Baby Mckinley – 7 days old – Newborn session – MPH Photography – Toronto

A newborn’s smell is so intoxicating, they are fresh, pure and innocent and just beautiful! Tiny little hands and feet and a tiny nose and little lips that you want to kiss all day long, sigh. There is nothing that compares to holding a newborn in your arms, even if they aren’t yours. They are God’s amazing gift, precious little creatures that look to us for everything, and we’ll do anything for them.

This is why I get so excited when a client hires me to capture their precious little newborn, it means alot to us that they trust us with their sweet little hearts. I’m even more thrilled when its a client who I have photographed many times before, including their wedding and maternity and then to photograph their first born, is extremely touching and I knew we’d have a wonderful session.

These sessions take a long time, as we need baby as sleepy as possible and hopefully they stay sleeping during the whole session, but usually at some point or another they tend to wake up and mommy needs to feed them to try to get them back to sleep so that we can position them and have them stay still in those positions while we shoot them and that can only happen while they are sleeping.  This is another reason why we do a session within 9 days of baby being born.

Little sweet Miss Mckinley was only 7 days old when we came to photograph her and she likes company as she wanted to be awake for most of the session to watch us and see all that’s going on in her world, but we definitely didn’t mind waiting for this little angel to fall back asleep and just holding her was enough of a treat, almost didn’t want to photograph her as I just wanted to hold her the whole time,lol. I know I wanted to take her home by the time we were done though,lol.

May this little girl bless your home and bring you lots of love and joy and happiness Danielle and Dave, she’s blessed to have you guys are parents and anyone can see how much you love her already, she’s definitely got daddy wrapped around her little finger and we can’t wait to watch her as she grows and reaches different milestones in her life. I always knew Danielle would be a great mom, as I have seen and photographed her with her niece and now this sweet little girl gets to experience the love of such a wonderful and caring mother, Mckinley is definitely one blessed little child with such great parents and I’m excited to see her grow and learn and love and perhaps become a big sister one day 😉

Danielle and Dave, thanks so much for trusting us with your adorable little baby girl, we hope you enjoyed the day we spent together and that you enjoy these images of your angel for years and years to come.


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42 Responses to “Baby Mckinley – 7 days old – Newborn session – MPH Photography – Toronto”

  1. Sue Says:

    Mom and babe are beautiful – but it was big tough hockey-playing Dad with babe that tugged the heartstrings. The shot with the three of them expresses so well what they are all about – family.

    As for the little one it was very difficult to choose a favorite. For cuteness I loved and laughed at the one with the stuffies. As for a pure shot of the babe I was stopped and in awe by the one with the soft and fuzzy cover.

    All shots were great and beautiful as usual – great work and of course really great subjects.

  2. Kristel Says:

    Im in love with these!!! Ive been looking at them for the last hour I cant get enough!!

  3. Sherry Mackay Says:

    These are gorgeous photographs of a beautiful little girl! I think the one of her in pink is my favourite but they are all fantastic! Congratulations Dave and Danielle…I can’t wait to meet Mckinley!

  4. Jonathan Says:

    Uncle Jon and Aunt Isa love the pics!

  5. Tammy Says:

    Absolutely adorable wee angel! So amazign Danielle to have watched you grow over the years and now we’ll get to watch your wee one grow. She has the greatest roll model so congratulations to baby McKinley, Danielle and Dave!

  6. Michelle Crogie Says:

    I am speechless.

  7. Judit Gonzalez Says:

    These are (by far) the most beautiful pics of a baby that I’ve ever seen. Congratulations to the parents (for passing on their beauty) and to the photographer (for such an amazing display of gorgeous pictures). Loving Mckinley 🙂

  8. Natalie Legrow Says:

    What a beautiful baby!

  9. Jose Says:

    “If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and smiles because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.” Unknown

    A beautiful family. Congratulations.

  10. Ana Baptista Says:

    Oh, yes, Danielle and Dave (by the way, so cute: D & D), a baby is a pure gift of God: the first paragraph says it all! It’s the smell of that purity that we’ll miss the most, so take advantage of every second. I can’t choose my favorite, Danielle, because I would give 100% for each of them and my students know that I never gave 100% to anything! I’d like to go through the screen and take Mckinley in my arms, so I could revive memories of my own babies…
    Félicitations to the new family and MERCI for sharing these gems with us! God bless.

