Even though I photograph newborns very often, I still don’t consider myself a newborn photographer. I have always been (and probably always will be) a family photographer first. For this session, the focus was on mom and baby. Dad wasn’t able to attend his daughter’s newborn photo shoot at Mint Room Studios but mom and grandma were happy to be in photos.
This is the main reason I embrace lifestyle in my newborn work: because it allows me to approach these sessions exactly as the other ones. When I enter a client’s home or welcome them in my little natural light studio, my goal is not to photograph a baby. I’m there, first and foremost, to photograph a growing family. Every single person in that house, in that room, is as important to me as this tiny new baby.
It opens the doors to a whole new world, one of connections and interactions. I’m capturing the birth of a brand new love!
How old the baby is doesn’t really matter
You know how we all tend to believe that newborns should be photographed under 10 days of life to get perfect results? The truth is that it really doesn’t matter anymore if you are embracing a lifestyle approach. My personal preference is to photograph 1-month-olds, or even 2-month-olds.
The connections are stronger when the baby is awake and able to look at Mom and Dad in the eyes. The parents are more rested and less stressed out when they have had some time to settle at home and adjust to their new life. Mom is usually more comfortable with her body than she was right after birth… I could go on and on. Which also means that you don’t have to wait until birth to schedule the session, you can plan it months in advance, which makes my agenda so much easier to deal with!
We offer newborn photography in our clients homes as well as well as our natural studio in Toronto in The Junction.
If you or your friends are expecting a baby – I’d love to capture their first moments as a new family with a newborn lifestyle photo shoot. I also offer gift certificates which make the perfect gift for baby showers. The best time for newborn photography is between 5-15 days old. You can contact me to set up a consultation and we can discuss all the details to customize your photography experience.
Here are more blog posts in different locations in Toronto both in-studio as well as in clients for in-home sessions showing why you should hire a photographer to capture your beautiful family.
Newborn photo shoot in The Solarium Studio
In-home newborn lifestyle photo shoot
Newborn in-home lifestyle photo shoot
Newborn photo shoot with sibling at Mint Room Studios
Newborn session with older sibling at Preto Loft
HOW TO BOOK
There are a few ways you can book. You can book right online using this tab which leads you to my online booking calendar. However, not all available dates are on that calendar so if you need a different date, send me an email! You can reach me at email@example.com
Anchor Studio Photography specializes providing a full service experience that starts with booking your session and ends with getting beautiful tangible heirloom products being displayed in your home. My style of soft, candid and timeless photos can be seen in all my maternity, newborn, child and family portraits in Greater Toronto Area, including Oakville, Mississauga, North York and Richmond Hill. If you are interested in booking a portrait session for your family, you can click here to book your session. I am now booking sessions for summer 2021, so don’t hesitate to get in touch soon!
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