Little Wedding Guests

On July 7th, 2018 my little family was invited to attend a wedding. The day was gorgeous but extremely hot. It had been a few years since I had attended a wedding as a guest (I still of course had to bring my camera). I was especially excited for this wedding because it would be my little munchkins first wedding they had ever attended. They had no clue what kind of fun. they would be having.

Prior to the wedding my littles had a fun swim and visit with some more immediate family. Once we got to the ceremony both W & M were tired and hot. They didn’t understand why so many people were coming up to them to say “hi.” People they had never met, both my littles had a hard time with all the attention and greetings. Once the wedding had begun they were already so hot and cranky I decided to take them on the sidelines to keep them quiet and distracted (or was it because I wanted to be in the shade? Who knows.)

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Little miss M was clearly too grumpy and too young to really understand what was happening (2 years old) but my son was curious about what was going on and what we were doing (3.5 years old). So I sat down with him as the ceremony was happening (we were on the sidelines) and I quietly explained to him.

W: Mommy what is this?

M: This is a wedding.

W: What is that?

M: Well it is when two people love each other very much and they want to make promises to each other that they will love each other, take care of each other and stay together forever.

W: Why?

M: Well because they love each other very much. Just like mommy and daddy are married and love each other very much.

W: Oh! Will there be cake?

M: Yes, later tonight after supper.

W: Yay!

And there we had it my toddler knew all he needed to know about weddings and marriage.

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And off he went to be distracted by some very interesting pinecones in the shade.

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One of the lovely ladies (my littles great aunty) was oh so kind to capture a shot of me trying to wrangle my littles and keep them quiet for the ceremony. – Thank you!

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Once the ceremony was over we had more visits with family.

Now if you saw a group of gorgeous ladies like this you might stop and think wow aren’t they beautiful. However as a mother to two very cute and sweet children my thoughts were “oh crap they are going to get spoiled.”

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The amount of sweets and attention my littles got was enough to last them a year!

Of course prior to the reception the littles powered up so they could work their charms for more sweets and treats. And you know cake!

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Now what I want to know is which one of those lovely ladies gave my oh so grateful two & three year olds a huge bag of candy? Pretty sure my littles ended up having the first dance on the sideline (or was it just a sugar energy burst?)

Just before the first dance came on both my kiddos were so tired and asking for their bed.

we were not done yet.

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While the first dance was on I brought my son over so he could watch this special moment.

You know my sons heart was full of love and joy when he sweetly tells me;

W: Oh mom I just love M so much. I am going to marry her.

M: …

Perhaps that will be a conversation for another day.

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Soon after the first dance they found some extra energy to start break dancing on the dance floor and show the rest of the guests exactly how it was done. They were not too impressed though when my husband whisked me away for our dance. We knew after that that it was definitely time to get these little rascals to bed.

I am so honoured and thank Luke and David for allowing us to witness  their special day. My children may have not fully understood what a wedding means and what it means to be married. But they know the most important things – it is it is something to celebrate, to dance for and have cake.

Cinderella Story

This session truly spoke to my heart, not just because I got to spend time spending time bonding with my sister. But for all the little hidden meanings. The location we chose for the session was the University of Saskatchewan, this is where I went to university 15 years ago. It was a time where my life completely changed and I learned who I was. But to top it off this is also where my sister went to school, and her mother, and so many other people I love and respect.

The entire time I did this session I felt so nostalgic, photographing a character from my childhood, reliving memories from my years of transition from a child to an independent adult to creating new memories with my sister.

And to top it all off, she was a perfect embodiment of this gorgeous Disney character. She had complete class as people pulled over for photos, to chat with her and admire her. She wasn’t just dressed as one of her favourite Disney princesses she was living the fantasy of the character.

Between location, theme, light and the adventure itself I couldn’t help loving everything about this session.

And of course the crazy bald man that no one recalls from the movie was in fact our chauffeur for the night running us around from one location to the next as we chased the light.

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Sweet Baby Girl

This session was absolutely amazing. We have been planning this one for several months and I was so in love with this sweet baby girl. She was so cooperative, slept like a champ and gave me the cutest expressions. But not only that her parents were absolutely wonderful. Babies dad had to work that day but he made it for a few photos before he had to head off back to work, so totally worth it and I am so glad he made it. Mom she knew exactly how to pose so perfectly for the camera, but my absolute favourite was the love in her eyes when she looked at her little family.

I was also so so excited I finally got to use my sweet outfit (The white romper) from Sew Trendy Accessories. And as always used my beautiful basket from Chicaboo.

