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.
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.
Every birth is different and magical watching a new life begin is awe inspiring !
To witness something so beautiful and to be able to share those moments with the family is an incredible honour. That’s why I was so excited when Lindsay had me photograph the birth of her first child.It was a snowy afternoon when Laila Ray decided to enter this world.Lindsay was handling labour like a champ she was so calm about the birth she even remembered to pack a beautiful blanked to use during labour and was even applying makeup and doing her hair shortly after she gave birth. Nothing slows this girl down :)
This is what Lindsay had to say about the experience
“She’s my photographer for life. She’s been there to capture all my precious moments dear to my heart; through my engagement, to my wedding, to the birth of our Laila. On top of that, she captured them beautifully. By far my favourite were these raw images that I can look back on for years to come because after all, it was my favourite day in the world”
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.
Lochlan’s birth was the very first Birth I had been invited to photograph. I was honored to be allowed to be in the room during such an intimate time in a couple’s life. It’s such a magical moment when parents see their child for the first time the looks shared between mother and baby, the look of pride on a fathers face. The total awe in the realization that their lives have been forever altered. There is a certain energy in those first minutes that sends tingles through your body. You have just experienced one of life’s miracles and were able to photograph it for the parents to relive over and over again when they look back at those pictures. That was THE moment that they became a family. I love to photograph those moments for a couple because these small moments fade in our memory so quickly whether due to the amount of endorphins racing through our bodies at that moment or the sheer exhaustion of the events leading up to that moment. I try to capture that feeling so that a couple can share those memories over and over again.
Lochlan’s mom loved the images, one of her first comments was: “Omg they're perfect!!! “ “Its "raw" footage, journaling his journey in this world.”
I have some photographs to update on here. This is Carole's new Son Fox. He is 1 month old in these photographs. Time flies when you first have a baby. If you want those beautiful sleepy newborn Photographs the best time is in the first 2 weeks. To help out my clients I come to your home and set up my studio to capture this precious time for you. That way you have everything you could possibly need for baby and you dont have to go any where. We work with baby to ensure they are comfortable and relaxed for the duration of the session. If you have a new born or have one on the way, Give me a call and we can discuss your session. :)
I am trying a more glamorous way of photographing the beauty of Pregnant Women. It is such a beautiful time in a woman’s life. You are growing a new person inside of you. A person who will grow up to have their own voice, thoughts and feelings. You have such a bond to this helpless little being that depends on you for everything to survive. You are their protector, nurturer, teacher and most importantly their mummy. Our Children will cherish the images of their mothers forever. When you take that beauty and try to incorporate all of that anticipation, hope, and excitement and most importantly love into an image this in my opinion, is what you come up with and why we as mothers NEED to exist in photographs for our children.
Here are a few Photographs from Carole’s Maternity Portrait Session.