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Ottawa Newborn Photographer :: The Paciga Family

Ahh newborn babies. Every time I’m fortunate enough to photograph a family with a new wee one I’m reminded of how lovely they are and how nothing can really compare with the feeling of being new parents. Rosalind and Mat were naturals. Every interaction I witnessed between parents and baby was sweet, loving and as if they’d been doing it for years. Baby Nathan is a very lucky boy. 🙂

 

This lovely family were actually supposed to be birth photography clients of mine, however, due to Rosalind being induced a couple of weeks earlier than expected and myself being 4 hours out of town at the time, it didn’t quite happen the way we had initially planned! The good news though is that Mom and baby are doing wonderfully and all are settling into their new roles as a family of three. I was very grateful to have been invited in to document this time for them and I really think the love and connection between them shows through in the images.

 

Thank you Mat, Rosalind and baby Nathan for the pleasure of meeting and photographing the three of you!

 

 

Are you expecting a new baby in the next few months? I’d love to speak with you! Ottawa Newborn Photographer, Danielle Lynn Photography is now booking in-home and outdoor maternity, newborn and family sessions for 2013!

 

Ottawa Birth Photographer :: What My Clients Have to Say!

If you’ve been watching the news or are keeping informed on all things childbirth, I’m sure you’ve heard about the newest phenomenon of birth photography by now! As most of my readers know, I had the pleasure of photographing an AMAZING birth back in May and going forward, this is something am adding to my repertoire! Why? I LOVED the experience. Everything from the anxious anticipation of the birth itself to presenting the proud parents with their very own finished birth slide show…and everything in between! Birth photography tells a story. One of the most treasured stories of your life. A story that is very often forgotten or only remembered by a few select snap shots taken by a relative amidst all of the excitement. Having a birth photographer present to document your home or hospital birth changes your entire experience and memory of that time in very big way.

 

In working with Alicia’s family at the birth of baby Rohan, I saw this first hand. When I arrived it was the wee hours of the morning. Alicia had began labouring in the birthing tub. Shane was sitting behind her lovingly coaching her through. Alicia’s two sisters were tending to their nephew Elijah and both of Alicia’s midwives were busy coaching, encouraging and working hard to ensure everything happened peacefully and smoothly. Things were as they should be. As I tiptoed around and snapped away I wondered how they might remember this if I weren’t there. Maybe a few cell phone photos after the fact? It made me happy to know that I was able to be there for Alicia and her family. It made me realize how much I truly believe in this type of experience being documented. Sure, birth photos may not be the images you hang on your wall or keep in your wallet. But more than that, they are photos that you can keep close to your heart to reflect on for years to come. When you look back at some of the most intimate moments of your life, aren’t they some of your most treasured? I know that’s definitely the case for me.

 

Here’s what Alicia had to say after her experience with me (which I would like to say, made me so emotional after reading!)

 

“The birth of my first son was so life changing, but sadly I have very few pictures from that eventful day. In planning to do things a little differently the second time around with a home birth rather than a hospital birth, I knew I wanted quality photographs to document this momentous time in our lives. Not only was I impressed with Danielle’s previous work, I felt extremely comfortable in her presence and trusted her instincts and professionalism. With little time to spare during the quick birth, Danielle swept in that day and was merely a fly on the wall, however, you would never know that after seeing the quality of her photographs. The blissful look on my face as I birthed and held my son for the first time, the strength and support of my Husband, the calm prepardedness of my midwives, the happiness on both of our faces as my midwife announced “It’s a boy!”, and even my intense facial expressions during the last phase of my labour – these are the real memories, actions and feelings that I never want to forget. I am especially thankful for the many shots of my birth support team working behind the scenes that would have been missed otherwise. I tear up everytime I look at my photographs. I can’t get over how much emotion Danielle captured in such a short time frame. Birth is a miracle and I am forever grateful for these beautiful keepsakes. Thank you, Danielle, for sharing your amazing talent with my family. If there are more children in our future I hope you’ll have your batteries charged and camera bag packed because I wouldn’t want to do it again without you!”

 

 To watch baby Rohan’s entire birth slideshow, click here!
Going forward I am looking forward to photographing more Ottawa births in the months to come! To inquire about my special introductory rates for 2012 births, please contact me today!

 

Ottawa Newborn Photographer ~ Sweet Baby T

Probably my favorite thing about the type of Newborn Lifestyle Photography I do is the authenticity. No posing, no props and no rules about the age of the baby or how sleepy they must be. Just raw, honest documentation of life. I want to see the half-made beds, the empty baby bottles on the night-stand, the mis-matched baby socks on the dresser and the exhausted but blissful smile on Mom’s face as she gazes down at her sweet miracle. These are real moments. These are the moments that you will forget. And in 5, 10, 15 years from now when you look back at your newborn photos, it is my ultimate hope is that the images from your session will flood your heart with memories of this wonderful, emotional time – exactly as it happened.

When Sandra contacted me for baby T’s photos, I was delighted at the opportunity to photograph a 5 week old! For lifestyle newborn photography, this is a fantastic age. The baby is still so newborn-ish (yes, I do believe I made that word up…) but at the same time, alert and becoming more aware of the world around them. Baby T was a sweetheart too. Chubby round cheeks and just the littlest double chin made him one totally edible little dude! Oh, and you may remember Sandra from the family photography session at Mooney’s Bay over the Summer! So yes, that means that little A is a big sister! 🙂

Thank you so much Sandra and baby T for having me in your home to photograph the love that you share. I hope I have the opportunity to photograph all four of you in the not too distant future!

 

 

To book your very own Lifestyle Newborn or Family Photography session with Ottawa’s Danielle Lynn Photography, please email me today! info@daniellelynnphotography.com or fill out the contact form here!

 

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