Deirdre Mulhern Photography

Main Line & Philadelphia Area Photographer

Main Line Baby Photographer: In Home Session with Baby A.

Picture this: rain pitter-pattering against the windows, gray clouds looming overhead, but inside, warmth, love, and the sweet promise of baby giggles filled the air. Baby A’s first Christmas was on the horizon. As a Main Line baby photographer, I worked with Baby A’s parents, to freeze those precious moments in time, during an in-home baby photography session near Philadelphia’s Main Line. Rain or shine, we were determined to capture the magic. Let me tell you, it turned out to be pure gold.

Baby smiles in front of Christmas tree during baby portrait session

Home: The Perfect Backdrop for Main Line Baby Photography

Now, let’s talk about the beauty of shooting in the comfort of one’s own home. Your space is not just walls and furniture—it’s a treasure trove of memories waiting to be immortalized. Think about it: the cozy nook where you read bedtime stories, the kitchen where you bake cookies together, or the living room where family game nights turn into fits of laughter. These are the moments that define your family’s story. What better backdrop for your photo session than the very place where these memories are created?

Imagine capturing Baby A’s first steps in the hallway where she took them. Then, think of her wide-eyed wonder as she gazes out the window where she watches the world go by. Your home tells a story— the mismatched throw pillows on the couch, the hand-painted artwork adorning the walls, or the heirloom quilt draped over the armchair. Each is another artifact of your life. Every corner holds a piece of your family’s journey. These are the touches that make your house a home. Incorporating them into your photo session adds a layer of authenticity and warmth that simply can’t be replicated elsewhere.

Baby pulls string lights from box during Christmas baby portrait session
Baby raises her arms looking at glowing box in front of Christmas tree
Baby looks at the camera as she plays with string lights during Main Line Baby photography session

Embracing the Holiday Glow

As a natural light photographer, I typically rely on the soft, ethereal glow of sunlight streaming through windows to illuminate my subject. This creates a timeless and authentic feel to the photos. But let me tell you, there’s just something about the cozy twinkle of Christmas tree lights that gets me every time. In this session, we switched things up a bit. Instead of solely relying on natural light from windows, we embraced the warm, magical ambiance of holiday lights. Seriously, who can resist the pure joy of witnessing a baby’s first encounter with twinkling lights?

Baby A stole the show with her adorable curiosity and heart-melting smiles. Sure, the rain may have dampened the day outside. However, inside it was all sunshine and happiness. At first, Baby A eyed me with cautious curiosity, but it didn’t take long for my repertoire of fake sneezes to win her over. Before we knew it, she was beaming. Her infectious baby smile filled every frame. 

Mother and baby pose in front of tree during in-home on photography session on Philadelphia's Main Line

Proof of Mom & Baby Photography

As a Main Line baby photographer, I adore capturing candid moments between moms and their children. Moms are so often the ones behind the camera, capturing every precious moment but rarely making it into the frame themselves. It’s so important to me that in your session you get some truly authentic photos of you and your child that you can look back on someday when you blink and suddenly have a teenager! 

Dog looks around the room during in-home photography session
Dog rests on couch arm by Christmas tree during in-home photography session

Including Every Loved One, Even the Furry Ones

Oh, but let’s not forget about Baby A’s furry companion, Lilly! Furry family members are always welcome to join in on the fun. After all, they’re part of the family too. Their presence adds an extra layer of warmth and charm to the photos.

In the end, what started as a dreary December morning turned into a cozy, heartwarming photo session. We were able to capture Baby A’s first Christmas at home and give her family some treasured photos to look back on years from now. And that, my friends, is the magic of photography – turning the ordinary into extraordinary, rain or shine.

Baby smiles happily at camera during in-home family photo session.

If you are in need of a Main Line baby photographer with experience capturing those precious baby giggles, get in touch here. To see more photos and galleries of family sessions click here.

Baby crawls in front of tree during Main Line Baby Photo Session with Main Line Baby Photographer

May 11, 2024

Deirdre Mulhern