Posts tagged big brother
Baby Girl Reese | Aurora Newborn Photographer

What do you get when you mix a 2 year old, almost 1 year old and 2 week old, amazing parents and beautiful home together in a lifestyle session?  A suuuuuper long blog post full of fun, candid and snuggly images!  Big brother Charlie was without a doubt the sweetest and most gentle big brother I've ever met, covering his new baby sister, Reese, in so many kisses! Middle girlie, Quinn, was a bundle of energy, movement and adorable smiles.  This little girl was a super early walker and had the speed to prove it!  She was so fun, but started to fade as nap time approached, and graced me with some sleepy cuddles and even let me put her down for her nap! And finally, the star of the show, baby girl Reese.  She was just beautiful and slept so sweetly for us.  She even gave me a smile as she napped in her mama's arms.  These gorgeous children all belong to the wonderful Danielle and Stu, two super-parents who managed their 3 under 3 with a competence and grace that I can only aspire to! This family was such a joy to capture and I am honoured to have had the opportunity to capture their story.

2 week old baby girl with dark hair wrapped in swaddle with soft pink flowers, wearing bow headband asleep on bed, hands near face -  Stouffville In-Home Photography
2 week old baby girl with dark hair in white onesie lying on swaddle with soft pink flowers, wearing bow headband asleep on bed, hands near face - Markham In-Home Photography
2 year old toddler boy with dark curly hair wearing chambray shirt sitting on chair in corner of his bedroom playing handheld video game - Barrie Lifestyle Photos
2 year old girl with dark curly hair and brown eyes in cream top and dark pants trying to climb out of crib in neutral nursery with animal prints on wall - GTA Lifestyle Photos
dad standing in nursery in front of crib holding and kissing 1 year old baby girl on the cheek as she laughs - Barrie Lifestyle Photography
mother sitting in nursery glider chair holding and looking at 2 week old baby girl wrapped in swaddle - GTA Lifestyle Photography
mother sitting in nursery glider chair holding and looking down at 2 week old baby girl wrapped in swaddle and wearing bow headband lying in her arms, asleep - Markham In-Home Photography
dad holding 2 week old baby girl in his arms, squatting down as 1 year old toddler daughter with dark hair in white top and tights gives little sister a kiss - Barrie In-Home Photography
2 week old baby girl with dark hair wearing white onesie, bow headband and wrapped in pink floral swaddle asleep in mom's arms, smiling - GTA Lifestyle Photos
mom with long dark hair sitting on nursery floor leaning against crib holding 2 week old baby girl in swaddle wearing headband as she sleeps in mother's arms - York Region Lifestyle Photos
mom with long dark hair in white shirt sitting in nursery glider chair with 2 week old baby girl in onesie and pink floral swaddle sleeping on mother's chest - GTA Lifestyle Photography
mom with long dark hair in white shirt sitting in nursery glider chair with 2 week old baby girl in onesie and pink floral swaddle sleeping on mother's chest - York Region Lifestyle Photography
dad sitting on edge of bed holding 2 week old baby girl in onesie and pink floral swaddle, sleeping on father's shoulder - Stouffville In-Home Photography
dad sitting on edge of bed holding 2 week old baby girl in onesie and pink floral swaddle, sleeping on father's shoulder - Markham In-Home Photography
dad sitting on edge of bed holding 2 week old baby girl in onesie and  swaddle, sleeping on father's shoulder, close up of hair - GTA In-Home Photography
dad sitting on master bed holding 2 week old baby girl's head in his hands, smiling at her, daughter in white onesie with headband on - York Region In-Home Photography
The Sproat Family | Toronto Lifestyle Photographer

I had SO much fun with the Sproat family during the Saturday morning we spent together.  John and Becky welcomed me so warmly into their home, and gave me total freedom to do my thing as I captured all of the antics and fun that unfolded! Jesse and Alexa were silly and adventurous, as you will see from a few of the photos at the park (was I that brave as a child?)!  When we returned back home though, they were kind enough to show me a few of their favourite things.  Alexa loves cats and Jesse loves pugs, and both love Lego!  They also both adore their little white hamster, Fiona, who become quite the star, and actually had some impressive posing skills...although she did poop a lot ;)  Becky and John were also game for a few couples shots which made me very happy!  All-in-all it was everything I hope for in a family session, and as always, an honour to create these memories for them.

