Baby Boy Bodhi | Toronto Newborn Photographer

Meet sweet Bodhi!  He was welcomed last September into a beautiful home full of wonderful parents and loving fur-siblings (and guitars!).  His parents, Jordan and Janina, were incredibly welcoming and kind, and we had a a great morning, shared some laughs and captured some beautiful moments of their first days with their baby boy.  Janina, and I even discovered that we had attended the nursing program at U of T just a year apart, and likely had crossed paths before without realizing it!  It's was such a pleasure to capture the joy and love that exists within the little family and I am excited to share these beautiful moments with you :)  Enjoy!

 2 week old baby boy in white swaddle with grey stars, lying asleep in white crib with wood trim in nursery - Stouffville In-Home Photos
 2 week old baby boy in white swaddle with grey stars, lying asleep in white crib with wood trim in nursery - Markham In-Home Photos
 new mom with long red hair standing in neutral nursery holding and snugging 2 week old baby boy wrapped in white swaddle, mother kissing son on head - Newmarket Lifestyle Photos
 new mom with long red hair standing in neutral nursery holding and snugging 2 week old baby boy wrapped in white swaddle, mother smiling at son who has hands tucked under his chin - Stouffville Lifestyle Photos
 neutral nursery details, large grey stuffed teddy bear sitting in crib holding letter folk board with baby's details spelled out - York Region Lifestyle Photos
 new parents standing in front of crib in neutral nursery, mother holding 2 week old baby boy wrapped in white swaddle, father with arms around wife, hand on son - Newmarket Lifestyle Photography
 new dad sitting in glider, holding 2 week old sleeping baby boy in white swaddle, father holding and looking at son's tiny hand - Newmarket In-Home Photography
 new dad sitting in glider, holding 2 week old sleeping baby boy in white swaddle - Stouffville In-Home Photography
 new parents sitting on living room couch, mom holding 2 week old baby boy, large brown dog lying with head in dad's lap legs in air, small dog sitting beside mother, looking at camera - Newmarket In-Home Photos
 small shitzu mix dog sitting on couch looking at camera, man scraping his head - Stouffville In-Home Photos
 2 week old baby boy in geometric blue and white swaddle awake lying on bed looking at camera - Markham Lifestyle Photos
 2 week old baby boy in geometric blue and white swaddle awake lying on bed asleep - Barrie Lifestyle Photos
Baby Boy Harrison | Toronto Newborn Photographer

Say hello to the sweetest baby boy, Harrison! What a dream this little guy was to photograph!  I have never had a baby pose his hands so sweetly, and give me so many adorable portraits!  All that hand clasping made me so happy.  New mom and dad, Alison and Tom were so in love with their charming little boy and weren't afraid to give him all the snuggles and kisses he desired :)  I absolutely loved capturing their first days as a family of 3 and am thankful that they trusted me to document it for them.  It's the very best job I tell ya!

 new father sitting in chair holding sleeping 2 week old baby boy in swaddle with dark hair - Newmarket In-Home Photos
 new father sitting in chair holding sleeping 2 week old baby boy in swaddle with dark hair, son holding on to dad's index finger -Stouffville In-Home Photos
 2 week old baby boy with dark hair and olive skin wrapped in swaddle with star on it, sleeping with hand near face - Newmarket Lifestyle Photos
 2 week old baby boy with dark hair and olive skin wrapped in swaddle with star on it, sleeping with hand near face - Stouffville Lifestyle Photos
 2 week old baby boy with dark hair and eyes lying on swaddle in diaper, eyes open, hands up near face -Newmarket Lifestyle Photography
 2 week old baby boy with dark hair and eyes lying on swaddle in diaper, eyes open, hand up near face -Stouffville Lifestyle Photography
 new mother with long dark hair wearing glasses sitting in front of nursery crib holding 2 week old baby boy in her arms, kissing son on forehead - York Region Lifestyle Photography
 new mother with long dark hair wearing glasses sitting on nursery carpet  holding 2 week old baby boy in her lap, son swaddled and sleeping in mom's arms - Newmarket In-Home Photography
 2 week old baby boy in swaddle lying on mom's chest, asleep with mouth open, mother sitting in nursery chair kissing son on top of head - Stouffville In-Home Photos
 2 week old baby boy in swaddle lying on mom's chest, asleep with mouth open, mother sitting in nursery chair with cheek resting against top of son's head , close up of hands - Markham In-Home Photos
 new mother with long dark hair wearing glasses  sitting in blue nursery chair with 2 week old baby boy in swaddle asleep on her chest, mom's cheek resting against top of son's head - York Region In-Home Photos
 new mother with long dark hair wearing glasses  sitting in blue nursery chair with 2 week old baby boy in swaddle asleep on her chest, mom's cheek resting against top of son's head - Newmarket Lifestyle Photos
 sleeping 2 week old baby boy in diaper lying on swaddle, head to side, hands resting on his chest - York Region Lifestyle Photos
 sleeping 2 week old baby boy in diaper lying on swaddle, head to side, hands resting on stomach - Newmarket Lifestyle Photography
Sweet September Family Session | Toronto Baby Photographer

