The Ladybug Photography

“Ladybug Photography specializes in capturing precious moments in a relaxed setting in a photography studio centrally located in Oakville in a professional building, making it an ideal choice for newborn and children’s photography for residents in Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Milton, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Hamilton and Brampton.”



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Session Information

Newborn babies photograph well between 7 and 14 days old and 6-8 pounds. At this time, they are very sleepy and easy to pose. Please contact me before your due date so that we can set up a tentative studio session. Since deliveries are often unpredictable, I allow flexibility in my schedule to accommodate newborn sessions. After your baby has arrived, please call or email me and we will schedule the newborn session.   Newborn sessions are generally 2-3 hours to allow for feedings, soothing and a variety of poses.

Babies and Children ( 2 months + ) The photography session for babies and children is approximately 1 hour in length. There are so many wonderful milestones in a baby’s first year, not to mention all the fun ages when they are learning to walk and talk and discovering the world around them. Costumes and special outfits are always fun to include in the studio session, and often make the time in the studio more fun for the children. I use a variety of props and outfits during the sessions, and I welcome anything you would like to use as well.

“Ladybug Photgraphy, Judi, you have given us the precious gift of
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Tips on How to Photograph your New Born

When there is a new baby in the family, there is always an obsession with clicking away pictures of the little one. These photographs are an essential part of the memories which we create. Here are a few tips you can keep in mind before when you click pictures of your babies.

  1. One of the advantages of photographing your own new born is that time is your ally. Not at all like shooting a new born session for a customer and having a 3-4-hour window in which to work and make a changed display, you have days – weeks even at your disposal. Keep in mind that you just had an infant. You have to set aside time for yourself to rest and recoup from the labour pain, so kindly don’t surge and attempt to do everything in one day. that this will end in exhaustion and frustration. In opposition to what you may have found out about the initial two weeks being the best time to photo a new born, it is exceptionally conceivable to photographed more grown infants in the ‘new born style’ also.

  1. A common among the most well-known slip-ups found in new born photography in pros and beginners alike is inappropriate lighting. Consider the most natural wellspring of lighting we have, the sun. Along these lines, seeing a man who is lit from underneath is exceptionally unnatural looking. It is so unnatural looking that it is frequently found in horror films or to delineate something terrifying. We unquestionably don’t need our child to appear as though they have a place in a scary movie! You needn’t bother with any extravagant studio gear to get this right. A decent general guideline for pleasant soft shadows and features is to have your infant angled with the end goal that the light spills out of the highest point of child’s head on down to their body at around a 45-degree edge. Search for a soft shadow underneath child’s nose to confirm that you have it’s right.
  1. Keep your baby happy. Don’t hassle around too much and fret on how your baby looks. As long as your baby is comfortable, he or she will be happy and happy babies make for great pictures. Make sure they are not hungry when you are taking pictures. Full bellies always ensure that your baby is happy. Try taking your pictures in the morning between breakfast and lunch. Babies are generally calm as they have just slept and eaten.
  1. Go outdoors and take pictures outside as well. Pictures outdoors just add colour to your photography. Try other angles and perspectives to your pictures. That would be an easy way to get variety out of single poses. Include your older children as well in the shoot. Pictures of your older children with the baby are the most adorable pictures you can take. Include your spouse in the pictures a swell. Try getting as dynamic as you can with your pictures. Think of all the cute ideas to make your baby look great in the pictures!

Everything you need to know about New Born Photography

New born photography is the new trend among most new mothers. Every would be mother is preparing and planning for new born photography sessions with their babies. The shoot is an altogether different experience due to new born babies being involved. Here are a few things you must know about new born photography if you are interested in it: –

1) For studio photography the perfect age is between 5-12 days. At the point when babies are that small they invest a great deal of energy sleeping and still curl up into cute poses like the positions they were in when they were in the womb. Following two weeks babies experience a growth spurt and will begin extending their arms and legs and won’t be as amenable to curling up for a photo or sleeping as soundly, which is required for a portion of the poses and photos in props like the ones in the baskets.

2) You should book your session as far out as could reasonably be expected, as ahead of schedule as your second trimester. Photographers normally book sessions 3-4 months in advance and for occupied photography seasons, it can even be 5-6 months out. They have gotten several phone calls from parents who have recently conceived an offspring who need to book an appointment and photographers have no accessibility left. At that point they get extremely pitiful in light of the fact that it’s such a short window of time to take those exceptional portraits and they missed it.

3) “Studio sessions commonly last 3-4 hours which incorporates portraits of the infant on his or her own and after that with each parent and afterward the entire family together. That may appear like it takes quite a while, however as a rule about portion of that time is spent sustaining and soothing the child to get him or her as languid and cheerful as that’s workable for the portraits.

4) A standout amongst the most imperative things is to ensure the room is warm. Many photographers keep the warmth turned far up and have a space heater alongside the infant. They additionally play white sound or soft music relying upon what the child reacts to better. This keeps babies quiet and sleeping in some cases parents as well. I have had numerous a father dozes off on my lounge chair. I additionally never constrain an infant into a pose he or she is awkward in and given the child a chance to demonstrate to me which poses he or she mostly comfortable to nestled into.

5) The most exceedingly awful thing a parent can do is be anxious. On the off chance that your baby is crying, you need to trust the photographer to have the capacity to comfort her. Persistently swooping in and cradling the baby back and forth can make a new born child much more upset. My recommendation is to take a deep breath and unwind. It’s very natural to be anxious, particularly when it’s your little baby to begin with, however the best thing a parent can do is kick back and take several hours to browse their email, tune in to music or simply appreciate looking at their infant in all of their cute poses.

Darcie R. Barbour

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“Judi has the eye to bring out the internal and external beauty of her subjects. We were so pleased with the results of our visit to Ladybug Photography. Judi made our girls feel welcome and comfortable and it showed in the results. Thanks again, Judi.”


“Judi is such a natural with children, my kids loved her! The pictures were beautiful too”

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“We received our photos in the mail, absolutely love them! You captured her perfectly, thanks so much :)”