Miss A celebrates her “Lil Sis” Miss B on her birthday!

I had been axiously awaiting to meet Miss B, Miss A and their family since late last year when their mama booked the session with me.   Miss A celebrated her 9th birthday and Miss B celebrated her 1st birthday both in April so it was a double birthday shoot! (Miss A even got into the “cake smash” with her little sister!)  These 2 little girls are both gorgeous, just like their mama! Miss B seemed to really enjoy her cake and was really interested in looking at all my props and the backdrop!  She made the funniest faces and cracked me up!  I really enjoyed working with these 2 and hope to have the opportunity again in the future!!

Mama brought a gorgeous tutu & chunky necklace and I knew right away they must have been made by Princess Dream Tutus- I hope that one day people could see a photograph and recognize it as mine before they actually “knew”!

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Sisterly Love- so cute!!!!

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This face makes me smile every single time I look at it!

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TUTU & CHUNKY NECKLACE BY PRINCESS DREAM TUTUS

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~*Where did the year go? Happy Birthday Mr I*~

I first met Mr I’s parents when they were anxious and expecting his upcoming arrival.   Mr I was born just 5 days after we did their maternity shoot, Mr I decided he couldn’t wait 5 more weeks to meet us! His parents live out of town and I am so honoured that they drove down to Windsor for their photoshoots every 3 months!  Over this past year, I have become close with this family and would like to think of them more as friends then “clients”.  Mr I is so adorable and he can be so serious!  This was my first official complete year package and I truly enjoyed watching him grow!  And although I am sure this won’t be my last time seeing and photographing him, this shoot felt a little bittersweet as I knew I don’t have another one booked in a couple months to look forward to seeing him!   He didn’t really enjoy his cake smash – he only wanted to touch the cake with the fork and didn’t even want to put it in his mouth!  In the end, we found all the Elmos we could to see his smile come back! Elmo, Elmo everywhere!

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Mr I did not want to actually touch the cake, he did try a bit but only after I gave him a fork!

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The Big Reveal!!!

I recently had a very excited shoot.  My brother and his girlfriend were surprised when they found out they were expecting, but imagine how much more surprised and shocked they were when they were told it was natural TRIPLETS!

A baby is always a miracle, but when that miracle becomes 3 unexpected miracles, well that is awe-inspiring.  Up until this point, I hadn’t really done a gender reveal photoshoot.  I guess you could say “go big or go home” this time as this was a triplet gender reveal! I received the envelope just 24 hours before the shoot, enough time to allow me to prepare. But in all honesty, I did not look in the envelope until about 2 hours before the shoot. I didn’t want the potential of a ‘slip up’ and I also felt guilty being the person who knew for “so long” before anyone else- so I didn’t peak 🙂 I can’t describe to you the emotions and how I felt during this shoot.   For those of you who hadn’t heard of a Gender Reveal- the parents to be receive the sex of the baby (or in this case, the babies) and are not told during the ultrasound.  They then drop off the envelope to me and I coordinate a shoot to reveal to them what their baby (or babies!) are!  I am able to capture those first emotions for them to have forever, and of course, a cool way to announce to the world!DSC_6629-WEBDSC_6642b-copyDSC_6650-WEB

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BABY A is a …….

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GIRL!!!!!!!!

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So much excitement…so many tears and there are still 2 to go!

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The photo on the right makes me smile every time I look at it.  Through both of their tears and smiles and laughter (while looking at the ultrasound of the “girl parts”) I hear in a small confused voice  “I don’t know what I’m looking at!”

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BABY B is a ………

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ANOTHER GIRL!!!!  Dad’s reaction here was “Oh my! I’ve got 2 daughters! I’m in trouble!”

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LAST BOX!!! BABY C is a…….

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BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Dad got his Boy!!!!!!

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Happy Birthday Miss M!

Miss M’s mama owns Tout Chic Baby Boutique (if you haven’t, you should check her out on Facebook or at her Etsy shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/ToutChicBabyBoutique!).  I heard of her business when another client of mine came with a gorgeous tutu for her own childs shoot.  I loved her work and started purchasing props and items from her.  I was very excited when she contacted me to do her daughter’s 1st birthday shoot.  When Miss M showed up with her mama and papa, I couldn’t stop staring at her amazing eyes.  She looks just like her mama! She has these beautiful big blue eyes and adorable pink, perfect little lips!  I don’t know if I’ve ever faked sneezed so much in my life! Her mama made this wonderful smash cake for her to enjoy, but Miss M had other ideas in mind!  We laughed when she wanted nothing to do with the “yucky cake” but life was made complete with just a few cheerios!!!
I enjoyed having this sweet peanut over for her shoot and am excited to continue a wonderful business relationship with her mama and her business!!

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Beautiful tutu and hair clips made by Tout Chic Baby Boutique

My New Nephew Baby J! ~*9 days new*~

I photographed my newest nephew when he was just 9 days old.  Which gave me lots of extra snuggle time without having to share him!  He was very interested in what I was doing and loving his mama’s milk so he didn’t want to sleep too much.  Looks like he’s going to be just like his big cousin, my daughter and never want to miss A: whats going on in life and B: a meal!  I haven’t quite decided who he looks like, although he certainly has his daddy’s eyelashes! They are insanely long! (A little jealous, I admit it)

I also photographed him growing in the womb every 4 weeks from 18 weeks, with the final shot being when he, himself, was 4 weeks old.  I love watching baby bellies grow! Truly is a miracle of life!!Jaxson 9 days new March 6 2013 ONLINE USE (1) Jaxson 9 days new March 6 2013 ONLINE USE (3) Jaxson 9 days new March 6 2013 ONLINE USE (5) Jaxson 9 days new March 6 2013 ONLINE USE (12) Jaxson 9 days new March 6 2013 ONLINE USE (13)

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Young Beauty

Miss K’s mother not only wanted photos of her sweet new son, but she also scheduled a shoot of her beautiful daughter.  Miss K is 12 years old which is slightly older than my last few girls I have photographed!  I welcomed a new ‘challenge’ of finding a perfect balance for shots, not too juvenile and yet certainly not too grown up.  We had quite a few hysterical laughs as I have now learned a new dance from Miss K! She also had her own ideas to some poses she wanted to do which was great!!!! I think her parents are going to be in trouble as she is such a gorgeous girl!

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Welcome To The World Mr L! ~*13 days new*~

Although this little guy wanted to make a fashionably late appearance, once he decided he was ready he flew into the world!  His big sister has been waiting patiently for 12 years for him to arrive and she is such a sweetheart! She was an amazing assistant for me during his shoot, which allowed mama to sit back and relax for a couple hours.  Once Mr L was asleep he was A-SLEEP!  What a wonderful teeny beeb!!

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Happy Birthday Sir!

I have photographed this little big guy since he was still in the womb! His mom, dad and I have been friends since highschool and I was overjoyed when they contacted me to do their maternity photos and equally (if not more) thrilled when I did his newborn photos.  I’ve been watching and photographing this little guy grow throughout his first year and now it all comes down to his first birthday shoot!  I have yet to determine just who he looks like more, he seems like a perfect blend of both his mama and his papa.  (Although during his shoot, he did make a few very clear “I’m exactly like daddy” faces! DSC_5654-copy

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