I was so honoured when Carla wrote to me saying she wanted to book a family session with me with visiting from Alberta! It was a first for me to be a part of someone's travel plans to Winnipeg, and I will have to say I will do it again in a heartbeat! I had such a blast with this family, and it gave me a glimpse into my near future as a mom of two young boys. Carla, next time you are in town lets do this again :)
Leading up to their wedding day, Christien and Shelby had me out to Christien's family's property (the venue for their wedding day) to check it out. I decided to bring along my camera so I could snap a couple of family pictures while I was there, since I hadn't seen little Levi since he was a newborn (if you look back for their newborn session, Levi is the baby that loved sleeping in a bucket lol). I'm so happy that this family chose me as their wedding photographer and its been so fun seeing little Levi grow up.
I did this family session at The Forks back in June. I absolutely love doing sessions there, whether its for families, couples or for wedding day portraits. There are so many options for backdrops which is fun...as well as many delicious treats for bribing little ones..or for just treating yourself, why not? At first Leo was slightly skeptical about this whole photoshoot thing, but after a few rounds of peek-a-boo with his elephant behind my camera, he decided maybe its not so bad after all.
This is probably one of the most adorable cake smashes I have ever been a part of! I'm not going to lie, I get super excited when I get to do sessions for little girls, as I am so used to seeing all the cute boy stuff (mom of boys life) but not all the adorable baby girl stuff. Like seriously, Parker's outfit complete with baby Sugar Blossom Design bracelet?? Does it get any cuter then that? And don't even get me started on the peony (my favourite flower) topped cake made by Kayla Ammeter. Enjoy all this cuteness, if you can even handle it haha
I was so excited when Aleah asked me to do a newborn lifestyle session for their new baby girl, Signey. She is absolutely so precious, she has so obviously stolen the hearts of both mom and dad that there was just so much love to capture. Not to mention I'm very in love with their home, so that was just a bonus! Aleah you are welcome to redecorate my house anytime ;). Enjoy!
I love at home newborn sessions, and a few weeks back I was lucky to have two on the same day!! The morning started off with Meghan, Andrew and their new baby Lucas. Meghan and Andrew are high school sweethearts that have built such a beautiful home together. The day of our session baby Lucas was already over a month old...but his due date still was a week away. This little champ is so strong and alert, doesn't even seem like a baby who came over 5 weeks early. He just couldn't wait to meet his parents...and by the way that they look at him, I don't blame him one bit!
I was so lucky back in February to be welcomed into the amazing kid friendly cafe SCOUT to take some photos. My 2.5 year old son's favourite activity for the last year and a half has been to go on coffee dates. This is always a fun activity, but once his "coffee" is done running around and burning off some energy was never really welcomed...until SCOUT. It has such an amazing play area for kids, where playtime is encouraged while Mom or Dad finally gets to drink a hot cup of coffee! They also get fresh amazing treats from local shops so you and your little one can treat yourselves. If you haven't been yet, you MUST go! And while you are there, say hi to Katrina, Phil and Stella, the family behind this lovely space. Enjoy!
I was so excited to get to do this winter maternity session at Birds Hill Park this year. Such a beautiful backdrop for a truly Manitoban style maternity session. These two (soon to be three) braved the cold like champs...I'm so thankful they hung on long enough for the sun to drop a little bit for some beautiful back lit pictures through the trees. I am so happy for these two and cannot wait to meet their baby girl this spring. Side note: they met at my stagette...so I'm thinking Kelsey is a pretty good name option for their little girl ;)
If floral crowns, tea parties with bunnies, pink bows and all around adorableness is your thing...well then this is the session for you! My job was made so easy by these girls' mama...there was just too much cuteness to photograph <3 Lucky for me, I get to photograph them again TWICE this summer as flower girls for two of their aunties! I can't even begin to imagine how adorable that will be. Enjoy!
