Woodland Outdoor Cake Smash | Theo Turns One! { Paris, ON }

Theo Turns One | Woodland Outdoor Cake Smash near Paris, ON

There is something about photographing a newborn baby then once again getting to photograph their first birthday session and see them kind of come full-circle in their year. It’s amazing how much they change from a wee little baby who is sleepy (hopefully) and we pose into sweet little positions to a child who is walking, talking and eating cake goodness.  When Theo’s mama contacted me to book his cake smash session and said she wanted something outdoorsy, we put together a Woodland Outdoor Cake Smash session. I was thrilled to head outdoors to have fun at sunset.  With the help from a local baker, a local prop maker and myself (I make the décor) we planned a super fun session. Here are some of my favourites below from Theo’s Woodland Outdoor Cake Smash Session:


How cute are these amazing outfits? Made by the most talented Holly from Pup & Frank Props….I buy 80% of my older baby outfits from her. She’s amazing <3



This beautiful cake is also made by a local Paris, ON baker: Sugar & Spice Bakery




By the end of our session we had some amazing sunset lighting. It was overall a really fun, unique and super amazing outdoor cake smash session.


If you are interested in scheduling an outdoor cake smash session or a studio cake smash session, please contact us today via email at kellytemplephotography@live.ca or phone at 519-717-7002.  We specialize in custom cake smash and older baby / birthday photography. Our studio is located in Paris, ON. We also offer custom studio and outdoor family portraiture, newborn portraits, maternity portraits and head shots.  If you would like to secure and start planning your cake smash session, don’t wait and book today. We only take a limited number of sessions each month so it’s never too early to book your session!


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The H Family | Kitchener Outdoor Fall Family Photography

The Adorable and Energetic ‘H Family’  |  Kitchener Outdoor Fall Family Photography Session

Have you ever wondered, while looking through snippets of photographer’s work here and there, what an entire session has the potential to look like? When booking an outdoor fall family session, it is important to find someone who can provide you with high quality images in a style that suits your own. These are images you will display in your home or showcase on social media. Finding someone who fits your family’s style and personality is key.

Most people choose my Regular Family Session, which includes 25 digital images. And although it doesn’t seem like a lot, and some people would like ALL of the images in their session (and that’s okay too, there’s a package for that), I wanted to show you on this blog post what a Regular Family Session has the ability to be.  There is tons of variety in this session, and the images are quality images you would want to display throughout your home.

This sunset family photo session took place at a local apple orchard near sunset.  This family had so much fun and these two girls were full of energy and life, as I’m sure radiates through the images. We laughed (A LOT), ran around (A LOT) and ate some apples.  I hope you can see how carefully thought out the poses and composition of each image are, as well as the entire process of editing and completing each individual image is to me. Plus, outdoor fall family photography sessions are my absolute favourite…and I’m sure the love shines through in each and every photo!

Sunset Family PhotographyI carefully select my locations. It’s not about the surroundings (although this does happen to be a stunning backdrop and area) but it’s all about the lighting. I can take photos anywhere as long as the light is this amazing.  It can be along the side of the road, or in a big field. It doesn’t matter as long as that sunshine speaks to me.  I have had families ask about specific spots, and I’m happy to look into them, but not every photo location is created equally, even if the backdrop is lovely.
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This one was mama’s favourite. I look forward to printing this for her in a gorgeous enlargement. My Professional Lab creates the most beautiful prints with the deep, luxurious colours. Each family session includes small and large prints so you get all of your prints beautifully printed as well as have them in digital format to share and reprint when you would like. It’s the best of both worlds!

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Littles are never too old for snuggles and tickles <3Sunset Family PhotographyIf you are interested in scheduling your outdoor family photography session, please do not hesitate to contact me via email ( kellytemplephotography@live.ca ) or by phone at 519-717-7002 or follow the “contact” section at the top of the page. If you do send me a message, be sure to check your junk mail box. Family sessions are limited to the season and continue to photograph until snow (or in the snow if you’d like!!) Be sure to follow us on Facebook to see our most recent photo posts!

