Your Session

Newborn Photography

This time in your baby’s life goes fast

As your newborn photographer my goal is to capture this time in your life when your little one is brand new and all of the details change so quickly. It goes by in a blur and I promise, you will never regret capturing the way your new baby looks in their first few days.

What to Expect

Choosing your newborn photographer can be a daunting task. There are so many out there, how do you choose? When you choose Elle Marie Photography to photograph your new baby, you aren’t just getting a few pics, you are investing in a full service experience. I’ve spent 12 years perfecting my craft, learning the art of photography, but more importantly, all aspects of newborn safety as it pertains to posing and photographing your baby. I am a proud, accredited member of APNPI, an association dedicated to safety and excellence in newborn photography.

Our sessions together can take up to 3 hours, as we take as much time as needed to soothe, feed, change and meet baby’s needs throughout. Siblings and parents are included in the full newborn session at no additional cost. In fact, I almost always insist parents get at least 1 photo with their new baby, so come prepared! You don’t need to bring anything with you to your session except yourselves, and essentials for baby. My studio is fully stocked with everything we need for the shoot!

Finally, about 2 weeks after your session, you will come back to the studio to view your images and make selections about what you want to purchase! This is always a lot of fun, and I warn you now, you may need a tissue! This is the time you will get to see your images, as well as samples of the products I offer.

1. Consultation

Every client completes a questionnaire to get the planning started for our session together. I am happy to discuss details with you via phone, email, or have you in to the studio!

2. Your Session

We begin with family and sibling photos, and then I work with your baby. Lasting up to 3 hours, newborn sessions take place in my Whitby studio, but for the most part, parents can just sit back and relax!

1. Reveal & Ordering

About 2 weeks after your session you will come back to the studio to view your gorgeous images and see samples of the products I offer and make selections about what you want to purchase.

Where your session takes place

The photography studio is located in downtown Whitby , ON. Situated just steps from “the four corners” the studio is among some of Whitby’s best local eats and places to shop. The studio has been designed with the comfort of new parents in mind, while providing an optimal photography studio setting to help ensure we capture those adorable newborn poses we are looking for.

During your session, I invite you to kick back on the love seat or grab a chair, and enjoy a coffee while you relax. Browse through my studio samples, read a book, or do a puzzle with big brother or sister.

The studio is fully equipped with a variety of carefully selected fabrics, textures and select props, to enhance your photography experience. I choose props and materials consistent with my clean and timeless style, to ensure photos that will stand the test of time, and create feelings based on emotion.

When you come back after your session for your reveal, you’ll have the pleasure of viewing your gallery on my reveal wall. 

whitby photography studio
whitby photography studio seating area
whitby photography studio's image reveal wall
whitby photography studio display of samples

Your Finished Pieces

While I do offer digital image packages, I strongly believe in the importance of printing images in today’s digital age. I specialize in creating family heirloom albums and to ready to hang artwork to preserve your family’s memories.


Newborn Photography Sessions all include:

  • your in studio session, which lasts around 2-3 hours
  • poses including parents, siblings, and a variety of baby alone
  • use of all fabrics, wraps and props in the studio, you don’t have to bring anything
  • a post-session reveal and ordering appointment. This is when you will view your images and make selections about what you want to purchase and in what format. I offer a variety of prints, wall art and heirloom albums, as well as digital images.

Typical investment starts at $625

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