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Newborn Baby Oliver | Durham Region Newborn Photographer

Newborn baby Oliver came to me at just 13 days old. We spent a great 3 hour session together, working through Oliver’s needs for food, cuddles, and snuggles, to capture these adorable images from his first few days of life. I really love simple and timeless colours, so I was very happy when mom chose cream as the main colour to use in the session. I mixed in some grey, navy and woods, and it all came together handsomely! Here are a few of my favourites from baby Oliver’s session!

newborn baby boy sidelaying on grey pillow and backdropnewborn baby boy wearing sleepy cap baby boy close up of face newborn baby boy laying on tummy showing side profile of face newborn baby boy laying on back with legs curled up newborn baby boy wrapped in cream newborn baby boy close up of feetclose up of newborn hands baby boy in navy looking at camera mom and dad with newborn boydad holding newborn baby noy mom snuggling newborn baby boy

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 Armstrong Family | Whitby Family Photographer

As the summer days turn to fall, the days start to get a bit shorter and the gorgeous fall sunset casts beautiful golden light over our town. When we get these perfect golden hour evenings, it makes from some gorgeous family photos! This evening in September was no exception! Little man Mavic is no stranger to my camera, this was our 6th session together, and a great way to capture him as he turns the big 2!

When planning this session, we decided to keep it simple and take Mavic down to the water and let him throw rocks, climb on a log, and just play with his family. The perfect plan for a busy, outdoorsy 2 year old, and it made for some adorable photos!

photo collage of 2 year old with parents at the beach photo collage of 2 year old with parents at the beach

Mom and dad decided to preserve this time in their lives by creating a gorgeous heirloom quality album and a 7 photo, float mount wall collage. Here is a snap shot of the float mount wall cluster, still wrapped in plastic, before I delivered it to the family!

float mount cluster for wall hanging

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!

Newborn | Whitby Newborn Photographer

I am so behind on my blogging, this newborn session is from September! But it’s never too late to share such beautiful images! Mom had contacted me in August to book for September, which is always a good idea to do. Twelve days after she entered the world, this precious little babe came into the studio with mom, dad and big sister. She was so sweet and loved her paci soooo much haha! We got these adorable, timeless images for this family to cherish forever. Together we created a beautiful album for them to keep these memories close for years to come, and show to all of their friends and family. Here are just a few of the images that made this little ones album complete!

newborn baby girl laying on her side newborn baby girl with her family newborn baby and sister snuggling dad holding newborn daughter in arms and kissing her newborn baby girl in moms arms while snuggling her newborn baby girl in white lace bonnet black and white of newborn foot black and white of newborn hands newborn baby close up of head newborn baby girl curled up on pink backdrop close up of baby girl's face with cream headband on pink backdrop

After someone completes a full session with me and their images and products have been delivered, I send out a post-session questionnaire to get some feedback on our session together. One of the questions I ask is If you were recommending me to your best friend, what would you say?” Mom’s answer was so kind, it made me smile, “I would show her the album and she would be sold!” Albums are my most favourite product to create with a client so I especially loved this answer!

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 Brynn | Whitby Newborn Photographer

You might remember this beautiful family from a blog post I did back in August, when they were expecting little newborn Brynn, very soon. If not, check out their maternity photos on this blog post. Their baby girl made her appearance in August, and she came in to my studio at just 10 days new for her photo session. Big brother, Jack, was so proud of his new baby sister and loved giving her some snuggles for the camera! We used lots of pinks, greys and complimentary colours for this session to go with baby Brynn’s nursery. Her heirloom album even matches the nursery! Along with her album, mom selected a float mount cluster, a framed family photo in one of my wood signature frames, and some custom birth announcements to send out to all of her friends and family! She definitely picked all of my favourite products!!

Preschool brother holding newborn sister

newborn baby girl wrapped in flower fabric in a crate

close up of baby hands

close up of baby lips

newborn baby girl wrapped in pink

newborn baby girl side profile

newborn baby girl with pout lips

newborn baby girl laying on her side with grey bow on her head

dad holds newborn baby girl in his arms

mom holds newborn baby girl in her arms with eyes closed

newborn baby girl with her family

 

Here are some of the products this family took home. I really need to start taking better product photos, but for now, here are some cell phone shots. I promise they look a million times better in person!

collage showing birth announcements, framed print, and float mount collage

 

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 Uncommon Creative Image Competition | Whitby newborn and family photographer

I recently had the privilege of attending the Uncommon Creative Collective, a 3 day conference geared towards family and newborn photographers. The conference hosted some of the most incredible speakers, most talented photographers, and brilliant business minds known to the Canadian photography world. It was an incredible experience for me to attend and learn from some of these talented people, as well as meet so many peers from across Canada.

One of the highlights for me, that I specifically wanted to write about was the Image Competition, sponsored by GTA Imaging. I was honoured to have 2 of my images place in 2 categories! The image on the left placed third in the category titled “laugh” and the image on the right placed first in the category titled “love”.

me holding my placing images

 

 

Katie’s Maternity Session | Whitby Maternity Photographer

Katie reached out to me about a month before her due date, inquiring about maternity and newborn photos. Katie is the Owner and Artistic Director at Katie’s Dance Connection in Oshawa, so she is one busy lady! I was thrilled to be able to get her in for her maternity photos around week 37, and prebook her in for newborn photos in August. Katie, her husband John, and their 3 year old son Jack, joined me at Heber Down in Whitby on a beautiful evening in July to spend some time together and capture this time in their lives before they welcome their little girl into the world.

Little Jack was excited to give some loving to his mom and hug his baby sister in her belly. He’s going to be such a  great big brother, I can tell! I can’t wait to have this whole family back into my studio next week for baby girl’s newborn photos!

young boy hugs mom's pregnant belly pregnant mom walks on the waterbank expecting mom holding her belly in a meadow young boy kisses mom's pregnant belly while dad looks on family of 3 share a moment together while waiting for their new baby expecting family of 3 pose in a meadow pregnant mom hugs toddler son pregnant mom kisses toddler son pregnant mom hugs toddler son pregnant mom looking at belly in meadow

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!

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