24.4.14

Tiffany | Maternity | Spring

This was a special session for me as it was the first time my mother in-law came along with me on one of my shoots. My mother-law is an artist/photographer as well so it was fun being able to show her how I work! I also wanted to take her to this location as I knew she was in search of some rushing water, sunny, snow type photographs for her upcoming book. She was even able to grab a few shots of me - behind the scenes style!

Here is the beautiful Tiffany and her now family of four! Welcome to the world Oakley!













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21.4.14

Natural Easter Egg Dye | a New Tradition


It's been years since I've dyed Easter Eggs! But keeping with the spirit of my New Years Resolution of Creating More Beautiful Things, and in hopes of starting a tradition that Sawyer will eventually be a part of, I'm giving Natural Egg Dye a go!


Coffee . Brown


Blueberries . Blueish Gray



Red Cabbage . Blue


Paprika . Faint Red Orange


Turmeric . Mustard Yellow


Beets . Dark Pink


I found the recipes on Better Homes & Gardens website:
http://www.bhg.com/holidays/easter/eggs/natural-easter-egg-dyes/?socsrc=bhgpin041114naturaleastereggdye&crlt.pid=camp.KjU41GrppHjJ


I left all my eggs to sit over night but I might do things a little differently next year. For instance the turmeric produced a VERY yellow egg. Had it sat for less time it likely would have been a nicer softer colour.


Letting them sit over night also produced a bit of a film on some of the eggs (red cabbage, blueberries). I used a scrubby and buffed it off which revealed a much softer colour, especially on the cabbage eggs.


Next year I think I'll dye two dozen eggs and give a few more recipes and colours a try!


17.4.14

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!

16.4.14

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.