I am quite a lucky person when it comes to a fantastic group of friends. And one of the best things about some of those friends is that I had many of them since grade school. We actually joke about it often as there are quite a few of us from my class. When I look back through my class photos, starting in Kindergarten, I see so many of the same faces that I still continue to be close with. There is a lot of history. And then we fast forward into high school where I met my husband, who had also become friends with so many in my group of friends in grade nine. It is so wonderful to have a large, close group of friends who are not only my friends, but very close friends of my husband as well. (and now that we’re a “few years” out of high school it’s crazy to think my husband has now been close with them as well for 15+ years! )
Having friendships for 25+ years creates a family feeling. And that includes siblings of these friends. Many of them feel like younger siblings of my own, and I still have to shake my head when I think of all of these “little siblings” being grown, it feels like they should all still be “little”!
Mrs L falls into this “little sister” category. She is the younger sibling of a very dear friend of ours and I have watched her grow up over all these years into a beautiful woman, mother and wife. I was lucky to have a part in her wedding by making her wedding cake and now I get to have another part in her life, by photographing her family. And what a beautiful family it is! I knew it would only take Big Brother Mr L a short time to open up and love me 🙂 And that’s what happened; before long he was smiling and talking and SUCH a good listener! And Little Brother Mr E….well he was just too cute for words. Talk about a smiley baby!
I loved seeing the love and joy between father and sons; and it is beyond obvious how much Mr L not only loves his boys, but his beautiful wife as well. I had an incredible time from this shoot and have some new favourite photos!!
It’s always amazing to me how much a sweet little life can change in just a mere 6 months; from a totally dependent, vulnerable fresh baby, tiny and new into a smiley, interactive, still dependent but having their own thoughts and intentions. Their beginning of their interaction with their parents and the world around them is incredible and the best part is, it doesn’t end there! It just continues to be amazing.
There are no words to say except Miss A had everything I love about 6 month olds: big squishy rolls, chubby, adorable, kissable cheeks and big happy smiles – it doesn’t get much better than this!
I loved her big blue eyes and toothless grin. Such a great session!
When mama dropped off her contract to schedule her session, I knew we were going to get along great! I could tell we had many similar qualities and we had a great chat while she was here. I started becoming anxious for her as I watched her due date come and go, and knew it just had to be a boy since almost all of my girls have been early this year! And low and behold, when baby finally decided to make their debut, I found out I was right! It was a little Mr!
Typically we want babies to be nice and sleepy for different posing and shots, but honestly for Mr C, it didn’t seem to matter! I swear he was sleeping with his eyes open. His body screamed “I am totally milk drunk and asleep” and his eyes said “I am wide awake” but even wide eyed, we still were able to pose and position him and he just stayed there! He was one of the most “chill” babies I have ever had the pleasure of photographing. And mama and Auntie were so much fun. Thanks Auntie for being such a great help!
PS: he had the greatest lips AND forehead wrinkles! I just loved them!!!!
Last year, when I was booking Christmas minis, I was contacted by a family who were blessed to have three little sweetpeas, three beautiful, wonderful sweetpeas. Well this same beautiful family contacted me again to ask if I would photograph the three little sweeties for their first birthday!
As some of you may know, our family was blessed with a surprise last year when my brother welcomed triplets into his family. Triplets and triplet families have a special place in my heart. And this family is so lovely. Mom and dad are so sweet and all three babes have such distinct personalities. I love their eyes!… it’s like they really are looking right through to your core and feeling and knowing just what you are thinking and feeling.
Little Miss was not exactly thrilled to be a model this day and didn’t really have much interest in eating her delicious cake, but her brothers made up for her with their messy cake smash. Although funny enough, we got the greatest smile photo from her!
Then we had Mr J and his very relaxed personality. In fact, it was comical to see his quizzical looks towards his siblings if they showed any disdain. And of course Mr G, who by far, had the greatest bottom lip I have ever seen. His pout was the cutest and he could turn it off and on like a light switch!
Such a beautiful family – so incredibly sweet and blessed. I hope to see them again in the future!