Clare | Waterloo Region Newborn Photographer

Miss Clare- what a sweet sweet little girl!  We usually expect and plan that newborn sessions will include lots of time to cuddle mommy, nurse and time to become perfectly calm and relaxed for their session.  Miss Clare and her Mommy had a BIG talk before they came, with lots of praise and hope that she would sleep well for her session.  I’m not sure that I have ever quite done such a quick, calm session.  She arrived asleep and continued to sleep for pretty much the entire session!!

I always ask families to bring things that mean something to them- ways to make the photos personal- family items, mom and dad’s wedding rings, stuffed animals or blankets from their bedroom- it means I get to arrange and plan “on the fly” but I love the challenge.  When I saw the mailbox come into the house, my first thought was “oh my gosh what a FANTASTIC idea, then my second thought came… how on earth can we get asleep and calm enough to sleep inside the mailbox?”… refer back to the first paragraph where I said she slept like a dream!  Even as I tucked her little body inside the mailbox, she slept for us.  I think it’s such a fun and wonderful way to be able to visually see each year how much she has grown, to look back and think… you fit inside that mailbox!!

Thank you for having me capture these adorable photos!

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Lina | Waterloo Region Newborn Photographer

Time has gotten away with us over the past few months- meaning there are SO MANY amazing sessions that we have done, and simply have not had the time to put together posts of the adorable babies and families we have been working with!

Miss Lina is now 5 months old… CRAZY!!  Her session was back in January and she was an absolute dream to work with.  She had the best big brother in the world, who was so excited to snuggle her and show her off.

Presenting Miss Lina…

Elliott | Waterloo Region Newborn Photographer

Today we are featuring another family on the blog that we have watched grow and expand over the years, and were so excited to capture little Mr. Elliott’s addition to the family.  He was very curious in his session, and not entirely sure that he wanted to sleep and miss all the action, but his adorable little face made the session worth it!  Patience and all

presenting… Elliott

Santa’s Private Workshop | Waterloo Region Christmas Photographer

Hey everyone!!

We’ve been slaving away in Santa’s private workshop here at the studio, and after much work, hunting and searching for the perfect pieces… it is complete!!

Welcome to Santa’s Private Workshop!

There are still some spaces available to come have your photos done in our beautiful, custom built set! You can find available sessions at:  https://schedules.bookmeforphotographers.com/gbr/booking/?user=Straight+Thru+Films+and+Photography or by emailing Info@StraightThru.ca

 

we can’t wait to see everyone!!

xoxox James & Christine

 

Leonard Family | Waterloo Region Family Photographer

We have worked with a small portion of the Leonard family for quite a few years- capturing wedding videos, children’s photos and Christmas photos over the years.  When we were approached to do a large family session, we jumped at the idea.  We knew that it would make for a fun evening, while capturing some beautiful photos for Grandma and Grandpa.  Note to self: Hosting sessions during Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie campaign makes for some great cooperation and smiles!!

A huge thank you to the Orchard Home Farm in St George for allowing us to use your beautiful orchard for the photos!

 

 

 

And always a smile cookie to finish!!!

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Thanks for spending the evening with us to capture some beautiful moments!

xoxo  James & Christine

Acadia | Waterloo Region Newborn Photographer

When I arrived at their home, Miss Acadia was sound asleep in her Mommy’s arms.  She was calm, quiet and everything about her felt so peaceful.  As I prepped for the session, she enjoyed her snuggles.  I was secretly thinking that at any moment she would wake and cry, just as I was ready to begin the session… but she didn’t.  A peaceful transfer onto the newborn set and we were able to breeze through many of the photos.

It may have been one of the most calm newborn sessions I have captured.  She woke for a feeding, then settled back to sleep for her family photos (even when her four-legged best friend came in for a sniff)

Presenting, Acadia Rae

 

Thank you so much for having me in your home to capture these photos for you!

 

*** Note: Are you pregnant, expecting a child between December 2016 and March 2017?  We are now offering a free maternity mini session with the booking of a newborn session.  Contact us to reserve your due date now! **

Lyric | Waterloo Region Family Photographer

Working with families is so much fun, watching them grow, develop, expand… it’s a wonderful blessing to us!  Katie and Tom are one of those families that we have had the wonderful joy of watching and capturing over the years.

For over 4 years we have captured their most precious moments… from that first session in our unfinished basement studio, where Katie came in timid and shy, speaking about their struggles to become a family… through 3 newborn sessions, 3 cake smashes, a couple extended family sessions, a fashion blogging session and more, it has been a beautiful journey to capture. Katie is the beautiful Mama (inside and out) behind www.KatieSpinks.com a wonderful place to check out for parenting, style, fashion and more!

Here we are 4 years later, capturing the first birthday of their youngest daughter Lyric… this family never ceases to amaze me, with the perfectly and beautifully styled wardrobe, to their three gorgeous children, it’s always wonderful to capture them.

Happy Birthday Lyric… you are a a perfect little addition to your family (and I promise that someday my camera won’t seem so scary!)

xoxo Christine