Posts tagged Lehigh Valley Motherhood portraits
Welcome Baby Charlie! | Bethlehem, PA Fresh 48

A Fresh 48 session takes place in a newborn baby's first 48 hours of life, visiting the family at home or hospital to capture those early moments of bonding. I had the privilege of documenting this sweet baby boy's first day of life. They really do grow SO fast. In a week you will want to look back and remember what they looked like completely new.

If you are interested in booking a Fresh 48 to document your baby's first days with your family, or meeting their siblings for the first time, please contact me at info@annemariehamant.com to get on my calendar!

Lehigh Valley Newborn Photographer
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! 

Now Booking Motherhood Mini Sessions | Lehigh Valley & Bucks County Portrait Photographer

I am so excited to offer these Motherhood Mini Sessions in Bethlehem, PA! I have been dreaming them up for a few months now as I have been longing to capture more intimate and emotive images of mothers and their little ones. While I usually shoot outdoors or in client's homes, I fell in love with the Fox and Finch natural-light studio. It is in an old textile factory and I love the rustic feel inside, it is abounding with northern exposure light, and we have their amazing selection of vintage furniture at our disposal.  

These sessions are meant to be candid, classic, and simple. Picture yourself snuggled up on a vintage setee with your babes as I capture your hands linked, your noses nuzzled, their little heads resting on your chest. I can't wait to bring this vision to life for mothers in our area! Perfect opportunity for capturing breastfeeding babies, or even babywearing or maternity portraits. 

To book your session just contact me through the CONTACT tab above and I will get you a contract and invoice right away!

Never be afraid that your child won't cooperate for a short session to cuddle you like this. This session was shot in this very busy 2-year olds playroom and he didn't want to sit still for a minute. We still managed to get a lot of amazing connection portraits. Patience and engaging your child in a story, or snuggling, or talking about their favorite activities can hold their attention for just long enough to capture their affection. They LONG for a mother's attention all day long. Think of this as an opportunity to sit with them, and talk with them, cuddle them, hold them close and forget all about me. I will gently guide you into the best light and let you connect with your child. 

Never be afraid that your child won't cooperate for a short session to cuddle you like this. This session was shot in this very busy 2-year olds playroom and he didn't want to sit still for a minute. We still managed to get a lot of amazing connection portraits. Patience and engaging your child in a story, or snuggling, or talking about their favorite activities can hold their attention for just long enough to capture their affection. They LONG for a mother's attention all day long. Think of this as an opportunity to sit with them, and talk with them, cuddle them, hold them close and forget all about me. I will gently guide you into the best light and let you connect with your child. 

I am in love with this moment. I love that her little guy was shirtless so we could really let the light highlight his arms and that skin-to-skin connection with mama. 

I am in love with this moment. I love that her little guy was shirtless so we could really let the light highlight his arms and that skin-to-skin connection with mama. 

Some examples of the Fox and Finch studio from a recent maternity session I did there. It is totally classy. 

Some examples of the Fox and Finch studio from a recent maternity session I did there. It is totally classy.