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    Newborn Photographer, Chandra Lee

     

    Newborn Photographer, Chandra Lee is an International Multi-Award Winning Portrait Photographer specializing in Maternity, Newborn, Baby and Child Photography in Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area. Her unique style allows Chandra Lee to create flawless portraits that are cherished by families for a lifetime. Newborn photography sessions are never rushed, giving each client the time and attention they deserve. Babies are given all the time they need for feeding and changing and Chandra Lee is a specialist in soothing and caring for your newborn. She has been a full time newborn photographer for seven years and photographed 700+ newborns. The studio is fully equipped with the hats, headbands, wraps, props, fabric backgrounds and flooring that you see in the galleries. The babies displayed here are 10 days old or younger. The best time to photograph your little one is between day 5 and day 8.

    Contact Chandra Lee

    If you’re looking for professional infant photographers, Chandra Lee can be reached by telephone at 905.449.2200 or by e-mail at info@chandraleephotography.com. Maternity and newborn photography sessions make a wonderful baby shower gift.+

Chandra Lee Photography will be offering a newborn posing workshop on May 30, 2015 for aspiring or existing professional photographers to learn all aspects of newborn posing including safe posing of newborns, relating with clients, session set-up and flow, transitional posing and stylizing.  Work closely with an experienced and internationally acclaimed baby photographer to breathe new life into your existing business or for the best possible start in a new career.

Small Group Mentoring with an Award-Winning Baby Photographer

While there are many working in the Toronto baby photography industry who offer courses and mentoring workshops, Chandra strives to set herself apart by providing an intimate learning environment for up to five students per class. With a smaller class size, Chandra is able to give each student more of her attention, showing them how to hone and master safe posing skills that are vital to a successful Toronto baby photography business.

In the most recent newborn workshop offered at Chandra Lee Photography, the photographers  learned posing techniques while photographing 3 newborn models.  The workshop was a great success and the photographers left with a complete newborn photography portfolio, perfect for launching a new business or refreshing their existing portfolio.

If you’re interested in taking part in the upcoming newborn photography workshop held at Chandra Lee Photography, please see the workshop and registration details below:

Details

Investment – $950

Registration – A $475 Cdn. deposit is required to hold your spot and is non-refundable. To register for the workshop, please use the PayPal shopping cart below to send your deposit.

Cancellation – Your deposit of $475 Cdn. is non-refundable. The remaining balance is due 14 days before the workshop. Should a cancellation be requested after the remaining balance is paid, the remaining balance will be refunded if you can find someone to fill your spot.

HST – HST is added to all workshop fees.

What You Will Learn

Learn to master natural light photography as well as studio lighting.  Students will also learn exposure basics, custom white balance, how to set up for a newborn session, safe posing of newborn babies, soothing techniques, and relating with clients. There will be 3 to 4 newborn models over the course of the day.

What You Need

DSLR – you should be comfortable shooting in manual mode
50 mm 1.4 lens
Macro lens is suggested but not required. Chandra does a lot of her work with a 105 mm macro lens

Class Size

Class size will be limited to 5 photographers.

Space Available

2 spaces remain as of March 23, 2015.

Chandra looks forward to working with you and helping you improve upon or begin your business as a baby photographer! For more information or to ask a question, please call 905.449.2200 or email info@chandraleephotography.com.


Newborn Posing Workshop May 31, 2015



Newborn Photography Workshop | May 30, 2015PINIMAGE

 

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BETHESDA HOUSE FUNDRAISING
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Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful time with family and friends over the holidays.

Today, most of us are getting back into our regular routines as we drop our children off at school this morning for their first day back after the school break.

This holiday season, I took some time off to spend with my daughter Madison. I am back in the office today full-time.

This year, Chandra Lee Photography donated $4,446.39 to Bethesda House, a local women’s shelter in Bowmanville.

$2,400.17 was donated in the form of a bank draft to support the shelter.

$1,000 was donated in Walmart gift cards.

$1,046.22 was donated in the form of newly purchased toys for boys and girls.

My daughter Madison, my husband and I went shopping and we picked out the toys together. Madison and I had the cart for the girls and my husband had the cart for the boys.

Everything was dropped off to the Bethesda House on December 18th.

Each year Bethesda House arranges 100 gift baskets for boys and girls in our local community.

I wanted to help Bethesda House fill up the baskets with toys for the children this year.

Chandra Lee Photography donated $1,000 and our goal was to double or triple that amount to $2,000 or $3,000 through fundraising sessions.

With the help from everyone who came out for fundraising sessions, we were thrilled to raise a total of $4,446.39.

100% of the proceeds of sale from these fundraising sessions were donated in toys, Walmart gift cards and a certified bank draft from Chandra Lee Photography to Bethesda House.

Everything in life happens for a reason and I am grateful for all of my experiences good and bad. My family has more than we need and all we really need is each other and to be together and that we should always give back to others and be grateful for what we have.

My mother once gave me some very valuable advice that “there is always someone else out there who is in a less fortunate circumstance than yourself, always remember that and be grateful for what you have”.

I am very grateful for all of my life lessons.

