Thursday, April 17, 2014

Baby's First Easter Basket

Sawyer's first Easter basket is all ready for Easter Sunday!

Truth be told, I've had just about everything in it bought since March. I'm starting to discover that the holidays are so much more fun once you start having kids. Even though Sawyer's not going to remember this first Easter, I'm still excited to watch his curious little eyes light up when he sees his colourful and sparkly basket!

Here's what I included:

- rabbit plushie
- My Quotable Kid
- two sidewalk chalk packs
- The Honest Company wooden zebra toy
- Bendi Baby yoga mat
- Little Hip Squeaks headbands
- three Easter board books

It will be a little while before he's ready for sidewalk chalk, but you can never get enough of that kinda crap right! I'm especially excited to roll out his yoga mat beside my own. At first I thought, baby yoga mat, bit of a novelty item. But then I read all of it's other uses (tummy time, baby massage, changing mat, clean spot to set baby outdoors etc.) and I was sold!

Happy Easter!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lifestyle Newborn and Baby Photography

One of the sweet things about having a baby is that I've had an incredible amount of practice with newborn and baby photography.
My style is not your average baby-in-a-basket posed photographs; it's a little bit more natural, a little more candid. 
Don't get me wrong, I think the baby-in-a-basket style is completely adorable and sweet, 
but it's just not me.

I love to capture the moment in it's purest form. When I (and my clients) look back through their baby's earliest photographs, I want them to remember the little details. 
I see these little things when baby's in his natural environment. His home. These are the familiar moments that you'll never forget.

Personally, this is my favourite style of Newborn and Baby photography.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Gifts | Cordelia's Birthday Party

As I'm going through and editing these photos, I've been getting these great childhood flashbacks of the fun times we used to have at our birthday parties.

As a child we always look forward to our birthdays and the celebrations that come along with them, and every year is more and more exciting - we're getting older! It's not until we reach our early to mid twenties that some of us begin to hate our birthdays and even dread this inevitable day of the year.

I just think this is so weird, and so silly. It's such a privilege to grow old, one that a great many people don't ever get to experience. So since reaching this period of my life, I've been casting aside the common notion that birthdays are just another year closer to the end, and instead, holding on to the child-like anticipation of each birthday, looking forward to reaching another age milestone and knowing that with each year I'm growing older, I'm also growing wiser and more experienced.


I'm only blogging a portion of Cordelia's birthday session, as I really wanted to focus in on just one part of the party: the Gift opening!

Do you remember opening gifts as a child? These photos just might take you on a trip down memory lane - I know they did for me! So many mixes of emotion, so cute and innocent!

Nap time!