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I’ve said it before and I will say it again…I LOVE FIRST BIRTHDAYS!!!

To celebrate that first year where children learn SO MUCH, is really something special.  So when Little M’s mom and dad contacted me about a photo session to celebrate their son’s first birthday – and on his actual birthdate – I couldn’t refuse!  We all had a great time in the fall sunshine, exploring, playing and examining all the fall leaves.  I think it was the perfect way to spend a first birthday and all the accomplishments of the last year.  I kinda think M did too!

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Don’t you just wish that fall was another month or two longer?  It really is the perfect season.  The vibrant colours, the nice temperatures, the yummy fall dishes and drinks (not going to lie, I’m pumpkin spiced latte obsessed) and all the outdoor fun you can handle!  And if you can look past all the rain we’ve had recently, there have been some brilliant days that have made for perfect family photos!

I met this lovely family, by referral from another amazing past client.  I was so happy that she past my name on to mom.  We had so much fun, singing, discussing Halloween costumes (we think there will be an abundance of Queen Elsa’s this year – both our 5 year olds included!) and taking beautiful family portraits!  Fall doesn’t get much better than that!

Thank you L&E and C&L – it was great to meet you all!

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And not just because it revoles around the bitty people in our lives!  (although clearly this Mom and Dad are all about little Miss E’s world). But about halfway through this wonderful fall family session, Mom K, turned to me and asked, “were you at the neighbourhood street party this summer?”  While not EXACTLY our street, yes, yes I was!  “I knew I recognized you!”  Turns out we live in the same neighbourhood!  Lucky for me.  Maybe I will get to see Little E’s face at the park sometime.  Check her out….she is irresistable!

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I consider it a real blessing and honour to photograph the families that I do.  It is an even greater privledge to photograph many of them repeatedly, year after year.  When you are part of some of the biggest moments in people’s lives, many times over, you feel like you are part of the family and slowly a friendship develops alongside the professional relationship.  The B family is one of those families.  I’ve watched them welcome their daughter into the world and become a parents for the first time.  I watched Mama K glow with joy during her second pregnancy and also photograph their new baby boy shortly after.  I’ve taken countless family portraits for them and smiled with glee when I see them displayed in their home.  And this past spring, we even watched each other’s daughters dance in their first ballet recital!  Worlds coliding!

And now, an updated fall family session that was pure amazing-ness!

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And while this one isn’t quite in focus…(opps, it happens)  I couldn’t discard it.  I love the movement and the wind through her hair.  Pure childhood!

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The B family is also one of the nicest and most hardworking families you could ever meet.  I urge all of you to see for yourself and go check them out at their Pizza Shop in Osgoode.  I guarentee you, you won’t be disappointed!  Click on the link below








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Sit down.  Grab a coffee.  This is going to be a long, picture heavy post!

This session was a wonderful, thoughtful Father’s Day gift for Daddy P.  When J first contacted me about a gift card for the occassion, she litterally gushed about what a wonderful father he is to his girls and how much fun they have with each other.  You could just feel the love and admiration oozing from the email!  She really wanted a session that could capture their love and just how much they enjoy each other’s company.

I won’t lie…I felt the pressure!  But I think we got just what they were looking for.  There were lots of giggles and silliness and most of all love.

Thank you J for entrusting me with your vision!

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Last week I got to spend a little time with this wonderful family.

It was a celebration of all sorts!

Grandma and Grandpa were celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary!  Can you image?  Their love for each other was evident and was the adoration they had for their grandkids.  What a wonderful family legacy they created together.  On top of that, it was Mom’s birthday too!  It was so nice to be there with them, creating portraits that will preserve these special moments in their family story, and eventually be hung on their walls to admire for years to come!

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These two kids….I’m not sure it can get any better than this!  So cute, so fun, full of smiles and giggles – mom and dad are doing something right! It has been a few years since I’ve photographed them, so it may have seemed a little new, but by the end of the session, both Mr C and Miss A were making up their own poses and working it for the camera! It was a lot of fun for all of us!

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After L&J’s family session, we met up with the rest of their family for a big, giant, cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents session!!  It was a lot of people, but also a lot of fun!

This session was a wish of Grandma’s.  As they live in different cities, she really wanted a portrait of her entire family and the two of them with their grandkids.  While I was photographing her and her husband, she told me they had been married for 40 years.  Isn’t that amazing?  I let her know that what they created together in the last 40 years is nothing short of incredible.  Two wonderful boys, with gorgeous families of their own.  How can you not be proud? 

G&R, thank you for entrusting me to capture your family.  I hope you had fun and can now fill your home with special memories from the warm, sunny afternoon we had.

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This is what photographer’s love to shoot in.  That last little bit of golden sunlight at the end of the day.  It is warm and glowy – is that a word? and just all round perfection.

This is what the lovely W family got for their family session at the Arboretum.  It was gorgeous.  Together we walked through the paths, talked about Ninjago and Katy Perry, explored and examined leaves and weeds, all while stopping along the way for some amazing family shots.  As the kids got a little more comfortable with me, their little personalities emerged and we giggled and held hands.  I loved every minute.

Thank you W family for a lovely friday evening!

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One of my favourites from our session.  I love those giggles!

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I love seeing my past families grow up!  It always seems just like yesterday, until you see the kids.  A little taller and a little less ‘baby’.  Why does time move so quickly??

The B family came to see me on an absolutely gorgeous evening and this time brought along their grandparents!  I love that!  While of course, portraits of parents and their children are important, I sometimes think the ones of grandparents and their grandkids, just have that little bit more sparkle to them.  They are treasures.  Ones which are worth their weight in gold.

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