My daughter was a part of this and that makes me very happy. She helped to pick out the toys for the children, she picked out the gift cards and counted to 40 and passed them to the cashier and she waited for me in line at the bank to donate the remaining funds in the form of a bank draft.

My hope is that each year my family will be able to continue to donate to others in need through my photography.

Each year I have always donated a small amount to charities mostly through my daughter’s school including food drives, the Jump Rope for Heart Event or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Over the years, I have also donated entire newborn and child photography sessions to local charity auctions.

This year Chandra Lee Photography hosted its very own fundraising event and I worked for an entire 3 weeks and donated everything made to one cause that is important to me. I am so very grateful that women and children have these wonderful resources to utilize when needed.

Thank you so very much to all of my clients who helped raise funds for this organization.

Below are some of the images taken of our shopping event and donations for the Bethesda House.

Bethesda House is a local shelter in Bowmanville who supports women and children in our local community.

I love seeing the children smile and photographing them.

http://www.chandraleephotography.com/ | 905.449.2200

Bethesda House Chandra Lee Photography Fundraising Newborn and Child PhotographyPINIMAGE

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New to Chandra Lee Photography for 2015 are Child Mini Sessions!

The studio has been newly stocked with beautiful new backgrounds and props and accessories.

Princess dresses are available in sizes 6 months to 6 years.  Tuxedos are available for your toddler in sizes 6 months to 18 months.  As well, there is a selection of tiaras, headbands, boutique hats, newsboy hat, toddler tie and so much more!

As a newborn and child photographer, I grew tired of the plain white and backgrounds and thought it would be fun to add some colour to your child’s portraits.  The focus is still always kept on your child to capture candid moments and beautiful expressions.

The children have been full of giggles visiting the studio lately.

If children are a bit shy, I am on the quiet side to give them time to warm up.  If they love being silly, then I am known to be silly with the children and will do most anything to capture a smile.

Every session, I thrive to ensure your children enjoy their time during a photo shoot.  I make funny sounds, sing, have toys nearby and squeaky ducks within hands reach.  I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help make sure your portrait experience is positive.

I will give teddy bears kisses and I discover new things to entertain the children as the years go on.  A little girl who visited me recently was pretty serious about her photo session at just one year of age.  The only thing she found funny was when I gave teddy bears kisses.  She quickly tired of that and I discovered being extremely silly and pretending to eat the teddy bear made her laugh hilariously.

Two year olds are usually the most difficult age to photograph.  They are too young to take instruction and they don’t want to sit still.  It’s best to let a two year just be themselves and make it a fun experience with games and songs rather than try and force them to sit still.

It makes me happy to see all the happy children in the studio smiling and giggling and to capture those moments for you on camera.

If you would like to know more about child mini sessions, please contact the studio at 905.449.2200 or by using the contact tab.  Thank you!

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BETHESDA HOUSE AND BOOKINGS FOR DECEMBER
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This year, Chandra Lee Photography is donating $1,000 in newly purchased toys for boys and girls to donate to Bethesda House, a local women’s shelter in Bowmanville.

My daughter Madison and I are going shopping and Madison is picking out the toys and we are dropping them off together at Bethesda House before December 18th.

Each year Bethesda House arranges 100 gift baskets for boys and girls.

I would like to help them fill up the baskets with toys for the children this year.

It would be lovely if we could double or triple the $1,000 we are donating to $2,000 or $3,000 or more.

In order to help reach our goal, I am offering the following for new bookings made today until December 15th. The sessions must take place in the month of December:

2 Newborn Session Specials
4 Boutique Maternity Sessions
Unlimited Holiday Session Minis

100% of the proceeds of sale from these sessions will be donated in toys and gifts from Chandra Lee Photography to Bethesda House.

Everything in life happens for a reason and I am grateful for all of my experiences good and bad. My family has more than we need and all we really need is each other and to be together and that we should always give back to others and be grateful for what we have.

I love seeing the children smile and photographing them.

http://www.chandraleephotography.com/ | 905.449.2200

Bethesda House Holiday Mini Session FundraisingPINIMAGE

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Chandra Lee Photography will be offering holiday mini sessions this year on Saturday, November 22nd and Sunday, November 30th.

Spots are limited as these are the only two dates available for holiday sessions. Please book your session soon if you would like a spot.

The backdrop will be decorated for the holidays. The focus is always kept on your family and your children’s smiles and expressions.

The preparations for the studio backdrop have begun and to give you an idea of what’s in store, think neutral tons, cremes, whites with a mix of silver or gold. A studio wall is being painted this weekend and a window frosted and decorated with tulle suspended from the ceiling with an accent of holiday decor.

The holiday backdrop with accommodate families of 4 or 5 with children being 6 months or older. Children under 6 months can also book in for the mini session event as long as they are photographed being held by mom and dad.

Two package options are available including digital files and a Facebook timeline cover. The second package choices comes with 24 holiday wallets.

All digital images will be available within 7 days of your session by digital download. Holiday wallet cards will be available for pick up within 5 days of your image choice.

If you would like to book a holiday mini session, please call us at 905.449.2200 or email us using the contact form.

Holiday Mini Sessions 2014PINIMAGEIt is that time of year again when clients and families begin to inquire for holiday session portraits.

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