I met this beautiful family on the most gorgeous September evening, shortly before little Adam's first birthday.  He was such a sweetie, despite being up so close to bedtime, and gave us so many smiles. His parents, Alissa and Sandro were naturals in front of the camera, and did such a fantastic job keeping their baby boy happy.  It was one of the most beautiful outdoor sessions of the fall with all that golden light, and I'm excited to finally be sharing it with you here!  Enjoy!

 dad standing in field holding 1 year old baby boy with dark hair in striped sweater, son smiling at camera with surprised look, dad leaning face against boy's - York Region Golden Hour Photos
 dad standing in field holding 1 year old baby boy with dark hair in striped sweater smiling at camera, father smiling at son - Newmarket Lifestyle Photos
 couple standing on path at sunset, sun setting behind them, husband standing behind wife embracing her, woman smiling at camera - Barrie Lifestyle Photography
 couple standing in golden field at sunset, sun setting behind them, husband's arms around wife's waist, couple face-to-face, nose and foreheads touch, smiling- GTA Lifestyle Photography
Baby Girl Reese | Aurora Newborn Photographer

What do you get when you mix a 2 year old, almost 1 year old and 2 week old, amazing parents and beautiful home together in a lifestyle session?  A suuuuuper long blog post full of fun, candid and snuggly images!  Big brother Charlie was without a doubt the sweetest and most gentle big brother I've ever met, covering his new baby sister, Reese, in so many kisses! Middle girlie, Quinn, was a bundle of energy, movement and adorable smiles.  This little girl was a super early walker and had the speed to prove it!  She was so fun, but started to fade as nap time approached, and graced me with some sleepy cuddles and even let me put her down for her nap! And finally, the star of the show, baby girl Reese.  She was just beautiful and slept so sweetly for us.  She even gave me a smile as she napped in her mama's arms.  These gorgeous children all belong to the wonderful Danielle and Stu, two super-parents who managed their 3 under 3 with a competence and grace that I can only aspire to! This family was such a joy to capture and I am honoured to have had the opportunity to capture their story.

