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The Zurawskis - Family Mini - Ottawa Lifestyle Photographer

So, I haven't blog a session since July because I'm just drowning in editing. Having two children under 4 and running my own business, things can get a little crazy at times. So all my focus has been editing and getting all the captured memories back to my clients as soon as possible. I’m going to start playing catch up as things slow down a little bit over the winter and will be posting summer/fall/winter family sessions as well as some weddings!

Here are the Zurawskis that I had photographed in October 2018. Despite being a tad cold that morning, we had an amazing adventure in the forest out in Russell. Rob sent me this amazing message a few days after receiving his gallery and it just made my heart burst on so many levels that I asked if it was ok if I shared it with you all. "Jess, at first I picked out some photos that I liked and didn't think too much about it, but the more I look at them and digest them, I see the artistry and importance. Today scanning through them at lunch, they reminding me of the family that I am lucky to have. Jess, I didn't realize the emotional impact that the photos would have on me. It didn't happen right away. At first I was analyzing them and picking out flaws, but when you see them all as a collection, you can see the artistry and how you have exceeded expectations. I am impressed how our personalities are captured. The looks that we give each other are sincere, and the looks that I see when the girls are looking at nothing at all are tender and beautiful. Thank YOU !!!!" This right here is why I am so absolutely in LOVE with my job. Also, get ready for some major blogging in the next couple of months... as I'm going to be catching up hard from way back in the summer!

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!

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.

The Konkles' - Family Mini - Ottawa Based Photographer

Amazing family mini session one morning back in September. Headed to the neighbourhood park for some fun and walked back home for a few photos with their pup (who I believe is 14!!).

If you follow my work you may remember these cuties from last year. I had done their newborn lifestyle session. Seriously twins are so flipping' fun, never a dull moment. 

The Meikles' - Family Mini - Ottawa Based Photographer

Super fun family mini session with the Meikles' last month! I hadn't seen them for a couple of years ( besides running into them several times at Costco! :D ) and it's just so wonderful to reconnect with past clients and see how crazy fast the kids grow!

Grandbabes - Mini Session - Ottawa Based Photographer

My client, Kate, gifted a mini session to her parents earlier this year. It was used to capture love between grandparents and grandchildren and it was absolutely wonderful to witness.

I hope I can do more of these sessions in future as there was just so much gosh darn love to capture.

The Wilson's - Mini Maternity Session - Ottawa Based Photographer

I'm so behind on blogging as that little baby in Chantal's belly has already graced us with his beautiful presence 2 weeks ago, but this little family of three at the time is just way too cute not to share. And you gotta look through till the very end as we found a cute little creature and I, as well as Tessa, can tell you it was the bestest part of the whole hour we spent together;) Enjoy!

The Picknell's - Family Mini - Ottawa Based Photographer

Back in February I posted a contest on my Facebook page. I asked my followers to nominate someone they thought deserved a session. I received so many nominations that it was overwhelming for me to choose just one. So, I decided to give away a Mini Session along with a Full Lifestyle Session. Adele and her family were the winners for the Mini!

They were an absolute delight. Their girls, Chloe and Catherine, needed no warm and were positively, full of energy ready to go, which is always a plus when you only have a short time together. Prepare yourselves, I dare you not to smile...