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When a golden retriever joins an in-home newborn session in Ottawa!

Parents sit on floor with golden retriever dog at newborn session

Lifestyle newborn session at home in Ottawa. 

If this newborn session tells a story, it’s that there’s nothing quite like growing up with a dog. Jacob and Gracie…already best friends from birth.

If you know Rebecca and Andrew, you’re bound to have met Gracie. The softest, sweetest, and most affectionate golden retriever dog, who – I think we can safely say – was Rebecca and Andrew’s ‘fur’st born. I got a thorough greeting from miss Gracie the minute I stepped foot in their house and she stayed by our side from basically that moment onwards; a little shadow, keeping watch over us, and now, always keeping an eye on baby Jacob.

This newborn session is something I’ve been looking forward to for weeks! I remember chatting with Rebecca the day before Jacob was born to talk about planning tips for her newborn photos, and was so surprised to get an email from her the next day to say that Jacob had just been born! It’s an odd feeling, being so excited for someone you’ve never met, but I know how special those first few days are with your newborn baby. Plus, Rebecca somehow felt like a long lost friend ever since we first started chatting through emails, and I know that can be pinned down to how genuinely sweet and kind she is to everyone she meets.

Rebecca, Andrew: I hope these photos make you smile every time you look back on them. These moments are so fleeting and I hope your lifestyle newborn session paints that picture of what life was like in those early days with Jacob.

Lifestyle photos at newborn session
Baby looks at the camera over mom's shoulder at newborn session
Mom holds newborn baby at newborn session
Family photo on a recliner at newborn session
Cuddle and Kind dolls at newborn session
Mom laughs at the camera at newborn session
Dog waits by baby's crib at newborn session
Baby smiles at newborn session
Mom and dad hold baby at newborn session
Baby overalls at newborn session
Dad plays with dog at newborn session
Mom sits in rocking chair and kisses baby at newborn session
Baby sits with dog at newborn session
Parents sit on floor with golden retriever dog at newborn session
Mom kisses baby's head at newborn session
Round nursery mirror at newborn session
Dad scratches dogs ears at newborn session
Animal prints for nursery at newborn session
Floral wallpaper at newborn session
Parents smile at each other in the nursery at newborn session
Mom wears light dress at newborn session
Couple's neutral and bright nursery at newborn session
Dog meets newborn baby at newborn session
Dad kisses mom on the head while baby sleeps at newborn session
Parents kiss baby's head at newborn session
Dad holds baby with tattoos at newborn session
Golden retriever dog licks baby's foot at newborn session
Parents smile at camera at newborn session
Mom sits in grey fabric rocker at newborn session
Golden retriever dog at newborn session
Dad kisses newborn on head and baby smiles at newborn session
Parents in the nursery at newborn session
Baby in his crib at newborn session

If you’re interested in booking an Ottawa newborn session or birth photography – or know someone who is – please get in touch! I’d love to talk more about documenting this chapter of motherhood!

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👉🏻  Newborn Lifestyle Photos During the Christmas Holidays!

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