I am most definitely a wandering photographer. I love nothing more than to adventure and explore with my couples in the city or hours and flights away. Are you looking to document your love story? Let’s get together and make it epic! Check out David and Alessandra’s photo shoot on Toronto Island!Read More
Winter engagement shoots are incredible and this blog contains hard proof! Dundas Peak was the location on a snowy evening at sunset. It was truly magical. Check it out now and get engagement photography inspiration!Read More
Been curious about lifestyle newborn photography? Trying to decide if it's the style and approach for documenting your new addition? Come and check out some of my favourite photographs from my most recent in home lifestyle newborn photography session with baby Lucas and his parents.Read More
Life Behind My Lens Day 3 - COMPARISON.
I am still hitting it hard and raw with this 7 day challenge/series. Do you dare to get real with me and face your truths? Come and read a little about how comparison appears and affects my world. It honest, it's vulnrable but its awesome.
Life Behind My Lens Day 2 - PATIENCE.
Have you got it down? If not, join the team and check out my ways of handling the impatience I encounter in my life. Let's get real together and stop the pretending. It's okay to be flawed, lets learn to work it together.
Are you expecting a new baby?
Don't know whether to head for a studio photoshoot or book a newborn photographer who comes to your home?
Check out this blog where I share with you a few of the reasons I love in-home newborn sessions.
Toronto Photographer CopperRed Photography captures her own baby's first birthday celebration in a super unique way!
I call my Newborn Sessions 'Welcome To The World' because this is exactly how I feel about them.
What an awesome opportunity and privilege I have to often capture the first photographs that are going to announce this baby to his/her world. My photographs will be treasured through generations of their family. One day they will show these images to their kids and their kids kids.
Each and every Newborn Photography Session I capture is so very different. I absolutely love this. I enjoy the fact that no two photographs turn out the same. Babies have their own little (or sometimes big) personalities from day one and this reflects in my photographs and the running of the shoot. I want to capture the quirks and cute differences that make this baby themselves.
Of course I approach each photography session with an overall plan but it is exactly that.
Babies are unpredictable, especially when they are only a week or two old so we just have to go with the flow and roll with it, working around baby.
I bring along a variety of props to your in-home session to give us options and variety.
Each family has slightly different taste and preferences with colours and so on.
This little baby boy was such a dream to photograph. Just check out that candid smile, you couldn't ask for cuter!
His hair is simply insane. I absolutely love it!
Within the newborn photography session I aim for 4 different set ups with different angles and aspects within each.
We usually begin with the lovely white fur and then move into this ''bum up'' pose.
As baby is kept naked for 90% of the shoot it is important that we crank up the heat to a toasty 85 degrees to keep them comfortable and asleep.
This comfy basket is next on our agenda. I tend to find the babies love laying in these baskets full of fur. They could sleep there for hours!
Whilst in these baskets I also try to capture lots of the small details that make your baby so unique, from their tiny hands and toes to the extravagant eyelashes and head of hair.
These beautiful stretch knit wraps from @TinyTotPropShop are so soft.
We bundle up baby for the final set up of the session. By this time it often works out that baby is starting to wake up and these swaddles help to keep them asleep for that final 10 minutes.
Another reason we photograph the swaddled poses last is that it works best for the family and parent shots.
Once I have captured them in the big wooden bowl we keep them in the wrap and begin the parent shots (if wanted).
Although parent shots are not a ''must'' and some do not feel ready to have photographs taken of them just yet I think they are priceless. Babies grow so fast that the opportunity for these teeny tiny baby to daddy/mummy photographs pass by before you realize it. The parents shots are often some of my favourite and most treasured.
Around 3 and a half hours later we are finished and the anticipation begins as you await the viewing of your finished images.
At this point the second half of my job begins...Editing.
I love this side of my job. The artistry I get to explore is so much fun. I am passionate about my end product being one that each family will cherish.
So if you are looking for a photographer in the Toronto GTA to not just capture but create visual artwork of your new addition please get in touch.
// Caroline //
You think your photographer is crazy when you enquire about booking your photo shoot and we tell you we need to meet before sunrise but it honestly is worth the sacrifice of sleep.
In the photography world it's known as the 'Golden Hour'. This counts as the first hour after sunrise or the final hour before sunset. I personally love the 10-15 before the sun comes up too.
So if you want the most stunning natural lighting for your photos jump at the opportunity to to book up at these crazy times.
When you are investing your money invest your time also.
If you fancy coming on a sunrise adventure with me get in touch.
Save your wedding photo's by unplugging and trusting in your wedding photographer.Read More
CopperRed Photography is here in the UK for a very short time.
If you need to update your family's photos then snap up this rare opportunity to have them captured by CopperRed Photography.
Limited spots available.