Alana, Dionne, Ainsley, & Spencer

Back in April, I donated a family photo session to the “Olivia’s Easter Fundraiser for CHEO” silent auction.  This is an annual event started after Olivia was rushed to the hospital back in 2013, on Easter weekend, with an aggressive strain of Pneumonia.  Luckily, Olivia pulled through!  All proceeds from this wonderful event goes directly to CHEO, and I was honoured to be a part of it.

Alana and Dionne bid on my session and won!  They contacted me wanting some fall family photos done and I was thrilled to do this for them.  We met at THE place to be in Ottawa during the autumn months, The Arboretum (of course), and the fun began!

It was such a pleasure meeting you, Alana, and your adorable family!  I hope to work with you again in the future!

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Marcie, Steve, & Ellie

I just love when I have returning clients!  Not only does is it wonderful to know that they love the work I do, but it’s also wonderful to see them again, and to see how much the little ones have grown in a year!  Last year, when I first met this family, Ellie wasn’t walking yet….now she’s running around and talking away!  My how time flies!!

This year, we decided to have their fall photos done at The Arboretum, not only because of the amazing foliage, but also so they can bring along their fur baby, Caycee!  Literally EVERY PHOTO was perfect so it was near impossible for me to narrow down my favourites for this blog.  If I could put every single photo in, I would….

Marcie and Steve, thank you so much for allowing me to spend a lovely hour with you guys again!  Can’t wait until next time!

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The O’Neil’s

Have you ever met a family where you can just feel the love….like really FEEL it?  It happened to me when I met the O’Neil’s.

Lisa contacted me wishing to capture some casual family portraits at their home.  When she mentioned that she had four boys, I was a bit worried, to be honest, about how this would go.  My fears were put to rest right away once I met them.  Four beautiful, well behaved boys, who were stellar during the session!  Might I add that although this session was taken at the end of September, it was over 30C outside, with hardly a cloud in sight!  You would never know it from the photos that they were bothered by the heat.  Genuine smiles all around, and some great belly laughs.  This session was such great fun, and I’m honoured that I was able to be there to capture these memories for them.

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Catherine, Adam, Emma and Finn

I cannot tell to you how much I love this family!!  I first met them when they entrusted me to watch their littlest one, Finn, at my home daycare.  He soon became completely part of my family!  Watching him grow during the year and a half I had him in my care was amazing…from crawling, to walking, to starting to talk, to forging lifelong friendships with the other daycare kids.  When news came that his last day with me at my daycare would be the beginning of August, I hoped that we would stay in touch.  So I was thrilled when Catherine contacted me to capture some family photos of them at Petrie Island!

It is evident in these photos the closeness of this family and the pure silliness of both Finn and his big sister Emma….from climbing rocks to chasing seagulls!  So get comfortable because it was near impossible for me to narrow the photos down to just a few!

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How gorgeous is the light of the photos on the bridge!  *insert heart emojis!

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The Gallo Clan

I first met Candice, Richard, and their children last fall for a family photo shoot at the Arboretum, so I was just thrilled when they contacted me again to capture some shots of their extended family as a gift for their Father, this time at Petrie Island.  Can’t think of a better gift to give for Father’s Day!  And I loved seeing the just much Izzie and Neco have grown in almost a year!  I can’t wait to see you again in October for another Fall Photo Shoot!!

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Julie, Adam, and their boys

There was never a dull moment during this amazingly fun photo shoot with Julie, Adam, and their two boys, Dominique and Damien.  After throwing around a few locations, we decided on Petrie Island, a perfect location for this fun loving family.  The highlight of the shoot came at the end of course when we headed to the beach, when the shoes came off and we played in the water!  A wonderful ending to a wonderful time spent with these guys!  Get ready for cuteness overload!!

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Charlie

I guess it’s only fair that, since I did a photo shoot with Maya the other weekend, that I do the same for my eldest daughter, Charlie.  A few locations were thrown around but we finally decided on Hog’s Back.  Brought back many memories of me going there with my parents when I was her age.  We got a few shots in before her allergies set in and we had to leave…but not before enjoying an ice cream treat at the canteen!!

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This shot was taken right after she sneezed….

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Maya

What do I do when I have a weekend off from doing a photography session?  I drag my daughters out to be my models!  This time, it was just my youngest, Maya, who came along.  We headed to the Dominion Arboretum here in Ottawa to enjoy the beautiful day, with my camera in hand. With the promise of being able to climb any tree once we were done, Maya agreed to pose for me.

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It’s so beautiful there….one of my favourite spots for a photo session!

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Christi and Kendra

Here in Orleans, there’s an oasis tucked away that many people don’t even know about!!  I only discovered it last year and I was amazed that it was only 5 mins drive from my home.  So when Christi suggested we do our shoot there, I thought it was the perfect choice.

We had so much fun and their smiles are contagious!!  I hope you enjoy a few of my favourites from this session!

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Kendra couldn’t contain herself watching her Mom being silly behind me!

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Had to capture Kendra’s handstand!

Thank you so much, Christi and Kendra, for spending a lovely Wednesday evening with me!

…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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