Becoming a parent can truly transform how you see the world, no matter if you have a boy or a girl! We birth our babies, we raise our babies, we teach them to be kind, caring, loving human beings and we do it all with the love in our own hearts and the lessons that we were raised on.
Being a boy Mom though, that takes a certain type of women. One that is adventurous and energetic and doesn’t mind getting dirty from time to time. Who am I kidding, having boys means that your dirty all the time, even after showering! Because you see, boys are very busy little people, they like to jump off things, slide down things, climb up things and roll and tackle and leap and run, ALL THE TIME. But guess what, boys are also incredibly compassionate, loving, affectionate little creatures. When they get a bump or a bruise it’s usually Mom that they turn to. When it’s time for bed and they want a snuggle, it’s typically Mom that they reach for. And while yes, Dad’s also play a huge role in raising their boys, they also have a leg up because they’ve been there, they’ve done that, and they are on the same wave length.
This Mom always felt that she would be the Mom of all boys. It was destined, written out in the stars and now it’s all very real. Surrounded by boys she is one very happy Mamma! I mean really, how could she not be with these three incredibly sweet boys! The tenderness that she has taught them is so very evident in the way they interact with their new baby brother, and while my heart felt like it was going to burst from all the brotherly love in the studio last week, I can only imagine how her heart feels on a daily basis being surrounded by all these beautiful boys!
May the journey of being a boy Mom be a brilliant one, Ashley!
It had been a long, long time since I had a 4 month old in the studio, I’m talking years!!
You may think that photographing a 4 month old is challenging, and you’d be right! I find that 4 and 5 months can be the hardest sessions to capture as babies of this age don’t yet sit up on their own, are too long to fit in most of my props and tire very easily. That last bit, about tiring easily, while I was aware of this going into the session I didn’t really anticipate this darling girl dozing off for a little snooze in the middle of her session, but when she did, I jumped at the opportunity to pull out my macro lens and capture all her sweet baby features.
What an incredibly beautiful baby girl she is! Those ginormous eyes, so full of wonder, make her look so much like a doll, and that creamy flawless skin, I mean sheesh, she could be a model at the ripe of age of 4 months.
I loved absolutely everything about this session! From the moment she arrived in the studio to the editing of her images, I’ve enjoyed all of it. The subtle tones and the variety of awake and asleep have me so thrilled with how her gallery is shaping up!
I hope you love this little peek at your session, Mom and Dad! I look so forward to putting all the finishing touches on your gallery and sharing it with you very, very soon!
There has been such an influx of boys in the studio lately. Is it just me or is there a ton of boys being born recently? From clients to close friends, they’re all having boys!
This sweet little guy is the third boy in his family. How lucky for him, to have 2 older brothers to look up to and teach him all of their tried and tested tricks. I can only imagine the mischief that the three of them are going to get into some day.
I have truly enjoyed working with this family from our very first session together! We have documented many milestones including the fresh newborn phase, the growth at the 6 month session, birthday celebrations, and even family sessions.
With their newest addition here I imagine we will have plenty more to photograph in the near future and I look so very forward to seeing how much this adorable babe grows and changes and starts interacting with his super fun older brothers. But hey, let’s not rush things right! For now, may you enjoy the sweetness that your new baby boy exudes and all the love that his older brothers shower him with!
When it comes to newborn photography nothing beats simplicity, in my eyes! Keeping the focus on your beautiful baby is my number one priority! I think that’s what a lot of my clients love most about my work, the soft tones and simple feel of it all! You will never see me pull out blue for a boy, or pink for a girl, no oversized headbands, and no toys. Nope, not here! I always stick with the neutral tones and textured fabrics to help showcase the soft, delicateness of your babies skin and features. And while this look isn’t for everyone, I totally understand that we’re all different and are attracted to different looks, this will always and forever be my favourite and my go-to for newborn photography.
I loved everything about photographing this sweet baby girl, from the warm tone of her skin, to the way she fell so effortlessly into every pose she was placed in. I think she was actually a record breaker for me, as we got through the most props used in the smallest amount of time. Way to go babe, you totally rocked your newborn session, and with that scrumptious little face, I see many more photoshoots in the future for you!!
