Posts tagged stouffville family photographer
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
Baby Abdullah's 8 Month Session | Toronto Family Photographer

Brace yourselves, folks.  There is a whole lot of perfect, chubby 8 month squish below this text.  His name is Abdullah, and along with the cutest role-poly little baby bod, he is also sporting a pair of gigantic, expressive brown eyes.  I'm actively holding back from writing all of those adjectives in CAPS LOCK by the way ;) Abdullah and his parents, Daniel and Sadaf, were in Ontario visiting family (they hail from Australia), and wanted to take the time to freeze this adorable and fun stage in their family's life.  Like my Levi, Abdullah is (or hopefully was by now!) a terrible sleeper, so Daniel, Sadaf and I bonded over mutual understanding of the tortures of long term sleep deprivation and I tried to pass on some hope that maybe he will start sleeping at 10 months like Levi did! I had such a fun morning with this laid back and loving family, and I'm now seriously contemplating making 8 month sessions a thing :)   

8 month old baby boy in diaper sitting on bed holding feet, looking sad - Newmarket In-Home Photography
8 month old baby boy in diaper sitting on bed between dad's legs, playing with feet - StouffvilleIn-Home Photography
8 month old baby boy with brown hair and eyes in diaper lying on bed sand playing with feet - Stouffville In-Home Photos
8 month old baby boy with brown hair and eyes in diaper lying on bed, hands folded - Markham In-Home Photos
dad standing, holding and smiling at 8 month old baby boy who is smiling up at the ceiling - Barrie Lifestyle Photography
dad standing, holding and smiling at 8 month old baby boy who is smiling up at the ceiling - Newmarket In-Home 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 ;)

Welcome Baby Celeste! | Toronto Family Photographer

If ever there was a blog post to convince you to have photos taken of your 2 month old baby, this is it!  Little Celeste was so sweet and smiley, gave me some beautiful eye contact and was just a dream all around to photograph.  Seriously such a wonderful age to capture!  Her parents Danielle and Matteo were so fun to work with, and naturals in front of the camera (we know where Celeste got it from!).  Celeste's name was chosen partially because her parent's loved the sound of it in English and Italian, since her daddy is from Italy and it's where her parents met.  I had such an enjoyable afternoon hanging out with this new family and learning their story.  I know Celeste will only add to her parent's already beautiful adventure!

first time mom in flowered kimono holding 2 month old baby girl on shoulder - Barrie Lifestyle Photography
new mother holding and smiling at 2 month old baby daughter - Uxbridge Lifestyle Photography
new parents sit on bed holding 2 month old baby girl in white onesie - Stouffville Lifestyle Photos
new mother holds 2 month old baby daughter in white onesie over shoulder - Markham Lifestyle Photos
first time mother holds 2 month old baby daughter to chest and kisses her head - Uxbridge Lifestyle Photography
family of 3 standing at window, parents holding and smiling at 2 month old baby girl - Newmarket In-Home Photography
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 ;)