janet bailey photography

I've had the pleasure of knowing Janet since I moved to Toronto almost ten years ago. Early on she was a big supporter of me helping me out with a litany of different side jobs and summer schemes (cupcake baker, photo shoot caterer, food stylist, etc) that helped me get through interior design school. When I first met Janet she was a commercial photographer shooting everything from editorial shoots for the likes of Chatelaine and Flare to advertising jobs for clients like Pepsi.

A few years ago, Janet took a break from photography to start a family. As her son got older she realized she missed it but wanted to carve out a business that would suit her and her family. She decided that shooting babies, children and families would be her focus and she asked me whether or not I would be willing to sit for a session. Of course, I said yes!


Janet first took some shots of me when I was about 32 weeks pregnant. I love how she captured these moments between Henry and I before Orla came along. At this point, he was still my baby!


She returned nine days after Orla was born and took these precious shots of her. She was an excellent model and slept through the entire shoot! Looking at these shots of her I'm reminded of those little feet and elbows poking me throughout my pregnancy.

I feel so fortunate to have these major milestones in my family's life documented. This time passes in such a blur. The days and nights are long but the months fly by so fast. I can't believe that it was almost four months ago that Orla came into our lives. I can't thank Janet enough for capturing a few of these intimate moments for us.

To see more photos from my shoots with Janet and to see the rest of her portfolio check out her new website.