The Mama Journal | 52 Portraits (13)

A creative spirit and love of music are two things I always hoped we would share… and now here you are, telling me about your day in song, to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle”, accompanied by your original “Princess Dance”.

London Ontario Lifestyle Newborn Photographer | Baby Stella

I came home from this session with serious baby fever! There was just something about sweet Stella that reminded me SO much of my Neve when she was a newborn. I so enjoyed photographing this lovely family at home with their new little bundle. Here are my favourites from our lifestyle session!

London Ontario Family Photography | The Bartlett Family’s Snowy Session

This very snowy “Spring” Tuesday seems like a fitting day to post this family session, which just so happened to take place during a minor blizzard! It was snowing so hard the day I headed to Elsie Perrin Williams Estate with the Bartlett family, but everyone embraced it and had a blast. I laughed from start to finish with this sweet, fun-loving family. Here’s a peek at our snowy session!

The Mama Journal | 52 Portraits (12)

This past weekend you experienced one of my favourite childhood traditions for the first time – la cabane à sucre – and the look of wonder on your face as you tasted fresh maple syrup and enjoyed the horse drawn buggy ride made my mama heart so happy.

London Ontario Lifestyle Family Photographer | The de Almeida Family

It’s hard to believe that just a few months prior to this session, I was shooting little Emma’s newborn lifestyle session. What fun to see how much she’s already grown, and to see her little personality shining through! She’s such a beautiful little girl! It was so cold the day of this session, and sadly our attempt at an outdoor component just didn’t work out. But that’s ok, because we were able to capture so many sweet moments between Emma and her parents inside their warm and cozy home. You can just feel the love that these three have for each other, and I love being able to capture that! Here are some favourites from this session!

London Ontario Newborn Lifestyle Photographer | Baby Mila

I loved this session so, so much.

First of all, I adore Mallory and her beautiful family. They’ve been in front of my lens before, and you may remember the gorgeous Mal from the Project Ten session she helped me with awhile ago (she had just found out she was pregnant with Mila!).

Second of all, their home is flooded with the most delicious natural light. And you all know how much I love my natural light. : )

But most of all, what I love love loved about this session  (and lifestyle sessions in general) is how real life just kept going. There was baking, there was snuggling, there was toddler cookie smuggling, newborn baby soothing, playing tea party on the floor and eating lunch in the kitchen. One of my favourite series of shots from this session is the comparison between dad quietly dressing baby in the nursery and mom wrangling her wild toddler to try and get some clothes on her before she runs away. Real life. : ) Of course as with all newborn lifestyle sessions, there’s a big focus on baby alone in addition to the family moments, and sweet Mila got her moment in the spotlight. She was wide awake (though Mallory texted me a photo of her passed out just a few minutes after I left, of course!), but cute as a button. I hope the Kucharski family treasures these images for years to come. Here are some favourites from our session!

London Ontario Maternity Photographer | Steve and Colleen’s Indoor/Outdoor Session

I love it when couples opt for two different locations within one session, because we end up getting so much variety. For their maternity session, Steve and Colleen chose to do some of their photos in the comfort (and warmth!) of their own home, and some in a snowy field. It was snowing quite heavily in London that day, and at one point the giant snowflakes felt more like rain than snow, but we braved through it, and I’m so glad we did. The snow adds such character and uniqueness to their photos! Steve and Colleen, thanks for trusting me with capturing this special time – wishing you all the best as you embark on this new adventure together!

Here are some of my favourites from the session! -xo

London Ontario Family Photographer | The Papineau Family

Back when I was first building my portfolio, Genevieve and I were connected by a mutual friend and I had the pleasure of photographing her family. Now years later, I was thrilled to have them in front of my lens again. It was pretty cold out the day of this session, but we still had a blast exploring an old railroad trail and capturing some memories! Here are some favourites from our session!