Archive for the ‘Lifestyle’ Category

Cole Family

May 6, 2015

I wish I could claim credit for the idea of bringing strawberries to the Cole family shoot last weekend, but that was all Taylor. So simple, yet so creative. The boys loved it and I loved the shots this addition of color and juiciness allowed me to capture. A definite nod to summer. Here are some of my favourites images of this adorable family.

Joint Family & Baby Shoot

February 12, 2015

Michelle reached out to me a few weeks ago to set up a day and time to do Reed’s 6 month photos. Wait, what? His 6 month photos already? It honestly didn’t feel like 6 months had past since I was in their house capturing his newborn photos, but apparently it had. So with a little back and forth we locked down a date, but as the day of the shoot approached, we realized that the weather was going to be freakishly warm on that particular day, so we decided to take full advantage of this random day of warmth and turn what was suppose to be baby Reed’s 6 month shoot into a joint family/6 month baby shoot.

Welcome Baby Sawyer

January 13, 2015

A new year and our good friends Alli & Tyler have a new little bundle of manliness to add to our all boy playgroup-troupe. I was so excited to finally meet and capture baby Sawyer in all of his newborn cuteness and see how well big brother Gavin is adjusting to the new arrival.

3 becomes 4 in the adorable Perkins family.

Only 11 days old and baby Sawyer is already eyes open and trying to take in as much of this new world as he can.

So cute when Gavin wanted to hold his baby brother’s hand.

Even cuter when he started giving kisses.

Love this shot of Alli and Sawyer.

Eyes open the whole time.

Giving the thumbs-up to the world.

Baby feet.

Nothing cuter than a man holding a perfect little baby.

Mom, Dad and the new addition.

Gavin gave me a little second shooting assistance. Hard to see but he is actually holding a tiny camera in his hands and trying to copy everything I’m shooting.

Some final shots of the new brothers.

All About The Family

December 4, 2014

Today the blog is taking a break from whats been going on in my family, to share some adorable photos of 2 other families I was privileged to work with this past weekend.

First up with have Kristen and her beyond adorable little boy Wyatt. Its been a full year, almost to the day since I captured Wyatt’s newborn session (Click here for flashback) and what a little stud he is turning out to be.

Us mothers don’t always get the opportunity to be in photos with our babies, sometimes its by choice (a long night can have us looking a little rough the next day) and other times its cos we are the ones behind the camera trying to freeze and preserve life’s little memories. So for that reason we put aside a little time early in the session to capture some precious moments of Kristen with her baby boy.

Eventually we let Daddy in for a family shot.

The air toss never fails to bring joy.

Next we have the fabulous Demeritte family.

But baby Grayson decided he had much better things to do, so took off to do them.

Look photographer lady, a rock!”

Looks like a party up there on Daddy’s head.

Snuggles with Momma.

Love this natural, happy moment between Gianne and Dominic.

Fabulous family.

The Brett Family

September 13, 2014

So I’m opening up the sharing of photos from our trip to Ireland not with images of my boys (I know, collective jaw drop), but with images of another wonderful family.

I first met Lisa and her family 2 years ago, I was in Ireland visiting my family for Christmas and my dad had found a tiny stray puppy abandon close to our house and when I posted the story on Facebook, Lisa responded saying they would love to adopt the little fella and make him part of their family of 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats and a turtle. There may have been a fish or 2 in the mix also. Needless to say, you can see what a caring and loving family this was. Since then Lisa and I have kept in touch through Facebook, and also since then the Brett family welcomed a 3rd baby, baby Eddie. Eddie was born with Sipna Bifida but unless you knew, being in his company, you would have no idea. He crawls around and has the energy of any 16 month old (despite the fact that doctors told Lisa and her husband that this was something he would never do) and for moments when he really wants to get on the move, he busts out his Formula 1 style wheel chair. His gorgeous sibilings Naima and Evan absolutely adore him and it did the heart good to see the 3 of them interact so happily together during our shoot. Lisa, I know you’ve been waiting patiently for me to get back to the US to see some of your photos, so I made the most productive use of my jet-lag and finally, here are some of my favorites.

Evan, already a little rock star.

Gorgeous Naima.

And little Eddie.

The handsome Brett men.

The fabulous Brett ladies.

Infinite energy.

Evan goes airborne.

And they said he would never crawl.


I love this shot for 2 reasons, 1. the joy on Evan’s face and 2. Naima in the back ground jumping along as she pushes Eddie.