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McLelland Photography

Professional Newborn photographer
based in oakville, ontario

Hi, I’m Tricia, welcome to my newborn photography studio! I’m an award-winning professional portrait photographer specializing in newborns from Toronto, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Brampton, Hamilton, Mississauga, and surrounding areas including the GTA.

Why Parents Love Tricia

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Tricia has been photographing newborns since 2016, and in that time she’s captured hundreds of beautiful babies so that parents can cherish their earliest moments forever. Find out why parents love to work with Tricia below.

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1600+ BABIES

Tricia has photographed hundreds of babies over the years! Her experience is invaluable in making babies and parents feel incredibly relaxed and comfortable.

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Tricia’s studio is well established, having been here since 2016. Her studio is known for its beautiful newborn photographs and stylized setups, capturing dreamy photos of little ones.

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Tricia is Oakville’s very first accredited posed newborn photographer trained in newborn safety, part of the Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International (APNPI).

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award winning
& professionally qualified

Tricia is proud to be the Best Baby Photographer winner from the International Baby Photography Awards. She’s also a graduate of the Digital Photography Program at Sheridan College.

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Tricia’s been coined the ‘Baby Whisperer’ by several clients because she has an incredible knack for always putting babies at ease during our sessions.

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Tricia and her team capture newborns in their first stages of life, from 0 days up until 6 weeks of age. Tricia is our professional photographer on shoot days, and Anita is our studio manager who is available to help organize the fine details of the photography sessions with parents and families.

Tricia is an active member of the APNPI – an organization that provides professional training to help photographers pose babies safely. She completed a safety course in order to become a fully certified member. Safety is our first priority when it comes to photographing newborns – we are not just fully trained in this area, but we take every possible precaution in our studio too to keep our clients safe. 

Our studio is based in Oakville, Ontario, and is fully equipped with every kind of prop and outfit we need to create the most incredible newborn photos! 

New Packages & Pricing

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**Please note this is for one baby only, not multiples.




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**Immediate family is the parents and their children.

hi, im tricia

Hi everyone, and thank you for visiting our newborn photography studio! I’m Tricia, the founder of McLelland Photography, which I began 8 years ago in my hometown of Oakville, Ontario, when I left the corporate world to pursue photography full-time.

Since then, I have photographed over 1600 babies, and I’ve become known as the Baby Whisperer to my clients! I have a talent for helping babies feel at ease during our sessions, which I established when raising my own son and photographing his early days.

I have grown my studio over the years to become a very established & well-known studio in Oakville. Although we mainly photograph newborns whose parents are from the surrounding areas, it is not unknown for some of our clients to travel for 2 hours or more to see us.

Hear it from others:

tricia's customer reviews

”I wish I could give 1000 stars! Not only were our photos breathtakingly beautiful, the overall experience was exceptional. I am a first time mom with two babies – I was so nervous the first week they were born! Tricia and her assistant Anita provided a warm, welcoming, and safe space for my little miracles and for me!”

Twins - 2022-09-20 - Nova & Atlas' Newborn Session - 7 days (Ainsley & Quinn Chisholm)098_3(1x1)

Ainsley Chisholm

twin mamma

”All I can say is wow! My experience with McLelland Photography was outstanding. Such a warm welcome from Tricia and Anita. They made sure both mom and baby were comfortable. They were amazing with my baby, as he was completely calm and comfortable through out the entire shoot. Tricia’s work is beautiful and she did an amazing job on my sons newborn shoot. Look no further, and book McLelland Photography!”

Amari's Newborn Session - Gold - 26 days (Ruby Khaneja - Milton)


thrilled mom

”McLelland Photography was the absolute best choice we could have made for our newborn photos. Tricia and Anita were so organized and professional throughout the entire process even before we showed up for our session. They were extremely attentive to our wishes and were so thoughtful of every detail. They took wonderful care of our baby and kept her comfortable the entire time. The pictures are perfect and we can’t wait to display them in our home.”

Inez' Newborn Session - Platinum - 15 days (Laura Beneteau - Mississauga)


happy customer

”Our newborn photoshoot with Tricia was the best experience we, and our baby, could have had! Tricia is extremely experienced, safe, creative, and patient. Tricia’s communication and flexibility with the sets we wanted really made our photoshoot remarkable. You can not choose a better photographer if you are in the area.

Alexandriah's Newborn Session - Gold - 23 days (Andy Tran)



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frequently asked questions

Find the answers to some of the most popular questions we’re asked right here.

The pricing for our newborn photography sessions depends upon which package you choose – 

  • Silver Package – $499*
  • Gold Package – $649*
  • Platinum Package – $799*

*Plus HST

You can find the full details for each package here.

