Happy Christmas Eve, everyone. I wanted to sneak in one more blog post before I officially sign off for Christmas (I’ve been “off” shooting for a couple of weeks now, and will be taking an office break for the next few days as well). I met the lovely Smith clan for the first time this past Fall and had such a great time photographing their beautiful, fun-loving family. Here are some favourites!
This session was quite the roller coaster ride! This sweet, super fun family is no stranger to my lens, and I always look forward to my session with them. We started off on a chilly October morning in Victoria Park with high hopes for a fun, beautiful session in the heart of downtown. Except that after 5 minutes, sweet little Max face planted and scraped his face (three cheers for Photoshop!). The little man was understandable shaken up, and between his injuries and the cold, it just wasn’t happening. I must’ve said “It’s ok, no worries, we’ll just go with it” about a thousand times. We relocated to their favourite Timmies for a snack, and then when this location proved challenging due to the limited space, we decided to simply head back to their home and hope for the best. Of course, as soon as Max was home, he was totally comfortable, happy and excited to show me all of his stuff. This is why I love love love in-home lifestyle sessions, especially with little ones. They are in their element and they are content. Everyone can just relax and play. And I just watch the simple, everyday candid magic unfold and snap away. I just adore the shots we got of them just being them, with so many awesome candid moments and real, big smiles that just can’t be beat.
The Friyia Family was one of my very first clients, and every year I have the immense pleasure of photographing them and seeing their beautiful children grow before my lens. I am so grateful for all my clients, but those that have been with me since the very beginning, bearing with me while I figure things out and continue to define my style and approach to photography… they have a special place in my heart. And if that wasn’t enough, Lisa has sent me countless clients over the years.
Friyia family, I look forward to seeing you (in your perfectly coordinated outfits) every year, and I am so thankful for your kindness and referrals. Here are a few favourites from our most recent session!
Blanket forts, books, flashlights… these are a few of her favourite things.
Be sure to follow along the blog circle to see everyone else’s interpretation of this month’s theme! Next up, the incredibly talented Jessica Downey Photo…
It’s no secret that I love having my dear friends Natalie and Ron Young (of Mint Photography) in front of my lens. They’ve trusted me with so many special moments, and I was so honoured to be able to snap a few photos of them with their newborn twin boys in the hospital as well as some lifestyle photos in their lovely home (just down the street from mine, bonus!). Natalie took care of documenting the twins’ fabulous DIY nursery, and the boys had some posed photos done by our lovely friend Cynthia Bendle, so we really focused on capturing family interactions with this session. Natalie, Ron, Skyler, Bryson, and of course Marley… I love you guys so much and am so happy to call you friends. You guys are rockstar parents and those sweet boys of yours are so incredibly blessed.