They’re tiny creatures that are tiny for such a short amount of time. You blink, and they are crawling.
In another few months, and they are taking their first steps.
Time, stop! Where did my baby go?

When flipping through your newborn album, these sweet memories will come back to you over and over again.

We want to capture your new baby in a real and natural way.
I use baby-led posing, which means that I don’t force your little one into uncomfortable positions he/she doesn’t want to be in.
Our newborn images are not about fancy props but rather the connection between parents and the baby.
We keep it simple to allow true love and connection to shine through.

newborns

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BEAUTIFUL &
PHOTOGENIC!"

"I'm never felt more

ELIJAH & LACY
A SANTA BARBARA ENGAGEMENT

From start to finish, I absolutely loved my experience with Julia. She immediately made you feel comfortable as soon as you walked in the studio and took so well to my little boy ...
Her shoot props were gorgeous and I really appreciated the selection of beautiful and stylish gowns for both maternity and post-maternity shoots for moms. 

 This is a huge help, many times we shy away from photo sessions because we don't like our bodies, or have nothing to wear and don't want to go through the trouble of buying something - she has it all covered! She also has an amazing and talented makeup artist who makes you feel like a queen!

When we received the photos we were blown away by the quality. They were crisp, bright and airy. I also love how she captured the candid moments of us too. 
. If you want the job done right and great quality photos you can have for the rest of your life, book a session with The Giving Portrait!

"She immediately made you feel comfortable as soon as you walked in the studio ..."

KAssandra- motherhood session

I’ve done 3 sessions with Julia: outside maternity, family at home, and motherhood portrait at the studio. Every single session was such an amazing experience. She is simply outstanding!! So talented, professional, an incredible artist and kind-hearted! I usually feel uneasy in front of the camera. However, Julia provides you with directions, making the whole experience feel so comfortable and natural. Her photography style is so dreamy and full of light! I absolutely love the photographs and am so grateful to Julia for capturing these precious memories for us!

"So talented, professional, an incredible artist and kind-hearted!"

Anastasia - Maternity and motherhood 

I loved shooting my maternity photos with Julia! She made me feel super confident and comfortable. Her studio is absolutely gorgeous and she has an insane wardrobe to choose from so you literally don't need to pack anything! I highly recommend her for maternity photos!

"She made me feel super confident and comfortable!"

Marlie - Maternity 

My experience with Julia at The Giving Portrait was phenomenal. The entire morning was a relaxing, special treat. From her wonderful, sunlit Toronto studio to the hair/make-up and wardrobe styling,
I loved being able just to show up and have her take care of a tired momma. I've been on set for video and photo shoots before and Julia's professionalism, kindness and talent make her a stand-out.
 And of course, the photos. Oh my God, the photos. I've had a never-ending stream of compliments about the photography, saying that it looks like a magazine spread. I'm grateful she captured these memories and I'm proud to have her artful portraits in my home for the rest of our lives

OH MY GOD, THE PHOTOS.

Melissa + the family 
Maternity session

What you wear plays a huge role in how the final images turn out. The truth is, the things we wear in real life often aren’t the best options for photos.

My style is light, airy, romantic, and feminine, and we encourage our clients to wear clothing that matches that style. It’s the only way to guarantee you get photos just like the ones you see in my portfolio.

But guess what. We are not going to send you shopping! With a brand new baby that's be impossible! 

 I have a growing selection of dresses in various sizes available for all my moms to wear during their shoots. Some are more casual, and some are fancier. All of them are postpartum friendly! 

We got you, mama! 


Let us take care of that....

what to wear for
 a newborn session? 

Our Toronto newborn studio is full of natural light and white everything.

 I use minimal props, letting love and connection shine through. I love to create a bit of a home-like feel for photos that are lifestyle yet clean and curated. 

While we offer at-home newborn sessions as an option, we strongly recommend everyone to take advantage of our Toronto studio.
It’s so easy to come to the space where you can get dressed using our client wardrobe, get your hair and makeup done, and have your photoshoot.

100% Gorgeous
100% Stress-Free

our studio

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BEAUTIFUL &
PHOTOGENIC!"

"I'm never felt more

ELIJAH & LACY
A SANTA BARBARA ENGAGEMENT

wall art

Storybooks of your life.
Heirlooms to pass down.
Your family history. 
Your forever treasures.
Memories to be remembered.
The tangible luxury, yet every family’s necessity.
Because you wouldn’t want to just pass down your iCloud password to your kids.

