The Richard’s | Niagara Family Photographer

Family farm, barn, field, storm clouds, boots and HORSES – this session was a dream!

I’ve known the Richard’s since high school when Shelby and I became friends. This is th second time I’ve photographed them – a gift for Dad! – and it’s always a pleasure. I mean c’mon, look how gorgeous this family is!  We just beat the rain by a couple of minutes, it made for the perfect sky and lighting. Everyone wants a beautiful clear blue sky on photo day, but in reality an overcast day is the best kind of day. No squinting, no shadows, perfect!  When Dad mentioned including the Draft Horses I was all for it! Aren’t they beautiful?!??

Lucien | Port Credit Newborn Photographer

Meet my boyfriend’s nephew, Lucien, the newest member of the family! Little Lucien was so good to me during his newborn session. He slept the entire time – except to feed – but went right back off to sleep. I was able to get so many completely different poses from him – and I even had time to experiment with new poses and angles. Dave and I are a proud Aunt and Uncle! Lucien even let me do these more complicated poses. I’m a happy photographer!  Lucien (right) and his big sister (left). You can definitely tell they’re related!
The sweetest little family of 4.  From belly to baby. We can’t wait to watch Lucien grow! 

Fresh Air Fund | Bus Arrival

A couple of months ago a friend asked if I would volunteer my time to the Fresh Air Fund. I had never heard of the Fresh Air Fund so they invited me to one of their meetings. We sat and talked (mostly about logistics of bringing the children and planning events) but at one point we went around the table and everyone told their favourite story about FAF. I was moved to tears listening to their stories and their passion. The Fresh Air Fund brings children from New York City and pairs them with host families in Ontario (and across the States) were they can get away from the concrete jungle and just be kids!

Fast forward to yesterday, it was bus arrival day!! Most of the kids were coming back to stay with the same host family as previous years. They were welcomed back with signs – and LOTS of hugs!

Waiting for the bus to arrive.

There are several events planned for the Fresh Air Fund Families this summer and I can’t wait to be a part of it! If you’re looking for more information about the FAF you can check out their website at freshair.org