Today I’m looking back on a sunny Summer family session in the Medway Heritage Forest with the lovely Walsh Family. I had so much fun with them and loved watching their children interact together. So much sweetness. Here are some favourites from our session!
Sarah is such an incredible woman. She was my doula for both of my girls, and occupies a very special place in my heart. Before I even get to the photos from her family’s Port Stanley beach session, let me say this: If you are expecting and are considering hiring a doula, #1: DO IT. I promise you will not regret it. #2: Call Sarah.
The day of their family session was perfect – sunny and warm with the perfect touch of lakeside wind. It was an honour and a pleasure to capture Sarah’s family laughing and having fun together. Here are some favourites from their session.
It has been so wonderful to blog these photos from Christina and Justin’s wedding and relive all of the happy moments that filled this day. Two words to describe this wedding from start to finish: HAPPY and FUN! Christina and Justin had people flying in from all over the world to celebrate their wedding, and it’s not hard to see why. These two exude love and joy, and their families were so warm and sweet. I found myself smiling from ear to ear all day long – from their beautiful traditional ceremony at St Peter’s Basilica to their relaxed portrait session on the King’s College campus (relaxed because they allowed SO much time for photos. No rushing! No stress! And all the photographers said AMEN!), to their beautiful reception at the Marconi Club. There were so many fun moments and sweet traditions that made this day truly unique and meaningful, and it was an absolute pleasure and privilege to document it.
As always a huge thank you to my wonderful and talented second shooter and assistant, Orsolya Gyorgy! xo
I have the pleasure of photographing this beautiful family every year. Natalie is a dear friend and fellow photographer, and her twin boys are just the sweetest. When the Young family’s Summer beach session came up in my blogging queue, I decided to blog both of their 2015 sessions together and include their downtown Fall photos as well. From there came the idea for this post – comparing two very different locations for a portrait session. Same family, two very different styles.
The possibilities are endless when deciding on a location for your family session… beach, woods, field, downtown, in-home, outside your favourite ice cream shop… It all depends on the overall style you prefer and the type of setting you feel will be the best fit for your family. During their beach session, Natalie’s boys had the freedom to play and explore, and the location offered more opportunities to capture candid interactions. During their downtown session, no one had to worry about outfits getting covered in sand and toddlers falling in the water. During their beach session, it was barefoot and carefree attire. During their downtown session, everyone got to dress up and wear amazing shoes. There really is no right or wrong answer when trying to pick your family session location, but if you really can’t decide between two options, just do like this beautiful bunch – try both!