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Toronto Maternity Mini Photo Shoot

Mother’s Day is one of my favourite holidays. It provides a very necessary stop in my day-to-day life to appreciate the wonderful women who have not only influenced my life, but have also made an impact (big or small) on the world while being accountable for another’s life.

Today, I am so excited to be announcing a new mini photo shoot series just in time for Mother’s Day!

I have partnered up with Bridezilla Beauty to offer moms-to-be a little extra pampering, and a fun photo shoot celebrating this special time in her life.

If you’re a mom-to-be wanting to treat youself to a day of celebrating this new phase, or if you know a mom-to-be and would like to giver her a very special maternity gift, please reach out to me at [email protected] to schedule your session.

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Toronto Maternity Portrait Session: Kerby

Kerby is one of those rare gems who is completely authentic. She is grounded, humble, and has the most beautiful spirit. My favourite part about Kerby, however, is her constant smile. She radiates joy….and not just because she’s got her pregnancy glow going-on.

Here are a few images from her maternity session.

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Credits: Photography: Alisha Lynn Photography | Hair and Make up: Bridezilla Beauty | Lace Robe: ByCatalfo

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7 Tips Before Booking Your Maternity Photo Shoot

Today on the blog,  we are tackling some frequently asked questions about maternity portraits.

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When is the best time in my pregnancy to schedule a maternity session?

Somewhere between 28-34 weeks is the best time for most moms to be.  Your beautiful belly should be a nice size at this point, but you won’t be experiencing any of the final discomfort that is typical in the last few weeks of pregnancy.

How soon should I schedule my session?

It’s never too early to book your session! I recommend booking 4-6 weeks out. If you want a weekend booking it is important to book early, as weekend availability is limited (these spots book up fast!).

What should I wear for my maternity session?

I have created an entire Pinterest Board featuring great wardrobe options. Check it out HERE

Are maternity photos taken at a studio, at my home, or in a natural setting?

It’s up to you! During our consultation we’ll chat about the type of location you envision for the shoot.  All of these locations offer a unique look and my clients choose the location they feel most comfortable.

What should I bring to my session?

Ideally, you’ll bring two outfits. I also recommend bringing any sentimental baby items. Some of my clients have brought a hand knitted blanket that grandma made, an old book from their childhood, or a teddy bear purchased special for their baby.  

How do I prepare for the session?

  • I recommend not wearing any tight clothing two hours prior to the session to prevent marks on your skin
  • Ensure your nails are well groomed
  • Style your hair and make-up prior to the session. For an additional fee, professional hair and make up stylists are available to help pamper you on the day of your session
  • Try on your outfits one week prior to your shoot to ensure everything fits well

Can I include family in the session?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your partner and children to the maternity session.

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Ready to schedule your session? Contact me HERE.

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BTS: Kerby’s Maternity Portrait Session

I absolutely LOVE photographing maternity sessions! Pregnant women are undergoing so many transformations and to be able to pamper a mom-to-be with a makeover and a fun portrait session in celebration of this beautiful time in their life is beyond special.

Kerby, the mom-to-be, was an absolute dream to photograph! She has the most infectious smile and a bright and bubbly personality. She had us in stitches throughout the whole shoot!

This session was hosted at a beautiful studio full of gorgeous, feminine details.

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After a pre-consultation, Alyssa, owner of Bridezilla Beauty, begins the makeover magic!

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Alyssa is such a gem and has the most beautiful smile!

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Look at Kerby’s cute bump! Can you believe she is actually 8 months pregnant here?! #pregnancygoals

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All smiles!! I think it’s safe to say that Kerby loved her final look!

The final images from Kerby’s session will be shared on the blog soon! Stay tuned!

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You don’t see New York City first, you feel it. The city pulses and glows with energy. Next you hear it. It sounds like a storm. Different elements rushing together to form an exhilarating uproar. When you finally start to see the city, it is bigger and more magnificent than you could ever have imagined.

NYC, you surprised me. As a born and raised country girl, I never imagined so thoroughly enjoying a metropolis vacation but somewhere between the street musicians, the 4 train and your cawfee (I now say coffee with a NYC accent ;) ), I fell in love.

Keys sang it right, “these streets will make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire you.”

BTS: By Catalfo’s Spring Look Book

A few weeks ago, I had the honour to photograph By Catalfo’s spring look book.  I’ll be sharing the final images soon, but first here’s a peek into the making of this gorgeous shoot!

Here’s Sarah, the designer, helping me test the light.

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Agnia adding a few final touches to Laura, the model.  Alisha Lynn Photography

Cassie, intern, doing some styling on set.  Alisha Lynn Photography Alisha Lynn Photography

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Credits: Wardrobe: By Catalfo | Hair: Lindsay at Salon Tocci |  Make up: Artline | Model: Laura H | Florals: Rylea Bloom | Photo: Alisha Lynn Photography | Intern Styling: Cassie | Studio: Yoga Yoga