Introducing Ellisud Jude

The message I had been waiting for finally came on the morning of November 2nd….my beautiful niece Jesse was in labour!!  Apart from the excitement of becoming a Great Aunt, I was super excited because I was going to capture this amazing moment!  So I quickly got my gear all together and jumped in the car for the drive to, wait for it, Markham!  Of course, I figured I had loads of time to get there since this is her first baby and usually the first ones like to take their time.  Regardless, I was stressing, (and perhaps driving a tad too fast), to make sure I made it on time.

Made it to the Markham Stouffville Hospital in 4 hours, (with no speeding tickets I might add), and was happy to hear that the baby had not yet arrived, but she was pushing.  Jesse was exhausted and working very hard, so it was agreed that I would wait to start shooting until Ellis made his grand entrance.  So I waited with my brother, Walter, (who was celebrating his birthday), and sister-in-law Connie, along with Jesse’s sister-in-law Kathy and her daughter Taylor.  Jesse’s mother-in-law, Anne, arrived soon before baby was born.

Jesse, the super woman she is, pushed for over 3 1/2 hours!  Finally, at 6:49pm, we heard the amazing news that Ellis had arrived, 8lbs, 9oz and 22.5″ long!!  After a little time for the new Mom to recover, we were able to come in and meet the newest addition to the family.  We were in love instantly.

Jesse and Joe, words cannot express how honoured I feel to have been able to capture these amazing first moments for you.  Ellis is perfect in every way possible.

Children have neither past nor future. They enjoy the present, which very few of us do.  Enjoy every moment during these early days as they tend to fly by.  ❤

 

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…and Brigitte Makes Four!

I was so excited to do this Newborn Lifestyle Shoot, not only because I love newborns, (who doesn’t), but because baby Brigitte has a big brother, Johnathan, who is 2.5 years old!  The other newborn shoots I’ve done had no siblings, so I knew this would be a bit different, and I was looking forward to it.  Needless to say this family was adorable and because Brigitte was their second, they were so much more relaxed, which made for a great photoshoot.  I hope you enjoy this small sample of their gallery.

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Dahlia Rose

Back in February, I was asked by Thy to capture her baby shower.  She was glowing and looked absolutely beautiful!  So when I was asked again to come and meet baby Dahlia Rose and capture some moments of her with her family,  I was honoured and accepted right away!  Welcome to the world, baby Dahlia!

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Sigwan!

You know that quote from Shakespeare,  ‘And though she be but little, she is fierce’?  Well, this rings true for baby Sigwan!  She came into this world fighting and everyday she continues to thrive, no doubt in part due to the incredible love from her parents, Krystina and Connor.  I was so honoured to have been invited into their cozy home to capture these precious moments that last all but a second it seems.  The days are long, but the years are short ~ I hope these photos will bring you wonderful memories in the years to come.

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