Posts tagged documentary
Baby Girl Emma | Toronto Family Photographer

Hello friends!  Things have been a little crazy around here, but I couldn't wait to share this beautiful family with you.  Baby girl Emma surprised her parents, Peter and Madeleine, by showing up several weeks early.  We decided to hold off her newborn session a little while to give them time to settle in, and when I met Emma she was the sweetest, roly-poly 2 month old.  Perfect age for a sink bath, am I right?!  Her big brother was so proud and an excellent assistant to dad during her bath time.  I loved capturing this little routine and now I'm thinking sink baths may need to become a regular part of my sessions...I'm hooked!  I'll leave you to scroll through the images below and trust that you'll feel the love this family has for one another and their sweet new addition!

family of four sitting on bed, 9 year old boy holding 2 month old baby sister in pink onesie as mom and dad snuggled next to them - Barrie Lifestyle Photography
new mom with dark hair in blue chambray dress standing in front of double doors holding and looking at 2 month old baby girl in her arms -  Newmarket In-Home Photography
Welcome Baby Micah! | Newmarket Fresh 48 Photographer

Hey guys! I'm in a great mood over here because I have had a bunch of Fresh 48 sessions lately and they're making me SO happy!   Baby Micah was only 10 hours old when I met him (I know, his mama Colleen looks amazing for having given birth that morning!).  This little man arrived a couple of weeks early, and was 6 lbs of total sweetness.  New mom and dad, Colleen and Eric, were tired from being up all night, but so full of joy at finally getting to meet their baby boy.  I've posted way too many photos, but I can't help myself.  What an honour it is to witness and document these life changing moments.  

first time mom sitting in hospital bed holding 10 hour old baby boy - Stouffville In-Hospital Photos
new mother sitting in hospital chair holding swaddled 10 hour old baby boy - Markham In-Hospital Photos
new father sitting on hospital bed smiling at swaddled, sleeping 10 hour old baby boy - Newmarket Fresh 48 Photography
new dad sitting in hospital chair holding swaddled, sleeping 10 hour old baby boy - Stouffville Fresh 48 Photography
10 hour old baby boy in diaper sleeping in hospital bassinet - Markham Fresh 48 Photography
10 hour old baby boy in diaper sleeping in hospital bassinet - Barrie Fresh 48 Photography
10 hour old baby boy in diaper sleeping in hospital bassinet - Stouffville Fresh 48 Photography
10 hour old baby boy in diaper sleeping in hospital bassinet - Markham Fresh 48 Photography
Spring 2017 | Toronto Family Photographer

It's been quite a while since I've posted any personal photos, so here is a little glimpse into our spring!  I haven't felt super motivated to shoot in our home since finishing my 365 in February, but I think the warm weather and spending time outdoors is bringing that desire back to me.  Watching Levi discover all the things the outdoor life has to offer has been a lot of fun, and has also had the added benefit of exhausting him so we are getting some good naps these days!  Also all this humidity is making his curls just amazing!  This spring we celebrated our second Father's and Mother's Days, took Levi bowling for the first time, spent the long weekend at the cottage and (one of us) started falling asleep in strange places.  One of my goals this summer is to learn to do video on my big camera, so stay tuned for some super amateur vides of Levi ;)

Baby Girl Caleigh | Markham Family Photographer

I met miss Caleigh when she was 3 months old, and I definitely forgot what a sweet stage this is!  She's as beautiful as baby girls come, with a beautiful head of hair (complete with an endearing little bald spot in the back!), some gorgeous long eyelashes and cheeks for days.  I have to say I have been getting so lucky with all of the older babies I have photographed lately...they've all given me the sweetest sleeping shots, which are much harder to come by once the newborn days pass!  Caleigh was in her Fisher Price lamb swing when I got there, the same one we have, and it brought me back to the days when Levi was tiny enough to fit in his (insert crying emoji).  I never felt like each stage was passing as quickly as it did, and I still find myself thinking that the current stage will be much longer, but it never is!  Natalie and Justin, I hope you treasure these photos of you baby girl and that they will bring you right back to the days of bald spots and chubby cheeks.

