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4 Reasons Why Longwood Gardens is the Perfect Location for Maternity Photos

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I'm a lifestyle family photographer serving Greater Philadelphia, Delaware, and Maryland. A mother to three children, two goldendoodles, and married for 2 decades.
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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!

a maternity session for pregnant mom and husband holding hands walking through wildflowers at Longwood Gardens pregnant mom and dad snuggling together in a wildflower field expecting husband and wife holding hands while walking through wildflower field

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.

a maternity session for a pregnant mother to be standing in a shrub garden in floral pattern dress at Longwood Gardens expecting parents snuggled together in a shrub garden holding their hands on moms belly

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!

a maternity session for expecting parents sitting on a fountain ledge while holding each other at Longwood Gardens pregnant mom and dad sitting on a fountain ledge while snuggled together expecting parents walking hand in hand near water fountain in bright pattern floral dress husband and wife holding hands while walking near a water fountain in park expecting mom to be holding her baby bump in a neutral park mom to be sitting on the ledge of a water fountain expecting parents walking hand in hand near a water fountain

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!

expecting mother sitting under an arch oh leaves with husband while snuggled together  husband and wife sitting under a greenery arch while snuggled together

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!

a maternity session for an expecting mother standing in a conservatory while holding her baby bump at Longwood Gardens

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.

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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. 

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