Nathan | Waterloo Region Newborn Photographer

It’s hard to believe we are already into 2018, and that it’s already February.  Every year I make a vow to share more of our work, using blog posts and social media to showcase the amazing families, babies and couples that we get to work with.  Then things get busy, our focus goes to editing, shooting, preparing and planning our sessions… suddenly it’s February 2nd and I haven’t even shared any of the work we’ve been doing!

So, I’m going to go back to the beginning of January- to this sweet baby boy that kicked off 2018 for us.

We’ve worked with this family for many years now, and it’s always such a pleasure to see how the kids have grown.  Baby Nathan is a LUCKY little boy, with 4 siblings to love and dote on him ❤

welcome to the world little man ❤

Christine

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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!

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

Adeline | In Home Newborn Session

This winter has been packed with newborns.  All these beautiful babies coming through our doors… or in the case of Adeline, us going through hers to meet her.  We love doing in home newborn sessions, giving families a chance to relax in their own environment while I bring everything needed for a full newborn session.

Miss Adeline was so precious for her session, so calm and peaceful.  Her family owns a tea house, so we had to do a presentation photo for them of course, as well as using a beautiful floral crown made by a local florist!

Presenting Miss Adeline… loved beyond measure ❤

Cole | Waterloo Region Newborn Photographer

It’s been a busy couple of months here at the studio, and we have so many adorable babies, families and children to show you!  It’s been a while since we’ve had anyone up on the blog, so starting with the adorable Mr. Cole seemed like a great idea.

Cole was so tiny and precious, sleeping like a dream for his session (once he decided that sleep was a good idea), but when he was awake, it was incredible.  I’ve never had the privilege of photographing such a calm, alert and attentive newborn- he followed the camera wherever I went, and seemed to be peering straight into the lens!

Grandma and Grandpa came later in the session to bring Cole’s big sister, and she was just as adorable as Cole, hamming it up for the camera!  It became an entertaining studio, with a giggling toddler, content baby and my own cat decided to come join the show and try to steal the hearts of grandma and grandpa 😉

Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your adorable little family.

Welcoming Lincoln | Waterloo Region Maternity, Birth & Newborn Photographer

Working with a family through their entire pregnancy, through welcoming baby and newborn photos, is an unbelievable experience.  Add to this experience that this woman is your best friend and there are bound to be high emotions around the whole thing!  We have captured this family through ALL the highlights in their life, engagement, wedding, maternity, birth, newborn, first birthdays, second birthdays and on… going through this with baby number two added more excitement.

We first welcomed them into the studio for some maternity photos, a few short weeks before Lincoln made his grand appearance!

 

Then came the day that Lincoln decided to make his move!  It was a funny morning… first a text “hey, I’m seeing midwife this morning to try and get things moving” then shortly after “so I think maybe things are starting but I don’t really know, midwife will be here soon” I asked if I should be rescheduling my session I had scheduled for 11am, and got a “no don’t worry about it”

I planned to go ahead with the session, that was thankfully with a friend!  Then came the text… “5cm, but doing okay, come when you can” and only minutes later “Okay, I think you need to come”

as I frantically rescheduled my 11am session, grabbed my gear and headed over to Michelle’s house.  Things went very quickly, yet Michelle was joking and laughing between contractions.  Garrett worked really hard to get that tub filled and ready… but all for naught, Mr. Lincoln decided he wanted to come, and the water birth was not going to happen!  It was wonderful to capture the moment he arrived (in between being a friend, holding her hand and helping through contractions), and being able to see another little soul brought into the world!

Welcome to your life Lincoln!!

 

Only a week later, Mr. Lincoln joined me in studio for his newborn session!  Like his big sister, he did not want to sleep, but with a little bit of magic, we pulled it off!!

Thank you for having me capture all these amazing moments in Lincoln’s life ❤

xoxo Christine