I often have parents asking what the best time for a newborn session is, and really my answer is always the same. There is no “best” time. Anytime you are making time to capture moments with your child is the right time. While I love the little itty bitty toes and fuzzy newborn hair, waiting until your little one is bigger allows for genuine smiles and giggles too!
Like these sweet moments from an in home session with an older brother who I captured in my studio just a few years ago!
Super, super sweet and just about perfect at any age don’t ya think!
One of my favourite things to photograph, I mean I say that lots, but its true, is a family’s love for each other. In all the ways it shows up, from a snuggle, a kiss, a gaze to a touch. A new baby always brings that out, and this session was exactly that. Sweet little love, a great big sister who was so proud of her baby brother, a content mom and a proud dad. Oh and could little baby D ever make some faces!! He reminded me of his sister, giving me that “exactly what are you doing lady?” looks that only a baby can.
Here is a little bit of our time together.
See what I mean about the faces??
Happy Sunday – hope you are spending it with the ones you love…
I got asked recently by the incredible Kananaskis Nordic Spa to come up for a Social Curators Event where the spa was shut down for the morning, which let us bring our cameras in. We got to experience all that the spa has to offer, and I got to create some unique pictures for them. It was an amazing morning of sun, water and meeting great people. Its a wonderful facility and if you haven’t ever been, I would suggest you give it a try – it would be absolutely magical in the winter!
Here are a few of my favs…
I absolutely adored this milestone birthday celebration. In fact, it might just be one of my all time favourites ever. The location was amazing, the night was warm, the light like golden honey, and the family? Well the family was incredible. From all over the world, they had come together to celebrate their mom. The love for her, and each other, surrounded the whole session. I am so so fortunate they asked me to capture their time together, such a special occasion, and that we had such a magical night.
Remember that one night we had sun ;)?
A sweet little smile from a recent newborn session to brighten up a grey and dull Monday…
Baby smiles really are the best!
I love newborn sessions. The little toes, fingers, sweet pouty lips, all of it. But my absolute favourite? The faces little ones make steal my heart every time.
Like these three frames….
Seriously, does it get any cuter?
Its been a whirlwind of a summer, and I have loved meeting a whole bunch of new families! I loved this incredible light filled session, that included fury little friends and older “kids” – some of my favourite sessions span across the generations.
Here are a few of my favourites…
Hope you have had an incredible summer…watch out for Christmas sessions information soon – yes thats right!!
We have had such grey, cold and stormy weather lately, that it seems a little odd to be wanting to wrap yourself in a blanket in July and hibernate, but thats exactly what I felt like doing lately! I loved this cozy little newborn session from a few days ago, which seemed to suit the weather just fine!
Who wants to join him??!!!?
I love my Mother’s Day Sessions! Every year I try to create a special experience focused on moms and their kids, and leave them with some memories (and maybe a mimosa ;)). This year, I was lucky enough to have a fabulous group of mom’s back in the studio for my Celebrating Mom sessions. Today I am sharing my favourites (they were SO hard to narrow down) from this mom’s session which I think really captures our time together, and her kids personalities! I have had the extreme good fortune to work with this family over the last few years and have been lucky enough to photograph maternity sessions, newborns sessions and family sessions, including ones with their best friends. I have had the privilege of watching this family grow and change, of seeing the kids learn to do new things, and most importantly, of making a connection with them that feels more like a friendship that picks up right where we left off last.
I am so damn lucky to be able to have those connections. Here are a few of my favourites…
Finally its summer, after I think what was THE longest winter ever! True story, this family contacted me in March to book a family session. It had been a few years since they last had portraits and they wanted to capture the whole family, including their two furry family members. All week, I watched the weather and was worried. Gosh it looked terrible. Dark. And stormy. All week the forecast had terrible rain and lightening. It poured every day. Except for the day we had the session booked. The forecast was clear sunny skies and the warmest weather we had in weeks. Then more rain for another week. If you live in Calgary, you know better than to trust long range forecasts. Or even hourly forecasts. So I watched, and waited. I could hardly believe it when it was an incredibly perfect night. The sun was at a perfect height and an incredible colour, the trees and grass were a lush green, AND the family, and their pups, were such fun to be with – it felt like I was taking pictures of long lost friends.
One picture, which to me, sums up that night perfectly.
Here’s to a whole summer of these nights. This is what we have summers for.