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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

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.

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.

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.