Little Ryan was my first newborn of 2017! He arrived in December and we did his session when he was 12 days old. His parents brought in some nautical-themed items from his nursery, as well as some Philadelphia sports teams items that we had to include. Below are some favorites from Ryan’s newborn session…

April Ziegler is a Philadelphia 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: to book your Philadelphia newborn session.


Do you know the old saying, “the cobbler’s children have no shoes”? Well, the same can be said for the photographer’s child. And photos. Every year the insanely busy season starts in September and runs right up until Christmas as I’m scrambling to edit other people’s family photos in time for Christmas cards to be ordered and to prepare other people’s Christmas gifts in time for the holiday. And I’m left with no time to photograph my own growing girl. (This is not a complaint, as I know that I’m very fortunate to be busy enough to fill these past few months documenting other people’s families and babies and pets. But… balance. Right?) This year I was determined to change that and take some time to capture my smart, beautiful, hilariously funny little lady as she turned five years old. And Christmas jammies!

Merry everything! I hope you all get to spend some time with the people you love most in your Christmas jammies!

It’s time for fall mini-sessions! These sessions are the PERFECT opportunity for some updated photos for holiday cards and gifts. They are available for families, children, couples, and pets! You can include up to 4 people/pets per session. Details are below… The sessions will take place on the Perkioment Trail in Spring Mount, PA. You can book your session date and time here:

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