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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.

The ideal time of day to have your outdoor portrait session:

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.

Adding your dog to the session:

When adding a dog to the session, everything changes.  The dog and their comfort level is very important.  Ideally we want the dog looking at the camera, with it’s mouth closed, and ears perked up.  It’s not easy to get all three.  On top of that we need to have everyone else paying attention with their best expression.  Sound hard, yes it can be, but fortunately this photographer is able to do some magic with the swapping of heads from one photograph to another.  We are always able to put together a photograph of your liking, and enjoy having your furry family member come along.  A big water bowl and a biscuit or two is also provided!




The Basic Session Fee for portraits done in our beautiful outdoor garden studio is $295 and includes all digital files with rights to reproduce them. An indoor session is $185. 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. They can also be put on social media pages, mobile devices, etc. We recommend that we make prints larger than 11×14 using our professional labs.

Mini Sessions are done in our outdoor garden studio for $200, and for $150 in our indoor studio. Prices include a 20-30 minute session with all digital files and the rights for you to make reproductions.

Pet Photography is done in our outdoor garden studio which includes all digital files for $175.

Maternity Session done at the indoor studio is $275, in our outdoor garden studio is $295, at your location is $325.  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 $325.

Newborn or Baby Session done at our indoor or outdoor studio $325 and includes up to 1 – 1/2 hours with all digital files, & 4 files retouched.  At your home $375.  Session done in both our indoor and outdoor garden studio $350.  This session is for children up to 9 months old.

Check out our wonderful digital newborn & infant backgrounds. We have many to choose from.

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

Print Package Special:

Includes 4 prints 8×10 or smaller for $100 and retouch is done on all prints.
We can do “Head swaps” for those who look better in another photograph, blink, or don’t stay in one place for very long.  This artwork is included in prints ordered  in size 11×14 or larger.

Individual Print Prices:

5×7..$20   8×10..$30   11×14..$125   16×20..$235   20×24..$335   24×30..$425     Minimum print order is $65.

Framed Prints:

11×14…$225    16×20…$400   20×24…$500   20×30…$600

Frames are found at: https://barbaraleidyphotography.smugmug.com/Frames

Please visit our Family and Lifestyle Gallery: https://barbaraleidyphotography.com/family-lifestyle-gallery/