Last Spring I got together with Mel and Shawn for some maternity portraits. I’ve known these two for, oh probably 20 years or so now, so when I found out that they were expecting their first baby together I was SO EXCITED! Not only was I excited for them, because they’re going to make the most fabulously awesome parents EVER, but I was totally honoured to have the opportunity to document this moment in the lives of some of my childhood friends.
At their maternity session, they knew that baby was going to be a girl, but weren’t giving up her name just yet. When baby arrived and they brought her in, she was a DOLL! Like, literally, as I was retouching her pictures all I could think was that she looked just like one of my daughter’s perfect little baby dolls. She was so beautiful and laid back, I loved this session.
I met this little lady quite a while back now for a cake smash session to celebrate her first birthday! I fell in love with all of the awesome expressions that she made, and this is one of my favourite cake smash sessions to date! She wasn’t too sure when we put her in the tutu, but she quickly forgot about that once she saw her cake.
Hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed making them!
I feel like I’m going through newborn withdrawal. This time of year, I typically spend the majority of my time outdoors with families, soaking up the last rays of summer (or trying to get all of those family photos in before the snow flies!) It isn’t usually until November that newborn season starts to ramp up for me, when I see up to 4 newborns per week. And right now, I’m so ready for crazy baby season and all the warm, squishy snuggles that come with it! 😀
During the summer, I met with sweet little Benjamin and his family. I loved this session so much. One of the images from this session was even featured over at Child Photo Competition – Baby Boom Vol. 15!
I thought I’d share his session today, in case you’re feeling the need for some newborn cuteness like I am! 😉 Enjoy!
I know that Halloween hasn’t even happened yet, but I’m already SO PUMPED about Christmas! Yes, I’m one of those people who has their tree up the day after Halloween. Don’t judge.
So last week I sent out a pre-booking form for this year’s mini sessions and 30 sessions flew off the shelf within a day! Since demand was so outstanding, I decided to open up a few more timeslots to the public (since I did promise that official booking wouldn’t begin until today, Tuesday September 16th).
The package this year includes the following:
~ 20 Minute Session
~ 5 High Resolution Digital Images of your choice on USB
~ 4×6 Colour Reference Print of each image you choose
~$25 Print Credit (this is an optional gift from me to you, you may use it towards enlargement or wallet prints or Christmas cards!)
Total Cost is $125 ($25 Deposit required to book, $100 due day of session)
Professionally designed and printed Christmas Cards will be available as an optional add on starting at $60 for 25 cards.
Here is a list of the currently available timeslots:
Tuesday October 21st:
11:00 a.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
11:30 a.m. – BOOKED
Wednesday October 22nd:
9:30 a.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
10:00 a.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
Sunday October 26th:
11:00 a.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
11:30 a.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
12:00 p.m. – BOOKED
12:30 p.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
1:00 p.m. – BOOKED
1:30 p.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
2:00 p.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
2:30 p.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
3:00 p.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
3:30 p.m. – BOOKED PENDING DEPOSIT
And since I had to show everyone the set for this year, I had my own lovely little models test it out for me. Enjoy!
I have been working with this family since their oldest son was just 6 months old, so I was thrilled when they asked to come and see me for their maternity and newborn portraits! When they arrived for their maternity session, I felt so privileged to be let in on the little secret that new baby was a girl! We started planning props that we could incorporate in both the maternity and newborn sessions right away.
I love how both sessions turned out, and I’m sure that this family will cherish the fleeting moments that we were able to capture for a lifetime. I am still accepting maternity and newborn bookings for weekdays in October, November, and the first two weeks of December. Please check out my packages on the pricing section of this website and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to book!
I have had so many inquiries already about my Christmas Mini Sessions for this year, so I’ve decided to open up the wait list!
Full details will be released and booking will open up on Tuesday September 16th. Cost will be $125. Mini Sessions are appropriate for children aged 4 months and up. If you’re looking for a family session, I do have timeslots available still for full sessions in October and November, please send an email to email@example.com to book a full session.
If you’re interested in signing up to be first in line for your choice of timeslot, please fill out the form below.
Click HERE for the Christmas Mini Session Wait List!
Back in August, I had scheduled a whole bunch of mini sessions and they got rained out! Mother Nature and I have not been friends this year, which has made scheduling outdoor sessions quite difficult. Yesterday, however, could not have been nicer! The sun was shining and it was HOT! I had the privilege of working with 7 of the most well behaved babies and children ever. I will admit, I’m usually not a huge fan of mini sessions because they’re usually a gong show. I can’t spend as much time getting to know each child because of the short session time, but yesterday, it didn’t matter. They all showed up with their smiles on and were as cooperative as I could have hoped for!
I am now fully booked for September and am still accepting bookings for October. The only weekend timeslots I have left at this point are throughout the days on Saturday October 4th, and due to demand this year, I will be opening up Sunday October 5th for outdoor family sessions as well. If you’re interested in either of these dates, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Packages and pricing can be found under the “Pricing” tab on this website.
And now, please enjoy some sneak peeks of all the cuties I got to work with yesterday! 😀
This little man was an absolute dream to work with! He came into my studio a little while back at the ripe old age of 4 weeks. He came into this world 7 weeks early, so by the time I got my hands on him, he still should have technically been baking for another 3 weeks!
As the summer begins to wind down, I’m looking forward to all of the newborn snuggling that comes with Baby Boom season in September. If you’ve yet to book your session, I’m now booking newborn sessions weekdays, Monday-Friday at 10am from September to April. Contact email@example.com to book or check out my packages by clicking here.
I have been dying for the opportunity to share these images. Last month I was giddy with excitement to meet sweet baby Reid, then all of 7 days new. I had learned about him just a few weeks prior when my mom called to tell me that my cousins would be adopting him.
I knew immediately that I wanted to give them the gift of memories as their baby gift, as I couldn’t possibly think of another couple more deserving to welcome this sweet little man into their hearts.
Big huge congratulations again to mom and dad on their new baby! And thank you for bringing him in and trusting me to capture the most fleeting time in your new little guy’s life. He is absolutely, 100% perfect. It’s true what they say, “The best things in life are worth waiting for…”
I had the pleasure of meeting sweet Emersyn and her family last month to capture those fleeting newborn moments when she was just shy of 2 weeks old. I could pretend that all newborns who come to my studio are superbly cooperative, but that wouldn’t be completely accurate, and this occasion was no exception! This little gal made us work for it, and I’m pretty sure that every single one of us was in a sweat by the time it was over. When I was putting her gallery together later, though, it was amazing that she LOOKED like she’d been sweetly slumbering the entire time.
I love how this session turned out. Newborn sessions, by far, take the most effort and patience of any other type of session I offer, but they are also the most rewarding. I am now accepting newborn bookings on weekdays from May to November, space is always limited to 8 newborns per month, so if you know you’d like to book please contact me sooner rather than later to guarantee your timeslot.
And now, what you came for, pictures of squishy baby goodness!
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