Newborn & Baby

Baby Olivia | Burlington Newborn Photographer

I had been looking forward to this newborn session since late last Fall when Olivia’s mom contacted me to book their maternity and newborn session. This family’s story touched me, and after meeting them at their maternity session, I was even more excited and anxious to meet their sweet baby girl! Olivia’s parents have endured quite a journey to get to this point, and I was so honoured to be able to capture some of their very first family photos with their new addition. Baby Olivia is a true miracle and I hope to see more of her in the future. She was such a good girl for her session with me! Here she is at just 4 days new….
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Baby Irene – London Newborn Photographer

I am so appreciative that this family traveled from the London area to have me photograph their newest addition! Just over two years ago, I had the pleasure of photographing their first child, Charlotte at 10 days-old. Earlier this month I got to meet Charlotte’s baby sister Irene, who also happened to be 10 days at the time of her session. I’m sure these two sisters will be the best of friends. Charlotte may certainly be the most cooperative 2 year-old I have had the pleasure of working with, and my heart completely melted when she walked over and gave me a hug before leaving after their session. Little Irene also stole my heart — how adorable is she?! Thank you again V Family for making the trek to Guelph and for choosing me to capture this special time in your lives.

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Baby Maeda | Guelph newborn photographer

 

I have loved getting to know this family over the past several months. I had the priviledge of photographing their maternity session in January, and then captured them and their new love, Maeda, at their recent newborn session. Maeda kept her mommy and daddy waiting and wondering when she would arrive. Nine days after her due date, she made her grand entrance into the world, and her parents are completely in love with her. Her Daddy was such a great helper during her session, as it did take some effort to pose her while keeping her content and sleepy, but our efforts certainly paid off as we got some wonderful images of Maeda at just 5 days new. Thank you C & L for choosing me to capture these ever-so-special milestones in your lives. It has been nothing short of a pleasure!

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Expecting: Dawn | Guelph Maternity Photographer

I love it when clients choose to document their pregnancy through a maternity session.  Not only is it a wonderful way to capture the natural beauty of the glowing mama-to-be, but it is also wonderful to be able to show the existing connections amongst a family prior to baby’s arrival.  This couple was excited to welcome Baby #2 into their hearts and lives, but it was also important to them that they capture the special bond between mom and her beautiful daughter before baby arrived.  I adore the mama-daughter love that is evident in these images.  This adorable little lady has now taken on the role of ‘Big Sister’, and I am certain that she will be a great one!  T & D — thank you so much for choosing me to capture this special time in your lives!
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Did you know that professional hair styling and make-up application are available as an add-on service?  My team is amazing, and this mama couldn’t say enough good things about them and her ‘makeover’ results!  Inquire for more details:  info@definingmomentsphotography.ca

Mine: Newborn to Toddler | Guelph Baby Photographer

 

Triumphant.  That’s exactly how I felt after I captured these images of my sweet girl over two “naptime” sessions.  I challenged myself to take on a personal goal, and it was a success!

Several months ago, I came across another photographer’s images (Daria Kielek Child Photographer) of her sleeping toddler daughter, posed perfectly, and I was immediately drawn to them.  The thought entered my mind at that point – I wanted images like those of my Makenzie, but I thought that it would be IMPOSSIBLE for me to achieve.  I was convinced that there was no way that I could get her to sleep (first challenge) and then move and maneouver her into cute little poses while she slept.   Some photographers don’t even attempt posing newborns after the 2-week time frame…and this was a toddler I was dealing with.  My daughter does not have a consistent nap time, tends to be a light sleeper, and doesn’t sleep for a great length of time (during the day). Well, one day  I got up enough courage and I decided that I would take on the challenge.  What’s the worst that could happen?  She might wake up and be very cranky and upset with me…but if she did cooperate, it would be a bonus!   I was able to rock her to sleep one afternoon when she was extremely over-tired, and to my surprise, Makenzie cooperated not once, but twice! Two days in a row I did a quick “nap time” session with her and I am so in love with the images that I was able to capture.  At 15-months of age, she is a feisty, busy, curious little girl.   From the time she wakes up in the morning until she goes to bed at night, it seems like she is on a mission…as most toddlers are ;)  These images show the exact opposite in nature, and I suppose that is one reason that I am drawn to them so much.  I am so grateful that I have these images of my baby girl.  They grow and change so quickly.

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Oh, how quickly they grow! | Guelph Baby Photographer

Every month throughout her first year, I made a point of doing a quick session with my daughter, Makenzie. I know all too well that the baby stage is a fleeting one, and so many changes occur and milestones are acheived in that first year, I wanted to be sure that I documented them. I am so glad that I did. Being a mom of three kids under the age of 5, life is certainly busy…and this past year seemed to go by more quickly than years past, if that’s even possible! I am so glad that I took the time to capture these images of my sweet girl from the newborn stage until her First Birthday.

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The “Look at Me!” Baby Session is a wonderful way to capture your baby within their first year. Book your Baby Session now and receive a FREE gift as a booking bonus! Contact me at info@definingmomentsphotography.ca for more details!

Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions | Guelph photographer

There are TWO time slots remaining for the Valentine’s Day Mini Session event that will be held in-studio this Saturday, January 25th.  The cost of the session is $99 +hst and includes a 15-minute session,  2 set-ups (one example is pictured below!), 2 digital images, an online proofing gallery and 25 personalized Valentines cards.  A $50 deposit is required to secure your spot.

Email info@definingmomentsphotography.ca to book your session!

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Baby Hunter | Guelph newborn photographer

Meet Hunter at 12 days new. This adorable little man was born on Christmas Eve, just two hours shy of Christmas Day…and he was actually my first client of 2014! He was pretty good to me and had a pretty laid-back personality throughout the session (see 3rd image!). A big thanks to his wonderful parents for choosing me to capture this special and fleeting time for their family!

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   I just adore these final two family shots! 
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Mine: Makenzie’s Cake Smash | Guelph baby photographer

My baby girl celebrated her First Birthday back in November and of course, I created a Cake Smash Session for her to commemorate this big milestone. Although my hubby was nearby spotting during the ‘bath tub’ shots, I was on my own doing the photographing (and the wrangling!) during the SMASH portion of the session. It is one thing to plan and execute a session for a client, but to be the planner, photographer AND the parent…I must say that by the end of it, I was completely exhausted! Kenzie seemed to have a good time playing with her cake and gave me a lot of fun expressions too, so all of the effort was worth it in the end!

Here is my Kenzie Girl at 1-year!

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Baby Angelica | Guelph newborh photographer

Baby Angelica was my last newborn of 2013. She made an early entrance into the world several weeks ahead of schedule and had to spend some time in hospital before joining her family at home.   She was 4-weeks old at the time of her newborn session, and she did quite well considering her age. It was a pleasure meeting and working with Angelica and her family. Thank you for choosing me to capture this special time in your lives!

Meet Angelica — such a beautiful baby girl!
I am so glad that I was able to capture this first shot of Angelica and her big brother Ali.  I literally clicked the shutter once (as a “test” shot), and he decided that he was done :)

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