I'm so glad you're here!

Hi! I'm Lyla.

I believe family photos should be fun. I also believe having updated photos of you with the ones you love is so, so important. That's why I keep everything about booking a session with me as easy and stress-free as possible.

Want help with your outfits? I got you. Have extra wild kids who just want to run? No problem. Sulky teenagers? Yup, I'll help them feel included and happy too.

The result? A fun, relaxing time with your family, and a gallery of photos you'll want hanging all over your walls.

See my work
Family with two girls sits on the edge of a boat in the sand
Portrait including head and shoulders of Lyla Duey, with hair down and wearing a pink shirt with spots
Dad with two girls laughing on the beach


I'm based in Elkins Park, PA, but hold sessions all over Philadelphia and Montgomery County.


I went to school for painting - received my BFA from Tyler School of Art, and my MFA from RISD. I've found that my 7 years in art school have had a big impact on how I direct and compose a photograph.


My default state is calm and patient, but I get excited and energized by creating art - which is what we're doing in our sessions. I'll help you feel comfortable and heard. It's a good time.


We have a cat named Pancake. She became a little difficult when we first had kids and she was no longer the most-doted-on in the house. But after having two different toddlers poke and prod her and love her, she's mellowed out.

"She is extremely responsive, professional, personable, and most importantly takes amazing photos. Could not recommend her more!"

Sarah K.


I loved every second of working with Lyla! Not only are her photos stunning, but she is completely supportive throughout the entire process from helping style outfits to cultivating a calm and fun atmosphere for the photos themselves. I’ve had so many friends and family ask who took our photos, I truly can’t recommend Lyla enough. We plan to see her yearly (if not more!) to capture our family as it grows.

Sam & Asa

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Lyla Duey Photography

Lyla is a photographer for families and couples who want to keep things fun, relaxed and easy. She offers family, couples and newborn photography as well as headshots and branding sessions all throughout Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Get in touch if you'd love having photos that create art from just being yourself.