 2 week old baby girl with dark hair wrapped in swaddle with soft pink flowers, wearing bow headband asleep on bed, hands near face -  Stouffville In-Home Photography
 2 week old baby girl with dark hair in white onesie lying on swaddle with soft pink flowers, wearing bow headband asleep on bed, hands near face - Markham In-Home Photography
 2 year old toddler boy with dark curly hair wearing chambray shirt sitting on chair in corner of his bedroom playing handheld video game - Barrie Lifestyle Photos
 2 year old girl with dark curly hair and brown eyes in cream top and dark pants trying to climb out of crib in neutral nursery with animal prints on wall - GTA Lifestyle Photos
 dad standing in nursery in front of crib holding and kissing 1 year old baby girl on the cheek as she laughs - Barrie Lifestyle Photography
 mother sitting in nursery glider chair holding and looking at 2 week old baby girl wrapped in swaddle - GTA Lifestyle Photography
 mother sitting in nursery glider chair holding and looking down at 2 week old baby girl wrapped in swaddle and wearing bow headband lying in her arms, asleep - Markham In-Home Photography
 dad holding 2 week old baby girl in his arms, squatting down as 1 year old toddler daughter with dark hair in white top and tights gives little sister a kiss - Barrie In-Home Photography
 2 week old baby girl with dark hair wearing white onesie, bow headband and wrapped in pink floral swaddle asleep in mom's arms, smiling - GTA Lifestyle Photos
 mom with long dark hair sitting on nursery floor leaning against crib holding 2 week old baby girl in swaddle wearing headband as she sleeps in mother's arms - York Region Lifestyle Photos
 mom with long dark hair in white shirt sitting in nursery glider chair with 2 week old baby girl in onesie and pink floral swaddle sleeping on mother's chest - GTA Lifestyle Photography
 mom with long dark hair in white shirt sitting in nursery glider chair with 2 week old baby girl in onesie and pink floral swaddle sleeping on mother's chest - York Region Lifestyle Photography
 dad sitting on edge of bed holding 2 week old baby girl in onesie and pink floral swaddle, sleeping on father's shoulder - Stouffville In-Home Photography
 dad sitting on edge of bed holding 2 week old baby girl in onesie and pink floral swaddle, sleeping on father's shoulder - Markham In-Home Photography
 dad sitting on edge of bed holding 2 week old baby girl in onesie and  swaddle, sleeping on father's shoulder, close up of hair - GTA In-Home Photography
 dad sitting on master bed holding 2 week old baby girl's head in his hands, smiling at her, daughter in white onesie with headband on - York Region In-Home Photography
Baby Boy Eric | Vaughan Newborn Photographer

Every once in a while I get super lucky during a newborn session and get a perfectly behaved little angel who sleeps so soundly that I can move them and reposition them any number of ways without them even batting an eye.  Sweet little Eric was one of these babies.  It probably helped that is was a super hot September day and the house was nice and toasty, but this baby boy slept like a dream and made my photographer's heart so happy!  I loved reconnecting with his parents, Jenny and Ryan, and big brother Justin.  We captured their maternity session back in July, and I had been so looking forward to meeting their newest love!  What a treasure these first days with baby are, and what a joy it is to witness. 

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 2 week old baby boy with long dark hair in diaper lying on back in mama's arms as she sits with her feet stretched out in bed - GTA In-Home Photography
 2 week old baby boy with long dark hair in diaper lying on mother's chest as she sits in bed, chin resting on son's forehead, smiling - York Region In-Home Photography
 father sitting in armchair holding sleeping 2 week old baby boy in diaper up to his face and kissing his forehead - Markham Lifestyle Photography
 father sitting in armchair holding sleeping 2 week old baby boy in diaper, son's head in dad's hands - Uxbridge Lifestyle Photography
The Sproat Family | Toronto Lifestyle Photographer

I had SO much fun with the Sproat family during the Saturday morning we spent together.  John and Becky welcomed me so warmly into their home, and gave me total freedom to do my thing as I captured all of the antics and fun that unfolded! Jesse and Alexa were silly and adventurous, as you will see from a few of the photos at the park (was I that brave as a child?)!  When we returned back home though, they were kind enough to show me a few of their favourite things.  Alexa loves cats and Jesse loves pugs, and both love Lego!  They also both adore their little white hamster, Fiona, who become quite the star, and actually had some impressive posing skills...although she did poop a lot ;)  Becky and John were also game for a few couples shots which made me very happy!  All-in-all it was everything I hope for in a family session, and as always, an honour to create these memories for them.

