London Ontario Newborn Photographer | Baby Oliver’s In-Home Lifestyle Session

I still remember my wedding consult with Melissa and Will 3 years ago, when we chatted about their upcoming wedding day and all of the amazing DIY details Melissa was working on. It’s hard to believe that since then, I’ve shot their wedding, their first “family” session with their new dog Parker, their maternity session, and now their sweet baby Oliver’s lifestyle newborn session. It is such a gift to photograph couples and families over time, I feel like I am truly helping them tell their story, something I’m so passionate about doing. I simply loved this newborn session. Oliver is such a perfect little bundle, and the light in their home was delicious. Not to mention, Mr. Big Brother Parker was quite the character, insisting on his moment (s) in the spotlight. Melissa and Will, congrats again on the arrival of your sweet boy. Thank you for the honour of capturing so many special milestones along your journey! xo

A note about the suitcase photo below – I don’t typically take posed prop shots with newborns, but this vintage suitcase was featured in Will and Melissa’s wedding decor and means a lot to them. When I saw Oliver sleeping so soundly, I thought – hey, why not make an exception? I’m so glad we did because how cute is he curled up on that little suitcase?! Have no fear, mom was close by the whole time, and was cropped out. Safety first!

London Ontario Wedding Photographer | Emily and Josh’s Country Engagement Session

I had the pleasure of meeting Emily and Josh back in the Fall when I photographed Emily’s entire family. They are the sweetest couple and I am so looking forward to photographing their 2014 wedding! The sun really came out to play the night of their engagement session, so I was just a little bit excited to be photographing two beautiful people in a beautiful setting with, you guessed it, beautiful light!  Here are my favourites from our session!

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Sometimes I hide outside your bedroom door and listen to you play pretend; watching you really explore your love of make believe these days has been so wonderful.

Project Ten | February (Alone)

“What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.” – Ellen Burstyn

When I stumbled upon this quote, I felt it perfectly embodied my feelings about this theme. I feel like the word “alone” tends to elicit sad, lonely feelings. But I really wanted to capture how being alone with your thoughts can be a serene, peaceful experience. I used the red balloons against the snowy field to represent how beautiful thoughts can drastically change the stark landscape of a lonely heart.

Be sure to follow the blog circle to see how the others interpreted this theme! (link below)


Follow the blog circle to see everyone else’s interpretation, starting with the talented Jessica Downey Photo!

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I often find you sitting here on the window ledge, focused and inquisitive, asking countless questions like “Where is that bird flying?” and “What kind of truck is that?” and “What’s that neighbour’s name?”.

London Ontario Maternity Photographer | Will and Melissa

I love this couple so much! They have given me the great honour and pleasure of photographing so many special milestones in their life, from their wedding, to the addition of their adorable dog Parker, to their maternity session to their newborn lifestyle session. Truly the greatest compliment and joy for a photographer.

We shot their maternity photos on a beautiful Winter afternoon on a Christmas Tree Farm just outside of London. The sun was glowing so beautifully, and we were able to capture some delicious golden light (my favourite!). Here are some of my favourite images from our session (Stay tuned for their newborn session coming up on the blog in a couple of weeks!).

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My free spirited, musical girl – filling each day with made up songs and twirly dances, reminding me daily that spontaneous kitchen dance parties  make everything a  little bit better.

(a day late on this one, sorry!)

London Ontario Family Photography | The Vanderheyden Family

I first met Tiffany, Rob and Arie when I took some newborn lifestyle photos for them last year. What a pleasure it was to photograph them again and see how little Arie has grown! We met in the woods on a chilly Fall day and had a blast playing in the leaves. Here are some favourites from our session!