Family

WHAT’S A LIFESTYLE FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT WITH NLP LIKE?

As you can tell from my website portfolio, I love to capture children and families in a very relaxed manner.  I typically spend between an hour to an hour and a half shooting, no forced smiles-no overwrought posing , just very easy-going and stress-free for all involved.

WHERE WILL THE SESSION TAKE PLACE?

The shoot will take place in your home or at an outdoor location. If your home doesn’t get sufficient natural light, Toronto has some beautiful studio spaces that we can rent for the hour. Click here to see a sample studio session.

Because I work with natural light, at-home and studio sessions are scheduled in the mornings.  Outdoor sessions are usually scheduled in the late afternoons – the light is beautiful about an hour and a half before sunset, but that can be “iffy” for little ones unless they are dependable nappers. Once you decide to book, we’ll discuss what location works best for your family and find a date.

WHEN IS THE BEST AGE TO HAVE MY BABY PHOTOGRAPHED?

One of my favourite ages to photograph (besides for newborn, of course!) are “sitter sessions”. This is when your baby is around 6-9 months, can sit up unaided, but is not yet on the go. It’s the perfect time to capture your little one’s gummy smiles and adorable personality.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR FOR OUR FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT?

It’s so important to be yourself so don’t feel like you have to dress up for the occasion. A good and simple rule is to coordinate but not match. Feel free to play around with layers and accessories . You can find more tips on how to dress your family for the photo shoot over on my “What to Wear” Pinterest Board.

WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?

As a natural-light photographer, I always leave a few slots available each month in case we need to reschedule due to rain or bad weather.

HOW CAN WE PREPARE FOR THE PHOTOSHOOT?

I will send you a PDF guide before the shoot with information on how to prepare for the session. If you’re worried about your child’s behaviour, please know that I have seen it all. Out of seeming chaos, beautiful portraits can come – trust me on this one! The number one rule is to relax and know your kids are born models!

Please feel free to have a look at some of my family session previews and if my style seems like a good fit for you, I would love to photograph your family! Contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to book.

Nechama Laitman is a Toronto newborn photographer, family photographer, maternity photographer and baby photographer. She offers on location and in-home natural lifestyle photography in all areas of the GTA, including North York, Riverdale, Rosedale, Forest Hill, Roncesvalles, Leslieville, the Annex, Sunnybrook, Lawrence Park, Ossington, Leaside, Willowdale, Yonge-Eglinton, Bedford Park and parts of Oakville
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