Melissa and Billy – Sudbury Family Photography

Sudbury Family Photography – When I found out one of my besties, Melissa, was having a baby, I was so excited – excited for her and her husband to start their family – but even more excited to take pictures of the new baby! I haven’t done any newborns in the Caribbean and I was dying to try out some new techniques.  I used to love setting up backdrops and placing the babies in adorable positions that were impossible naturally without photoshopping hands out of the shot, but this year, I wanted something new. I want natural family sessions, in their own homes, or in the park near their house, capturing the families in their own environment. I didn’t want  poses that required 10 minute set ups –  I want the baby screaming, sleeping, and wide awake in his own crib or living room. This year is all about fun, natural sessions, with clothing, toys and props that actually belong to the baby, not the photographer.

More about the shoot: As soon as I walked in to Melissa’s house she was all set up. She had a few different freshly iron clothing choices for her, baby and hubby. The clothes matched, but weren’t tacky matchy. She had lots of textured blankets and household props we could use for the baby, and some beautiful homemade accessories  Melissa is the most environmentally friendly mom I have ever seen. She made all the babies diaper covers out of recycled sweaters, and even knit the baby’s hats and cocoons! Even the knitting “wool” she used is environmentally friendly.

 This family and newborn session took place in a private residence in Sudbury, Ontario, and used all natural lighting. I got a chance to use my brand new Mark III and favourite 50mm 1.2 lens.

Family Photography session takes place in Sudbury, ontario. Caroline Ross is a canadian Fashion, Portrait, family and wedding photographer from a small city in Northern Ontario, Sudbury. Sudbury is west of North Bay and east of Sault St. Marie. Caroline travels throughout Ontario for weddings, and lives in the Caribbean in the winter, in St. Maarten. She does international wedding and fashion photography.  Sudbury Family photography. 

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  • Darlene (Therrien) nodwellMay 20, 2013 - 9:47 pm

    You captured the best pictures and everyone of them makes me feel the closeness that new parents feel. Thanks for sharing and for making sudbury your summer home.

  • Donna TherrienJune 7, 2013 - 2:10 am

    Beautiful, real and a fabulous display of your talent!

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