Hello! Im your Philadelphia Photographer

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Wife.Mom.Photographer.Sun Chaser.Coffee Lover

HI! I’m your Philadelphia Photographer, Diana Smyth.  First and foremost, I am a mother to two amazing little boys, and a wife to an incredible husband. I’m also  a self-proclaimed happiness junkie, and someone who generally considers herself confident and well balanced. While I love that description of myself, the reality is that I live a chaotic life as I juggle the stresses that come with raising children and running a business and just from existing in our modern world. But no matter how messy my hair is or how late we are for soccer practice, I love it all!

Like so many women, my love of photography blossomed following the birth of my first child. I had spent several rewarding years teaching in the Philadelphia School District, committing to a career that I genuinely loved. I always had an interest in photography – specifically telling stories and preserving memories – but I never took it seriously until my first son was born.

As a foster child, I do not have photos of myself growing up. I took pictures with my friends as a kid, almost as a way of preserving my past and capturing my legacy. In a way, I had to create my own past. It was up to me to leave my own footprints in the cement. I had to make sure that people knew that I was here, that I existed. But as I struggled to preserve my own journey, I decided that my children would not face this problem. I decided that memorializing every moment would be the most cherished and valuable thing I that I could do for my kids.

Since starting my journey, I have been fortunate to learn from some of the top child and newborn photographers. I am blessed to have had my photographs published in magazines such as Child Couture and Baby Model Magazine. And I am honored that my work has been recognized by Mainline Family Favorite.

With my passion for newborn and childhood photograph shining as bright as ever, I am excited to meet you and to work with your family for years to come. Please let me capture your magic. Allow me to cement your family’s legacy. Nobody regrets taking photos, but you can regret not taking them.

 

My Favorite Things

My Philadelphia Photography Studio

studio newborn props on shelves
styling a client with a photographers maternity client closet, by pulling out dresses

Welcome to My Studio

You're going to love this space!

My Philadelphia photography studio  is located inside the beautiful Billy Penn Studios Building in Philadelphia. I services families throughout the Philadelphia, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Delaware , Maryland, and New York.

My has many outfits for your little ones to wear from newborn to toddlers.  My outfits come from vendors from all around the world and are specifically designed for photography.

 I also carry a selection of gowns for little girls. You can use them for family pictures or a special session just for your princess. I do have access to renting additional gowns for little girls. We chat and create a session just for your little princess.

Looking to book your maternity pictures? Looking to achieve a certain style, but do not want to spend hundreds on a gown or a robe? I got you covered…. my Philadelphia studio is full of maternity dresses and gowns from all over the world, with the top designers in the industry, bringing you the latest colors and fashion.  I provide my moms with options so we can bring your vision to life. 

We have form fitting, mermaids styles, high neck, body suits, tulle dresses and robes, and lots of fabrics in style and 
colours perfect for that toss.  We also have body jewelry, hats and accessories.  Let’s plan and create a beautiful pregnancy portrait session for you! 

As a mother, I know how stressful it can be leaving the house. Never worry if you forget something, I have stocked my space with my moms in mind.  You will find, diapers, wipes, creams, hand sanitizer, bottle warmers, steamers, nursing pillows, binkies for babies, sanitary items for new moms, and plenty of snacks for kids of all ages.  

I also have a small in home studio in Downingtown, where I serve families with newborn, cake smash, sitters and The Magic of Santa sessions.  

A Stress Free Experience like you Deserve

Preserving your Memories

"The Service I Never Knew I Needed"

photo framed prints of baby photo sessions
framed pictures of family for hanging.

Health & Safety

Keeping your little ones in my mind at all times

Employees

No staff member ever works sick at any time.  The staff and myself constantly wash our hands and use sanitizer.  During your newborn session you will see me Spray my hands, props, fabrics and anything that touches your baby with alcohol.  

The Studio:

The studio is kept clean and sanitised daily- especially in-between clients and sessions.  All fabrics that touch baby’s skin are washed/sanitized after the session.  

Clients:

Because I work with the smallest of babies, it is the business policy of my studio that NO SICK KIDS are brought into the studio.  No illness is too small. Please keep in mind I never would place your children at risk of illness, and I ask that by you keeping me illness free all my tiny little clients stay healthy.   Everyone’s safety is always a concern to me. 

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