Kerry | Whitby Maternity Photography

I was so excited to capture these maternity photos for Kerry and her family. Maternity photos are one of my favourite to capture! It’s such a special time, and not one that typically happens too often in each of our lives, so it’s great to document his time and show how beautiful it is!

I first met Kerry during the holiday season last year. She brought her first son, Declan, into the studio for some holiday photos. He was just a little guy then, around 7 months or so if I remember correctly, so it was a lot of fun seeing him almost a year later, and seeing how much he has grown and what a fun little guy he has become! Kerry also brought this gorgeous custom made maternity gown, which photographed beautifully! She also brought a casual outfit, for some more laid back photos with her family as well. We met at Heber Downs, in Whitby, which gave us a great variety of places to shoot. Definitely one of my favourite spots!

Here are just a few of my favourites from the session!

expecting mother wearing pink maternity dress expecting mother wearing pink maternity dress looking at camera expecting mother and husband expecting mother wearing pink maternity dress blowing in the wind expecting mother holding toddler expecting mother in the forest expecting mother and family walking in the woods family maternity photo family maternity photo expecting mother holding toddler son expecting mother laughing expecting mother and husband

Elle Marie Photography specializes in newborn, family and lifestyle photography. If you are interested in booking a session please contact me! My studio is located in Whitby, ON and I photograph families all of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Ajax, Pickering, Markham, Toronto, and Mississauga. I book a limited number of newborns each month so please get in touch and we can discuss your session!

60th Surprise Birthday Party | Oshawa Event Photographer

Last week I received an email from a very sweet woman named Meaghan, asking me if I was by chance available to photographer a surprise 60th birthday party for her mother that coming weekend. My weekends in the fall are usually pretty fully booked between fall weddings, families getting photographs done in the fall foliage, and then straight into Christmas sessions, but as luck would have it, this particular Saturday was one of the few free ones I had left! I was very excited to be a part of this surprise for her mom! It’s not every year we turn 60 and celebrate our birthday like this, so I was honoured to be a part of such a fun and exciting surprise!

It was such a fun evening, the surprise went off without a hitch, and mom was floored when she walked through that door to find a house full of the people she loves! There was lots of hugs, lots of laughter, and lots of fun! Here is just a peek at some of the photos from the evening!

60th birthday cake

60th birthday balloons

baby and great grandmother

mother looking out window in anticipation of surprise guest of honour arriving

family waits to surprise mom surprise party reaction mom hugs daughter

wife kisses husband grandma gets her 60th birthday tiara    mother and daughter birthday girl enjoys a glass of wine with a guest party in the kitchen grandpa makes faces at baby laughing baby playing in the mirror late guests watch the surprise on video all of the guests family with the birthday girl birthday girl and sister  husband and wife

laughing birthday girl  calling brother from out of provincepopping bottles at 60!

Elle Marie Photography specializes in newborn, family and lifestyle photography. If you are interested in booking a session please contact me! My studio is located in Whitby, ON and I photograph families all of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Ajax, Pickering, Markham, Toronto, and Mississauga. I book a limited number of newborns each month so please get in touch and we can discuss your session!

Baby Olivia | Whitby Baby Photographer

Robert is an old friend of mine, we worked together for a few years nearly a decade ago (OMG), we became fast friends, spending lots of lunch hours together, snowboarding, climbing the CN tower, we sailed on a boat, truly one of the best friends I’ve made through work. While we don;t see each other as much anymore, some friends you just will always consider a friend. So, I was thrilled when Robert emailed me just over a month ago to let me know him and his wife, Barbara, who is one of the sweetest women I’ve ever met, would be visiting Ontario, from their new home in BC, with their new baby girl, Olivia, and wanted to stop by for some photos!

They came into my Whitby studio one morning, and we did a series of family photos, as well as baby Olivia alone on the bed that I often set up in the studio. Olivia was just shy of 3 months old, and her expressions were just adorable! The results are beautiful, but with hair like Olivia’s, I knew these photos would be delightful!

Big thank you to Robert and Barbara for bringing Olivia in and taking time out of their family vacation to have photos done!

