Cakesmash ~ Ellery | Toronto Baby Photographer

It is always a joy to photograph my little clients as newborns and as 1-year olds but I had the privelge of watching little Ellery go from newborn:
to adorable busy 1-year old! My Grow with me program is an excellent way to capture your baby at milestone ages. When I look back at Ellery’s images from a year ago I can’t even believe she was that tiny. Check out her 3-month session here  and a reminder of her newborn session hereDrop me an email to book your Grow with Me Session! She kept her cuteness and found some sass!


Newborn ~ Annelise | Toronto& GTA Newborn Photography

I fell in love with this little lady as soon as she walked in the door!!

Tuesday Tips ~ What should I expect for my newborn session? | Toronto Maternity & Newborn Photography

Parents – especially new parents – are always keen to research things when it comes to their baby. Should I wake the baby to feed? Is my baby peeing enough? When do should we start solids? It really is a bit overwhelming. If you have chosen to have a newborn photo session for your newborn you might not think a lot of preparation goes into the session but you’d be surprised how much work it is to get those peaceful, calm, sleepy images you hang on your walls.

Here are some things of what to expect during your newborn session with me:

*Newborn session must be scheduled within 5-10 days of life and can take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the baby. Babies are easier to pose and are in that “sleepy state” at this young age. These sessions also take patience to achieve each pose and I do not rush either the baby or myself in order to do this. Please try not to schedule anything important or have too many visitors on the day of our session if in your home. The less people around, the less distractions there are.

*If possible, please clear a space in your home that has the best and most natural light coming in. If the light is hitting the floor, this is even better and this is where I will shoot.

*Most images will be done with a nude baby. Don’t worry if they soil any of the blankets. Babies, eat, sleep and poop. This is what they do. We will just change things up, reposition and move on. All blankets are cleaned prior to each session.

*I have an assortment of little hats and diaper covers I like to use. If there is something you have that you would like me to use on your baby in the photo, please let me know.

*I will be bringing a lot of “stuff” with me—beanbag, baskets, blankets, backdrop, etc. Please use the time I’m setting up to feed your baby so that they’ll be in the desired “milk coma” for our session. Also expect to feed again once we’ve started. When we start handling a newborn it is inevitable that they will want to eat again, don’t be surprised if it’s only an hour that has passed since you last fed them.

*{studio session} I keep my home warmer than usual for newborn sessions. I also use a space heater. All this heat keeps the baby warm as well as sleepy and comfortable. If we’re not sweating, then it’s not warm enough :)

*Loosen the diaper or any tight clothing about an hour prior to our session. This will lessen the chance of having any creases or red marks on the baby’s skin.

*For yourself or any significant other that will be photographed with the baby, it is best to wear a black or white coloured shirt. Camisole/tank top or a 3/4 top for mom; logo-free black t-shirt/ ”wifebeater” for dad. Please have your nails clean and free of any polish. It will stand out in the final image.

*Finally, remember that every baby is different. Go with the flow. If the baby is simply not “in the mood” for photographs, we can reschedule for the next day.

Following all, some or none of these points may or not give us the perfect session but it will certainly help make it smoother. I hope this helps! :)


Xander | GTA Child Photography

My kids finally got to meet their cousin this spring and they are totally in love. He is cute and full of expressions. This is Xander. :)


Allana & Lily | Toronto & GTA Maternity and Newborn Photographer

I am always happy when a client returns for a session. Allana returned this summer to get photos of her second pregnancy and I was more than happy to take them. I loved seeing her how much her first baby had grown! When Lily arrived, she was quite the sassy one fighting sleep and making us work but after she finally drifted off, she was amazing!


Newborn ~ Dylan | Toronto Newborn & Family Photography

Catching up the blog today, introducing little Dylan. We met back in February. Me and his mom had a great time at his session getting him to sleep in my Toronto studio. Once he was out, he was a dream!



Newborn ~ Cole | Toronto and GTA Newborn Photographer

Cole came to see me at 8 days new :) He was too sweet and we had a great session. :)

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Spring Sessions What to Wear | Toronto Family Photographer

I’m excited that the seasons are changing. The evenings are already longer and we just need those patios to reopen and we’re in business! I’m excited to offer up these Spring session to my existing clients and of course my new ones!

If you’ve booked your session already AWESOME! and if you’re still thinking about booking one, it’s best to decide soon so you get your preferred date and have enough time to decide on your wardrobe :) Remember, your don’t have to all match in your pictures (think white t-shirts and jeans) but chose colours within the same colour family. Add light scarves or sweaters that can be easily removed to give your outfit a new look, don’t forget about accessories and my biggest most important rule…say no to neon! :)

(used with permissions from Melissa Davis Photography)

HAPPY FRIDAY!
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Newborn ~ Evelyn | Toronto Lifestyle Newborn Photography

This little peanut arrived a bit early but did great at her newborn session in Toronto.

 

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Maternity ~ Karen | Maternity Photographer, Toronto & GTA

 

Karen was my first mom of 2014. She totally rocked her session and we’re impatiently awaiting the arrival of her little man :-) Stay tuned for his debut!

 


 
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