Baby Nicole | Whitby Newborn Photographer

Newborn Nicole was just the sweetest! She slept, she snuggled, she curled up, and she was just adorable with the little curls in her hair and her chubby little cheeks. Nicole is Ola and Andrew’s second child, a baby sister for big brother. They were in town for only a short period of time when they contacted me, so I brought them into the studio as soon as possible, and we took Nicole’s photos at 9 days old, and just a couple weeks later they were back off to their home overseas. I’m sure Nicole took all that travel like a champ! It was such a pleasure meeting this family!

I also got an amazing float mount cluster printed from this session for my studio. You can see a snap of what that looks like at the end of this post!

 

baby with parents in black and white proud dad holds newborn in arms happy mom holds newborn daughter newborn baby girl on wood bed newborn baby girl in green wrap newborn baby girl in dads hands newborn baby girl wrapped in cream newborn baby girl wrapped in cream with matching headband newborn baby girl on cream newborn baby girl wearing cream romper and bonnet

And here is the float mount cluster I had printed for my studio wall from this session (snapped with my cell phone):

float mount wall cluster

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 Mason | Whitby Newborn Photographer

I first introduced you to Christine and Raj a few months ago when I did their maternity photos. We had a fantastic in-home maternity session together, creating some of my favourite timeless maternity images. Fast forward a couple of months, and baby Mason was welcomed into the world 2 weeks past his due date, in May. (Yes, I’m a little late sharing his photos). This little man stole my heart from the minute he was carried into my studio, with his chubby cheeks, and the way he would look at me like he was looking right into my eyes, which is not super common in a newborn. We captured a great mix of sleep and awake photos, he was pretty content either way! Also not always so common for a newborn!

Here are a few of my favourites from baby Mason’s newborn shoot.

baby boy wrapped in grey

baby boy in brown romper

baby feet

baby boy wrapped in navy in a white crate

boy baby with open eyes

newborn wrapped in beige

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!

Your belonging, your history: Why it’s important to print your images | Whitby Family Photographer

Last week we celebrated my son’s 4th birthday. As you could imagine, in those four years I’ve snapped an uncountable number of photos of him. Sometimes these photos are capturing a quick moment on my phone, sometimes I haul out the “big camera”, and sometimes I even bring him into the studio to capture him and his personality at any particular moment in time.

4 year old boy

As you could also imagine, I have photos of my son, and our family, all over the house. In fact, sometimes I wonder if it’s a little too shrine-like and I should be looking into other forms of art, but I’ve been assured I’m not there yet! Printing photos is so important to me. These photos hang on our walls, and fill up albums. They remind me of the day he was born, the moment we became a family of 3, the way he fell asleep that one time in his jolly jumper, the way the dog would lay like a guard in front of his crib, how he laughed until he drooled at his second birthday party, how he looked after his first (and so far only) haircut, the list goes on and on.

The funny thing is, I thought I was printing our photos for myself, but now I know it is for him. There’s barely a day that goes by that he doesn’t refer to the pictures on the walls, or want to look through one of his albums, as we sit and I tell him the story that goes along with the photo staring back at us. His favourite photos are the ones of himself of course, but he asks about mommy and daddy, talks about “when he was a baby”, points out how happy our dog looks, and remembers our cat who has since passed. This is his family he proudly declares! These photos that are hung on our walls, and displayed on our shelves give him a sense of belonging, and love, deep rooted in family. He knows just how important he is to us, and as a part of this family.

Family of 3 with dog

Family Photo credit: Ashley Eve Photography

Sometimes the days are long, but this time goes quickly. Don’t hide away these photos, don’t risk the chance of loosing them forever on a cd (which is now obsolete) or when your computer crashes. Create meaningful, and beautiful art and albums. One day your little one won’t be so little anymore. One day they may have a family of their own. Make sure your history has been documented in a way that can be shared with generations to come.

playing in puddles

Now is the time, let’s get some pictures on your wall or create a cherished family album.

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2017 Year in Review | Whitby Newborn & Family Photographer

I can’t believe we are down to just over 24 hours left to go in 2017. This year has flown by, but you know what they say, time flies when you’re having fun! 2017 has been a huge year of growth for me in my photography career. It started off with some excellent mentoring, that helped me refine my business processes and ultimately provide a higher level of service to my clients and for that I am so thankful!

Here are some of the highlights from the year for me:

  1. I earned my Qualified Newborn Photographer Certification through APNPI, as well as my Newborn Safety Education Course badge.
  2. Had 2 images place as Finalists in the Annual Shoot and Share contest.
  3. Nominated for the Durham Region, Oshawa/Whitby Reader’s Choice Best Photography Studio.
  4. Several images appeared in Social Media and website for brands such as Playtex Baby and Driscoll’s.
  5. Photographed over 65 families, and enjoyed meeting each and every one of them!
  6. Witnessed 6 couples tie the knot, while having the honour of capturing those special moments!

And here are some of the images of many of my wonderful clients from 2017. It was an amazing year and I thank all of my clients for choosing me to be your photographer. I look forward to what’s in store for 2018 and I can’t wait to capture all of those special moments for all of you! If you are an instagram person, you can also check out my “top nine” of 2017!

collage of many of the photos taken in 2017

 

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!

2017 Tree Farm Holiday Sessions | Whitby Family Photographer

My 2nd Annual family tree farm photo sessions are my favourite day of the year! I have so much fun photographing so many families, meeting new people and welcoming back returning clients and friends from Whitby, and all over the Greater Toronto Area! I am also so lucky to have such an amazing friend who lets me use his vintage truck out at the tree farm, which makes for some amazing photos! Kids love it, parents love it, and I love it!!

This year’s tree farm sessions were a little colder than last year, but everyone was having so much fun we hardly noticed, right?? We didn’t get snow, but we did get a great day to cozy up with your family! This year I was also thrilled when we showed up to the farm and they had this awesome wood pile that we were able to use as a third setting for some photos. It was beautiful!

My only regret each year is that I can only do these sessions for 1 day, and they sell out in early September. My heart breaks every year when I have so many people asking to get in and book one of these sessions, but I just can’t fit any more in. SO….next year, I’m going to see what I can do about that! Fingers crossed, I’m hoping to open up at least 2 days for 2018. Watch for booking info to come out in August!

Here are just a few (there’s way to many great ones to show them all!) of my favourite photos from my family Tree Farm Sessions!

 

Collage of tree farm session photos Collage of tree farm session photos

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 Kaak Family | Whitby Family Photographer

This session holds a special place in my heart because it features some of my own family: my sister, brother-in-law, and my adorable little niece. We shot this session “back home” in Dorchester, Ontario over thanksgiving weekend. We went to a little spot not far from our mom’s house, but I really had no idea what to expect of the location until we arrived. Well, I couldn’t have asked for a better location, nor better weather, and the perfect golden hour, which complimented my niece’s fiery red hair so perfectly!!

I was so happy to be able to capture these special moments for my sister and her family, and I can’t wait to show off the amazing framed wall art we have planned and are putting together! It would have been a shame to take these photos and them leave them sitting on a usb somewhere, there was absolutely no way I could allow for that! So stay tuned to see the finished product!

In the meantime, enjoy these beautiful photos!

 

little girl holding moms hand

little girl leaning on mom

Family of 3 - dad holds daughter up over head while mom looks on

Family of 3 - daughter on dads shoulders

Family of 3 sitting on ground

mom snuggles daughter

little girl sitting on ground on red blanket

little girl doing airplane with her arms

little girl running towards camera

little girl kisses daddy

close up of little girl with daddy

parents swing little girl walking along a path

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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