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Top Photographers For Kids In Philadelphia

So you've got the fancy camera in hand, the computer printer loaded with ink and your kiddies in tow for a photo shoot ... except that's a ton of work for the possibility of a memorable image. Despite your enthusiasm, your costly equipment and research on settings and exposures doesn't guarantee you'll be able to capture your little darlings at their most natural. Reduce the stress and expense for photos that really represent your children's personalities. Book a photo session with one of these top Philadelphia children's photographers to freeze a fabulous moment in time.
Moments Caught Photography
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Moments Caught Photography
The Artist Mill Studio
123 Leverington Ave., Suite M4
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(610) 322-9666

Price: $250 weekend session fee/$200 weekday/$350 weekend in-home newborn/$300 weekday in-home newborn

Voted 2010 Best Children's Photography by Philly Hotlist, Moments Caught Photography offers both studio and on-location sessions in Philadelphia, the western suburbs and the Jersey Shore. Premier portrait photographer Sandy Edelstein uses a marriage of natural light and cutting-edge lighting technology to create unique images celebrating your child's inner and outer beauty. Shoots are one to two hours in length, and most orders are completed in a two- to three-week time frame. Edelstein is a gifted and popular photographer, so be sure to book two to three months in advance.

Image is Everything Studios
15 Madison Ave., Suite A
Clayton, NJ 08312
(856) 226-3514

Price: $39 weekday session fee/$69 newborn/$125 weekends regular or newborn

Serving Philadelphia and south and central New Jersey, Image is Everything Studios is located in Clayton, N.J., about 35 minutes from the city. It's well worth the drive, however, to have experienced photographers and moms Stacy Cortese and Desiree Miller capture life through their lenses. Together they have almost 20 years of experience photographing children. Freeze time for your favorite small fry at the studio, at your home or on the beach.

Michelle Lindenmuth Photography
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Michelle Lindenmuth Photography
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(484) 461-9190

Price: $200 session fee/$45 and up for prints

Working with children and newborns in the Philadelphia area since 2006, Michelle Lindenmuth has a relaxed and patient style that children relate to. She is the mother of three boys herself and knows how to connect with kids to capture precious unguarded moments. Strictly an on-location photographer, clients have a wide range of photo options. Newborn shoots are done at your home, but book way in advance of your delivery date.

Lisa Phillips Photography
(credit: courtesy of Lisa Phillips Photography)

Lisa Phillips Photography
Philadelphia, PA
(267) 879-2337

Price: $150 session fee

Lisa Phillips has had a camera in hand since age 3. With decades of experience, she is known for capturing the fleeting gestures that define the inner spirit and essence of children. The Philadelphia-based photographer takes photo shoots of your little tikes at your home or at a location of your choosing. A one- to two-hour photo sitting and an online gallery of proofs are included in the session fee.

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Belle Vie Photography
3401 Skippack Pike
Lansdale, PA 19446
(610) 584-3565

Price: $200 session fee/$400 minimum print purchase

Located 30 miles from Philadelphia, Belle Vie Photography has a beautiful space in Montgomery County ideal for studio and outdoor photo sessions. You may also choose shoots at your home or at your favorite location. Artist and photographer Heather Berkenstock captures your child's true personality no matter what the setting, but she does charge travel fees for locales further than 30 miles from Lansdale, Pa. As a former pediatric RN, Berkenstock brings a comfortable style that will put your child at ease for that perfect one-of-a-kind portrait.

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Susan DeFeo has been a professional writer since 1997. She served as a community events columnist for New Jersey's "Cape May County Herald" for more than a decade. A writer for numerous online publications, Susan has covered health, fitness, beauty and travel, all subjects that are near and dear to her as a married mother of seven children. Her work can be found at

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