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:

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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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