Award Winning Photographer | Best Newborn Photographer

Award Winning Photographer | Best Newborn Photographer – I didn’t get around to blogging about the awards I have been honoured to receive the  past two years 2016 & 2017! I am so grateful and humble for all of the voters who chose me for this. THANK YOU! Since opening my studio, I have been so fortunate to have met so many amazing families.  It’s hard to call this job work.

I was contacted by Metroland and This week Newspapers,  who informed me, I had been voted best Photography studio in our amazing town of Clarington.  I found it ironic though, even though my studio is in Bowmanville, the majority of my clients are from Toronto.  I’m not sure if Toronto has Reader’s choice awards, but I’m sure glad we do.

It did however get me thinking: Do clients notice these types of things? Does it help potential clients decisions’ book you based on these achievements? I’ve never really asked a client if they noticed that.  “Did you know I won an award for the best Photographer in my area?” isn’t something I can see myself saying. Ever.  So I suppose I’ll never really know how much it helps, but it sure does make my heart happy that I was thought of. There are a lot of talented Photographers in Durham Region, so I accepted it with gratitude.

I do admit, while I did place the Ad in the paper thanking the voters, I never really did see the ad in person. The end of 2017 was such a busy one, that I didn’t pick up a newspaper all season.  Admittedly, I ran out of time when the ad was due at the paper to run, so I changed a few things from the ad the year before and presto!

Thanks again for voting. I’ve included just a small sample of my 2017 year with newborns. I know I left a ton of sessions out of the collage, so I apologize. This was total random and what I had readily available on my local drive.

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  • February 21, 2018 - 7:24 PM

    Maxine - Congratulations on your awards! Your work is stunning and speaks for itself.ReplyCancel

Toronto Newborn Photography | In Home Lifestyle

Toronto Newborn Photography | In Home Lifestyle – I am so excited to blog about this beautiful in-home session I did recently.  When I first walked into their beautiful home, I could tell it was going to be a great session. The house was gorgeous and newly renovated. The Dad was pumped (it’s always a breath of fresh air when dad is a willing participant) and big sister was bouncing around. I typically do a walk through the home to see where the best spot for light is, but this home did not disappoint. With many places for light, we settled on the master bedroom. All the rooms were gorgeous, even their back porch area was a good candidate for the session to take place. I can really use any spot with a big window and light paint on the walls.

Toronto Newborn Photography | In Home Lifestyle  – I have many tricks up my sleeve to get a toddler giggling but this session was a first for me. Running down their hardwood floored hallway, I went flying on my back with my slippery socks. I’m not sure I laughed so hard at a session in my life… I was also happy to have made the parents laugh, I wish we caught it on camera. Whatever it takes to make your natural smile come out, I have no shame apparently.

Throughout the session, mom and I chatted about so many things. It made the time go by so fast, as if I were photographing old friends. Isla slept for most of the session so we were able to get  sleepy images of her as well as lifestyle images. Parents always hope for the sibling kissing the baby image. Most of the time, my charm and negotiating skills work wonders, but it wasn’t necessary. Big sister Lola was more than happy to show love to her new baby, and it just melted my heart.  At the very end of the session, this terrific family sent me home with delicious gourmet pizza. As if they weren’t amazing enough!

Check out some of the images that we created during their session. <3

Toronto Newborn Photography | In Home Lifestyle



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  • February 15, 2018 - 10:02 AM

    Rebecca Penny - Love the light and airy tones. What a beautiful family!ReplyCancel

  • February 15, 2018 - 6:45 PM

    emily - what an absolutely beautiful collection! taming a toddler is no easy feat and you did a wonderful job 🙂ReplyCancel

  • February 15, 2018 - 6:46 PM

    Krystal - Love the organic feel!ReplyCancel

  • February 15, 2018 - 8:21 PM

    Taylor - So precious and pure!ReplyCancel

  • February 16, 2018 - 1:51 AM

    Michelle Popp - Such a beautiful family and session! The sibling shots make my heart swoon!ReplyCancel

  • February 16, 2018 - 8:17 AM

    julie brock - I love how soft and airy these are! They’re really fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • February 18, 2018 - 9:01 AM

    Megan - These are just gorgeous! I love the light feeling and the siblings together are so cute.ReplyCancel

Newborn Photography in Durham Region | Welcome Baby Noah

Newborn Photography in Durham Region | Welcome Baby Noah – When Noah and his parents arrived at the studio, I couldn’t get enough of that sweet little face of his.  The big cheeks, full head of hair, and beautiful complexion,  just look at him! I was so thankful my girl, Christina, from HG rushed me this adorable little hat (the reindeer one) just in time for his session. She really came though for me after it being such a last minute request. (Can you picture me tracking the hat on an hourly basis?) We used it so many times and it’s become a favourite of mine.

