philadelphia lifestyle family photographer

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!  

 

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!  

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!  

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.

 

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.

 

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.