This family session was a tough one! I've known these kids since they were born, so I anticipated that they would just sit and smile for me - whoops! The wanted to make funny faces and run in the waves - so thats what we did! Parents have this idea that your kids want to just sit and smile nicely for the camera, when in reality they just want to run and have fun - allowing them to play gets those genuine smiles that we all want so badly!
So, despite chasing them around to different spots, we managed a couple really awesome photos - and some even nicer candid ones!
Sweet little Merrick came to my studio over the weekend for his cake smash session, and what a treat it was! We set up a dinosaur theme and got Merrick in front of his cake and it was all we could do to get the cake down before he wanted right into it! Merrick was so excited to play in the cake that he almost forgot to eat it, but when he finally realized how delicious it was, there was no stopping him!
It was quite the coincidence that Merrick's parents recognized me from when they sold their home - some of you may know that I also do some videography for the Mark Faris Team in Barrie. Usually...
Sunday morning was an early one - but waking up with the sun for family photos is oh-so-worth it! The soft sun is the best first thing in the morning and right at the end of the day. Chris, Sarah and the kids came up to my favourite ravine with coffee in hand to grab some great family photos to hang in their new home.
It was chilly, but we stayed warm enough in the sun, and there was a lot of giggling and smiles to go around.
Can't wait to see some new photos hung up around your house!
Deborah was celebrating her 60th birthday a week ago and her kids got together to hire me to be their photographer for the event. They surprised her with some memories that I hope will bring a smile to her face when she looks back upon them.
When I arrived, she was decked out in all the gear you'd expect your kids to dress you in for your 60th birthday - crazy glasses, many beaded necklaces, including one with a shot glass on it! We took some photos of all her friends and family relaxing in their beautiful backyard and then some group shots of everyone having her son Launie's signature margaritas...
I walk through the stores and already it's back to school! And back to school means fall is on the way - and that means I'm about to be overrun with requests for fall family photos! I'm encouraging my clients to book as soon as they can, because more often than not I have to end up turning clients away because I'm fully booked - don't let this happen to you!
All fall sessions are going to be taken in Barrie, 3 locations are available (if you have a preferred location, I'd be happy to check it out!) in the few hours prior to sunset (generally 4pm-6pm). Please note that my weekend availability...
Shane and Sam have me come do their family photos often more than once a year - but even when we don't get together in the fall I can always count on them inviting me to Melissa's family home to meet up with her family for their extended family photos.
Every year, we do similar shots. And while I love to get a little creative, my favourite part of this is that we are able to compare the shots year over year and see how their beautiful family has grown. This year, we welcome a new baby to the family!
The property is beautiful and the early morning sun, while a little brighter than I would...
Grayson was in the studio the other day, and he was the absolute twin of his older brother Ethan (who's cake smash we did in 2016). And while the looks were similar, Grayson wasn't as into the cake as Ethan was! He enjoyed the balloons and was into the cake for about a millisecond, and then he made us work hard for the shots with the smiles. But oh boy was it worth it!
I mean, look at this beautiful face!
And for good measure - this was Ethan - SO similar!
I was lucky to meet Kaia the other day, a sweet little not-so-newborn with a beautiful big sister. I was super surprised to have her come in sleeping, remain sleeping while we changed her, and then only wake briefly to eat and then sleep again! That rarely happens for babies outside the 2 week range, but I was so lucky.
She was adorable, and getting to shoot an almost newborn again was fun (it's been a while!)
Hope you enjoy these!
Kristen came with her amazing family for some fall family photos - if you're interested, check out my schedule for Minis this year!
We had a great time and the weather was amazing - we got some beautiful smiles and I'm imaging those smiles will only grow when they look at their gallery. It's quite a small world, Kristen lives in the same neighbourhood as my sister!
Enjoy some samples!
This family won my contest around Christmas last year and we finally nailed down a time to get together and take their photos. What a gorgeous family they had with a new little one too!
Thank you for taking part in the contest, and I can't wait to show you your gallery!