Barbara Leidy Photography Blog
Serving the Plymouth Meeting and Delaware Valley, PA Areas

Welcome to our Blog Page. Here you will find interesting articles about new products offered, tips on how to dress for a portrait, and current images from our outdoor garden studio. To find and read an article, hover over the photo below then click on it. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or if you would like to set up a session.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Outdoor Portrait Session

Schedule an outdoor portrait session at Barbara Leidy Photography in her spectacular outdoor garden studio, located in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

We photograph families, children and pets in our outdoor garden studio from late May through early December.  The best light is found early in the morning, and an hour before sunset, which is called the “golden hour”.  We have areas in our garden that can be used at other times of the day too.

Because our studio has gardens, each week a different area is in bloom.  My favorite times of the year for color and blooms are at the end of June, then again in the fall.

I do not like to photograph my subjects in direct sunlight.  First, direct sunlight can be hot, causing everyone to feel uncomfortable.  Secondly, everyone will squint when looking directly into the sun.  The  “golden” hour before sunset is the most ideal time of day for photography.  When I photograph at other times of the day, I will either put my subjects with their backs to the sun, highlighting them from behind, or in open shade, where it is much cooler and the light is more even.




The Basic Session Fee for portraits done in our beautiful outdoor garden studio is $350 and includes all digital files with rights to reproduce them.  Includes up to 4 files of your choice retouched. The session generally lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour. The files are edited, and are large enough for you to make prints up to size 11x 14.  We recommend that we make prints larger than 11×14 using our professional labs.

Mini Sessions  in our outdoor garden studio $250. Prices include a 20-30 minute session with all digital files and the rights for you to make reproductions.

Pet Photography  in our outdoor garden studio which includes all digital files for $300.

Maternity Session  in our outdoor garden studio is $350, at your location is $450.  All digital files are included and also up to 4 files of your choice are retouched.  For a session done in both our indoor and outdoor garden studio is $400.

Newborn or Baby Session done at our indoor or outdoor studio $375 and includes up to 1 – 1/2 hours with all digital files, & 4 files retouched.   This session is for children up to 9 months old.

You may make your own prints from our digital files or order them through us, both framed and unframed.

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