I have been anxiously awaiting this shoot for some time. I knew for months lil fellas were coming to visit me, it was just a matter of when they were going to make their debut to the world. Mommy, Daddy and one very proud auntie made their way in to the studio on a freezing February day, the day after they got out of the hospital. These little guys were 10 days new when we photographed them. Perfect timing as they were very co-operative with me. You can see the bond twins have instantly, They moulded into one another so naturally. I could go on about how perfect they are but I will let the photos do the rest of the talking.
I’ve known Emma for years, and it’s mostly memories of her being the little sister that got yelled at all the time. Her sister and I share many high school memories and she’s still such a dear friend to me even though she’s living on the other side of the country. Shooting Emma was quite special and also made me feel a little old. Watching your siblings and friends siblings grow up is like watching your own kids grow up sometimes, and even more crazy when you don’t see them all the time. They literally go from being little children to adults and you’re just like Whoah… Emma is quiet and sweet, in the best kind of way. I love how her shy demeanour seeps through her images and gives them the perfect balance of “I’m all grown up now” but “I’m still a little girl”. Okay did I just quote Britney Spears or what? (Not a girl, not yet a woman)…
Sorry not sorry. Seriously though, Emma has grown up to be such a beautiful person. I know that sounds typical and cheesy but it’s the truth.
I loved this session, and more importantly LOVE that she gave me full reign on styling and wardrobe. I even tackled the makeup for this session, not too shabby hey? Thanks Emma for being so fun and easy to work with, you’re the best!
I spent the morning of February 14th with some pretty amazing people. I suppose there are many definitions on what Valentines day should look like or be. One usually assumes its for couples, however I think its about love and love has many different relationships. One of the strongest purest loves I know is the one a parent has for a child. I got to spend it with a pretty amazing family and seeing and feeling the love these parents have for their five babies was pretty special. Nicole thought it would be cute to have the kids in their pjs and do a lil slumber party theme. It was perfect the kids played on the bed, ate lots of treats and just had fun. I have done numerous sessions with Niclole and Mike over the last number of years and am proud to say I know these guys! They have had one tough year and to say they are a remarkable family is truly an understatement.
It seems appropriate that we post Joline’s fitness session today since I (Britt) am currently getting ready to compete in my first bikini competition. Looking back at these images now inspire me to keep pushing through, especially on the hard days. Joline clearly looked fierce which is why she took home third place at her competition. I have so much respect now for the ladies and gentlemen who dedicate their lives to this sport, or even the ones who do it one time for the experience. So much goes into getting your body ready for the stage and I think everybody who does this NEEDS to have photos taken. We all know having a stage ready body isn’t the most attainable look year round so I think it’s very important to have images you can look back on. What I loved about Joline’s session was that we incorporated a little bit of everything. Joline had been training at Crossfit Jono prior to her contest prep so we thought it would be fun to showcase what that looked like. We also wanted to add a little feminine touch to some of the images and make them about her overall beauty rather than her muscles alone.
Needless to say, this was one of the most fun sessions we’ve shot. It was such a great way for Joline to celebrate her body and reward herself for all the hard work that she put in. I know I can’t wait for this to be me, even though it feels like the time will never come.
Also, I know Joline would have to agree that having a good trainer and gym to support you makes things 100% easier. This was something I discovered very quickly as I was going to go at it alone in the beginning. But the more I thought about it I actually compared it to just hiring someone who isn’t a photographer to take photos at your wedding… Sure you’ll end up with pictures, but the quality and the artistic eye may be lacking if you don’t hire a professional. The same goes with this, you can eat the right foods and you may tone up but you won’t have someone telling you how much to eat, when to eat it or to stop eating certain foods that may not work for your body. Not to mention it takes so much pressure off yourself. So ladies, if you’re looking for a trainer Laura Boudreau is your girl!
But in all seriousness, Joline… You are a goddess and you should be so proud of yourself!
Makeup: Miranda Mersereau
Suit by: Toula Sifnakis Joseph
Trainer: Laura Boudreau
So I am posting our girls 7 month shoot, but she is actually 8 months today! Still can hardly believe how fast time is passing by! As hard as it is at times to commit to doing these sessions every month it makes me happy we are actually doing it! I know in years to come she ( and her mama) will be so glad to have this first year documented. So Miss Posey had these taken on 2 separate occasions as she has been battling a winter cold and was not herself for the first one, not a smile to be had from her. However I love her non smiling serious sad baby look too!