 

I also had so much fun planning these digital backgrounds the family requested. They speak right to my heart as I am a big fantasy buff.

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Prairie Princess

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I still remember the day this little beauties mom told me she was expecting. Pretty sure I responded with “I knew it!” I was so excited she was the first of my friends to have a baby and I had the joy of watching this little one grow into this beautiful little lady she is now. She is so kind hearted with a deep love for animals and small critters. I have missed her over the past couple of years as we have not had the opportunity to visit. So as soon as I knew we were going to be visiting this summer I started thinking about this session. I love everything about it <3

The Wild Child and His Kitten

This handsome little fellow got a new four legged brother and we just had to get some adorable photos of him and his precious kitten. Of course I also had to bring along my romper that was handmade by Ginger ‘n Pickles Knits. What I didn’t expect was for him to completely remind me of the story “Where The Wild Things Are.”  There was just something about the pose in the last image that made me immediately think of that and fall in love with the image. Also, did you notice his eyes?

 

 

 

Client Closet

If you are thinking you want maternity photos and are worried about what you would wear, and think “it’s silly to spend all that money on one dress I will wear once.” Well worry not, because lucky for you I have a prop addiction {probably should have an intervention}. What this means is I have a vast collection of gowns that clients can use exclusively for their maternity session. I have a wide range of styles, colours and brands. Including top name brands like Sew Trendy Accessories, Chicaboo, Design by C as well as a few others collected here and there.

This lovely mama prior to her session modelled a few of my most current purchases however I do have many more than this. I also have a few that match/coordinate girls & toddler dresses that are also in my client closet. (As well as a few girls boutique gowns in various colours, sizes and styles.)

 

Of course she selected her two favourites for her session which she rocked and I am over the moon (pun intended – check out the pictures) with this session.

Little Family

I am not sure what is in the water but these kids just keep growing, they come to me the first time and they just fit in my hands so squishy and sweet, and then bam! they are standing and smiling.

But seriously how sweet is this families session? I love when grandparents come along, because they play such a vital and important role in a child’s upbringing.

Lord Strathcona’s Mounted Troop

For the past three years it has become my families tradition to be a spectator at the Lord Strathcona’s Mounted Troops ceremony here on base. Every year I am blown away at the tradition, pride, elegance and sheer commitment to training from these military members.

I am so proud to be a military wife, and I consider myself so fortunate to be allowed to witness these events. The Mounted Troop is a huge part of the tradition that goes into the Strathcona Unit. The Army may typically use tanks and coyotes when in need but, the beauty and history behind the mounted troop is vital to the spirit of this unit.

Here is just a small look into this event.

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May Stylized

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Serious magic can happen when you are given creative freedom and hand pick your creative team. I am so incredibly happy with these images and how they came out. The light was perfect (mosquitos were well fed) and our team really brought our vision to life. These stylized sessions are perfect to help perspective clients see what our up to date portfolio looks like and get to know other professionals I have worked with and what looks they can achieve. Please do not hesitate with any questions.

Photographer

Take A Little Paws Photography

https://www.facebook.com/Takealittlepawsphotography/

https://www.instagram.com/takealittlepawsphotography/

 

Event Designer

Michelle Bossert

Www.enchantedeverafter.co

 

Hair

Jennifer Sorenson

https://m.facebook.com/hairservicesbyjennifersorenson/

 

Makeup

Deonna

Instagram: @aurora_artistry

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aurora.hmua/

 

Female Model

Melissa Skrlj

Instagram: @melissakovasia

 

Male Model

Dale Krankowsky

Instagram: Www.instagram.com/dale_krankowsky

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Kids and Chicks

I grew up on a farm on Vancouver Island, which meant that I became friends with the local neighbourhood children. One friend I made in middle school, who was always coming over to my farm to visit and play. When I moved to Saskatchewan her and I lost touch.

It wasn’t until I was in the middle of my first pregnancy and posted to Edmonton that her and I reconnected. Funny enough she was also pregnant (with twins) when we moved here. It was really nice to have a friend who was pregnant and who had already done this once.

Our children were born 3 weeks apart, it has been so cool watching them grown and develop a friendship. My kids both call her Aunty because we have become so close and there is something to be said about friendships that move across time.

Ironically enough this time around she is the one who lives on the farm and we go see her and visit the animals and the kids play for hours. Last year you might have seen the images I posted of my kids playing with her kids, and they were all playing with the kids (see what I did there?) and by that I mean baby goats.

