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Photographing older newborn babies

In the whirlwind of having a baby and making sure you have all the material items you need such as a stroller, car seat, nappies, newborn clothes and all those other essential items sometimes remembering to schedule your newborn session gets forgotten of the list.  When you ask most newborn photographers when is the best time to take newborn photos, most will say that 5-10 days is the magic window and many will say this is the only time within which they will take newborn photos. I agree this is the optimum time to get your newborn photos taken but I’ve had babies I know how overwhelming those early days can be! I offer clients posed newborn sessions up to 3 weeks old. After three weeks babies are stretching a lot more and it isn’t as easy or comfortable for babies to be put in some of the positions you see with newborns. After three weeks babies are also becoming a lot more alert and a lot of the newborn poses require baby to be in a deep sleep.

If clients come to me after the three week window I will still happily take newborn photos but just make sure clients area aware that the photos will be less posed. One of the wonderful benefits of taking photos of your newborn slightly later is your likely to get lots of photos with your babies eyes open. This collection of photos is baby Miya and her mum and dad who came to me when Miya was 7 weeks old. I often hear that parents are turned away until their baby is 6 months if they have missed the tiny window of newborn photos. I think you will agree looking at these that they are memories worth catching!

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Paper flower backdrop cake smash

When Liliana’s mom told me she was ordering a paper flower backdrop as decorations for her daughters first birthday I was so excited as I knew they would make the perfect backdrop for her cake smash photo session too! Check out this beautiful colorful flowery cake smash session!

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Paper Flowers made by Paper Petals by CC

Cake made by Shannon Zambo Cakes




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Jordan 9 days new | newborn photographer north vancouver

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Jordan arrived 9 days early and came into the studio for his newborn session on his actual due date. I love getting the opportunity to photograph newborns when I have already previously taken maternity photos for mum and dad, it’s silly I get really excited to meet their little one.

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Beautiful Lupin Family Session | North Vanvouver

A friend shared a little gem with me last year about a location where wild Lupin flowers grown in North Vancouver. I’ve waited a whole year to shot there and got the opportunity this May to do a family photography portrait session with the lovely Edwards Family! I just love this location and will be defiantly using it again next year 🙂

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Happy 1st Birthday Kylie | Cake Smash North Vancouver

I had the pleasure of doing Kylie’s rainbow themed cake smash session. She absolutely rocked her session. Once she got a taste for the cake she didn’t want to stop eating it. This session was so much fun and full of giggles from all of us. Mum made the amazing rainbow cake and the talented local mum Janelle who runs Bows Knots and Tots Crochet made the crochet headband and necklace (check her out at

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Sibling Cake Smash | North Vancouver

Cake smash sessions are traditionally done to celebrate a child’s first birthday. When one mum contacted me asking for a cake smash session for her 4yr & 2yr old daughters I was a little nervous as to how it might work. I should not have been worried, this session was probably one of my favourites and the most fun ever. The girls were not worried about digging and getting messy and there was so much laughing and giggles through the session- just brilliant!