Tag Archives: Family Photos

Ottawa Children’s Photographer :: Here Comes Trouble!

I have a confession. The title of this post is actually hilariously misleading. Like any time I photograph young children, I showed up to A and R’s photo session fully expecting to be met with some age-appropriate apprehension, shyness and a whole lot of running around on my part. But once we got going, these two boys were actually a real treat! Dare I say, some of the easiest kids this age that I’ve ever photographed! For some in the 5 and under age range, having their photo taken can really be a tough sell. And I get it. Adult or child, I don’t know too many people who actually enjoy having a stranger stick a giant lens in their face and then be expected to act natural! But these two totally rocked it out and made my job soooooo easy! I barely broke a sweat!

A big thanks to their lovely Grandma for having me out to do these photos in her beautiful back yard. I’m so glad the family is enjoying the photos and I hope we have the opportunity to do these again in the future!

If you are interested in having your own family or kids photographed by Danielle Lynn Photography, please get in touch! With fall officially here it’s prime time to get outside and capture some fun family moments in amongst those gorgeous colours! 

Ottawa Kids Photographer :: A & R

Ottawa Family Photographer :: A Session at Manotick Mill!

Happy New Year!

As I’m sure you’ve noticed if you read my blog regularly, I’ve taken a bit of a break from blogging lately. This past fall was a typical one – busy! The sessions were happening much faster than I had time to get them blogged. Combine that with lots going on in my family life with kids starting back to school etc. and the result is a backlog of awesome family sessions that I have yet to share! I’m going to attempt to do so over the next couple of weeks so please bare with me! 🙂

This lovely family session has to be one of my favourites from 2013. The 4 of us met in Manotick and I had a ton of fun capturing them in the area around Watson’s Mill and down by the water. Being an east-ender with clients mostly opting for locations right in the city, it’s rare that I venture this far out for a session. I’m so glad these guys suggested it though! The town of Manotick is lovely, quaint and made the perfect backdrop for fall family photos.

A big thank you to the Ross Family for such a great time and for trusting me with your family photos this year! With a couple of boys as sweet, fun and well behaved as yours, I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to do this again in the future! 🙂

Manotick Family Photography - Ross Family

 

Ottawa Family Photographer - Manotick Mill

 

If you are interested in booking your own family photos with Ottawa’s Award Winning Family Photographer, Danielle Lynn Photography, please contact me today! At the moment I am booking sessions for winter 2014 and beyond. I’d love to connect with your family to discuss some ideas for a fun winter family session!

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.