family of 4 standing on front of dark home with old doors, mom's arms around 7 year old girl's shoulders, 9 year old boy hugging sister, dad's hand on son smiling at him - Stouffville Lifestyle Photography
family of 4 standing on front of dark coloured home with old doors, mom and and dad tickling 7 year old girl and 9 year old boy as kids try to get away, laughing - Markham Lifestyle Photography
mother and daughter sitting on steps of backyard porch, mom's hugging 7 year old girl's shoulders, girl looking at camera - Stouffville In-Home Photography
9 year old boy sitting between dad's legs as they sit on backyard porch step, dad's arms around son as he tries to escape, both laughing - Markham In-Home Photography
7 year old girl sitting on swing in city park, hair flying in her face as she move backwards, smiling at camera - York Region In-Home Photography
7 year old girl sitting on swing in city park, shot from below as she swings high, feet in air - Newmarket In-Home Photos
9 year old boy in plaid shirt with light brown hair standing on top of jungle gym at park and smiling down at camera - GTA Lifestyle Photos
7 year old girl with light brown hair in dress and fur vest swinging from jungle gym at park, and looking seriously at camera - York Region Lifestyle Photos
7 year old girl and 9 year old boy jumping off tree stumps at park, arms in air, mouths open, smiling, little sister looking at camera - York Region Lifestyle Photos
mom walking down paved path at city park, arms around 9 year old son and 7 year old daughter as they stroll - Newmarket Lifestyle Photography
7 year old girl sitting on bench in mudroom, one knee up, taking of shoes after returning from park, looking at camera - Markham Lifestyle Photos
husband and wife sitting on ground of colourful tile, leaning against white wall, arms linked and holding hands, smiling at one another -  Barrie Lifestyle Photos
Sweet Sage at High Park | Toronto Family Photographer

I met this beautiful family on a gorgeous August evening in High Park.  Sweet little Sage was incredibly happy and easygoing which was a pleasant surprise since we were shooting very close to his regular bedtime!  We wandered around to a variety of spots in the park, but my personal favourite is under the willow trees next to the water.  Natasha and Sean came so well prepared with toys to entertain Sage and a picnic blanket to sit on.  It was a fun and relaxed evening with these three and an absolute pleasure for me to capture this stage in their family's history. 

family of 3 sitting on blanket under willow tree at high park, 8 month old baby boy standing between mom and dad looking at camera, parents looking at son - GTA Lifestyle Photography
family of 3 sitting on blanket under willow tree at high park, 8 month old baby boy standing between mom and dad looking at camera, parents looking at son - York Region Lifestyle Photography
family of 3 walking down dirt path at high park surrounded by tall grasses and trees, mom carrying 8 month old blonde baby boy and parents holding hands, wife smiling at husband - York Region In-Home Photography
family of 3 standing on path in high park surrounded by greenery, father carrying 8 month old blonde baby boy and mom holding his hand, both parents looking at son - Newmarket In-Home Photos
father holding 8 month old blonde baby boy on path at high park surrounded by greenery, son is looking at camera, dad smiling at him - Barrie In-Home Photos
father holding 8 month old blonde baby boy on path at high park surrounded by greenery, dad resting forehead on son's head, baby looking into distance and chewing on hand - GTA In-Home Photos
family of 3 standing in high park, setting golden sun behind them, mom carrying 8 month old blonde baby boy and smiling at camera, dad looking at son - Newmarket Lifestyle Photos
family of 3 standing in high park, setting golden sun behind them, father carrying 8 month old blonde baby boy and mom resting hand on baby, parents smiling at son - Stouffville Lifestyle Photos
mom standing next to bench in garden at high park with 8 month old blonde baby boy in her arms, son reaching for flower on bush and mother smiling - Barrie Lifestyle Photos
mom standing in garden at high park with 8 month old blonde baby boy in her arms kissing son on the cheek as he smiles - GTA Lifestyle Photos
family of 3 standing under willow tree next to pond at high park, father carrying 8 month old blonde baby boy and mom resting hand on boy's chest, parents smiling at son - Stouffville Lifestyle Photography
mom standing under willow tree at high park with 8 month old blonde baby boy in her arms, son smiling at camera, mother smiling at son - Markham Lifestyle Photography
Waiting on a Baby Brother | Markham Maternity Photographer

