Posts tagged family photo
Sweet September Family Session | Toronto Baby Photographer

I met this beautiful family on the most gorgeous September evening, shortly before little Adam's first birthday.  He was such a sweetie, despite being up so close to bedtime, and gave us so many smiles. His parents, Alissa and Sandro were naturals in front of the camera, and did such a fantastic job keeping their baby boy happy.  It was one of the most beautiful outdoor sessions of the fall with all that golden light, and I'm excited to finally be sharing it with you here!  Enjoy!

dad standing in field holding 1 year old baby boy with dark hair in striped sweater, son smiling at camera with surprised look, dad leaning face against boy's - York Region Golden Hour Photos
dad standing in field holding 1 year old baby boy with dark hair in striped sweater smiling at camera, father smiling at son - Newmarket Lifestyle Photos
couple standing on path at sunset, sun setting behind them, husband standing behind wife embracing her, woman smiling at camera - Barrie Lifestyle Photography
couple standing in golden field at sunset, sun setting behind them, husband's arms around wife's waist, couple face-to-face, nose and foreheads touch, smiling- GTA Lifestyle 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
The Morris Family | Newmarket Lifestyle Photographer

Sometimes when the weather is being a pain and there's too much rain and cloud and I have a bunch of sessions that have to be rescheduled, I start to ask myself why I even bother shooting outside at all?! But then I have sessions like this and I am reminded.  Because a gorgeous fall evening + a beautiful and fun-loving family + the golden setting sun = magic.  That's what my session with the Morris family was.  Audrey and Linden had a classic brother-sister relationship, which I think you can get a feel for in some of these photos!  Being only a year apart they have the perfect blend of sweetness one moment and teasing the next.  It made for some fun moments!  Theresa and Jason are so obviously adored by their kiddos, and I absolutely loved capturing all of the joy and fun that this family brought to our session!

family of 4 sitting on park bench surrounded by tall grasses, 4 year old boy sitting on mom's lap, 5 year old sister leaning over and snuggling brother who is smiling at camera - GTA Lifestyle Photography
mother with dark brown hair sitting on park bench surrounded by tall grasses with 4 year old boy sitting in her lap, laughing as mom kisses son's face - York Region Lifestyle Photography
4 year old boy with dark hair and eyes wearing button down shirt jumping on path surrounded by tall grasses, looking at camera and smiling - GTA In-Home Photos
5 year old girl with long dark hair wearing tall boots and pink skirt twirling on path surrounded by tall grasses, hair and skirt moving - York Region In-Home Photos
father standing in field holding 4 year old boy in his arms up in the air, face to face, son laughing and smiling at dad  - Newmarket Lifestyle Photography
father standing in field holding 5 year old girl and 4 year old boy in his arms as daughter and son hug him, dad's face barely visible - Stouffville Lifestyle Photography
family of 4 standing together in grass field in front of tree, 5 year old girl hugging dad's leg, 4 year old boy looking up at mom, both parents looking at son - Barrie Lifestyle Photography
portrait of 4 year old boy with dark hair and brown eyes wearing blue button down shirt and jeans standing next to mom, whose hand is resting on his shoulder, close up of child - GTA Lifestyle Photography
4 year old boy with dark hair and brown eyes standing under willow tree wearing blue button down shirt and jeans, hands folded in front of him looking seriously at camera - Stouffville In-Home Photography
5 year old girl with dark hair and brown eyes standing under willow tree wearing pink skirt and grey top, hands folded in front of her looking and smiling softly at camera -Markham In-Home Photography
father sitting on wood porch step with 5 year old girl and 4 year old boy in his lap, arms around them and son and daughter snuggle up to dad - Stouffville In-Home Photos
father sitting on wood porch step with 4 year old boy on the step below, dad's arms wrapped around son, both smiling at camera - Markham In-Home Photos
family of four sitting on porch of log cabin, mom and dad looking at camera as 4 year son and 5 year old daughter sit in their laps smiling at one another - GTA In-Home Photos
family of four sitting on porch of log cabin, mom and dad looking at camera as 4 year son and 5 year old daughter sit in their laps smiling at one another -York Region In-Home Photos
father bending down on one knee in front of old stone house as 5 year old girl hugs him around the neck, dad's arms around daughter, both smiling at camera  - Markham Lifestyle Photos
father bending down on one knee in front of old stone house as 5 year old girl hugs him around the neck, dad's arms around daughter, eyes closed and smiling - Barrie Lifestyle Photos
James' First Birthday Cake Smash | Aurora Family Photographer

To keep things consistent with my last post, another huge overshare here!  This fun family was getting ready to celebrate their littlest member's first birthday and thought a cake smash and sink bath session would be a great way to start!  Despite the fact that we messed with his nap times a little bit, James was in fine form and was a rockstar when it came to the cake smash.  He wasn't afraid to get his little hands dirty, and definitely ended up with a pretty decent sugar high! And, of course, it goes without saying that a sink bath makes me over the moon happy as a photographer.  It was so fun capturing everyone loving on and celebrating this sweet boy.  Happy first birthday James!

