Happy 1st Mr A ~*Windsor Cake Smash Photographer*~

It took Mr A about 90 seconds to really start to warm up, and about 5 more minutes before he wanted to explore.  His eyes and cheeks were just screaming “I’m too cute to not snuggle”!  His mama told me they were having a blue, silver & white snowflake party so I went with it! He was such a good boy and I just loved having him in my studio.  And as I’ve learned, I have photographed his “future girlfriend” on multiple occasions.  Who knows, maybe one day they will be looking back, making a slideshow for their wedding and each have photos from my sessions! 🙂

I really enjoyed having him in my studio and I hope he and his family had just as much fun too!

 

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Happy Birthday Mr A ~* Windsor Cake Smash Photographer*~

I love my job. There is no way around that statement to make it untrue.  I love that my friends and family trust me enough to photograph them and I love that perfect strangers trust me enough to come to me without knowing me.  I love that friends of mine, who no longer live in the city, travel back to Windsor and book sessions for when they are home so that I can photograph them. And that’s where Mr A comes in.  I photographed his big sisters cake smash just a couple years ago, she was a hoot! I think she was my messiest cake smasher!  These kids are so incredibly adorable and I love them! I wish they lived closer so I could see them on a regular basis (thank goodness for the magic of Facebook!).  I love their mama, she is one of my longest and dearest friends.  Friendship literally spanning decades (weird! I’m so young!)
Mr A has a smile (and dimples!) that totally melt your heart.  Mama made this adorable cake and he wasted no time jumping right into his cake (brother like sister) 🙂
I dare you not to smile looking at these!

 

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Happy Birthday Mr RJ ~*Windsor Cake Smash Photographer*~

I was contacted recently by a dear friend of little Mr RJ’s mama-she wanted to purchase a session for her friend that was here in Windsor.  She said her friend was a very wonderful person and had been through a great deal over the last little while and wanted to give her a gift of memories.  When I met mama, I knew this was true.  So kind and so young to have endured the health issues she had been dealing with over the last year.  And she has been so strong for her family while her husband is out of the country and anxiously awaiting his arrival home.  What a love story they have!!  She is very lucky to have some wonderful support and friends around her to help her during this time.  And don’t even get me started on Mr RJ! Oh sweet heavens above; his hair, his big brown eyes…his adorable smile….almost too much for one photographer to handle!

And then it came time for cake smashing- or should I say face smashing! He dove in face first many many times- at one point even licking his toes because they were covered in delicious icing! It was too much! What a beautiful mess he made!
I had such a blast and wish this beautiful family all the best- happiness & health for 2015 and beyond!

 

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Happy Birthday Mr V! ~*Windsor Cake Smash Photographer*~

Mr V had his first birthday shortly after our session and some big changes headed his way.  Mom and Dad explained that as part of their culture, children have their hair shaved during a ceremony before their first birthday.  So Mom and Dad wanted to have his photos done before this event.  And my goodness, what luxurious hair he had!  And the most beautiful big brown eyes I have laid my own eyes on!
He had just started going to daycare, so he was a little tired the evening of our session.  And even though he was tired and wanted to be with his dear mama, it was nothing a little singing, dancing and iPhone music couldn’t change!

I seriously just love his eyes.  He’s so cute!

(And mom sent me a photo of him after his hair ceremony and he is just as cute without his locks as he was with!)

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My Triplets Are One! ~*Windsor Family Photographer*~

For any of you who know me or follow my work, you know that our family has been greatly blessed in the baby department lately! Last year we welcomed my brothers triplets into our family- what an experience and ride it has been!
These three were my first birth photography experience (I was so lucky, fortunate, excited to be in the OR room during the cesarean section birth).  They also were my first NICU photoshoot experience as well (being part of the Tiny Footprints Project I have been blessed to photograph a number of children in the NICU).  I photographed them weekly in the NICU for 6 weeks.  I did their newborn photoshoot when they were almost 9 weeks old and just recently I photographed their FIRST birthday cake smash! Woah! I can’t believe how fast they have grown, how much they have changed and how amazing this past year was.

To look at them, you would never believe they entered this word at 2lbs 13oz, 3lbs 3oz and 3lbs 12oz!!

Not only did they turn one on June 3, but they all became big sisters and big brother when their parents welcome their little sister into the world on July 3.  (Don’t worry, her photos will be coming soon too)

Big J is a smiley smiler; and I have to say, he really loves me 🙂 Whenever I pop in, he is the first to be smiling and wanting to come see me.  When I leave, he is the first to pout and cry (aww break my heart).  And when I hold him, he just snuggles into me.  The girls, I can see they will have a little sass as they get older.  It is getting quite difficult to tell them apart right now- thank goodness at the moment, they have a distinguishing hemangioma! 🙂

Never did I think there would be this many grandchildren in our family!

