I have had a lot of little ones in the studio lately, and I wanted to share this sweet one from earlier this year. Late last year I photographed mom’s amazing underwater maternity session here. I STILL haven’t posted all my faves from that session, but I wanted to share the time we spent in the studio with little’ L’s newborn session. Mostly because we just had valentines, which is all about the love, and that’s what stands out for me in this session. The love. The love between mom and dad and the love for their newborn son. It was tangible.
I said it before, and I will say it again.
I love people in love.
And the little smile right at the end? I think my heart melted when I saw that!
Happy Family Day to all!
One of the best things about having an indoor studio is, aside from being able to escape the polar temps we have now, being able to offer new parents a place they can come, relax and get beautiful photos done of their growing family. I am hearing more and more parents who are acknowledging just how much effort it is to clean up their house, even a little, and are opting instead to come to a space that’s child friendly, where they can put up their feet (literally I have a lovely blue coffee table) and just relax and enjoy their session without having to pick up a single thing. And they get to leave the mess afterwards too 😉
I love being able to provide the space and time for them, and also create images like these…
I just love the little toddler hand sneaking into the picture too – such a sweet gesture for his new little sister!
Feel free to contact me about booking a newborn studio session or to learn about my newborn/maternity packages!
I have been MIA lately and wanted to post this one from a recent newborn session I did, mostly because he’s so darling and this picture made me smile. Its Tuesday – I can already use a smile – you?
I will post more from this session soon, but in the meantime, check out Lexington’s superwoman talented momma and her handwoven baby wraps, that are way more like pieces of art than wraps here.
Isn’t he sweet? I just love the little thumb.
I am about to send this session off for printing, and I wanted to share one more. This mom really nailed the pose and the beauty of an underwater session! Underwater photography sessions are always so much harder than they look and require lots of coaching. At Underwater Kids, we just released some information on an underwater workshop we are hosting in March 2019 in Florida. Guess what? We will be using real people, not underwater models. If you are a photographer, I am sure you have been to those heavily stylized workshops, with awesome looking models that give you gorgeous portfolio building images, but not practical skills to apply to sessions. Yeah, me too. What did I learn? Not as much as I hoped thats for sure. I am committed to that not happening, as its especially important when you are interested in adding underwater photography to your business. Your clients come to you with these visions in your head, and its your job to deliver them and keep your client safe. Let us help give you the tools to take your business to the next level by learning how to photograph really clients in real situations, in pools, with lights, backdrops, props and in springs. Capture images that you will you an awesome portfolio, the skills to make that happen every time and ways to apply it to your business.
Feel fee to ask your questions about the workshops or booking an underwater session!
Time and silence are the most luxurious things today.
I am always so honoured when mommas ask me to take their underwater maternity portraits! They are so unique and such individual works of art that I feel is often lost in an area of insta everything. It all takes time. Time to plan the shoot, time to prepare all the materials before hand, time to coach, time to make the photograph, time to edit by hand (so far I haven’t found a “preset for that”), time to work on it all. Its a slow process and a labour of love.
Much like the process of becoming a mom itself ❤️
I always love sneaking mom and dad away for a few quiet moments, even in the most chaotic family sessions. Its so rare for couples to get their pictures taken together when kids come along, yet so important to remember why it all began.
A few of my favourite moments from a few quiet minutes…..
I photographed this beautiful senior to celebrate her last year of high school in the early summer. We spent some time photographing her in her gorgeous red gown, and then this super sweet casual outfit. The weather wasn’t co-operating (how unlike Calgary!), but we managed to make the most out of it!
I wanted to share a few of my favourites of this beautiful girl!!
Thank you so much for asking me to capture such an important milestone!!
I just love that super intense, ever curious and full of wonder newborn gaze….its one of my very favourite things to photograph.
That warm summer glow of the evening and the lake so warm, so familiar and so special. Sometimes you do get to go back to places that have special meaning in your life, places you weren’t ever sure you’d see again. And so it was this summer that we traveled back to Butterfly Lake, in Muskoka Ontario. A place I spent most of my summers as a child. A place I hadn’t been to in almost 30 years. Not much changed at that lake. It was still a magical place to spend some time and it felt like stepping back through decades as we sent down familiar roads with my parents.
I have so much to share from this trip, but for now, just one.
I love seeing how my little clients grow and loved that this family asked me back to photograph their time together at a lovely downtown park one morning this summer. Life through a toddler’s eyes is really quiet simple, run, explore, listen to know one and have fun…what happens to us?!??
I usually only show a few, but this one spoke to me and I cant decide on just a few, so here’s a whole bunch!
The last one was a special request from Mom: “She puts her feet on mine and we walk around together/ Pretty soon she won’t fit, and I want to remember it always.”
Personally, there is no better reason to take a picture than that. Thanks for having me.