2016 Reflection | Newmarket York Region Photographer

Another year has come and gone. Pretty incredible all the things happened in 2016, personal and business.

The best thing of 2016 is we welcomed our 2nd baby boy Dylan. Born January 29 at alb 14oz. Yep… almost 10lbs! C-section… no way was I gonna try doing it natural. Can’t believe he’s already almost 1. So now i’m in planning stage of his birthday party and his 1 year photo shoot!

Next best: We moved into our new house. We live in Aurora now and just love the area and our house.

Business best: I reno’d my Thornhill Studio. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while. I knocked down a wall, making it twice as big. It’s so lovely and such a warm comfortable environment.

Most importantly, I was able to be part of so many memories and milestones. It’s been a humbling year. 107 sessions and 50 mini sessions. Just incredible and amazing feeling when people trust me with such precious moments.

Thank you all and hope you have an amazing 2017! Happy New Year

Twins! | Newmarket Newborn Photography

Baby Everly and Munroe were my first session of 2016! And what an amazing session to start a New Year! Twins are something very special, they say that miracles come in pairs! these lovely ladies are in fact that.  It’s double the giggles and double the grins, and double the trouble if you’re blessed with twins.  🙂
Here’s to an amazing 2016, very excited about this year.

Behind the scenes with Baby Scarlett | Newmarket York Region Photographer

I am super excited to present my first and definitely not last behind the scenes video.  This video is of a newborn session with Baby Scarlett who is 8 days old.  The video was filmed at my Vaughan Studio by my good friend and co-worker Martin from http://www.mgxproductions.com.

I wanted to showcase some things on how my newborn sessions are.  Every baby is different, babies between day 6-12 are the sleepiest and most squishy so I find that is the best time to photograph your baby.  Babies who are older than 12 days can definitely still be photographed as a newborn, I just tailor the session to ensure they are the most comfortable and safest.

Your session can run anywhere from 1-4 hours.  I work on baby’s schedule.  I have a preparation guide I send out to my families to help the session go as smooth as possible. Being on baby’s schedule, when it’s time to eat we stop and break for a feed, if it’s time to go to the washroom, we do the same.  I always change the blankets if they’ve been soiled and wash everything using gentle detergent after each session, regardless if it’s been soiled on or not.  My studio is kept a very warm temperature of approx 28 degrees so when baby is naked, he/she is very comfortable.

A lot of people say that baby needs to be sleeping during the session, this is not 100% true.  A sleeping baby is preferred for many poses, specifically for safety purposes.  However an awake baby, as long as they’re not crying is beautiful.

I am so humbled and honoured to be able to capture the beginnings of these little precious beings.  So fragile, so beautiful… just an amazing gift.  It’s such a wonderful feeling to know that in 100 years, these photographs will be treasured.  I’ve been asked to be part of families heirlooms and grow with them.  Best feeling in the world!

Baby Bella | Thornhill Newborn Photographer

Ahhh Isabella.  Sweet, calm, beautiful and perfect.  This amazing little one melted my heart from the moment I photographed her in her mamma’s tummy and now meeting her, she is exactly how we thought she’d be.  Sleepy and calm.  Her parents had a lot of ideas for their session, lego, flannel, bling and an angel.  I think when we look back at Bella’s session, we will see what kind of girl she will grow up to be. Playful, warm heart, sparkling beauty and full of love; with the best hair every! Did I mention that both her parents are amazing hair dressers 😉
Enjoy her and enjoy the photos.

Cake Smash | Thornhill Child Photographer

My oh my, look who’s turned ONE!
James did and he’s ready for some fun! 😀

Ok my rhymes aren’t great but this little guys session was!  James seriously rocked his photoshoot.  He was all smiles, loved the camera as you can tell and with those big baby blues, can melt anyones heart.  Which is good with such cold weather we need some warmth in our hearts with this gorgeous boy!

Reaching one is such a huge milestone for our little ones.  First time (usually) eating cake, some just start to learn how to walk, some have their first words.  Lots of firsts and it’s such a privilege to be part of it and watch my little clients develop.  James made his first debut with me when he was just about 4 months, so it’s truly a blessing to see the babes grow so amazingly.

This session was one of my milestone-mini sessions.  Lasted about 35 mins with a TON of amazing and beautiful images.  Can’t wait to see the wall display the family will choose for their.  If anything like their first, it’s going to be a wowser.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMES… Here’s to your 1st birthday and to 120 more! XO

{cake by: Cakes by Tanya – www.cakesbytanya.ca}