Justine was GLOWING during her maternity session last week. She is truly embracing pregnancy and relishing every second of it. It isn’t hard to see how over the moon she is about her little Bean. Such a proud Mama, I can’t want to meet the little man!
What session at Botanical Gardens would be complete without this shot?
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.
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!
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!
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!
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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! Pleaseremember that this is a friendly contest. All of the kids looked adorable in their costumes!
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!
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!
I wish I could share every image from this session with Monica and Holden! So I’m sorry for the over sharing in this post – but I just couldn’t narrow it down any further! Monica is 35 weeks along and she has the cutest bump ever! I love how much these two enjoyed their session. I stumbled across this location while going for a quick walk around the block from my apartment. I instantly knew that I had to shoot here – so many different looks in one location! This Mama ROCKED it!
Monica loves bridges, we had to stop for this one! The sun was definitely on our side, absolutely perfect!
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.