Archive for June, 2013

A few weekends ago, over a delicious Sunday Breakfast (our favourite meal of the week), the kids, my husband and I came up with our ultimate summer to-do list.  Our 2013 Summer Bucket List!

As you can see, they dream big!  And with four kids, we have a LOT of items to conquer!  But one of the best things about summer is spending these moments together as a family and creating special memories that won’t soon be forgotten.

We can’t wait to get started! 

It is going to be amazing!

And of course documented in photos!

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Every girl deserves a sister!

With 2 little girls, very close in age, I can see many many afternoons of tea parties, dress up and dancing in mom and dad’s future!  I can just imagine the fun they will have together, now that beautiful baby M has joined them.  And with a happy big sisterlike S, there is no doubt there will be lots of smiles and giggles.

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If you take a look back on the weather for the month of May, you will see a slightly annoying trend for the Ottawa area on Thursday nights.  RAIN! 

Yes, for the most part we have had a very wet spring.  But who would have predicted rain for every.single.Thursday.night. when I had planned Mommy & Me sessions?

Finally, on the very last night, Mother Nature decided to play nice for a lovely family that I have had the pleasure to see grow before my eyes.  I met mom while she was pregnant and expecting Mr. D.  I also photographed him as a newborn.  And here they are now, 9 months later, on the cusp of one!

We also want to say a big thanks to Dad, who had the smarts to gift this session to mom for her very first mother’s day!  How special is that?!  So of course we had to take a few shots of dad with his family too!

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I really do love big families. 

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know this, as I mention it – a lot!

I have a big family.  Lots of other people do too, but it really is all about what a big family is to you.  My mom is one of nine.  To me that is ENORMOUS! 

When someone emails me to schedule a newborn session, one of my initial questions is, “is this your first?” and when this mom answered, “it is actually our fourth!” I was ecstatic!  It makes me stop questioning our sanity and say, “we aren’t the only crazy ones out there!”  It isn’t often I get to photograph a newborn that already has 3 older siblings waiting in the wings.  So I knew this would be special.

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