When is the best time to have professional family photos taken?

This is a question I get asked on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis—when should we schedule our family portraits? Well, I can’t say there is a perfect time or age or season, but there are a few guidelines you could follow to determine what would work best for you family.

1) Age is more than just a number – How old your kids are matters when it comes to portraits. For example, I like to photograph newborns in the first 3 weeks of birth, then again at 3-4 months, 6-9 months and the first birthday. You have to keep in mind the age difference between your children as well; two babies will be more difficult to photograph than a baby and a toddler, and if you’ve got three or more…having the older ones at an age where they can listen and follow direction will help make the session run more smoothly.

The Peanut Club Indoor Playground

Looking for a place to keep the kids entertained out of the extreme heat of the summer? The Peanut Club Indoor Playground is your solution.

Nanny Teresa dropped by the Peanut Club and was shown around by Jean Teresa was impressed with the multitude of toys and activities available for little ones. All outdoor shoes are removed upon entry and socks or slippers must be worn by everyone inside.

Love Child – Toronto

With an amazing array of cute, fashionable, functional and groovy clothes for children, Love Child, is a must visit for any one looking for unique and affordable baby and kids clothing. Owners, designers, and sisters, Dawn and Jacquelene McCormack, have captured the essence of fun in their small store on Yonge St just north of Eglinton Ave.

Moms To Be…and More

Moms To Be…and More barely covers what this store has to offer! It is enormous and carries absolutely everything you need as a first time mother – or second time, or third time, or more…

Just one trip to this store and a first time mom will learn about every single item she could possible need for her new baby. The expert sales people that are positioned on every floor are truly knowledgeable about the products in their specialized area, ready to answer any plausible question.

Kick Maternity: Embracing the Baby Bump

Embracing the beauty of the maternal body is Kick Maternity’s clothing concept. It’s a cute little maternity wear boutique that carries all of the latest styles to adorn the “baby bump” for the hip and stylish mom-to-be who believe that just because their body is changing doesn’t mean that they have to let go of their style and sleekness.

Belly: Designer Trends for Expectant Moms

Belly {maternity} is the ultimate clothing store for the “fashionista” expecting moms who want to carry their baby in style. This elegant boutique that is exclusively for pregnant women presents a distinct first impression; it appears like everything was hand selected by the owner and then meticulously arranged by colour and design.

Phipps Bakery Café

Phipps Bakery Café is quite possibly the cutest little kid-friendly café –ever! – and it was just bustling with moms and tots when Nanny Erin paid it a visit. The décor is absolutely adorable! You will feel as though you have stepped right into a fairy tale luncheon, as your surroundings are trees, mosaics, a little white picket fence, and the most darling little tables in the world.