Capturing your baby in a fresh & natural way
Capturing your baby in a fresh & natural way.
I always do my best to make sure sessions are relaxed and comfortable. Clients are encouraged to wear whatever is comfortable for them and wardrobe changes are welcome. I can offer tips on clothing that will compliment that beautiful baby bump!
I LOVEEEEE newborn sessions! I always book plenty of time for a newborn shoot as I never want new parents to feel rushed or overwhelmed in any way. I like to keep a relaxed environment and let the baby decide how the shoot goes. There will be lots of time for feedings and diaper changes to keep the experience stress free.
Fresh 48 Sessions
Okay, I lied. These sessions are my absolute favourite as they are filled with so much emotion. These moments will feel like a complete blur as weeks pass with your new little bundle. Scheduling a Fresh 48 session is one way to capture and cherish the first few hours of this tiny miracle’s life. For these sessions, no need to get dressed or put makeup on (if you don’t wish to) as I will come to you and capture your first moments of parenthood in the hospital room. Getting all the tiny details from their tiny little toes to their tiny little ear lobes.
What is the best time to get a maternity session done?
I usually recommend between 33-36 weeks.
When is it best to do a newborn shoot?
It’s strongly recommended that you book when your baby is 6-12 days old. In order to attain many of the positions, the baby needs to be very sleepy. Contact me ahead of time and let me know your due date, then once the baby is born send an email or call, and we will book a specific time.
What clothing/items should I have ready?
Attire for your newborn is always pretty flexible- Clothing or in the buff, swaddled or unswaddled. Have one outfit that you love, a cloth diaper or diaper cover, and a onesie or swaddled and we’ll do our best to capture your mini in a variety of each. I do not bring props, if you have any you would like in the images that is totally fine and I have no problem with that!
What is Fresh 48 photography?
This is a special session for families who want to capture the first few hours of their newborn’s life without documenting labour and birth. Held during the first 24-48 hours of your baby’s life, these sessions are perfect for remembering that first day forever. This is not a traditional newborn session; I will not pose the baby or bring props. This will just be me capturing your baby’s sweet new moments in a fresh, natural way!
I do offer bundles for a combined value. Contact me, I’d love to discuss options!
Newborn session 75-90 minutes- $285
Fresh 48- 60 minutes- $220.00
Maternity session 60 minutes- $275.00
"I can't recommend Julie enough when choosing a photographer. The photos we received were truly amazing and she captured real and natural moments in our family with ease. Her personality and sense of humour helped everyone feel relaxed and made for a fun environment and photos that don't feel posed!"
"Julie is the very best at what she does, and I would recommend her to anyone. My fiancé and I were feeling uncomfortable before our engagement photos as we are not the photo-type. Julie made us feel comfortable the whole time and made it so natural. Her personality and laugh is contagious!!! She has an eye for capturing the best photos, we loved every single one of them!"
"Julie has an eye for drawing out images that are genuine and real. She gives you space to allow the authentic moments to shine through. When I think about my experience of doing newborn shoots for my baby girl, I'm brought back to exactly how I felt: pure joy, feeling safe and so comfortable. Julie's talent speaks for itself through her work but also in the stories of her client's experiences in how personable she is. I believe this makes Julie a perfect fit as a photographer - quality work combined with a quality connection."
"Going into my photo shoot with Julie I was very self-conscious about being in front of the camera. But honestly within the first 5 minutes of being around her I began to let my guard down. She knows how to make someone feel so comfortable with her positive attitude and warm and fun personality! She has such an eye for photography, she will capture a side of yourself you didn't even know you had. Please give her the opportunity to capture your family moments, your candid moments, and your vulnerable moments."
"Julie is an incredible photographer! She really knows how to capture the special moments. (The ones that you want to hold on to forever!) Her work is stunning! Her photos really tell your story... Julie's warm and bubbly personality makes the entire experience enjoyable. She feels like a friend from the very beginning. She easily establishes a positive rapport with the kids and makes them laugh. (We all appreciate her wonderful sense of humour!) Julie is able to make everyone comfortable and connects so well with others. The photography session feels natural... even for the people who are more hesitant about having their photos taken. I whole-heartedly recommend Julie as a photographer. Her photos are displayed in my living room. They are truly a work of art and remind me of the beautiful moments that make up our life stories."
"I highly recommend Julie Anne photography. I first used Julie when she was starting out last year to capture a beautiful set of maternity photos. They turned out better then I could have imagined. I've continued to use Julie over the past year including an entire family photoshoot consisting of individual group family shoots, the whole family, mother-daughter and niece and nephew combinations. Despite the rainy, cold weather, our pictures were amazing, and Julie's spirits were high. Recently we did a 1st birthday / Easter shoot for my daughter, which even included baby ducks! The laughter and fun we had while capturing these amazing moments will last a lifetime, thanks to Julie's amazing talents. Will continue to use Julie Anne photography as my daughter grows and our family expands."
"As first time parents we are so worried about getting our family pictures taken but Julie came to our house and made our pictures so fun!! I dont think we stopped laughing and she caught all the perfect moments of our little family. My husband isnt a picture guy but whenever I say who's doing them he is much more relaxed and actually excited for the pictures ! She will forever be our family photographer :)"
"I've known Julie a long time. She has always been someone who lights up a room. She is kind, laid back, and so easy to talk to, which is reflected in her photography. She took both our maternity and newborn photos and made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. The result was photos that were so genuine and candid, you can feel the love when you look at them! She captured such raw emotion in both shoots, the pictures ooze happiness. A treat to work with!"