My youngest still believes in the magic of Christmas. He gets excited for the lights, the decorations, the sparkles and the biggest elf of all….Santa. This is probably the last Christmas he will believe. The other night he came up to me and told me, some of his friends didn’t believe, but he still did. Mostly because there was “no way you’d give me all those toys Mom!”
I think this is the last Christmas where one of my kids will believe. And it always felt like I would have more time, but they went by too quickly. If you look below, I think you can still see that little spark of magic and twinkle in his eye….
Treasure every little bit of time you have when they are small. I plan on making the most out of this Christmas.
I am sorry. I just cant stop smiling I am so happy
Oh my heart. whoever would fault you for smiling when you think of your new little babe….
A few simple frames that spoke to me about the connection and excitement of a new baby joining a growing family.
Cant wait to share more….and cant wait to see how much you smile when you meet your new little one!
I have been MIA lately – swamped with tons of sessions and all the crazy that fall brings!
What are your favourite moments?
I just love, love, love extended family sessions. I love capturing the big, “all together” family moments, especially with the grandparents and grandkids – those always tugs on my heartstrings for sure.
I think though what I am really drawn to, are those sweet moments that happen when you sneak away with a little portion of the family for a few quiet minutes and capture some just for them….
Just a few moments. sometimes thats all you need.
If your kids are anything like mine, they love to get ready and wear their costumes (almost out) well before Halloween and play dress up. All. The. Time. Their imaginations, and energy, are unlimited.
Well, I love to indulge them their imaginations and create a world for them that only exists in their minds…until together we make some magic 🙂
My middle boy LOVES Harry Potter. Is a HUGE fan, and always pretends to dress up and play the leading role. When I asked him what he wanted to do, this was his first choice. And he wanted a petronum – a stag just like he saw in Harry Potter.
This image was inspired by Joel Robinson, an extremely talented Canadian fine art photographer who gave a great tutorial to make the magic happen and the petronum come to life.
So how does it all come together?
Two background images…
Layered on top of each other to stretch the canvas.
Add in a willing subject.
A stag clip art from ClipartAvailable and a few magical waves of my wand and…
You have a miniature “Harry Potter” and his petronum.
I will be doing a few more of these as we get closer to Halloween. I’d LOVE to see the photos of your kids in their costumes too – anyone else have kids who dress up way before too?
Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Its been a while since I have posted. Just one to welcome fall.
I have lots of sessions to share, many thanks to the amazing families I have been fortunate enough to photograph this year. I am grateful that I am booked for 2017, and look forward to releasing information on my Holiday Event soon.
There is so much I absolutely love about newborns, from their incredibly sweet sleepy yawns, their tiny toes and fingers, right to their peach fuzz cheeks. Being asked to capture the first session with a newborn is such an incredible experience that never gets old.
The only thing better?
Seeing a sibling’s response to that new little baby brother or sister. It’s priceless and ranges from awe to well…..
..to this reaction to the”give your sister a kiss…”
I think her reaction is the best 😉
Its been a very busy summer here! I am always looking for new and innovative sessions to offer clients and I just adore breastfeeding sessions and milk bath sessions, so am always looking for ways to combine both. This is one time that worked out with both, even complete with a little bath bomber 😉
These sessions are perfect if you are looking for something different and one of a kind to celebrate your bond with your child and make a great gift for a new mom, or even a special maternity session. There is just something so intimate and fleeting about these sessions that stirs my soul overtime.
A few of my favourites…
I received some news that I am excited to share! I recently was awarded from Masters Photographers International two Prestige Awards, one in Child Portrait Story and one in Maternity. I also received an Award of Distinction for the Underwater Portrait category. I am really thrilled about the underwater images especially – its such a challenging field! There are only a few competitions which have it in a separate category that I am aware of, and it means a lot to receive such a high level of recognition from the judges. Many thanks to all those who work so tirelessly behind the scenes at MPI and all the judges – this is always one of my favourite competitions to enter because its so well organized and the judging is excellent!
And now the images!
Who says studio sessions have to be boring? I was honoured to be asked to photograph this family’s last session before they packed up and headed onto new digs down south. They were FUN. Like seriously fun! The girls were full of energy and really playful – just the sort of family I love to get in a family studio session! We danced, hung upside-down, read books, jumped really high and topped it off with a walk outside. Mom said she really wanted to capture how close they are as a family and to remember their time in Calgary. I think we got that in spades. Here are a few of my favourites, which I had a hard time narrowing down…
I hope you enjoyed your family’s last session in Calgary and I wish you all the best in your newest set of adventures.