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Valerie and Grace - Family Mini Session - Ottawa Lifestyle Photographer

Valerie was the winning bidder of a mini session I donated to the annual Ottawa Fur Kids Online Auction last year. When she reached out to book a session, I was about to give birth to Ruby. So she kindly waited and we finally captured some amazing memories with her daughter, Grace, a few weeks ago. We had an absolute blast! 

Ottawa Fur Kids Online Auction is run every year in February. I will gladly donate another session next year so keep an eye out for it!

Jude's First Birthday Party - Ottawa Family Lifestyle Photographer

I had an absolutely blast with this beautiful family of 3 boys last month! It was Jude's first birthday and I hadn't seen them since his newborn session last year, how I've missed them! 

I arrived, Jude filled up his little belly and then we quickly headed out for some family portraits before the guests arrived. I stayed for a good part of the party and documented all the crazy goodness that comes with a first birthday party! Loved every minute of it! Please enjoy the fun!

Everett - One Year - Family Mini - Ottawa Family Lifestyle Photographer

I met Everett a year ago. I photographed him when he was only a few weeks old and so itty bitty. I loved meeting him all over again, I feel so lucky I get to watch this little human grow.

I feel so honoured that my clients continue to come back and ask me to capture all these precious, fleeting moments for their families. Our babes grow so friggin' fast and I feel it is so important to document all the things so we can remember forever how it was and who they were.

Eric and Bailey - Engagement Session - Ottawa Wedding Photographer

I needed no prompts for these two. They made each other laugh and giggle the whole session long.

Started at a pub for a round of drinks (which was on the house! yay!) and then headed out to a park close by.

Note to anyone thinking of having a round of drinks at the beginning of your session ( which I highly recommend!), hit the bathroom before you leave the bar or you may end up like Eric and Bailey squatting behind dumpsters at the end of your session bahah amazing!.

Seriously, these two are so in love and it just beams right out of them. I can not wait to capture their wedding day in September. 

In Home Newborn Lifestyle Session - Ottawa Family Photographer

This beautiful and very large set was just sent off to this amazing family this afternoon and I am so excited to be sharing it with you all. If I didn't think it was over kill, I'd just share all 150+ images. It's so difficult picking and choosing what images I'd like to share for my blog. I absolutely love story telling and I feel that every image is a page to a story and if I skip an important moment it makes it harder to follow along. I do hope that I chose all the right moments to allow you, the viewer, to feel all the right emotions..

Please enjoy!

 

Jessica and Alan - Engagement Session - Ottawa Wedding Photographer

Joined Jessica, Alan and their pup Hurley at a park close to their home earlier this month for their engagement session. Jess and Alan rocked it despite the fact that Hurley discovered a rabbit's nest 2 seconds in and found herself incredibly distracted (no doubt!). 

We then made our way to Andrew Haydon park just the 3 of us and Jess knew of some hidden gems on the grounds that I never even knew existed (props to Jess!!!).

Seriously these two were on fire, every single shot was a keeper. Ennnjoyyyyyyy!

Look out for them again on my feed come September!

Logan turns 2 - Extended Family Lifestyle Session - Ottawa Based Photographer

We definitely all got our workout in chasing sweet sweet Logan around the park back in May.

Logan's mom, Hailey, gifted this session to both of Logan's  two sets of grandparents but also GREAT grandparents. Seriously, an incredible gift. Irreplaceable moments now frozen in time for Logan to look back on and know just how much he is loved.

Alexa - Holistic Personal Trainer and Powerlifter

Alexa is a Holistic personal trainer/powerlifter and she made my job so friggin' easy.
She is absolutely gorgeous inside and out.
Also, having a session day after a wind storm pays off with the remnants of the wind lingering. Ohhhh ya, hair was on point!

This girl can lift. 
I mean she lifts f@#$in' heavy and it is so bad ass, hot.
If you want to be inspired, reach out to this beauty, Alexa Rochford Fitness. You can also find her on Instagram @ilikeitalexa

 

Wildroots Nature and Forest School

Last week I was so incredibly fortunate to be a "fly in the forest" during one of my daughter's Forest school sessions at Wildroots Nature and Forest School.

She has been attending since last summer at just 2 1/2. I would pick her up and ask her how her morning was and what she did but she could never fully explain to me. Still at almost 3 1/2, she tells me "she doesn't have the words" to express what they did.

I finally had the privilege to watch and document one of their magical mornings in the Forest. I wanted to get it all. The curiosity, the wonderment, the excitement... all of the feelings. So that when the parents of these amazing children and all of you looked through these images, you would get a glimpse of what they do and what they see each morning.

