Watching families grow is one of the best parts of my job, and when it’s for people I already love, it’s even more special! I was honoured yet again to be asked to photograph a new sibling for their newborn session! Big brother S was just a little guy when I had him in studio 3.5 years ago, in fact, he fit on top of some of the very books that mom and dad brought back. To put it simply, I love this family. I love these people. And I am incredibly thankful to know them ❤
I first met this beautiful couple a few years back when I photographed their maternity session for their first, then multiple times from newborn through Miss H’s life so of course, I was pumped when they contacted me and told me they were expecting again! And this time….a little brother! 🙂
Miss H was sleepy and not feeling her best and probably would have been happiest if she could have slept the entire time, inspite of being a toddler and not up to her normal seld, she was so good!
Oh this handsome fella….a masculine spitting image of his big sister! I have been photographing this family and their children since big sister was just a few days old….over 4 years now! Not only have they become amazing clients, but amazing friends as well. Mom, she is insanely crafty and sweet and talented and I simply adore her! Dad is a personal trainer and professional body builder (and who I have had as my personal trainer)…he is so sweet. He never made me feel bad, or uncomfortable, or self conscious or anything but excited and strong every session we had! (Check out Marty’s Way Personal Training in Windsor, Ontario….you won’t be disappointed!)
So, with this little Mr, it was fitting to do a muscle theme cake smash! (like seriously….see his onsie? “This is All Muscle” haha too cute!
And he did what every cake smash photographer hopes for….face first into the cake! Yum!!!
Milk baths. All the rage and so much fun! We put a little citrus twist on the traditional floral milk bath for this little Mr!
Let me tell you what I learned; Lime slices do not float. Seriously, who would have thought? (neither do kiwi but that’s not really surprising!) AND this little guy LOVED eating the sour stuff!
He was enthralled at shoving the lemon & oranges in his mouth, I really had to work to get him to look my way! 🙂
But like seriously, what’s more adorable than this?
I’ve known Katherine for a number of years and have been photographing her children and family on numerous occasions. We both worked in the Veterinary field and share a love of humour and animals.
She’s always been a hilarious woman, so when she asked me to photograph her for her 40th birthday, cake smash style, I knew I was in for a treat!
And of course, she didn’t disappoint. Prepared with all the “usual fixin’s” for a cake smash, Katherine rocked this session like a toddler! 😉 (except instead of milk or water, we had a little wine)
Early the next morning I got in the car to go to Hopewell Rocks. It is the location of the highest and lowest tides in the world. There is an approximately 6 hour time span that you can walk the ocean floor and explore. The tides change over 30 feet! It’s incredible. I made sure I timed it to be there at low tide first. I decided to take some self portraits so I found a great place and found a dry rock to put my extra camera gear. I did not anticipate how muddy and wet (come on, blond moment! How could the ocean floor NOT be those things??) and jumping up on this rock proved to be a challenge. Even more so because my batteries in my remote died and I had to use the camera timer to take the photo which meant I had to push the button and run to my spot quickly!!! I set my tripod up and took these images; in a matter of FOUR minutes (seriously, even my data on my images tells me the times). I happen to look over and there is my extra gear COMPLETELY surrounded by water. I would say another minute and it would have been washed away. Of course, I had to take a photo with my phone then quickly hiked up my pants and ran through the water to grab my bag. It was absolutely hilarious and terrifying at the same time! (If you look at my selfies you can actually see the water coming in) I could not get over how quickly the tide came back in. I actually sat on the ocean floor for about an hour. Basking in the sun and journaling. It was incredibly serene, even with hundreds of people around me exploring.
I went back up to the welcome center, ate some lunch and had a nap in my van while I waited for the tide to come completely back in. I set my alarm so I could be back there at the exact moment the tide was at it’s highest. It was amazing to see where I had just been sitting and walking around, under millions of gallons of water! (although, I’m glad I didn’t arrive at high tide, because it is *kinda* boring since there’s not much to do! 🙂