Happy Father’s Day! ~*Windsor Child Photographer*~

I forgot to post these! Just before Father’s day one of my wonderful clients asked me to do a shoot with her boys as a surprise to her husband.  I have photographed this family on multiple occasions; including their wedding and their newest additions newborn session so I was excited to see them again.  My sweet baby (who is just a tad bigger than he was before) fell asleep so we took advantage!
How cute are they!??

 

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Miss H ~*Easter Mini*~

Miss H was my lovely winner of my Easter Mini session and I’m so happy! She was a DOLL! I just loved her sweet little face. And it appears she may have liked me a bit too since she really didn’t want to leave. I ended up walking, hand in hand, with her all the way to her car (having two little girls myself I know that mom is ‘borrrrrinnng” and they don’t want to hold moms hand!)  I loved her little voice. It was so cute. And she might be a budding photographer as I saw the photo she took of me with here mama’s phone! 🙂
Thank you for entering the contest and a bigger thank you for being so awesome!
Happy Easter!

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Extra Holidays!

 

I had a couple extra holiday mini clients after I moved into my new home. I photographed these sweet twins (yes, they are twins!) when they were in their mama’s belly and then again when they were just a few days old.  I love their individual little personalities! They were (eventually) excited to be around me and show me their new baby cousin who had just flown in all the way from out west! (Who I was very excited to meet!)

Then I had another gorgeous family here; I photographed sweet little sister just 6 months earlier for her newborn session. I love watching them grow! Big sister is a DOLL!

I just wanted to kiss all their cheeks!

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I held only 1 day of Christmas minis this year due to the fact that my family was moving in November! And what a beautiful day it was.  I got to meet new little kiddies and see some yearly lovelies.  I was able to use my new prop that my lovely husband made for me and all the accessories I got to go along with it.  I just love this! (and I had to include a self taken portrait of my family!)

 

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Happy Easter Cousin!

I recently had the extreme pleasure of not only seeing one of my recent newborn girls again, but she brought along her two older cousins who were equally adorable!  Miss L seemed to take quite the liking to me, she wanted to sit with me the whole time (when we weren’t shooting) and even agreed to stay living at my house when I asked her.  Apparently that’s not quite her normal response to new people!  When we were shooting all three of them were absolute angels! (and who would have thought a shoot with a 5 and 3 year old and a 7 week old would be so easy!?) It was amazing.  And I’m so happy I messaged my clients asking them to bring jammies with them; they are probably some of my most favourite photos.
I really loved this session; and the bunnies did too!
My co-worker and dear friend has 3 bunnies who I have had at my house a few times before.  In case you weren’t aware, I am a registered veterinary technician who has worked in a clinic for almost 12 years now. I want everyone to rest assured that I take the utmost care that my bunnies are kept safe when in photo shoots.  And not only my bunnies, but my clients as well.
Miss M (the eldest) surprisingly did not want to hold the bunny, I was surprised. But Miss L did a wonderful job holding her “baby”.  This sweet little guy is certainly a lover and an attention hog. In fact, if you actually place him on the floor he scrambles as quickly as he can to get back in your lap! It’s where he is most comfortable.
I also couldn’t believe how much Miss A grew in just 6 short weeks! They really do change and grow so quickly.

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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)

 

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!

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Miss A’s 1st Birthday

I have been friends with this little darling’s mother since we were 5 years old and our families lived just around the block. Growing up we were inseparable – I think we saw each other every single day!  Although I have my memories there may be a time that my brain has more difficulty retrieving them.    The memories I have are priceless, and the photographer in me, wishes I had more photos of us during all these years. Although we now live many many hours apart, we still make time to see each other at least once per year.  Although since little Miss A has been born, I’ve got to see her at least twice this year!  The most recent being at Christmastime.  Litte Miss came to see me to photograph her 1st cake smash, and since her birthday is just shortly after Christmas we also had to shoot a couple Christmas photos.  I was excited as I had recently won a gorgeous tutu and chunky necklace from Princess Dreams Tutus (if you haven’t seen her work, look her up, she is awesome!)
Miss A needed no prompting to dive right in to her cake, she was so excited and happy. It was awesome!

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Holiday Time

I’ve never been one to be able to get my Christmas shopping done early (or even start early!) and my holiday season usually entails last minute shopping, rushing through the crowds trying to get in and out as fast as I could. If I started my Christmas shopping before December 10th, it was an early, early start!!!  Although I love crowds, I must admit, and shopping like this appeals to me.  I like watching others as they go about their holiday season shopping, I love watching everything about people, their expressions, their clothes, their families, the smiles as they find the perfect present. Lucky for me, it doesn’t stress me out to be at the “dreaded mall” during the holidays. I don’t even mind parking at the back of the lot!
And although I love this type of shopping, my shopping strategy changed with the birth of my 2nd daughter. She was not due until January 2011, and as much as I protested against having her early, making her a December baby, no one apparently told her! She arrived on December 29, 2010 adding to my already full birthday month of December. (My father’s is the 14th and even more lucky, my husband is born on Christmas day!)
This event changed my shopping strategy as I now had one more event needing my attention during the Christmas happiness.  Even so, thinking of Christmas events during the month of October was something I never thought I would be doing! However, this year that is exactly what I did.  I had many inquiries about doing Christmas photoshoots, long before I was actively thinking about the holidays.  And so off I went to find Christmas props for my shoots and set them up in my home studio.
I must admit, that doing so has gotten me into the Christmas spirit much earlier and even looking forward to all the festivities. For the first time in my adult life, I have actively put on the radio channel playing Christmas music! Now I feel that Christmas is SO far away, but I’m in the mood!
I have another day of Christmas shoots but thought I would share some of these adorable little ones, it fills me with excitement to think about the joy and excitement they will be feeling on Christmas eve.

PS The handsome furry fella is my old boy Titan (he just turned 12!)