3 month old baby and family

Elle Marie Photography specializes in newborn, family and lifestyle photography. If you are interested in booking a session please contact me! My studio is located in Whitby, ON and I photograph families all of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Ajax, Pickering, Markham, Toronto, and Mississauga. I book a limited number of newborns each month so please get in touch and we can discuss your session!

The Rohrer / Silver Family | Whitby Family Photography

I love extended family photography sessions! I think it’s so important to capture those moments that include grandma and grandpa. Those moments that are often forgotten or we simply don’t take the time to capture. We owe it to our kids to capture these moments for them! The Rohrer family had originally contacted me for a family photography session with just the 4 of them, and as luck (and our questionable summer) would have it, we had to reschedule due to rain. It worked out beautifully though because in the time before the reschedule, they decided to ask if both sets of grandparents could come along. Of course!

We got up bright and early one Sunday morning in July, before the sun was high and making us all sweat, and headed to Cullen Gardens, in Whitby, to capture their family. We did a mix of posed formal portraits, and lots of fun and active photos with the two young boys. Jumping, running, spinning, and literally running circles around mom and dad, these boys were game for anything I asked! It was a blast! Here are just a few of my favourites from the session!

Extended family photo Grandparents and grandsons grandsons and grandparents boys giving daisies to mom two sons running in circles around their parents two sons running under a blanket their parents are holding black and white image of extended family couple in loose embrace 2 boys playing ring around the rosey at cullen gardens two boys running ahead of their family

Elle Marie Photography specializes in newborn, family and lifestyle photography. If you are interested in booking a session please contact me! My studio is located in Whitby, ON and I photograph families all of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Ajax, Pickering, Markham, Toronto, and Mississauga. I book a limited number of newborns each month so please get in touch and we can discuss your session!

The Divinec Family | Oshawa Family Photography

The Divinec family came to see me last year in my Whitby studio, when Chloe was just a tiny newborn. It’s been about 9 months since then and as babies do, she has changed so much in such a short time! They decided it was time for some updated family photos! We chose a little park in Oshawa, off the beaten path, and a beautiful summer’s day made for gorgeous photos!

I love it so much when my newborn clients come back to me for some family photos. It’s such a joy to see the babies grow, and it’s always nice to see mom and dad and chat a bit about how they are doing now that they are old pros at this new parents thing!

 

Family of 3 with dog

dad kissing baby daughter

mommy and baby girl

mommy kisses baby girl

family sitting on grass with dog

baby girl crawling

family on bright blanket

baby girl with dog

Elle Marie Photography specializes in newborn, family and lifestyle photography. If you are interested in booking a session please contact me! My studio is located in Whitby, ON and I photograph families all of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Ajax, Pickering, Markham, Toronto, and Mississauga. I book a limited number of newborns each month so please get in touch and we can discuss your session!

BABY LUKAS | WHITBY NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

Sweet little newborn baby Lukas was only 8 days old when he came in earlier this month to have his photos taken in my Whitby studio. He slept for nearly his entire session, and curled up to reveal the cutest little back rolls! Mom and Dad, and big brother Jackson also joined him for some portraits. It’s very clear how much Jackson loves his new little brother and loves giving kisses! Siblings are so sweet to capture at this age.

There were so many great shots from this session it was very hard for me, and for mom to narrow it down, but here are a few of my personal favourites from the session!

 

family with newborn boy mom with newborn baby boy Dad and newborn baby boy toddler kissing newborn brother newborn baby wrapped in grey newborn baby feet newborn baby hands newborn baby boy holding his foot newborn baby boy all squished up on grey newborn baby back rolls newborn baby close up newborn baby laying on side in black and white newborn baby on white smiling newborn baby wrapped on birch and wood

Elle Marie Photography specializes in newborn, family and lifestyle photography. If you are interested in booking a session please contact me! My studio is located in Whitby, ON and I photograph families all of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Ajax, Pickering, Markham, Toronto, and Mississauga. I book a limited number of newborns each month so please get in touch and we can discuss your session!

