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Ottawa Family & Newborn Photographer :: Baby Nikola

Being rocked to sleep by Mommy, cuddled by Daddy, held, kissed, loved and cherished. I just can’t imagine a more perfect way to photograph a newborn but in their natural state of sweetness. Believe it or not, there was a time in my career that I envied the photographers who could creatively pose babies in baskets, on blankets or with a wide array of fluffy hats.
I thought that was what newborn photography was and that was all it could really be. But the more time I spent with my clients, talking with them, spending time in their homes, in their lives getting to know them and what they love about the time in their lives right now, the more I realized I was wrong. For me and the clients I work with, I really feel like the most important memories are the ones they are living with their babies right now. While the posed photography creates a different type of art in and of itself (and can be SO beautiful), there is nothing as precious as this moment. And when your babies are grown, what are the type of memories you’ll want to have to look back on? I promise, they will be the ones where the love can be not only seen but also felt. That’s how I knew I had to deliver something different. Something that documented the joy and love in this newly formed family.
Baby Nikola is just such a wonderful baby. At one month old, she was alert, inquisitive and seemed so content with being held by Mommy or Daddy. What I loved most about this session (as with so many newborn sessions) is that feeling that goes along with being in the presence of new love. Ray and Joanne were simply enthralled with this little peanut. Every sound, every face, every movement was perfection. There’s nothing quite as beautiful as seeing this love through the eyes of a new parent. Baby Nikola is a lucky girl to have such kind, attentive parents and as this family continues to bloom I sincerely hope I have the opportunity to work with them again. If Nikola is this adorable NOW, I can only imagine what the future holds 😉


Ottawa Newborn Photographer :: Nikola


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If you are an Ottawa area couple or family who are expecting a baby, or are interested in professional photos of your family, please contact Ottawa Family & Newborn Photographer, Danielle Lynn Photography today! I am currently booking family and newborn sessions for Spring 2013 and would love to connect with your family 🙂

Ottawa Photographer :: EMKE 2013!

It’s hard to believe that this is the third year in a row I’ve had the opportunity to photograph Ottawa’s Extreme Makeover Kindness Edition with this group of very talented Interior Designers! It seems like it was only yesterday that we all gathered together for their makeover of the Good Companions Centre (2011) and the Foster Family Farm Homework Club (2012)!

Like the previous two years, this year most definitely did not disappoint! For 2013 the designers made over a space at the Youville Centre here in Ottawa. To read more about the Youville Centre and the incredible service they provide to young women in the community, click here.

The words ‘incredible transformation’ would not be enough to accurately describe the work these ladies accomplished this year. In such a short time they were able to raise funds and furniture donations within the community and pull together a space that is not only incredibly beautiful, but also a functional, comfortable place for the young moms at the Youville Centre to unwind while not attending their classes. By the end of it, I was a wee bit jealous that *I* couldn’t just come and hang out there! 😉

What I think is the most touching part of this entire project is that the recipients were so genuinely excited about it. Their screams of shock and the physical excitement was tangible that day. They SO deserved this. For me personally, it’s just such a wonderful feeling to be a part of it. To capture their reactions and to know that I’m helping document a day that I’m sure the girls and the designers will never forget.

For before pictures as well as a full list of contributors to EMKE 2013, please visit the TBB’s blog and Sonya Kinkade (the lead designer)’s blog! Also be sure to become a fan of Extreme Makeover Kindness Edition on Facebook to be kept in the loop when these ladies tackle a new charity project in 2014!

Thank you again ladies for the honour of being a part of such a special project! I look forward to working with you again in 2014!


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Ottawa Family Photographer :: The Hueft Family

Sometimes I show up to a session and I just know my clients and I will click from the moment we meet. I like to think it’s something in those initial interactions that not only boosts my confidence and excitement as a photographer, but also allows for my clients and I to enter a space of comfort right from the get go. Being comfortable, laughing and having fun with each other during a session goes such a long way. So much so that I really do believe it can be seen in the photos. Continue reading