3 month old baby girl in blue dress lying on floral blanket looking at camera - Stouffville Lifestyle Photography
3 month old baby girl in blue dress and pink headband lying on floral blanket laughing - Markham Lifestyle Photography
3 month old baby girl looking over father's shoulder at camera - Markham In-Home Photos
3 month old baby girl in blue dress sits in dad's arms, looking at camera - Barrie In-Home Photos
The DeKoning Family | Toronto Family Photographer

It was a grey foggy morning when I pulled up to this family's home after a bit of a sketchy drive (because of the fog, not my driving skills!).  But as you can see there was nothing grey or dreary going on once I walked through the door!  I was greeted with so much warmth by Kassandra and Brent, as well as by the littlest cutie who was running around sans pants! Both boys totally ignored my camera which was a real treat, and we captured some beautiful, candid memories of them enjoying time together, with their parents and destroying a beautiful cheese board.  There was also a very patient kitty thrown into the mix somewhere.  It would be crime for me not to mention their gorgeous home...it was the perfect setting for an in-home family session and I will be stalking Kassandra's beautiful blog, Little DeKonings, for decor inspiration for many years to come!  If anyone has any suggestions for how to convince my husband to redecorate our entire home, please send them my way ;)

Project 366 | November

Oh November.  We have a bit of a love/hate relationship.  Actually, it used to be just hate until Levi was born last November.  But this year we saw our little man turn one.  It’s hard to believe!  Peter and I are enjoying discovering more about his little personality and it is pretty wild how quickly he is learning new things.  We had a couple of dicey weeks with his molars coming in and I felt like I was going to lose my mind once or twice, but I am lucky to have the best mother-in-law who took Levi off my hands for a few afternoons so I could regroup (also my mom will want me to mention that she was off saving lives in Ghana otherwise she would have helped me too)! I think we have one more 1-year molar to go and then I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we’ll be done with teething for a while!  Anyhow, I am marching along with the project and I think making it through this month was a victory.  Hoping I can blaze through Christmas and then January and finish strong!

1 year old toddler boy playing with toys on bed - Newmarket child photography
Father and 1 year old baby boy playing in bedroom at night - York Region documentary photography
Photo prints and wood USB packaging with twine and personal note - Stouffville newborn photography
1 year old baby boy wearing red sweater sitting in pile of fall leaves at sunset - Markham child photos
1 year old toddler boy eating snack in carseat - Stouffville child photography
1 year old baby boy in highchair watching father in kitchen - Uxbridge Lifestyle photography
1 year old toddler boy sitting on floor playing with fan - Newmarket child photograph
steaming cup of coffee on kitchen counter - Stouffville lifestyle photography
1 year old toddler boy looking into refrigerator in the dark - Markham in-home photography
1 year old baby boy looking out window at sunset - Uxbridge child photograp
groom's hand with wedding ring on bride's waist - Newmarket photography
1 year old toddler boy being held my redhead woman - Markham in-home photographer
1 year old baby boy sitting on bed - stouffville child photos
Dark grey couch in living room at sunset - Stouffville in-home photography
Muskoka roastery maple coffee pods in box - uxbridge lifestyle photos
1 year old toddler boy with pen on couch - Newmarket child photography
1 year old baby boy sitting in wooden box beside couch - Stouffville child photography
moody sunset behind house through dew drops on window - Newmarket in-home photography
1 year old toddler boy eating yogurt with spoon on couch with father - Stouffville child photography
photo of book on cream knit blanket with mug of coffee - markham lifestyle photo
1 year old baby boy playing with little tikes yellow school bus under table in pyjamas - Uxbridge child photography
1 year old toddler boy sitting on dad's lap with book - Newmarket in-home photos
1 year old toddler boy in red shirt looking out window with grandma - Stouffville child photography
homemade chocolate chip cookies in kraft box with chalk tag client gifts - markham newborn photographs
newborn baby girl asleep with hands crossed - uxbridge baby photos
1 year old baby boy in high chair with foot on tray - Newmarket lifestyle photography
newborn baby girl toes in swaddle on white bed - stouffville baby photography
buffalo grazing on hill through fence - uxbridge photography
Welcome Baby Peyton! | Toronto Newborn Photographer

From the moment Nicole contacted me I knew I was going to love this family.  So easygoing, flexible and fun, all ingredients for an enjoyable session!  And the cherry on top? Peyton’s amazing hair and the fact that she was constantly yawning, which just might be the cutest thing a baby can do.  She is clearly so loved by her big brother and parents.  Nicole and Chase made two under two look effortless (don’t worry guys, I know its hard work!) and made me feel so welcome and comfortable in their home.  I was honoured to capture these memories for them and hope that these photos will one day transport them back to that wild and beautiful time that they welcomed their baby girl.

