Posts in baby photography
Party of 5 | Lehigh Valley Newborn Photographer

This documentary newborn session with one of my favorite Hellertown PA families was all about capturing life at home with three children 4 and under. Parenting at this stage is busy, tiring, silly, colorful and full of laughter. I love how this family embraced a truly documentary approach and dressed as they usually would for a Sunday morning at home. We did do a few simple newborn portraits as well like we did with their second child, and a few family bed snuggles because it's nice to be all be in the frame together. It's been such a joy watching the E family grow since their oldest was about a year old! I'm grateful they've trusted me with yet another milestone in their family life. 

Did you miss their birth photography session? Go back and have a look at this incredible mama's birth story. 

Are you expecting and considering newborn photography? I'd love to talk with you about a relaxed in-home session to capture your family's story! 

Featured Work | Lehigh Valley Family Photographer

I've been honored to see my work featured this week on a few different pages. Looks Like Film is an amazing, and huge community that recently featured two of my sessions. Snap Love Grow is another beautiful community of photographers and I am truly thankful to be considered amongst so many talented artists. 

The sun rises and sets with you | Washington, DC Documentary Photographer
washington DC documentary photographer

Together we rise. 

This is a visual love story between a mother and child, of their bond that is as certain as the sun rising and setting day after day.

This truly was the kind of Life Story session that I dream about. It was authentic, full of raw emotions and universal expressions of motherhood. This storytelling session candidly portrays the daily rituals of a mother and babe at the end of the busy workday, running home from daycare to spend some quality time together before bedtime.

When Allison contacted me about doing a documentary session, she had a really special request: that it didn't end with bedtime so that we could capture the special time she shares with Enzo as they wake together each morning. We agreed for me to stay over so that I could be there come dawn to capture their waking moments, snuggled in bed, nursing and playing before beginning another hectic workday. 

If you would be interested in having a part of your daily life captured through my lens, please contact me to book. I am available for limited travel sessions. I am offering a discount on Life Story documentary sessions that are booked and shot during the month of August. 

Fair warning: If you get squeamish about the feminine figure, and mothers nursing their babes, then you might want to close right out of this post. This is a very intimate portrayal of motherhood- the daily rituals of caring for a baby, nursing to sleep, and nursing upon waking.   


What kind of life story would you like us to tell during our session?

These images are mainly for me. I want real snapshots of our life together.

AnneMarie Hamant Portraits + Stories Washington DC Documentary Photographer

We start with getting home, checking the mail together, changing into play clothes to go outside. 

AnneMarie Hamant Portraits + Stories Philadelphia PA Documentary Photographer
AnneMarie Hamant Portraits + Stories Philadelphia PA Documentary Photographer

We go sit at the pool, on the lawn, or sit on our porch and read a book. 

We take a bath, sing/dance, brush mommy's teeth and read before breast feeding and bed.

Why is it important to you to document this particular life story? What do these images of your everyday family life mean to you?

This is the hardest most amazing chapter of my life so far. When I'm not busy working, folding laundry and contemplating our life together, I'm trying to be incredibly present to him. I'm so in awe of this motherhood journey, but haven't documented it as well as I'd like to. I have very few images of us together, and sadly, most of them are selfies. Although I'm busying myself trying to build a life for us, I don't want to lose sight of the value of savoring the quiet, intimate moments of our life, too. I'm trying to capture this chapter before he's all grown up. 

I feel these images deep in my core. Allison and I chatted about where we're at in life, and she asked me a really good question: What does living the fullest life look like for me? I had no answer for that question at the moment but it's one to really sit with for a while. After spending the past few days working with this story, I realized I am already living it. I need to remember that :) Creating art out of the beauty of motherhood, childhood, and family life feels very much like living this life to the fullest. 

Would you like an authentic, documentary photography session with me?  Please contact me for details. I am available for travel for Life Story sessions. 

Baby G is 9 months! | Bucks County, PA Apple Orchard Session

I have loved watching this little guy grow so much over this year! I can't believe Baby G is already 9 months! Smiliest baby ever, now pointing, clapping, waving and babbling.

If you are interested in booking a custom milestones package with me, please drop me a line at info@annemariehamant.com

Welcome Baby Edgar! Hellertown Growing Family Session | Lehigh Valley Newborn Photographer

It's always a bit daunting when a friend and talented photographer hires you to do their newborn session, but so much fun too. Baby Alexandra was two weeks old when we did their Growing Family lifestyle newborn session. I loved capturing their family life in motion- mommy waking big-brother Austin up from his nap with some cuddles, family reading time in bed while mommy nursed the baby, mommy snuggles and babywearing, dad firing up the barbecue and family superhero playtime before dinner. This was a FULL session! I love Growing Family sessions so much as we get to explore the family life with new baby in tow. Life moves on, toddlers need some extra attention (and popsicles!), and new babies fit right into the mix. Thank you Edgar Family for having me be a part of this amazing time in your family! 

Finely is One! | Bucks County Child and Family Photographer

Had such fun exploring the gardens and fields of Byer's Choice, LTD in Chalfont with this adorable family! Finely loves being out in nature so this was a great spot for the inquisitive, garden-happy toddler.  

Portraits of Motherhood: Lehigh Valley & Bucks County Motherhood Photographer

Earlier this month I held my first mini sessions devoted entirely to motherhood at the beautiful Fox and Finch Studio in Bethlehem, PA. The moments we captured of these beautiful mamas and their little ones make me so incredibly happy. Just taking 20 minutes or so to love on your baby, cuddle them, sing to them, nurse them, and focus on that mother/baby bond, was so very beautiful. 

From my own experience, I am personally rarely in any pictures with my own three little ones, and I can tell you it would be a treasure for my kids to have images of me with them. Many of us mothers never feel worthy to be in pictures, so we want sessions to focus on the kids. We still carry that post-baby pouch (in my case, a 2 year post-partum pouch!), we wish we fit into those pre-pregnancy jeans better, maybe we haven't done our hair or makeup in a while.... but our kids don't see any of those self-determined "imperfections." They just know us and love us as we are. We are moms- we are comfort, peace, joy, solace to our little ones. Just as each of our children is perfect to us, we are just right to them, just as we are. 

 Even the busiest toddler boy will sit in his mama's lap and listen to her sing, listen to her tell him a story about the day he was born, play "This Little Piggy," or "Patty Cake". They crave our attention all day long, so when we sit down with the intention of giving them our all for a short while, they really do eat it up- I promise. 

I adore these images and can't wait to create more portraits of motherhood. If you live in the Lehigh Valley or Bucks County area, please consider booking a session to capture your intimate bond with your children. I will be offering motherhood sessions all summer long- bring on the fields and flowers and frolicking at sundown! 

9-month Old Milestone Session: Bucks County, PA Baby Photographer

One of my favorite parts of being a photographer is when I get to develop long-lasting relationships with my clients. I am delighted to be offering lifestyle milestone baby portrait sessions in the Lehigh Valley and Bucks County, PA. I met Grant this Fall when he was 6-months old and it was so fun to see him again this weekend. SO much change in just 3 months! He is crawling, babbling, holding himself up and taking steps while assisted by mom and dad. I also adore his nursery with a woodland animal theme. Love this family's style!

Here are a few favorites from Grant's 9-month old milestone session. I can't wait to see him again this summer to celebrate his first birthday!

If you are interested in lifestyle baby photography for your little one, please contact me for a custom milestones package quote!