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Cooper Family Lifestyle Newborn Session | Main Line & Philadelphia Newborn Photographer

A few days after Miss Quinn was home from the hospital, I visited for a lifestyle newborn shoot at home. These first few days home can be overwhelming for parents, so a lifestyle shoot is a relaxed way to capture the brand new baby in a relaxed environment, as you adjust to this new life. We took some newborn portraits with mama for a bit (with breaks for nursing and changing) until dad brought home her big sisters. Quinn took it all in stride, even with all the added excitement.

Are you thinking about an in-home newborn session but worried about the chaos of every day life with a newborn? Don’t stress at all! I work with you to find the best light and work around your real life. I can help move things around and we can push that laundry pile to the side (I don’t know when I DON’T have a pile of laundry to fold). This is minimal posing and props – just capturing all that newborn goodness and your real lives as a family. Call me or email me to chat more about the details.

Baby Quinn – Fresh 48 Session | Main Line Newborn Photographer

Baby Quinn was my very first Fresh 48 session, though I’ve done a few family shoots with her big sisters. I’ll be honest, I was a little nervous about the space and the light in a hospital room, but now I’m totally in love and want to do a Fresh 48 for all my maternity and newborn clients. All the tiny details, the newborn skin, the classic hospital blanket, little sisters becoming big sisters. These first few days of life as a new family are so special and I’m honored that I got to capture them for the Coopers. There was a lot of love in that tiny little room.

If you know an expectant mother or have a baby on the way, please let me know so we can get your due date on the calendar. I would love to help you welcome your new babe into the world and preserve the memory of those first fleeting moments.

Spring Family Portrait Session | Main Line & Philadelphia Family Photographer

You know you need to catch up on your blogging when you start to write up your fall sessions and realized that you never posted about one of your favorite sessions EVER from this spring.

The Leitao Family won my Mother’s Day giveaway but I think that really I won. I told Sandy that I go at your children’s speed and it’s okay if they take a little time to warm up to me. Not so much here. When I showed up on their doorstep, their youngest grabbed my hand and dragged me up to her room to assign me a stuffed animal for play. That was pretty much how the rest of the session went, once we got down to the Scott Arboretum (Swarthmore campus). The girls were playful adventurers, who even snagged a big group sister hug without any prompting from me. The pic above is an improvised hula dance, learned on their trip to Hawaii. These three totally stole my heart and I hope for another playdate photo session soon!

Family Photography

Spring Family Photography Session

Spring Family Photo Session - Three Sisters
Swarthmore Spring Photo 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.

Powell Family | Summer Travel Session | Brookline, MA

I’ve known Devon since I was a freshman and she was a world-weary sophomore in college, living on the same floor of a concrete block dorm. We could each tell some stories, but I’ll save that for our reunions. Let’s just say that she looks as if she hasn’t aged since….however many years ago that was.

Even though we only see them about once a year, Everett still thinks of her sons as his good friends and is excited to see them whenever we visit my parents. I felt so honored when Devon asked me to take their family photos during our trip this pas July. After a delicious dinner at her house, we hopped over to the nearby Fisher Hill Reservoir Park. If you live in the Boston area, you should definitely check it out. They really did a great job with the landscaping of the space. There’s the historic pump house overlooking the modern fields and playgrounds, even a huge field of black-eyed susans. I don’t get to see this crew as often as I like, but just looking through these photos again makes me happy.

Summer Family Photo SessionBrothers Playing Photo Shoot

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.

Love Light Mini Sessions

Introducing our Love Light Mini Sessions

Available ONLY for May & June. Mini Sessions are perfect for Mommy & Me, but can be used for anything you love.

Document what YOU love, whether you’re a family, a couple, a group of best friends, or a guy who really loves to play the oboe (I won’t judge. In fact, that could be a really fun session!)

  • $150 Mini Session
  • 15 Minute Shoot
  • 10 High-Res Digital Images with Print Relase*
  • Mini accordian book

Contact me to book or buy a gift certificate**. Perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or just because it’s sunny outside.

*additional digital files and print products available for purchase.
**Gift certificate must be redeemed in May or June. May also be used to future mini session dates as announced or applied to the cost of a full session.

Mini sessions cannot be used for a newborn session or senior session, but can be used for a graduation/cap & gown session.

Philadelphia Clickin’ Walk 2017

On Sunday, I got together with a group of local photographers for a stroll through Philadelphia. None of the streets were new. None of the sites were new. But….taking the time to walk slowly, with the intent of taking photos, forced me to see things differently.

I got to meet several ladies whose work I had only followed on Instagram or with whom I had only spoken online. I also spoke to strangers on the street! People do this all the time, but I’m a wary street photographer. I think many creatives identify as INFJ (read: introvert) like me and it’s definitely outside my comfort zone. Emboldened by all the friendly faces in my group and our community-over-competition vibe, I decided I would ask passers-by if they would let me take their pictures. Luckily, several of them did!

I LOVE babies, kids, and playing with families in parks….but it was great to do something a little different. I couldn’t resist sharing a few shots on here. Shoot me a message and tell me which one is your favorite!

Love Light Mini Sessions & Mother’s Day Giveaway

Introducing our Love Light Mini Sessions and WIN a free session, just in time for Mother’s Day!

Mini Sessions are perfect for Mommy & Me, but can be used for anything you love.

Document what YOU love, whether you’re a family, a couple, a group of best friends, or a guy who really loves to play the oboe (I won’t judge. In fact, that could be a really fun session!)

  • $150 Mini Session
  • 15 Minute Shoot
  • 10 High-Res Digital Images with Print Relase*
  • Mini accordian book

Contact me to book or buy a gift certificate**. Perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or just because it’s sunny outside.

*additional digital files and print products available for purchase.
**Gift certificate must be redeemed in May or June. May also be used to future mini session dates as announced or applied to the cost of a full session.

TO WIN A FREE MINI SESSION:

Visit www.facebook.com/fiveanddimestudiophotography and “Like” our page. If you already “Like” us, comment below the Facebook post that you’d like a chance to win.

Visit www.instagram.com/fiveanddimestudio and follow us. If you already follow but would like a chance to win, jump over to the FB post to comment “Me please!” and let me know you already follow me.

OR

Subscribe to our mailing list here. I promise emails are rare and you’ll get the first information about upcoming specials and mini sessions.

Entries must be received by Thursday, May 11th at 11:59 PM. One winner will be drawn randomly on May 12th and notified before Mother’s Day. Contest is open to past clients. Session must be used before June 30th, 2017. Value of the mini session may be used towards the purchase of a full session. Mini session is limited to a max of 5 people.

Maternity Family Session – Ardmore Maternity Photography

These sweet people are our neighbors and are a big part of the reason we feel so lucky to live where we do. They are going to be welcoming Baby #3 any day now, and I was honored to capture their last days as a family of 4. I know that these girls are going to be the BEST big sisters.

Six Month Session – Philadelphia Family Photography

Lucy & Ben have grown so much since I did their in-home newborn session. It was a chilly day, but we bundled up for a little adventure in their neighborhood and a trip to their favorite playground. Philadelphia is packed with murals and mosaics. They happen to live just around the corner from Isaiah Zagar’s studio, so we stopped for some fun mosaic wall photos. They are already showing so much personality at 6 months, I can’t wait to see them again for their first birthday!

 

Erin Ingraffia is a lifestyle/documentary family portrait photographer in the suburbs of Philadelphia. I would love to help capture your story! Please drop me a line to schedule a session.