I love it when clients choose to document their pregnancy through a maternity session. Not only is it a wonderful way to capture the natural beauty of the glowing mama-to-be, but it is also wonderful to be able to show the existing connections amongst a family prior to baby’s arrival. This couple was excited to welcome Baby #2 into their hearts and lives, but it was also important to them that they capture the special bond between mom and her beautiful daughter before baby arrived. I adore the mama-daughter love that is evident in these images. This adorable little lady has now taken on the role of ‘Big Sister’, and I am certain that she will be a great one! T & D — thank you so much for choosing me to capture this special time in your lives!
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Triumphant. That’s exactly how I felt after I captured these images of my sweet girl over two “naptime” sessions. I challenged myself to take on a personal goal, and it was a success!
Several months ago, I came across another photographer’s images (Daria Kielek Child Photographer) of her sleeping toddler daughter, posed perfectly, and I was immediately drawn to them. The thought entered my mind at that point – I wanted images like those of my Makenzie, but I thought that it would be IMPOSSIBLE for me to achieve. I was convinced that there was no way that I could get her to sleep (first challenge) and then move and maneouver her into cute little poses while she slept. Some photographers don’t even attempt posing newborns after the 2-week time frame…and this was a toddler I was dealing with. My daughter does not have a consistent nap time, tends to be a light sleeper, and doesn’t sleep for a great length of time (during the day). Well, one day I got up enough courage and I decided that I would take on the challenge. What’s the worst that could happen? She might wake up and be very cranky and upset with me…but if she did cooperate, it would be a bonus! I was able to rock her to sleep one afternoon when she was extremely over-tired, and to my surprise, Makenzie cooperated not once, but twice! Two days in a row I did a quick “nap time” session with her and I am so in love with the images that I was able to capture. At 15-months of age, she is a feisty, busy, curious little girl. From the time she wakes up in the morning until she goes to bed at night, it seems like she is on a mission…as most toddlers are These images show the exact opposite in nature, and I suppose that is one reason that I am drawn to them so much. I am so grateful that I have these images of my baby girl. They grow and change so quickly.
Every month throughout her first year, I made a point of doing a quick session with my daughter, Makenzie. I know all too well that the baby stage is a fleeting one, and so many changes occur and milestones are acheived in that first year, I wanted to be sure that I documented them. I am so glad that I did. Being a mom of three kids under the age of 5, life is certainly busy…and this past year seemed to go by more quickly than years past, if that’s even possible! I am so glad that I took the time to capture these images of my sweet girl from the newborn stage until her First Birthday.
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Meet Hunter at 12 days new. This adorable little man was born on Christmas Eve, just two hours shy of Christmas Day…and he was actually my first client of 2014! He was pretty good to me and had a pretty laid-back personality throughout the session (see 3rd image!). A big thanks to his wonderful parents for choosing me to capture this special and fleeting time for their family!
I just adore these final two family shots!
My baby girl celebrated her First Birthday back in November and of course, I created a Cake Smash Session for her to commemorate this big milestone. Although my hubby was nearby spotting during the ‘bath tub’ shots, I was on my own doing the photographing (and the wrangling!) during the SMASH portion of the session. It is one thing to plan and execute a session for a client, but to be the planner, photographer AND the parent…I must say that by the end of it, I was completely exhausted! Kenzie seemed to have a good time playing with her cake and gave me a lot of fun expressions too, so all of the effort was worth it in the end!
Here is my Kenzie Girl at 1-year!
Baby Angelica was my last newborn of 2013. She made an early entrance into the world several weeks ahead of schedule and had to spend some time in hospital before joining her family at home. She was 4-weeks old at the time of her newborn session, and she did quite well considering her age. It was a pleasure meeting and working with Angelica and her family. Thank you for choosing me to capture this special time in your lives!
Meet Angelica — such a beautiful baby girl!
I am so glad that I was able to capture this first shot of Angelica and her big brother Ali. I literally clicked the shutter once (as a “test” shot), and he decided that he was done
I am so grateful to be able to do what I love, and I am very thankful to those that trusted me to capture their memories in 2013. I loved meeting and getting to know some brand new clients, and thoroughly enjoyed catching up with some clients from years past as well.
This past year was an incredible year of growth and accomplishment for both myself as a photographer, and for my business. Being on maternity leave this past year, I limited my bookings for each month but it turned out that 2013 proved to be my busiest year yet! In addition to working with some amazing clients, I earned First Place standing in the ‘Babies’ category of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers July 2013 International Image Competition. This achievement was a notable highlight for me on a personal level, and I am honoured to have placed amongst such amazing talent within the industry. I also had several images selected as the “Daily Favourite” from a well-known photographer’s forum, and even had the distinct honour of having one of my baby images chosen as the Inspiring Image of the Week and featured on the Learn Shoot Inspire website. I would not have had such success without my wonderful clients who choose me to capture their precious little loves, and provide me with the opportunity to be creative and let me roll with my vision in the moment.
And so, I extend a big THANK YOU to all of those who have supported me this past year! I look forward to photographing some new faces (and familiar ones too!) in the coming year. I have a feeling that 2014 is going to be a fantastic year, and I am anxious to unveil some new changes and offerings that I have been working on to better serve by clients for the New Year.
Wishing you much happiness, success and good health for 2014!
I have had the priviledge of watching this family grow and change over the past year. I first met them at their maternity session last December, and then photographed little Benjamin as a newborn in January. I was thrilled when they contacted me this past fall to book a family portrait session. We met up at a local Christmas tree farm and got a great variety of shots amongst the beautiful country property. I have a lot of favourites from this session…it’s easy to see that this family is filled with so much love!
Little Henri was a late arrival. Not only were his parents anxiously awaiting for him to make his grand entrance into the world, but his grandmothers on both sides had made the trip here from Brazil to meet their new grand baby! When he finally arrived, he was definitely welcomed with much love. I had the pleasure of first meeting Henri’s parents at their maternity session, and there is something so special about meeting a couple as a “couple”, and then seeing them again as a brand new “family”. This little guy’s parents are just smitten with him, and it’s easy to see why….he is just perfect!
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