Leading Ottawa Newborn Photographer. Specializing in newborn, maternity, family and baby photography in the Ottawa area.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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. 🙂
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. 😉
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or just send me a message by clicking here.
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! 🙂
Please feel free to see more adorable babies in this gallery. Thanks for stopping by!