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Sweet Baby E | 4 days new { Burlington Newborn Photographer }

Baby E’s Newborn Session  |  Burlington Newborn Photographer

There is nothing more flattering than when clients tell their family and friends about you and your work.  As an artist, it is the highest form of a compliment. Sending your family or friends to me for photos after you have experienced your own session is downright amazing.  Baby E’s auntie gifted this newborn session to her and her parents upon her arrival into this world.  Her auntie excitedly emailed me saying he niece was going to be born any moment and she would like to book a newborn session for her as a gift to her family.  I was flattered and so excited!  We quickly scheduled a session date as her mama and daddy were well in tune with the fact that Baby E was very alert for a brand new baby. They came in on day four – which is just about as early as I will hold a newborn session.  As a newborn photographer, being trusted with a brand new wee baby and having the chance to capture those first family photos is such a wonderful feeling.  Giving a family the gift of their first official new family photo is one of my favourite parts of this job.

Here are some of my favourite images from Baby E’s newborn photography session:


ACK. How beautiful is this mama?! I am so grateful I was given the opportunity to capture these images. I hope her and her daughter can look back on them forever and cherish these images. I so badly wish I had photos of my mama and myself within the first few days of my life.  These images are heirlooms.



The above photo is one of my absolutely favourite family images I have ever taken during a newborn session. It kind of happened by accident (the angle) but I love it so much and now try to recreate it with every session I have.


This is my favourite daddy and baby newborn pose…especially when he just goes ahead and kisses baby’s sweet little head <3



We call this newborn pose “potato sack” pose and they are just that…sacks of potatoes. She has many wraps around her and she’s stuffed in there all warm and cozy. Babies love being wrapped up nice and tightly, recreating the feeling of the womb.  I also love how you can see their entire faces in this pose. It’s a great way to show off their sweet features.
Beautiful headband by Myrtle & Moss Props


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Mama requested pinks and purples for this little girl’s session, so we customized her entire session to include items just for her. Each newborn photography session is unique based on the colours, poses and props families request.
Purple knit set by Noa’s Knits
Curly fur layer by Buttercup Baby



So, baby rolls are one of my ultimate favourite things that I capture…I seriously loves me a squished up baby all rolly and delicious. Along with that are the little “milk bubbles” that form on a baby’s nose…they are tiny white bumps and I love when babies have them. This little girl had both rolls and bumps. She is so darn beautiful.


This sweet baby had the most beautiful skin ever!
Headband by Myrtle & Moss Props
Curly layer by Buttercup Baby Props


This family brought in some old family items to use in their session. Babar above was dad’s toy when he was a boy. It’s so neat to see the items being handed down to the next generation. I’m not going to lie, I have stuffies from when I was child but my own children are not allowed to use them….I’m still a little attached.  I did give my daughter my musical Minnie Mouse and a jewellery box but I may or may not police those items and keep them a little higher up on the shelf than some other items she’s allowed to touch.

Burlington_newborn_photographer_021Okay. This above pose is not my usual style of posing, but there is a great story that goes along with it. Part of the items this girl’s mama brought along was her own baby book filled with images from when she was a baby. One of them include a photos of mama eyes open, head on hands and looking at the camera. This same blanket was over top of her. I told mom I don’t think I could get an image like that since she was probably closer to 6 or 8 weeks in that photo, and that baby’s head probably isn’t strong enough, etc.  We ended with me attempting the head lying on hands pose where baby lays peacefully with their head on top of their hands. Except this little FOUR day old girl was WIDE awake and was not going back to sleep any time soon. Mom was sitting right beside her and was supporting her and when I tried to get her a little more in place to see if she’d close those peepers and drift off into dream land…this happened. We (accidentally) recreated the image just as mama wanted.  It’s kind of fun and although I’m no “Canadian Baby” photographer this is a pretty good replica for mom and grandma to enjoy!

If you are interested in scheduling a newborn session, be sure to contact me via the “contact” link above or by emailing kellytemplephotography@live.ca or calling 519-717-7002. Only limited sessions are taken each month, so book ahead to avoid disappointment. We are a Paris, ON based newborn photography studio serving Paris, Brantford, Hamilton, Burlington, Guelph, Kitchener / Waterloo, Cambridge and South-Western Ontario. All newborn photography sessions are custom designed to include your preferred colours, poses and props! Family and / or baby only sessions are available.

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The G Family | Outdoor Family Photography {Hamilton Family Photographer}

The G Family  |  Hamilton Outdoor Family Photography

This family is so darn adorable.  I photographed this sweet little girl a few years ago when she was brand new and here they are again (they haven’t had professional family photos taken since then so I was happy to see them back and update their family images)!!  Outdoor family photos allow families to run around and have fun. We always capture some classic poses and move onto taking images of more natural and fun family reactions throughout the session.