Thank you Mom and Dad (are you used to being called that yet??) for sharing your precious baby girl with me! She was a dream to work with and an absolute pleasure to meet!! I have loved seeing her beautiful little face on my screen this past week and look forward to sharing all of her adorable images with you soon!
You may recognize this adorable little face from a post I shared a few months back, when I met this darling boy and his lovely parents at their home for a cozy lifestyle session. We became pals pretty fast upon our first meeting and he filled me up with so much happiness on that day.
This particular day was even more special then the first time we met as it was on his 1st Birthday. How lucky for me, to be given the pleasure of sharing in this super special day with him. I absolutely loved photographing him in studio, and while it felt like a mini workout (because 1 year olds are very busy little people) it made for some lovely images of this darling boy.
I can’t thank you enough Mom and Dad, for allowing me to capture your absolutely adorable little boy! I can only imagine how much happiness he brings to your lives on a daily basis, as every time I’ve been around him he puts the biggest smile on my face and leaves me with such a sense of gratitude. Funny how just being around certain children can do that to us! He certainly is a little heartbreaker!!!
Happiest of Birthday’s to my pal Clark! May this year be filled with growth, good health, love and loads of hugs and kisses for you sweet boy!
Did you know that all of my newborn clients receive a complimentary session during the 6-9 month timeframe to document their baby’s growth?
Yeahhhhhhh! Pretty awesome right!
It’s a win/win really, because I love seeing these babies again after a few months. They’ve become more engaged, they’re more expressive, they clap along while we sing, and I get to photograph it all. And while some are just learning to sit and others crawling and cruising all over the place, it’s always an absolute blast and leaves me with a smile on my face!
This little lady made me gush all over again, at her long lashes and sweet little face! She’s such a doll and was so much fun to photograph at her 9 month session!
Would you believe me if I told you this beautiful boy was 1 day shy of being 1 month old? Well, on the day I met and photographed him, he was! And while this age tends to scare of some when it comes to newborn photography, I always welcome the challenge, and in this case I’m so happy that I did, because not only was his demeanour just like that of a 1 week old, it also brought his Mom, Grandma and I to meet, and what a treat that was!
It was an absolutely beautiful morning that I shared with this darling boy and his Ladies!! There was talk of angels and hummingbirds and we all meshed so incredibly well. Also, the fact that he has such an angelic look to him just made it all seem that much more serene.
It’s funny isn’t it, how you just mesh so well with certain people. From my initial contact with this baby boy’s Mom I knew we would be a good fit for each other, and once we met, I knew I was right, but the more we chatted the more the connection grew. Just wild I tell you, people don’t come into our lives for no reason, there is always something more to it, yes, even in business. I can’t put my finger on why we connected so well, however, I think it is a combination of her relationship with her super sweet Mom and also simply the way our conversation flowed so effortlessly.
I can not thank you enough Mom, for bringing your precious boy to be photographed by me, but also for being so kind, thoughtful and open with me! I will never forget this day and look so forward to seeing that gorgeous boy of yours grow and change over the months and years!
I hope you love your peek and I can not wait to share your full gallery with you soon!
It was a windy evening, filled with a gorgeous cloud filled, cotton candy sky, and endless views of the great Lake Ontario. The perfect scene, at this time of year especially, for a maternity session!
You see, here in Ontario our trees are still fighting to show off their beautiful blossoms, and most scenic views are still looking very drab and lifeless. And while most of us can’t wait for Spring to arrive, I’m just over being very thankful to live where I do and have options when it comes to outdoor photography.
Also, this session, my first outdoor of the year, has totally filled me with inspiration! I can’t put my finger on whether it was the fact that I’m outdoors for work again, or that this couple was so wonderful work with! Either way, I’m inspired and look SO forward to working outside much more this year!
Lovely Lisbon, how I enjoyed discovering the streets of your beautiful city! Your steep hills within skinny streets paired with the slippery limestone that covers sidewalks is definitely what stands out most in my mind.
From the slippery sidewalks of Lisbon to the seaside cliffs of the Algarve, Portugal totally satisfied my senses and filled my adventurous soul! The gorgeous views that the Algarve offered up left me speechless and in complete awe of this beautiful planet. My goodness, there sure is a lot to discover out there!!
Sharing all of this beauty with my main squeeze was the most fulfilling part of it all! 10 days full of adventure, getting lost, and discovering new places. There’s no one else I would have enjoyed this trip with more!