This family session is a few years overdue as I had planned to take some baby photos of Silas. Now he’s a big brother to the twins, Amanya and Devon! Three makes for a much more eventful session anyways:) I loved having the kids play at home since they have a lot of extra land to run around in. Monica and James may be outnumbered, but excel at teamwork. Amanya and Devon are always on the go (except for snack time). Silas adores the twins…when they’re not after HIS toys. We ended the day with a delicious BBQ. Any day that ends with BBQ is a good day.
Over 400 people came together in London, Ontario in support of Alex’s dream. One year ago, on August 7′th, 19 year old Alex Foto was killed in a tragic bicycle accident. She was a bright shining light to many who were graced by her presence. After a trip to Kenya, Alex thought of having a national water walk to raise funds and awareness for global water projects.
In partnership with World Vision Canada, teams formed together to walk 6km carrying a 45 lb jerry can of water. Her spirit was very much with us that day during the heat and exhaustion. Everyone walked with hope and celebration. Alex believed in living each day to the fullest…making each day count…for others.
To #livelikealex is living with hope and giving our best.
I can’t believe it’s only been a couple of years since I had my first session with baby Lucas. Now he’s a big brother to baby Jacob. Yet again, our photo day was hot and humid. Sam and Fiona are now pros at this so it didn’t phase them one bit. Lucas is a thrill seeker and loves to be silly. Jacob loves to wear a smirk and knows he’s adorable. It was a fun packed day that ended with watermelon. Yes, they’ve got game.
…because every good race includes a food challenge:)gelato is awesome when it’s not durianyou would think having a pregnant friend would slow her down, think again.now it’s time for the performing artsstunning. now calculate how many people can be seated here.today, united we play.mandatory sweating activities on the hottest day of the yearimpressive hand made clue cardswelcomed by a family surprise at this leg of the raceparents were also actively involved40 cupcakes and 40 candles = a perfect ending
Thinking of how to surprise a sister on her 40′th birthday is no easy task. When I heard of Janey and Norm’s idea of creating a personal amazing race throughout the city, I was ALL in. I imagined the ‘race’ going at a slower pace with Claudia, her pregnant teammate. I however, wasn’t fully aware of Cindy’s sense of competition and running skills:) Jasmine and I also tried our very best to resist her persistent line of questioning. Venturing out on a day of heat warnings, Cindy conquered each task like a champion. Definitely a great way to celebrate such a special day. Happy 40′th Cindy!!!
Welcome to my 1st birthday party! My mom’s a superstar so she made an awesome poster to match my cake:) Hey! I hear something about my parents letting me have some chocolate cake…oh, yessssss…ssshhh…I’m having a moment.share??i’m feeling groovy dad. Let’s do that again.gift time… where have i gone?i’m loving this running thing.more of mom’s creative work.thanks mommy & daddy, it was a blast! When Jen asked me to document Logan’s first birthday, I knew instantly it was going to be a lot of fun. I already know she’s super creative and talented from working with her at school. Without a doubt, she’s one awesome mom! Logan is very lucky to have such great friends and family. He’s super cute, easy going and happy (even without cake:)). Not only were the decor and people amazing…the fooood!!! I finally met Katrina, the woman behind the amazing pulled pork, fresh buns, homemade sauce and slaw. You can follow her amazing food adventures here. An afternoon with Logan and his family was an absolute joy to take part in their celebration of life and love.
It’s been a few years since I’ve had a session with these two young ladies. A lot changes in a short amount of time:) Ema has really become even more adventurous and a lover of life. Leah, her younger sister, has grown even more adorable and passionate. What they do have in common is their love and affection for their grandparents. It always melts my heart to watch grandparents being free with the young ones in play. Thank you to Ema & Leah’s family for bringing me into in a day of wonder, celebration and joy.
Hugs & Kisses,
a stunning collection of vintage tea cups celebrating this very special mama of the houryes, it was definitely just as delicious as it was beautifulsoon to be grandmas As I was driving my girls to this special event, I overheard my 8 yr older daughter explaining to my younger one the details of the day. “It’s not a real shower where you get wet. It’s a party for the baby that’s coming. There’s also no baby at the shower because she’s still in her tummy.” Yes, those are the facts of a baby shower delivered simply. This however, was not just another shower. It was a day I’ve been wishing for a while. Tracy, my cousin/sister is one of the most special people in my life. This year I’ve had the privilege to spend much more time with her as I’ve been working part time. We’ve spent many days exploring new food adventures week after week. During one of our outings, she tells me she’s pregnant. Best day ever.
Bonnie, her dear friend and host, created the beautiful decor and delicious food! I can’t express how thankful I was to be a part of her very special day. Tracy was surrounded by so many wonderful family and friends who continually offer her so much love and support.
Dear baby girl,
I can’t wait to meet you! Your mama is one very special lady. Your daddy ain’t too shabby either:)
I promise that you’ll be loved beyond your wildest dreams. Many people care for you and are
ready to help you grow into the beauty that you are meant to be. Trust me, you’re in good hands.