The R Family

When I met my husband in our early years of high school, I gained a new group of friends.  Lucky for me, my best friends had also found their way within this new group of friends and we became one large group of fun.  One of my husbands best friends also happened to be his cousin (so obviously they have been close their whole life).  So it was a natural transition from friends to dating for us and I didn’t have to go through meeting all the family or friends! This means that I have been friends with Mr R for quite a “few” years now and since he and his wife met and began dating in high school as well, I have also known Mrs R for almost an equal amount of time.  And we are family.  We are lucky.  We’ve grown up and with each other over these last “few” years and it was exciting to know and hope that our children would grow up with each other just as their dads had.
Mr E is an independent little guy (I just can’t imagine where he gets this!) and when he was on a mission, he was on a mission!  His adorable little sweater just completed his little man look and I loved it! We even had some deer photobomb our session, which was very exciting for me! WEB ONLINE USE Revait-Family-Oct-27-2013-(6)-copy WEB ONLINE USE Revait-Family-Oct-27-2013-(11)-copy WEB ONLINE USE Revait-Family-Oct-27-2013-(14)-copy WEB ONLINE USE Revait-Family-Oct-27-2013-(16)-copy WEB ONLINE USE Revait-Family-Oct-27-2013-(19)-copy WEB ONLINE USE Revait-Family-Oct-27-2013-(21)-copy WEB ONLINE USE Revait-Family-Oct-27-2013-(23)-copy WEB ONLINE USE Revait-Family-Oct-27-2013-(28)-copy WEB ONLINE USE Revait-Family-Oct-27-2013-(30)-copy

 

Photos For Gramma!

I spent an afternoon with 4 handsome guys as we took photos as a present for their grandmother. I asked that the three older boys brought an item that was a representation of who they were.  Two of the boys are very talented musicians  and the other was a skilled table tennis player. There “tools” were very precious to them, but I was shocked to learn that only 1 of them had given their prized possessions a name! 🙂
What a lovely gift for any grandmother to receive!!!!

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Holiday Mini Marathon

This year I hosted my Christmas Holiday mini sessions outdoors and opened them up to the whole immediate family.  I was very lucky to be privy to a private location to provide a variety of set ups to my clients.  And we were so lucky to have such wonderful weather on the days the mini sessions were held.
All of the children were so wonderful, just tugging at my motherly instincts to scoop them up and give them big solid hugs! In fact, the kids were so good, it was the parents that were harder to pay attention and shoot! (haha, just kidding moms and dads!).  Andrea & Jace Holiday 2013 WEB ONLINE USE (1) Andrea & Jace Holiday 2013 WEB ONLINE USE (7)

 

The S Family

Back in August I was a photographer and vendor during the Woofa Roo Pet Festival.  I photographed people with Zeus the World’s Tallest Dog as well as having my own booth at the festival.  While there I had decided to raffle off a shoot with the proceeds going to charity as well.  I had one of my daughter’s choose from the basket to determine the winner and I was excited to contact them.  Once I did, the generosity of this woman was wonderful.  She asked if she could give the shoot to a special family in her life, I said of course.  When the family and the original winner arrived at my house, I was not prepared for just how quickly I would fall in love with their two children.  They were such dolls! Little Mr was so obviously in love with his little sister, it was beautiful and my wish is that they always remain so close.  And Little Miss, well she was a little more “selfish” with her beautiful smiles as she reserved them for her family and her dear brother. But her cheeks were ah-mazing. I really did want to kiss them!!!
I couldn’t be happier to provide this beautiful, deserving family with this shoot this year. Steed Family Oct 20 2013 WEB ONLINE USE  (1) Steed Family Oct 20 2013 WEB ONLINE USE  (3) Steed Family Oct 20 2013 WEB ONLINE USE  (11) Steed Family Oct 20 2013 WEB ONLINE USE  (14) Steed Family Oct 20 2013 WEB ONLINE USE  (18)

The B Family

I have a large family, which some of you may know.  My mother is from a family of 12 and she is #11.  I have more than 70 cousins on my mother’s side alone!  One of the best things is that for such a large family, we are still fairly close and familiar.  Do we get a chance to get together often? Not really, but when we do, look out! And although I love each one of my family members and I don’t favour any one over the other, I will admit that I am closer to certainly family members than others.  My cousin Pam is one of them.  Although she is a couple years older than I am, she and I have always had a special connection.  She was my sponsor when I made my grade 8 confirmation.  She read at my wedding.  She’s pretty awesome.  And Brian has been around almost as long as I can remember! (and I know I’ve said it before, but I swear he must have the secret to life, that man does not age! I don’t think he looks any different than I remember him when I was a teenager! Perhaps one day he’ll give me this secret!)
So every year, I enjoy the opportunity to spend an evening with them and photograph their beautiful family.  And little Mr C was SO amazing.  I think my heart melted multiple times during our shoot.  His sweet little answers of “Ok” and “Sure” with each question were so sweet.  But it was when I picked him up to place him on his seat and he said so sweetly in his little just-turned-three voice “Tank you Caritha” (Thank you Clarissa) that I just about fell over. I guess the awesomeness just doesn’t fall far from the tree!!!  🙂 Pam, Brian & Connor Family Oct 26 2013 WEB ONLINE USE (3) Pam, Brian & Connor Family Oct 26 2013 WEB ONLINE USE (5) Pam, Brian & Connor Family Oct 26 2013 WEB ONLINE USE (9) Pam, Brian & Connor Family Oct 26 2013 WEB ONLINE USE (10) Pam, Brian & Connor Family Oct 26 2013 WEB ONLINE USE (15) Pam, Brian & Connor Family Oct 26 2013 WEB ONLINE USE (26) Pam, Brian & Connor Family Oct 26 2013 WEB ONLINE USE (27)

Mr I and His Family

Once again, Mr I brought his family to Windsor to see me and once again, I was thrilled to see them again.  I have children, I have nieces and nephews and I see how quickly they grow.  But it always amazes me to see my clients and how quickly they grow!  My youngest daughter is almost 3 years old and she is a whiz already when it comes to electronics.  So it was no real surprise to see Mr I maneuver the iPad and show me the various apps he enjoys (I should state that Mr I is a mere 18 months old!).  And yet, even though I am not surprised, I am still in awe every time I see a little one with so much knowledge of these new devices!

And Mr I’s hair is so incredible, it’s simply gorgeous.  And as for his beautiful eyes, well they haven’t changed either!Standon Family  Fall 2013 WEB ONLINE  USE  (4) Standon Family  Fall 2013 WEB ONLINE  USE  (8) Standon Family  Fall 2013 WEB ONLINE  USE  (14) Standon Family  Fall 2013 WEB ONLINE  USE  (19) Standon Family  Fall 2013 WEB ONLINE  USE  (23) Standon Family  Fall 2013 WEB ONLINE  USE  (31) Standon Family  Fall 2013 WEB ONLINE  USE  (32)