Lisa Phillipson Photography » Atlanta Newborn, Child, Family and High School Photographer

a fun smyrna family graces the cover of our town magazine in july!

I was excited to take pictures of the Groebner family for the July cover of Smyrna’s favorite magazine. We celebrated the 4th of July a little early in their own front yard. There are so many beautiful places for photo shoots in Smyrna, but I always love to capture a family around their own home when possible.


This family was an easy pick for a cover picture because I imagined middle school students all over Smyrna being so excited to see their favorite science teacher in their mailbox! The kids are super-duper-cute which doesn’t hurt either. I had fun seeing them messy with watermelon dripping down their chins and elbows! #GoodSports

Visit Our Town’s Website for back issues online or stop by the Book Stop in Smyrna to get your current copy if you didn’t receive one in the mail.


Happy 4th of July, Everyone!

Take a look at the Patch’s list of firework displays around Atlanta.

For Red White and Blue themed family clothing combinations, take a look HERE at a previous What-to-Wear Post.

I was recently featured in VOYAGE ATLANTA.

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In the Voyage interview, I shared how Lisa Phillipson Photography came to be and what the focus of my business has been. I love capturing families as children grow up!

Thanks to Voyage for featuring me. Check them out to read more about Atlanta neighborhoods. Each has its own style, culture and history with plenty of amazing creatives and business owners to meet.




Where to learn family Photography

where to learn family photography: online!


I was just interviewed at Shootalong about this picture of my children.  Shootalong is a great place for parents learning photography and how to use their fancy cameras so they take better pictures of their own children. When you don’t have a professional photographer around, take the best pictures of your family and children as you can by learning the fundamentals and good techniques.

You can read what I had to say about capturing this Christmas Card picture which now hangs very large on the wall of my home: HERE.

Thanks, Shootalong!



@lisaphillipsonphotography gives us a glimpse into her Christmas card picture magic… “This picture was a few years ago when I had all three children go into the backyard for an obligatory Christmas card picture. It was late afternoon and they are positioned with the sun going down behind them and under a canopy of trees. There was directional light from the open part of yard to light them from the front.

My children tend to bicker, touch each other too much, act silly and make picture taking pretty difficult. I’m sure your kids are not like this? I had to move quickly before someone stormed off or there were tears from my daughter. I gave them directions on where to stand so the background and my settings were ready to go. This image was when I said “put your arms around each other and act like you love each other.” My oldest grabbed everyone in for a big silly hug and luckily they all laughed and went with it.

I do this in my sessions for other families. I set up for the perfect posed picture, but it is the in between moments and interactions you should try to catch that will be the most meaningful to you. This picture is more special to me and captures my kids as they are more so than the smiling posed picture that I eventually caught. I have this picture framed large on my wall and look at it every single day.”

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napcp retreat

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napcp retreat

The annual NAPCP Retreat was in Santa Barbara this year at the Canary Hotel.  Professional Child Photographers gathered to learn and inspire and learn some more. Mostly we love to just reconnect in person after helping and supporting each other online all year long. Face to face interactions are just so much better! It was great to bring the retreat back to California after the first year in Napa. We also have enjoyed the beautiful views of Charleston, Vail, Whistler and Atlanta in past years.

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napcp retreat

If you are a photographer specializing in newborns, children and families, The National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) is the organization you want to be a member of for support and inspiration. Your online watercooler when you are self employed!

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I love this family and their adorable little boys so I had to share the latest pictures I took of them on a seasonably warm day in Marietta, Georgia. I’m a broken record saying that brothers this age remind me of the years my own boys were little. It was quite a marathon to raise them (as opposed to a sprint) but I hold many fond memories of that time in life and love to see my clients loving it as well.East Cobb Family

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