1 month old swaddled baby girl sleeping in crib in pink nursery - Newmarket newborn photography
newborn baby girl sleeping in swaddle on white bed - Stouffville family photographer
pink baby girl nursery with rocking horse - Markham newborn photography
1 month old baby girl in pink swaddle yawning on white bed - Toronto newborn photographer
newborn baby girl feet in pink swaddle on white bed - Uxbridge family photographer
newborn baby girl with lots of brown hair asleep on bed - Newmarket newborn photos
mother with long brown hair rocking newborn baby girl in chair - stouffville baby photography
2 year old toddler boy smiling in doorway to nursery - Markham family photos
2 year old toddler boy sitting in red and blue bed looking at camera - toronto family photographer
toddler big brother lying on bed with crying newborn baby sister - newmarket family photos
long brunette mom holding sleeping newborn girl on chest - newmarket baby photography
brunette mother holding sleeping newborn girl in arms - stouffville baby photography
new mother with long brunette hair sitting on bed holding and looking at 1 month old baby girl - Markham newborn photography
new mother with long brunette hair sitting on bed holding and looking at 1 month old baby girl - Markham newborn photography
parents sitting on bed holding and looking at 1 month old baby girl - newmarket newborn photos
family of four with 2 year old big brother kissing newborn baby sister sitting on bed - stouffville family photos
father looking at sleeping 1 month old baby girl in his arms - Newmarket newborn photography
father looking at sleeping 1 month old baby girl in his arms - markham newborn photographer
dad looking at sleeping 1 month old baby girl in his arms - stouffville newborn photography
family of four sitting on couch with newborn little sister and 2 year old big brother - newmarket family photography
family of four sitting on couch with newborn little sister and 2 year old big brother - stouffville family photography
Project 366 | October

Phew! I wasn't sure this post was going to make it up, because I was SO inconsistent with my daily shooting this month.  But when I started this project I told myself that if I missed a day I just had to fill it in with another photo, even though it was taken on another day in that month.  Otherwise I'm not sure I would have taken on such a huge project...you need to give yourself a little grace sometimes!  October brought the cold weather and a couple of colds with it.  Poor Levi got a nasty viral rash from one of them (featured in many photos below!).  It was super itchy and we had to smother him in calamine lotion.  Luckily it wasn't chicken pox and not contagious, so the worst thing that came of it were a few dirty looks when I took him out in public.  For Thanksgiving we went up to the cottage and enjoyed four days with family.  This month we also celebrated Levi's first birthday with our families and he took his first steps (at his grandparents while we were out at a wedding, of course)! We had some fun dressing Levi up for Halloween...he was the cutest little lion and really enjoyed trick-or-treating to our next door neighbour's house, as you can see! Now we are just counting down the days until we can put up our Christmas tree :)

Lindsey & Beth | Newmarket Family Photographer

Being a mom is a blessing.  We are gifted with these precious little lives that become so entwined with our own that it's hard to imagine life before them.  It is also sometimes a bit monotonous, not very glamorous and at times frustrating (I'm assuming I'm not alone in this!).  The thing I love about photography is that it is an exercise in observation and appreciation of what is right in front of you.  As a mom it causes me to stop and think about the little things that I want to capture and looking back on the photos I have of the past year of Levi's life I am so thankful to have captured the little nuances of who he was at each stage.

I had the opportunity to capture Lindsey and her daughter Beth one morning in their home.  It was so fun to document Beth and all the little things that make her who she is at this stage of her life. I look forward to watching this sweet girl grow!

1 year old baby girl sitting in mom's lap reading book - Newmarket baby photos
1 year old baby girl sitting in mom's lap reading story book - Newmarket child photos
1 year old baby girl sitting in mom's lap reading story  book - Stouffville family photography
1 year old baby girl sitting in mom's lap reaching for story book - Stouffville baby photography
toes of 1 year old baby girl sitting in mother's lap - Uxbridge family photos
1 year old baby girl sitting in mom's lap reading book - Stouffville lifestyle photography
1 year old baby girl standing looking over side of crib at camera - Newmarket child photography
1 year old baby girl playing with toy drum set - Uxbridge child photography
1 year old baby girl sitting on floor trying to put on sock - Stouffville child photos
1 year old baby girl dancing and laughing with mom in living room - Newmarket in-home photography
1 year old toddler girl sitting in cream chair looking at camera - Uxbridge child photography
close up of 1 year old toddler girl's eyelashes sitting in chair - Newmarket child photography
Welcome Baby Olive | Toronto Newborn Photographer

