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Family Mini Sessions | Chestnut Hill Family Photographer

Time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping, cooler weather, and booking your Fall Mini Session!  Mini sessions are a great chance to update your annual family photos for holiday cards, gifts, and home decor…all for a fraction of the cost of a full one-hour session.  This fall, I am offering a limited number of mini sessions on three dates.  These will be my last mini sessions offered in 2013, so act fast before they fill up!  Please see all the details below:

Lucy Baber Photography 2013 Family Mini Sessions, Philadelphia PA

Mini sessions are offered on a first come, first served basis.  Contact [email protected] to book your fall mini session today!

Why Choose Custom Photography? | Chestnut Hill Family Photographer

I recently posed this question to a few of my favorite repeat customers:

“Why do you choose custom photography over the other standard portrait/mall studios out there?”

I loved their responses so much, I just had to share!

“When I had my daughter I decided that I wanted to have a picture taken every month. We would go to a standard studio and have our pic taken on a plain white background. I did this for the first 6 months and hung them in my house. I quickly noticed that although the studio captured a smile, they did not capture the essence of our life and family. The pictures didn’t say much about who we were. I decided it was worth it to spend more money less frequently to receive pictures that really captured us without being posed or handed odd props. I love that my favorite family photos have all been captured while we enjoy doing what we normally do! Playing outside, jumping on the bed, snuggling, and laughing… Those are the memories I want to hold on to. Lucy delivers just that. She truly captures a snapshot of life in the moment. Most people can snap a pic of a kid smiling awkwardly (say cheese!) but a truly different smile is captured by Lucy when she gets your kids smiling and engaged naturally… Their happiness is captured in that snapshot and their faces speak volumes of love, contentment, and happiness in each and every photograph.” – Liz R.

“I prefer custom photography because I love the emotion that can be captured from a custom session, and feel you did a great job each time with my family!” – Karinne L.

“Many studios create a ‘stock’ look and have awkward poses, matching outfits, and forced smiles. We wanted NONE of that! We wanted photographs that conveyed the spirit of our family and a photographer who wasn’t afraid of the shots between shots: the candid moments that characterize our daily life. Lucy had us feeling comfortable and acting natural the whole time; it was almost as if we were having a family playdate and just happened to have a photographer there to document it. (The photo below captures our spirit perfectly: my husband’s loving thoughtfulness, my daughter’s snuggly gregariousness, and my joyful radiance. And this was taken after our family had declared the session over due to the cold wind and went ahead and put on warm jackets!)” – Callie S.
Thank you all for your incredibly kind responses!  I am beyond thrilled to have shared such meaningful moments with you and am honored to continue watching each of your families as they grow! <3

The “A” Family | Elizabethtown PA Family Photographer

I always love the opportunity to meet up with old friends from high school and catch a glimpse into their world as a “grown up”. 🙂 Thank you, Jackie, for allowing me to meet and photograph your lovely home and family!

G. Family Maternity Photos | Chestnut Hill Family Photographer

One of the best perks of my job is getting to see families year after year as they continue to grow. I loved meeting up with this sweet family of soon-to-be-four again to celebrate baby #2 on the way! Congrats G. Family!! <3

Letters to Our Sons, June 2013 | Philadelphia Family Photographer

Dear Theo,
Today is your third birthday. What a big boy you are! We are so proud of what a bright, funny, talented boy you have become! To celebrate your birthday, we went to Dutch Wonderland over the weekend, and we will be making a special dinner of homemade pizza and birthday cake for just the three of us tonight. I love that you honestly believe we took a trip into outer space on the rocketship ride at Dutch Wonderland. Your sense of imagination and willingness to embrace your inner storyteller makes me the proudest mommy I could possibly be!


This year is going to bring along a lot of changes and growth for you and for our family. Pretty soon, you will be potty trained (fingers crossed!), going to preschool, and by the end of 2013 you will become a Big Brother! I have no doubts that you will excel at every single one of these new roles. I love that you are already such a nurturing soul, always cuddling and caring for your stuffed animal “babies”. Your new little sibling is going to be one lucky baby to have such a loving, protective big brother as you!


This month, I wanted to make sure I captured all of the wonderful things that make you so special, so I decided to “interview” you at lunch the other day to ask about all of your favorite things at age 3. Of course, I know that most of these answers would be different if I had asked at dinnertime (when we ate green beans instead of cucumbers), or if I had asked you these questions a few weeks ago when your favorite Superhero was Iron Man…but I’m happy to have recorded a small snapshot of your life even if it only records just a few fleeting moments in that ever-expanding and creative mind of yours.


