annemarie hamant

established 2008

Delaware Family & Newborn Photographer

Playfully (un)posed and stress-free lifestyle family photography in Wilmington, Newark, Hockessin, and the Delaware Shore

Delaware family Photography

Frame-worthy candids for easy-going families.

With over 16 years of experience as a Delaware family and newborn photographer, I've crafted a playful approach to guide your family into natural connections that photograph effortlessly, putting children (and parents!) at ease. From assistance with outfit styling to location selection, I make this a simple, stress-free, and authentically enjoyable experience for busy families.

I'm AnneMarie

I create honest photographs to help us remember. 

I blinked and my first baby boy is now taller than me. As a mother to three swiftly growing children, and a Delaware family photographer for over 16 years, I'm a witness to the truth that childhood passes far too quickly. I know how busy life is, and how much effort goes into preparing for family portraits. This is why I've created a relaxed and refined approach to capturing the beauty amidst the chaos of family life. Learn more about your Delaware Family and Newborn Photographer.

150+  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Google Reviews

2024 LOVE Award Winner- Best Photographer in Philadelphia
by Philadelphia Family Magazine

MY why

Motherhood deserves more than a selfie. 

We moms are so busy doing all the things for our family, and yet we're often left out of the photographic memories.

My hope is for you to feel seen and adored through my work, because you were there too. My images have the power to transport you back to this season of life years from now.  I take the pictures you don't yet know you need, but you will treasure in just a short time. A visual love-letter to you that grows in value as the years pass. My goal during your Delaware family photo session is to bottle up lots of love to get you through those hard days of motherhood.

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Delaware Family

I offer a relaxed approach to family photography in Delaware for playful,
laid-back families. 

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Delaware Newborn Photography

I specialize in lifestyle newborn photography in Delaware to help you remember what it felt like to bring your baby home.

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Baby Portraits

I offer timeless, bright and airy baby portraits to celebrate all the milestones, because before you know it, those babies are teenagers.

from the reviews

“I am in tears at how beautifully AnneMarie captured my family!"

Where do I even begin? I just received our gallery and I am in tears at how beautifully AnneMarie captured my family. She captured the sweetness and silliness of my two children, with stunning light and framing. Every picture I look at is simply beautiful and perhaps I’m not surprised given the ease and comfort she gave us throughout our session and in planning for it. Beforehand, she guided me through selecting the right location, sent me the style guide and reviewed our choices (steering me away from a shirt I originally picked for my son that was a fabric she said photographs poorly) and made sure we were all set. Then the day of, she guided us through the shoot, always taking care and patience with my two children. She made it easy for us to smile and laugh and made us comfortable to be our authentic selves so she could capture such stunning photographs. AnneMarie, I am floored and immensely happy. You’ve most definitely secured loyal clients and I would recommend you without reservation to anyone.

-Tracey Weiss

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“I cannot rave enough about AnneMarie's work!”

She is incredible at what she does and the results are amazing. She was able to capture the perfect balance of energy, fun, and sweetness of my boys. The session itself was casual, fun, and stress free. She made us all feel at ease and never felt like we were "messing up" the shots with their crazy, loud personalities. The photos are more than I could have asked for and I am so thrilled we did this on our Delaware beach vacation!


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“AnneMarie is incredibly talented and has a gift for capturing authentic connection among families"

I can't say enough how much the images captured by AnneMarie mean to me, they truly are priceless! She was wonderful to work with during the entire process - from scheduling the session to helping me pick out clothes for my 3 kids to being so patient with my children and letting them just have fun with the experience. My oldest son even said afterwards that he had a lot of fun and he got to hug mommy a lot! I can't wait to schedule another session soon! You won't regret choosing AnneMarie to capture your family's precious moments!

— Beverly SiEgfried

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“AnneMarie is a superstar!"

We have had multiple milestone sessions with her and she always puts all of us at ease and makes us feel comfortable having our photos taken (not an easy task! Her photos are fantastic. She is able to capture sweet little moments while also creating art. These are photos I will cherish forever! Hire her!!!! You will not regret it!”

— Jess BuhMan


A Tailored experience

I am known for my attention to detail and service. My sessions feel warm and lighthearted, with wardrobe and location guidance to make things stress-free for busy families. 


expert (un)posing

You just want family photos that feel natural and not awkward. I know just how to guide you into those frame-worthy, authentic connections that make you forget you're having pictures taken.


Curated fine art keepsakes

For those who procrastinate printing their photos like I do putting away the laundry, my complimentary keepsake design makes heirloom prints simple to enjoy, while still having those digitals we all want for our online memories.

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Delaware Family Photographer

Delaware Family + Newborn Photography blog

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