During our most recent visit, this family was raising some chicks in their home which will later become laying hens. These chicks have been so gently cared for and loved, that when we took them outside to be with the kids they were so relaxed and calm.

My friend diligently sat close by as I photographed the magic of the kids wonder and gentleness as each kid held the babies. It was the sweetest thing, all of the children have been regularly exposed to small animals and taught how to be gentle. I would not do regular sessions with children who have not been exposed to small animals and been taught to be gentle. Nor would I put animals who have never been exposed to small children in a situation that might stress them out with excited children.

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Butterfly Release

There is something so completely magical about the growth and changes a caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly.

I know my kids everyday fell a little bit more in love with these creatures.

I wanted this release to be perfect experience for my children, filled with adventure and wonder. The day prior to the release we went for a walk to find the right location for these creatures we raised and fell in love with. We were so lucky that we happened on this location where there were already so many species of butterflies happily fluttering around. We knew this would be our butterflies new home right away.

I am so fortunate that my husband humours me and joined in on this session, while I edited these photos my heart was so happy looking at all my favourite people filled with wonder as these little creatures moved into their new home.

The most magical part for me was when my son was given one butterfly who’s wings were not quite strong enough yet, and he gently held this little butterfly and quietly sang to him for quite some time.

If you want to have your spouses do a session but you know they aren’t keen on getting their photos taken then a lifestyle session like this that just captures the parents interaction with their children. This is when the magic really happens in my opinion.

Also to follow up, we have returned to this location several times since and have on more than one occasion spotted our butterflies flying around enjoying the sunshine. So magical.

Let’s Celebrate You!

As promised here is the full gallery from this cake smash celebrating 30 years. After doing this session I totally regret not having done it myself. There was something truly magical about a woman celebrating everything that she is, has accomplished and who she has become. I loved the everything about this session. This mama of two beautiful girls is nothing but an inspiration.

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First Baby Gender Reveal

 

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This ever so sweet couple approached me to capture their gender reveal. They had three things they wanted 1) To include their four legged babies 2) To use smoke bombs 3) To use non-traditional gender reveal colours. Green (boy) & Purple (girl).

I was excited to help them tell their story and was honoured they trusted me to capture this incredible moment in their journey.

When these two showed up with a joy that was so contagious, a helper and their two beautiful pups, I knew this was going to be an amazing session.

I just had to catch a couple of pictures of the couple while they had no clue what they were having.

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Of course we had to do a few trial runs to ensure we got our timings, distance and focus right. Funny enough while we were doing our dress rehearsal, I caught the helper (aka the expecting mothers sister) peeking in the envelope.

To quote the mama “don’t look at me, I will be able to tell by your face what it is!”

Shortly after that we were ready for the reveal.

Let me tell  you these two pups were absolutely perfect they listened brilliantly and were just happy to be included.

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Pretty sure they are just as excited as their human parents for the new member of the family.

 

 

 

Once we captured this couples absolute surprise (they were certain they were having a boy) we went out  into a field with the setting sun and caught some magic that capture their love, their excitement and the magic of what is the start of their future.

I am so happy for this couple and the journey they are about to have. Having a girl is a wonderful gift and I am sure it will both challenge them and bring them unlimited joy.

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Butterflies!

This morning we woke up to two butterflies and just after I took these photos we have another one. I am hoping next Tuesday morning to take the kiddos out and get some photos of these little critters release. I am so excited for them to be free and add a little more beauty to this world! Such an exciting morning.

 


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30 Years Young

This beautiful mother of two is celebrating her 30th birthday in style. I loved everything about this session and there is so much more to come. We had to post pone her session once due to poor weather conditions but I am so glad we did. The trees were so much fuller, the light was absolutely perfect. The bugs were hungry but we had so much fun. I can not wait to share the rest of the images with you all! 1

What did you do when you woke up?

After a four hour toddler tantrum last night I woke up utterly exhausted, questioning my ability to parent. The first thing I did was look at Facebook, where in the feed I immediately was told that I am not enough. In the feed I read posts about how to  be, how to be a better parent, person, photographer, shopper, business owner, wife, cook, cleaner, accountant, to be more fit, to eat healthier, to  have new things to make my life better. My mind is immediately overwhelmed, reinforcing all the negative thoughts I had in the middle of the night as I begged my toddler to go back to sleep.

Shoulders slumped, spirit crushed and feeling that today, was not going to be a good day, I went downstairs. I hugged my children. I checked on my chrysalis.