 family of 4 standing on front of dark home with old doors, mom's arms around 7 year old girl's shoulders, 9 year old boy hugging sister, dad's hand on son smiling at him - Stouffville Lifestyle Photography
 family of 4 standing on front of dark coloured home with old doors, mom and and dad tickling 7 year old girl and 9 year old boy as kids try to get away, laughing - Markham Lifestyle Photography
 mother and daughter sitting on steps of backyard porch, mom's hugging 7 year old girl's shoulders, girl looking at camera - Stouffville In-Home Photography
 9 year old boy sitting between dad's legs as they sit on backyard porch step, dad's arms around son as he tries to escape, both laughing - Markham In-Home Photography
 7 year old girl sitting on swing in city park, hair flying in her face as she move backwards, smiling at camera - York Region In-Home Photography
 7 year old girl sitting on swing in city park, shot from below as she swings high, feet in air - Newmarket In-Home Photos
 9 year old boy in plaid shirt with light brown hair standing on top of jungle gym at park and smiling down at camera - GTA Lifestyle Photos
 7 year old girl with light brown hair in dress and fur vest swinging from jungle gym at park, and looking seriously at camera - York Region Lifestyle Photos
 7 year old girl and 9 year old boy jumping off tree stumps at park, arms in air, mouths open, smiling, little sister looking at camera - York Region Lifestyle Photos
 mom walking down paved path at city park, arms around 9 year old son and 7 year old daughter as they stroll - Newmarket Lifestyle Photography
 7 year old girl sitting on bench in mudroom, one knee up, taking of shoes after returning from park, looking at camera - Markham Lifestyle Photos
 husband and wife sitting on ground of colourful tile, leaning against white wall, arms linked and holding hands, smiling at one another -  Barrie Lifestyle Photos
The Morris Family | Newmarket Lifestyle Photographer

Sometimes when the weather is being a pain and there's too much rain and cloud and I have a bunch of sessions that have to be rescheduled, I start to ask myself why I even bother shooting outside at all?! But then I have sessions like this and I am reminded.  Because a gorgeous fall evening + a beautiful and fun-loving family + the golden setting sun = magic.  That's what my session with the Morris family was.  Audrey and Linden had a classic brother-sister relationship, which I think you can get a feel for in some of these photos!  Being only a year apart they have the perfect blend of sweetness one moment and teasing the next.  It made for some fun moments!  Theresa and Jason are so obviously adored by their kiddos, and I absolutely loved capturing all of the joy and fun that this family brought to our session!

 family of 4 sitting on park bench surrounded by tall grasses, 4 year old boy sitting on mom's lap, 5 year old sister leaning over and snuggling brother who is smiling at camera - GTA Lifestyle Photography
 mother with dark brown hair sitting on park bench surrounded by tall grasses with 4 year old boy sitting in her lap, laughing as mom kisses son's face - York Region Lifestyle Photography
 4 year old boy with dark hair and eyes wearing button down shirt jumping on path surrounded by tall grasses, looking at camera and smiling - GTA In-Home Photos
 5 year old girl with long dark hair wearing tall boots and pink skirt twirling on path surrounded by tall grasses, hair and skirt moving - York Region In-Home Photos
 father standing in field holding 4 year old boy in his arms up in the air, face to face, son laughing and smiling at dad  - Newmarket Lifestyle Photography
 father standing in field holding 5 year old girl and 4 year old boy in his arms as daughter and son hug him, dad's face barely visible - Stouffville Lifestyle Photography
 family of 4 standing together in grass field in front of tree, 5 year old girl hugging dad's leg, 4 year old boy looking up at mom, both parents looking at son - Barrie Lifestyle Photography
 portrait of 4 year old boy with dark hair and brown eyes wearing blue button down shirt and jeans standing next to mom, whose hand is resting on his shoulder, close up of child - GTA Lifestyle Photography
 4 year old boy with dark hair and brown eyes standing under willow tree wearing blue button down shirt and jeans, hands folded in front of him looking seriously at camera - Stouffville In-Home Photography
 5 year old girl with dark hair and brown eyes standing under willow tree wearing pink skirt and grey top, hands folded in front of her looking and smiling softly at camera -Markham In-Home Photography
 father sitting on wood porch step with 5 year old girl and 4 year old boy in his lap, arms around them and son and daughter snuggle up to dad - Stouffville In-Home Photos
 father sitting on wood porch step with 4 year old boy on the step below, dad's arms wrapped around son, both smiling at camera - Markham In-Home Photos
 family of four sitting on porch of log cabin, mom and dad looking at camera as 4 year son and 5 year old daughter sit in their laps smiling at one another - GTA In-Home Photos
 family of four sitting on porch of log cabin, mom and dad looking at camera as 4 year son and 5 year old daughter sit in their laps smiling at one another -York Region In-Home Photos
 father bending down on one knee in front of old stone house as 5 year old girl hugs him around the neck, dad's arms around daughter, both smiling at camera  - Markham Lifestyle Photos
 father bending down on one knee in front of old stone house as 5 year old girl hugs him around the neck, dad's arms around daughter, eyes closed and smiling - Barrie Lifestyle Photos
Baby Boy Matteo | Toronto Newborn Photographer

Ashley and Giancarlo welcomed their beautiful baby boy, Matteo, into the world this past September.  A couple weeks later I had the honour of meeting and capturing this beautiful little family of 3 in their early days together.  The days after Matteo's birth were a little stressful as he was in and out of the hospital with jaundice, so it was beautiful to see them all settling in together as they figure out the rhythm of regular life with a new baby at home. 

