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!

 

Winter Sessions for babies | Whitby baby photographer

Introducing Winter Sitter Sessions! The time in a babies life, just after they start sitting up on their own, is without a doubt, one of the cutest times in their lives! They are full of personality, sitting, and engaging with us, it’s such a fun milestone! To celebrate and capture this special time in their lives, I’m offering this special package, which includes 5 digital images and your choice from 2 new products I’m offering this year! All at a special limited time price! These sessions are perfect for babies approximately aged 6-11 months!

Contact me at lyndsey@ellemariephotography.com for more info and to see samples of the products offered!

winter sitter sessions flyer

I am really excited about the 2 new products I’m introducing as well. The first product is the circle float mount. Such a unique way to display an image, with the illusion of floating from the wall, this piece will definitely make a statement in your home! The second option is my new signature line of frames. They come in 3 designs, with multiple finish options within each design. These are the perfect, modern way to finish am enlarged print and hang it on your wall!

12" flaot mount circle or new signature frame series.

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 Liam | Whitby Newborn Photographer

I have had the pleasure of photographing Ryan and Darlene’s (large) extended family, engagement photos, wedding day, maternity photos, and most recently, their first born son, Liam. When I see them now, I feel like old friends, even though all of this has happened in under 3 years!

Little Liam entered the world a few days before his EDD, on Dec. 12, and came in for his session just before Christmas at just 9 days old. It was cold outside, but toasty warm in the studio, so Liam slept through most of his session! And of course we had to do one little nod to the holiday season with a little reindeer hat!

Here are just a few of my favourites from Liam’s session!

 

mother, father and newborn baby mother and newborn baby dad holding newborn son newborn on bed prop newborn boy wrapped in blue in bowl newborn boy wrapped in blue newborn boy wrapped in blue newborn boy laying on side, black and white newborn profile of face newborn baby boy with reindeer hat for Christmas closeup of newborn baby newborn profile in black and white newborn baby boy being held by mom and dad's hands, in black and white

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 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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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