philadelphia family photographer

Waiting for Ollie - Philadelphia Maternity Photography

When Rachel and Seth asked me to photograph their adorable family a few months back, I was thrilled.  Their session was my first of the year after my own maternity leave, and it was so sweet hanging with them as they were transitioning into becoming a family of five.  I arrived as Tobin and Aliza were just waking up, and spent the morning-- brushing teeth, making (and eating!) breakfast, jumping on beds, and snuggling up.  And let me tell you, this family just knows how to love each other!  Ollie, you are one lucky little guy ...

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!  

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! 

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!  

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!  

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

 

 

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.