Love you so much,

Each month I participate in a blog circle with a group of other very talented photographers and mothers. Please keep clicking through the circle by visiting the blog of Oklahoma City Newborn Photographer, Tavia Redburn Photography.

Letters to Our Sons, May 2013 | Philadelphia Children’s Photographer

Dear Theo,
Another month has passed and no matter how hard I try to make the time slow down, it just won’t! Your body and mind (and hair!) just keep on growing and I am amazed every single day at what a bright, fun, and happy little boy you are becoming.


You’ve become much more of a homebody this past month, as we’re no longer bound to any particular schedules to get us out of the house during the work week. It’s just the two of us and our daily whims that keep us going while daddy is at work, and you seem absolutely content to stay inside and play with your toys all day long (no matter how much I try to coax you to help me run errands or even go to the playground!). You LOVE your superheroes, cars, and toy animals, and when you’re not crashing your monster trucks into elaborately constructed block towers, then you are undoubtedly assigning me to help you on a Secret Mission to rescue a trapped baby animal under a pile of pillows. You’ve gotten really good at puzzles lately too, and no matter how full our bookshelves become, you still love diving into all the new books at the library.


This evening after a walk with your daddy, you came home and told me that you brought home a new friend, an imaginary puma that you named Penguin. Your imagination continues to astound me, and I love hearing all of the intricate stories you concoct! I can’t believe that you will be THREE the next time I write this monthly letter.  The time has gone by so very fast. <3


Love you so much,

Each month I participate in a “Letters to Our Sons” blog circle with a group of other very talented photographers. To keep working your way through the circle, please visit the blog of Ariana Falerni Photography.

H Family | Pottstown Baby Photographer

Several weeks ago, I had the truly unique experience of photographing six-month-old QUADRUPLETS! I have to admit, I was pretty nervous going into it…but looking back it will definitely go down as one of my all-time favorite family sessions ever! These four sweet babies were just sooooo well-behaved and incredibly photogenic, and their parents were so relaxed and fun to be around, the session honestly could not have gone smoother if I’d tried! 🙂 Special shout out to my awesome assistant for the day, Alexa!

The Lensbaby Project, April 2013 | Philadelphia Photographer

This month I took my Lensbaby lens with me on our family vacation to Assateague Island, best known for its wild horses. A few things I learned while on the island:
1) Those who live north of Assateague Island (namely, me) believe that this is where you go to see wild horses. Those who live below (aka, my mother in law) believe that Chincoteague is where the action is at. The correct answer is actually BOTH. Both barrier islands are nationally recognized bodies of land that are home to wild horses and in fact, there is an annual festival in the summer where the horses swim from one island to the other.
2) “Wild” is a bit of a misnomer. In fact, the horses that we saw spent most of the time hanging out by the tourist parking lots. Whomp whomp.
3) To dissuade people from feeding or touching the horses, there are graphic photos of people’s horsebites and other horse-related injuries in the Visitor’s Center restrooms. (Don’t worry, I didn’t take any such photos during my visit.)


Each month I participate in a Lensbaby blog circle, in which several talented photographers participate and link to each other’s blog posts to create a full “circle”.  Please keep clicking through the circle by visiting Kristen Ryan Photography’s blog.

Letters to Our Sons Project | Mt. Airy Children’s Photographer

Dear Theo,
We had a lot of fun together this past month, now that my daytime schedule has shifted and we now spend the bulk of our days alone together. I’ve been trying very hard to keep you busy with special art projects and field trips out of the house so that we don’t get sucked into the TV trap (which can be sooo tempting for both of us some days). We’ve played with finger paints, ran around outside a lot, and your new favorite phrase has become “Hey mommy do you want to play with me?”

I love experiencing the world through your eyes, as even something as simple as using scissors for the first time turns into a All Day Project!

I also love having the privilege of watching you and your daddy hang out and have “dudes time”, as you like to call it. I know he really loves that time with you too.

I treasure our time together, even though my attention span and patience doesn’t always let it show as much as I’d like. To quote Olivia the pig’s mom, “Sometimes you really wear me out. But I love you anyway.” <3


Each month I participate in a blog circle with several other talented photographers. To keep reading through this month’s circle, please visit Kingsburg, CA photographer, Erin Pasillas Photography.

C & P Family | Chestnut Hill Family Photographer

I recently met this sweet family at church, and their daughter just might have been the most cooperative toddler I have ever photographed! 🙂 LOVED their bright wardrobe choices (and they were super brave to rock no jackets in the chilly March weather we had!), and we had a blast running around Chestnut Hill for their recent session.