Don't even know where to start with this one... it's a little bit of a sentimental shoot for this family (and myself as well if I'm being 100% honest). I've known Lisa for a while now, we went to school together and now have worked together for quite a few years. When returning from our first maternity leaves, Lisa had the genius idea that since we are shift workers, we should take turns watching the kiddos as our child care. Now almost a year and a half later, baby Benji is born and this family is moving on and starting a new journey in a different province. These pictures not only celebrate their new baby boy and being a family of four, but also as memories of their Winnipeg home. This home is the only place that I have ever dropped my son off at. Here I knew he was safe, well cared for, having fun and most importantly VERY loved. I will miss these days and be a little sad that our sons won't have the bond that our oldest kiddos do. Also, somehow I'm going to have to explain to my son that he is now in a long distance relationship haha. If that wasn't enough to pull on my heartstrings, Grandma joined in for a bit so she could have some nice pictures of her and the kids before they leave. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I do <3
This year I had to cut my work year short due to the arrival of our second son. Knowing that I would have to end my work year halfway through the busiest part of the photography year, I decided to offer Fall Mini Sessions to ensure that I got to work with all the families that wanted fall family pictures by me this year. These families were troopers as we had to deal with a location change only 20 minutes before the first family session was about to start. You guys rock! Also, the change to Assiniboine Forest did not disappoint. This may be my new go to location for fall sessions...the colours were so beautiful. Enjoy!
Side note: You may recognize some faces from previous shoots... I love when families keep booking with me! It's such a compliment and I am so flattered...also love the relationships that are built and getting to watch their little ones grow <3
Well, it seems that I am VERY behind on my blogging...I guess a busy fall and then having a new addition to the family will do that. Here are some images from a few of the family sessions that I did this fall! Loved all the different locations, from Assiniboine Park, LaSalle, Niverville and Harte Trail. All these families were such fun to work with....and quite a few adorable kids to boot! Enjoy :)
P.S. some of you may recognize this first family...It's the lovely Erika Skye Photography and her family! We have done some collaborations in the past and I'm sure we will have a few more coming up for you guys ;)
Was so happy to get to do another shoot for this adorable family! They are so much fun to photograph...and in January they will be bringing another gorgeous human into this world! Could not be happier for them. Also, side note, LOVE LOVE LOVE doing fall shoots at Assiniboine Park! In a few weeks my Fall Mini Sessions will be hosted here, and this shoot got me very excited for them :) Enjoy!
On Friday I got to capture this engagement/family/newborn session. Levi was such a trooper, I have never seen a baby so happy to be in a bucket! I am so happy for this little family and cannot wait to capture their wedding next summer. Enjoy!
Bowen's first birthday party had to be one of the cutest I have ever seen! The woodland theme was perfect, Bowen's parents Nicole & John had every little detail down to a tee. Not to mention they had Smoke'N Bob's Hot Dog stand there...I may have gotten my hands on a hotdog, as well as one of the gorgeous fox cupcakes that Nicole and her friend Stephanie made...and they were both delicious!! Also, check out one of the cutest cakes I have ever seen (also made by Nicole's friend Stephanie). Lastly, what made the party even better was just how adorable little Bowen and all his little friends and cousins were. I could not stop snapping pictures. Enjoy!
You may recognize this couple from a maternity shoot not that long ago. Well, now they are back on the blog with their little man! Jenn was so sure that the baby would be a girl that I was completely shocked when they announced the arrival of their son! And what a handsome man he is :)
Falling a bit behind on my blogging these days, cannot believe I am just posting this session! I had such a great time with this little (and very busy family). I love doing life at home sessions, capturing precious moments of a family in their own home....which was a good option for this cold January day. Jen and Jared had newborn photographs of their eldest with Dad's hockey jerseys... and of course this new little cutie followed suit. Enjoy
This past weekend I had the pleasure of doing an at home session for this beautiful little family, as well as doing a couple of newborn photos of their brand new addition to their family. LOVE at home sessions, and the fact that its the holidays just brings an extra cozy & happy vibe. Enjoy!
Jennifer & David wanted a lifestyle newborn session for their son Thomas...Little did I know I was going to be able to photography the ultimate boy's nursery! Marvel superheroes was the theme and it was done so well to the last detail. Especially the letters for his name! I had a blast with this family & hope you enjoy the images as much as I do!
Early December I visited this family at their home for some Christmas photos. First by the tree and the fireplace, then everyone got all bundled up to take pictures out in the snow. I love outdoor winter sessions...especially when the view of your yard looks like this! Enjoy!