I took a moment to reflect on these creatures. Their magic, the magic of change. Complete absolute change, to become something more, something amazing. They do this organically and as the little guy in the last image demonstrates they do it at their own pace and when they are good and ready.

I need to be a butterfly. I need to be more, but not because Facebook tells me I am not enough. But rather because it is natural, normal and beautiful.

I realize that it is time I change my presence of social media. For a long time I used it to learn to be a better photographer, shop for the best props, and grow as a business owner. Now it is time I find balance. I will be removing myself mostly from social media and be using my blog on my website as my primary means to keep all my amazing clients updated on my current photo sessions.

 

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Little C is three months

This session made my heart sing. This little guy loved getting his photos done and was all smiles and telling stories. The beautiful blanket in the image was made with love by one of his grandparents. I love including these precious items in clients images. I do not get a lot of requests for the three month milestone but if they all go like they did today, well I will do them all.

One reason this session especially speaks to my heart is because almost exactly three years ago, without my knowing, my journey as a photographer began. You see my little guy was about this age and I decided to do my first stylized shoot (although I had no idea what it was called.) I decided I wanted Pinterest worthy images of him. So I took my camera off of automatic and got a bunch of props and decided to pose my little man. I have to say after a few thousand (literally I believe it was almost 3 thousand photos I took) photos I was pretty sure I got at least ten pro-worthy images. (Definitely not pro worthy). It was hard, but I loved the images and it was so worth it.

This beautiful boy I had in today absolutely reminded my of my precious son, and the day I started my journey towards being a professional photographer. The best part is this little man has an incredible mom and we easily chatted about what it’s like being a new mom. Listening to her,  just took me right back on my journey to that oh so precious time with my little guy. I am so grateful today that I can capture these images for moms like her so she can hold on to these memories forever.

*First picture is of the little handsome guy from today.

*Second picture the lovely mama took of me acting like a crazy person to get this little mans perfect little smile.

*The third image is one of the five “pro-images” I accidentally successfully caught of my own little man.

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Chrysalis

My kiddos and I have been watching the caterpillars grow for about a week now, they are almost four to six times bigger than when we got them. We bought them through the Education Station in St. Albert. Each morning my son has been running downstairs and telling me about their growth. His excitement has been so contagious and our whole family is in love with watching these critters grow and change. This morning the first one formed his little chrysalis which means in about two days we will be setting up their habitat so we can transfer them there where they will then develop into butterflies. Once they are strong enough and ready we will be releasing them which of course I will have to doll my babies up and we will have to take some magical photos of their release. I am so excited!!!  *Please excuse the image quality, these are just cell phone images*image1image2

Beautiful ladies in beautiful gowns

I had asked my lovely friend and photographer if her and her girls would want to model some of my gowns for me so all my amazing clients can see how incredible a session will look with these dresses. This stunning mama and her equally beautiful girls exceeded my expectations for their session.

These gowns come from Sew Trendy, Chicaboo and Dollcake. They are all considered boutique gowns, most are fairly versatile in the sizes they accommodate and colours can be adjusted in photoshop if you find you love a style but not a certain colour. If you do wish to book a session I do recommend having a slip or nude undergarments for lighter coloured gowns, as well as seamless ones if at all possible.

It is so rare that us moms get in front of the camera we are always so busy chasing kids or trying to capture them in their moment that we forget we need to also get in front of the camera.

We worry so much about those few extra pounds that we are waiting to come off or to firm up our mommy tummy before we get our photos. But here are two things to remember is 1) Your kids do not care about those extra pounds, but they do care about creating memories with the most important woman in their lives. 2) It is my job to take photos at the best angles to most flatter you, it is my job to cull out any images that might not be most flattering to you, and lastly minor adjustments can me made in photoshop.

I hope in knowing these things you can just relax in front of the camera and truly enjoy your children, be with your children and allow me to capture these precious moments that you will never get back.

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Winter Engagement

Sent this gallery home to this incredibly sweet couple who won my giveaway. I am really not missing the snow, but this couple made the sun shine just a little brighter. They seemed so connected and required very little prompting. I could have photographed them all evening, too bad the sun was going down. So excited to do more engagement photos these have got to be some of my favourite type of sessions.

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Rainbow Baby Complete

Beautiful Baby Caroline is one of those special babies who we call a rainbow baby. Rainbow babies are babies who are born after the family has suffered a loss, miscarriage or infertility. These babies are embraced wholehearted as they are the joy after sadness.

