Penelope Laughing. Philadelphia Documentary Family Photography

I've had the pleasure of knowing this sweet family for a little while now.  They live around the corner from me, and Penelope (who happens to be the COOLEST kid on the planet) and my daughter have gotten some serious playtime in over the years.  Penny never fails to put a smile on my face.  Her laugh is just incredibly contagious and her personality is a force to be reckoned with!  I had a blast with these three hanging at their place and taking a stroll around Passyunk Square ... 

 

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!  

New Baby Zoe - Philadelphia Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

It always helps when couples are naturally snuggly together, and this was definitely one of those times.  Stephanie and Dan are so perfectly matched and in love -- in fact, during our session they told me all about how they met and how awesome their wedding was.  I even got to glimpse at the gorgeous photos that their wedding photographer Heather DiPiazza took on their special day, and they were all smiles while reliving the memories.  When you take all of that goodness and add an adorable new baby in to the mix, it's bound to be a great session. Zoe is just the sweetest little love bug in Philadelphia, and I'm sure she'll enjoy looking at these photos when she's all grown up, and she can really appreciate how her parents held her so close to their hearts .... 

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!  

Baby Evangeline - Philadelphia Newborn Photographer

As soon as I started talking to Stephanie on the phone during our consultation, I knew that I would love working with her. She's funny and warm and has such a peaceful presence about her ... and she's a total natural at this whole mama thing!  Her unassuming beauty and obvious love for her sweet little family made for such a fun session filled with light, laughter, and connection ...

Tammy Bradshaw photographs motherhood and babies in the Philadelphia area.  If you’d like to capture your growing family’s natural beauty with a photo story, please get in touch!

Philadelphia newborn, maternity, family, birth, and breastfeeding photographer.

 

Rayna in the Woods. A personal post.

One of my goals for 2016 is to spend more time photographing my own family on a regular basis.  I mean, trust me -- I definitely snap plenty of them with my iPhone, but my grownup camera barely made an appearance around them last year at all.   It's time for me to get back to practicing my craft on the people who inspire me the most.   So for the rest of the year, I'm keeping my camera with me and available on a regular basis rather than packing it up in between sessions with clients.   

This past weekend, while on a getaway to visit friends in Florida, I fell in love with the way the woods behind their house looked just before sunset.  I took our kids out into the thick of it one night to snap some photos, and nabbed these shots of Rayna (the oldest of my two, who will be five in a few months).  I love the way she just becomes so wild and free when we're out exploring in nature, totally at home with herself ... 

All images - ISO 1000, 35mm, 1.4, 1/80

 

 

Marcella and Her Littles - Philadelphia Maternity Photographer

Marcella is truly one of the sweetest women that I have ever met.  She's as caring and down-to-earth as she is beautiful, a local Philadelphia doula, and lover of all things birth and babies.  I was thrilled to photograph her during one of the last afternoons of her pregnancy.  To be honest, I expected to have to work a little magic to make sure her three kiddos all made it in front of my camera, but I never needed to do any convincing at all -- From my first minute with them, they were hugging her legs, snuggling in, and desperate to be in photos.  They couldn't get enough of their gorgeous mom ...

Tammy Bradshaw photographs motherhood and babies in the Philadelphia area.  If you’d like to capture your growing family’s natural beauty with a photo story, please get in touch!

Philadelphia newborn, maternity, family, birth, and breastfeeding photographer.

Brittany, Judah, and Harper - Philadelphia Maternity Session

There are certain people who were born to teach and guide others, and Brittany is one of them.  She spends countless hours educating and empowering Philadelphia families through her work as a doula and childbirth educator, and has touched the lives of so many babies in our city!  She's also an incredible mom to two pretty awesome kids, and is preparing for her third babe to arrive in the days to come.   

Britt has so much love for all of the families she meets through her work with Blossoming Bellies Wholistic Birth Services, and she recently noted on her own website:  "I'm becoming more and more thankful for and inspired by the amazing women and families with whom I've had the pleasure of working over the past years since my last birth ....  Thank you for all that you've given me in return - inspiration, awareness, and empowerment in moving forward towards my own labor, birth, and new parenting of this next little one."    

A couple of weeks ago, we headed out to Fairmount Park to celebrate the end of her third trimester with a maternity session that would document one of her last days as a mama of two ... 

Tammy Bradshaw photographs motherhood and babies in the Philadelphia area.  If you’d like to capture your growing family’s natural beauty with a photo story, please get in touch!

Philadelphia newborn, maternity, family, birth, and breastfeeding photographer.

 

Baby Nathan - Philadelphia Newborn Photo Session

Rachel and Bonnie are the kind of people that you feel like you've known forever.  When I met them at their West Philly home, they were warm and inviting and just so totally focused on being the best moms in the world to their baby boy.  They immediately welcomed me into their space, and made me feel like a member of their family for the morning.  Rachel's parents were visiting that week, and they were so clearly smitten with their new grandson.  I insisted on getting them in the mix and I'm so glad I did!  Baby Nathan is one very lucky boy ... 

 

Tammy Bradshaw photographs motherhood and babies in the Philadelphia area.  If you’d like to capture your growing family’s natural beauty with a photo story, please get in touch!

Philadelphia newborn, maternity, family, birth, and breastfeeding photographer.

 

Elliot & Livi - Philadelphia Family Photo Sesion

When I chatted with this mama about her family's upcoming photo session, she was torn between an outdoor location or their home.  When she mentioned that she really wanted to capture her one year-old's adorable baby body and the fun dynamic between her two kids, I just knew it had to be at their house.  I think it's safe to say we made the right call ---  It turns out that there are few things that Elliot loves more than playing on the bed with his mom, dad, and sister.  And Livi was just born to snuggle and is so comfortable hanging with her favorite people in the world. This foursome made my job so easy ... 

Tammy Bradshaw photographs motherhood and babies in the Philadelphia area.  If you’d like to capture your growing family’s natural beauty with a photo story, please get in touch!

Philadelphia newborn, maternity, family, birth, and breastfeeding photographer.




Mama & Me Beach Maternity Session - Stone Harbor, NJ

One the highlights of my summer so far was photographing this beautiful mom with her boys on the beach in Stone Harbor.  I love being a Philadelphia maternity photographer, but when the heat is on, I also love getting a break from the city - and this is one of my favorite spots along the South Jersey shoreline.  I've been photographing this family for a few years now, starting with their lifestyle newborn session for Zeke -  who's now training to be a big brother.   I had the sweetest time doing this maternity session by the sea  and can't wait to meet their new baby when he arrives ...  

Tammy Bradshaw photographs motherhood and babies in the Philadelphia area.  If you’d like to capture your growing family’s natural beauty with a photo story, please get in touch!

Philadelphia newborn, maternity, family, birth, and breastfeeding photographer.




Baby Beck - Philadelphia Newborn Photographer

My only regret about this session is that I fell so in love with this adorable family and now their time left in Philadelphia is limited!  I hope I'll get to photograph them if they're ever back in town, and I'm so glad that they chose me to do this lifestyle newborn session for them while their baby Beck was still so tiny and new, and doing all the cute things ... 

Tammy Bradshaw photographs motherhood and babies in the Philadelphia area.  If you’d like to capture your growing family’s natural beauty with a photo story, please get in touch!

Philadelphia newborn, maternity, family, birth, and breastfeeding photographer.