I met up with this lovely family back in July for a golden hour session – I can’t wait to start offering these again next Spring! I think they all had a great time, the girls were FULL of smiles and were more than willing to ham it up for the camera. I love how this session turned out and couldn’t wait to share with you! Enjoy!
I met this wonderful family back in June. It was such a beautiful warm night, the sun was a blazing ball of beautiful golden light in the sky, the mosquitoes were a tad thick, but hey, you can’t have it all, right!?
As we now roll into the Fall months, I’m already missing the early months of summer. Outdoor sessions are becoming more difficult to book now due to Mother Nature’s volatile attitude at this time of year; and I’m heading into in-studio season. This means a whole lot of cake smashes, babies in their first year, and my favourite – squishy little bitty newborns to keep me warm over the Winter! If you’re interested in booking one of these sessions, please check out my packages under the “Pricing” tab above, and then use the “Contact” page to book your session! 😀
Every time I have the opportunity to work with this family, I get all excited! I mean, photographing gorgeous twin girls and they’re awesome parents!? What more could one ask for!?
This session was full of running and playing, laughs, giggles, kisses and hugs, and just all around fun! I have been dying to share this session for ages, because I love how every single image has turned out! One of these images will actually be making a début as a featured portrait on my studio walls next week!
Just a little booking update for anyone who’s interested – I am fully booked for October and am nearly booked for November. If you were hoping to get in to see me before the end of the year PLEASE contact me soon so that I can fit you in! email@example.com If you’re wondering about packages and pricing, please scroll up and visit the “Pricing” section of this website. There’s also a whole new “FAQ” page too, that answers a bunch of the most commonly asked questions that I receive (in case you’re interested) 😉
Anyhow, now for what you came here for – PICTURES! Enjoy!
I think maybe I’ve put off blogging Lilah’s sessions for so long because I didn’t want her Baby Plan year to be over. It literally went by like LIGHTNING and now it’s been since June or July (is it bad that I can’t remember?) since I’ve seen her last!
I first met this sweet little gal’s mom when she was still expecting. She was scouting out photography studios to find the perfect fit for her (which I highly recommend that EVERYONE do!) I was thrilled when she chose me, and a few short weeks later, little Miss Lilah was born! She was a little stinker for her newborn session, definitely one of the most challenging ones of 2013, but she more than made up for it during the rest of her sessions.
I was lucky enough to work with this little lady again when she was 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and then 1 year old! She grew to have some of the most animated expressions I’ve seen on a baby! There was never a dull moment and every single session, during the retouching, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.
I’m missing this gal already, and am looking forward to working with her family again when she turns 2 next summer! For now, enjoy some adorable family and cake smash photos from her 1 year portrait session!
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 had the pleasure of working with little Mr. Bennett last month when he was only about a week old. To say that I LOVED this session would be an understatement. Bennett was a ROCKSTAR baby, posed like a regular little model, and his big brother was probably one of the cutest and cooperative toddlers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Mom and dad were pretty awesome too! 😉
Thanks to mom and dad for bringing in your little family to work with me, I had an awesome time and hope you did too!
This is one summer that I never want to end. Maybe it’s because we had 7 frigid, awful months of Winter this year, or maybe it’s because I’m having far too much fun with all of these outdoor family sessions that I’ve been doing!
This is the second time I’ve had the pleasure of working with this family. This year, I didn’t anticipate that their kids would be nearly as cooperative as they were last year because they know me very well now. We’re on a first name basis. Our children are best of friends. My daughter swears that she’s going to marry the little man in this family (although he’s oblivious) and his sister doesn’t want to hear about it (it actually makes her angry!) lol! Cooperative, they were, though! Like perfect little models, doing exactly what I wanted them to do. I loved this session so much and it makes me a little teary to see how much they’ve grown since last year. They’re longer and leaner, and the baby fat is quickly disappearing.
I love summer, because it’s the time of year that families typically update their photos. Well, Summer and Fall are really great for that (so if you didn’t manage to squeeze into my summer calendar, which is now fully booked, contact me NOW so that you don’t miss out on the Fall season!)
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!
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to meet 2 week old Nathan and his parents. This little guy was the cutest ever! He let me pose him, which is obviously my main goal of every session, but he was also a treat when he was awake! The sweet little faces he made, adorable expressions, I just couldn’t get enough! Such a fun family, this little man is lucky to have awesome parents. He’s going to be one awesome kid!
I wanted to take a minute to give you a booking update as well. March is full at this point, there are still a few spaces left for April, May, and June as well. This Summer I will actually be able to accept weekday bookings!!! I’m very excited about this, as it means that I will be able to accept about 6 more newborns and a lot more creative portrait sessions than I had originally planned on! If you want to snag up one of these weekday bookings, know your expecting, or know someone who is, then please contact me now to secure your timeslot on the calendar. Summertime spaces go quickly!
And now, please enjoy some pictures of Nathan. He’s super duper cute!
Last year when my son was 3, he came home from his preschool telling me all about his new best friend, Cruz. I finally met this little guy and he was one of the sweetest little men I’d ever met! After they started kindergarten together nearly a year later, I met Cruz’s mom, who turned out to be pretty awesome too! Turns out, she’s an amazing master stylist here in Barrie, and she’s literally two doors away from me! For YEARS I’ve been searching for “The One” when it came to a hair stylist. Finding the perfect stylist for me has been a lifelong process up to this point… I had to find someone that I got along with, someone I trusted, who is skilled and does a great job, whose prices are reasonable, and they have to have a space that is calming and esthetically pleasing to relax in while I’m being pampered…. Oh yes, and waxing services also need to be offered in the same place… Did I seriously just say all that? Geez, here I thought I wasn’t high maintenance! Lol!
Anyhow, I’ve never found this perfect mix, until I met Heather. I’m so pleased, that I want to share my awesome stylist with everyone! If you’re looking for someone fantastic in Barrie, then I highly recommend giving Heather a call!
I was thrilled to be able to get her whole little family in my studio a few weeks back for a photoshoot. Her kids were perfect little angels and I got some of my favourite pictures ever out of them!
Thanks Heather for everything you do! And for bringing me beautiful, well-behaved children to take pictures of! 😉
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