When it comes to taking photos of a baby with their family, I am a stronger believer in less is more. No need for props, beanbags, special outfits. All that is needed, is gorgeous light and baby in the arms of family that love him. Without the pressure of ‘being posed’ and allowed to be themselves, children are naturally giving, they want to interact with the baby and they want to be a part of getting their photo taken. I loved this session because it it all of this and more.
I stopped offering family sessions last year and it was a really hard decision because there were so many families that I just love and being able to see their children grow every year was such a pleasure to see! But my heart really wasn’t in it and I didn’t think it was fair to my favorite clients to have a photographer that wasn’t 100% all in for their family session.
So imagine my surprise when one of the families who I’ve been photographing since 2015 sent an email asking if they could schedule a newborn session! They already had 2 little boys so I knew this session was extra special to them when they welcomed a girl into their family.
I pulled out the pink, grabbed everything girly and started stying their session and it really turned out to be one of my favorites. Not only did I get to see my favorite family, but after a slew of all boy sessions, I finally got to change things up and throw in some frilly wraps and bonnets in a session! 🙂
All babies are unique, not only in their personalities but also in their appearances.
This adorable baby boy was born with something that not many of us have……….a 6th toe on his right foot. Now how cool is that!!!! Talk about unique right!
When his Mom told me, at first I thought she might be pulling my leg, only because I had no idea this was even possible, and also because I had just finished posing his tiny little feet and hadn’t noticed anything out of the ordinary.
I was, and still am, totally amazed by this. It’s hereditary and has been passed down through their family for generations, also very cool!
I absolutely loved that Mom was all for documenting this amazingly unique quality that her sweet boy was born with. For in time, it will be surgically removed, and will be all but a memory had it not been for her willingness to capture it.
This little Princess came into the world weighing just over 4lbs. I shot her fresh 48 session at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto January 10th 2017. She just seemed like she was smiling through the whole session. I knew she was going to be a perfect little model for her Newborn session. Twelve days later she was in my studio weighing just shy of 5lbs. Coming into this session I knew her mom loved colourful images. This baby had such amazing skin tone, I really wanted to incorporate natural vintage looking colours and textures as well. This little lady didn’t disappoint. Sleeping through most of the session with still just a peaceful face just as in the hospital. This was definetly one of my favourite sessions.
I did this session as a creative project, a way to connect with mothers who are on bedrest. To show them that even though you are on bedrest, whether at the hospital or in your home, you can have that dream maternity session that you always hoped for. Images that will tell your unique story. and one day will be so special to you. I am passionate about documenting these days that I know one day you will be so happy to have and look back on. For this session I had a vision, I knew I wanted to show what it was like to be on bedrest in the hospital. I never wanted to hide any aspect of it. IV,s monitors, hospital bed and all.
This amazing session was this beautiful mom’s idea. I love when clients push me out of the box!!
This session was rescheduled 4 times because of weather! What a wet summer we had.
It was totally worth the wait.
From the beautiful fresh floral crowns to the epic light, this session will always be one of my favourites and on that I feel very proud of.
I am a STRONG supporter of breastfeeding and this session filled my heart and soul.