Category Archives: Baby / Newborn

Little Levi :: Ottawa Newborn Photograper

Oh this little guy! He’s just the sweetest!

Back in February my dear friends Chrissy and Steve welcomed their beautiful baby boy Levi into the world! The original plan was for me to drive to the hospital (about an hour outside of Ottawa) and would photograph the birth. Levi, however, had other plans and his birth happened much quicker than anyone expected. Before I could arrange to get there, it was all over!

The next morning my family and I drove out to meet him and congratulate the new parents. Even though I had missed the birth, I was happy to bring my camera along anyway and capture some moments of the three of them in the hospital. What I love about photos like this is the authenticity. I know a lot of people probably wouldn’t think of the hospital as an ideal place and time to have professional newborn photos taken, but it definitely is! You just need the right photographer to make the ordinary moments look extraordinary 😉

Thanks so much to Steve and Chrissy for having me in to capture some of these first moments with little Levi! I have a funny feeling that this won’t be the last time these three are featured here on the blog! 😉

If you are expecting a baby and are interested in having a set of newborn photos taken in-hospital, let’s get in touch! Newborns grow and change in the blink of an eye. Capturing these sweet first moments as a new family are so important and will be a treasured memory for years to come!

Ottawa Hospital Newborn Photos

Ottawa Family Photography :: Baby Dezyn!

What a fantastic weekend! Even though we got some major rain on Saturday, that didn’t stop me from having a fun in-home newborn session with the Rahim family! Their beautiful son Dezyn clearly stole the show – and with good reason! At only 7 weeks old he may take the cake as one of the calmest infants I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Lots of intense stares and animated facial expressions – and get a load of that amazing head of hair! I love, love, love babies at this age. So much personality emerging!

Another thing I thought was extra special about this session, besides the star himself, was the colourful modern artwork that decorated Alison and Riyad’s home. I was so impressed to learn that these two have personally created the majority of the artwork that decorates the walls, including a beautiful personalized piece for Dezyn! I love that we were able to incorporate a bit of their art in the backgrounds of these photos. I think it gives them that extra special personal touch!

Lifestyle newborn photos are such a fun, authentic way of capturing a new family. This style of newborn photography is my favourite as it really shows the beauty in real life moments and tells a story of where the family’s life is at right now. Because these photos illustrate real life, I find that they work best displayed in an album and/or a DVD slideshow.

Thank you again Rahim family for having me into your home to photograph your sweet little family! I sincerely enjoyed spending the morning documenting the love the three of you share. I hope we have the opportunity to work together again in the future!

Ottawa Newborn Photos - Rahim Family

Ottawa Newborn Photography :: Baby Dezyn

Baby Photography in Ottawa by Danielle Lynn Photography

If you are expecting a baby or are interested in having your family photographed by Ottawa’s Award Winning Family & Children’s Photographer, Danielle Lynn Photography, please contact me today! At the moment I am booking for Fall and Winter 2014 and can’t wait to capture YOUR family this year! 🙂

My approach to Newborn Photography :: Ottawa Newborn Photographer

As an adoptive mom, it saddens me that I do not have the memories, even photographically, of when my kids were newborns. This is all part of the deal with non-newborn adoption though. You pretty much know that going in. But in my most personal of thoughts, what I wouldn’t give to have held them, to smell them, to see what those newborn toes looked like and to see how much hair they had. Little, seemingly unimportant things that are so normal for parents to see and experience are things that I will unfortunately never know.

A few years ago I shyed away from newborn photography. I didn’t enjoy it. The trendy thing was (and maybe still is?) to pose babies in various baskets, on blankets etc. wearing various knit hats and diaper covers. And while that’s all well and good and artistic in it’s own right, that’s not my style. It doesn’t draw me in on a personal level and doesn’t feel or look natural to me. And I (stupidly) allowed myself to believe that this was the only way to photograph newborns…or that it was the only way people wanted their babies photographed.

Then I began soul searching a bit.

What is it that I wish I could know about my own children as babies? What do I wish was documented? What is it that I missed? What memories do I ache to have? Then it hit me: Whatever that is, whatever speaks to my own heart is precisely what I need to be capturing for people.

My whole outlook changed. I began offering a different type of newborn photography. One that spent less time fussing and poking and prodding to create the “perfect” moment and more time creating and encouraging situations for natural interactions that I can document. No mater how funny, adorable, intimate, sweet or perfectly imperfect they may be, they are YOUR moments. And at the end of the day, isn’t that what people want to remember most?

My approach to newborn photography

….Those sweet, perfect little curls, toes and tiny fingers that are unique to your little bundle of joy.

….The tender moments of daddy soothing his little princess to sleep.

….The loving smirk a new mom gives a new daddy when she realizes that being a father makes him even more attractive.

….The look of love in mommy’s eyes when she lovingly feeds her baby.

….The connection between two new parents snuggling with their baby on the sofa, realizing that they are the luckiest parents in the world.

Ottawa Newborn Photography

I firmly believe that all of these wonderful moments happen whether I am there to capture them or not. But they are memories worth documenting because they are important. They are moments that will be forgotten in an alarmingly short period of time. They are the simple, every day things and experiences that have the power to make us fall deeper in love with each other and the new little families we are creating.

If you are interested in documenting this important time in your lives as a new family, please contact me today! info@daniellelynnphotography.com or via my contact form. Let’s create a set of family photos that will keep this time fresh in your mind for a lifetime.