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When C emailed me to tell me they were expecting again, I was so excited to hear their news.  After having twins in her first pregnancy and then leaving their newborn session a few weeks later, I was fairly confident their family was complete.  But boy was I wrong!  Now we are days away from baby number 3 (if they haven’t arrived already!).  Having 3 kids means making big changes…bigger cars, maybe a bigger home, more laundry but also a lot more love.  I am completely confident that C& J and big brother and sister N&M have the love part covered.

Can’t wait to photograph the newborn baby soon!

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Earlier this summer I had surgery and was told by my surgeon not to lift things for 6 weeks – including my camera gear.  This was tough for me.  Like part of me was missing.  And let’s face it, photos with your phone are just NOT the same.  But gear with good glass and battery grips can get awfully heavy fast and I didn’t want to take any chances.

So on a lovely warm July evening, I finally got to pick up my gear and shoot K’s maternity session at Petrie Island!  I don’t think we could have asked for a nicer night.  You may recognise K, from her previous maternity session and their daughter C’s newborn session.  Now K&H are expecting baby number 2 and the excitement and anticipation was evident throughout our time together.  The smiles they share say it all.

I can’t wait to meet their new little one in a few weeks!

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And sure enough, without a lie, I was thinking about the P family late last year and thinking, I’ll bet they have another one soon.  And poof!  Two days later K sends me an email wanting to book and maternity and newborn session!

We had a great morning at the Arboretum catching up and photographing their family of three, soon to be four.  I can’t wait to hear their new baby news in just a few short weeks!

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When my friend M, told me she was expecting a second baby, I was thrilled for her and hubby R.   A few weeks later, when she told me they were expecting a girl, I was over the moon excited for them!  She now gets to experince and enjoy the ups and downs of both a son and a daughter.  And since this baby (who arrived earlier this week!) is a December baby, we knew we had to take advantage of the snow for her maternity session. 

The white snow, paired with bright vibrant colours, makes an amazing backdrop for a maternity session.  I love that she wanted to do this and hope other expecting mommies will too!

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And this guy is now a BIG BROTHER!  You might remember his newborn session from a few years back!

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Just trying on his sisters bed for size 🙂

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They’re back!

I love when I get emails from past clients announcing a new baby on the way.  When families let you into their lives during such an amazing time, I can’t help but share in their excitment and anticipation for the second time around!  It really is a wonderful job.

So when J&S let me know baby number 2 was on the way, I was over the moon.  Not only did I get to catch up with them AND capture the belly bump, but I was going to see Miss S again, in all her toddler glory!  And let me tell you see didn’t disappoint!  She is as spunky as I expected her to be….and any kid who can sing the batman theme song (you know…na na na na na na na na na na na na, BATMAN!) is pretty cool in my books!

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I have many clients that I think fondly of from time to time.  Often I come across a post of theirs on facebook, or I catch a glimpes of an image from a past session, or even a name will jog my memory.  Whatever the case, a few weeks ago I was thinking of the A family and their adorable son, M.  I first met them a few years back when they were expecting their first and have had the chance to photograph them a few times since then.  And then low and behold, a few hours later, I got a message from Mom, letting me know they were expecting another baby this fall!  I was thrilled to hear their news and equally thrilled that I was going to have the chance to photograph their growing family a few more times over the coming weeks.

I met R&M&M at Mowat Farm park for a gorgeous maternity session.  A perfect opportunity to document their final weeks as a family of three.  In a short time, there will be another baby to care for and their love will be multiplied.  I can’t wait!

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On a gorgeous Saturday morning, I met up with M&D at High Park in Toronto to capture their growing belly bump. I hadn’t been to High Park in years and years.  My jaw must have been dragging along the ground for the entire session – I was so in awe of the beauty of this park in the middle of the city.  I don’t think we could have picked a better place to capture this special time in their lives.

D and I worked together years ago, but I had never met M before.  I knew if D married her, she must be pretty special.  And sure enough, I wasn’t disappointed.  When you see the two of them together, you can feel their connection.  I know they are going to make incredible parents and I can’t wait to meet their little bundle in the winter.  On top of all the “catch up”  and “getting to know you” talk, I had no idea  until the very end of our session, that we were also celebrating Mom to be M’s birthday! I think that makes this maternity session even more special and an awesome story to share with your family when looking back at your belly pictures in the future.

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It started to rain the moment I drove away from my house and I thought, “oh, not again, please.”

But within minutes of arriving at the Chapman Mills Conservation Area, the sky opened up and the sun shone brightly.  It was like the world knew we were there to celebrate a new baby coming into the world in just a few weeks.  It was perfect. 

And can I just say how gorgeous mom to be is!  She completely rocks her belly bump!

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It was a night, much like most nights this summer…impending rain.  After speaking with Mom-to-Be, we decided we would make the most of the night and just go for it.  A baby doesn’t necessarily wait for a maternity session to take place before they arrive, so we had better get the session done!  And I’m so glad we did! Yes, we felt a few drops here and there, but the evening turned out beautifully and our spirits were kept high with many of Dad’s antics.

 I am really looking forward to meeting H & S’s baby boy or girl in a few weeks time – a surprise!

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I come from a relatively small family.  Well, what society calls ‘the norm’.  There are 4 of us.

However, my extended family is HUGE!  And getting bigger by the year!  It is such fun to watch my four (yes, I now have what society calls a “crazy big” family) with their cousins and aunts and uncles and their admiration and love of each other. 

So you can see, we are thrilled to be adding another cousin to the fray any day now!  We are waiting to hear the big news and whether we have a little girl or boy to spoil.  Until then, any guesses?  It is a little divided over here 🙂

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 This could be a favourite.  Not perfectly composed, but sooooo my nephew!

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