*Dr Seuss clips, rompers & bowtie from Cassie-Belle Creations by Tara*

I love them to the moon and back.  A-JONATHAN-1-WEEK A-EMILY 1 WEEK A-ELIZABETH-WEEK-ONE

 

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Happy 1st Birthday Mr C

To say that Mr C had the best eyes is such a vast understatement.  Honestly, I felt like he could see right into my soul and I could see in his sweet little one.  They were absolutely mesmerizing and I love, love, loved photographing them! As a funny story, while I was on Facebook one evening I came across a photograph of a newborn baby and I thought to myself “oh my goodness those eyes – that has to be Mr C” and low and behold, it most certainly was!
He was such a great boy from the moment he walked into the studio, except he clearly didn’t like wardrobe changes! It was the only time he showed any disdain, otherwise he was a so sweet and smiley.  He quite enjoyed himself during his cake smash- even going face first into the cake! (why use your hands, just go straight for it with your mouth- it’s faster!)

I had so much fun photographing him and his family is so sweet and adorable.  I love meeting new sweet little clients and their families! ❤

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Happy Birthday Miss R!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Miss R is the daughter of one of my little sister’s dear friends.  When her mama asked if I would be able to photograph her for her birthday I was excited- she is so cute and I just love her little chubby cheeks!  In my house, our new favourite movie and played almost daily is Disney’s Frozen.  My husband, both daughters and I know all the words to all the songs and we bought and downloaded the entire album of songs onto our iPad.  Well, as it would have it, Miss R’s favourite movie is also Frozen.  So when she was giving me stone face and wanting to explore everything I said “I know what you’ll like!” and I quickly went to grab the iPad and put on “Let it Go”.  The look on her face was priceless! She immediately perked up and scanned the room (for what we can assume was looking for the non-existent TV!)

Of course, I had to sing along (which I apologize to mom and dad for since I have a terrible singing voice!)

When it came time for cake time,  Miss R wasted no time getting messy.  At first she seemed like she just wanted to “colour” the floor, but then she finally started to taste it and it was heaven!

I adored having her in the studio.

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Happy Birthday Miss R!!

I remember Miss R being in her mama’s belly and bringing their sweet dog to see me at my clinic.  And I was so excited to meet her that her mama knew she couldn’t bring the dog without bringing the baby! (one of my favourite appointments to go into is one with not only a fur-baby but a real baby too!)
I have basically watched her grow over the last year each time she came in and she has grown cuter and cuter and cuter (and looking more and more like mama every day)
Her eyes are RIDICULOUS! They are SO blue and SO beautiful, it’s almost unbelievable.  She had a grand time with her cake, eating the icing and “painting” with it.  She is such a doll!!!

 

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One Year Already! Mr E!

When my friend Lindsay and her husband got pregnant, I was ecstatic!  She was a gorgeous pregnant mama.  I will never forget the night that Lindsay went into labour- we were all at a friend’s wedding (of which the bride herself and many guests worked on the OB floor!).  Her dear sweet husband was convinced that she wasn’t in labour-  finally they decided to go to the hospital just to ‘check it out’. Well just a few “short hours” later, our sweet little man entered the world.  He was so sweet and tiny and I was so excited to do his newborn photos.  And here we are, one year later doing his first birthday shoot!  He is so sweet and I love his chunky little cheeks and arms!  Happy Birthday Little E!

 

 

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Happy Birthday Miss M!

Miss M’s mama owns Tout Chic Baby Boutique (if you haven’t, you should check her out on Facebook or at her Etsy shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/ToutChicBabyBoutique!).  I heard of her business when another client of mine came with a gorgeous tutu for her own childs shoot.  I loved her work and started purchasing props and items from her.  I was very excited when she contacted me to do her daughter’s 1st birthday shoot.  When Miss M showed up with her mama and papa, I couldn’t stop staring at her amazing eyes.  She looks just like her mama! She has these beautiful big blue eyes and adorable pink, perfect little lips!  I don’t know if I’ve ever faked sneezed so much in my life! Her mama made this wonderful smash cake for her to enjoy, but Miss M had other ideas in mind!  We laughed when she wanted nothing to do with the “yucky cake” but life was made complete with just a few cheerios!!!
I enjoyed having this sweet peanut over for her shoot and am excited to continue a wonderful business relationship with her mama and her business!!

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Beautiful tutu and hair clips made by Tout Chic Baby Boutique