Noah slept like a champ during his session (as you can clearly see). He didn’t mess around, all business, we even managed to get in a few awake shots and smiles too. Mom and dad were just in awe of him, and smitten with every cuddle. Babies like this make me want a third of my own.

I’d love to discuss with you on how we can set up your Newborn Session either in my commercial studio loft or the comfort of your own home!


Newborn Photography in Durham Region | Welcome Baby Noah

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  • January 25, 2018 - 11:04 AM

    Anna - Adorable newborn sessionReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2018 - 12:49 PM

    Renee - Wow! What a stunning collection of images! SO sweet!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2018 - 6:57 PM

    Casey - Gorgeous collection of images! Everything is so crisp and clean!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2018 - 8:04 PM

    Mary Beth Miller - Oh how precious , beautiful images!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2018 - 10:19 PM

    krystal - beautiful session.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2018 - 11:05 AM

    julie - These newborn photos look like the belong in a magazine! Beautiful!ReplyCancel


Toronto In Home Newborn Session | High Park Photographer

Toronto In Home Newborn Session | High Park Photographer | Welcome Quinn – I remember being so excited for this session. The anticipation was leading up to the shoot was pretty large. Mama had sent me photos of their home and where I’d be working prior to the shoot, and I feel in love with their decor and style. Parents often choose in home Photography after their little one arrives because it is so convenient for them. Not having to pack everything up and leave the house with a newborn in tow (or any baby for that matter) is pure gold. I enjoy meeting families in their home, you get a sense of who they are, what they like, their style and visualize where they’d like to hang certain products on their walls.

Since this home was so bright, newly renovated with neutral decor, there were so many places in their home to do the session.  I don’t need a lot of space just a room with lots of light and neutrally painted walls (preferably white). I once did a session in a closed off heated porch.  During the session, Quinn was the sweetest baby. Mom and I chatted along and dad was an all-star husband for more reasons than one. I am so happy to have met this sweet family. And even more happy to have had them travel to my studio for their holiday photos last month. Here are some images from their Toronto In Home Newborn Session.  Want to schedule your Upcoming Newborn In Home Session? Contact me through my contact page or my Facebook page.

I look forward to meeting you and capturing your newborns first portraits <3

Much Love, Stephanie

Toronto In Home Newborn Session | High Park Photographer

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  • January 24, 2018 - 2:45 PM

    Bethany - Beautiful newborn session!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2018 - 9:34 AM

    Rebecca Penny - Beautiful use of the light!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2018 - 1:51 PM

    Taylor - Love this home session!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2018 - 3:57 PM

    Mel - Sweet little bear!! Love these.ReplyCancel


GTA DURHAM REGION NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER | WELCOME MAGGIE – When clients refer me to their friends and family, it really is a testimonial to my value, and truly the best compliment I can receive. I am so thankful this sweet family was referred to me by one of my best clients. Anyone who is friends with Christie, has to great. This family did not disappoint. Gorgeous kids, who loved the camera, AND their baby sister.  How beautiful is this family?! I could have photographed mom and her new babe all day. I cannot wait to work with them again.

Christie, thank you so much for the referral again, I really appreciate your kind words and support xoxo


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  • November 2, 2017 - 6:28 PM

    Renee - What a GORGEOUS session! I see why your clients are referring their friends to you!ReplyCancel

  • November 2, 2017 - 7:41 PM

    Lelia - Such a sweet baby! Love this session.ReplyCancel

  • November 2, 2017 - 8:01 PM

    emily - how beautiful! your studio lends so well to such an organic family feel. you’ve captured them perfectly <3ReplyCancel

  • November 2, 2017 - 11:26 PM

    Mel - Gosh, what a gorgeous gallery!! She’s such a peanut!ReplyCancel

  • November 22, 2017 - 10:29 AM

    Karen Byker - What a beautiful familyReplyCancel

  • November 23, 2017 - 11:35 PM

    Taylor - Love the lighting in this session & such a beautiful baby.ReplyCancel

  • November 30, 2017 - 5:16 PM

    elizabeth - breathtaking! what a beautiful family <3ReplyCancel

  • November 30, 2017 - 10:49 PM

    Megan - These are beautiful. What a sweet little girl.ReplyCancel

  • December 14, 2017 - 10:39 PM

    julie - these are all so perfect i don’t think i could choose a favoriteReplyCancel

  • January 7, 2018 - 9:29 AM

    Brandi - Gorgeous session! Beautiful baby girl and familyReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2018 - 8:21 AM

    Tam - Such a beautiful session. I love every single image.ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2018 - 10:07 AM

    Rebecca Penny - Such a beautiful session!ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2018 - 7:55 PM

    emily - beautiful session!ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2018 - 11:56 PM

    julie - I love the photo with mom and all her little ones! What a perfect moment!ReplyCancel

  • January 16, 2018 - 3:00 PM

    Bethany - Beautiful newborn session!ReplyCancel

  • January 16, 2018 - 3:14 PM

    laura - what a precious little girl!ReplyCancel

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