Alex Wesson Photography

Family and Newborn Lifestyle Photography in Toronto

Lifestyle family, newborn & child photography specializing in capturing the love you share and preserving it to bring you back to this moment for years to come.

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This part won’t last long

Don’t let yourself forget how beautiful it was

Hold On To The Moments

They say that, but how? Time moves, our babies grow, our family changes, we change. But we have our memories. I love photography because it gives you a real, tangible way to hold on to those moments. A way you can print out, hold in your hands, and show your kids 20 years from now. A memory you can pass on to generations so they can feel the joy at seeing the happy way you got to live your life. I can’t think of anything more beautiful, and I’d love to help you hold on to those looks, laughs and hugs that make up your family. Have a look through my portfolio below and get in touch if you’d like to have me come capture these beautiful days for you so that you can hold on to these sweet moments just a little while longer.

Alex is such a warm, joyful person that her photoshoots take on the same spirit. It is so easy to feel comfortable and really seen by Alex. She embraces the environment and finds beautiful shots. My favorites are the active moments that she is able to frame with expert skill, with expressions that make everyone go ‘ah, that looks just like her!!’ Thanks, Alex!
— Melanie M
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Newborns

SPECIAL: All newborn sessions on weekdays in November & December 2018 will receive a free 11x14 canvas print from their session.

Everything just changed, and you’ve never been so in love before. All you want to do is snuggle that sweet little wonder, and drink in the beauty of this moment (also, you’re too tired to do anything else). I’d love to be invited over to your house to document this special time in your life. I love sweet, tiny little brand new humans so very much. They are small and soft, and they smell so good! I’ll capture you, your baby, your partner and your other kids holding, hugging, and snuggling that sweet little thing. We’ll hang out in your living room, your bedroom, and the nursery. There’ll be lots of breaks for feeding and changing and whatever else babe needs. It’s up to you if you feel comfortable having me capture that too, or I can sneak off and get some sweet details of the nursery you’ve lovingly prepared. I’ll also get some of baby on their own, both in your arms and wrapped up on a furry blanket, on your bed, in their crib, maybe on the change table. I’m coming to go with the flow, and I might try to steal a snuggle while you go make yourself a cup of tea, too. Want to see a sample session? Click Here.

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Babies

That newborn you had 5 minutes ago is now a person! Maybe they’re sitting up now, maybe they’re crawling, maybe they’re even walking. They laugh at silly jokes, they have favourite songs, they squeal with delight when you bring out their favourite toy. I’d love to come freeze this magic moment in time so you can look back at it when they’re full of sixteen year old attitude. Although, fair warning, the photos will be so sweet that you might find yourself handing over the car keys! I’ll come to your house, suggest a studio with a living room or we can meet somewhere beautiful outside and I’ll chase your sweet little dude or dudette around while they crack us all up. You (and your partner) will play with them and I’ll get that joy, and we can also get a few more formal poses so Grandma has something for her wall. Want to see a sample session? Click Here.

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Birthdays

How has it been a whole year already?! You just had a baby, and now that baby is ONE! Before you head back to work, let’s get together to celebrate. We’ll capture your beautiful family being beautiful, then we’ll get some sweet portraits of your babe running around like one year olds do, whether they’re crawling, walking, or some special invention in between that’s all their own. We can even give them big ONE letters to play with. After that we will let them at the cake, and laugh while they either devour it, stare at it in bewilderment, or decide they’re more of a salty person than a sweets person. After this messy affair we’ll plop your babe in my tin tub to give them a rinse while they burn off all that sugar with splashing and laughing. After all this fun, your birthday babe will be ready for their nap, and you will be too! Want to see a sample session? Click Here.

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Twins

Are you having twins?! Do you already have twins?! Can I please come snuggle your twins?! Twins make me so happy. My mom is a twin, my cousins are twins, I always always hoped I’d get twins. I didn’t. So now I have to make do with other people’s twins. There is something so incredibly special about twins. They’re born with a best friend. That psychic connection thing, it’s real. And you, mama! You are raising two babies, the same age, at the same time! And those babies don’t even need to talk to plot against you. You, of all people, need all the pictures. I love twin photography. I love watching them interact with each other, I love the way they can make each other feel better, laugh without a word, and they way they know exactly what to do to get on each other’s last nerve. Whether your twins are newborns, little sitters, birthday babes, or big kids, I’d love to come hang out with you and capture all the things that make them and your family so special. Want to see a sample session? Click Here.

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Families

You spend all your time, energy, and thoughts on the little people you made, and your team is so special. They adore you, and although they’ll totally appreciate all the great photos you’ve taken of them on your phone, they’ll also want to look back on the beautiful mama who was their safe place. So let’s get you in the frame! We can meet at your house, and I’ll photograph you and your little ones in your most special place. Home to movie nights, family dinners, lazy Sunday mornings and rushing about getting out the door on weekdays. They’ll look back 20 years from now and just that couch will bring up so many happy memories. The chair you read them books in, the counter you stand at while you get them another cup of milk. The table you sit at and listen to their silly jokes, their hopes, their fears, all the things that feel small to you, but are so so big to them. Or we can head outside, to all the beauty our city has to offer. We’ll tell jokes, they’ll hold your hand, you and your partner might sneak a kiss, all while having an adventure, and not having to tidy up! Like all my sessions, this is a laid back chance to hang out. I’ll direct you a little, but I want to capture the relationships that you have with each other. We’ll get that cheesy smile for grandma, but we’ll also capture your partner brushing the hair out of you daughters eye, and you staring in to your little boys face while he explains the finer points of Paw Patrol to you. Want to see a sample session? Click Here.

