Every Family is Unique

Apr 11, 2019

Every family has a story to tell….

You’ve heard us say it probably a thousand times, every family is unique. We say it because it’s a fundamental belief. Yes, of course we are a portrait studio. That’s kinda obvious. But we’re more than that. 

Thank you for my sister!

One of our favorite partners is Main Line Fertility. They are a natural partner for several reasons. They offer superior service every step of the way. They are about providing individualized care, they are truly about the client experience,  that totally feels like what we do. So many of our clients are also Main Line Fertility clients, we love when they share their amazing journey with us. It felt super natural to partner with Main Line Fertility and offer Meet The Doctor Events. If you haven’t heard about the events, it gives Main Line Fertility patients the opportunity to meet the doctor who helped them through their fertility journey.

Check out Stephanie Stahls take on the events as seen on CBS News.  Click Here!

Meet The Doctor, The Hug

It was at one of these events that the real impact became clear. One client was talking about the stigma that comes with infertility and how that’s changed over the last few years. She believed that events like Meet The Doctor helped to remove the stigma. When we started these events about half the clients requested we not post their images to social media. During the last event every person was ok with posting. In fact, they reposted and shared the images and events as a way to showcase their journey. 

Yes, we’re a family portrait studio, but it’s bigger than that.  It’s about creating a culture of inclusion within our community.  That’s why I’m particularly proud of our partnership with Gays with Kids. In chatting with one of our Dads, he said that he hadn’t had a family portrait done in too long because his last experience wasn’t good and he wouldn’t subject his family to that again. That’s simply unacceptable. Every family deserves a place where their family connection can be captured. We’re excited to be hosting an event May 4th in partnership with Gays with Kids! Find details here!

I fundamentally believe that no two families look alike, every family is unique. Their origin story, how each member intertwines and is connected. We’re capturing those stories, those memories, the very essence of a family.



PS: Enjoy some of my family! I think we’re kinda unique…

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About the Author

Lara Aman Mattey

Founder I Owner I Ivory Tree

Lara is the coolest person alive, according to her husband, Nick, & two little ladies, Caitie & Lorelai. But she thinks her time is limited on that statement as they continue to grow older. Lara comes from a large family, with whom she is still very close with & you’ll often see shared through the blog and on social media. She went to Penn State (We Are…) where she met Nick.

Ivory Tree's very own photographer, Marcy shot her newborn photography sessions & Lara was hooked! Lara is not a photographer, super weird, we know. But lives for the experience, creative direction, and meeting all the cool folks who come through the Ivory Tree Portraits studio!

In addition to studio awards, Lara was also recognized at a Women of Influence on the Main Line in 2023.

Follow along as she shares studio antics, personal antidotes, & fun stuff going on in the community.

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