I’ve been photographing Isabella for FOUR YEARS! It’s been so special witnessing her personality develop though her portraits. One thing that hasn’t changed – that adorable nose wrinkle!! What is a birthday shoot without confetti?! Isabella LOVES to dance! There’s something about this photograph, even though the composition is all wrong, I love how it perfectly expresses her free spirit! Four years, nine portrait sessions.
Cole was in the studio for his 4 month portraits a few weeks ago as part of his first year package. He was FULL of smiles, especially when Grandma showed up!
He’s got the cutest little smirk! What a difference a couple of months makes!
See you in July little guy!
I captured Henry’s newborn portraits when we was 11 weeks old. He was in the NICU for the first weeks of his life, but he’s sure made up for it quickly! Now Henry is ONE! And is pretty much the happiest little guy ever. He had so many smiles during his session! There is something I just LOVE about a serious face and a black and white. Red hair and green eyes, isn’t he perfect?!
When I met him at 11 weeks he had doubled his birth weight! We captured some special portraits to document his time in the NICU. When we photographed Henry’s birthday portraits his mom had something special planned and it turned out perfect!
Ivorie Pearl made Mommy and Daddy wait extra long to meet her, but she made it oh so worth it! She has the most delicate features and so perfectly suits her name!
Ivorie decided she didn’t want to sleep for the remainder of her session but I got some wonderful bright-eyed portraits. ..and sleepy yawns!
Last week I had the honour of photographing my first birth!
I have been with Tara and Derek since their wedding; maternity, their first born’s newborn through her first year, every Halloween, and some springs and christmas’ thrown in for good measure. Tara started out as a stranger and quickly turned into one of my best friends.
I remember chatting with Tara a couple of years ago about birth photography. After she had Alexis she regretted not having done it and asked if I would photograph her next labour and birth if she ever got pregnant again. I vividly remember saying YES! But thinking in my head “IF she gets pregnant again (I was sceptical), I hope it’s not until after I have my first.” Birth photography is something that I’ve considered for a while, but was a little apprehensive that it would scar me from having my own. Now, fast forward to 9 months ago; a text with two positive pregnancy test and a moment of panic and the realization that I was 100% going to see my friends vagina.
As the due date got closer I prepared, packed a bag, did some research, made sure my batteries were charged and HOPED that Tara wouldn’t go into labour on Christmas! Well, she didn’t, but her water definitely broke on Christmas. When I got that “Umm…” text I immediately knew it was go time.
When Tara called me half a second after a contraction, out of breath and said she was headed to the hospital I couldn’t help but laugh at her (that’s what best friends are for right?) From that moment on all my nerves were gone. Tara handled her labour like a boss! (I think I was more nervous about the no epidural thing then she was!) She arrived at the hospital with her husband and sister around 6:30am and baby was born at 9:10am. The midwife was AMAZING throughout the entire labour and birth, definitely convinced me to go that route when it’s my turn – and yes, after witnessing everything I will still be having one, or three of my own!
In addition to not knowing the gender of the baby, they also hadn’t told anyone the names they were considering. So when the baby was born and Tara looked at the baby and said “it’s a girl, oh Everly.” The entire room teared up. It was such a special moment. I’m in love with her name, it suits her so perfectly.
I am so honoured that I got to share this with Tara, Derek and Kelly. I couldn’t imagine experiencing my first birth with anyone else. I am still in awe of my friend, as far as births go, it was pretty much perfect.
Alexis is already and amazing big sister. Although she REALLY wanted a brother, she warmed up to her instantly. She made sure everyone got a turn to hold Everly (quickly!) before she said to pass her onto the next visitor, her ulterior motives were revealed when the last person held her and she said “Okay, now it’s big sister’s turn!”
I am so, so happy for the four of you. I love you so much!
Aldina is absolutely perfect! From the moment I walked in the door she was so good to me. She is so gorgeous, and her HAIR, swooooon! I’m so happy that Mom chose purple for this session. It suits Aldina perfectly! I love when I’m able to capture spit bubbles, so darn cute!
When Mom and Dad found out that they were having a girl they went out and bought this dress. PERFECT for Christmas.
My beautiful friend is due with baby number two! Tara and Derek were a bride and groom of mine back in 2012. Since then we have become close friends and I’ve photographed TWO maternity sessions, Alexis’ newborn and first year of life, various Springs, Halloweens and Christmas’ and I’m to say that I will be there to capture the birth of this little one with my first ever birth session – wish us BOTH luck!
Nico is one of the oldest newborns I’ve photographed, but never underestimate the power of getting a baby milk drunk! He was so amazing during his session and we got some amazing open eyed portraits.
Posting this solely to show off Nico’s hair. I can’t get over how much he was born with!
I love this angle. Natural and perfect.
One of the perks of me photographing babies in their home is that I get to incorporate Mom and Dad’s decor! How perfect is this wooden bowl?!
Dad’s suggestion – it worked out perfectly.
Baby’s first Halloween!
Understandably, it’s very rare that I have a Mom who wants to have portraits taken with their newborn. I was soaking up every second of this session!
Sheena was gifted Maternity and Newborn portraits, she is one luck lady! She was a little nervous about her portraits, but she totally rocked her session. After some TLC from Hair by Ash and Lashed by Courtney we were on our way to Botanical Gardens.
Sheena and Myles were so adorable together, I love when Dads get involved with the session! These two (and a half) plus that setting sun, perfection!
Gosh! How adorable are these two, seriously!!
I can’t wait to meet their little girl in a few short weeks!
Cole, two days old and perfect! I’m so ecstatic that Mom and Dad welcomed me into their home on their first full day home from the hospital. They’re such champs and so laid back! And you could definitely tell during his session, he was the best little guy to photograph! Couldn’t help but include this special blanket! And of course Mom and Dad’s original baby, Maple, had to be included as well!
I can’t wait to photograph Cole in this same spot 4 more times over the next year! As part of his first year package I will get to watch him grow and capture his milestones at 3 months, 9 months and One Year.Maple may have stolen the show! This family portrait is the best!