Kylie&Jon | Niagara Engagement Photographer

A beautiful couple, the beach, at sunset – the stars aligned! A lot of planning went into this session. From outfit co-ordination to making sure we got the timing right for the sunset and just hoping for a sunny day and a great sunset!

Kylie mentioned during the pre-consultation that she doesn’t like being in front of the camera (she’s a natural though, you’d never know!) and Jon on the other hand was soaking it all up. It’s great when the guy enjoys the session, makes for some great natural shots and creative poses.

While I was waiting for Kylie and Jon to arrive at the location I noticed this perfect little spot. I was hoping that they would be troopers and trek in through the weeds and grass and who knows what, and they were! SO WORTH IT.

Kylie and I know each other from when we were in Girl Guides together, and I remember now why she had the nickname Giggles. We had so many laughs during this session. Mostly laughing through poses that felt awkward but look great. I think they trust me now that they’ve seen their portraits! Am I right Kylie? That is one of the many reasons I love photographing couples before their wedding. It’s a great way to break the ice and build up a trust before the big day! Bugs, annoying little things, but they sure do look magical when they’re backlit!  Gahhh! These two are the cutest. I can’t even.  Jon requested a photograph of their matching tattoos, how could I say no?? I love them! Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect sunset – or location. OR COUPLE!  I truly can not wait to photograph their wedding in September. 

Jonathan | Niagara Newborn Photographer

A couple years ago I photographed Jonathan’s older brother Anthony. I was so thrilled when his mama reached out to me again for baby #2! When photographing a sibling I always try to keep it similar so they go great together hanging on a wall, but also make them unique so the portraits are their own!  Jonathan looks so much like Anthony in this photograph!  And baby makes four! 

Callum | Niagara Newborn Photographer

Callum is the newest addition to the Savage family. He has two of the best big sisters around! So much love for this little guy!  Little baby smirks. A gassy baby is a happy baby! Well, not really, but it does make for some nice portraits!  I just love these curly bum shots!  Callum was wide awake but quite content taking in the world. 

Emma | Niagara Newborn Photographer

I’m a little behind on my blogging, due to the fact that I was working my butt off trying to get everyone their portraits before going to Punta Cana for my friends wedding! But now I’m back and rested and ready to blog!

Emma. Oh Emma. You are just perfect.  After multiple newborns who put up quite the fight, I was beginning to think that I’d lost my touch – it was time to retire my “Baby Whisperer” shirt – literally! But Emma slept through her entire session, stayed in every pose I put her in and didn’t fuss. She was exactly what I needed to get me out of my funk!
Emma has the softest, shiniest hair I have ever seen on a newborn. So gorgeous, I can’t get over it!  These portraits are completely different than my usual style, but I am in love with them. She looks so comfy in the bucket!

Ripley | Niagara Newborn Photographer

This little beauty didn’t want to sleep, but that’s okay! Parents always LOVE opened eyed portraits. And I don’t think there’s any doubt that she’s going to have blue eyes!  Contrary to popular belief, skinny babies have the most rolls!! #extraskin  Ripley rocked this pose! Gosh, isn’t her little features so precious?!  My mom hand stitched this quilt for me, I love that I was able to incorporate it into Ripley’s session!  

Jamisyn | Toronto Newborn Photographer

Occasionally I get asked to do sessions outside of the Niagara Region, Jamisyn was SO worth the drive to Toronto!  She rocked every pose, in newborn terms – she didn’t move! Not to mention she is the sweetest little girl, I just wanted to keep snuggling her after her session was over. She’s got the most adorable little features.  It was refreshing photographing a girl after so many boys, but Jamisyn did not love having headbands on, it was the only time she stirred while I was posing her.
Mom didn’t want anything too girly, I think this is the perfect amount!
Parents always love these open eyed portraits. Jamisyn kept her hand perfectly posed! Jamisyn’s big sister had a newborn portrait hanging on the wall in a similar pose, so I couldn’t help myself, I had to recreate it!  Aren’t those cheeks perfectly squishable?! 

Everly | Niagara Child Photographer

Everly is an expressive little girl. From the minute she was born she has been her own person. Looking at her you can’t help but think she has such an old soul. Throughout her first year I captured her newborn, 4 month, 9 month and 1 year portraits! Everly’s mom and I came up with a theme for her portraits that we carried throughout the year. They are perfect for her personality!  When Tara suggested a teepee, my first thought “great, now I have to figure out how to make a teepee” but I think it turned out pretty good! I came across the doily hoops in my closet the day before the session and knew I had to include them!
Everly is so sweet with her littler hands. She really knows how to work them! “In between” portraits. I love Everly’s hands in the right image, reminds me of the emoji – cracks me up every time I see it.  4 Months and One Year, quite the difference. I can never believe how fast time goes by.
Sometimes after a successful portraits session you need to throw on a little “Burning Man” by Dierks and have a dance party! Although I LOVE Dierks – this was Everly’s favourite and had nothing to do with me. Can’t say I minded! 

William | Niagara Newborn Photographer

On a snowy day in January I drove to Port Colborne to photograph William. When I arrived Mom and Dad had a fire going in the fireplace, it was nice and cozy for little William – and me! Is there anything better than a real wood fire?!! At 6 pounds and 19 inches, you would never know that he was born more than a month early.    That little tuff of hair. Too cute not to capture!  When I saw a bunch of buffalo plaid in the house I knew I had to incorporate it into William’s portraits.  This family is so sweet. I’m happy that Dad agreed to be in a couple portraits. William had some smiles for us too!

River | Niagara Newborn Photographer

Little River was full of smiles and put up quite the fight. But we got the sweetest open eyed portraits of this handsome little man.  I loved taking portraits of River and his big sister. She loves her little brother so much! Bright eyed and adorable.  I am so amused by these portraits. River decided to poop – without a diaper – mid pose. Priceless!

I’m so happy for this beautiful family. I can’t wait to see them again.

Eliza | Niagara Child Photographer

Sigh, when did my little niece become and adult! Talk about 9 going on 19.  One of the benefits of buying all of her clothes is that I get to dress her however I want – which is usually exactly like me. I wish this outfit came in my size. (Who am I kidding. I also have that vest, thanks Old Navy!)  I drive by this field so often and was struck by how beautiful the purple flowers were so I couldn’t help myself!  She gets it from me. #sorrynotsorry I love this carefree laugh.  Geesh!! STOP GROWING UP! At every stage I think it’s the best age ever and then the next stage happens and THAT is the best age ever. Smart, kind, sassy and such an old soul. I just love this kid so much!