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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 ;)
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.
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!