I met this beautiful family on a gorgeous summer night for their maternity session.  Jenny and Ryan are expecting their second baby boy next month!  I had a wonderful time capturing all the love and joy that holds these three together.  There was so much laughter, and the many fun antics from 3 year old Justin just brought this session to life.  His reactions to his parent's tickling him were so fun!  I can't wait to capture their first days with the baby behind Jenny's beautiful bump!  

pregnant brunette woman in coral top standing in front of greenery next to barn holding baby belly - Barrie In-Home Photos
3 year old toddler boy hugging his 7 month pregnant mom's legs on his tip toes, mother holding baby bump and looking down at son - GTA In-Home Photos
pregnant woman in flowing coral top  and white skirt standing in front of willow tree holding baby belly and smiling softly at camera - Barrie Lifestyle Photos
pregnant woman in flowing coral top standing in front of willow tree holding baby belly and looking down - GTA Lifestyle Photos
7 month pregnant woman with dark hair wearing black lace and blush gown standing next to green foliage, holding baby bump and smiling at camera - Barrie Lifestyle Photography
7 month pregnant woman with dark hair wearing black lace and blush gown standing next to green foliage, holding baby bump and looking to the side - GTA Lifestyle Photography
Welcome Baby Alexander! | Toronto Newborn Photographer

At the beginning of May I had the pleasure of meeting the two cutest little brothers, Darius and Alexander.  Two week old Alexander just had the most serious look in his eye the whole time, and was happy as a clam looking out the window as I took his portraits.  I had to work hard to coax him into closing his eyes for a few shots, but this little man didn't want to miss a thing!  Big brother Darius was soooo much fun and gave us some wonderful candid and joy filled moments in the the way only toddlers can.  He was so careful and gentle holding his baby brother, and giving his mama some sweet kisses.  Judy and Cyrus, you certainly have your hands full with these beautiful boys, but in the best way possible! It was an honour to capture these memories for you.

Welcome Baby Bea! | Newmarket Newborn Photographer

Say hello to miss Bea!  Her family's beautiful and charming old home was the perfect setting for Bea's newborn session.  She was five weeks old, but as you can see that didn't stop her from sleeping through most of our time together!  As you will note below, big brother Wally was a bundle of fun and energy, and although he kept insisting on "no pictures", he still somehow managed to give me a few of my favourite toddler shots to date!  I think it's safe to say we were friends by the end :)  Their parents certainly have their hands full, but in the most wonderful of ways! Congratulations on your sweet girl Caitlin and Blaine!  

Waiting on Baby Boy | Toronto Maternity Photographer

This family was every photographer's dream.  Kind, laid back, well dressed, white walls (my fellow photographers will appreciate how much easier this makes our lives!) and so much love.  Julia had given me the heads up that their son had a lot of energy, and he did not disappoint! He was constantly on the move and provided so many great moments that I had a hard time choosing which ones to post, so as you will see below I posted all of them (not actually, but close!).  Julia and Daniel are expecting another baby boy in just a few weeks, and I am confident that he will be both well loved, and well entertained ;) Julia and Daniel, thank you for welcoming me into you home and trusting me to capture this beautiful time for your family.  

2 year old brunette toddler boy sitting on table looking at camera - stouffville family photos
2 year old toddler boy playing with toy camera - markham family photos
pregnant woman with short blonde hair sits on couch looking at baby bump - stouffville in-home lifestyle photography
pregnant woman with short blonde hair looking out window, holding baby bump - markham in-home lifestyle photography
Husband embraces pregnant wife, kisses her on cheek - markham in-home family photography
Husband embraces pregnant wife - uxbridge in-home lifestyle photography