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Photographer in London Ontario | Newborn Photography

It’s amazing to be a photographer in London Ontario! We truly experience all of the seasons and our weather can go from one extreme to the other 🙂 The little newborn was in for a session and was a cozy and warm. So sweet and peaceful.

For newborn sessions, I do try to keep some last minute availability as I know that things come up and there is a lot to think about before your baby is born. Most of the sessions that I do are moms that book ahead to ensure their session spot, but don’t hesitate to at least email and ask about last minute bookings. If I’ve got a spot, we’ll get you in. You don’t want to miss out on this very short time frame. They are only squishy and sleepy for so long and those tiny little features change so fast!!


London Ontario Photographer | McCarthy Photography

I’m so lucky to have such great clients that come in to my home studio, which is just outside of London Ontario. It’s amazing to be able to work from home and my little newborn studio is the perfect size for these little beauties.

I can’t believe how sweet and tiny this little one was!! Such beautiful little girly girl 🙂 Also love how her newborn session was colour coordinated.

Box Session | London Ontario Christmas Photography Sessions

I’m so excited about these new Christmas Photography sessions!!!!  Every child loves to play in a box and these box sessions are so much fun for them.  No posing, no pressure, just freedom to be a kid!!!!

You can do your session with props or without, there are samples below.  It’s best with bright clothing or comfy christmas jammies.  Santa can make a surprise appearance in your collage if you’d like, don’t worry, Santa has been photographed in the box ahead of time and won’t be present to scare your little ones 🙂

Session is good for children that are sitting age (approx 6 months) up to 10/12 years old, this is not sized for adults.

You can do your session with or without holiday props and with or without Santa, it’s customized to you!!


Here is a sample of one without props and one with props.  See image below for pricing and what is included. **Please note that a number of images are taken during the session for different positions in the box and the photographer will choose the images that fit the best for the final collage.

Email now to book your spot https://mccarthyphotography.ca/contact/


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Sweet Squish | London Photographer | Ontario Newborn & Maternity Photography

This little guy was an absolute dream for this London Photographer and he smiled so much!!!  All photographers love it when this happens 🙂  Love this cute little teddy bear hat.  I’ve learned how to knit and its so satisfying to make your own creations.  I’m also a little on the impatient side so its great to just run out and grab some yarn and knit before bed instead of waiting weeks for it to arrive.

If you are interested in booking a session check out our pricing page https://mccarthyphotography.ca/pricing-info/.

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London Ontario Photographer | Newborn & Maternity Photography | McCarthy Photography

Being a photographer has to be one of the best jobs ever.  Every one is so grateful to finally have their little bundle and are oh so in love with the newest member of the family 🙂  I love meeting all of these new families and capturing the first memories for them.  I often end up smiling as I’m editing…..seriously who wouldn’t smile when you see a newborn grinning at you!!!

It’s so important to have your newborn photographer session done within the first 10 days or so.  This is when they are so sleepy and content with being posed and moved from pose to pose.  I always send out an email on how to prepare for your session that focuses on getting baby ready.  Simple things like ensuring that you dress baby in something that opens from the front instead of having to pull clothing over their head,  and feeding baby just before getting in the car, will help with keeping baby asleep.

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Tillsonburg Newborn Photographer | McCarthy Photography

Oh boy, this newborn had the absolute best smile!  It’s so great to be able to capture this for parents.  I’m loving the furry, fuzzy fabrics lately.  It adds so much texture!

I often have parents ask if I take last minute bookings…….Yes, I always do my best to fit in last minute bookings when possible.  Always email as it doesn’t hurt to ask 🙂

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Cake Smash Photography | London Ontario

Sweet little guy gave some serious looks as well as some great smiles during his cake smash session.  His cake was absolutely beautiful and he enjoyed the icing very much 🙂  With this session I usually start out with some plain images of your little one in an outfit, just so that they can warm up to the situation.  Then we move into the smashing of the cake!!!

These sessions last just long enough for baby to get tired of me and the whole picture taking situation.  It’s comical how after 20 mins or so they are all done.  That’s why I try to move fast, to change it up for them so they don’t get bored.  Let’s face it, these 1 year olds have just become really mobile and they do not want to sit still for long, I can’t really blame them.

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London Maternity Photographer | McCarthy Photography

I love maternity images that are simple and classic.  Maternity photography sessions are often overlooked because of the excitement of baby and all of the preparation that needs to be done.  Some expecting moms just don’t feel like getting in front of a camera.  Maternity sessions with McCarthy Photography are done in approx 30 mins and they are painless 🙂  I have a couple of these maternity gowns (pictured below) and some other fabric that can be used creatively for images.

The most important thing to remember a couple of hours before your session is to remove any tight clothing like socks or anything tight around the waist (anything that has an elastic band that leaves a mark on your tummy).  I always send out info to my clients to remind them of this but when I first started out I had a couple of sessions where I had to edit sock lines and tummy lines…….not fun at all 🙂  Extra editing is never fun.  It’s easy to forget about this, especially in the winter and you’d be surprised at just how much of a mark there can be from an innocent little sock 🙂


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London Newborn Photography | Simple is Gorgeous

Such a beautiful little man in for his newborn photography session.  He was probably the smiliest (is that even a word) little guy I’ve ever seen.  It’s so funny when they flash those smiles……I often wonder what they are thinking at these moments 🙂  You can’t sit an edit a session like this without having a little chuckle and absolutely loving your job!!!  These setups were so simple and timeless.  A little pop of colour can go a long way and black and white images never go out of style.

I really love the texture that a faux fur or flokati adds to the image.  It’s so soft and is a great contrast to the smooth skin of a little on.   I often get asked what I spend the most time on during a session and my answer is always the same……….getting the exposure correct in camera.  It’s so important and much easier to edit images later when the exposure is spot on.  I find it also makes skin look nice and creamy when the exposure is right.  If you underexpose the skin is much more difficult to edit.  Take your time and get it right in camera.

Booking your newborn photography session

If you are looking for a newborn photography session in the London area, please email us at info@mccarthyphotography.ca for availability.

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