ottawa in-home newborn lifestyle sessions
Those first few weeks are a whirlwind of emotions, sleepless nights, and pure bliss. And trust me, you'll want to hold onto every single memory.
From the sleepy snuggles on the couch to the impromptu diaper changes (yep, they're part of the package!), I'll be right there, ready to capture the unscripted beauty of your family's new chapter. No posed perfection or forced smiles here. We're all about preserving the genuine connections, the quiet whispers of love, and the joy-filled chaos that fills your home.
Because let's be honest, real life is anything but perfect, and that's what makes it extraordinary. Those little hiccups, the spit-up mishaps, and the blurry-eyed late-night cuddles—they all weave together to create a story that is uniquely yours. And I believe that story deserves to be treasured in photographs.
In my newborn lifestyle sessions, I don't just capture adorable tiny toes and delicate baby features (though we'll definitely get those too!). I'm here to document the authentic experience—the messy, heartwarming, and oh-so-real moments that make up the early days of your baby's life.
So, if you're ready to embrace the beautiful mess and create a time capsule of the love, laughter, and delightful chaos that surrounds your newborn, let's embark on this incredible journey together. Together, we'll freeze those fleeting moments and create memories that will bring a smile to your face for years to come.
Newborn Lifestyle Sessions
Perfect for squishy new babies, these sessions are 1-2 hours long and always baby led. We take breaks for feeding and changing and soothing as needed. And since we are in the comfort of your own home, everything baby might need is right on hand.
Our newborn lifestyle session with Kate was everything we hoped for and more! She made us feel at ease and captured the most beautiful moments in such a natural way. She is also a baby whisperer and kept our baby boy calm and comfortable the entire time. Your entire family is in very capable hands! We appreciated Kate’s genuinely kind and caring presence. You can tell she loves what she does and it TRULY shows in the magic she creates.
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How long is a session?
Each session will be different. Newborn in-home sessions are typically 1-2 hours, but we take the lead from baby and any other children at home. We take breaks for feeding, changing and soothing as needed.
How many photos do we get?
Newborn sessions include all the digital images for download (30+) and an 8x8 album so you can have all your favourite photos off the screen and into your hands.
How do we get our photos?
They digital photos will be published in a password protected gallery for you to download. And your album will be delivered to your door (in the Ottawa area).
Whats your turn around time?
3 weeks from our shoot to gallery delivery. I don't typically provide sneak peeks as my workflow is faster when I edit an entire gallery together. This allows me to get your gallery to you as fast as possible!
When should we book a newborn session?
Reach out as soon as your know you'd like lifestyle newborn photos. You can book before baby arrives and we will choose a date once they are born and you are settled back at home.
Can you help us with planning?
Absolutely! When you reach out I will send you my Newborn Session Guide to help answer any more questions, and we can chat about what your family likes to do together and we can come up with some ideas for great photos at home together.
What should we wear?
Wear what makes you comfortable! That's the best part of candid, real life photography. We are capturing you and your family as you are! Items you likely have in your wardrobe that photograph well - solids, patterns, items without large logos or words. Neutrals and solids for parents are a great option to keep the focus on your newest addition. Siblings can wear a patterned dress or shirt. I like to take some shots of baby in just their diaper to capture all that newborn goodness, and a simple white or solid coloured onesie is always a classic choice. Make sure whatever you choose reflects your style and home. I'm happy to chat about any options or ideas you have in mind too.
Do you have to share our pictures online?
Absolutely not! Sharing my work is the best way to show others what a session will look like and to build my business, but I understand not everyone is comfortable having their images shared online. If you'd like your images kept private please just let me know when booking your session and I will send sneak peeks privately via email instead of social media.
What about Covid-19 or other illness?
I am fully vaccinated against covid-19 and will always ensure myself and my clients feel safe. I can wear a mask on request for any indoor photoshoots, and we will all complete self-screenings prior to our session to ensure everyone is well. If you or anyone in your family are sick on the day of your session, we will reschedule to a new date that works for us both.
How old does baby need to be?
The first 2 weeks are ideal for a newborn session as baby is often sleepy and squishy. But since this is a lifestyle session we can be much more flexible and hold the session whenever you are ready.
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