I can't think of anything I enjoy photographing more than a brand new baby! So when little Olive joined this already adorable family I was beyond excited to document their first days as a family of four! Her big brother, River, was just the biggest bundle of energy and adorable-ness and her parents were so relaxed, natural and fun in front of the camera that they were an absolute breeze to photograph.  This little lady already has a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out, so those of you who don't keep up with tween slang); she did not want to miss a single thing the entire session, but her mom Alison managed to coax her to sleep at the very end so we could capture her peaceful little face and details.  I could probably rant all day about how much I loved this session, but I will let the newborn and family sweetness below speak for itself!  Enjoy :)

family of four sitting on couch  - mom holding newborn baby girl and dad holding 3 year old boy - mom kissing son's forehead - Newmarket family photography
3 year old toddler boy sitting at parent's feet playing with toy truck - Stouffville family photography
mother holding 1 week old baby girl while 3 year old big brother drives toy truck on little sister - Markham family photos
 1 week old baby girl in mother's arms wide awake - uxbridge family photography
3 year old toddler boy kissing 1 week old baby sister on head while mom watches - Newmarket family photos
nursery details - she is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future - stouffville lifestyle photography
3 year old toddler boy sitting on couch playing on toy xylophone with feet sticking out - newmarket child photography
1 week old baby girl asleep in mom's arms wrapped in swaddle - Stouffville family photos
1 week old baby girl asleep in mom's arms wrapped in swaddle - markham family photos
husband kissing wife's forehead as she holds sleeping 1 week old baby girl - uxbridge family photography
1 week baby girl swaddled and asleep between mother and father - Newmarket family photos
Family of four sitting on bed - 3 year old toddler big brother kissing baby sister's head - Stouffville Family photography
dad holding and looking at 1 week old baby daughter - Markham lifestyle photography
1 week old baby girl lying on father's legs wide awake looking at camera - Uxbridge family photography
Mom and big brother looking at new baby sister sleeping in moses basket - Newmarket family photos 
3 year old toddler boy standing in crib and looking out window - Stouffville family photography
3 year old toddler boy looking out window - close up of curly hair - Uxbridge child photography
close up of ear and hand - 1 week old baby girl swaddled - Newmarket lifestyle photography
close up of sleeping 1 week old baby girl swaddled on white bed - Markham family photography
Newborn Baby Elias | Toronto Fresh 48 Photographer

I'm not sure how to prepare you for the adorable-ness you're about to see below.  Little Elias is just the sweetest little thing. He was almost 24 hours old when I met him and it's easy to see that his parents, Kristin and Jonathan were already head over heels for this little man.  It was such a blessing to me to capture the first moments of this sweet family and I hope that one day Elias will be able to look back at these photos and see just how much he was loved, right from the very beginning. 

family of three sitting on hospital bed with 1 day old baby boy - Newmarket Fresh 48 Photography
new mom sitting on hospital bed holding 1 day old baby boy - Markham Fresh 48 Photography
new mom holding 1 day old  swaddled baby boy - Stouffville Fresh 48 Photography
1 day old newborn baby boy swaddled and asleep in hospital bassinet - Newborn Fresh 48 Photos
family of 3 sitting on hospital bed holding 1 day old baby boy - Newmarket Fresh 48 Photography
family of 3 sitting on hospital bed holding 1 day old baby boy - Markham Fresh 48 Photography
new father holding swaddled sleeping 1 day old baby boy in hospital - Stouffville Fresh 48 photography
famliy of 3 with mom holding 1 day old baby boy standing in front of hospital window - Markham Fresh 48 Photography
new father holding swaddled sleeping   1 day old baby boy in hospital - Newmarket Fresh 48 photos
close up of one day old baby boy swaddled and being held in dad's arms - Newmarket fresh 48 in-hospital photography
New mother sitting on hospital bed holding 1 day old baby boy face to face - Stouffville Fresh 48 photos
1 day old baby boy lying on hospital bed with mom stretching - Markham Fresh 48 photos
1 day old baby boy lying in hospital bassinet close up of feet - Newmarket Fresh 48 photography
1 day old baby boy lying in hospital bassine  t   hand touching umbilical cord clamp - Markham Fresh 48 photography
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