I am so thrilled to be sharing about Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA – one of my favorite locations for maternity photos! Between the location being so convenient for my clients, the vast variety of backgrounds, from indoor options for those cold weather season sessions to the french-inspired gardens, there is so much to love!
The 4 Reasons Why Longwood Gardens is the Perfect Location for Maternity Photos:
Close to Philadelphia, Main Line, Chester County & Wilmington, Delaware
Longwood Gardens, while located in Kennett Square, is conveniently close to Philadelphia, Main Line, Chester County and Wilmington, Delaware expecting moms! Parking is free and transportation is provided from their off-site parking (useful during their peak visitation season!) to the Visitor Center entrance.
Upon arrival, plan to stay for quite some time! Longwood Gardens recommends 3.5-4 hours to experience the entire grounds. Along with their beautiful viewing gardens, you can shop & dine here too! Whether you choose the famous Longwood Gardens Mushroom Soup at The Cafe or opt for a more fine dining experience at their restaurant, 1906, after your maternity photos are completed, enjoy some delicious foods before heading home!
Wide Variety of Backgrounds
24 Gardens are located inside Longwood Gardens! This offers so many backdrop options for maternity sessions. An abundance of fountains, small & large lakes and seasonal florals provide countless and quintessential nooks and crannies that are perfect for focusing on that growing belly & excitement for the newest family addition.
French-Inspired European Gardens in PA
Want to travel to the European side without the passport? My top reason for why I just love Longwood Gardens! Be transported to another world with the Hillside Gardens and Main Fountain Garden. Choose to be surrounded by lush, rare greenery with dappled sun spots or a neutral, magical fountain makes you forget you are just outside Philadelphia!
Indoor Conservatories for Cold Weather Sessions
I think what makes Longwood Gardens so versatile is their ability to provide beautiful indoor locations for mother’s expecting during the colder weather seasons! The Conservatories provide ever changing florals and bursts of beauty even during your typical muted colors in the winter season!
I Currently Hold A Membership!
And guess what? I now have a membership to Longwood Gardens and can take up to 4 clients in with me! Perfect for expecting mama’s expecting their second or third addition!
My darling maternity client, Jill, is an illustrator for Anthropologie and other brands! What a pleasure it was to spend time with these two before they become a family of three! You can find Jill’s work here!
Are you a new or expecting mom? Reach out to learn more about my maternity and newborn session packages!
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AnneMarie Hamant is a lifestyle newborn and family photographer based outside of Philadelphia, PA, and serves the surrounding areas including Kennett Square, West Chester, Glen Mills, Malvern, Media, King of Prussia, Conshohocken, Wayne, Haverford, Villanova, Devon, Berwyn, Ardmore as well as the Wilmington, DE suburbs. AnneMarie is an award-winning photographer with over 14 years experience. Her passion is creating playful and relaxed lifestyle family photography both in-home and on-location for her clients.