Archive for October, 2012

It was one of those days where you just aren’t sure if the heavens are going to opening up, or if we are just in for an overcast day.  So much so, that we while on the phone with mom, we decided to postpone, then a little while later, decided we should just go for it!

I am so glad we did!  Baby A was so bright and happy, that he provided all the sun we needed!

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 Thanks so much R&S for braving the elements!  I think it was worth it!

Mother Nature doesn’t always bring her A game.

But even when the sunshine is lacking, the vibrant leaves and my wonderful families, more than make up for it!

If you follow my blog, you will definitely recognize the D family.  Over the years, I’ve had the honour of photographing them a number of times – first baby, family, maternity, newborn.  It is amazing to me that I am welcomed into people’s lives at each special milestone in their family’s story.  But this was extra special to me as I finally got to see Mr. J on his feet and moving like the big boy he has become!  He obviously has to keep up with Miss S, who has become a busy big girl herself!

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I just *adore* this one.  Yes, it isn’t perfectly composed, but I love everything about it just the same.  It was one of those moments where I was changing camera settings and this is what I turned around to see.  I snapped quickly and captured this.  Joy and love wrapped up together.

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It was as beautiful fall morning, although a bit on the cool side, when Baby S and her family came to see me.  Unfortunately, she was feeling a bit under the weather, but despite that, she had a smile that could light up the darkest of days. 

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This most adorable baby girl should be first in line for auditions for Survivor, in oh, 20 years or so.

She had EVERY intention of “Outwitting, Outplaying and Outlasting” all of us.  But we persevered and finally conquered when Miss R, finally gave into a lovely baby slumber.  I think we shot some amazing things in those last few minutes – when I was already packed up and ready to go.  Quickly I pulled out the camera and shot some more – all worth it!

Thanks again L&M – you were all troopers, but look what we got!

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A special chair…

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The afternoon sessions brought both new and old clients!

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I love this one of Mr. A.  I had asked to see his beautiful eyes and this is what I got!  A typical 3 year old!  But don’t worry, we got a good eyes open one too!

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And then Miss F.  I was trying to remember how many sessions I’ve had with her and I think this could be number 4!  Still as beautiful as ever!

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And then these adorable sisters.  Mom was worried we didn’t get anything….I told you not to worry!

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And after them, I met their cousins!  So we had to get a few of them all together!

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And lastly, the B kids!

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And some fun to cap off the day!  A future rock star and ninja!

Thank you to all the families who participated in my annual fall mini sessions!

If you aren’t a fan already, join my page on facebook and get the inside scoop on next year’s fall mini sessions!

Each August, when I release my Fall Mini Session date, I am always so overwhelmed by the terrific response I get.  This year all time slots were scooped up within 48 hours!  That is just incredible to me!  What is even more fantastic, are my clients that are booking a repeat session within the same year!  Sometimes just a few short months.  What an honour. 

This day is always such fun for me, and this particular one was no exception.  The weather was beautiful, the fall colours were great and the kids and familie’s looked amazing!

I’d like to thank you all again for making this event what it is, and for supporting me and the art I love to share with you.

First up, the early birds!  AKA the morning sessions!

The L family and their adorable little dinosaurs, opps, boys!

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And the soon to be big sister F!! (yay) with mom and dad

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and one of just mom and dad!  Love it.

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And to round off the morning session, the Singhal Family!  I love seeing them and the girls – always fun and on our toes! 

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I knew they looked familiar the second they stepped out of the car. 

Then mom asked if I had a daughter named, K?  YES!  Despite a few years difference in age, our daughters are school friends!  Small world!

On a glorious sunny evening, I met the S family at the Chapman Mills Conservation area, a favourite spot of mine at this time of year.   The colours are magnificent and proudly put on a show!  On top of that,I was thoroughly entertained by both Miss A and Mr. J!  A wonderful way to spend the evening.

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If you follow this blog, you will know that, for me anyways, 2012 has been the year of the newborn baby girl.  So when N told me that, much to everyone’s surprise, that she had had a boy, I was thrilled!  I have been banking on the numbers evening out before the year is out, and while Baby D certainly helps, I’m not sure that is going to be the case..but you just never know!

Arriving a few weeks early, Baby D was truly a delight to photograph.  And the fact that his Abuela and Abuela were able to come meet him all the way from Spain and take part in the session, was extra special!

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Abuela is so proud!

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And a very special one on Abuelo’s old office chair.

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