It's incredibly amazing, this opportunity that these children have. Learning from great educators about the forest and the life it contains. They are developing a deep respect for nature and at the same time gaining confident, grit and making great friends in the process.

Eden - In Home Newborn Lifestyle Session - Ottawa Based Photographer

I met Eden's mom and dad, Dani and James, while shooting Dani's sister's wedding last year. We were both pregnant, myself nearing the end and Dani at the beginning of her pregnancy. Throughout that day, I documented Dani and James interacting and playing with their nieces, thinking to myself what amazing parents they will become. And here I am 8 months later photographing their beautiful daughter Eden, absolutely perfect as can be.

An absolutely pleasure. Congratulations Dani and James, she was definitely worth the wait.

The Sharfsteins' In Home Newborn Session - TWINS - Ottawa Lifestyle Photographer

I don't know how, but I managed to forget to blog this beautiful newborn TWIN session I had last month... I think my mom brain is clouding my memory.

When I arrived at Wendy and Eric's home in January, Eric was still upstairs getting ready and I just want to say I had/have the most respect for Wendy who was totally rocking this new mom of twins gig!  A total pro already without a doubt, especially also dealing with the chaos of recently moving. Multiple times throughout our session I had the urge to give her a standing ovation. When you scroll through these images, you'll notice this incredible calmness about her.

Jess and Jeff - Wedding - Metcalfe, ON - Ottawa Photographer

Jess and Jeff were married on September 16, 2017 and I was able to deliver their full set just before my daughter, Ruby, was born. Blogging my favs got forgotten, until now!

I definitely need to share this wedding because despite the crazy heat that day, it was amazing! I had an absolutely fantastic time with this wonderful group of people. Everyone was crazy welcoming and friendly and so laid back. Jess and Jeff wanted to get to the celebration part as fast as possible, and had the shortest ceremony I have ever witness on the Metcalfe Fair grounds (right across the street from my old high school!), followed by an awesome party with all their family and friends. Ridiculous good time had by all! Check it out!

Theodore - In Home Newborn Lifestyle Session - Ottawa Photographer

This family is one of my favourites. I have been documenting them since before Flo, their not quite 2 year old, was born.

I first photographed their maternity session. I was referred to them by an amazing, east coast photographer, Evan McMaster (check him out if ever you are in the East Coast and need a photographer. He's wonderful!). He photographed my first maternity session when he just happened to be visiting Ottawa back in 2014 and he photographed Sabrina and Jacques wedding when they lived in New Brunswick. Thank you Evan for sending these amazing people my way. The more we get to know each, at each session, the better our sessions get. We have gotten so comfortable with each other which makes for the bestest sessions...

Congratulations, Sabrina and Jacques, on your beautiful new addition to the family. Theodore is absolutely amazing just like his big sister, Florence.

Suzie and Aaron - In Home Newborn Lifestyle - Ottawa Photographer

I'm back baby!

Dang, it feels good to be back shooting for my amazing clients.

For now, I'm only booking in home newborn sessions, because those babies grow way too darn fast to be able to wait, but also because I friggin' adore these sessions so much. 

Suzie and Aaron welcomed their beautiful daughter Eloise to the world on Dec. 28th and at just 2 weeks old I had the privilege of photographing this brand new family.

Ellie is one lucky little babe. As you scroll through, I am almost certain you will feel the love radiate through your screen. 

Regarding Ruby - A 365 Day Photography Project

For those you who don't already know, my family grew in November and we welcomed our second daughter, Ruby Rose. 

I am presently taking a break from booking sessions to spend extra quality time with my daughters.

I WILL be booking newborn sessions starting in January and will be back booking family sessions starting in May 2018. Weddings, I will start back in September 2018. If you'd like a family session in May please do contact me at least 2 month before as May is as ridiculously busy as October and those months fill up FAST!

IN THE MEAN TIME... I have started a 365 Day Project with our Daughter Ruby were you can watch her grow as I take one photo a day of her. I did this for our daughter Piper as well and it helped me make sure I continued to pick up my camera, which then helped me continue to develop my skill while I was not working and  also, Piper can now look back and know who she was and what we did every single day of her first year. Pretty amazing!

Please follow along here or on my facebook page as I will be posting a photo a day...

At times there's a story to go along with the photo, so please check out my facebook page if you'd like more commentary.

Hope you will enjoy getting to know our little Miss Ruby Rose.

The Thomas' - Family Lifestyle Session - Ottawa Based Photographer

Wonderful at home session with these five last month. It was my second time making my way to Chesterville to document this ever growing family, with little George as the new addition.

With the combination of three boys, acres of property, their own pond, apple trees and chickens, there was never a dull moment and had me smiling from ear to ear the entire session. Hope this set brings a smile to your face too.