The Next Chapter

Mar 18, 2019

So most of you know that I was a longtime client before I purchased the Studio. Marcy shot my Caitie when she was just a baby, at six months (my favorite session), a one-year cake smash/ maternity. REWIND. Yup, my ladies are 16 months apart soooo yes, I was showing with Lorelai when Caitie turned 1! And then I did it all over again with my tiny preemie Lorelai! I have those amazing images displayed huge on my walls and look at them every day.  That was Nick and My next chapter.

If you’ve been into the studio you’ve noticed our through the years collection. The Reynolds have been with us for seven years now. Michelle loves photographing them twice each year and this collection truly tells the story of their family. You can literally watch the girls grow and see their personalities through the years.

Each Spring and Fall we select three locations to showcase our Limited Editions. We look for something unique, photographically gorgeous and something that has deep meaning to families. This Spring we selected Iconic Philadelphia. Other than maybe painting our faces and going to an EAGLES tailgate, what is more Philly than our Museum steps and our amazing cityscape?

We had so much fun recently photographing the Schwab Family at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They’re always a fun family that is up for anything with a totally trendy vibe but this shoot had a deeper meaning.  This is where Ray surprised Brittany and proposed. This is where they first became a family! It was a unique way to honor this family’s story and help create the next chapter!

You always hear me say, every family is unique and every family has a unique story. While our Limited Editions might be perfect for your family, if you have a deep personal connection with someplace specific, we can always create a custom shoot. We’re here to capture your story.




Style Board

PS: ok, so let’s talk about those leopard boots. While this family does totally rock a cool look, Brittany did have help. Meet Jaime Diehl, the Studios Personal Stylist. While Jaime’s claim to fame is styling the Property Brothers she also styles for Ivory Tree! To start, Brittany received a personalized Mood Board confirming her style and vision. They she received a look book complete with shopable links. It was important to Brittany to start the look with existing pieces. This service is $65 and was created to be quick & easy!


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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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