3 weeks old | Photography in Keswick

Ah, sweet Hayden!  Isn’t she beautiful?  22 days old, and she slept like a dream.  When her mom said “The girlier the better!” for her styled session I was so excited to use PINK!  The last few babies I’ve photographed have been boys and it seemed like a long time since I’d used my girly props.

Older newborns won’t go into the same curly poses as an under-10-day-old baby, so I tend to do more wrapped poses and plan for more awake time.  Hayden slept like a brand new babe though, maybe due to her being born 4 weeks early.

It is recommended to book your photo session while you are still pregnant, to get the photo shoot scheduled during the 6-10 day sweet spot.  But these images prove it’s never to late to get beautiful portraits of your new baby!

 

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In Home Newborn Photography | Keswick Ontario

I had the pleasure of photographing this family on their son’s 2nd birthday!  Now he is nearly 4 and a big brother!!!  The new baby Sterling was born a few weeks early so the family opted for an in-home photography shoot.

When I arrived, the house was warm and cozy- exactly what babies need to stay sleepy and comfortable.  The home had beautiful natural window light, and plenty of room so I set up in one of the bedrooms near a large window.  Sterling was so tiny and a perfect sweetheart, sleeping so well.  Big brother was eager to join in and the results are heartwarming…. just look at how they stare at each other!  They are so alike- even their arms are in the same position.  Even the family dog behaved well for the family picture- with treats in hand, of course!

Thank you Jackelyn and Brent for inviting me into your home to capture the first days of your new sweet babe at home with his family.

 

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A Newborn Session | Newmarket Photographer

I had a hard time choosing the images for this post!  There are just so many that I love so much.  The session was magical….. 8 day old Weston was so handsome, sleepy and cuddly, and his parents are some of the sweetest too (not to mention, gorgeous!)  I often get questions about how the session goes- what exactly happens during those 2-3 hours?  I’m going to take this opportunity to explain a bit of my workflow during your session.

Newborn sessions are totally laid back, calm and relaxing.  This helps your baby stay sleepy and relaxed.  I work patiently and slowly and your baby’s comfort is always my top priority.  Many babies have frequent breaks for feedings and snuggles with mom and dad- and some will sleep right through, not waking once.  Each child is different and I always work within their unique personality.

Weston was a very sleepy boy, not fussy at all, waking 1-2 times for short feedings.  His session was 2 hours long.  We started with some simple, natural posing on a white blanket.

I like starting with a simple black or white background, and natural posing for your little one.  This helps me get a feel for how well they sleep and how they will tolerate being moved around.

I like starting with a simple black or white background, and natural posing for your little one. This helps me get a feel for how well they sleep and how they will tolerate being moved around.

Next, we did some family and mom and baby photographs.  Weston was woken up a bit as he was passed around.  A quick feed put him back into a deep sleep.

Next, we do some family and mom/dad and baby photographs. Weston was woken up a bit as he was passed around. A quick feed put him back into a deep sleep.

We also did a few on a black background.  These ones look especially nice in black and white!

We also did a few on a black background. These ones look especially nice in black and white!

Then it was time to move Weston to the bean bag.   Here I will do several different poses, using some wraps, hats/headbands, outfits and blankets.

Then it was time to move Weston to the bean bag.  Here I will do several different poses, using some wraps, hats/headbands, outfits and blankets.
Colours, props and clothing are discussed prior to the session. I choose the colours and items prior to your arrival based on the discussion we have at our consulation.  Weston’s parents were fond of neutral colours with a bit of a rustic look.

and Macros of course!  Those close ups of the delicate details of your newborn; eyelashes, lips, flaky skin, tiny toes and crinkled ears.

and Macros of course! Those close ups of the delicate details of your newborn; eyelashes, lips, flaky skin, tiny toes and crinkled ears.

2-3 props are chosen for each session.  Parents hands are always on the baby or hovering nearby when a baby is on a prop.

2-3 props are chosen for each session. Parents hands are always on the baby or hovering nearby when a baby is on a prop. 

 

Thank you so much to Caitlin and Aidan for choosing me as your photographer and allowing me the privilege to spend this special time with you creating beautiful portraits of your new baby. Weston is absolutely perfect, congratulations!

 

 

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Winter Maternity Session | Keswick Photographer

I had a great time with Virginia and Jason, exploring some of the local forests for their maternity session.  Unlike the past few days, this day was fairly warm.  And we’re lucky we got out when we did- the snow was starting to melt and drip off of the trees!

Jason and Virginia are expecting their first child – a baby girl, due in late January.  Congratulations you two, I can’t wait to hear the news!

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