Natural | Ottawa Newborn Photographer

This sweet little one’s parents are drawn to natural and earthy colours and items. Their home decor reflects a rustic feel. When filling out the questionnaire, they requested natural props and earthy tones. I immediately thought of greenery and a branch nest with the wee little one wrapped up in the middle.

I love asking parents questions about how their sessions went or for a little info into their family life:

  1. Did you feel like your session captured your style?

    Yes, it had a very earthy natural feel to the photographs.

  2. Do you have a favourite image? Which one and why?

    Favourite image....I would say between these two (fourth and sixth image below)

  3. What do you love most about being a parent?

    I love watching M. enjoy experiencing the world. She’s so inquisitive, curious, clever and is always so happy to have new experiences.

When booking a newborn session, your session is fully customized to your taste, suit your nursery, the colours on the walls or to complement the style of your home. I absolutely love how this session turned out.

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 a newborn lies wrapped in a brown layer with cream bonnet on a knitted blanket in a wood branch nest with green leaves in the background
 a newborn baby is wrapped in a brown layer on cream fur with her feet sticking out
 a newborn lies in the chin on hands pose on a blue polka dot blanket with a white bow tie back and knitted wrap layer
 a newborn baby lies on her belly in the bum up pose close up of her little rolls
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Floral Smash | Ottawa Baby Photography

Seriously can not get over this little cutie and her cake smash session! The colours, the cake and her adorable little face!

She was unsure about the cake – a very dainty eater. She used her fingertips to scoop some icing and lick it off. Even though she ate it slowly, she still really enjoyed the tasty cake and she still made a little mess either way! Too cute, check her out below. Don’t let her serious expression fool you, she has a silly side too!

I think it was pretty special how we incorporated the same flowers we used around the bowl for her newborn session as part of the background for her cake smash.  These little touches are what makes your session meaningful and unique Even though cakes are included in the session fee – provided by a local baker, Decadent Desserts, you are more than welcome to bring your own. They brought a gorgeous floral cupcake cake from Cupcakes by Miryame - click to view more of her fabulous cakes!

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 a little girl sits in a twine basket with flowers all around her smiling up at the camera
 top view of a floral icing cake
 a little girl sits beside a floral cake with her hands outstretched touching the icing happy expression on her face
 a little girl sits with her cake for her milestone session icing on her fingers and face flowers in the back
 a top view of a baby girl sitting with her cake for her milestone session icing on her figners and face
 a little girl sits with her floral cake for milestone cake smash session silly expression tongue out

Ottawa Fall Photography Sessions 2018

It’s that time of year again!! The trees start to turn beautiful shades of colours and take our breath away. Apples sprout on trees… mmmm pie. The air is perfect – crisp, cool and comfortable. I absolutely love fall and more so love fall photos!

Here’s the deets on this year’s fall sessions. Two locations – both in the west end. First weekend will be trails, second weekend will be a pond.

 fall photography sessions taking place in Ottawa area with families

Bring on the knitted sweater and fun boots!! Book your session today! 

What is a milestone session?

A milestone session is just that. To celebrate an achievement!! For babies it would be holding their heads up, sitting unassisted and their first birthday! Milestone sessions capture the fleeting moments your baby has for you to look back on. Their expression as they lift their heads with wrinkly foreheads, tiny toes curled together, little chubby hands gripping their feet.

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I provide all the props and accessories for your sweet little one’s session and have many outfit options available to choose from. You are welcome to bring a special outfit from home to mix with mine or just use the studio outfits exclusively.  Usually there are 2-3 outfit changes in the length of the session.

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My cake smash sessions are very simple set ups so the main focus is on your baby. One neutral coloured paper backdrop and some minor accents or props if requested would be used. I love sweet, simple and timeless! The cake is included in your session fee and simple styles and colour to be chosen by you with the baker and any allergies to be mentioned to her. Pick up will be taken care of by you either the night before our session or morning of. We can also do a smash alternative – painting! Or a different food interest – melon, berries, spaghetti, tacos… the list is endless. This session ends with a bubble bath clean up.

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Did you know I offer prints and products through a professional lab calibrated to my computer? For milestone sessions I usually recommend a keepsake album. There are so many special moments captured that it makes it hard to choose which ones to print, so an album to flip though is amazing. I offer two unique options for albums: a lay flat – where the pages lay flat and a hand torn – it gives an extra bit of luxury feel.