1 year old baby boy with dark hair in white and blue plaid shirt and jeans sitting in mom's lap holding an apple - Barrie Lifestyle Photos
1 year old baby boy with dark hair in white and blue plaid shirt and jeans holding mom and dad's hands as parents help him walk between them in backyard - GTA Lifestyle Photos
1 year old baby boy with dark hair and eyes sitting in kitchen sink getting bath, water running as mom holds son's hand under it - Newmarket Lifestyle Photography
1 year old baby boy with dark hair and eyes sitting in kitchen sink scratching neck as mom gives him a bath - Stouffville Lifestyle Photography
13 year old big brother standing in kitchen holding 1 year old baby boy wearing bath robe and resting head on his shoulder - Stouffville In-Home Photos
dad sitting at kitchen table holding 1 year old baby boy in hooded towel in his lap and feeding him bottle - Markham In-Home Photos
Sweet September Family Session | Toronto Lifestyle Photographer

Huge overshare happening in this post, my friends.  This beautiful family made my job so incredibly easy.  Nine month old Grayson was SO charming, I could have photographed that sweet smile alllll day.  Rebecca and Andrew were a lot of fun and knew all the best ways to entertain Grayson as we got closer and closer to bedtime.  They introduced me to the best kids playlist on Spotify (Upbeat Children's Songs...give it listen, you won't be disappointed!) and showed me how much fun I missed out on by not letting my husband throw Levi in the air!  Our session was so fun and it was a joy to capture all the love between these three.

family of 3 sitting on ground in park, 9 month old baby boy with dark hair sitting in dad's lap chewing on hand, mom snuggled next to them, father laughing - Newmarket Lifestyle Photos
9 month old baby boy with dark hair in white t shirt, jeans and sneakers sitting on grass in park in front of greenery playing and smiling -  Markham Lifestyle Photos
9 month old baby boy with dark brown hair wearing white t-shirt, jeans and sneakers with hand in mouth looking serious  as he sits in swing at park - Stouffville Golden Hour Photography
9 month old baby boy with dark brown hair wearing white t-shirt and jeans smiling and laughing with hands in air as he sits in swing at park - Markham Golden Hour Photography
family of 3, 9 month old baby boy in white t-shirt and jeans sitting in mom's lap chewing on Sophie the giraffe, mother and father looking and smiling at son - Markham Lifestyle Photography
mom standing holding 9 month old baby boy with dark hair wearing white t-shirt and jeans, kissing son on cheek - Barrie Lifestyle Photography
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
The Anderson Family | Toronto Family Photographer

I had such a fun morning with this little family of three in their beautiful, bright home.   They were super kind when I was 15 minutes late because I couldn't find their house (my dear friend Google Maps led me astray)!  Matthew found me knocking on the door to the wrong house, where luckily no one was home!   When I finally did arrive I met baby girl Kaya, who is only 6 months old and already sitting and crawling...she was always one the move! Her parents certainly have their hands full with this sweet little lady.  The combo of giant windows and her gorgeous eyes gave us some beautiful images.  Matthew and Vanessa were so full of love for their sweet and spunky daughter, and I just loved capturing these memories for this family. 

dad holding 6 month old baby girl up in the air, kissing her on the cheek - Markham Lifestyle Photos
6 month old baby girl sits in mom's lap on bed, looking at camera - Barrie Lifestyle Photos
6 month old baby girl walking and laughing, holding onto dad's hands - Barrie Lifestyle Photos
6 month old baby girl walking and laughing, holding onto dad's hands - Newmarket Lifestyle 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
Welcome Baby Ada! | Toronto Fresh 48 Photographer

I met little miss Ada when she was only 24 hours old for her Fresh 48 session, and what a bright eyed little thing she was almost our entire session!  She had the most lovely dark eyes and hair, and her parents Gonca and Yalcin were completely smitten with her already.  Her daddy is a talented photographer himself, so Ada will certainly grow up to be as comfortable in front of the camera as her mom and dad! I had such a wonderful time capturing her teeny tiny details, especially those sweet feet and eyelashes.  Also, is it just me, or is there something so wonderful about those blue and red hospital blankets?  It's certainly not that they're soft (ha!), but I like to think that generations of babies have been wrapped in these same blankets in their first hours.  I mean, that's probably not true since people apparently take them from the hospital regularly, and they get washed hundreds of times a year,  but I'm just going to let myself think that ;) 

1 day old baby girl with lots of dark hair lying in hospital bassinet, awake and alert - Markham Fresh 48 Photography 
1 day old baby girl with lots of dark hair lying in hospital bassinet, hand under chin - Barrie Fresh 48 Photography 
Welcome Baby Georgia! | Toronto Newborn Photographer

Little miss Georgia had her newborn session one day before her due date!  She surprised her parents by showing up a month early, and one big advantage that gave us is that this little peach slept so well for us!  The bright sunny day paired perfectly with her cheery white, pink and gold nursery that Georgia's mom, Kate, did a beautiful job designing.  I think my favourite thing in the nursery was the amazing window ledge filled with books (which will be no surprise to anyone who knows me), although the cozy blue chair takes a close second.  I had such a great time getting to know Kate and Andrew and enjoyed listening to them chat away to their baby girl!  Wishing this sweet family many blessings in the days to come.

pink gold and white nursery details, stuffed animals in crib - Markham In-Home Photos
new mom changes 4 week old baby girl's diaper on change table in pink and gold nursery - Barrie In-Home Photos
first time parents hold 4 week old baby daughter standing in front of crib in pink and hold nursery - Stouffville Lifestyle Photography
mom holds 4 week old baby girl in nursery, dad stands behind smiling at daughter - Markham Lifestyle Photography
Welcome Baby William! | Muskoka Newborn Photographer

Hello friends! Meet adorable little William!  You may remember my cousin Megan and her husband Danny from their cozy maternity session back in February.  This sweet baby boy has been long desired and prayed for by his mom and dad.  It was such a joy to get to see them in their first days as parents and to freeze these little moments in time for them to look back on.  William was not my biggest fan (he much preferred to snuggle in his mama's arms!), but luckily we're family so there will be lots of opportunity for me to try and convince him that I'm cool ;) I am so excited to be able to watch this little boy grow in the days and years ahead and to witness the joy he will continue to bring to his family.  Much love to this special family!