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Erin Ingraffia is a lifestyle & documentary photographer in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

Fall Mini Sessions Are Here! | Main Line Philadelphia Family Portraits

Fall Mini Sessions – Now Available to Book!

I will be offering one day of mini sessions at a beautiful, private location in Malvern. Willowbrook Farm has open fields, gorgeous trees, old barns and beautiful architectural backdrops – totally worth the scenic drive!

The details:

15 Minute Session

10 High-Res Digital Images

$200 + PA sales tax*

You can choose your 10 high-res images to download (with print release for personal use) from an online gallery, delivered 7-14 days after the event.

Grab your spot HERE!

Feel free to reach out with any questions! You can contact me here.

*Payment is required to book your spot.



Modern Silhouette Mini Sessions Are Here | Main Line Philadelphia Children’s Photography


Modern Silhouette Mini Sessions are inspired by the traditional black & white cut-paper silhouette, but with a new spin.

I’ve been thinking about this idea for a while and I’m so happy to finally be bringing it to life. The portraits feature your kiddo’s perfect profile set against one of several patterned backgrounds. Easy-peasy, no forced smiles – A quick mini-mini session gets you 2 digital images, perfect to print poster-sized on the wall, as part of a gallery wall, or tiny in a vintage locket (as I have my daughter in an antique silver locket above).

Sessions will take place on April 21st, starting at 11 AM. Contact me here to book your spot! Spaces are limited and might book up quickly.

  • 10 Minute Session
  • 2 High-Res Digital Images with print release, delivered in an online gallery
  • $50 session fee – due at time of booking
  • Your choice of several patterned backgrounds
  • Additional print products available to order

If you’re planning on booking a full lifestyle or documentary session this spring, but would love a modern silhouette portrait, let me know. We can find a way to include a silhouette in your session. Shoot me an email at erin@fiveanddimestudio.com or contact me here.

Federico Family | In-Home Lifestyle Session | Philadelphia Family Photographer


Lifestyle Baby Portrait

At two months, Baby F is just starting to show his personality with smiles and a curious gaze that takes in everything around him. Mom wanted to be sure to capture this sweet time as her maternity leave winds down. With big sister home with a cold, she got to enjoy some extra mama time and be part of our photo shoot playdate.

In-Home Lifestyle Baby Session

Reading with Mama

Baby fingers

Baby playing with Mom

Love Family – Mini Documentary Session | Family Photojournalism | Main Line Family Photographer

With two parents in the field of education, it’s no surprise that my morning with the Love family involved a lot of hands on learning and a science experiment. First up was a pancake breakfast. I have to admit, I was totally impressed by how much Colgan actually let the twins help. Baby sister was still at the sleepy, quiet stage at only a few weeks old, so she mostly stayed cuddled in mom or dad’s arms. After filling their bellies, a baking soda volcano was up next (with a small break to play while the paint dried). All in all, it was a quiet winter morning and I’m so glad that they invited me in to be a part. Take a peek below.



2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Shop Small, Shop Local | Main Line Philadelphia

Bonner Family | First Birthday Milestone Session

Twin First Birthday Shoot

This was my third session with little Lucy & Ben. After taking their newborn photos last fall, Katie signed up for my milestone package for a 6 month and one year shoot. I absolutely LOVE getting to see these littles grow up in front of my camera. Each time we meet up for a photo soot, they are a little bigger with more personality. As you can see above, they are SO close to walking and thought that taking on the sidewalks of Penn campus was the most fun.

You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes (that’s a saying, right?) and you can tell by the photo above that these twins have the coolest parents. I love seeing Katie & Kevin for our family photo sessions, but I would also totally hang out with them. Our sessions so far have been fun and relaxed. They seem to take this whole twin-parenting thing in stride.

It’s funny, as a photographer, you might only see me once a year, but as soon as a session is over, I’m already thinking about when I’ll see you next and how excited I am for our next session. If you are interested in booking a session, please email me at erin@fiveanddimestudio.com or contact me here.

Twins First Birthday Fall Family Session

Twin One Year Photo ShootTwin Siblings One Year Shoot

Father and Daughter Being Silly

Twin One Year Milestone Session

Erin Ingraffia is a lifestyle & documentary photographer in the Main Line and western suburbs of Philadelphia. Sessions with me are playful and aim to capture the real connection of your family.  If you are interested in booking a session, please email me at erin@fiveanddimestudio.com or contact me here.

Donate to Hurricane Relief – Get Some Art for Your Walls

It’s rough out there folks, and it’s easy to feel helpless. I’ve never actually been to Puerto Rico (or Houston, and have spent limited time in Florida), but even if you don’t know someone affected, these are all OUR people. From now until October 15th, if you donate to one of the organizations in the link below, I will send you a free fine art photo print.
$25 gets you a free 5×7″
$50 gets you a free 8×10″
$100 gets you a free 11×14″
Send me an email with your receipt/proof of payment and then visit this link to choose your print (I can see if you heart/favorite an image). Your donation receipt must have your name and be dated between September 24h & October 15th.
Suggested Charities:
Instaproofs Gallery:
If you want to upgrade to an even larger print, give me a shout and we’ll discuss. I have a selection of prints available above, but if you have a piece of mine that you’ve seen elsewhere, let me know. I can make it happen. If you’d like to donate to an organization helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey or Irma, rather than Maria, shoot me an email to erin@fiveanddimestudio. Prints will ship within 2-4 weeks.

End-of-Summer Family Session | Haverford College Arboretum

I met Colleen a few years ago at my regular lunch yoga class. We had an incredible group of “regulars” who encouraged each other to push boundaries and laughed together when that resulted in an off-balance moment. I no longer work near that studio, but I’m glad that my friendship with Colleen transferred. After taking her maternity and newborn portraits, I FINALLY got to meet Neal.

They are seriously the cutest family. We had a fun little hike around Haverford College campus with a few stops behind the farm, in the meadow and on the bridge over Railroad Ave. It’s easy to see why Molly is the calmest, happiest baby I have perhaps ever met. I can’t wait to see how she grows!

Contact me here to book your own family session! I’d love to capture these precious moments for your family.

Fall Mini Sessions Are Here! | Main Line Family Photographer

While we have some time before the autumnal equinox, I always mark the start of fall by the first day of school. With only a few short weeks before school starts, it’s time to start thinking about fall photo sessions. If you’ve had a photo session with me in past, you know that they are playful and rambling with minimal posing and lots of adventure. I like the time to explore and capture your family having fun together.

That said, I know that sometimes a full session is more than you can fit into a busy schedule or budget. My fall mini sessions will be outdoor on-location (details below) and a small taste of my full sessions. They are perfect for a holiday card or just to capture your family at this moment in time.

If you are interested in booking a session, please email me at erin@fiveanddimestudio.com or contact me here. Let me know that you’re interested in booking a mini session and give me your first and second preference from the options below.

October 14th (Saturday) – Haverford College Campus
8:00 AM
8:30 AM  
5:00 PM
5:30 PM

October 15th (Sunday) – A client booked a “make your own” mini session with friends. I can squeeze in one more family. Email if you want it to be you! Location is still being worked out, but will be near the Ardmore/Havertown area.

Mini sessions are approximately 20 minutes long and include 10 high-res digital images with print-release. Additional images and print products will also be available for purchase. Of course, if you’d like to book a full session at the time and location of your choice, I’d love to get you on the calendar. You can email me at erin@fiveanddimestudio.com or contact me here.

Mini sessions can be used for families (up to 5 family members), children, couples, or portraits. They cannot be used for newborn sessions.