  11. Tanya Vieira Says:

    So cute! Congrats to you both!

  12. Azura Bates Says:

    SOOOO Adorable! Cant get enough of the cuteness. Love the Tram and the one with all the teddies 🙂

  13. Steve Orbe Says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! Congratulation and All the best!!

  14. Stefania Says:

    Such precious moments captured!!! How beautiful!!!!!

  15. Dave Bates Says:

    Great shots. I had to run before the sports shots but I love em!

  16. John P. LeGrow Says:

    Not only a beautiful child, but wonderful parents too. This little girl has a great start to life!

  17. Avi Karunakar Says:

    I love the pic with the gloves and stick, hope daddy puts as much time into doing your diapers as he does taping and waxing his stick!! Looking forward to seeing Mckinley Bates on the ice at the 2030 Olympic Games!

  18. Elise Says:

    Amazing!!! Can’t believe how beautiful you all look. Especially love the Anne Geddes-style baby shots:) xoxoxox

  19. Mishi P Says:

    She is so cute. I think my favorite pick is her between the gloves and stick (so small).
    Cheers and congrats.

  20. Andrew Tang Says:

    Princess McKinley is so adorable!!!

  21. Sarah Says:

    what a lovely record of this special time

  22. Haorong Tong Says:

    What an adorable baby! Beautiful pictures keep these precious moments forever.

  23. Kathleen L. Says:

    the cutest pics i have ever seen! lovely

  24. Tara McGrath Says:

    love the hockey pic!

  25. Anita Koch Says:

    wow! They are very beautiful shots! I’ve forgotten how tiny they are. The hockey glove shot is priceless – what a contrast to this delicate little girl!

  26. Paula Cavan Says:

    I love the one with the hockey stuff too!

    Congratulations! It might not seem like it now but in a few months you will actually get to sleep again.

  27. Scott Says:

    Congratulations, she is beautiful

  28. Shirin Almashni Says:


    The photos are perfect! McKinkey is absolutely a doll! The shots of you as a family clearly display how much love you have for your precious girl! You are deeply blessed to have her and she two very loving parents!! Congratulations again these phots are stunning…..especially the ones with the Bling!!! 🙂

  29. Marilyn Jung Says:

    Such elation, serenity and preciousness intimately captured in all the photos! Have to say though that the b/w photo of daddy and daughter with their eyes closed (tis the 1st pic after the 1st family pic) choked me up a wee bit and brought tears to my eyes.

  30. Michelle Xiao han Says:

    These pictures melt my heart…Dave and Danielle, what a beautiful family you just started. Your daughter is so sweet, already a little starlet. She is just gorgeous and perfectly behaving in every shot. New dad and new mum, you did a great job. You are all very photogenic.

    Who would have know the baby is only a few days old. You have a great photogragher.

    If I had to pick, the collage is best, I love the shot where she yarns and the one where her little toes wear your rings and with Dave’s hand making a heart shape…

  31. Candice H Says:

    These pictures are truly amazing! Mommy and baby look so beautiful (Dave you don’t look so bad either) These photos are ones that you will treasure forever.

  32. David Paul Says:

    Dave and Danielle, these are great shots! Super happy for you all!

  33. James Says:

    Nice pics! Remember them when she hits her teens.

  34. Susan Kulczycki Says:

    Such beautiful photos especially the black and white ones. Congratulations to you.

  35. James Agostino Says:

    What a beautiful child! She has both mother and fathers good looks. Congratulations and all the best!

  36. Gloria Says:

    What a beautiful little girl! Congratulations to you.

  37. Nick Pierre Says:

    Great shots – love that back-fat! 🙂

  38. corwin Says:

    Congrats Dave! awesome pics!

  39. Venessa Lui Says:

    Hi Dave & Danielle,

    Congrats to both of you, your new born is so lovely, just want to give her a kiss! I love the pics with hockey stuff, it’s so creative.

  40. Fred Diamanti Says:

    Congratulations Dave and Danielle! Beautiful baby and lovely family. Mckinley looks like a Leafs fan to me.

  41. Strap Says:

    Beautiful, Well done….

  42. Lisa Says:


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