Precious Moments: The Best Newborn Photography Tips from Little Wagon

Welcome to Little Wagon Photography, your trusted partner in preserving the most precious moments of your little one’s life. As a premier newborn photography studio based in Ottawa, Canada, we understand the importance of capturing the magic of your baby’s first month and have some great newborn photography tips to share. From tiny toes to adorable yawns, every moment is worth cherishing.

Navigating the first month with your newborn can be both exhilarating and challenging for new parents. To help you make the most of this special time, here are some newborn photography tips:

  1. Embrace the Natural Beauty: Newborns are at their most angelic state during the first few weeks of life. Embrace their natural beauty by opting for simple, timeless setups that highlight their innocence. At Little Wagon Photography, we specialize in creating heartwarming setups that focus on your baby’s delicate features.
  2. Timing is Key: The ideal time to schedule your newborn photo session is within the first 7-21 days of birth. During this period, babies are more likely to sleep soundly and curl up into those adorable poses that make for stunning photographs. Don’t worry if your little one is older; we can still capture beautiful moments at any age.
  3. Comfort is Essential: Your baby’s comfort and safety are our top priorities. Our studio is equipped with cozy props and a warm environment to ensure your little one feels relaxed throughout the session. We take the time to soothe and settle your baby, allowing for a stress-free experience for both parents and baby.
  4. Personalize Your Session: Every family is unique, and we believe your newborn photos should reflect that. Whether you prefer classic black and white portraits or vibrant, playful setups, we tailor each session to suit your style and preferences. Let us know your vision, and we’ll bring it to life.
  5. Capture Milestone Moments: The first month of your baby’s life is filled with milestone moments worth capturing. From their first smile to those adorable yawns and stretches, we’ll preserve these precious memories for you to treasure for years to come.

Now, you might be wondering, why choose Little Wagon Photography for your newborn photos?

  1. Expertise and Experience: With 14 years of experience in newborn photography, we have perfected the art of capturing timeless portraits that melt hearts.
  2. Attention to Detail: We pay attention to every little detail, from the placement of tiny fingers to the angle of each shot, ensuring that every photograph is a work of art.
  3. Safety First: As parents ourselves, we understand the importance of safety when handling newborns. Rest assured, your baby is in good hands with us.
  4. State-of-the-Art Studio: Our studio is equipped with top-of-the-line equipment and props to ensure stunning results every time.
  5. Unmatched Customer Service: From the initial consultation to the final delivery of your photos, we strive to provide unparalleled customer service and a memorable experience.

Ready to capture the fleeting moments of your baby’s first month? Contact Little Wagon Photography today to schedule your newborn photo session. Don’t let these precious moments slip awayβ€”let us preserve them for a lifetime of cherished memories.

Whether you’re a first-time parent or adding a new member to your growing family, let Little Wagon Photography be your partner in creating beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

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Santa’s Little Posers: Kids Christmas Photo Session!

Santa’s Little Posers: Kids Christmas Photo Session! Tis the season to be merry. At Little Wagon Photography, we’re honoured to capture your children’s photos year after year to help ring in the season. This is such a wonderful time of year to create memories of your little ones.

The fun process of creating these photo sessions

Every year we create magical backdrops to bring Christmas into our studio. We turn our studio into a little winter wonderland that sparks joy and excitement into the little ones’ eyes. We try to make each photo session unique and special.

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Two beautiful children posing for a Christmas photo session at Little Wagon Photography, in Ottawa.

What makes our sessions so special is the excitement and laughter we capture through our photos. We believe in having fun throughout our time together and capturing your kids’ personality the best way we can.

What to wear on the big day

We encourage families to get creative with their outfits – whether wearing comfy Christmas pyjamas or dressing them with their fancy attire, the most important thing is to compliment the holiday theme while making sure the kids are comfortable so they can enjoy their time!

Two adorable siblings taking their photos at Little Wagon Photography during a Christmas photo session.
These two siblings had a wonderful time taking their photos at Little Wagon Photography.

Creating a time capsule

As the years pass, these photos become a time capsule, capturing the growth and love of your family. These precious moments go by so fast and it brings so much happiness to be able to look back on them.

Siblings taking their photos at Little Wagon Photography during a Christmas photo session.
Big brother and little sister taking their Christmas photos at our studio in Ottawa.

Continuing with the celebration!

After your session, there’s nothing better than continuing to celebrate the season by doing some Christmas activities in Ottawa! Check out these activities happening now in our city.

Whether it’s your first time booking a session or you are a seasoned client, feel free to contact us to book your spot for a photo session of your liking! We’re here to capture the love, the laughter and the fun that makes this season truly magical.

Happy Holidays!

Great items to start with your newborn photography business

It’s hard not to fall in love with newborn photography. Who doesn’t want to take photos of squishy little newborn babies for a living? And yet, starting your own business can seem like a daunting task. The good news is that it doesn’t take much to start your own photography business.

Of course you will need to learn how to operate a camera and how to pose a baby safely (that is the most important part of your job!) But once you’re familiar with your camera, lighting and have some experience handling newborn babies and posing them safely, there are just a few essential items to get you started.

