Family Photos | Keswick Ontario

Why do you decide to have a family portrait session?  The answer is as different as people are.  Some like to get a yearly photo to document their growing family, some like to celebrate an occasion or special milestone.  Some include extended family while they are visiting from away.   Some people decorate their home with large wall portraits, others prefer a yearly album.

My dear friend Jackelyn and her family like to get a yearly photo as their boys grow, and of course include the family dog!  Her oldest boy will be starting school this September, and the youngest is celebrating his sitting milestone- and he’ll be on the move soon enough!  The boys grandmother has the most gorgeous property!  It includes barns, a grassy field, apple trees, even a cornfield!  I’ve really been enjoying shooting at sunset, and this was the perfect location for it.  Now that we’re into August, sunset is a little earlier so it’s easier for the little ones.  The golden light is simply gorgeous and really sets the mood for sunny, warm family pictures.  I love how this session turned out, here are just a few of my favourites!

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Late Summer and Fall is the perfect time for Family Portraits!

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Newborn Photography | Greater Toronto Area

Ah sweet Liam!  At just over 3 weeks old, he was a tiny bundle of cuteness.  While older newborn can be more challenging to pose, the reward is the connection and faces the older baby makes.   I definitely still recommend you book your newborn portraits while you are still pregnant, to have the baby’s pictures taken in that first 2 week window, but if you miss that time we can still get some beautiful images of your baby.  Take a look at the images below for a small section of photos that can be captured at nearly one month old!

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Baby Sessions | Sitting Milestone

With my baby plan, in addition to your newborn session you will get 3 additional sessions in your baby’s first year.  Most will choose to do these at the big milestones- tummy time (3 months), sitting (6-8 months) and standing/walking (1st birthday).  It’s incredible how quickly they change in one year, and a total joy to photograph.  I love having clients back and seeing their little one’s again!  I try to keep some consistency in colours and textures, or a theme throughout each session.  This allows the family to display the images together in an album, or wall display.  It’s fun to do ‘comparison’ shots using the same prop to emphasize how much the child has grown.

For Harper’s newborn session late last year I used a pink and cream colour scheme.  I carried these colours into her first milestone session – sitting up.  I also used some of the same props – the cream wash basin, antique chair, and pink/green quilt.  She is incredibly sweet and I just love the expressions she gave me during the session!  She was a bit shy at first, but most are at that age.  I spend some time just playing and getting the baby comfortable with me before I put a big camera in front of my face.  I try to capture some of the more serious looks too – those are just as cherished by the parents.

I’m really looking forward to having Harper back for her birthday session!  Here are some of my favourite images from her baby milestone session.

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Newborn Photos | Pefferlaw Ontario

So glad for the opportunity to photograph this little man!  It was just less than 2 years ago that I photographed his older brother.  Boy do they look alike!  It was great to see them all again, and see how big brother has grown.  He is going to be such a great help to his mom with the new baby, I just know it!  This little one received a complimentary hair cut at the hospital.  Mom and I agreed not to edit any of it out, it is afterall, an important part of his birth story.

I always include sibling, parent and family pictures in a newborn session.  I believe it’s so important to show these relationships, it’s something that the family will love to look back on.  The little baby, as he or she grows will love to see what their brother / sister / mom / dad looked like when they were just born.  Some of my favourite photos in the world are ones of my mom when I was a newborn, so I make sure to capture these images for others.  Some new moms are uncomfortable with their bodies that are still recovering from the trauma of child birth.  I understand this, but please believe me when I tell you that it won’t matter at all in 5, ten, or twenty years!  When you look at these photographs down the road, you won’t see the  ‘baby’ weight, or the tired eyes…… you will see a glowing new mom holding her brand new baby.  If not for yourself, do it for your babies!

Here are some of my favourites from this session.
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Would you like more infomation about a session?  I’d love to hear from you!  Email info@kellyrawlinsonphotography.com, or give me a call at (905) 967-3103.