This field is the perfect spot for outdoor family photography and is located in town here close to my studio.  The sunlight is perfectly amazing in the evening and the backdrop is pretty. When we arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to find it was covered with beautiful Queen Anne’s Lace wildflowers! It made for the perfect field backdrop.
Here are a few of my favourites from the G Family’s outdoor family photography session:



Some of the images I captured while she was being thrown in the air were amazing crazy hair photos! It was hilarious to see her hair go right up.


I love the smiles we get playing “one, two, three, swing”! It’s always so sweet.


My family photo sessions are filled with laughter and fun. We run around, chase each other and play silly games. We roar, give high fives and just bring out all of the energy the children have to offer.  However, once in awhile we slow down to smell the flowers (fun fact: Queen Anne’s Lace smells like carrots…weird right?!). This moment happened suddenly and amidst the craziness of an excited three year old running around a field having fun with her family <3


I love the progression of the pictures of mama and daughter. They make my heart happy.


I have fun capturing children just as they are…and it’s a good thing my camera is quick because they sure do move fast!!


Mama is a HUGE fan of the movie Dirty Dancing, so we ended it with some DD running and catches. Ah-mazing way to end the session.


If you are interested in booking an outdoor family photography session, please reach out to us soon. Our fall weekend evenings dates are more than 60% booked. We are booking into the end of October. However, we also offer weekday evening and weekend sunrise sessions (thankfully, the sun rises a lot later in October than it does in June & July!!). We specialize in capturing your family’s interactions together and love for one another. Come prepared to snuggle and have fun.
We also specialize in maternity, newborn, baby and child photography both in studio and outdoor. Please follow us on Facebook to see our latest images and to keep up to date with new special offers and session details!  I can’t wait to kick off our fall outdoor family photos.

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Emma Turn One | Baby’s First Year Birthday Bash!! {Brantford Cake Smash Photography}

Emma Turns One!  |  Brantford Cake Smash Photography

This sweet baby girl turns one! To celebrate her first birthday, we planned Emma’s cake smash session in the colours mama loved on her the most.  My cake designer loves coming up with all of these adorable cake designs for our cake smash photography sessions.

Emma is one of my Baby’s First Year babies….and her brother was one of my first BFY babies over 6 years ago. I’m so thankful that this family came back to me again for their second child. It’s amazing to see people come back to me years later. It’s such a delight and it makes me feel pretty darn awesome. I have to go back and look through my archives to find big brother’s session…but if memory serves me correctly, he was not nearly as interested in smashing his cake as his little sis was. She dove in head-first, then sampled a bit of icing. From there, she went to town on the cake! When she got a little bored, she moved onto the balloons and ran all over the place (it’s always so different having a walking cake smash baby than a non-walker). We gave her the wooden spoon and it was glorious!  Here are a few of my favourites from Emma’s first birthday cake smash session:


Before the cake smash session, we start with “clean” or pre-cake photos. But what do you do with a fast little baby who is walking all over the place? Why, you put them on cute little chairs!


Adorable outfit by Pup and Frank Props


Her mama brought in this cute little dress for her second set up!


Here are a few more that weren’t in the collage or that I feel like need to be seen bigger because they are just too darn adorable.


I wish I could dive into cake with no inhibitions like this….sheer awesomeness.


Just as her brother did years ago, we ended with some watermelon in our backyard.  Using the same chair and the same backdrop, we got some really cute photos of Miss Emma refreshing herself and washing down all of that icing (post bath) with some cool watermelon. She loved it!


If you are interested in booking a cake smash photography session, do not delay! We plan your custom cake smash session from start to finish with a colour scheme and theme of your preference.  The sooner you book, the sooner we can start planning your session.  It is possible to schedule your cake smash prior to your child’s birthday to have you images completed in time for the party or you can schedule your session right on your child’s birthday – the choice is yours. But, it’s never to early to secure your cake smash photography session and secure your date.
We specialize in child, cake smash, family, maternity and newborn photography. Paris, ON based photographer, our studio is located in our home in South Paris. Bookings are taken on a first come first serve basis, with a limited number of sessions booked each month to ensure the highest quality service. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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