OUR STUDIO

Welcome to our Cozy Studio!

Perfect for Maternity, Newborn, Birthday and Family Sessions
You'll find a warm, welcoming environment filled with soft, organic textures and natural fibers.

 

We want you to feel cozy and right at home!

 

 

Newborn Session Info: When to Book ? What to Expect? & How to Prepare :)

 

WHEN to Book your Newborn Session?

 

If at all possible, please schedule your newborn session as early as possible! Give us a call or send an email during your first or second trimester to ensure we can fit you into our calendar (we only accept EIGHT Newborn reservations each month). If we know your due date we can be better prepared and can ensure availability. We ask that you also contact us a couple of weeks before your due date to ensure you are 'penciled in'; we absolutely love being on your "the baby has arrived" list of calls or texts to make soon after you meet your little one.

 

*Please text us within 48 hours of baby's arrival :)

905-902-9555

 

WHEN DOES THE SESSION TAKE PLACE?

 

The optimal time for newborn photos is within the first 12 days of life (unless your baby has arrived very early and/or needs to spend time in hospital). We generally shoot newborns between 3-12 days new. Babies tend to do a lot better during the photo session within their first week as it's easier to move them around into those cute, squishy positions while they are still tiny and soooo sleepy.

 

 

OUR STUDIO

 

Our studio is the perfect place for newborn photography - with lots of natural light. We keep the studio very warm so newborns feel cozy and comfortable. We always have a supply of cold water on hand for moms and dads to drink - coffee and tea, too! It's definitely best if your baby is sleepy so we ask that you arrive prepared to nurse/feed your newborn. Feeding and burping your baby right before the session ensures that state of "milk drunkenness" that works so well to make them sleep soundly. We have a cozy, quiet room adjoined to the studio that is private and perfect for feeding and changing your little one and a few toys and books for siblings. Our wifi will also help entertain older siblings if you want to bring an iPad or tablet for them to watch. There is a washroom close by for convenience. Keeping your little one awake while you are probably deprived of sleep yourself might seem impossible, but if you can try to make sure your baby is tired that usually works best for their portrait session. If you'd like sibling and family shots we usually get those done at the beginning of the session and if dad or a grandparent can then take the siblings home or to the park etc. it will allow us to finish the session with our focus on capturing gorgeous newborn images :)

 

 

WHAT to WEAR

 

Light coloured, natural and neutral tones look amazing in your newborn photos. Moms may wish to wear a white or cream blouse, top or dress - even maternity wear looks beautiful in your newborn images. Feel free to share with us what you are thinking - send a photo via text if you are unsure if something will look great and we will gladly offer advice and suggestions if you'd like our input. In family photos it looks best if your outfits are are in coordinated colours as well.

 

 

WHAT to BRING

 

We know it's overwhelming being a new parent so we keep it simple! Just bring your newborn a few diapers, some breast milk or formula in a bottle and a pacifier - we will take care of everything else! If you'd like to bring a special toy, blanket or bonnet feel free and we can incorporate that into a few photos as well.

 

 

IN-HOME SESSIONS

 

We understand that it may not be convenient for you to make it to the studio for your newborn's first portraits. We will come to you! We can bring an assortment of props, hats and wraps to your home for some beautiful, natural, lifestyle portraits of you and your newborn. We do ask that you try and raise the temperature of the room(s) we will be using to ensure your baby stays sleepy. Let us know if you would prefer to book an in-home newborn session. *An additional fee may apply for in-home sessions depending on your location.

 

 

PROPS and WRAPS

 

We have an abundance of adorable props, wraps and outfits for newborns and are always on the look out for new ones as the seasons and trends change. We order these hand-made items from crafters and artisans world-wide as well as some local vendors, to ensure they are beautiful, soft and delicate on baby's newborn skin. Lately, our studio vibe has been boho-inspired but we still offer our traditional neutrals and soft pastels. If you have a favourite prop or colour in mind for your newborn's images please let us know.

 

 

PATIENCE really is a virtue - and a necessity!

 

A typical newborn session can last anywhere from 1-3 hours and all depends on baby’s mood and willingness to sleep. Unfortunately, this isn’t something any of us can predict! It's important you remain calm if your baby is fussy, and always remember that wide-eyed newborn photos are beautiful, too. We always allow ample time for newborn sessions so providing you arrive on time for your session we should have enough time to capture some amazing newborn images.

 

 

SAFETY FIRST

 

We have been photographing newborns for over 11 years now and have learned a lot about the proper and safe handling of infants, newborn temperment, soothing and comforting techniques. We've often been called the baby whisperers and new parents leave our studio with a few tips and tricks to help them get through those next few days or weeks with their sometimes fussy newborns. Please know that your baby's safety is ALWAYS our first priority. We always make sure your baby is well supported and safely soothed if fussy. If you can bring along a pacifier and extra breast milk or formula in a bottle this often helps soothe newborns during their photo session.

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GIFT CERTIFICATES

 

for newborn sessions are a perfect gift for new parents... please keep this in mind as a shower gift or baby gift... it's a nice "group" gift from work colleagues, too. We can mail out a beautiful hand-made gift card right to your home or you can pick it up at the studio. If you add a Lemon Love Newborn Portrait Session to your baby registry we can contact one of your gift givers directly and arrange for delivery of the gift certificate as well.

 

If you have any questions at all regarding newborn sessions

please do not hesitate to

 

call or text

905-902-9555

 

or email us

photos@lemonlove.ca

 

Sanitization Protocols

We take the safety of our clients, their newborns and our own safety very seriously. We ensure all of our wraps, props etc. are cleaned after each session.

 

Please let us know if you have additional concerns.