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My name is Maria Presta, I am a newborn, child and family photographer, located in Tottenham, Ontario. I have been specializing in newborn photography for 7 years! Creating imagery of these fleeting moments is my passion. It is my goal to create a memorable experience for you, beginning with customizing your session details of colours and outfits to ending with the delivery of beautiful keepsake prints, albums, canvases and more. Celebrating the love within your family is what each image created embodies.
Newborn Safety is truly a very important aspect in newborn photography. There are currently NO regulations in place to ensure properly handled infants during photography sessions. I have made it my duty to learn from the best in the industry. I have attended different courses over the years taught by the Stephanie Robin, Allison Peck and Melissa Wells.
I have currently worked with over 275 newborns and counting, it is a privilege to work with your child and capture the delicate features that are changing so quickly.
The other aspect of my work is creativity! I’ve always been creative, studying all different genres of art throughout my life, and photography has remained a constant. I graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Photography. Some clients enjoy being apart of the process in creating the imagery that will be shared with the family for generations and others choose to leave all the creativity up to me. I am happy to customize the creative process either way.
My work style is what can be described as simple, clean and classic with a punch of colour.
It would be an honour to be your family photographer! Hit the contact tab and let’s chat
Visit the Contact Page to get in touch!
It is never to early to schedule a session of any type. For a newborn session it is best to call 4-12 weeks in advance. All other sessions 4-6 weeks in advance. Newborn sessions take place Monday-Friday mornings.
Once you have contacted Presta Photography and have filled out the session contract to set the date and time, you will receive a guide with information on how to prepare for your session, what to expect, what to wear etc.
Newborn sessions take place in our studio located in Toronto where we have full access to our collection of newborn props, hats, headbands, wraps, backdrops, blankets etc.
Portrait sessions can take place anywhere outdoors or in-studio. Travel
charges are applied to locations outside the GTA.
Once a date and time is decided, a non-refundable retainer is due to reserve your spot. Upon request, we will have a phone or email consultation about posing, clothing and other ideas regarding your session. Due to availability, spots will not be held without payment of retainer and signed contract.
Your purchases of prints and products payment is due in full at time of ordering during your viewing session.
At the end of our photography session we will have selected a scheduled date for your in-studio viewing session. At the viewing session, you will see your images for the first time. I will sit with you and assist with selecting your favourite captures, this is also the time for all decisions and ordering. Product samples are displayed for you to see and touch everything so you may view all the options available to you. Neep help figuring out what to put on the walls? Don’t worry, I help navigate exactly what image will fit well together and what size fits your space. There are no online galleries and no overwhelming task of navigating the gallery alone. Every step of your custom photography experience will be stress-free. In the end, you will have beautiful pictures to cherish for years to come. From session to delivery, I spend between 10-15 hours working with you to make sure every detail is to your liking. Please allow roughly one week for standard print portrait orders and 2 weeks for custom or specialty items.
What should I wear?
A question I get a lot is “what should I wear?” These images embrace this moment in time and will be cherished for generations so I want to help ensure you look amazing. I think the most important thing I can say when picking an outfit is ‘Be Yourself’. It is easy to wear all white or all of another colour (and there is nothing wrong with that if you go that route) but you want to take a step back and make sure your outfit reflects who you are. Do you wear a lot of jewelry? Do you like scarves? I strongly suggest working with those you will be photographed with to create a color concept. Pick 3 colours and add texture to your outfit by layering with scarves, jewelry, bow tie, cardigans etc. Colour is good. Have fun with it, just be you!
I heard your camera clicking hundreds of photos, will I get every one of them?
No. I take multiple photos to ensure I son’t miss the shot due to someone blinking, a passerby in the distance etc. For this reason I only choose the best of those images and put them in your gallery. It is my job to provide high quality images rather then providing quantity.
All images are the exclusive copyright and property of Presta Photography. Portrait session images may not be reproduced, altered or published without permission. Copyright infringement is unlawful. The images from the photo session may be used for marketing purposes, including social media, website and blog. They may also be used in various print and advertising materials at the discretion of Presta Photography. By submitting your session fee and participating in your session you agree to these terms and conditions.