This beautiful girl made me work hard for her session but when we did get her asleep and posed she was absolute perfection. Some families all they want is the perfect posed sleeping baby, but their family wants to remember everything including her fierce determination to run her photo session her way.

Obviously the setup with the rainbow colours are because she is a rainbow baby. But what you might not know is that the material underneath baby is the same skirt that mom wore for her maternity photos making it extra special for the family.

As mentioned in my previous blog, the coffee setup is a composite I selected intentionally  for this family because mom loves her coffee and that was part of how she announced to friends and family that she was pregnant. The posed shots in the bucket are what I used to set up baby so I could use it for the coffee shot, but also because sometimes its those simple colours that work so well in our homes.

And lastly this perfect beauty is extra special because she is a military child and of course April is Military Child Month.

And the beautiful snow flake one is so mom can have images that are just about baby being baby.

This beautiful girl is already so loved in our community and I am excited to watch her grow.

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Coffee Baby

Here is another one from sweet baby C session yesterday. Mom is a total coffee addict so I really wanted to include something in her story about that. One of the ways she announced her pregnancy was by asking people if they had noticed she hadn’t been drinking coffee in a while.

Props are expensive and take up a lot of room. So using digital backdrops can save money and save space so I do not have to constantly purchase props for something that I may only use once. Sometimes I buy them, sometimes I create them myself. This one in particular I bought.

Often if someone wants a specific theme for their session I can purchase the backdrop in advance and then I can really plan the poses and lighting to match making my job much easier. If you book far enough in advance I can definitely go on the hunt for the perfect setup for you.

 

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Styled Mothers Day Mini

I was so excited to get some examples of my new gowns that are coordinating for mommy and me sessions. These are not all my gowns for sure but can give you an idea of what the sessions will look like. The more into spring we get the more greens and flowers we will have. So if you love the soft brown earthy colours book your session asap because I believe spring is going to come fast and hard. If you want the bright vibrant colours of spring then a May booking will be ideal. Keep in mind sessions are booking up fast so book as soon as you know your May schedule.

I had asked these three beauties to model for me. The mother, also an incredible photographer and an amazing friend is nothing but an inspiration. Her two beautiful military children (April Military Child month) inspire me with their incredible joy, love and connection. The girls were cold but at the end of the night asked if they could do it again. I can not wait to show you the images of these girls in the boutique gowns I have.

Red Mom gown is from Sew Trendy Accessories

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Military Child

April is the month of the military child. Why is this so important? Because children with a parent of in the military have such a unique upbringing. They face many challenges throughout their childhood. They grow up with many goodbyes, long partings, kinships/connections of extended family have many miles in-between and deal with everyday challenges that most people have never experienced. These children are resilient, adaptable and show a strength to be admired.

I have been waiting for this little peanut to come earth side up since this summer. I have been planing her session for months. Not only is she the beautiful baby of a fellow military spouse, she is the new sister to one of my sons friends. What makes this image extra special is that this stunning outfit was also created by a military wife from Pixel Weave Boutique.

This little  beauty at nine days old made me work hard for my images as she had different ideas about how to spend a Saturday morning. But the images we did get make my heart sing.

Stay tuned for more images from her set.

*mini teddy from Chicaboo

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Spring Specials

I am so excited for the weather to get nicer and to be doing more sessions outdoors. My favourite time of year to do photos is in spring when the light is softer, the plants start to bloom and the air is fresh.

I have a few specials I am offering for the months of April and May. Please contact if you have any questions about any of upcoming sessions. There are limited spaces available so please book your session as soon as possible.

Beautiful boutique gowns will be offered for select sessions for client use.

***50% deposit and signed contract is required for all sessions to reserve your date and time***

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Sugar and Spice

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Starting in the new year I decided it was time to switch up my pricing and packages. One of the changes that I made was offering “Baby Only” newborn sessions. This allowed to me to offer smaller package at a more affordable rate for families. {Don’t worry I do also still offer a larger package that include family and sibling}

Well this little beauty came in for my first “Baby Only” session. She was a little bit older at 17 days old which can make the session sometimes more challenging as at this age babies can be more alert/awake, have possible colic and are more prone to skin rashes. But one of the wonderful things about this age is we get to see more personality for the little wee ones.

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This gorgeous sweetheart gave me lots of smiles (usually while being held or when I put my camera down), and she gave me some fierceness. Although we all love the perfect smiling baby images, I also love the babies who give me a little more.

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The moment I saw her I knew she had personality just looking at her sweet face.

