A farmhouse newborn session – Newborn Photographer Peterborough

Many people love the look of in-home newborn sessions. They are often more relaxed, authentic, and the focus is on the connection between parents and their new baby. But what if you don’t have a swoon-worthy house? Or what if the arrival of your little one has left you with something to be desire in the cleaning department (super relatable)? Studio rentals are one option. Another option is to look at beautiful houses that may offer short-term rentals! Follow along to see the results from a newborn photographer in Peterborough region.

The space

This session took place at a beautiful farmhouse near Peterborough, Ontario. Light floods into all the rooms, making it the perfect spot for a newborn photographer to create some magic. Simple furnishings make sure the emphasis is on you and your little one.

What to wear

Always take into account the space when planning your session. Your photographer will help guide you through this process. I have a full collection of client dresses available to use in your session (see here). For this farmhouse session we kept the clothing very light and neutral toned. This complemented the simple backdrop and created a beautiful, timeless feel.

How to find a space

This beautiful farmhouse is listed on airbnb (see listing). It can require a little big of digging to find hosts willing to rent for a few hours, but when you do the payout is amazing! It is helpful if you are looking in off-season months, or even mid-week, when the property might otherwise sit empty. Things to look for when doing some sleuthing including large windows, simple decor, and a variety of spaces.

How to to find a newborn photographer near Peterborough

Google is always your friend to start! Look for photographers with good reviews and make sure you take a good look at their portfolio, both on their website and on instagram. Many photographers have their most up-to-date work posted on their instagram account, which is a wonderful one-stop place to see their full portfolio and really get a sense of their work. If you’d like to take a look at what I’ve been up to lately click here.

Ready to create your own dream Peterborough newborn session?

The first step is to reach out! I would love to connect and just say hi! Or maybe you have a space that you’d love to chat about to see if it might be a good fit for photos? Either way send me a message and let’s connect!

Mother holding her baby son while her daughter holds his hand in front of a window in a farmhouse near Peterborough ON
Looking down at a mother lying on her bed with her daughter and baby son
Close up of a girl's hands on her newborn brother
A mother looking down at her baby boy in her arms while her daughter looks out a window behind her.


This is your story. Let me help you tell it. I’m Kristin, and I’m so happy you’re here. I’m a Durham region photographer specializing in motherhood, maternity, and newborn photography. Let’s chase sunsets together and create some amazing memories. You’re a dreamer and a romantic. You want someone to fully see you and your family and to capture the beauty in the big moments and the small details. Your favourite photographs are the ones that capture a feeling, not the perfectly posed photos. You crave something a little bit different from the everyday – something bolder, more artistic, and even a little cinematic. I see you. Motherhood isn’t always perfect moments. Motherhood is messy. Motherhood is hard. Motherhood is freaking unbelievable. It’s perfectly imperfect. Let’s capture the beautiful chaos of motherhood.