  1. A posing beanbag or something similar to lay baby on. You will need somewhere soft and safe to put baby on. There are specific beanbags out there that are made for photographers. These are easy to clean and easy to stuff to your liking. I have been photographing babies for almost 14 years and have had the same beanbag for all these years. It’s an investment into your photography business that will serve you well. Unfortunately I don’t remember where I purchased mine (it was so long ago!) but it looks something like this link.
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2. A posing fabric or blanket. There are many lovely photography vendors out there that sell posing fabrics. But if that’s out of your budget, all you need is to go to a fabric store and get 2 yards of a stretchy, soft fabric for baby to lay on. You can even cut a piece of it to use as a matching wrap! Another option is to use a soft blanket that is long enough to cover the space. Just keep in mind that you want something soft that won’t be prickly on baby’s skin.

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3. A backdrop stand. You will need something to clip your fabric to. It doesn’t necessarily need to be a stand. When I photograph newborns in client’s homes, a lot of time I will use the back of their chairs to clamp the fabric so it looks nice and smooth. There are photographers that will skip this step and fix it in Photoshop later. But if you’re new at photography, this step will help you save time when editing.

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4. A basket or two! Just like with posing fabrics, there are many vendors that sell beautiful baskets/bowls to pose baby in. The good thing about buying through a vendor is that you know it will be the perfect size to pose a newborn baby safely in. That being said, you can also find some cute boxes/bowls in local stores that will work. The main thing is to make sure that these are safe and that they don’t have any sharp edges that could harm baby.

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5. Wraps. As I mentioned above, if you purchase fabric at your local fabric store you can always cut a piece of that fabric to wrap baby in. Newborn babies love being swaddled. It makes them feel safe and comforted and it’s always my go to when babies are awake or not very content. Once you have a few wraps, there are many ways to wrap baby in order to get a large variety of photos.

Besides your camera, lighting (natural or not) and knowing how to pose babies safely, these are some of the basic items that will help you get started. If you’d like to learn more, we offer newborn photography classes that you can find here. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions!

No-Contact Photos with Santa Now Available!

This year has been a little nuts, right? But we still want to celebrate Christmas and all the joys that come with it! That’s why I’ve decided to offer no-contact Photos with Santa. This gives you a chance of receiving a beautiful photo of your child/family with Santa all from the comfort of your home! All you need to do is send me the photo you would like to use and I’ll place it inside the frame Santa is holding. πŸ™‚

For only $39+tax (or both for $65+tax), you will receive this beautiful digital photo and you can then print as many copies of it as you would like. This would make it for a wonderful keepsake for the grandparents and all of your loved ones.

You have the option of adding a small personal message and turn it into a Christmas Card (as seen on first photo) or not! The choice is yours. πŸ˜‰

Here are the two options you can choose from (please note that my logo would not be included in your photo/card):

This keepsake will sure bring smiles for years to come. For more information on how to go about submitting your photo, please email me at or just send me a message by clicking here.

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

How to get real baby smiles during a baby photography session in Ottawa

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Playing peekaboo behind the camera is one of the easiest ways to get baby to smile back at you. Most babies love a little peekaboo game and will go along with that for quite a few takes!
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Another way to get baby’s attention and get them to smile is by making funny sounds! Animal sounds also work wonderfully.
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Baby tickles! Babies love little tickles on their bodies and this works pretty much every time!
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Get mom and dad to help make baby smile too! Parents know just what makes them giggle.
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Here’s another example where mom and dad where helping baby smile. πŸ™‚
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Play with baby! I love including mom and dad in the photos and getting some real, organic smiles as they interact. πŸ™‚

Baby Photography Ottawa – Sweet Stella

I loved seeing this sweet baby girl again in my Ottawa studio! I first met her when she was just a few days old and look at her now! She’s 7 months; such a perfect age to get some baby photos done. I just had to stop by and post a couple of close-ups of this sweet little face! πŸ™‚

Please feel free to see more adorable babies in this gallery. Thanks for stopping by!


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Newborn Photography – Baby Nora

This sweet baby girl was such a darling baby to photograph. One of my farourite type of photos to take during a newborn session are the photos with mom & dad. There’s just so much love in that interaction. Makes me feel blessed to have this job every day. πŸ™‚

Please visit our gallery for more photos of little ones and contact us if you have any questions. You can find all of our packages here. Thanks for stopping by!


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Here are some simple and beautiful photos of this little munchkin! Such a sweet baby photography session in our Ottawa studio. πŸ™‚

Please visit our gallery for more sample of our work or click here to go directly into the baby gallery. Thanks for stopping by!


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Baby Photography – Celeste and her smiles… :)

I loved seeing this pumpkin again! Her smiles won me over. Such a fun age to photograph… πŸ™‚

Please visit our baby gallery for more photos of babies around this age and feel free to contact us with any questions. Thanks for stopping by!



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Ottawa Newborn Photographer – baby Cadence

The New Year started with me having 3 newborns girls in the first week! This little baby doll came in to get her newborn photography done at only 6 days new. She was so tiny and sweet. πŸ™‚

Please visit our newborn gallery for more photos of little ones and contact us with any questions that you may have. Thanks for stopping by!


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