Danielle + Robert | Lifestyle Maternity Session | By Michelle

I recently had the pleasure of hanging out with these two lovebirds as we froze some moments in time of Danielle’s final days of pregnancy.  I am not quite sure what it is I love so much about maternity sessions maybe its that magic that is lingering in the air, kind of like the night before Christmas kind of thing.  You can just feel the anticipation and excitement in the newly expectant parents as they are about to experience the most amazing blessing in life.  Danielle and Robert recently moved into their newly built home which was a dream to shoot in.  Its not everyday I get to shoot a lifestyle maternity session and secondly their house was out of a magazine.  ( Great job guys!!)  So of course starting out in all sessions things can seem a little awkward or uncomfortable as I am instructing them to do some everyday normal things in front of me like you know shaving, preparing breakfast and I know you guys hang out cuddling on your amazing staircase on a daily basis. ( NOT)   but seriously once we got going and relaxed into it, I didn’t want to go home.  I am also glad we didn’t postpone like we almost did til after the holidays cause this little peanut came into the world on her due date.  I just knew it was a girl!  I am usually never right with my guesses.  Stay tuned as I will be capturing Layton Kate’s newborn photos very soon.

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Jocelyns First Birthday Session | By Michelle

First Birthday are always fun but especially fun when you know the mommy is crazy for pics and will be sure to have oodles of things to choose from.  Lets just say could could have done a photo shoot for 10 kids with the amount of goodies mommy had.  We had lots of fun putting together looks for the girls, but I think my favourite has to be the outdoor fall set!  nothing beats outdoor shoots!  Avory and Jocelyn are my newborn regulars, meaning I have starting with them since birth and they come back to see me every year, which I really look forward to.  Seeing the changes in them from year to year is pretty darn special and I am so truly honoured they choose me to capture  these years.

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Posey | 6 Months | By her Nan

I can hardly believe where this year is going!  This lil girl is soon to be 7 months old, and her nan has been slacking.  Missed her 5 month session and this one well its not even really a big ole shoot, but what it is, is me loving her!  We shot these over the holidays since she spent most of it at my house cause mom and dad were quite sick.  The first ones are on Christmas day, everyone went to lay down and her and I danced in the kitchen cheek to cheek with the Christmas tunes cranked out!   It was quite healing in a strange kinda of way!  I tend to get pretty nostalgic at Christmas time missing my mom and of course the recent loss of my father in law, I won’t lie some tears were shed while I held Miss Posey in my arms and reminised.  We also had a full on dance session which gave way for some laughter from us both!  Nothing in the world sweeter than hearing a babies laughter, it really does something for ones heart.She certainly lent some magic to our family this year! I couldn’t be more thankful or blessed to have Miss Posey Arthina in my life! Nan loves you baby girl.storyboard001storyboard002storyboard003storyboard004storyboard005storyboard006storyboard007storyboard008storyboard009storyboard010storyboard011storyboard012storyboard013storyboard014storyboard015storyboard017storyboard018storyboard019storyboard020storyboard022storyboard023storyboard024storyboard025storyboard026storyboard027storyboard028storyboard029storyboard030storyboard031 She certainly lent some magic to our family this year!  I couldn’t be more thankful or blessed to have Miss Posey Arthina in my life!  Nan loves you baby girl.

 

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AJ + Grace | Engagement | By Brittany

So clearly we are a tad behind on our summer blogging, it really has been a whirlwind of a summer, fall and winter. But as we sink into January with our bellies filled and our long lists of goals and resolutions we finally get a breather.

So I’ve known both AJ and Grace for a while now. AJ and I met about five years ago when we were both working at Wentworth Perk, I was in the process of planning my own wedding back then (crazy). Grace and I went to High school together but she had a few years on me so we didn’t really know each other. What I did know about Grace was that she’s always smiling and laughing, so when I found out that these two extraordinary people were engaged I hunted them down and forced them to let me take their photos (just kidding… kind of). Seriously though, as a photographer when I hear of awesome couples getting engaged I can’t help but get to them before they come to me. That sounds a lot worse than it is but I know all of my fellow photographers know where I’m coming from!

We wanted this session to be different, and it totally screams AJ and Grace (and me!). If any of you know A & G, you understand their love for nature, wine and a good rack… or taxidermy bear in this case. When I walked into that little cabin, many emotions came over me. One, why can’t I own this? Two, why didn’t AJ tell me about this place five years ago even when he barely knew me? And three, I may pass out from the heat! MY LANTA, freakin hot is an understatement so I feel as if I didn’t get to use this place to it’s full potential because we were so overwhelmed with sweat and could barely breathe. There was definitely a lot of trial and error due to rolling sweat beads, but we all laughed and these two had their wine so it was all fine and dandy. My favourite thing about this session though… The way these two look at each other. The way Grace scrunches her nose because she is just so darn happy to be in AJ’s presence. And lastly, how excited AJ was about this shoot, men aren’t usually too keen on photo shoots of any kind but not this guy, he pretty much organized it all.

See for yourself:)

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