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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 Maternity and newborn photography sessions make a wonderful baby shower gift.+

We are now accepting limited maternity modelling applications for the summer of 2017. There are a few select locations I would like to visit to update my maternity portfolio gallery. Most of these locations are in the Toronto area. There are also locations available in Quebec City, Montreal and Picton, Ontario and possibly other select cities.

If you will be between 32 to 36 weeks pregnant over the summer months and are interested in applying, please complete a modelling application form located at the following link:


All of the models chosen will be provided with maternity gowns to wear. We ask that you have your hair and make-up done in advance for your modelling session.

A large volume of applications is received when modelling sessions become available. For this reason, we ask for no phone calls or private email messages please regarding modelling submissions. Only models who have completed a modelling application form and who are chosen will be contacted.

We look forward to discovering some new locations for maternity photography this summer season.

Thank you!

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Chandra Lee Photography is currently taking reservations for new bookings for September 2017 through November 2017.  It is always best to reserve your newborn session in advance of your due date.

Newborn sessions take place when your baby is 10 days of age and younger.  The best days for newborn portraits are between day 5 and day 8 when your baby is newly born.  After 10 days, it is unlikely that baby will pose for “newborn” pictures.


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  • Belinda Woo - Hi Chandra,

    We have a 4 and a half month old baby and are interested in some baby portraits and some family pictures with me and my husband.

    Can you let us know what the options are? We saw a promotion for 199 and 299 – how are these different than the typical packages?


  • admin - Thank you for your message Belinda. I just sent you a message.

  • Anna - Hello
    I just had a baby boy over Christmas and would like to do the special package sometime this week. Please let me know if you are available.

  • Romina - Hello I have called and left you a voice mail. Would like to know more details about maternity photo shoot and where it would be and the pricing. If you could please call or e-mail me back I would greatly appretiate it.

    Thank you


  • admin - Thank you Anna, I look forward to photographing your new little one and your family. Thank you for choosing me to be your newborn photographer.

  • admin - Thank you Romina, it was very nice speaking with you.

  • Elisa - Hi Chandra, I have a 4 and a half month baby and would love to have her photograph taken, as well as some of her with my husband and I. Can you please send me information about our options?
    Thanks in advance!

  • admin - Thank you for your message Elisa! I have sent you an email with information for child and family sessions at Chandra Lee Photography. Thank you!

  • Ana Riva Palacio - Hi, i am intreastead in maternity and newborn sessions that include digital files, my Baby is due the 20th of August.
    So, I think the maternity session would be coming up since i am 29-30weeks now, are you available?
    Could you give me your pricing.

  • admin - Hi Ana, thank you for your message. Please give me a call when you have a moment at 905.449.2200 and I would be happy to speak to you about maternity and newborn sessions and answer any questions you have. Thank you!

  • Najat Alhawsawi - Hi Chandra, I have a 2 month baby and would love to have her photograph taken, as well as some of her with my husband and I. Can you please send me information about our options?
    Thanks in advance!

  • admin - Thank you Najat, I have sent you a message.

  • Solmaz - Hi Chandra,

    We have a 4 month old baby girl and are interested in some baby portraits and some family pictures with me and my husband.
    Can you let us know what the options are?

  • Jasmine - Hi Chandra, I have emailed you also and would like that you take photos of my twins which are due in July. Its my 1st pregnancy and I will be glad if you can make this all the more special for me and my family. Please contact me back through email or call so that I can reserve a spot soon and get some info.
    Thanks so much 🙂

  • Kay Ki - Hi Chandra,

    My baby is due any day now (official due date March 22nd). I was hoping to get some pricing info from you. You can reach me at 416 797 1889. Thanks & looking forward to hearing from you. 🙂

  • admin - Thank you Jasmine. I have sent you an email. Please let me know if you did not receive the email or have any questions. You can reach me at 905.449.2200. Thank you! Chandra

  • admin - Thank you Solmaz, please feel free to give me a call at 905.449.2200. Family sessions can be taken in studio or outdoors. The nice weather is finally approaching and we could go outside 🙂 Thank you, Chandra

  • admin - Thank you Kay, I will telephone you today 🙂

  • Angela Spence - I would like to book an appointment my boy is just 2 weeks old and is still very sleepy so I think he would still be good to do a newborn shoot.

  • admin - Thank you for your inquiry Angela. My earliest new booking date is September 1st due to a high volume of new bookings. If you are looking for posed newborn portraits, newborn photography is best done within the first 10 days of baby arriving. If you need any assistance finding a newborn photographer, please let me know and I would be happy to assist you. Thank you

Chandra Lee Photography is currently taking reservations for new bookings for September 2017 through November 2017.

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  • Clara - I would like to Take some maternity picture with my husband And Two daughter, could u please let me know if is possible with the same package that You offering right know. Thank’s

  • admin - Hi Clara, thank you for your message. Yes, you can have maternity pictures taken with your husband and two daughters with this package. I will email you with information for booking a session. Thank you very much, Chandra

  • Kassandra - Hi there, I was wondering if you have any available dates I’m 33 weeks and looking around your site caught my eye thanks.

  • admin - Thank you Kassandra, I have sent you an email with more information.

  • Polly Tse - Hi =)

    Would like to take maternity photo shoot with my hubby plus newborn shoot with you guys.

    What would be the best option.

    I am 30 weeks and your portfolio caught my attention.


  • admin - Thank you for your inquiry Polly. I have sent you an email.

  • Costa - Hi,
    My wife is 33 weeks pregnant and we’re looking to do some family photo before the baby arrives. Is there still any availability for this promo? Thank you.

