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Loved having Amy and her baby Jack at our natural light Toronto newborn studio. They were an absolute joy! Jack was awake for part of the session. Isn’t he an adorable little man? The Giving Portrait specializes in natural newborn photography in Toronto, ON  as well as maternity, and baby, and family photography in Greater […]

July 19, 2019

Toronto Newborn Photographers| Studio session with baby Jack

Luna’s parents chose to have her newborn photos done in their gorgeous Toronto house – and I don’t blame them It’s bright and, full of light! Also, it’s a more comfortable space to include all three of their dogs! – They were very excited about the new addition 😉  Luna was born the week her […]

July 19, 2019

Toronto newborn photographer | at home session for Luna and her dogs

Mama, are you getting in front of the camera with your babies? Here are 5 reasons why you totally should! 1. You Deserve to Be There  You belong in photos with them. You birthed those babies. You are worthy. I am all about portraits that show love—love between a mom and her baby. We make […]

March 19, 2019

Five Reasons Why You Need to Take Photos with Your Babies

  About a month ago I had an honour of working with an incredible mom – Kassandra. The session was all about her and her 3-month-old baby boy. She is the sweetest soul also happens to be a blogger.   So I today I am just going to steal her post about the experience with […]

March 18, 2019

Motherhood session with a 3 month old – one client’s story

Blooming trees and a woman’s body are both magical things in my book. And when you are expecting a baby girl you just have to be photographed among the blooms! I am a little late blogging this to be honest! By now this gorgeous mama already had her baby girl. She wrote us the kindest […]

February 12, 2019

Cherry Blossom Maternity session – Toronto Maternity Photographer

As precious as newborns are, I love photographing babies that are a few months old as well. They can interact with their parents a bit more and show their adorable smiles! I love that mom wanted to incorporate some breastfeeding pictures as well.  What a special bond between this mom and her baby girl. I think all the […]

February 11, 2019

Toronto baby photographer – motherhood session

How stunningly glowing is Melissa! We started the session with hair and makeup and by Ford Beauty, then did some solo shots of her before her Husband and big brother came to join the fun! All of Melissa’s outfits were borrowed from our studio wardrobe!  

February 9, 2019

Melissa and the family studio family/maternity session

I love at home sessions as much as I love studio ones!  They are perfect for families and newborn sessions! I love documenting the love parents and siblings share for the new addition. Baby Sofia was almost a month old -so not so sleepy, but such curious little peanut! Brothers adore her and it certainly […]

November 26, 2018

At home newborn session in Toronto

We rented a bigger studio that day to give Ashely room to dance!  Falling more and more in love with photographing dancers of all genres! Ashely does ballet and check out her contemporary stuff in the video! Photos shot on medium format film.     Check out this video we created for her as well […]

January 23, 2018

Ashely: toronto ballet photography