An Apple A Day // Fall Mini Sessions

I love fall mini sessions. If Christmas was in the fall it would be my favourite season ever but because Christmas is in the winter, I’m torn. Anyway, I love hosting fall mini sessions especially because here in Ontario we have (in my totally unbiased opinions) THE best orchards ever. If you don’t believe me just take a look below!

I am new to the area of Kitchener-Waterloo so it made sense to host some mini session for my first fall as a photographer here! I had so much fun with these families, my face hurt from laughing and smiling so much! I can’t wait to do them again next year!

I was able to shoot at Martin’s Family Farm and it was the perfect locations for fall pictures. As much as I love the changing leaves, nothing screams fall to me like an apple orchard. How awesome are those red apples on these trees? It was absolutely perfect. It was a chilly day sometimes sunny, sometimes cloudy but it all worked out so well.

After such a successful season and a lot of happy families, I can’t wait to have these mini sessions again next year!

One Year // Jonathan + Kim

You know what I love to see? Young love. I have a special spot in my heart for young couples because I was married young! My brother-in-law and his girlfriend have been together for just over a year and they are so perfect for each other, I love seeing them both so happy and working well together!

When I was up in Whitby visiting family we decided to do a little impromptu photoshoot in the backyard! Jonathan wants to get better in front of the camera so I promised we would do a little shoot with them! It was so much fun! I love watching watching people warm up in front of the camera. As we were taking pictures they both became more comfortable and started working really well with me and with each other!

It’s a hard thing to do, being vulnerable in front of the camera and just trying to be yourself, as a photographer I try to make my people feel like they can be themselves and that that is what makes a great photo! So cheers to young love and impromptu photoshoots!

A Grenada Love Story // Bryce & Marisol

When we were living on the small island of Grenada in the West Indies we had some very good friends come and visit us! Now they were already married but I like to think of this shoot as an engagement session. I really treat every session with just me and a couple in love like an engagement photoshoot. They are definitely some of my favourite session, especially when we are dealing with some gorgeous landscape that is the Spice Isle of the Caribbean!

We had so much fun for this session. I love a good adventure especially when it comes to photography. That’s the best part of engagement session, the adventure! The stress free time to get awesome poses and pictures. I get to be really creative and have so much fun getting to know couples! That’s why I include an engagement session in my wedding packages. I love this session and use it as an opportunity to really get to know the people I’m going to spend one of the most precious days of their lives.

I hope you enjoy this super fun, adventurous “engagement” session as much as we did doing it!

A Summer Maternity Beauty // Jennifer

Okay I promise I have love for other seasons as well. Nothing quite like fall but there is something spectacular about a beach in summer. Something that creates a little magic in maternity pictures. Jenn was such a trooper, she had the day at the beach and then had her maternity pictures done and she looked amazing at that! Can you believe that this is baby number five?! She is simply stunning and it was so much fun.

This just goes to show that even if the sun is high, you can still get some pretty amazing pictures! Using lighting to create pictures is one of my favourite things as a photographer. Our province of Ontario has some pretty spectacular landscapes (all we’re missing are mountains!) and I’m so lucky that I’m in a job that gets to capture the beauty around us and the beauty in each person. Plus maternity photoshoots are seriously so much fun, those bumps are the best!

At Home Photography // The Nabrotzkys

Life with a newborn can be a big adjustment. Life with multiple kids and a newborn is chaotic. This beautiful family just brought their third baby girl home from the hospital and they are living in new territory now. That third baby is a game changer! 

They knew they wanted pictures but the thought of actually getting everyone dressed and happy and out of the house for some on location pictures seemed a little daunting. I suggested we do a lifestyle session in their own home to make it easier and more comfortable for everyone. They didn't need to worry about packing snacks, changes of clothes, diapers, soothers, or drinks. I just came over to their house in the morning and after a quick nursing session we were able to begin. 

Letting the girls show me around their house and having them help me with the baby and with taking the pictures involved them in a fun way so they didn't feel too much like they were being asked to sit still and smile the whole time. We were able to go into the nursery and play in the living room and take as many potty and nursing breaks as necessary!

It was so much fun to watch the little girls just love their baby sister. Seeing Dad play with his daughters just melted my heart. Watching mom care for her three babies and giving them each the attention they needed is why I love what I do. Family photography, especially in home lifestyle sessions, brings me into your world and gives me a glimpse of your life and lets you cherish these moments forever!