Meet sweet Bodhi! He was welcomed last September into a beautiful home full of wonderful parents and loving fur-siblings (and guitars!). His parents, Jordan and Janina, were incredibly welcoming and kind, and we had a a great morning, shared some laughs and captured some beautiful moments of their first days with their baby boy. Janina, and I even discovered that we had attended the nursing program at U of T just a year apart, and likely had crossed paths before without realizing it! It's was such a pleasure to capture the joy and love that exists within the little family and I am excited to share these beautiful moments with you :) Enjoy!
Say hello to the sweetest baby boy, Harrison! What a dream this little guy was to photograph! I have never had a baby pose his hands so sweetly, and give me so many adorable portraits! All that hand clasping made me so happy. New mom and dad, Alison and Tom were so in love with their charming little boy and weren't afraid to give him all the snuggles and kisses he desired :) I absolutely loved capturing their first days as a family of 3 and am thankful that they trusted me to document it for them. It's the very best job I tell ya!
Every once in a while I get super lucky during a newborn session and get a perfectly behaved little angel who sleeps so soundly that I can move them and reposition them any number of ways without them even batting an eye. Sweet little Eric was one of these babies. It probably helped that is was a super hot September day and the house was nice and toasty, but this baby boy slept like a dream and made my photographer's heart so happy! I loved reconnecting with his parents, Jenny and Ryan, and big brother Justin. We captured their maternity session back in July, and I had been so looking forward to meeting their newest love! What a treasure these first days with baby are, and what a joy it is to witness.
Ashley and Giancarlo welcomed their beautiful baby boy, Matteo, into the world this past September. A couple weeks later I had the honour of meeting and capturing this beautiful little family of 3 in their early days together. The days after Matteo's birth were a little stressful as he was in and out of the hospital with jaundice, so it was beautiful to see them all settling in together as they figure out the rhythm of regular life with a new baby at home.
Matteo was such a sweetie, which I think you can tell from his angelic little face! He slept so well and we got so many sweet and snuggly shots with him and each of his parents. I just loved capturing these early days for Ashley and Giancarlo to look back on. My hope is for Matteo to look at these photos when he is older and see how much his mom and dad loved him from the start.
Meet Keiran. He has the BEST baby lips I've ever seen (scroll down a couple for their closeup). This handsome baby boy was such a treat the photograph. He even let us get some nudie pictures to match with one his older sister had done at her newborn session on a chair in the living room. Between that and the way he posed his sweet hands I am still completely smitten over this little man. Having this level of charm with be helpful to Keiran so he can keep up with his charming older sister Lily. She was one of the friendliest kids I've worked with and I loved capturing her fun personality! I think it's safe to say their parents Penny and Phillip have their hands and hearts full in the best possible way. Wishing so many blessings for this beautiful family!
Baby Jakob. This little man is one of the most handsome babies I have ever had the pleasure of photographing! With an incredible head of wavy, dark hair, his long eyelashes, big eyes and perfect little lips, he was a joy to photograph! Despite some tears and extra feeds throughout our session, Jakob gave us some beautiful sleeping and bright-eyed awake photos, and even let me get some close ups of those amazing lashes. I had so much fun reconnecting with Reshma and Irfan (you can see their maternity session here) and watching them love on their sweet baby boy. We did Jakob's session when he was 4 weeks old, and I loved seeing how they've settled into the rhythms of parenthood and the craziness that is life with a baby. It was such an honour to capture the love between this brand new family of 3.
The first day we attempted to do little Greyson's newborn session the clouds rolled in SO heavily right when I arrived that we ended up not being able to shoot (it pretty much looked like nighttime!). Luckily Amanda and Dan were so gracious and we were able to reschedule for the next day, which ended up being gorgeous and sunny and exactly what we wanted! I had so much fun getting to know Amanda and Dan. They are both teachers with a love of art and music. They are laid back and fun and I had such a wonderful time hanging out with them. Amanda did a beautiful job planning out Greyson's nursery, complete with some beautiful art pieces made by his own mama (go check out @amandasimmonsart on Instagram)! Greyson was the sweetest thing and I am officially obsessed with redhead babies. They are simply adorable! It was such an honour to capture these moments for this beautiful family.
If you are a fan of baby hair swirls, you are going to love Charlie. This sweet man gave me a run for my money for the first half of our session, there were lots of tears, but we worked around it and eventually got him to sleep, and then he pulled out all the stops with his perfect little poses. You may remember his parents, Jill & Jaimie from their maternity session in High Park. It was so fun to get to know them prior to Charlie's arrival and now to see them in their first days as parents. There is a lot of love for this sweet boy, and even his fur-brother doesn't seem to mind the shift in attention ;) Jaimie and Jill, I wish you many blessings as you enjoy life with Charlie!
I'm sure you haven't forgotten sweet little Micah from his Fresh 48 session a few posts back! I spent the morning with Colleen and Eric at home and loved getting to see how they've settled in with their baby boy at home. Micah was not into the idea of lying on the bed by himself for his portraits, so his parents kept him close and we ended up with some of my favourite snuggle shots to date! He even let us get some incredibly adorable shots of him sleeping with his little head resting in daddy's hand (scroll all the way to the bottom for that goodness)! He was not a fan of the diaper change, but I had to document it anyway, since one day he will appreciate that his parents didn't let him sit in his own poo ;) What a joy it was to photography this wonderufl family!