Baby E’s Sitter Session | Older Baby Mini Photo Session

Older Baby Mini Photo Session | Kitchener Area Photographer

This sweet girl came to see me just as a wee 4 day old newborn baby. She was so squishy and beautiful then and hasn’t changed a bit (just as cute only bigger…and that adorable smile!!)  I love when families bring back their babies for the beautiful milestone session to capture them as older babies. We usually wait until they are able to sit up on their own so we can capture all of those adorable smiles and looks.  These “sitter sessions” or older baby mini photo sessions are quickly becoming my favourite.

I have a little addiction to purchasing gorgeous outfits to fit babies about 6-18 months old. My favourite vendor is located within driving distance to me so I’m able to just “pick them up” which seems way more motivating to buy all the beautiful things. However, although I supply access to a bunch of cute outfits, I in now way discourage families from bringing their own. Mama brought along this beautiful hand-made outfit that was made for herself when she was a baby and which she wore.  I LOVE how it came full circle to be worn on her beautiful daughter (and I just happened to have a lovely dainty matching headband because my headband collection is a little crazy too hah).  Here are only a small handful of some of the beautiful images we captured of Miss E at 7 months old!

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Oh gosh….the hand clapping, those sweet little toothers just melt my heart. Let’s not even get started on that chin dimple. Gah!

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I love putting together those lovely set ups. I always like matching things together and finding out what works in the photos.
This outfit by Pup & Frank Photography Props
Curly rugs by Butter Cup Baby Photography Props

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Below is a photo of Sweet E holding her little bunny. She snuggled up with bunny at her newborn session too, so it was fun to have the chance to use it during her sitter mini session.

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The details are still important to capture as they get bigger….love their little piggies <3

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So. Not only did mama show up with a stunning little dress and the sweet purple bunny….but she also came with this “tuffet” that she made. Tiny strips of beautiful fabric all sewn together into this amazing stool. I was flabbergasted by how stunning it was. Mama said it took a very long time to make, but boy was it worth it. What a fun prop to incorporate into the session.

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We can’t have a milestone sitter session without capturing a bare bum photo or two…I mean, it is the perfect age for it and where else will you get those embarrassing photos to include in their wedding slide shows in the future?!

If you are interested in booking a baby milestone “sitter” session ( older baby mini photo session ) we do offer special baby days almost each month. Or, you can book a child mini session at any time.  For more information, please use the “contact” button above to email me.
Our next dates are:
Monday, May 15th, 2017
Monday, June 26th, 2017
These are specially priced baby mini days that include 3 different packages for you to choose from. We supply all the props and outfits (unless you want to bring your own) so all you have to do is remember to bring the baby.

To schedule your session, please email Kelly at kellytemplephotography@live.ca or call 519-717-7002 or use the contact button above to get in touch with me.
We also specialize in newborn photography, maternity, family and in studio and outdoor child photography for children of all ages.

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Pink & Gold Cake Smash Fun { Guelph Birthday Photographer }

Pink & Gold Cake Smash Fun | Guelph, ON Birthday Photographer

When mom requested a pink and gold cake smash birthday session, I was super excited.  Normally, I’m minimalistic and quite simple. However this time, I felt the need to make it a little bit over the top. It was so fun to watch this session come together. From the far too puffy tutu (an I am NOT a tulle person but this thing called my name) to the amazing gold painted cake, this whole session was perfect. Add in one of the most beautiful little faces around, and it’s spectacular goodness.

Our cake smash sessions are customised from start to finish – that’s the beauty of custom photography, right?!  The session theme and colour scheme is up to mama (I’m happy to make suggestions if asked) and then I execute the session from the pre-cake images to the décor, balloons, cake and outfit. The works!! I cover it all so all you have to do is show up. It’s easy peasy. This little duckling arrived in her jammies (is there a better way to travel?!) and I took care of the rest.  They are a lot of work for me on my end, but I love providing a service to parents where all they have to do is bring their baby and ta-da, the rest is done!

Here are some of my favourites from our slightly over-the-top but oh-so-cute pink and gold cake smash first birthday session:

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So many people ask where I get all of my props from.
Well, I knit a lot of my knits. My husband makes a lot of my wooden items…like this bed.
This adorable outfit is made up of items from two of my favourite CANADIAN vendors(!!!)
Pup & Frank Photography Props provided the outfit and the headband is from Myrtle and Moss.

