Welcome back to the blog to one of my favourite little families! Candice and Chris have supported me from day one and watching their family grow is such an honour. Garrett was born premature and had to stay in the hospital for a while before he could come home. In the midst of the pandemic that meant that only one parent could go see him daily, and they could only go once a day. Mix that with a birth recovery, a full time job and a toddler at home – talk about a challenging couple of months! But if I can say one thing about Candice, it is that she is resilient. This mama handled her situation with grace and seeing all four of them together at home was so special!
Getting some special moments between siblings is always a priority during an in-home newborn session, and these two boys did not disappoint! Lewis was so cute and gentle with Garrett. In the past he wasn’t always a fan of my camera, but during this session he stepped up as big bro and was showing everyone so much love.
Brittany VanRuymbeke is a Lifestyle Newborn Photographer in Sarnia Ontario specializing in laid back family and newborn sessions at home.
Brittany VanRuymbeke is a London Lifestyle Newborn Photographer serving Chatham-Kent, Lambton and London Areas. To book a Lifestyle Newborn Session, contact me here!
Krista & Mike contacted me pre-pandemic to do an in-home newborn session when their baby girl arrived, but like so many others in 2020, our plans changed.
As soon as the province allowed us, I reached out and offered to take their lifestyle newborn session outdoors, which they were excited about! They have a gorgeous and comfortable patio space that worked perfectly for our evening together. We chatted outside, they snuggled on their couch and we played it safe with physical distancing. I absolutely love hearing birth stories, talking about sleep challenges and offering reassurance to new moms. This is something that has not changed at all in my sessions which is wonderful.
Having the adjust to the changes in our world has been a challenge, but it has also allowed us to persevere and get creative with our business models – something I have to say I a thankful for! I am all for experimenting, thinking outside and box and trying new things.
Get in touch with me today! I would love the opportunity to tell your story and document your sweet new addition!
Brittany VanRuymbeke is a family and newborn photographer in Ontario sharing a Chatham Lifestyle Newborn Session with Buzz, Steph & Ian. Want to book a newborn sessions? Reach out here.
Steph & Ian trusted me with their wedding day (see it here!) and it was honestly a life changing day for me. Their wedding was fun, but also very emotional and was a huge reminder of the importance of this work. When their little guy was born and they asked me to document him at home, I was again so honoured! I knew we were going to have a great time together and that they would be so easy to document.
We had a cozy Sunday morning session in February. Their home is beautifully decorated and had so many fun elements that made their session really unique. I love Steph’s style and their home really made my neutral dreams come true.
Many people ask me if we can include pets in their session, and my answer is always HECK YES! Your pets are an important part of your family and there is nothing I love more than a pup that is full of personality! I love including them in family sessions.
Scroll through to see the rest of this chill in-home newborn session and try not to smile!
The cutest, right?? That nursery is legit straight out of my Pinterest board. I have been searching for a wicker light like that since this session.
Are you looking to book your own Chatham Lifestyle Newborn Session? Get in touch today! Getting to see new parents drool over their newborns is my favourite way to spend a Sunday morning!
Brittany VanRuymbeke is a lifestyle photographer specializing in families and newborns. Scroll down to see a relaxing newborn session at home with Leighton. To see more newborn work, click here! Contact me today to book your session.
I am really excited to share this dreamy newborn session with Karissa, John and Leighton. We had such a lovely Sunday morning together, taking it slow and snuggling lots. Their adorable pup joined us for some love, too! Seeing new parents all googly-eyed looking at their baby always gives me warm and fuzzys, but also the way they look at each other.
As new parents you are often tired, stressed and overwhelmed. But after you have your first baby, you also see you partner in a whole new light. There is a new appreciation for each other and there is a new level of love that gets unlocked when you bring a new life into the world.
John and Karissa were no exception – they were so content together, looking at their new girl with adoration, but also glancing at each other with looks of pure joy. I hope you can feel the love viewing their session!
