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!

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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!

Amanda & Lou’s Maternity Session | Whitby Maternity Photographer

Amanda and Lou were expecting their first child at the end of July, so Amanda contacted me to have some gorgeous maternity photos done. Amanda had a clear vision of what she wanted, some beautiful outdoor images in the couple’s backyard wooded area, as well as some more intimate photos if the couple together inside their house. Amanda looked absolutely beautiful in the white lace dress she choose for her outdoor photos, complete with subtle flower crown. When we moved inside, she changed into a soft, lace kimono and she just glowed.

It was a pleasure meeting this expecting couple, and doing these photos with them. Thank you for choosing me to capture this special time in your lives!

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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!

Christine & Raj | Whitby Maternity Photographer

Christine and Raj are expecting their first baby and wanted to have maternity photos taken. In fact, I’m waiting for their call any day now to say babe has arrived! Last month we got together to take their maternity photos. The weather was still questionable in Whitby, and it was very important to Christine to include her 3 little, and adorable, dogs so we decided on an in-home session. I love in home maternity sessions. They are generally laid back, comfortable, and a great way to show the some of the details, like the nursery, while waiting for baby. When I come into your home for a session, I spend a bit of time finding a couple of the best spots in the house to use, that have the best lighting, and we do a mix of posed and more relaxed interactions, with less posing. It’s a great option, especially for expecting mommas!

expecting couple on bed in their home steal a kiss

expecting couple on bed petting dogs

expecting mom and dogs in nursery

maternity photo of woman with her dogs

pregnant mother on bed with dogs

pregnant couple pose in nursery in whitby home

pregnant couple on bed with dogs

couple talking about arrival of new baby

hands on pregnant belly

pregnant woman with husband hugging from behind

pregnant woman in white dress

pregnant woman in white dress

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!

 

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!

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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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