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This sweet face. I love this little set of images like little headshots of her sweet expressions.

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Once we capture all of the pre-cake “clean photo” goodness, we move onto the main show. My studio space is tiny, but I’m lucky that I can have two set ups going at once. I set up most of the cake smash and we do pre-cake photos on the other side. This gives us the best of both worlds without making baby wait too long between.

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She kept looking at me like, “Am I REALY allowed to be doing this? Are you SURE?” Yes baby, I’m sure you are allowed to dig into that cake and eat it with your hands. Have fun and happy birthday LOL.

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Ahhhh her beautiful eyes and smile. So pretty.

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When the babies start getting a little bored of their cake, I introduce a simple wooden spoon which brings them right back to it for a few more images.  It’s amazing how much children love spoons. We encourage baby to bang on the cake, eat from the spoon, etc. and the spoon images are always my favourites.

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First_birthday_cake_smash_photographer_kitchenerIf you are interested in booking a cake smash session for your one or two year old child, don’t hesitate to call or email with any questions. Dates fill up quickly and in advance so be sure to book ahead when possible. Our cake smash sessions take place at our in-home studio here in Paris, ON. We customise sessions from start to finish to provide you with the most fun and beautiful cake smash session possible! We also specialize in newborn, maternity, older baby and child photography as well as outdoor family photography from April to November.

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Older Child Birthday Photography | GG Turns 3!!! { Paris, ON Children’s Photographer }

Older Child Birthday Photography | GG Turns 3!!
Paris, ON Child Photographer

Okay, let’s be real. It is seldom I have a request to photograph an “older” child’s birthday. Older child birthday photography just isn’t popular. But it should be because boy is it fun!!  When GG’s mama asked me to capture her “being three” I was a little stumped at first.  It took me a few seconds to get past the cake smash idea or the sitting in a bowl and looking cute idea.  Don’t get me wrong, I love photographing cake smashes. They are so much fun. However, I also like a little photography challenge.  After a few moments of thinking, I encouraged mom to bring things that GG loves and that show off her adorable and amazing personality.

Two years ago, when my son was about to give up his soother and was full of giggles and sillies, I photographed him so simply but they are my favourite images of him.  He wore simple clothing and I aimed to captur his personality. We included his favourite stuffed animal and I took photos of him with his soother (holding it and in his mouth) so I had those memories of his sweet little soosie face. Those photos are littered throughout my home and I get so many compliments on those images of him. That was my goal here. To capture this sweet little girl just being three. Being herself. All her facial expressions (big smiles, nose scrunches, serious face, being a little timid even).  I think we got it. And mom totally hit a home run with the adorable outfit styling…that pop of red makes my photographer heart complete.

So if you are unsure about weather or not to get your older child photographed each year on their birthday….or even every couple of years. Please do.  Bring their favourite things so you remember exactly what they were like at their milestones.  They change so quickly, so preserve them as they are in the moment so you can look back (and if you’re like me you’ll shed a tear or two…or five hundred) and remember those faces. Those nose scrunches….oh gosh they get me every time. And all of the things they love to hang onto the most.

Here is the beautiful GG celebrating her birthday and just having fun being three:

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Make way for some husband kudos. If I see something I love and want I just drop the hint to that man and he makes it for me. Then cute little bench pictured above…well that was his hard work that went into constructing it for me. He is my wood-working hero!

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What’s not to love about these images? So. Much. Fun. Three year olds are every emotion bundled up into a tiny human.

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Along with being a fierce hockey player, Miss GG is also a graceful ballerina and she rocked her black ballet shoes for her session.  I think it’s such a perfect touch.

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Haha yes the scunchy nose face. Looove this one!!

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This image above ^ that is one of my favourites LOL. Now that is the expression of a three year old… <3

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This little dancer took some convincing but I did manage to get some images of her spinning and jumping and showing off her dance moves.

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This little girl is so thoughtful. There were tons of smiles but those little in between looks get my heart strings every time. Plus I love eyelashes and she has them for days!

