Miss B ~*5 weeks fresh*~

A couple weeks ago I was contacted by a mom who was very excited to have her new baby’s photos done.  When I told her the information and that it was typically done between 4-14 days I could hear the disappointment as she repeated it back to me.  Her sweet daughter was just over 3 weeks at that time as she was unable to get them done before that.  I told her that I would still do the session but that there was a chance we could not get the sleepy curly posed photos that we get in the early days.  However, I would try.  And then I asked her name….and when she said her name, which is the same name as my daughter, I knew it was meant to be!
The day arrived and sweet Miss B arrived.  She was a sweet little porkchop! She weighed 9lbs 11oz at birth…and here we were 5 weeks later. Oh. My. Goodness. The cheeks! The rolls! I loved them.
With some gently shhshhshhing she was asleep.  And away we went.  I could feel my excitement growing with each shot and pose! We were getting it! She slept like a dream! And then when she awoke, she was a-wake! But it was great, because I got some very sweet wide-eyed shots too.
I love watching the dynamic between a new father and baby, especially a daughter.  And be-still my heart when I saw dad going through the headbands on the wall to choose the ones he thought would look best for his sweet daughter! *sigh* Cutest. Thing. Ever.
I super, really enjoyed meeting mama, papa and this sweet little babe.  She is absolutely precious.

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My Liliana ~*7 months*~ Windsor Family Photographer

We are blessed with a big family.  A big loving family.  I, myself, have 9 nieces and nephews. NINE! And 6 of them are under the age of 2!
My baby sister has 2 sons and in 2014 she welcomed a little girl in the family! In the beginning she looked identical to her oldest brother but over the months she has changed and now Lili is a spitting image of my sister when she was little. I almost can’t believe how identical they look.  It’s incredible.  And she is a happy baby.  She recently modeled some items for me for a local vendor, so before everyone else arrived we plopped her little bum down and took a few of her by herself.  Aside from her sweet little cheeks and smile, my favourite part of this first photo is that darn sweet little tooth! Ack. So cute.  My little chunker.  My sister has always made the fattest little breastfed babies!~

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Mr A ~*I”m One!*~ Windsor Cake Smash Photographer

I first met Mr A, along with all his family, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents back in the summer during an extended shoot. He was the cutest little thing….and not much has changed! It’s not always easy being a baby or a toddler, life is so new. Every experience is new and can be overwhelming taking it all in.  And so we roll with it, does he want to just snuggle with mommy? or daddy? Or eat snacks? Or hold his favourite toy? What about watching their favourite show on mommy or daddy’s phone? If that’s what will be needed, then lets roll with it!  At first, Mr A was a little less than keen on the fact that I did indeed, continue to be in the room 🙂 But with some yummy snacks, gentle, soothing talking and of course, his favourite songs we warmed up.  Mama sent me a sneak peak of his adorable little outfit for his cake smash and I ran with it.  I was so excited how this whole set up turned out and he was the “icing on the cake!” when it came to completion of the perfect scene.  I am so in love with his beautiful eyes and adorable cheeks! And he has the cutest dimples!!

 

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Waiting For Baby ~*36 weeks*~ Windsor Maternity Photographer

I love when people love snowy photos! And I love when parents to be choose to do maternity sessions.  I know as well as anyone, that being pregnant doesn’t always equate to self-thought beauty in the mind of the mama to be.  I’m not speaking directly for this mama, but in general I see this.  There are so many changes that we go through, some more challenging than others.  And I often hear “I don’t want to do maternity because I don’t like how I look”.  But I also know how fast this goes by, how quick this moment goes and then it’s gone.  And once it’s gone, it can’t be brought back.  And although it my sound odd, my usual response is “I would rather you did the photos and wished you didn’t over not doing them, and wished you did”.

So when I get a request for maternity, it makes me happy.   And I get to capture beauty like this.  Excitement. Wonder. Love.   And there is something about watching a dad to be and how he looks at the mama.  The wonder and love and pure attraction is just beautiful.  And I hope that every mama I photograph sees this look in their eyes and recognizes it.  It’s a beautiful thing.
I cannot wait to photograph this little peanut! Only a couple more weeks to go!!

 

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Miss A ~*12 days fresh*~ Windsor Newborn Photographer

A “couple” years ago, when I was just starting out, I was asked to do a portrait session by photographing a bunch of students on the night of their prom.  I met them at Willestead and I greatly enjoyed myself.  Imagine my surprise to hear from one of those girls asking about photographing her upcoming newborn.  I was super excited and I think I surprised her when she asked if I remembered who she was and I remembered all the details of what she looked like that day! She was a stunner! And honestly, she doesn’t look any different! Lucky mama (and lucky Papa!).  And Papa seemed very proud of his little girl.
And he clearly stole the heart of my old man dog Titan.  Titan actually fell over as he was giving him a good scratch behind the ears as they were leaving!
I am blessed at what I get to do.  Look at this sweetheart!~

 

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Miss M Turns One! ~*Windsor Cake Smash Photographer*~

I have known Miss M’s mama for a long time. She was just a sweet quiet tween and we shared the same love of bowling (yes, bowling).  Funny thing about growing up, is that once you reach a certain age, no matter the age gap, we all become the “same age”.  And I think having children close whatever the gap may be.  Although there are only a couple years between us, I still think “when did we become the same age”? She has certainly grown into a beautiful wife and mother (actually, quite stunning) 🙂 Now although I haven’t known Papa that long, he is just as sweet and adorable as his wife and I have loved watching him take care and love his girls. (Ok, he’s pretty handsome but we don’t want it to go to his head) 😉
When Mama and Papa asked me to capture their pregnancy, newborn, 6 months and now 1st year cake smash, it made my heart swell with pride and love.  Following a family on a journey like this also allows me to do something else I love; progression shots.  I love being able to show the progression of life with similar shots taken along the way.  And hands down, some of my favourite progression shots are from Miss M’s first year. I love her. I love her family.
Her crystal blue eyes are incredible. So incredible they almost don’t seem real.  And try as I might, the photographs just don’t truly capture their full beauty (you can tell they’re gorgeous, so just think about how much more they are in real life!)
Happy Birthday Miss M! And happy 1st Parent Birthday to her mama and papa!

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