My best friend got married this year. And I can’t even explain how excited I am that I was the one to capture it.

I first met Ben over a decade ago when I was working as a Registered Veterinary Technician and he began to bring his dogs to my clinic.  I can vividly remember when I first met him as I thought to myself “this guy is such a stressed dog owner, I hope he never has children or he might have a heart attack!” 😉

Throughout the years I watched his life change and grow, eventually having 3 beautiful children of his own.  (and gasp, TWINS! how did do it!) He was the most incredible dad, both dog dad and child dad.  Our friendship grew, our banter and laughter was the number one aspect of our friendship.  When I left the clinic I was at, he trusted me so much that he chose to come to my new clinic with his pets.  And our friendship grew.  We both supported each other when our lives were turned upside down and “crumbled” around us (albeit at different times, not together).   And when he began to tell me about Robin, I knew this was it.  I knew she was “the one”.  He lit up when he spoke about her.  He had a completely different feeling and vibe to him.   He took with her, her 2 beautiful children and together they began to raise their 5 amazing children.  (who are all within 4 years of each other, so you can imagine how busy that house is!)

I can still remember my reaction when he proposed to Robin.  My excitement and happiness was through the roof.  And Robin is a kick ass woman.  Like truly amazing.  It takes a special woman to add three more children to her crew, and take on Ben! She truly is a special woman.  And she accepted me, our friendship and became my friend as well.  She, along with Ben, have been there for me, supporting me, guiding me, giving me advice through some of the hardest times of my life.  In so many walks of life, a friendship between a man and a woman aren’t always accepted.  It takes a very special, incredible person to accept, understand and support their significant other and the friendship they have with someone of the opposite sex.  No question.  And while my best friend found the love of his life, I found a new friend, one who can understand a truly incredible friendship.  (And of course, we bond over making fun of Ben on occasion, especially when he’s being so emotional) 😉

The day of the wedding was full of love and excitement.  I can say I have not attended a wedding that had more love, and true happiness from EVERY SINGLE PERSON.  You could feel the excitement and love.  Even looking through the images as I edited, you could feel it again.  The kids were beyond adorable. BEYOND.  And in one of the most heart touching moments, all five children signed their signature on their mom and dad’s marriage certificate, creating the most beautifully ‘decorated’ certificate we had ever seen.

There were tears all day (mostly from Ben), tears of extreme happiness, love and gratitude, especially when people began to discuss what an incredible dad he is (gets him every time!)  Thank you Ben & Robin for allowing me to be part of this amazing day; I love you both!

Shout out to my friend Dana, with Dana Marie Photography for second shooting along side me for the day! ❤

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Waiting For Little Brother

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!

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Waiting For Baby D ~34 weeks~ *Windsor Maternity Photographer*

This beautiful mama to be and I went to highschool together *a few years ago* and seeing her again made me realize that some people don’t change.  She is still a vibrant, funny, excitable, can’t-keep-still kinda girl!  And I love, love, loved shooting her! Knowing from personal experience with my previous pregnancies, not every woman embraces the changes during pregnancy.  It can be difficult to see such major body changes and truly love them.  Christina is not one of those women.  She is a love-everything-about-her-belly woman.  Listening to her, she adores her belly, the bigger the better! She feels beautiful and sexy (and she should; look at her!).  We had a great time shooting.  I do have to admit, I was slightly jealous, I am a few weeks behind her in my own pregnancy but I could not move as fast as her! I swear she did a handspring back to her feet after I had her laying on her back- I could barely get up from sitting! Haha.  Of course, I cannot forget about dad.  He is very excited to meet his little man and clearly in love with this beautiful mama!
And although I could not accept shooting her newborn as it is too far into my own pregnancy to complete it, I can’t wait to hear of his arrival.  Any day now!

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Cam & Katie ~*Windsor Wedding Photographer*~

I am greatly looking forward to photographing this wedding next year! It will be my first wedding coming off my maternity leave in the new year and after spending some more time with this two; it’s going to be so much fun!  We laughed and talked the whole time….lots and lots of laughing and giggling.  Both of them were so adorable; I know nerves set in and it can feel awkward having your photo taken (I feel it every time we have our own photos taken!) but these two rolled with everything I asked and giggled and laughed the whole way.  I can tell their wedding is going to be full of love and fun; and I bet some major side hurting laughs!

“Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can; all of them make me laugh.”
W.H. Auden

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Ashley & Jim Engagement ~*Windsor Wedding Photographer*~

This adorable couple came to me after a dear friend of theirs got them a gift certificate for this session- how sweet is that!? What I got during this session was that Jim seems like a very quiet, reserved sort of man but I think he really is a silly, funny guy….perhaps even a little goofy?! But whatever type of man he is, one thing is for sure, he loves Ashley! You can see it in his smile when he looks at her. Awww.  And Ashley, wow, what a beauty! I can only imagine how she will look on the day of her wedding!  And should they ever have children, I hope they get her sweet dimple! 🙂

Congratulations! Wishing a lifetime of happiness and love to you both! ❤


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Matt & Mandy’s Engagement Session ~*Windsor Wedding Photographer*~

I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this beautiful family’s present & future.  Considering I’ve been friends with this beautiful mother and bride to be for 10 years! (and such a small world that I have known dad for even longer!).  I’ve watched her grow from a teenager into a confident, beautiful, wonderful woman, mother and now soon to be wife! Their beautiful daughter is probably one of the most adorable children you could ever have a full conversation with (and she wasn’t even 3 when we did this shoot!). Seriously, the stuff she comes up with!  I am so excited and can’t wait to photograph their big day!

 

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The B Family ~*Windsor Family Photographer*~

Recently I had the opportunity to photograph not only my co-worker, but friend’s extended family.  Gramma and Grampa are definitely blessed with these 4 little boys; lots of energy, lots of spunk and an abundance of cuteness.  We did the photoshoot at the grandparents home and boy is it beautiful! I loved it.  Grampa also had an amazing car that he built himself (and it is clear these 4 grandsons love it and that Grampa loves that they love it!)

 

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Erin & Kyle Engagement ~*Windsor Wedding Photographer*~

Many, many moons ago, Erin and I became cousins through marriage and although the “cousin status” is not longer official, we have always kept in touch with each others lives (oh the magic of social media!).  I have photographed Erin & Kyle’s family on numerous occasions over the last couple years, and their youngest daughters newborn shoot last year.  They are a beautiful family (which I think is a vast understatement).  These two are also huge inspirations to so many around them, both of them helping others gain control of their lives and their health through KPK Fitness.  I see their posts on a regular basis, different exercises that can be done at home, with small children and at the gym.  Their physiques are those to be envied (and trust me, being 18 weeks pregnant, I certainly envy them!).  So I was excited they wanted to include that portion of their lives in their engagement photos.  We had fun at their fitness studio with a series of fun shots between them and with their beautiful daughters.
I am looking forward to shooting their wedding, it’s coming up so quickly!  And I’m also looking forward to having one of my dear and talented photographer friends, Stephanie from Stesha Bella Photography, shoot along side of me!
This wedding is going to be so much fun, I just know it!

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J & P *~32 weeks~* Windsor Maternity Photographer

I’m very excited for their little one to arrive, seeing as she is due on my birthday!  I loved doing this session; they were so much fun! Mama had a number of adorable ideas for our in studio shots (I decided to continue to keep those private) and we had some awesome laughs during this session.  Not only are these two super sweet, but look at them! This baby is going to be a triple threat!  I seriously love watching new expectant parents interact with each other, and the love that is growing with each kick and move!

 

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

These two were some of the sweetest parents to be! For those who know me, I almost never go anywhere without a flower in my hair so I just loved that mom had one too!  Her sweet little bump was just too cute for words, hardly able to believe she was only a couple weeks away from giving birth!  Watching them smile at each other was so sweet; like they were in their own world, completely in love and unaware of anyone else but each other.  Dads smile every time he looked at this beautiful mama melted my heart.  Imagine my surprise that the little guy came a little early.  I volunteered to bring their disc to them (and lucky me got a little peak at the handsome little guy while I did!)

 

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