See what I mean? How adorable is this set? This was my first session of 2020 and I’d say it was a great way to kick off the year! Thank you so much John, Karissa and Leighton for inviting me into your home and trusting me with this special time in your life. I can’t wait to watch you all grow as a family!
Are you expecting a new baby and interested in booking your own relaxing newborn session at home? Please get in touch today! I would love to hear from you and have the opportunity to document your beautiful family in your home.
Brittany VanRuymbeke is a Family & Newborn Photographer based in Chatham-Kent & Sarnia area. To book a Sarnia lifestyle newborn session, please contact me today!
Repeat clients are my favourite! I love getting to watch families grow and babies become siblings. A few years back Lyndsay won a family film in a contest I had and we had so much fun playing with Lincoln – you can watch the film here! I was so happy to come back when Viv was born and document their growing family before they moved to their forever home.
The wonderful part of lifestyle newborn sessions is getting to snuggle up on the couch together on a Saturday morning, drinking coffee and having some fun. Especially with a newborn, this style of session is perfect to keep everyone comfortable and relaxed!
Big brother Lincoln has graduated into his role just wonderfully – he helped us change diapers, got down on the floor for kisses and of course showed me his best somersaults on the couch! I think he will have Viv trained up nice and quick (I’m so behind on blogging that word has it Viv is already walking! Go girl!)!
I can’t wait to see this family again as the kids grow up and learn! If you are interested in a Sarnia lifestyle newborn session, get in touch today! I would love to hear from you!
Brittany VanRuymbeke is a Sarnia Newborn Photographer specializing in in-home lifestyle sessions that are easy, relaxing and family-centred. See more newborn sessions here.
I get asked a lot how to prepare for your in-home newborn session and today I am going to share a few tips using Leo’s welcome session as an example!
Usually within the first few weeks after having a baby, looking stylish is the last thing you are worried about, so come time to choose an outfit for your session you stress. Comfort should be your number one priority! Choose something that fits well – not something you have to squueeeeeeze into – and you can lounge in. A lot of what we do in a newborns session is snuggle, so you don’t want to be restricted! Neutral colours and denim will never go out of style, and something that complements the decor in your home is an added bonus!
Decluttering helps the focus of your images stay on you! Generally the nursery is a clean space we can use because it isn’t used much in those first few weeks. If the light is best in your master bedroom or living room then I suggest clearing off your nightstands or dresser tops/coffee table. Most people don’t notice little things like that, but if your favourite water bottle that always sits at your bedside is bright pink it might be a bit of a distraction! Don’t worry too much though, I am always moving little objects out of the way for the shot and I do not judge if there are dishes on your countertops!
At almost every single newborn session the baby needs to be fed – even if you have just done so! I suggest feeding them right before I arrive, but mentally preparing yourself to do it again is helpful. Babies just want to eat and snuggle! My newborn sessions are slow and calm – if baby is hungry we take a break and I get to chat with Dad for a few minutes or give your fur baby some loving!
Sometimes this is the first time in a few days that you get to just chill with the little one and talk to another mom. You are doing great and that baby is so loved! Take a deep breath and soak up their perfect little features/toes/nose/hands because that look on your face that is the literal version of the heart-eye emoji is the best photograph. Breathe in that little blessing!
Interested in an in-home newborn session or looking for a Sarnia newborn photographer? Get in touch today! I would love to hear from you and get started on planning your relaxing and loving newborn session!
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In home sessions are generally my favourite. You don’t need to have a perfectly designed space by any means, but Megan and Mike’s style is so much fun it was awesome to photograph them in their home (anytime you want to come help me out Meg, I will provide the wine!). The wall colours and decor were the perfect backdrop for their in home family session. They were blessed with Sullivan in the Spring and miss Evie is the best big sister. She was so helpful with everything and so eager to hold Sully. I just love seeing those little bonds forming right away.
Thank you so much Burnett family for inviting me into your beautiful space! Until next time…
If you are looking for a Lifestyle Photographer in Chatham Kent, contact me today! I would love to document your beautiful family in your own home.