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Extended Family

You, your brother, your sister, your parents, your partners, all those kids you’ve made. Let’s all get together and have a party! Extended families are so much fun, I love getting in there and getting to know everyone, and capturing all the laughter and ridiculousness that happens when you all get together. Make your siblings split it with you, and give your parents the best gift there is. We’ll meet at someone’s house, and capture a family portrait of everyone together, just the grand kids, just the siblings, each little family, and all the other combinations you want. Then we’ll play! Maybe you’ll all just hang out, maybe you’ll have a birthday cake for someone. Maybe we’ll give all the kids some watermelon. Whatever it is that your family does, I’m there to capture how special it is. If no one wants to host, or there’s just too many of you, we can head outside. There is no shortage of beautiful parks that will fit you all. Or we can rent a big, bright studio that will fit everyone and no one has to tidy! Whatever you decide, I would love to be invited to get to know what makes your family so special, and then show it to everyone else. Want to see a sample session? Click Here.

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Maternity

You are growing a human. You are actually turning food into a person. You grew an extra organ! Pregnancy is magic. It can be really uncomfortable magic, but that doesn’t make it any less special. Let’s capture how beautiful you are right now. We can capture you backlit, in all your curvy glory, snuggling with your partner, and just looking fabulous with that belly of yours that’s holding a tiny human! If you’ve got other kids, we’ll get them to talk to their little sibling, and capture your family one last time the way it was before it got even better. I love to capture maternity photos in your home, with your windows and your bed, and maybe even in the nursery you’re working on. We can even head in to the bathroom and have a milk bath if you want! Or we can go outside and capture you in full goddess mode, walking through fields or rivers, and just being amazing. Let’s celebrate the life you’re making and how powerful you are right now. Want to see a sample session? Click Here for a sample first baby maternity session. Click Here for a sample maternity session with other kids.

OMG! I’m obsessed. You did such an amazing job!!! They are beautiful. Thank you sooooooo much for capturing these moments.
— Devon B.
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Hi! I’m Alex

I have loved capturing emotions with a camera since I was 8 years old and accidentally made a double exposure. Since then I’ve been clicking shutters whenever I see something that inspires me. And since I had my first baby 8 years ago, that has been the magic and wonder of families.

Motherhood inspires me. I am astounded by the endlessness of the love we have for our children, and by the joy they bring to our lives just by existing. That’s what I want to photograph. I want to get right in the middle of all of that love and save it for you so you have it, in your hands, when they go off to live their own lives. This part is the best part, and I don’t want to let it just pass by.

I want to spend some time capturing the moments that will one day come to symbolize your experience of parenthood and your kid's experience of childhood. The little looks, giggles and interactions tell the story of your family and the love that lives in your house. I love that there's a way to capture that and hold on to it forever and I am so honoured that you’re considering letting me do that for your family.

Photo by the Kisses & Cake Wedding Photography

Alex came to our home and even though we were meeting for the first time, she made us feel like we were long time friends. Her demeanor was pleasant, calm and soothing which tamed our anxiousness right away. She gracefully guided us through the session making us feel super comfortable which made for great pictures....When we received the final product our expectations were not met but exceeded. We loved every single picture, every single one.
— Oricia M.

Session Pricing Options

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Portrait Session $350

Let’s hang out and capture the every day life of your family beautifully. We can meet in a park for something fun to do to capture your family having a great time doing something special together, or I can come to you and we can document the time and place your kids are growing up in. Either way I’m coming along not just to get a beautiful portrait of you and your kids together, but also to help you make sure you don’t forget how beautiful this season of your life is.

45 minute session in your home or on location.

Includes the session fee, an online proof gallery for one month and high resolution digital image collection in both colour and black and white.

Archival professional quality prints can be ordered a-la-carte through your gallery.

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Documentary Session $500

This session is great for capturing the story of your family. We will spend our time together capturing truly casual and intimate lifestyle images. Whether you’re snuggling your newborn, celebrating a first birthday, chasing your toddler around, or marveling at how big your kids have gotten already, this session gives us lots of time to relax together. You and your family can do all things you always do and you and your family will always be able remember it beautifully. It is also a great choice if you want to go on an exciting adventure like a hike or a trip to the zoo!

1.5 hour session in your home or on location or a combination of the two.

Includes the session fee, an online proof gallery for one month and high resolution digital image collection in both colour and black and white.

Archival professional quality prints can be ordered a-la-carte through your gallery.

We’ve had Alex do one newborn shoot (was meant to be a pregnancy shoot but we waited too long it seems!), and 2 family shoots since then. We love how great she is with the kids (and with us) in putting us all at ease. She has fun ideas for photos, and is flexible helping us carry our ideas out too. Through the years we’ve gotten some beautiful photos of all of us. Now we just need more wall space!! Thank you Alex!!
— Kinneret F
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Contact Me

Toronto, Ontario

info@alexwessonphotography.com

(647)400-5172

We love Alex! Alex not only took amazing photos of our family she took her time to get to know us, playing with the kids to get them comfortable before the shoot. My kids were asking for her after she left!
— Jolene G