Connor and Leah | Newborn | By Michelle

There are no words for how absolutely precious this session is. I have been booked for sometime for baby Connor’s newborn session, of course his big sister Leah just added some magic to the session. I have done numerous sessions with a newborn and an older sibling, but there really is something to be said about a 4 year old little girl and a new baby. I mean the way she looked and touched her new baby brother really just melted me. The adoringness ( if that is even a word) was pure genuine love. I think little girls just have that natural maternal instinct, she touched him ever so gently and giggled at her mom when he made a cute little face. Baby Connor was a perfect newborn to work with, just slept and let us do our thing. What a way for a mom to remember her babies, I couldn’t have been happier with how things went! It thrills me to know in 25 years how priceless these photos will become. To know that I created this moment for someone is an unbelievable feeling! I sometimes don’t realize the magnitude of what a photograph can do. I mean its a mere moment in time frozen forever! I think that is pretty powerful and I love love love it! I am sure I have said this before but these are really the shots that make my heart sing! I can’t thank my clients enough for trusting in my visions and trusting me with their precious babies. It is as much a gift to me as it is for you! So many beautiful moments to share to apologies for the pile of photos coming your way!



Sally and Jordan | E- Session

I have to say I am really having the most fun with all of my couples this year!  These guys are another pair to add to my list of ” oh I just love those two!”  I love when I leave a shoot and I have such an overwhelming feeling of excitement, pride, giddiness and all kinds of emotions rolled up into one.  I knew speaking with Sally over Facebook that her old stomping grounds  of River Bourgeois was going to be pretty special and decided that it would be worth the drive for me to travel to them, instead of me searching for a location that would not be near as meaningful.  Worth the drive it was!  we had endless little nooks and crannies to shoot. In fact I had to refrain from many so that I could save them for the wedding in September.  Sally and Jordan are high school sweethearts ( and in fact they kinda still look like they could be in high school) so they brought  something different to the table.  I am not sure what it was but I will go with genuinely sweet!  I mean they were so comfortable and natural with each other.  The fact that Jordan was really into the photo thing was pretty awesome. I mean lets face it most guys out there are not huge fans of parading around for a few hours or more to pose and get romantic in front of a stranger, but I loved that he loved it!  I should also add that Sally was up for whatever as well, she’s a natural beauty and prefers no make-up, however she trusted me enough to try my hand at make-up.  I knew we wouldn’t have a make-up artist on hand for the session, so she graciously allowed me to give her a little extra sparkle.  A make-up artist I am not but I got the job done!  Sally and Jordan I can’t wait for the big day!  I loved getting to know you and your family and I should also add that Sally’s little sister is in school for photography so it was really cool to have her tag along with us. Here’s a glimpse at our awesome evening!storyboard001storyboard002storyboard003storyboard005storyboard004storyboard006storyboard007storyboard008storyboard009storyboard010storyboard011storyboard012storyboard013storyboard014storyboard015storyboard016storyboard017storyboard018storyboard019storyboard020storyboard021storyboard022storyboard023storyboard024storyboard025storyboard026storyboard027storyboard028storyboard029storyboard030storyboard031storyboard032storyboard033storyboard034storyboard035storyboard037storyboard038storyboard039storyboard040storyboard041storyboard042storyboard043storyboard044storyboard045storyboard046storyboard047storyboard048storyboard049storyboard050storyboard051


Courtney and Adam | E-Session | By Michelle

I can’t lie I knew going into this session it was going to be awesome! I mean just look at these two!!  A hot couple equals awesome pics!  Not to mention Courtney’s bubbly personality and Adam with just the right amount of shy to add the mix!  We had talked on the computer about bringing a bike into the shoot, something to add some fun into it, Courntey got her hands on an orange tandem bike which I knew would be perfect for the look I wanted. We of course had a small issue with trying to jam it into my ford escape, Man those bikes are long!  We had success on getting it in, however it wouldn’t allow for a driver.  As luck would have it we just bought a new truck the day before only problem was we had to wait for my husband to arrive home.  So we set off to shoot the first location where we near got eaten alive with black flies.  Our second stop was a random stop along the road when I eyed a huge pile of logs.  These guys totally trusted me and went along with whatever I suggested!  So finally ready to get shooting with our bike!  I have been eyeing the lovely homes in downtown sydney for some time now and knew they would be the perfect backdrop for the last stop.  First We had to make a quick pit stop to grab some flowers and some energy drinks and we were good to go.   The light was magical!  and so were Courntey and Adam!  I can’t say how much fun I had with these guys!  I know shooting their wedding next September is going to be a a blast!storyboard019storyboard020storyboard001storyboard002storyboard004storyboard005storyboard006storyboard007storyboard008storyboard009storyboard010storyboard011storyboard012storyboard013storyboard014storyboard015storyboard016storyboard017storyboard018storyboard021storyboard022storyboard023storyboard024storyboard025storyboard026storyboard027storyboard028storyboard029storyboard030storyboard031storyboard032storyboard033storyboard034storyboard035storyboard036storyboard037storyboard038storyboard039storyboard040storyboard041storyboard042storyboard043storyboard047storyboard044storyboard045storyboard046storyboard048storyboard049


Briely | By Michelle

I am a little over due on blogging for this session.  With all the excitement of the arrival of my grand daughter I have fallen behind on things.  Briely’s session is just to darn cute not to share.  She was visiting Cape Breton and her nanny for the first time.  Briely’s Nanny knew she needed to have this time captured in her life and I am so glad she contacted me to document it.  Briely was a dream baby to photograph at 4 months she even fell asleep for a set.  So will keep this short and sweet!



Pretty Posey | My Beautiful Grand Daughter

Again how does one find the words to describe such an incredible love! Of course I knew I would love and adore this little person but nothing prepared me for how incredible it really is.  So many grandparents out there have told me there is nothing like it, and you just wait!  but of course until she actually arrived it was a love I didn’t know.  From the moment I saw her little head emerge into the world something came over me.  That moment will forever be etched into my soul. I still think about how incredible it was to be a part of such a miracle. So of course the photo shoot was commenced when she was only 5 days old.  We really had no idea on what exactly we were doing because we didn’t know if we were getting a boy or a girl.  I did however have the most adorable hat made for her but I added the flowers once our little girl was confirmed.  I guess you will see a theme through most of her photos.  Flowers.  Yes the meaning of Posey is ” A bunch of flowers”  She certainly is a flower who has made my heart bloom with a new love.  I have to say I photograph so many babies but I was almost slightly nervous for hers, maybe cause I just wanted them to be perfect.  Perfect she was!  not a peep from her, she just let her Nan do her thing.  I of course could have photographed her all day long, but my house was a steady stream of visitors waiting to see the little doll.  We actually didn’t finish them all in the first day, the very last set of photos were taken at 11 days old.  She was still a trooper for those as well.  Of course this will not be the last of Posey’s Photoshoots, we have one planned for each month throughout her first year of life.  I am tickled pink that I have been blessed with the gift to preserve these moments.   I am sure I will be making many Posey posts here, so I will apologize in advance for being one of those grandparents.  However I really can’t help myself!storyboard001storyboard002storyboard003storyboard004storyboard005storyboard007storyboard008storyboard009storyboard010storyboard011storyboard012storyboard013storyboard006storyboard014storyboard026storyboard043storyboard042storyboard017storyboard018storyboard020storyboard022storyboard024storyboard027storyboard023storyboard025storyboard028storyboard030storyboard029storyboard031storyboard032storyboard033storyboard034storyboard036storyboard037storyboard038storyboard041storyboard039storyboard040