Our newborn photography sessions are for babies from 0-6 weeks old. 

We recommend booking your baby’s session early in your 2nd trimester to avoid disappointment as we offer a limited number of sessions each month. Please book 2 to 3 weeks after your due date or if scheduled for a c-section, please select a date when your newborn will be under 6 weeks of age. We do have some last minute openings from time to time, so if you didn’t already book your photography session in your 2nd trimester, please feel free to reach out to us to see if we have anything last minute available. 

That’s ok! Please contact us and we can discuss any arrangements or changes in schedule.

The photography sessions are held in Oakville, Ontario, at our specially designed and fully equipped newborn photography studio. 

Our photographer Tricia is the first photographer in Oakville to be part of the Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International (APNPI). This means she’s undertaken a course to ensure she is fully qualified to pose newborns safely. 

We are known for our safety, and both Tricia and Anita wear masks for all of our sessions. We also have high end air filters in each and every room in our studio. 

Yes of course, we work with a printing supplier and can arrange all of this for you for an additional fee. Whether its an album, some prints or a canvas you’d like, we’re happy to discuss the details with you. 

Newborn composites are not just photographs, but pieces of art that are meticulously crafted. It is one image that has been skillfully assembled from two or more images. We use this special editing technique to create whimsical scenes and adorable poses that wouldn’t be possible (or safe) otherwise. Hands and arms keeping baby in place are removed in Photoshop., and a digital background can be added to make it even more magical. A composite is typically one image taken of your newborn that is merged into a another image using post-editing techniques. When booking a newborn session with us, each newborn package includes one composite image with the option to purchase additional composites if desired. After a booking is made, clients are provided with a catalogue of potential composites to choose from.

The time needed for each session depends upon which package you choose – 

  • Silver Package – up to 40 minutes.
  • Gold Package – up to 2 hours.
  • Platinum Package – up to 3 hours.

You can find the full details for each package here.

We are available throughout the week for our newborn photography sessions, and the times we have available depends upon the package you choose – 

  • Silver Package – 9 am or 11 am (any day during the week)
  • Gold/Platinum Package – 9 am (any day during the week)

No, just yourself and your newborn! We have an incredible collection of props, outfits and setups for the sessions, but if there is anything you would like to include then of course you can bring it along. Our studio manager Anita will make sure you are fully prepared for your session prior to it taking place. She goes above and beyond to answer any questions, guaranteeing that you’ll come to your appointment feeling fully prepared and excited!

No! We will be in touch before the session when we can discuss things like wardrobe choices and set expectations for the session. We are thorough and take care in our preparation for your photography session so that everything runs smoothly on the day.

This depends upon which of our three packages you choose. You can find out more details about them all here.

Yes, I am a graduate of the Digital Photography Program at Sheridan College. I’ve been photographing newborns since 2016, and prior to that I captured images of my son, so I have a lot of experience and take a lot of care when photographing newborns. It is my passion!

No! Typically, my clients tend to come from Oakville, Brampton, Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Burlington, Milton, Acton, Ancaster, Brantford, Caledon, Cambridge, Etobicoke, Georgetown, Grimsby, Guelph, Halton Hills, Kitchener, Markham, Niagara, North York, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Stoney Creek, Thornhill, Vaughan, Waterloo, Woodbridge, York, and all of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). However it is not unheard of for families to travel for 2 hours or more to come to one of our photography sessions.

In our studio, a set or a stylized setup is an actual scene that we photograph your newborn in. It could be for example a prop such as a bowl, bucket, bed, wreath, carriage etc. that is positioned on a wooden floor with fabric cascading over the side of the prop and your little one lying on their back looking up in a sleepy state. Sometimes simple setups can mean so much more so that the eye does not detract from the main subject at hand, your baby.

Once we have your setup ready to go, we photograph your newborn using a variety of camera angles such as shooting into the light, or away from the light. We photograph above your baby and to the side as well. We love to get in close to capture those little details such as the eye lashes, nose, and mouth. So just one set will produce multiple images from your session to choose as your final product in your proofing gallery.

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We would love to welcome you and your newborn into our studio! There’s nothing we love more than capturing a sweet moment between a parent and their child, catching a curious expression, or savoring the sleepy sweetness of a newborn. If you’d like us to capture these moments, you can book one of our three newborn photography packages below.


A 40-minute session in our comfortable studio, where we provide 2 or 3 stylized setups, especially for your newborn.


Our most popular package, this 2-hour session means that we can set up 3 to 6 stylized backdrops for your little one.


The ultimate newborn photography session! We spend 3 hours creating up to 6 stylized setups & 20 newborn images.