family photography

9 Reasons Why You Should Book an In-Home Family Session with your Chestnut Hill Photographer

Hello, I'm AnneMarie
I'm a lifestyle family photographer serving Greater Philadelphia, Delaware, and Maryland. A mother to three children, two goldendoodles, and married for 2 decades.
Popular posts:
Lewes Delaware Family Photographer
5 Tips for your Family Beach Session
North East, MD Motherhood Session
Let's Get Your Session on My Calendar!
I can't wait to hear from you!

Are you considering a family photoshoot but aren’t sure about where you should take the pictures? Here’s why booking an in-home session with your Chestnut Hill Photographer could be a great fit for your family:

1. Comfort for the Kids:

Your children will feel more relaxed and at ease in their familiar surroundings, leading to more natural and genuine expressions in the photos. Kids love to give me a tour of their rooms and show me what they are interested in! This builds connection and trust between us so the session goes smoothly.
Family of five sits in bright well decorated Chestnut Hill home

2. Chestnut Hill Convenience:

You won’t have to drag everyone out of the house on time! If you need extra time to get ready, no big deal! You get yourself dressed while I warm up with the kids and get them feeling good about taking some pictures together!Family of five in blue and pink Zara clothing sits in their Chestnut Hill dining room

Toddler in cream and beige Zara clothing3. Cozy and playful setting in your Chestnut Hill home:

You have everything you need at home for cozy, playful pictures. My style of Chestnut Hill family photography is refined, elevated but also relaxed and playful. I love to create a beautiful gallery for you full of family connection and movement.In-Home sessions allow for plenty of play. Jumping on the bed (even if we are breaking house rules just for a few minutes), cuddling on the couch, dancing to a record, grabbing a snack from the fridge- all of these are photographable moments. Chestnut Hill family plays on the bed in their home

Family in Zara clothing dances in their brightly lit home

4. Casual Attire Welcome:

Casual clothing works so well for in-home sessions! Think a slow Sunday morning at home in jeans and cozy knits. I love this elevated casual look that I am styling many of my clients in right now! Some of my favorite styles come from Zara and Zara Kids. Mom and baby cuddle on a rattan bench in their home

5. Weatherproof:

Say goodbye to rescheduling due to bad weather. If it rains or is cloudy, it’s no big deal! As your Chestnut Hill photographer, I arrive prepared with off camera lighting to mimic natural light if we need a boost. This ensures bright and airy photos regardless of the weather outside. 

Family of five cuddles on their couch during an in-home session

6. Pets Welcome:

I adore when your furry family members are included in your Chestnut Hill family portraits. This family’s goldendoodle Mogley is getting older and it was important to capture him with the kids. I love the cuddles we captured with him!
Family with toddler boy and goldendoodle Little girls and goldendoodle cuddle

7. Flexible Timing:

In-home sessions free us from being bound to sunset! If late evening is witching hour in your family, consider booking a Chestnut Hill in-home session earlier in the day to avoid the stress of the evening rush hour. I always work with my clients to choose a time when your family is happiest and most energetic. Girl in pink shirt with big bright eyes jumps on the bed

8. More Meaningful Memories:

By capturing moments in your own home, you’ll create timeless memories that reflect your family’s unique personality and lifestyle. Your kids will remember growing up in in this home, and looking back at some of your favorite spots in the house will bring a lot of joy and purpose for years to come.

family of five in blues and pinks plays on the bed in their Chestnut hill home during a photo session

9. Save Time and Hassle with your Chestnut Hill Photographer:

With no need to travel to a specific location and fight Philly area traffic, you can get back to your routine sooner, whether it’s work, watching the Eagles game, or simply enjoying family time together.Family at play in their chestnut hill home

While preparing for an in-home session may require a bit of tidying up, the relaxed atmosphere and meaningful memories captured will make it all worthwhile, promise! You’ve probably spent a lot of time and energy in your interior design, and what better what to showcase your home than with family photos!

Are you ready to book your in-home family session with your Philadelphia Family Photographer? If you love my relaxed approach to capturing elevated candids, reach out to me to learn more about my pricing and process!

Family relaxes on their porch swing together

add a comment


Browse By Category


Local Highlights



hey there!

I'm so glad you're here!

I am a mother to three children, and a full-time family and newborn photographer serving the Philadelphia and Delaware regions. I have been in business since 2008. I'm a country girl at heart and love capturing families in beautiful natural spaces. I bring my warm personality and energy to every session, and truly love what I do. 

COnnect with me

They are only little for a short while.