Newborn Photographer, Maternity Photography – Chandra Lee »


    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.+

    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!

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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Black and White Newborn ImagePINIMAGE

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Baby Kassia and new Princess Bed PropPINIMAGE

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Baby Ekam had a full service newborn session at Chandra Lee Photography.  We included all members of his family including mom and dad and his proud big sister.  Newborn sessions should never be rushed and are always tailored to each baby’s unique needs.  We captured the sweetest images of baby Ekam and his sister together.  Memories I hope this wonderful family will cherish for all of their lives and share with generations to come.  This family was referred to me from a wonderful past client who has been to see me for both of her two sons for newborn session and a newborn posing workshop.  I am always honoured to receive referrals from clients.  Thank you to this wonderful family for coming to see me for a newborn sessions.  Thank you also Farrah for trusting me enough to capture these memories for your friends and family.

Click YOUTUBE on the slideshow below to watch directly from Youtube and view Ekam’s newborn session in the best quality possible because the detail in his images is amazing!


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Beautiful baby Kassia came to visit me yesterday for her first professional photo session.  She was a gorgeous baby.  Actually, she was one of the prettiest babies I think I’ve ever seen and I have photographed a lot of babies – nearly 1000 newborns over the course of just over 9 years.

Sometimes babies are not so sleepy during their newborn sessions.  And this was the case for baby Kassia yesterday.  More than running a business, I love capturing moments and memories for the moms who visit me with their brand new babies.

Our memories fade as the years go on.  All the tiny details of our babies of when they were just born fade with us over time.  I’m not one to rush my clients out the door because time is up for a photo session.  I know it can be hard getting out the door with a new baby.  We make the most of our time together during a newborn session.  If baby has been awake a lot during a newborn session, you can’t force them to go to sleep.   Sometimes all the baby shushing techniques in the world won’t make an awake baby want to sleep.

Although baby Kassia was alert and awake yesterday, we did capture so many  beautiful sleeping images.  We also captured amazing bright eyed newborn pictures.  When Kassia was awake, she was calm and happy just looking around so it was a perfect opportunity to capture her with her eyes open.

I want to capture images for my clients that they will love for their entire lives.  Images you can look back on and remember those first few days with your newborn.  Those days when you were sleep deprived and just getting used to this new addition to your family.

We probably captured enough images to fill a gallery to be presented.  In my mind, newborn sessions should never be about capturing “enough”.  Newborn sessions should be to create images for mom that she envisioned having for her baby.  Images that she will look back on fondly years down the road to help her remember everything that was new about her baby just days old.

I look forward to seeing baby Kassia again on Wednesday so we can capture a couple more newborn set-ups.  She will look adorable in the hot air balloon set-up and we’ll get to use the fairy wings mom ordered that didn’t arrive in time for her newborn session yesterday.

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