image Contest.  When they emailed to let me know that Erin was going to be a big sister, I was thrilled for them and was looking forward to this session for months! 

So often, people contact me worried about how their toddler (or older kiddo) will act during the family session once their new baby arrives.  And as a mom of two of my own, I understand the fear, but trust me when I say that when it comes to a lifestyle newborn session, there really isn't a reason to worry!  My favorite part of new baby sessions with siblings is playing with the older children, winning them over a bit, and capturing the essence of what having multiple kids is all about.  Because let's face it -- It is definitely NOT about everyone sitting perfectly for photos.  It's about running and jumping and playing and sometimes being too rough, and sometimes being really gentle, and snuggling and laughing and comforting.  And embracing the chaos that will become your new normal.  The chaos that you will surely miss one day.  

Thank you so much to the O'Shea family for trusting me to document this irreplaceable time ...

Michael Jackson Living Room Jams.

My kids don't always get along, but when they do, it's magical.  Michael Jackson sing-a-longs have become a regular thing in our house --  and on the afternoon pictured here, Rayna taught Ember the art of belting out "Beat It" with some serious emotion.  Most days with these two are total chaos, but I love the pauses in that chaos that lead to them being so in sync ... 

I'm moving toward capturing my clients' families the same way that I photograph my own -- with a focus on the little things that make the everyday so special.  If you'd like to book your own documentary family session with me, please get in touch!  

 

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Jackson & Mama -- Documentary Family Photographer

Photographing Jackson and his beautiful mama was one of the highlights of my year so far.  They played, they snuggled, they danced around their living room.  He practiced scooting across the floor with the most adorable crawl, and then they snuggled some more.  Spending time with these two renewed my spirit and energy, and I went home from this session appreciating and loving my own kids a little more .... 

Tammy Bradshaw is a Philadelphia family lifestyle and documentary photographer.  If you're interested in having your newborn, childhood, breastfeeding, or birth story captured, please get in touch!