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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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!
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!
Although I have had the pleasure of photographing little Lachlann in the studio at 6-months and again for his First Year milestone, this was the first opportunity that I had to photograph his entire family. These boys are super busy, but oh-so-fun! Thank you for spending your evening with me, O’Blenes Family. It was a pleasure!
Photographers are entrusted to capture memorable moments for their clients that they can look back on and cherish for years to come. Each and every time I am asked to photograph a family, I am so grateful that they have chosen to work with me. I must admit though, on my end I do feel a bit of pressure leading up to every session, only because I want my clients to love their images. With this session, I felt more pressure than usual for two reasons. First, Tammy is a good friend and her sweet and thoughtful husband purchased the session for her birthday gift….so of course I wanted her to have family photographs that she really loved. And for reason number two - not only did I have the responsibility of capturing some beautiful images for this lovely family, but a few days prior to our session, I was also entrusted with a very special secret…one that the family asked me to help them announce to their family and friends. I’ve been keeping this secret under wraps since the beginning of AUGUST, and I am so happy that I can finally share their exciting news!
Tammy & Jeremy – Congratulations on your anticipated arrival! I am so thrilled for the four of you, and I am so happy that you allowed me to play a part in announcing your special news
Every time I photograph a family, I am humbled and so grateful that they have chosen me as their photographer. My clients invest in me, and therefore I feel that it is very important that I invest in myself as well — for both the benefit of me as a photographer, and for the benefit of my clients. Prior to me starting up my business, I invested time and money taking workshops to learn more about different aspects of photography and post-processing. For me, the learning hasn’t stopped. Every year I make a list of areas that I would like to improve upon, or new skills that I would like to learn, and then I seek out continuing education opportunities that correspond to these areas. This past year alone I have taken several online workshops, self-study courses, and have also joined some forums and continued my membership with the National Association of Professional Child Photographers. All of these mediums have helped me grow and improve my craft, and I must say that I am pretty proud of how I have progressed thus far. Although I still have a lot that I would like to learn, and there is always room for improvement, I have noticed growth within myself as an artist and am glad that the hard work is paying off.
Each year the National Association of Professional Child Photographers hosts two image competitions for its members. I entered two of my favourite images into the competition this past July, and I am so thrilled to share that one of my images won First Place in the ‘Babies’ category. Upon learning of the news, I was beyond surprised…but I was completely elated as well! I am so honoured to have my work recognized amongst such amazing talent. Without the continued support of my clients though, this would not have been possible. I am thankful to my clients for continuing to provide me with opportunities to be creative while working alongside them to capture special memories for them. I am absolutely in love with what I do, and I am so blessed that you, my clients, enjoy my work enough to invest in me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I have had the pleasure of photographing this family several times over the past couple of years, and they are always so much fun! I thoroughly enjoyed spending part of my morning with them, and my heart melted when Miss Hannah (the oldest) gave me some flowers that she had picked, along with a great big ‘goodbye’ hug. These kiddos are the greatest!