Oh, sweet little Riley Jean. She came into the studio at one week old and she was complete perfection. Those squishy cheeks and perfect little lips. I loved getting to capture all her tiny details in her first days. Riley’s big sister, who quite honestly is not much bigger than Riley herself, came into the studio as well. And might have been the most well-behaved dog ever. People often ask if they can bring their dog for their session and the answer is always a YES! Below are some favorites from Riley’s session… Since she is part of the Baby’s First Year Plan, I’ll get to photograph her 3 times in her first year. I can’t wait to get to photograph her again as a six month old…


April Ziegler is a West Chester newborn photographer who photographs babies in West Chester, PA and the surrounding areas. April Ziegler Photography has a studio in Collegeville, PA in which she photographs newborns, babies, and first birthday cake smashes. If you’re looking for a newborn photographer in West Chester, click HERE or contact: april@aprilziegler.com to book your West Chester, Pennsylvania newborn session.

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philadelphia camera class

Do you have a DSLR camera and want to learn how to get better photos? Are you tired of trying to read confusing technical manuals? This is a perfect solution! Camera Basics is a beginner’s photography course that will teach you the basics of photography and how to confidently use your camera. During the three hour workshop, we will also be doing some hands-on exercises to give you the chance to practice what we learn and ask questions. Each participant will receive a 50+ page workbook and access to a private Facebook group for further questions after the workshop.


Topics include:

  • – Tips for better photos
  • – Intro to exposure (aperture, shutter speed, and ISO)
  • – Camera modes
  • – Overview of lenses
  • – Composition and perspective
  • – Finding the light


  • Dates: Saturday, May 21, 2016
  • Time: 10am – 1pm
  • Location: April Ziegler Photography studio, 360 East Main Street, Collegeville PA 19460
  • Cost: $99
  • Please bring your camera + camera manual!


This workshop is not intended for professional photographers or those wanting to start their own photography business.


Space is very limited! Reserve your spot in the workshop by e-mailing: april@aprilziegler.com




Here’s a look back at baby Michael at nine days old. We recently did his seven month session, the second session in the Baby’s First Year Plan so before I share that session, let’s look back on him when he was teeny tiny…

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April Ziegler is a Philly newborn photographer who photographs babies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia suburbs. April Ziegler Photography has a studio in Collegeville, PA in which she photographs newborns, babies, and first birthday cake smashes. If you’re looking for a newborn photographer in Philadelphia, click HERE or contact: april@aprilziegler.com to book your Philadelphia baby session.


As you probably know by now, I love me some mini-schnauzers. I have a squeaky one of my own so I was insanely excited for Moose and Gracie’s session. They’re such a funny pair because they look so different (Gracie being mostly black, and Moose being a shade of brown that’s very unusual for a schnauzer) and their personalities are polar opposites (Gracie being sweet and timid, and Moose being energetic and excited at life) but they are mother and son. For their session, we walked around Old City, Philadelphia… trying to avoid parks because there is nothing that Moose loves more than squirrel-chasing. I absolutely loved getting to photograph these two… below are some favorites from Moose and Gracie’s pet session…


April Ziegler is a Philadelphia pet photographer, who specializes in pet photography in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. April Ziegler Photography has been voted the best pet photographer in Philadelphia. To book your Philadelphia photography session, click HERE or contact: april@aprilziegler.com


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