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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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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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!

Baby, It’s Cold Outside….

….but Jade was all cozy and warm thanks to her pregnancy!  Jade and Dustin’s baby girl is due the beginning of March, and they wanted some photos to remember her gorgeous baby-bump. So we headed to Mer Bleue just as the snow started falling. A perfect backdrop to a beautiful couple.

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Catherine and Yves

The snow was lightly falling during this photo shoot and it added such magic to the photographs.  These two love birds, Catherine and Yves, are engaged to get married in July 2018 and you can just tell how in love they are!  From the cuddles under the blanket, to playing in the snow, these two were such a pleasure to photograph.  And I think Yves even enjoyed playing “model”.  🙂

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Zarley, Jackie, and Luke!

I have been super lucky, not only with the weather, but with having such beautiful families to photograph, and the Hutt Family was no exception!  Baby Luke had just turned 1 year old and had just starting walking, so capturing this special time for Zarley and Jackie meant a lot to me.  I hope you enjoy my top picks from this lovely photo session!

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Susan, Jan, and the Fam

Way back when, I used to call Susan my boss.  Now I call her my friend, along with her partner Jan, and their beautiful, and very tall, daughter, Rae!  I had so much fun photographing these ladies, along with Jan’s parents, on this gloomy Saturday morning. Their smiles and laughter definitely made up for the lack of sun!

Family Session at Watson’s Mill

The weather was great, albeit windy, for this wonderful family session at Watson’s Mill in Manotick.  Another gorgeous family that I got the pleasure of photographing!  I’m a lucky gal!  🙂