Baby Brighton | Hamilton Newborn Photographer | Hamilton, ON


Katie and James are one of my newer Bump-to-Babe clients and we’ve had SO much fun with all their sessions.   I can’t encourage all of you out there enough to trust your professional to do their job and they will surprise you!  (And this applies to most tradespeople and professionals.)   Putting restrictions on & trying to control creative professionals will stifle them and bore you with the results.   So do yourself a favour and collaborate with your creative professional–you’ll be so happy with the products–I promise!

Anyway–all that to say, Katie and James encouraged me to do my thang and also brought a lot of great concepts forward and together we’ve brought them to life!    You should check out their very popular maternity session here.  It was so well-received that it was featured on a couple different baby blogs in Canada and the US!

Little Brighton came pretty early–about 3 weeks–so things were a little bumpy for the first week or so, but by the time we shot this lovely newborn session at Katie & James’ house she was doing awesome and was SUCH a great little model!

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After some family pics and pics with Mom and Dad we got her to sleep and she stayed asleep–it was awesome!    She was so cooperative to get posed and moved around and have things put on her head and moved around–she was totally conked out!



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The day before this session I’d been doing some reading on newborn photography and in that article the author mentioned that babies almost always smile during newborn sessions, but you just need to be ready for it.   In retrospect of all the newborn sessions I’ve done I realized she was RIGHT!   I just wasn’t ever expecting it–when I should be.  So once we got Brighton in this position we waited….and waited…and before long we got a sweet little smile.   But not before an awesome frown.   That girl can frown!


If you remember the maternity session you’ll remember the above little birch-bark crown I had made—we included it in the shots in the bookstore and outside on the bed.      And if you’ll also recall, we did a number of shots in the bookstore–a special pastime for Katie & James.   So to finish we hung out in Brighton’s room reading books and snuggling.   (I say ‘we’ but I didn’t snuggle.  Although that would have been nice…)     Finally, please note the pic of their cat–this guy….just blows me away.  I’m not a ‘cat-person’ per se, but, wow.   Right?



Congratulations Katie & James!   Look what you made!  She’s lovely.


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Baby Levi :: Hamilton Newborn Photographer :: Campbellville, ON

Back in the summer a really dear old buddy of mine gave birth to their first–a skeptical-looking little man, Levi.

We met on their parents’ farm near Campbellville on possibly the most humid day every recorded in history, ever, where we sweat it out and dodged deer flies–doesn’t this sound idyllic?

It was actually!  It was just fun hanging out with my friends and meeting this little man!    He’s a big, chubby, smiley guy now–so enjoy this walk down the country-lane, friends.

*Oh and leave me some blog-love at the bottom here–I know you’re all out there!  …I have to believe you are…sniff….*

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Congratulations again, you guys!   Thanks for letting me meet him so soon and for being so coopertive on such a sticky day!

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Elijah’s 6 Month :: Hamilton Baby Photographer :: Hamilton, ON

Yes!  The latest and greatest blog post is up and on this little man’s birthday.   I totally didn’t mean to schedule it this way–it was meant to be!

(sorry don’t know why the images are all mis-sized!  Looks like amateur hour over here…)

I’ve happily know this wee family for a long time now–I was there for his parents engagement, their wedding, this little man’s newborn photos and then his 6-month photos.   It’s so fun being able to watching a family grow from two individual people into many people belonging to one family unit.   Pretty cool actually…








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Wardrobe change!



We had grand plans to recreate a special shot that we did for his parents’ engagement photos–involving a lot of balloons and a baby floating away in a cradle while mom & dad jumped after him.   It would have been really cute, but alas it was so incredibly windy the balloons knotted, popped and were basically blowing horizontally.   Fingers crossed I get another chance to try again!


I love this series of photos below–the lighting, the evergreens, the blanket–it’s all just sweetness.





Happy Birthday little E!  You are TWICE as old today as you were when we took these photos and I’m guessing twice as cute!


Baby Harper:: Hamilton Newborn Photographer

Through my dear old doula friend Shannon at Birth on Earth I was happily connected with Sarah & Matt and their young, energetic family of three little girls.    I’ve had a lot of newborn boys through my doors lately, so I was really looking forward to doing some girly stuff with baby Harper.

I know Sarah might feel otherwise, but the girls were so well-behaved and had a lot of fun hamming it up and playing around for the camera.    I’ve worked with a lot of small children and it was fun to be around a bunch of little girls who just wanted to twirl :)

Harper was a little doll–figuratively and literally.  Once she settled, which was really quickly!, she slept easily through the rest of the shoot and allowed us to create a few different shots.  My favourite shot was one I had been saving for a little girl–and it was the Princess and the Pea shot–pictured above.   For all you beginner newborn photographers–please note: this is photoshopped!  Babies should never be put into situations where one false move or accident could harm them!

For this image I started with Harper just on the one mattress on the bed, then after the shoot I set up the bed with all the other mattresses and the gigantic ‘pea’ and then put the two images together.  Takes some of the magic away, I know, but it’s important that people know I’d never put a baby on top of 9 wobbly mattresses.  And neither should you.

Anyway!  It was a joy working with Harper and her adults and I hope the playfulness and tenderness in this family will shine through their photos.

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Baby Rae: Hamilton Baby Photographer

I’ve mentioned this before but one of the perks of my job is the ‘continuity of care’ I get to provide to some of my clients.  I get to be there for their engagements, weddings, pregnancies, births and family photos and so on!  It’s pretty cool!

This is one little family I’ve had the privilege of knowing for a while but working with for almost a year now as we worked our way through their Bump-to-Baby package.  The first shoot was a maternity shoot, followed soon after by a newborn shoot and finishing up with little Rae’s 6 month shoot!   And what a frickin’ cutie…she’s been such a doll to work with.  And to top it all off this family has been one of those ‘do whatever you want because we trust you’ families–and that’s kinda nice sometimes.

Congratulations again Rezek family!

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Baby Sloane: Hamilton Baby Photography

I guess it would have been seven months ago when I first met Steph–ripe with a 10 lb baby and ready for her maternity photos.  We shot in studio on King William in Hamilton and had a lot of fun playing around with different poses, ideas and lighting.

And now, seven months later I got to meet little Sloane!  First off, how about that name?  Incredible.  And secondly, how about that squishy little tush?  I love being able to reconnect with my clients as the journey along in life.

Thanks for letting me in and congrats Sparhams!

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