Newborn, Child or Family Photo Sessions Philadelphia

family with young children sitting outside smiling at camera in philadelphia, pa photo by heather thomas photography

Philadelphia Custom Photo Sessions with Heather

Whether it’s a newborn, child or family photo session, you custom experience be will designed around the unique personality and needs of your family.

The photo session is a relaxed and fun family experience. Whether it’s your kids hugging on the walkway or dad twirling his little girl in the field, these are moments you don’t want to lose site of. Your final collection of individually edited portraits will include a beautiful mix of both candid and posed images for you to choose from.

Your experience begins with a quick pre-session questionnaire or phone consult that allows us to identify the needs of your family and vision for your session. Once we get a feel for your family (kids ages, style and vision) we’ll discuss the best location for your photography session.

The HTP Style
Heather’s approach to photographing children and families is rather unique. Keeping the focus on the subject by using soft tones, natural light and elements of the earth is important to us.  The location is set up to keep kids engaged and hands on during the shoot. The images are playful and fun. Heather’s editing is light, airy and colorful. Please be sure to look through our portfolio to get a better idea of the style accomplished in each genre. 


With a list of the most beautiful locations in the Greater Philadelphia area, you will not be disappointed with the options. Your backdrop can include a green space, sparkling waters, golden fields and more. With it’s beautiful stone walkways & gardens, our indoor / outdoor natural light, converted farmhouse studio in Newtown, PA is a location that we get the most inquiries for. After you get in touch with us to book a session, we’ll talk about what your vision is for the final product.  We match your families personality to one of the several locations we use.

Ask about in-home newborn & family lifestyle sessions in the Philadelphia area.

The Studio 

Located in historic Newtown, Bucks County, voted coolest small town in America in 2011. The  indoor/ outdoor photo studio offers organic and earthy backdrop and plenty of treasured spots to work with all subjects of all ages. Sometimes referred to as “the castle” by our youngest clients is nothing short of unique. There is plenty of parking, restrooms on site and easy access to some great restaurants for lunch afterwards.

The Kids – Child Photo Sessions

The HTP photo sessions are designed carefully with your little ones in mind. Before you arrive, I’ll have stations in mind for your family to move through. Since kids only last a few minutes in one spot, this makes it fun to capture a variety of different moments. From the shy to the silly and every personality in between, I have seen it all. I am confident that you will be impressed with the portraits from your family experience.

After your photo session, the best moments from our time together are individually edited to create a beautiful set of melt your heart portraits. Within two weeks we will meet to watch your video that may put you in tears.

Read what other clients have to say about their HTP experience HERE.

Your Family Heirlooms

Together, we will create beautiful art for your family to enjoy for generations to come. Before your session, we will discuss where you plan to hang your portraits.  During our view + ordering appointment, you will be given ideas on what portraits will look best where and how to go about getting your beautiful art up on those walls. Check out some past client walls here.

We Promise 

The Heather Thomas Photography promise is to give you the best possible portrait experience from the moment we first get in touch until you’re hanging that beautiful piece of art in your home.

We would love to work with you. Please contact us to reserve your session.

The Bucks County photography studio is open by appointment only. It is located conveniently off Rt 95 and Rt 1 about 30 minutes north of Philadelphia, 25 minutes south east of Princeton, NJ. Sessions are booking 4-6 weeks in advance.


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