I love, love, LOVE babies! The sleepy newborn stage, the smiley sitter stage, the cuddly crawler stage - there's breathtaking beauty in all the fleeting stages of infancy, and I love to capture every bit of it. Infant portrait sessions can take place in the studio year-round, and/or outdoors May through October.
I've been called a baby whisperer since I was a young child - not only have I adored babies since literal toddlerhood, but they were naturally drawn to me, too. I dreamed of becoming Anne Geddes one day - can you tell I was a 90's kid? Since becoming a mom myself, my natural "calming sleepy baby" skills have only become even more refined; I've learned through the years it's all about the warm energy, and keeping parents relaxed and comfortable just as much as my babies! For this reason, expect to be pampered while in my studio for your infant's portrait session: I make sure to provide snacks and beverages, a spa-like atmosphere, and even the space to have a nap should you choose. (I've been there - I remember just how exhausting those first few months of parenthood can be!)
I always prioritize safety when working with infants: I’ve taken multiple special newborn safety education courses, possess my Standard First Aid and CPR certification, and ensure I’m up-to-date with my personal vaccines to help prevent unnecessary risk to my littlest clients.
The best time to book a newborn session is actually while pregnant! I take limited sessions each month, and I book well in advance to allow time to thoroughly plan each session and get to know my clients. As the ideal window to capture newborn portraits is within their first 7-21 days of life, I recommend reaching out months before your due date when possible (especially if it falls during my busy spring and autumn months) to reserve your spot on my calendar. This also allows us the option of adding a maternity session, should you wish to capture the beauty of your motherhood journey, as well!
Older babies are perhaps my favourite; they are more alert than newborns with sparkling eyes, they're chubbier with adorable rolls, so smiley and giggly; that true "Anne Geddes baby" through and through! I truly believe the 3-9 months age range is the most criminally under-documented stage of childhood, and I'm making it my mission to correct this failure in the photography industry! Luckily, we don't need to plan as far ahead for older baby portrait sessions as we do for newborn photos, as we aren't limited to a strict 1-2 week time frame.
All infant outfits and props are included with my Session Fee. Sessions are baby-led, which means they may take hours as we go at your baby's pace and prioritize their comfort, breaking to change nappies and to feed as needed. We can even plan naptime into the session, to capture some beautiful sleeping baby portraits. Patience is truly key, so you'll always have my full attention for the day!
Approximately a week following your session, I will bring a presentation of your unedited proofs to the comfort of your own home, so you can select your favourite portraits for me to edit, and order luxury print products such as custom wall art, heirloom albums, fine art prints, and gifts. Please note all portraits and products are purchased in addition to the Session Fee noted below; the price of each product includes its corresponding JPEG digital file(s) at a resolution size of 3600px, or printable up to 12".
SESSION FEE: 290
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VIP MEMBERSHIP: 350
Pick up to three sessions for your family, all to occur within twelve months:
*Option to include complimentary makeup services for one person.