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The pose with moms hands in them was meant to be a composite, this is where a parent or assistant will hold baby and move their hands and then in photoshop I will merge the two images together. However this little nugget decided she wanted nothing to do with this pose, so after one quick shot, we moved on to a different position which she liked much more.

However this one shot I did get I absolutely loved, I feel it really told a part of the story we don’t always get to see in the collection of photos. I was over the moon delighted when the family selected the image as part of their gallery. To be honest I almost didn’t include it and second guessed myself.

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I hope you all love it as much as I do.

 

Rainbow Baby

After every storm there is a rainbow. Rainbow Babies are being recognized more in todays society. Something for so long our society never spoke about was miscarriage and loss. People are learning to use their voice and talk about the things that we hold so close to our hearts. Speaking about it helps people feel not so alone in times of sadness and gives us people who can understand and share our joys.

This gorgeous momma is celebrating through maternity photos the joy and excitement of the new life she carries, while at the same time honouring the loss and challenges she had prior. I have nothing but admiration and respect for the strength and courage this beautiful mama has.

 

 

 

 

A New Beautiful You

I would like to start to offer semi annual boudoir marathons with unique beautiful locations. I have created a boudoir group on Facebook to help women lift each other up to make positive improvements and choices to reach healthier goals.

I am motivated to do this because I have myself realized I need to make some healthier changes in my life in both physical and mental aspects. Since becoming a mom and business owner I have lost sight of the importance of taking care of myself.

I know personally I am much better at accomplishing my goals when I have supportive people in my lives helping me reach my goals, and motivating me to keep going. I also know that if I have invested something into it I am more likely to reach those goals. So by creating a marathon I am hoping and a small group of women will work together and celebrate our victories and understand our setbacks. If this is something you need please feel free to peruse the packages I have on my website, and join my Facebook group. And please never hesitate with any questions you might have. I am so excited to start this journey with some amazing women!

Beautiful model above is Amber Leah, we did an awesome session last summer and are waiting to be published. I can not wait to share those images with you all.

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No Sibling Rivalry Here

You may recall this little mans handsome face from the maternity session I did in the greenhouse. Well this time when he walked in he walked in like he owned the session. He did everything asked of him and more. I am pretty sure it wasn’t my awesome mom jokes that were making this little man smile. There was so much love and sweetness he had for his baby sister. I am pretty sure he would have done the session standing on his head if it was for this sweet baby girl.

More details of this session to come…

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First Little Beauty

This family booked me back in early winter for their first babies newborn session. I have been planning this session for months and was super excited to use some new props. I did try out a new poser which I still need to work on figuring out all the wonderful ways to use it. This beautiful baby really wanted to see everything going on. She  didn’t want to sleep, but when she did she slept like an angel. I could not get over her eyelashes and how incredibly sweet she is. You can can clearly see where she got her beauty from as her mother is stunning mother, and the way her parents look at each other you know their is a lot of love in this family. Such a wonderful session.

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She is Fierce

This beautiful 17 day new baby girl came in today for her mini newborn session. She was awake for all but 10 minutes of her session. She was curious and she has such an expressive face that I just absolutely enjoyed watching. 17 days can be a tough age to photograph because they often do not sleep as deeply as younger babies, but I really can’t complain because she had so many beautiful awake expressions. PS she has one of my favourite bloopers images yet! I can not wait to share that one with you all.
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Dream Maternity Session

This beautiful mama contacted my as soon as she discovered she was expecting. We were both so excited to do her session but we had a few months yet before her beautiful bump was ready for photos.

Meanwhile I expanded my maternity gown collection and grew as a photographer.

As her due date approach we began to make plans. Our original idea was to do the session outdoors, but it has been an insanely cold winter. So I decided to hunt around for new location ideas.

I contacted a few places, and was delighted when I reached the Salisbury Team to use the Salisbury Greenhouse. Although I had never been there myself I had heard good things. Through email they downplayed the magnificence that is their location, which can only mean that during prime season it is even more beautiful.

However when this family and I showed up we were over the moon excited at how beautiful it was. The staff were super friendly and the place was so well kept it was such a great experience.

Between the lighting, the beauty and the deep connection this family had it made for the perfect session. Plus the awesome sense of humour and laughter I couldn’t help but fall in love with this session.

The dad in these photos and the dad from another session I did last summer are both members of the same heavy metal band, which I thought was pretty neat. Last time I got photos with drums, this time I will get to use an electric guitar which I am so excited for.

 

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