This whole session had me smiling from the tip of my toes to the top of my head!  These girls are silly and funny and full of giggles…and mom and dad aren’t much different!  Quite literally, a photographer’s dream!

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I often refer to the B family as my ‘most photographed family’.  I’m not entirely sure if they hold the title, but if they don’t, it is pretty darn close!  I’ve witnessed their pregnancies, their babies and these kids grow year after year – and let me tell you, their outfits always rock!  Mom’s rusty orange cardigan, mixed with navy and the pop of turquoise, in A’s scarf and hair – photo perfection!

It was so great to catch up on another year.  Thanks K&M for trusting me with your family’s memories.

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As young parents, we hear that phrase often.

“Enjoy them while they are little.  They grow like weeds!”

I’ve experienced this first hand myself, but this last family session just reinforced it further.  I photographed this family a few years ago.  I had just had my fourth baby, and these kids were just pre-teens themselves.  Fast forward to the present and my little girl is in grade one and these kids are now young adults!  They grew like weeds!

This time around, grandma and grandpa joined us in the family fun, which added another layer to the generational map.  It was so good to catch up with them and see what amazing people they have become!

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This photo session was a surprise to this husband and dad, celebrating a very special birthday!

With both his daughters home for the occasion, mom wanted to take the time to capture the family they created and raised together.  I don’t think there is any better present than that!  It was a beautiful evening filled with many laughs and lots of fun.  I hope they treasure the memories for many years to come.

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I love meeting families that are as big and crazy as mine!

Meet the A Family, who recently welcomed sweet baby M to their household.  They are officially now a family of six!  You can see and feel how much she is adored by her brother and sisters! Throughout the session, they were all so quick to comfort and soothe their littlest sister with kisses and songs.  I’m sure mom appreciates all the help!

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I don’t think it is a secret that I have a special place in my heart for the G Family.  I’ve been welcomed into their lives for so many of their family milestones – weddings, pregnancies, babies – that I feel like one of them!  So I know exactly how Baby J felt when he decided to join his family weeks earlier than expected.  He just wanted to be part of family fun!

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This little guy shares a birthday with the country he was so lucky to be born in.  Not only was it Canada Day, but on a milestone year – Canada’s 150th!  How fun is that?!

After settling in and taking some time to get to know each other, I met baby O and his mom and dad, at a few weeks old.  We really wanted to capture their lives in their home, as a new family of three.  It is such a fleeting time.  Often it is in a sleep deprived fog, but it is also the time where cuddles are aplenty and starring into your baby’s face can see hours disappear in an instant.  Needless to say baby O was a delight!  Squishy, lovely and so alert – I think he knew he was the star of the hour!

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It is always special when a family wants to capture their entire clan together.  It is like an announcement:  “These are my people, I cherish them and I love having them in my life!”

So here we are photographing this great big family, as a gift to Grandma and Grandpa.  The love was evident, and I enjoyed photographing that for them, on a beautiful morning at the Arboretum.

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This age group has slowly made it’s way into my heart, as one of my favourites to photograph. In reality, they are still kids and still dependant on us for so much.  But we can’t ignore the fact that they are becoming more and more their own person.  I see so many glimpses of “adult” when they are in front of my lens.  Sometimes it is just a look, for a small moment, but it is there.

I loved that E&J wanted to capture all that in their kids. I was warned that smiles and personalities might be hard to capture at this age, but I think we did ok!

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“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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