Daily reminders of what’s important.
Art featuring your best creations yet
A reminder for the tiniest of how much they are loved here.
Your pride, your joy.
Custom made with your style and decor in mind.
Only highest-quality materials to last you for decades to come.

Albums and folio boxes

We recommend booking as soon as possible—we can always reschedule based on the adjusted due date or early/late arrival. But I do limit the number of sessions per month, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

When should I book my session? 

Besides all the diaper bag necessities (diapers, pacifier, etc.), you are welcome to bring a simple onesie for some natural shots, a hat, or a headband or two if it’s a baby girl.
If there is a special sentimental item you’d like to have a photo of, such as your own little teddy bear or a blanket passed down by your grandparents, you can bring it as well.

Do I need to bring anything for the baby to my newborn session?



Absolutely! Pets are part of the family and totally encouraged at all sessions.
Depending on your dog’s behaviour, please bring a person to watch the dog or take it home after its shots.

Can I bring my dog to the newborn session?

We usually aim for at about 10 to 14 days after the birth to allow mom to heal and the baby to adapt to the world a bit.

When is the best time to schedule a newborn session?



I totally get that. You just delivered a baby! So, yes, we can, but we try to talk every mom into taking at least some photos.
Mother-and-baby shots are my signature shots, and we’d be sad for you to miss out on those. We strongly suggest all new moms take advantage of a professional hair and makeup appointment at our studio for a stress-free morning. A little pampering can go a long way for a tired, sleep-deprived, mom. Also, our studio wardrobe was created with postpartum mamas in mind, so they will comfortable in flattering pieces.
Trust us. You have nothing to worry about, and you are going to love these photos!

Can you just photograph the baby? I don’t feel like myself at the moment.



A newborn session with parents and siblings can last up to three hours, depending on how settled the baby is, how many feeding breaks we need to take, etc. We never rush those sessions.

How long is a newborn session?

FaQ

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This time is so, so fleeting. One morning, you’ll wake up, and your baby won’t be as tiny and squishy anymore. The first few weeks with a new baby are a blur. You’ll be happy you captured that precious tim

1. Newborns Are Only This Tiny for a Short While

Five Reasons to Hire a Newborn Photographer

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You are probably going to have a million photos of your baby on your phone. Even if they could replace professional images, there are probably no photos of the whole family together, admiring and loving this tiny new bundle of joy. The arrival of a new family member is an event that your whole family should participate in.

 Get Both Parents in Those Images

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How sweet is it to have photos of the baby and his/her siblings and parents on the walls? That sweet stage of your little one’s life, a time when a new member was added to your family, is a great memory to be reminded of. Those photos will make you smile on the toughest of days.

 It’s Priceless Wall Art for Your Home

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We used it before the hipsters did.

film

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Infinite battery life, no loading time, no data fees.

paper

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Wouldn't it be awesome if these were wearable?

flowers

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You want your baby to appreciate and treasure those images as he/she grows. It’s one of the greatest gifts to give to your baby. It’s very typical for moms to buy more cute clothes than their babies will never get to wear (they grow tooooo fast) or too many toys and other gadgets they won’t need. We might be biased, but no one regrets having these photos done. Money invested in family heirlooms and keepsakes is never money wasted.

 It’s for Them

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We used it before the hipsters did.

film

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Infinite battery life, no loading time, no data fees.

paper

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Wouldn't it be awesome if these were wearable?

flowers

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Our prints are arrival quality, which means they are made to last for a very long time. Witch technology so rapidly changing, the only guarantee that the history of your family will be preserved is to get those priceless images professionally printed.

It’s Your Family History

pricing

Our  pricing is simple.

A $250 creative fee secures your date and commissions me as your photographer.  This fee includes portrait planning, wardrobe for mamas, a session in the studio and a design and ordering appointment to help you choose how to display your images.

You can also add-on hair & makeup with one of our amazing stylists 
After your session, you'll return to the studio for your design & ordering appointment.  This is when you see your images and choose/purchase wall art, folio box  a heirloom album, or all of the above :)
Packages start at $1200
We'd love to schedule a consultation in person or over the phone to explain the process and show you  our products! Use the contact form to get in touch! 

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