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In-Home Baby Photos with a Philadelphia Baby 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.
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I’ve been a Philadelphia baby photographer for over 14 years now, and yet I never tire of capturing newborn babies in their homes. My recent newborn session with the Keegan family was so relaxed and the images we captured beautifully reflect their personal aesthetic. We spent a lovely few hours together capturing the immense love for their first baby. Jack was the most perfect baby for his in-home lifestyle newborn photography session! He was so calm, easy going, and full of personality at 8 weeks new. His parents decided to hold off on baby pictures until he a few months old so that they could capture Jack interacting with them, including eye contact and his sweet smiles. Jack woke up from his nap for this one, and wow did he ever wake up happy! It was so fun to capture his sweet little face.

Mom holding newborn son in white rocker in nursery by Philadelphia Baby Photographer, AnneMarie HamantMom and dad smiling at the camera while holding newborn son in his nursery by Philadelphia Baby Photographer, AnneMarie Hamant Close up of newborn babies toesMom holding baby on her shoulder in his nursery by Philadelphia Baby Photographer, AnneMarie HamantNewborn boy swaddled in beige swaddle while sleeping and being held by mom and dad by Philadelphia Baby Photographer, AnneMarie HamantDad holding baby in bright blue nursery by Philadelphia Baby Photographer, AnneMarie Hamant

He was sleepy at the very beginning of the session, but since baby pictures with him awake were really important to his mama, we broke the golden rule of babies and gently roused him from his slumber. He woke up smiling and was such a darling baby for the entire two hours we spent together!

Mom and dad sitting on nursery floor playing with newborn son while in moses basketClose up of newborn 8 week old boy in a green knitted romper on a white blanket by Philadelphia Baby Photographer, AnneMarie Hamant 8 week old newborn baby boy laying in moses basket by philadelphia baby photographer, annemarie hamant mom and dad standing in blue nursery snuggling newborn son by philadelphia baby photographer annemarie hamant 8 week old newborn boy smiling at parents by philadelphia baby photographer annemarie hamant

Many newborn photographers in the area insist that babies be under 2 weeks old to take their pictures. But with my relaxed and natural lifestyle approach, it’s completely fine if parents would like baby portraits taken beyond that window- they are sleepiest in those early weeks and that’s why most photographers require that window for newborn photos, but in-home baby photography can happen at any time. Older babies are more alert and aware of their parents, and the interactions we can capture are priceless!

mom laying on bed while snuggling newborn son by phildelphia baby photographer annemarie hamant Mom sitting on the edge of white bedding while holding and looking at newborn son by Philadelphia Baby Photographer, AnneMarie Hamant


Incorporating Pets into your Philadelphia Baby Photos

I had a blast with the Keegan family, and their cute pups Finn and Rufus. We snuck these two into the session by luring the pups over to sniff out his baby Jack’s head with some hidden dog treats near his outfit in order to capture the love between these guys. It is absolutely do able to have your pets involved in your newborn session! I strongly suggest having a family member or friend over to take them on a walk or to play outdoors until it is time for their moment in front of the camera. Having treats on hand definitely helps too!

I loved how Aly and Aidan’s interior design complimented the soft tones of their clothing so beautifully. By dressing in colors of your homes aesthetic, your pictures will fit in beautifully when you print them and hang them on the walls of your home.


AnneMarie Hamant is a Philadelphia Baby Photographer, specializing in gentle, natural and relaxed in-home baby portraits. Learn more about my newborn work:

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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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