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.

Naomi | Niagara Newborn Photographer

I photographed Monica’s maternity portraits and was so excited to meet Naomi! She is the sweet little babe! Her features are so sweet I just wanted to snuggle her for the entire session!  I photographed her session Thanksgiving Monday, her grandparents and their visitors were having brunch Caesars – and one was waiting for me when I finished the session – BEST CLIENTS EVER! They’re my FAV, and my post wedding ritual. Can every newborn session end with a Caesar? Mmmmmm….

Naomi was so content while she was awake and being posed, which rarely happens, and made for some adorable portraits! AND she had so many smiles! Come ON! How adorable is this?!  I can’t wait to watch Naomi grow! 

Cole | Niagara Child Photographer

Cole is ONE! Wow. What a year it has been. It seems like yesterday that I was photographing Cole’s newborn portraits – and here we are at his cake smash birthday session!  Doesn’t he have the best blue eyes?! Gorgeous!  After the cake smash we called in the clean up crew. Maple is the best big sister ever!

Harper | Niagara Newborn Photographer

Little Harper was in the studio a couple weeks ago. Such a teeny little girl with the sweetest features! She was so good to me, I loved this session!
I was so happy that I finally got to use this headband! Who says baby girls can’t be photographed in blue?  Safe in Daddy’s arms.  This family is so sweet! 

7th Annual Costume Contest

It’s that time of year again! I can’t believe I’ve done this for 7 years now. These mini sessions are hands down my favourite of the year. I love seeing all the effort that is put into the costumes! Good luck to all the adorable kiddos!

How to Vote:
Scroll through all of the kids and choose your favourite costume. When you get to the bottom leave a comment with the costume you’re voting for. Only one vote per email will be accepted.   CONTEST ENDS OCTOBER 31st at 8PM! Feel free to share this link with family and friends and encourage them to vote! Please remember that this is a friendly contest. All of the kids looked adorable in their costumes!

Check back for the results!

 

Everly | Niagara Child Photographer

A late night blog post because I really can not help myself! Everly is 9 months old – and she gets cuter by the day! Her mama got lost trying to find this field – too many times to count – she called me, Everly SCREAMING in the backseat and I thought to myself “oh boy, here we go”. Eventually I went to find her and she followed me to this field. Everly came out of the van with a smile on her face. The shoot started an hour later than it was supposed to, but that meant that the sun was PERFECT. This session could not have worked out any better! Kudos to Tara for not letter her frustration come through and transfer to Everly.  This girls eyes – just stunning!
I never post straight out of camera images. I always adjust the colour and brightness to suit my personal style, but this image was just way too perfect not to share as is.  After a short little drive we ended up here, fit so perfectly with the theme we have going for her first year sessions.  Her mom made this dress because she couldn’t find what she was picturing in a store. SO PERFECT.  I love Everly’s eye squint, her big sister does the same thing when she is really happy!  Ahhh, one more session to go to complete her first year package. But I’m not sure how I can top these. She was so perfect!

The Sebastian’s | Niagara Family Photographer

On one of the hottest days of the summer I had the honour of photographing this gorgeous family. Thanks for sticking it out in the heat and being so patient! Little Jessa took 45 minutes to warm up to me and wanted NOTHING to do with the session. Which made for some real adorable pouty faces.   The sweetest siblings!  These candid photographs are my favourite! Doing anything to get Jessa engaged in the session.  Jessa’s little hands, so adorable! I had a lot of fun with you guys. Thanks for not judging me while I made a fool of my self trying to win Jessa over!

Nicholas | Ancaster Child Photographer

Nicholas is two! We captured his birthday portraits a day before his birthday. After seven portrait sessions this little guys is a professional!  And we finally got an image of Isabella and Nicholas together! 

Hunter | Niagara Child Photographer

This little Tom Sawyer just happens to be my nephew. (How lucky am I?!) It was one of those last minute shoots where everything just fell into place. The location, the outfit, the theme – all on the fly. I love photographing my niece and nephews because I get 100% complete creative freedom! This “fishing” scene is something we were talking about back in March and again briefly before this session. So when Hunter asked if he could go fishing we were ALL over that! He had fun and was completely co-operative. WIN WIN!
He loved his suspenders. And somehow never learnt that snapping them on himself hurts, quite entertaining.
This handsome little gaffer. I know I’m his Aunt but I think he’s pretty darn adorable!  As much as I love every other photograph from this session, this one is my favourite. SO HUNTER!  Every year I take a photograph with my niece and nephews in the same pose. It’s great to look back on every year and see how they’ve grown.  I love these three with all of my heart!  My favourite portraits are the natural ones. The one on the right completely represent them at this age.

Everly | Niagara Child Photographer

Everly was in the studio for her 4 month portraits as part of her Baby’s First Year package. We waited a little longer for these ones because this girl is a little cranky.. I mean, colic. I was so nervous about this session, Everly cries, all. the. time. so I was worried that we wouldn’t get any portraits of her smiling, or even just looking at the camera. BUT SHE DID AMAZING! AND I captured her laughing for the first time EVER. So cool!  I am in LOVE with these photographs. So simple.  SO MUCH HAPPINESS IN ONE PHOTOGRAPH!

EVERLY. COME ON. That squinty, scrunchy pure happiness face. SO ADORABLE.  There is just something about her face in this photograph, so much wonder.  Oh, the many faces of Ev!
When I’m culling through photographs from a session for the first time I never know what I’m going to come across in the next photo – closed eyes, funny faces – sometimes I get a good chuckle out of them. But this photograph of Everly had me snorting. She went from happy to angry in about one second.  I wish I could get this photograph at every 3 month session! Sleeping babies are the best! After a brief nap, Everly was ready for round two! These were the only photographs that Mama wanted to do.