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If you are interested in booking an older child’s birthday session (or a baby milestone session) please email us using the “contact” page above or by sending an email to kellytemplephotography@live.ca or calling/texting Kelly at 519-717-7002.  Please book early as our available spots for each month have been filling quickly. We only book a limited number of sessions to ensure the highest quality customer service and a prompt photo turn around time.  We are also taking bookings for maternity and newborn photography, baby milestone sessions, birthday sessions for one year old children and older children, as well as outdoor family photography (booking from April through to November).
We photograph in our home studio located in Paris, Ontario or on location in surrounding areas and throughout Southwestern Ontario and beyond. You name the place and we will be there!

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Scarlett’s Rustic Cake Smash Session | First Birthday Photography {Paris, ON}

Rustic Cake Smash Session | First Birthday Photography in Paris, ON

When my Baby’s First Year babies turn one it is always bitter-sweet.  It is amazing to watch these babies grow throughout their first year.  I start with the wee tiny baby as a newborn and we very quickly seem to fly through the year.  Nothing seems to put a year into perspective quite like celebrating a first birthday.  Scarlett’s rustic cake smash session was so fun to plan.  Her mama and I chatted back and forth to make sure the details were what she wanted.  Mama wanted something simple and fun.  She also was hoping for something unique.  Let me tell you that having a walking 11 month old makes for a fun and unique session.

Little Miss Scarlett was running around and getting into all kinds of things. Plus, her eyes are only for daddy.  He can definitely make her smile and she loves looking around for him. Every time she caught him she gave a huge grin and giggle. I always have a lot of props and boxes for those quick walkers because nothing keeps a baby still like putting them in a crate!

Cake smash first birthday sessions are usually all about the cake, but I love how this session includes a fun balance of balloons and cake. She was fascinated with the balloons so we let her have a ton of fun with them! We watched as she chased them and tried to bump them around. We all laughed along with her as she had a ton of fun celebrating her first birthday! Here are a few of my favourites from Scarlett’s Rustic Cake Smash Session:

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Adorable fur-hooded romper by the most amazing Holly from Pup & Frank Photography Props.

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This outfit goodness (headband and all) also from Pup & Frank.

If you are interested in booking a first birthday cake smash session, be sure to contact me (you can use the link above OR email kellytemplephotography@live.ca OR call 519-717-7002) for more information on how to secure your session date. Cake smash birthday sessions are fully customized to your favourite colours or to your theme of choice. I provide the outfits or you can bring your own.  It is a really fun experience to plan, photograph and deliver the final products for each and every cake smash birthday session.  It is such a wonderful way to make this very important milestone in your child’s life (and in yours because you survived your baby’s first year!!)

We also specialize in studio and outdoor photography for maternity, newborns, older babies and milestone sessions, as well as families.  We take a limited number of bookings each month, so be sure to secure your session dates as soon as you are able to.

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Baby A | Newborn Photography Paris, ON

Newborn Photography Paris, ON | Baby A’s Studio Newborn Photography Session

I was so happy to meet this sweet baby girl and photograph her newborn session a few weeks ago.  She was downright adorable with the most adorable chubby cheeks around.  She loved being wrapped up nice and tightly, which is just fine. We always go along with what baby likes the most during newborn photography sessions.

Sometimes, for babies who are only a week or two old, they can be quite bossy (as all of you mamas out there are probably fully aware of).  Babies don’t always like when I touch their hands or try to move their heads, etc. It’s definitely easier when they are in a really nice deep sleep, but sometimes they don’t hit the really deep slumber while they are here. We work with it and I have many different ways of swaddling and wrapping a baby to keep them sleepy and content even if they aren’t fully in a really deep sleep.

Here are a few of my favourites from Baby A’s Newborn Photography session {Paris, ON}

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This December baby go to try out my gorgeous reindeer headband by the most talented Pup & Frank Photography Props

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Oooh, baby back rolls. My favourite!!

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She had so many cute little grins for me. It’s downright adorable when babies give you those little smiles <3

Baby_photos_kitchener_ONBaby_photos_kitchener_ONIt is never too early to schedule your newborn session. We only accept a certain amount of sessions each month to ensure a reasonable turn around time for images, prints and products.  If you are expecting and are interested in a newborn session, please email or call to chat about what session might be best for your family and photographic needs. If you just had your baby, be sure to send me a message to see if we can find a date that works! Babies are best photographed within the first two weeks of life, when possible.
We also specialize in maternity, older baby, birthday milestone sessions and family sessions.
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