The B Family- Lehigh Valley Family Photography

The B Family was my first client in the Lehigh Valley after transitioning my business from Washington, DC. In an area oversaturated with photographers, I am so appreciative that they decided to trust their Fall family portraits to me. I had so much fun with their three beautiful little ones, and we played around in Historic Bethlehem and soaked up the beautiful Fall afternoon sun. Thank you B Family for an awesome session! I loved how they mix and matched outfits with blues, yellows, tans, solids and patterns. Eclectic and put-together:)

I am currently booking for weekday afternoon or weekend individual family sessions, and have spaces available on Saturday, October 18th at Unangst Farm for pumpkin patch mini-sessions from 3-5pm. Please email if you would like more information! info@annemariehamant.com

 

New girl in town.

After a decade of planting roots and building up my portraiture business in Washington, DC, our family has made a huge transition to our new life in the Lehigh Valley, PA. And we couldn’t be happier about our new home- it just feels so right here. In just the two short months that we have been here, we have been very blessed with new friendships and amazing neighbors, and we are in love with smaller-town life close to many of the rural activities we enjoy as a family.

Last school year was all about preparing for this move- I was pregnant with our third baby and we found out about my husband’s new job sometime in December. We had all school year to sell our condo, house hunt, and pack as many boxes as possible before our baby made her appearance in April. But all this planning and dreaming, being pregnant, still working full-time, and caring for our boys meant that I could not dedicate my time to my business. It was just one of those years. Being present to my boys throughout the whole moving process was so important, as was taking care of my own health during my pregnancy. In June, a week before our move, our baby girl was just 2 months old and was hospitalized with the whooping cough. It was such a terrible experience, and just another reason we needed to be focused on our family. 

 

And now here it is early Fall, and the air is crisp in the mornings, and the light is changing so quickly. And we are out apple-picking and farm-stand hopping. Canning and pie-baking. And I am HOME. At- home in this great new town, but also at-home with my children and I couldn’t be happier. But I have the itch. The desire to get back to portraiture is so strong; I can’t wait to re-establish my business in our new hometown. My eyes spot natural backdrops everywhere, and I am ready to return to the camera.

So, if you are an old client checking out what is new here, forgive me for my year-long absence and I am so sad that I won’t be able to continue working with your families in our nation’s capital. If you are a potential new client here in PA, welcome! I can’t wait to capture your family’s unique character! I know there is an over-abundance of photographers to choose from, and it can be so overwhelming. If you work with me you get a specialist in newborns, babies, tots, and families. You get to enjoy a super relaxed, stress-free session where you get to play with your kids and let them be silly, and portraits you can’t wait to see enlarged and hung on your walls rather than more pictures you feel guilty about never printing. Let’s meet up and have some fun! Your kids won’t dread having their pictures taken again, I promise:)

This is my Henry. He just turned 3. This is what I consider to be EXTREMELY cooperative for his 3-year old portrait session.

This is my Henry. He just turned 3. This is what I consider to be EXTREMELY cooperative for his 3-year old portrait session.

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I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect “souvenir” of Henry at age 3. This is SO him.

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This shot came just after my oldest threatened his brother, “If you don’t smile, I’m gonna through you into the lake!”

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No time for posing. I had a fussy baby in the baby carrier, and 2 minutes before a family wedding started. He’s a born natural- posed himself:)

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This is me! Baby J is glued to me and practically lives in the Ergo.

 

My sweet Baby Josephine

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Little S is One! -Arlington, VA birthday photographer

It’s been pretty quiet here on my blog this summer, I know. I have been in full vacation mode! We went away for a few weeks in the beginning of summer, and since we’ve been back, I am just soaking up my time at home with my boys before the school year begins anew. Organizing our home and purging things we no longer need have been top on my to-do list, so I apologize for not sharing more images recently! Oh yes, and another project I vowed I would complete this summer was creating a family photo album for the last… um… 4 years. yikes. Wish me luck on that one:)

I was so happy to be invited to photograph baby S’s 1st birthday party this past weekend in Arlington. She was such a little doll and was just happy as can be! Totally sharp contrast to my Henry who screamed his brains out for the entirety of his first birthday party! I loved how fun and joyful this family was- lots of aunts and uncles and cousin and grandparents were there to help S celebrate, and I always appreciate when families make me feel right at home. And, the cupcakes were amazing! Sweet babe was so cute with her first cupcake- she insisted on eating it with a fork! What a little lady!

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Baby Drew is 6 months old! -Kensington, MD baby photographer

I have loved this little doll since she was born. I can’t even believe we are already at her 6 month portrait session! This is my FAVORITE time to do baby portraits! They can usually sit up, are super smiley and interactive, but they don’t crawl away form you yet! I you were going to choose just one session from baby’s first year- do a 6 month session! So much fun, and so great to get sibling shots as well:)These three just make me smile every time I see them!

One of big sister:)Isn’t she sweet?

Two year old birthday party! -Urbana, MD photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing a fellow MCPS teacher’s twins birthday party at the park in Urbana last weekend. I loved how laid back it was, and how the girls were surrounded by so many friends and family to celebrate them! This was a great location for a birthday party, as well. We ended up getting rained on, but it made for memorable puddle-jumping!

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Isn’t this little one such a doll?!

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These blue eyes are to die for!

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Just realizing that she is WET!

 

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