Kel Murphy Photography | Newborn Sessions - Montgomery County, PA, Philadelphia, Bucks County



You have waited months for your little angel to arrive - those first few weeks of your baby’s life go by in a blur. You will never have those beloved moments again, yet in the years to come it will be those very moments that you will try to relive. The way they look so small in your arms or curl up perfectly in your neck, their tiny little toes, and the gentle way that they breathe. I know because I am a mother. I understand those sweet little details you will yearn for and adore long after your newborn has grown.






Congratulations on your new addition!

Capturing newborns (with their parents) in their home in a raw and organic way is something I LOVE to do. I specialize in in-home newborn sessions where I spend time capturing your sweet and candid interactions with your baby and also individual, portrait-style shots of your little one. My style is more natural and raw by capturing the beauty of your baby exactly as they are. I put them in natural poses and positions - I don't force them into poses that are unnatural to them.

I prefer to photograph newborn sessions within the first three weeks of birth where you are still discovering so much about your new addition.



Newborn session can happen any time after your baby is born. Most newborn sessions have strict deadlines for scheduling (2-5 days after birth for sleepy, curled up photos, etc.), you don't need to worry about that! Your session will be tentatively scheduled for a few days after your due date, and then we will talk and set the date after the baby is born. No worries if it's a week, or two (or three!) later - no matter how old the baby is, we will get amazing images! 

Your session will take place in the comfort of your home. Your newborn is already familiar with your home and is comfortable there, which allows me to capture the most raw and organic images. I want you as relaxed as possible - not having to leave your home is ideal for your session. 



When I arrive, you can walk me around your home so I can pick out the best locations for your session. Usually the nursery, living room and your bedroom are the best options. I typically start with spending time with mom and dad both individually and together, documenting your interactions with your newborn. After these family photos, I will move toward individual portraits of your newborn. We will place them in their crib, on a bed and next to a sunny window to capture all the little details that you love so much about your baby.

After scheduling your session I will send you a Newborn Session Prep Guide which will go over the session in more detail and will answer most questions you may have!



After our session, I'll go through all the photographs taken that day and choose the best ones to edit and perfect. This turnaround time typically takes two weeks. I’ll also post a sneak peak to tide you over - I know that waiting can be the toughest part!

When your images are finished, I will send a private online gallery for your five day preview period. After a few days of drooling :), we will chat about your favorites, the products that you and your family are interested in, and I will help with sizing for any wall art as well. Please check out this Custom Wall Art post to see just how easy it is! No worrying about making the wrong decision, I will guide you throughout the entire process. 

At the end of your five day preview period we will finalize your selections, and you'll soon have those beautiful images in your hands! 






Your newborn baby will only be this age once. This time in your life will never come again, and trust me, it goes TOO fast. These images will be a part of your legacy. They are something you can share with your family, and can be enjoyed in the future when you look back on them. Unlike most everything that can be purchased, portraits won’t depreciate in value - in fact, they will only get more valuable with time.




Your session will include: 

​•  2 hour in-home session
•  All immediate family included
•  Mix of artistic editing (detailed retouching) and documentary style
•  40 proofs in both color and b&w
•  Private online gallery
•  Prints and products are sold after your session




The session fee does not include any product, either prints or digital negatives - these are purchased after your session. Print packages with digital files and a la carte purchases are available. Please inquire about pricing for extended family sessions and in-home or outdoor sessions away from 19046.


•  Prices are subject to change and are locked in for 30 days from the date of your session.
•  Session fee is non-refundable, but fully applicable to a later date should an emergency arise.
•  Print/Product orders are due within 5 days from the time your online gallery is sent.
•  Payment plans are available. Orders will be placed upon payment completion.













Philadelphia & Montgomery County, PA Newborn In-Home Lifestyle Photography Sessions