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 P ~*Windsor Maternity Photographer*~

One of my BFF’s since grade school is expecting and we’re due only a few weeks apart! She has been living in Toronto for many years, so sadly for us we get to experience it together via emails, texts and social media but it’s still so exciting!  She and her family were here for a visit and we had to squeeze in a maternity session before I stopped shooting.  We went out to Thiessens Apple Orchard (bummer there wasn’t many apples left!) but it was beautiful.  Of course, it helps when I have such a stunner as a friend to shoot!!!!! I love her so much! (and her husband and sweet daughter). I can’t wait to see if Miss S is going to have a baby brother or sister.

 

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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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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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Waiting for Baby *~34 weeks~* Windsor Maternity Photographer

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I was thrilled when these two contacted me to photograph not only their bump, but their little beeb when she arrived.  I’ve known Daddy for a very long time, since we were small kids, growing up in the bowling alley.  … Continue reading

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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Baby Excitement! ~*35 weeks*~ *Windsor Maternity Photographer*

I had been looking forward to meeting this family for quite some time and when we did, I found out that I had already photographed this darling little girl! Two years ago I donated my time to do a father’s day shoot for Lassaline Ontario Early Year Center.  I photographed many children so that the OEY could print photo presents for the dads.  Well little Miss S was only a few months old! My oh my, she has grown!

They are now anxiously anticipating a handsome little boy (who I cannot wait to meet and photograph in just a few short weeks!).  Once again, I photographed a mama-to-be who was simply stunning.  And once again, I thought to myself “if only I looked that when I was pregnant!”.  Seriously just so natural and beautiful.

This is such a super adorable family!

Miss S was very excited about the farm and all the animals, and was thrilled with our many, and very frequent, photo bombers.  There was a litter of kittens who are now at the very curious, very explorative age….they literally followed us everywhere we went.  Sometimes even jumping and flying by and shocking us!  But they made me giggle….and work…since I had to continuously move their sweet little fluffs out of my way.  I had such a blast with this family and I am greatly looking forward to the message that our Little Mr is making his way earth side!

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Baby Bump! ~*34 weeks*~

Ever notice that as time goes on, those who were younger than you, all of a sudden are the same age as you?  That is exactly how I feel when I think of my brother and sister!  I am the oldest of three, myself, my brother and then our baby sister.

As you may know, I have 2 daughters.  My sister has 2 sons.  (And my brother, well he has triplets (2 girls and a boy) and another girl on the way!)  When my sister announced she was pregnant, it was a bit of a surprise for all of us.  We were in the midst of planning her wedding which was going to be taking place in just a few short months.  (She got married in February and was an incredibly beautiful bride- half the time you can’t even tell she is 6 1/2 months pregnant!)

During my sister and brother in laws wedding speech they started talking about a secret they wished to share with everyone.  Since all in attendance were their closest friends and family they found it only fitting to be able to share this secret at that moment.  I looked at them with excited anticipation and thought “it better be the sex of the baby!” .   After a pause, for dramatic effect I am sure, they announced they were having a GIRL!  I slightly dread seeing the wedding video or photos during that moment as I think I may have lost my mind temporarily.  I was (and am) so excited! A sweet daughter for my sister (and another sweet girl for me to photograph!)

This pregnancy has been a bit of a roller coaster for my sister but she was kind enough to oblige when I asked if I could take a few belly shots one evening.

I am greatly looking forward to so many things: I will be photographing the birth of my newest niece when she decides to make her arrival, obviously taking her newborn photos and watching my sister become a mother to a little girl. (Boys are great, but having a girl is certainly different)

Only a few short weeks to go….or sooner!

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Beautiful Mama Jennifer

When I found out these two initially were not going to have a maternity session my first instinct was what!? Are they crazy? 🙂 Of course, I know that belly photos aren’t for everyone but I am a strong believer (now that I have 2 children) that there will come a time that you WILL want to remember this time, it’s so quick and fleeting in the grand scheme of life, and there is just so much excitement.  I love seeing the look of love and pure energetic excitement in the anticipation of a first child (or second or third or more!)

There are maybe a few more times in a woman’s life that she is just as stunning and glowing and beautiful as when she is expecting a child. I think it has to do with, in part, how much happiness an expectant mother exudes (even in those final, potentially grouchy days!) and that happiness is formed in a beautiful aura around her.  I just love it.

So these two gorgeous parents to be, braved the bitter cold and the slippery ice to capture this time!
And I couldn’t be happier with the outcome!

As I finished packaging up their session’s photos, I got an unexpected and very exciting bit of news; baby girl made an early debut! I had been excited for February to come along and here we are, in the last week of January and my darling makes her appearance.  I have been fortunate enough to get a sneak peak of her and she’s adorable! I can’t wait to get my hands on her!

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