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New babies are a joyful addition to a family. These tiny humans are a personification of possibility and promise, of a new beginning. Babies are also an expression of the unification of two parents. J & J Studios happily captures newborn and family photography in the Philadelphia area!

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Welcome, Lilah!

Erica and Chris recently welcomed Lilah Adeline to their family. Little Lilah is their second child and first daughter! It honored J & J Studios that they invited us to photograph this in-home session. Erica, Chris, their son (and now big brother!), and new addition Lilah make a fantastic family of four!

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The Name “Lilah”

“Lilah” is a lovely name that flows off the tongue. The name “Lilah” comes from an Arabic word for “night,” but its meanings also include “beauty, and dark beauty.” This makes “Lilah” an ideal name for a little girl with dark hair. It’s also a great choice for any parent who wants their daughter to know that they believe she has always been beautiful, inside and out!

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Other meanings of the name “Lilah” include “fire” and “strength.” The name can also be considered an Anglicization of the Hebrew “Lilach,” which means lilac. Additionally, some interpretations of the Hebrew Talmud, the primary source of Hebrew law and theology, reference an angel named “Lilah.”

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Given these meanings of her name, we loved that Lilah’s parents chose to dress her first in a red tutu. The little pearl headband and white flower background of these photos also reference the more angelic interpretation of her name.

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Family Love

Dad Chris held his daughter close and looked at her adoringly. It made us melt to see the way Chris looked at his Lilah!

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These photos of Lilah, with her big brother looking at her lovingly, brought us so much joy! It’s heartwarming how loved this baby girl is already. What a lucky lady!

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Lilah’s Newborn Nursery

The large-scale wallpaper on the walls of Lilah’s nursery adds a modern and feminine touch to the room. Her mobile, with its tiers and falling crystal “petals,” continued the floral theme, as did Lilah’s headband!

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The chandelier in Lilah’s nursery enhanced the room with a sense of glamour.

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Mom Erica gazed at her daughter Lilah like the wonder she is.

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Big baby yawn and a very happy Mom!

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Then, baby Lilah sleepily snuggled into Mommy. It was adorable!

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Chris, dressed in a crisp white shirt, came to the nursery to show his ladies some love.

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Later on, J & J Studios posed Lilah on her mother’s wedding dress. The dark floors behind Erica’s wedding dress made for a stunning contrast in these photos!

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Next, Mom and Dad wrapped Lilah and put her in a large woven basket, complete with hydrangea flowers. Isn’t Lilah so precious, a baby all bundled up among the blossoms?

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As Lilah slept in her tiny bed, she looked every bit like a doll. With the white fluffy spread beneath her, we bet this was an excellent nap spot!

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Also, Lilah’s big brother was a champ! He was gentle with his sister, and generally showed a great attitude!

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Contact J & J Studios today!

Perhaps you have also just welcomed a new addition to your own family, whether through birth or adoption. If you’d like to commemorate this joyous and momentous occasion, contact J & J Studios today! We love love, whether between couples, family members, or friends. We look forward to hearing all about the new addition to your family!


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