I met Ashley when I started going to a local mom and baby group after Asher was born. Her son Ben is just a few days younger than Asher and we’ve continued to keep in touch and get the boys together to play with time allows.
I was so excited to learn that they were expecting another baby and even more excited when they asked if I would capture them as a new family of four. Baby Charlie was cuddly and smooshy and adorable the whole time, while Ben ran around in circles and destroyed everything in his path, as toddlers do. Ashley and Oliver welcomed me into their home and these are the images I captured of them loving on one another.
Sometimes you have people come into your life that you didn’t know you needed. The Thomas family are those kind of people.
Shooting photographs in freshly fallen snow is challenging. Throw in a baby and you’re almost asking for everything to go wrong. This session wasn’t like that. There was warm snuggles, beautiful light, and the sweetest baby.
Here are some of my favourites:
The Peabody family met up with me in the fall. Brody needed grad photos and the whole family decided that they should have some portraits taken as well. They had NEVER had family photos taken! I don’t know why they waited so long, clearly they are a good-looking and loving family who absolutely knocked their session out of the park.Continue reading “Woodstock Family – Peabody Family”
Extended family sessions. Those three words can instantly strike terror into a photographers soul. Extended family sessions usually have more than 10 people, they almost always have little kids who don’t care to look at the camera, and there is always someone who blinks!
That being said, I actually kind of love big family sessions. It’s fun to get that one group shot where everyone is looking (and yelling “stinky cheese!”) and then break that family down into groups. I feel honoured every time I’m hired to do an extended family session because these types of photos are so rare for most families, usually because it’s hard to get everyone in the same room, let alone in front of a camera! These are the photos that will be pulled out at reunions for years to come and I hope that everyone will smile at the memory.
This is the Watson Family.Continue reading “Woodstock Family – Watson Family”
I met up with the Cheney family on a snowy day shortly before Christmas. Julia had contacted me previously and had a great idea to make cookies with her girls for their session. I was all in!
Their home was filled with soft natural light and I swear, the entire kitchen looked like it was straight out of a magazine. Now, before you go thinking “I could never have a session like this, my house is messy/outdated/dark” let me just tell you that slightly out of each frame there is regular house and kid stuff, like toys and laundry. You don’t need a perfect space for this type of session, photography is a slightly magical art, and I am a master at hiding things ;).
Lifestyle sessions is a term that bombards most photography pages these days. Increasingly, I’m finding most clients don’t *actually* know what that means. This is lifestyle to me – none of these images were posed at all other than occasionally asking a parent to move to one side or another, I worked with the space and light provided, and this young family just enjoyed each other. The beauty of these types of sessions is in the mundane and they can be completely tailored to YOUR family.
We had such a great time making cookies together and in the process, I was able to grab some great images of this family just being together, having FUN. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
I have had the pleasure of working with this family numerous times now and each time we get together it gets better. Joseph is such a funny and busy little boy and I loved following him around for a little while. I’m sure you can see his spunky attitude coming out in these photos! Thank you, Johnston Family, for letting me capture your family.
Everything about this session was fun. Avery and Emy were full of energy and pizzazz, Anna and Nick were extremely patient with me letting their children goof around, and I loved every second of it. Our session was originally supposed to start by the Meaduxnekeag River, but it was so foggy! You could not even see 10 feet in front of you! We headed for higher ground and this field was just glowing. I love these images. This field was cut two or three days later and I’m glad we got lucky because it was just perfect.
I really do try to make family sessions fun and quick, so that the kids have the best time possible. Even when it seems that everything is going sideways, I PROMISE I will give you images of your kids, pizzazz and all, that you will love. Let me know what you think of these photos in the comments below!
Continue reading “Woodstock New Brunswick Family – The Hamills”
Big family sessions are quickly becoming a favourite of mine! I’m not going to lie, they are a lot of work. There are so many personalities and any session with kids is an adventure, but the results are so fun and worth it. I try really hard to include more formal shots and moments of just pure crazy so that you can really see everyone’s personality. I love that in the future, this family will be able to look back and remember how spunky the kids were, how crazy life was, and how much love they have for each other.
Continue reading “Woodstock Family Portraits – Tisdale-Culberson Family”
Drew, you have it made, buddy. You have the sweetest, loving parents who would do anything for you. You have a beautiful space to learn and grow in. You were made for special things. I’m so glad I got to meet you.
You may remember seeing photos of Robert and Kelly before (you can view them HERE or HERE). I love return clients, and I love when return clients bring babies with them! Drew is the sweetest thing and I hope you can see all the love and joy he brings to his parents lives in these photos.
Continue reading “Woodstock Newborn Lifestyle Photography – Drew”
This family. This family is actually part of my family and I love them all dearly. There is something special about taking photos of people you love. Plus, I got to spend some time with some of my favourite kids! Continue reading “Woodstock Family Portraits – Sproul Family”