Brooke’s Baby Milestone Session | Whitby Photographer

Somehow I missed blogging this session! And it’s one of my favourite studio sessions from recent months! I had welcomed little Brooke and her family to my Tree Farm Christmas Sessions back in November, so I was thrilled when her mom contacted me to do some portraits of Brooke to document her 6 month milestone. Brooke was sitting up proud and full of expression, it was a lot of fun capturing these moments!

We chose some simple set ups and Brooke’s mom brought a couple of outfits, but we kept it simple to keep the focus on Brooke. Here are just a few of the shots we captured that day!

The Milestone Photos:

6 month baby sitting

6 month old baby sitting up and smiling at camera

6 month baby laying on belly

Baby in vintage wash basin

Close up of 6 month old baby

6 month old baby sitting up

6 month old looking at camera

6 month sitting on fur looking at camera

Elle Marie Photography specializes in newborn, family and lifestyle photography. If you are interested in booking a session please contact me! My studio is located in Whitby, ON and I photograph families all of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Ajax, Pickering, Markham, Toronto, and Mississauga. I book a limited number of newborns each month so please get in touch and we can discuss your session!

Mavic | Baby Milestone Session | Whitby Newborn Photographer

This little baby is quickly growing and changing into the most handsome little man! It felt like just weeks ago Mavic was in my studio for his newborn session, but months had flown by and mom contacted me wanting to capture this age, these moments, all of the little baby details she saw changing before her eyes! Mavic recently turned 8 months, he was now sitting up all on his own, and making moves to start crawling, you know, the baby plank? Yeah, crawling is coming momma!
So back to the studio they came, and we spent the session capturing this handsome little man, and all of his features, from the curls in his hair, to the tips of his toes, and everything in between! We used a simple, natural light set up on white, and the results are gorgeous! The time goes by so fast and it was important to this mom not to forget all of the little features that make our babies so unique. Here are a few of the adorable images we captured from the session!

7 month baby baby hair baby ear close up baby eye and long lashes baby smile baby toes and fingers back of baby head

Elle Marie Photography specializes in newborn, family and lifestyle photography. If you are interested in booking a session please contact me! My studio is located in Whitby, ON and I photograph families all of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Ajax, Pickering, Markham, Toronto, and Mississauga. I book a limited number of newborns each month so please get in touch and we can discuss your session!

Introducing Mommy & Me Sessions | Whitby Portrait Photography

I so excited to introduce these special sessions just in time for Mother’s Day! If you are like me, you have 1 million and 1 photos of your kids, and perhaps nearly as many of them with their dad, but what’s missing is you. Sure, you might have a handful of awkward selfies, and a few snaps dad has thought to take, but us moms are often missing from the photos we use to document our lives. The days, turn into months and the months into years and it’s so important to not let this time slip away. This is your chance to get in the photo! Celebrate motherhood, celebrate your children, celebrate the bond between mother and children.

I am offering special Mommy & Me sessions in my studio on Whitby, ON, now through the end of May. Packages start at just $150. Dates are limited so please contact me at lyndsey@ellemariephotography.com for full details today.

celebrate motherhood with a special portrait session for mom and her children.

Baby Jordyn | Whitby Newborn Photography

Newborn Jordyn was just 11 days old when she came to my Whitby studio for her photoshoot. She brought her mom, dad, and big brother James along with her. James was clearly a proud big brother and was eager to have his photo take with his little sister! I had a lot of fun photographing this session, despite working with a knee injury from just the week prior! Both mom and dad were very laid back and it was a pleasure getting to know them during the photo session!

Jordyn was a little unsure if she enjoyed being wrapped or being set free more, but at the end of the day we got lots of gorgeous shots of this adorable little girl!

newborn with mom

newborn with family

mom and dad and newborn baby

newborn girl in daddy's arms

newborn baby girl with sibling boy

newborn black and white

newborn girl in pink wrap

newborn close up

newborn feet

newborn wrapped

newborn baby wearing bonnet with teddy bear

 

Elle Marie Photography specializes in newborn, family and lifestyle photography. If you are interested in booking a session please contact me! My studio is located in Whitby, ON and I photograph families all of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Ajax, Pickering, Markham, Toronto, and Mississauga. I book a limited number of newborns each month so please get in touch and we can discuss your session!