“The greatest thing about hockey is the people you meet.
The people I have met… the friendships I have, the memories,
and there’s nothing like it.
It’s the greatest game in the world.”
– Wayne Gretzky

These girls became fast friends on the ice this past season.  Team mates and lines mates at the rink, quickly evolved into friendships off the ice.  Not one of them goes to the same school, yet with the power of the internet, they ‘see’ each other every day.  It is a nice thing to watch as parents.  We invest so much time into our kids hockey careers, that the growing friendships are such a lovely fringe benefit of a great game.

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Have you ever wanted your very own custom family photo session with Jennifer Bailey Photography?  Now you have to chance to WIN one!

Come on out to Half Moon Bay Public School’s End of Year Fun Day, this Thursday June 8th from 5 – 7pm and take part in the raffle to win!  Tickets are being sold for $1 each, 3 for $5 or 5 for $10 – it is that easy!  Put one, or, depending on how much you want it, ALL of your tickets in my box for your chance to win!

The winner will receive a Family Photo Session for up to 6 people, and a complimentary 11×14 print.

I can’t wait to meet and photograph the lucky winners!

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It has be awhile since I’ve seen the G Family and I have to say, little D isn’t quite so little anymore!  He truly is a ‘big boy’ now.  And he is going to seem even bigger once his little sister or brother arrives! D is being promoted to a BIG brother this summer!

When you have your first born, they are your whole world.  Every decision is made with them in mind.  Every meal is prepared considering their likes and dislikes, every outting is planned to their interests, every tv show watched is their favourite.  So we totally ‘get it’ when mom wants a photo session to capture just how special this time together has been (and still is!).  Because in just a few short weeks, things will slowly change and adjust.  But, oh!  The love and fun and laughter just gets bigger and better! And with a big brother like D, it is going to be SO fun!

I thoroughly enjoyed my evening with the G family and can’t wait to do it all again when we add baby to the mix!

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I can’t think of a better word to describe this adorable newborn baby boy, than heavenly.  He was the picture of chilled out, laid-back perfection!  He was SO relaxed and happy the entire session, that even a dotting big sister kissing and cuddling him, couldn’t disturb him.

It was so great to meet Mr. O and to have a chance to catch up with his mom and dad.  I was lucky enough to photograph big sister when she first entered the world too.  It is such a treat to see how these little bitty babies grow up into amazing ‘big’ kids.   Miss S has grown up into a smiling girl, full of sunshine and is now a helpful, funny big sister.  I love it.

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Mother’s and their daughters share a bond that is unlike any other.   We look up to them, we confide in them, we go to them for support, advice and most importantly comfort and love.  It is a relationship that changes and grows as we do.

It is nice to take a moment and capture the here and now.  I was so happy to do that for this beautiful mom and daughter.  Miss E, is the shining star in mom’s world and she really wanted to capture their connection at this age.  There were lots of giggles and hugs the whole session and I loved every moment.

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We all know winter is coming.  You can feel it now.  The air is a little crisper, the leaves are crunching beneath our feet, the trees are bare.

But on this particular day, we celebrated one of the last brilliant, colourful, warm autumn days.  Truly fall in all it’s glory!

And oh my!  These kids!  Their little happy faces and bright personalities, matched the day perfectly!  I heard all about their Halloween adventures as we walked the trails, found sticks and leaves and climbed fences and boulders.  The H family was as amazing as the day.  Thank you for letting me capture your family!

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I think one of the best parts of my job is seeing the same families year after year.  To see how much the kids have grown, to hear what they are up to, how their little personalities have developed.  It is a real thrill.

This is one of those families that I have the privilege of seeing often, but even so, it still surprises me how big the girls are every time!  I am so lucky to be the photographer that gets to document their story.  And really?  This post could be twice as long, they are all so beautiful and happy!

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I photograph my kids on a pretty consistent basis through the year.  However, as they getting older, I find I rely on my iPhone more and more, and only bring out my ‘big’ camera for special events.  I *think* I’m ok with this.  It means I’m living in the moment with them, which is pretty important too.

However, I can’t let go of documenting their birthdays with a special session all about them.  Our son loves the outdoors and can entertain himself outside for hours on end.   It made perfect sense to photograph him, as he hit double digits, in a space he loves!

TEN!  I can’t believe it!

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We all know winter is around the corner.  Especially with the unexpected snow we saw here in Ottawa yesterday!  But let’s hang on to fall a little while longer with this family session!  It wasn’t too long ago that we could shed our sweaters and jackets and take in the evening sun as it set on another day.

And with the D Family, we did just that!  The sun was all warm and glowing and was just perfection for their annual fall photos.  So happy and lovely!

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These two girls were so excited to be at a new park, where the exploring options are infinite.  “Let’s go here!” was definitely the line of the evening.  Climbing, jumping and a lot of running took us from here to there in no time!  But we also slowed down a little to enjoy a few cuddles, snuggles and holding hands.

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