Matteo was such a sweetie, which I think you can tell from his angelic little face!  He slept so well and we got so many sweet and snuggly shots with him and each of his parents.  I just loved capturing these early days for Ashley and Giancarlo to look back on.  My hope is for Matteo to look at these photos when he is older and see how much his mom and dad loved him from the start. 

 new mom with long dark hair wearing striped romper sitting in chair in white, light filled room burping 2 week old baby boy in diaper sitting in her lap - Markham Lifestyle Photography
 new mom with long dark hair wearing sleeveless striped romper standing and holding 2 week old baby boy in diaper, mother smiling at son - Barrie Lifestyle Photography
 new mom with long dark hair sitting in chair in white, light filled room in front of window bottle feeding 2 week old baby boy in diaper - Newmarket In-Home Photography
 new mom with long dark hair wearing sleeveless striped romper standing and holding 2 week old baby boy in diaper, mother smiling at son - Stouffville In-Home Photography
 new mother with long dark hair lying on bed next to sleeping 2 week old baby boy wrapped in white swaddle - York Region In-Home Photos
 new mother with long dark hair lying on bed snuggled next to sleeping 2 week old baby boy wrapped in white swaddle - Newmarket Lifestyle Photos
 new dad sitting in nursery rocking chair, holding sleeping 2 week old baby boy to his face, nose-to-nose with son - York Region Lifestyle Photos
 new dad sitting in nursery rocking chair, holding sleeping 2 week old baby boy in his arms, looking at son - Newmarket Lifestyle Photography
 new father standing in living room, holding sleeping, swaddled 2 week old baby boy in his arms facing outward, smiling down at son - York Region Lifestyle Photography
 new parents standing in living room, father holding sleeping, swaddled 2 week old baby boy in his arms, mother standing next to husband, smiling down at son - Newmarket In-Home Photography
Waiting on Baby Girl | Toronto Maternity Photographer

This session was SO much fun.  A mix of intimate maternity photos and some documentary-style family fun, the entire morning was totally up my alley (who doesn't love brunch, amiright?!).  Dawne is such a gorgeous mama and wanted to document this pregnancy as they await the arrival of their baby girl.  She did such a fantastic job modelling and allowed me to get creative with some harsh lighting and I just loved the results!  Then we got together with the rest of the family and captured them preparing and enjoying a delicious brunch.  It was such a relaxed and enjoyable session and I can't wait to capture their baby girl when she arrives this month!

 pregnant woman with blonde hair in braid wearing black top and grey underwear, baby bump exposed, holding belly and smiling standing in front of window - Markham Lifestyle Photography
 pregnant woman with blonde hair in braid wearing black top and grey underwear, baby bump exposed, holding belly and smiling standing next to window - Barrie Lifestyle Photography
 pregnant woman with blonde hair in braid wearing black bra, panties and robe, baby bump exposed, holding belly and smiling standing in front of window - York Region Lifestyle Photography
 pregnant woman wearing black bra, panties and robe, baby bump exposed, holding belly standing in harsh light - Newmarket In-Home Photography
 pregnant woman with blonde hair in braid wearing black bra, panties and silk robe, baby bump exposed, hands on hips standing in front of window - GTA In-Home Photography
 pregnant woman with blonde hair in braid wearing black top and grey underwear, baby bump exposed, holding belly and smiling standing in front of window - York Region In-Home Photography
 3 children standing at kitchen island with mom helping to mix pancake batter for family brunch, 8 and 10 year old girls, 13 year old boy - GTA Lifestyle Photos
 3 children standing at kitchen island mixing pancake batter for family brunch, 8 and 10 year old girls, 13 year old boy - York Region Lifestyle Photos
 couple sitting together on couch smiling, husband's hand on pregnant wife's belly, woman wearing black dress and blonde hair in braid - Barrie In-Home Photography
 couple sitting together on couch snuggling, husband's hand on pregnant wife's belly, woman wearing black dress and blonde hair in braid and resting head on man's shoulder - GTA In-Home Photography
James' First Birthday Cake Smash | Aurora Family Photographer

