MONTREAL LIFESTYLE NEWBORN + MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY

Perfectly imperfect pictures of your first moments home with your newborn baby.

Props are not your thing?
Me neither.

Instead, let’s capture candid, natural photos all about you connecting with your baby,

“You won’t find a more exceptional photographer. She is attentive to details, amazing with babies, and was a blessing to have for our maternity and newborn shoot.

I can’t say enough good things, she’s worth every penny!!!”

Marie-Claire C.

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MONTREAL LIFESTYLE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE WAY I’LL PHOTOGRAPH YOUR BABY

Life with a newborn is hectic.

There’s no routine in your life, and your newborn session will be the same.  Each session will take on their own rhythm, adapting to you and your little one.  There won’t be any expectations of your new little love, and we’ll just follow his or her flow.

Your newborn session takes place in your home, this way you won’t need to worry about travelling with such a young baby or about germs, noise, bad weather etc.  I’ll arrive at your home with only my camera in hand.  No props and no pressure.   The focus will be on your family.

It is going to be simple, happy, beautiful and intimate.

My job is to freeze this moment in time for you, so whatever happens during your session, even if your baby is crying and only wants to be held, it doesn’t matter…this is a little piece of your life and that is what I want to document for you.  You will walk away with beautiful images whether your baby is peacefully asleep or wide awake.

I promise you will love your images, and if you don’t, I will come back until you do.

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QUESTIONS?

Having a baby is pretty overwhelming, choosing your photographer doesn’t need to be.

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY NEWBORN SESSION?

Generally, when photographing newborns, we want the babies as young as possible, preferably under 10 days.  With lifestyle photography, this is a much more lenient rule that we can break when necessary.  However, keep in mind that newborns change really fast and shooting within the first 10 days after their birth will ensure we really capture the newborn essence.  Newborns are also generally very calm and sleepy during these first days.

Since we don’t usually know the exact date that your baby is planning on making their appearance, I just pencil you into my calendar to know around when to expect you.  Once baby is born, you will need to get in touch with me so we can pick out an exact date and time for your session.  *Please don’t wait until after baby is born to book a session, as spots go quickly and I can’t always fit families in last minute.

BUT MY HOUSE IS A MESS??!!!

I know many of you are thinking it!  And, it’s totally ok.  While your house will be in the frame, it is not the focus of the photo.  It doesn’t matter if you live in a one-bedroom apartment that is overflowing with baby stuff or a in a spotless mansion.   You and your family are the focus of your images, not your home.  As long as you have a window and a little place to sit, that’s all we need to make beautiful, intimate photographs.

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing.”
― Phyllis Diller

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

Once you have reserved your session, you will get a link to your own client portal, where you will find everything you need to help you prepare for your session!  For your newborn session, I love to keep everything simple, and for your maternity session, I offer several classic, timeless dresses that you can use, or I will guide you on what to choose from your wardrobe!

I am also available for phone/FaceTime/text/ if you need any help.

when is THE best TIME for a maternity session?

Maternity sessions generally take place anytime after 30 weeks, or once you are showing quite obviously!  Sessions can take place right up to your due date, so if you are close, get in touch right away!

WHERE WILL MY MATERNITY SESSION TAKE PLACE?

Maternity sessions take place at your home, outdoors, or another location.  Home sessions are very relaxed, and I will guide you into some beautiful, natural poses.

Summer outdoor sessions take place in the evening when the light is most beautiful so we can get some dreamy, romantic sunlight.

If you want a more photojournalistic look, we can plan an activity – putting the crib together, preparing the nursery, shopping at the baby store.  There are endless possibilities to what your maternity session can look like!

WHAT DO YOUR MATERNITY DRESSES LOOK LIKE?

Click here to check them out!

I'M READY TO BOOK, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Once you are ready to book, I will forward you the session booking form.  First, you will select the options you want for your session(s) – then you will need to complete the session contract and pay the session fee.  Once that’s done – you are booked!  

*The client portal is a private area where you can keep track of all our emails, contracts, invoices, and where I share info about preparing for your session and the link to your gallery once it’s ready!

WHEN WILL WE SEE OUR PHOTOS?

Your images will be carefully selected and retouched after your session.  You can expect 3 weeks before they’re ready.

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THE NEWBORN SESSION GUIDE

Grab a copy of the Newborn + Maternity Session Guides here to get more in-depth information about what Lifestyle photography is all about, how I work and what you can expect!

Get the Newborn & Maternity Session Guide

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