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The Best Age for Newborn Photos

The Best Age for Newborn Photos

What’s the best age for newborn photographs? I get asked this question quite often. First things first though, congratulations on the birth of your new baby! You must be over the moon and anxiously wanting to document your little one’s first precious days of life! 

For newborns, the ideal age I recommend is when they between 4-7 days old. That’s when they are still squishy and sleepy but also big enough for us to pose them easily. Somewhere between when the umbilical cord falls off and 8 days old is perfect.

For newborn sessions with yours truly, I come to your home. This saves you from having to pack up all your baby gear (and baby!) and haul it to a studio. “But Christine, my house is not big enough for a professional PHOTO SHOOT!” Don’t worry. For newborn sessions I only need a 5’x5′ space in your living room where I can set up my props and lighting.

While I am setting up we would have you attempt to get your baby to sleep. This usually happens easily when they are “milk-drunk” and when your home is very warm. The session can last from one hour to three hours, depending on how smooth things go. Sometimes babies are cooperative, calm and sleepy right away, and then super cranky after about 30 minutes…so we play it by ear.

Newborn Photo 1
Newborn Photo 2

It sounds obvious, but newborn sessions are all about the baby. The least amount of distractions is best (such as additional family members and/or other children). Trust me on this please. I know that everyone is excited to have a new baby around, but before and during the session it is best to have a calm and quiet environment for the best results, which is what you’re paying for, right?!

Having the session in your home also makes it super easy to incorporate any keepsake items (a special piece of jewelry, blanket, hat, prop). All I ask is that you have them on hand so I can easily add them in to some set-ups.  Also, as any parent knows, we always need lots of baby-wipes on hand as accidents do happen!

With spring right around the corner I can’t wait for another round of squishy newborn sessions!

Vintage Romance Style Shoot

Vintage Romance Style Shoot

 

Just recently I was at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm for their annual bridal open house. As usual, it was a fun weekend for us vendors as we caught up with each other and also met many wonderful couples. I had a great time and I was pleased to meet all of the newly engaged and excited couples in love!

Earl, Susan and their dedicated team were all on hand to showcase their beautiful facilities and welcome old and new friends alike. They also coordinated a Vintage Romance themed style shoot which I was so happy to be a part of, check out some of the photos below.

Vintage Romance Style Shoot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photography: Tripp Photography  |  Wedding Gown: Juliannah’s Bridal  |  Flowers: Passiflora Floral Boutique  |  Venue & Decor: Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm  |  Hair & Makeup:  Lydia Zandbelt of Unik Hair Studio  |  Cake: Sugar & Spice Custom Cakes  |  Invitations & Stationery: Daisy Designs  |  Table Linens & Chargers: Groovy Linens  |  Specialty Rentals (Bride & Groom Chair, Tableware, Furniture): Chez Lili Party Rentals

Winter Love

Winter Love

Who says winter has to be dull? Show this snowy season some love and check out a few of our winter weddings in the video below.

 

Thinking of a winter wedding? Here are some great reasons to consider it

Open House at Stanley’s Farm

Open House at Stanley's Farm

It’s that time of year again!

The Annual Bridal Open House at Stanley’s Farm is taking place THIS Saturday, January 23rd & Sunday, January 24th in the Maples Hall, 10am-3pm.

All current Stanley’s brides and those who are thinking of Stanley’s are invited to come out and visit! Take a tour of their venues, chat with friendly staff and meet some of their favourite vendors.

There will also be fabulous door prizes donated by the vendors at the show. Door prizes are limited to couples that have preregistered for the show.

See you there!

Hitched Wedding Magazine Feature

Hitched Wedding Magazine Feature

 

 

The lovely style shoot I recently photographed is currently being featured in the anniversary issue of Hitched Wedding Magazine!Hitched Wedding Magazine

Hitched Wedding Magazine features Ontario’s most beautiful engagements and weddings. Their goal is to help couples plan their wedding by showcasing the locations and amazing local vendors our province has to offer. 

Lisa Makins launched this magazine exactly one year ago and I must say that I am loving her work and so glad to be a part of the anniversary issue! If you’re looking to purchase the latest edition or want to buy any or all of the past issues check them out here.

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