To keep things consistent with my last post, another huge overshare here!  This fun family was getting ready to celebrate their littlest member's first birthday and thought a cake smash and sink bath session would be a great way to start!  Despite the fact that we messed with his nap times a little bit, James was in fine form and was a rockstar when it came to the cake smash.  He wasn't afraid to get his little hands dirty, and definitely ended up with a pretty decent sugar high! And, of course, it goes without saying that a sink bath makes me over the moon happy as a photographer.  It was so fun capturing everyone loving on and celebrating this sweet boy.  Happy first birthday James!

 1 year old baby boy with dark hair in white and blue plaid shirt and jeans sitting in mom's lap holding an apple - Barrie Lifestyle Photos
 1 year old baby boy with dark hair in white and blue plaid shirt and jeans holding mom and dad's hands as parents help him walk between them in backyard - GTA Lifestyle Photos
 1 year old baby boy with dark hair and eyes sitting in kitchen sink getting bath, water running as mom holds son's hand under it - Newmarket Lifestyle Photography
 1 year old baby boy with dark hair and eyes sitting in kitchen sink scratching neck as mom gives him a bath - Stouffville Lifestyle Photography
 13 year old big brother standing in kitchen holding 1 year old baby boy wearing bath robe and resting head on his shoulder - Stouffville In-Home Photos
 dad sitting at kitchen table holding 1 year old baby boy in hooded towel in his lap and feeding him bottle - Markham In-Home Photos
Sweet September Family Session | Toronto Lifestyle Photographer

Huge overshare happening in this post, my friends.  This beautiful family made my job so incredibly easy.  Nine month old Grayson was SO charming, I could have photographed that sweet smile alllll day.  Rebecca and Andrew were a lot of fun and knew all the best ways to entertain Grayson as we got closer and closer to bedtime.  They introduced me to the best kids playlist on Spotify (Upbeat Children's Songs...give it listen, you won't be disappointed!) and showed me how much fun I missed out on by not letting my husband throw Levi in the air!  Our session was so fun and it was a joy to capture all the love between these three.

 family of 3 sitting on ground in park, 9 month old baby boy with dark hair sitting in dad's lap chewing on hand, mom snuggled next to them, father laughing - Newmarket Lifestyle Photos
 9 month old baby boy with dark hair in white t shirt, jeans and sneakers sitting on grass in park in front of greenery playing and smiling -  Markham Lifestyle Photos
 9 month old baby boy with dark brown hair wearing white t-shirt, jeans and sneakers with hand in mouth looking serious  as he sits in swing at park - Stouffville Golden Hour Photography
 9 month old baby boy with dark brown hair wearing white t-shirt and jeans smiling and laughing with hands in air as he sits in swing at park - Markham Golden Hour Photography
 family of 3, 9 month old baby boy in white t-shirt and jeans sitting in mom's lap chewing on Sophie the giraffe, mother and father looking and smiling at son - Markham Lifestyle Photography
 mom standing holding 9 month old baby boy with dark hair wearing white t-shirt and jeans, kissing son on cheek - Barrie Lifestyle Photography
Baby Girl Abigail | Toronto Newborn Photographer

Say hello to sweet Abigail!  I first met her parents, Andrea and Joe, at their maternity session back in May, and was excited to find out whether they were having a boy or girl!  I have great admiration for those crazy people who have enough patience to wait until baby is born to find these things out ;)  It does add an extra fun element of anticipation though, I think!   Abigail was sweet as can be and really pulled of some serious modelling throughout the course of our session.  I had a wonderful morning with these three, and loved capturing this exciting piece of their family history for them! 

 2 week old baby girl in white swaddle with pink flower headband lying asleep in dad's arms as he sits on bed with legs stretch out - York Region Lifestyle Photography