  • Esther - Hello,

    I am interested in doing a maternity shoot. I understand you have a promotion until August 31st, but I wouldnt want to do my shoot until October/November.

    Also, if I want to add additional digital imaging to a package, how much is 1 additional image?

    Thank you.

  • admin - Thank you for your inquiry Costa. Please feel free to give me a call and I would be happy to book you in for a session or answer any questions you have. Thank you!

  • admin - Thank you for your inquiry Esther. The Boutique Maternity Session comes with your choice of 10 digital images or 20 digital images. Please feel free to call me if you would like book a session or have any questions. Thank you!

  • Abhi - Hii, We had our first baby last night. Can you let us know of your estimates and availability for a new born session. Your gallery has great pictures and we want something similar. We live in Brampton.

  • admin - Thank you for your message. I have sent you an email message with information for newborn sessions. Thank you!

  • Chloe - Hi there,
    I am 33 week pregnant and am interested in taking maternity photos, is the boutique maternity promotion still available now for sessions taking place from now to early Apr?
    I am also interested in having a new born session as well, what is the best option for me? Thanks a lot!

  • Breanne - Hi, I’m 23 weeks pregnant and I was wanting to do a maternity photo shoot, when would you recommend doing one?
    Also what are your packages !?
    Thank you, ??

  • admin - Thank you Breanne, please feel free to give me a call at 905.449.2200. Maternity sessions start at $299. Thank you.

  • admin - Thank you Chloe, I have sent you an email.

    Next Newborn Posing Workshop Date

April 15, 2017

Chandra Lee Photography will be offering a newborn posing workshop on April 15, 2017 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 newborn 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 Newborn Photographer

Learn all about photographing newborn babies with studio lighting. Become a more proficient and confident newborn photographer, hone and master safe posing skills of newborn babies, proper lighting techniques, camera settings, custom white balance for best skin tones, camera angles and editing.

Learn how to use studio lighting to capture images that are tack sharp. Control and direct shadows with studio strobes and master amazing macro photography for your clients.

Learn soothing techniques and watch Chandra as she poses baby on the beanbag, props, baby in parent’s hands and parent images.

Bring your camera to class and take images of each set-up and leave with a complete newborn photography portfolio, perfect for launching a new business or refreshing your existing portfolio.

Watch Chandra edit 2 – 3 newborn images from start to finish.

Registration Details

Investment – $950

Registration – A $500 Cdn. retainer 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 retainer.

Cancellation – Your retainer of $500 Cdn. is non-refundable. The remaining balance is due 30 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 newborn photography with studio light.  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 2 to 3 newborn models over the course of the day.

What You Need

DSLR – you should be comfortable shooting in manual mode
50 mm lens or 24-70 mm 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 2 photographers.

Class Itinerary

9:00 a.m. – Meet and Greet

9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Newborn posing on beanbag, transitional posing and stylizing. Poses will include baby sleeping on tummy pose, taco pose, arms folded under chin pose, froggy pose and more as time allows.

12:30 p.m. to -1:30 p.m. – Lunch and editing

1:30 p.m. to – 5:00 p.m. – Prop posing, baby in parent’s hands, wrapping and parent images

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Question and Answer

What Class Includes

Lunch and snacks
Ongoing guidance and support provided through a private Facebook group. Only photographers who have attended and paid in full for a workshop/mentoring session (newborn) with Chandra Lee Photography are permitted to be a part of the private Facebook group.

Newborn Posing Workshop April 15, 2017

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

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  • Neesha - I am interested in your next new born photoshoot course. Please let me know when it is. Thanks!

  • Joann - Hi I am interested in your next new born photo shoot course. Please let me know when you will be holding it.
    Thank You in advance
    Joann Dunkley

  • admin - Hi Joann, thank you for your message. Please take a moment to fill out the mentoring inquiry form at: Plans are in the works for the next posing class and details will be released on the web site. Thank you!

  • Lynn Gagnon - I am interested in your workshops I own a Nikon D 5000 what are the requirements??

  • admin - Thank you Lynn, I have sent you an email!

  • besat - hey,
    do you have any workshops about newborn photography in Europe ?


  • Tamara - Hey there! Your work is so friggen amazing! You’re such an inspirational maternity and newborn photographer to so many of us! Just wondering if you’d ever be coming to Australia to hold one of your workshops!? xx

  • admin - Hi Tamara, thank you for your inquiry and also for your compliments. In 2012, I travelled to your beautiful country for a workshop. I would love to travel there again someday in the future for another workshop. Hope you have an amazing day. Chandra xo

  • besat - do you have any newborn photography workshop in Australia or Europe?
    or even maternity workshop?



  • admin - Hi Besat, I don’t currently have workshops in Australia or Europe. Maternity workshops would be an excellent idea as I have been capturing maternity studio sessions since 2011 with strobe lighting and have taught all the various lighting techniques I use during a maternity session. It is very fun and the last maternity workshop the girls were thrilled. We spent the morning going over various lighting techniques followed by an afternoon of studio maternity models with posing and taking portfolio portraits followed by 2 outdoor evening maternity sessions. This is something I should think about doing again 🙂

These are just a few of the images we took of baby Kassia when she came back a few days after her newborn session. I love giving my clients an experience they can hold onto forever. These images of baby Kassia will be a beautiful keepsake for mom and dad they can cherish for years down the road when Kassia is all grown up. Mom wanted an image for the holidays to use for a holiday card so we got the christmas hats out and mom picked my favourite! We also used a sleigh I discovered a couple of years ago at Home Sense, a beautiful wrap from No. 2 Willow Lane and some pillow stuffing to look like snow. A holiday bokeh digital overlay was used to add some holiday sparkle. We also took some beautiful family images on this day.

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