STUDIO

The studio is a full service studio, you can expect to have my assistance every step of the way.  Before your session a prep guide will be emailed to you to ensure the best and most successful experience.
My style is minimalistic. My images are very clean, organic, and neutral. All the props I use are carefully chosen and hand picked by me and I only use the most natural of materials.
I provide top end customer care to all clients; ensure their experience is a very memorable one.

My private studio space allows me to create a calm environment for your baby. I don’t let anyone enter the room with their shoes or food (my studio is also a nut free environment) and keep all areas tidy and clean. My large selection of props for baby photography has been carefully selected to complement the photoshoot. I keep things simple and make sure that the focus is on you and your child.

You will know that in 100 years, your memory will last on through the generations!

What to expect from your sessions:

Maternity:

My recommended ideal timing for maternity photography is between week 30 and 35 of your pregnancy.  I recommend booking your maternity session at least one to two months prior to deliver to ensure your booking with me.  The session can be done outside on location (park or home – no additional cost) or in studio.  The session typically runs about 1 hour.

Newborn:

Newborns change dramatically in the first weeks of life.  When they are first born, they are able to bend and curl into these sweet little poses, mimicking how they lived inside the womb.  They have that precious, brand-new “newborn look” that reminds us of the miracle of birth.  The session is centered around capturing the beauty and newness of this tiny little miracle that you have brought into the world.

It is best to book this session while you are still pregnant, preferably about a month or 2 in advance, I do keep myself flexible for newborn arrivals but booking in advance does ensure my availability.
The best time to photograph your newborn baby is before they are 12 days old (preferably between day 6 to 9), this is to ensure we can get those lovely curled up, tiny baby photos.  I work on baby’s schedule so when it’s time to feed or change a soiled blanket we do so as needed.  The session can last up to 4 hours, I have snacks and water at the studio for you to enjoy and also encourage you to bring snacks you prefer, a change of clothes, a book…. I want you to relax and take a nap if you want on my couch.  I have an assistant that is there to help through the session as well, your baby is in good hands!

Prior to your session you will receive a questionnaire that will help me prep the style of the session with your colour choices, home decor and overall style.  You will also receive a guided list on how you can prep yourselves and your newborn for the session eg. clothing choices, food aversions, etc.  Newborn sessions are done in my Thornhill studio, the environment is very calming with white noise surrounding and also VERY warm so your newborn is comfortable naked.  The room can get up to around 28 Degrees Celsius.  In home sessions are available but for an extra cost of $150.

Baby/Children:

The next session I focus on is the in-between stage.  I like to call it stage not age.  The first stage of milestone is tummy time, lifting their little heads and those precious smiles start coming out.  We also start seeing more of an interaction with baby and parents.  Next stage is the sitter stage and HUGE gummy smiles.  Babies must be sitting unassisted for 30sec to 1min or more but before crawling.  Both stages are captured around your little one’s nap schedule.  One of favourite parts of the sitter stage is if I’ve photographed your child at the newborn stage, we can place them in the same prop to show the growth.  It’s something unbelievable and just amazing to see.  You have use of all my props which I can also bring on location if the session is done in home or in studio.  There is no extra cost for on location sessions.

One Year:

Your child’s one year session tends to typically be the “Cake Smash” session.  This is a fun and messy way to celebrate the first year!
You can select from a milestone-mini session.  The session is a 30 mins session which focuses on your child only, it’s a one set up session, use of multiple props and of course the cake.
You may also incorporate the family/siblings, outfit changes and 2 set ups with the Signature or Essential session which can be up to 1 hours.  A prep guide will be sent to you prior to your session on things to bring and help me get those best giggly smiles.  This session is typically done at the studio.  I have baby friendly soap and of course lots of wipes.

What to expect and what about the finished product?

After your session, we schedule another appointment for you to view your photos approx 2-3 weeks after your session.  This appointment can be done at my studio or the comfort of your own home.  All sessions include custom styled photography and the time and talent of my craft.  Digital files and Portraits are purchased at an additional cost.

 

To ensure the highest quality of your products and digital files, each session goes through the same careful post processing.  From the time of your session to when you are holding your finished package it is typically no longer than 4-6 weeks. Special print sizes, specialty items or additional product requests will take longer. Your pictures will be backed up at the studio available to you for up to 3 years and as a free insurance policy, if your products get damaged from an uncontrollable circumstance (floor or fire) I will reproduce those heirlooms for you at no additional cost!

 

Someone once told me that they love how excited I get to watch the babies grow. Direct quote:  “You’re not just a photographer. You are a friend and have a genuine interest in the families”.

From my family to yours, WELCOME!