Ottawa Studio Twin Newborn Photography: Charlie + Lily

Ottawa-Twin-Newborn-Studio-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI’m not going to lie, I was equal parts excited and nervous for Charlie + Lily’s newborn session. Although I had done a twin session before, I was super nervous that maybe it was just a fluke that I got through that previous one on my own, or really at all. And then of course, Dave’s question of whether or not I needed an assistant didn’t really help since he asked it the morning of the session, like 2 hours before the babies were due to arrive (he was really just being curious and not trying to be critical at all). But as it turns out, these little cuties had no plans of making things too hard on me, and their session was pretty amazing, if I do say so myself!

Lily was a champ and one of the chillest babies I have had in the studio to date. Charlie, on the other hand, had different plans than his sister and was determined to make me work for it. That being said though, I think he really only seemed a little fussy when compared to his sister. When I was going through their photos I realized that he was actually really great during both the duo and individual photos and had it been a solo session just for him I would have considered him to be pretty wonderful in terms of his sleepiness, etc. But I guess when your sister is the sleepiest babe in the bassinet, your occasional cry or movement out of a pose seems way more difficult than it actually is.

I truly had such a wonderful time with these two little ones. If they had let me, I would have kept photographing them all day long! But they needed to get back home and since twin newborn sessions are already a little longer than other newborn sessions, I had already gotten some extra time with them, which was pretty lovely!

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Baby Spanx, Sleeper Caps + Pants: No. 2 Willow Lane
Blue Pants: Azure Raine
Headbands: Dear Felicity Boutique
Heart Lovies: Feather + Fern Canada
Select Wraps: Freebird Prop Shoppe
Additional Wraps, Outfits, Headbands, Backgrounds + Braided Blankets: Stephanie Beach Photography

Ottawa Studio Newborn Photography: Alice

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I honestly don’t even know where to start with this one folks. Baby Alice was a dream to work with. She was passed out when she arrived and pretty much stayed that way the whole time she was here, even when I dragged her session out for almost an extra hour (because it’s hard to stop when the baby is being so amazing)! But more importantly than any of that, this session was extra special because it was for dear friends of ours who we have known for sooo long now!

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Ottawa Studio Newborn Photography: Frederick

Ottawa-Studio-Newborn-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyIt can be a little hard to predict how photos with both a 2.5 year old and newborn baby are going to go. Sometimes big brother is super into it, and other times the mix of the new baby and new environment can make them feel a little camera shy. But no worries about that here because both Elliott + Baby Frederick did an absolutely amazing job!! So much so that their photos together fill my heart with so much joy!

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Ottawa Studio Newborn Photography: Maya

Ottawa Studio Newborn Session Stephanie Beach Photography Maya 01It had been 4 very, very long months since I had a newborn in the studio so I was a little nervous leading up to Little Maya’s session. But the instant I got her in my arms I was right back in the swing of things! And as an added bonus, Maya and her entire family were an absolute dream to work with!

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Ottawa First Year Milestone + Cake Smash Session: Tobias

Ottawa-First-Year-Milestone-Cake-Smash-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI am always a little extra nervous when siblings are involved in sessions, because sometimes they can be a little shy or apprehensive about the whole thing, and the birthday boy can sometimes feed off of that for their solo portion of the photos. But Tobias’ big sisters, Genevieve and Bianca, were anything but shy! In fact, the first words out of their mouths as I opened the front door were, “It’s picture day!”, and it was said with such delight and excitement that I instantly knew I was in for a tremendous shoot!

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