This is Lynzy’s second child, I photographed the birth of her first born Lochlan his was the very first birth I had the pleasure of attending and Photographing. So when Lynzy found out she was pregnant again it was a given that she would have me document little Isla’s birth as well. Its always magical and awe inspiring to be there when a new baby enters the world. All at once 9 months of waiting comes to an end, All of the pain, sweat and tears of labour come to a crescendo of euphoria as a mother sees her baby for the first time. Birth is one of the most empowering things a woman can experience. Its a way of discovering things about your body and your mind you never thought possible.
Ariel and Brandon are such a goofy fun loving couple. They are so much fun to work with. Ariel has an infectious laugh and isn't afraid to be silly. Even though Brandon tries to resist her antics even he cracks and starts laughing along. We had a blast shooting this session, there were a ton of jokes and sarcastic remarks which is a perfect fit for my sense of humor.
Ariel used to be a competitive skater so she really wanted to incorporate winter and skating. We had a relatively strange winter the skate path was only open for a few weeks and we couldn't make that work so by the time we could schedule their engagement session it was a rainy day and we knew that this was spring this was going to be it. No more chance for snowy pictures. Little did we know we would still have snow in April! Because of the rain and the snow melting it created this ethereal thick fog that I was dying to shoot it. Here is Ariel and Brandon's Foggy outdoor winter engagement session.
This winter took a long time to arrive but once it did, there was snow everywhere.
There hadnt been much snow when Danielle booked her lifestyle Maternity Session, but when the day arrived we had a full on blizzard. As much as I hate driving in that much snow it makes for a beautiful backdrop for photos! I think I was more excited about this shoot than Danielle was when I saw all of the beautiful fluffy snow hanging on all of the tree branches and to top it off is was relatively warm. So we got all the beauty of winter without the bite. Here are a few shots from their Snowy outdoor Maternity Session.
Lynzy is one of those women that loves fashion, and always looks fabulous. Hair and make-up is always done and she’s always dressed to perfection. That of course is why she was a perfect fit for one of my Glamour Maternity Sessions.
These shoots are designed to give you the star treatment! Hair and make-up is included and your images look like something that will grace the pages of magazines like Vanity Fair or Vogue. I LOVE these type of portrait sessions!
Here are a few shots from Lynzy's Glamorous Portrait session.
Cynthia and Jason's Wedding took place in Sudbury Ontario. It was a beautiful Fuchsia and black themed affair.
We did a mix of urban and park like photos for these two. Then we were off to the Reception.Where the traditional French Canadian Sock dance took place. Now I admit when I first moved to Sudbury this was new and strange thing to me lol so I will explain the tradition for those of you that are as lost as I was. This is where the unmarried older sibling has to wear the ugliest pair of socks known to man and dance in front of all of the guests who then throw money onto the floor for the new couple. For a more in depth description here is a link. There are even video’s of this on you tube go check it out.
People in the North Love the snow and winter. These two true Northerners were no different. Kathleen and Blaine love the winter, its their favorite time of the year. They wanted to incorporate winter into their Engagement session. I took them for a little walk down a path in the bush to do some of the shots. I got them all set and was ready to take a photo as I was backing up to get the perfect shot I stepped off of the path and sunk up to my waist in the snow. lol They were laughing, I was laughing, the look on my face must have been priceless. The snow filled my boots it even went down the back of my pants. I was freezing but you can't help but laugh when these things happen. lolI had to pass my camera to Blaine while I tried to wriggle myself free of the snow trying to ensure I didn't lose a boot in the process. Each step I took towards the trail I sunk in again, filling my clothing with fresh cold snow until I finally reached the packed trail. Clumsily, half crawling half rolling I manged to mount the summit that was the trail. I was laughing uncontrollably at this point as were they. Luckily this happened at the end of the session so we could all head inside to warm up. But enough laughing at me for now, here are a few of the beautiful winter engagement photos we captured that day.
This is Graham, This is his Newborn Session. His Parents purchased my Baby’s First Year Program so I will be photographing him 3 times in his first year. I did the same for his older brother Fletcher. Nothing like capturing the entire first year and compiling a beautiful album full of memories at the end of the year. We know how precious that first year is, A baby changes so fast and you will want to keep a record of all of those changes and that’s why I developed the Babies First Year Package. I go to the client’s home and do all of the photography right there. It keeps it simple for new moms because they don’t have to pack up and carry all of that new Baby gear. They are at home so they have everything they could need and it helps to keep everyone more relaxed making for a more enjoyable Photo Session.
Relaxed parents make for a relaxed Baby, Relaxed baby makes for those sweet sleepy pictures that everyone loves.
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I Love photographing Maternity Sessions! Women are so exceptionally beautiful during this time. Women deserve to capture that beauty. That’s why I LOVE to do Glamorous Studio Portraits like something you would see in a Magazine.
I photographed Lindsay and Nicks Wedding a couple of years ago and we hit it off right away. So I was very excited to hear that they were expecting their first child. Lindsay couldn’t wait to start planning her Maternity Photos. It’s always great when you get a call from a former bride and they want to share their next life event with you. Forming these friendships are super important to me. Getting to know someone makes it easier to get really great images for them because they feel comfortable around you.
Most of us are self-conscious in front of a camera and I hope that by making these connections with my clients that I can capture exactly who they are in each photograph. Here are a few photos from Lindsay and Nicks Maternity Photography Session.