I was looking back at our mini sessions this year. These spring blossom sessions were so pretty and we lucked out this year that we timed them just right and had some beautiful blossoms for our sessions.
I photographed this little newborn baby in the early spring, and I just couldn’t get over how much she looked like her big sister! When I was editing the photos of the two of them with their faces together I kept thinking of them as two little peas in a pod. It will be so neat to see them grow together!
One of the many benefits of being a newborn photographer is getting to meet new additions to the family right away! I was very lucky to meet my newest little relative during our awful cold snap this year and she must have been happy about it too because she cooperated very well.
This little sweetie was a part of our Baby’s First Year program and you follow our Instagram or Facebook page you’ve probably seen her grow throughout the year. It was very fun for me to document these changes over the year, and now to look at them all together to see how much she has changed through the months.
I have had so much fun documenting some of our little Baby’s First Year clients during 2018, and for the 2019 year I have continued on with the program but made some new and exciting updates. You can read all about the new and improved program here: Baby’s First Year . Now families can have a full newborn session, and then attend our Year of the Minis program (at the special Year of the Minis Price!) to capture their baby through the year and during those seasons when parents always look for those classic photos (you know – baby surrounded by fall leaves, baby’s first Christmas or winter, baby in that golden summer sun, baby with those beautiful spring blossoms). There is an option to add a maternity session as well. Families will then receive a complimentary high quality album that includes the photos from throughout the year. So that baby album that everyone struggles to finish is already done for you! If you are thinking about this program and have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Day two of our mini sessions this year was the baking theme. We were particularly excited about this one – it was very different from any theme we have ever done before and resulted in such timeless and classic photos. It doesn’t hurt that we had so many cute kids in the photos!
The first day of our Christmas Mini Sessions this year started out with a Christmas Jammie theme. We had a lot of fun listening to some Christmas music and doing our photos and all the little ones were happy to leave with a cookie. It was a bit of an easier experience than our cold outdoor Christmas minis last year! It was a very simple theme which allowed for fun colourful jammies and some families even brought a few favourite Christmas items along.
This was another great fall session. I finally invested in studio lights this year and I am already so glad. This was a great example. We did these photos in October. And this year in October we did have some nice days for photos (see my post An Engagement and a Puppy), but we also had some pretty cold and dreary days, and they day we did these photos was one of them. I was very glad especially with a three year old that I had the option of indoor portraits. And I was able to do the little flower girl theme which is always a favourite.
I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful family this fall. When they reached out to me asking me to photograph their family including three toddlers and six dogs I wasn’t sure what to expect. It ended up being so much fun. These three little ones were some of the most cooperative I have every photographed and all so adorable too. We had a perfect sunny evening to top it all off.
I posted last week about our Christmas baking minis, but I’ve also had lots of questions about our other set-up – the Christmas jammies option (which will be November 10/18). I’ve also had some questions about the family photo set-up. I wanted to do another post with some photos from those sets to give you an idea of them. The Christmas Jammies are pretty straightforward and simple – white on white background with some adorable little ones in their Christmas jammies – a classic! The fireplace will be the backdrop for the family photo (if you want one). I did some sample images here, but we are waiting for the season of beautiful natural evergreen branches to decorate the fireplace with along with some twinkling lights. We are so looking forward to seeing all our mini session families. We do still have a few spots left so if you are interested please don’t hesitate to book. And if you are wondering about our Christmas baking theme (November 11/18) be sure to check out my last blog!
My friend Amanda from Captured Joy Photography are teaming up again this year for our Christmas minis and we are so excited. Last year we did outdoor Christmas minis, and even though we planned them for early November we had the bad luck of a snow storm just a couple days before our photos. It was freezing cold and we were literally knee-deep in snow and it wasn’t quite the experience we were hoping for! This year we decided to offer some indoor options and we came up with two. Christmas jammies (check out some of these on our Facebook pages), and my personal favorite and the ones I am featuring in this blog – Christmas baking.
When Amanda and I get together to scout spots or try set-ups it is usually a little crazy because we have a combined six children running around (mostly toddlers!). But on the day we tried out our Christmas minis we had two kids in school so only four were running around – bringing the chaos down a peg or two! I have also recently added studio lights to my equipment so we were both very excited to try a few things out that we couldn’t do before. Anyways, the final results of our Christmas baking set-up is below; now we just have to wait and see which set-up is the favorite!