I spent a morning at Mint Room Studios in Toronto with a whole bunch of Mamas and babes. It was such a lovely day, and I loved shooting in their new styled room, THe Nest. The room is greys and whites, and filled with adorable children’s props - which acted as both helpful and a distraction, as most props do with kids!
I had a blast this past fall at Rockwood Conservation Area, photographing a day full of new and past clients. Its always amazing when clients come back to see me year after year, and I cannot believe how big the gets have gotten!
Eight months flew by! I absolutely love when parents choose my Grow With Me package because I get to see the kids grow up right before my camera! This is the second time Ashley and Michael have spent their baby's first year with me and its even more neat to see the similarities and differences in their two boys.
Here are some quick tips if you plan to do a session with coloured Holi Powder.
Tip #1 - Just Buy It! At first I was not able to find it in stores, only for a really high price on Amazon, so I googled and found a ton of recipes online for DIY Holi Powder. FIVE days later, I made about 6 bags of it and let me tell you, it was a P.I.T.A. Plus, I followed a recipe that used flour, and flour does not stick when its dry, so when we threw it, it did practically nothing. Good thing about 3 days before the shoot my friend messaged me and offered to give me a ton of bags of the real stuff. Buy the real stuff, it sticks to skin and is super vibrant and awesome!
I met this family about 2 years ago when Ashley was pregnant with baby Max. They purchased my Grow with Me Package (4 sessions over the baby's first year). I love when families go this route as we really get to know one another and at the end of the year, all the favourite images get put into a custom designed album for you to look back on forever.
Im just taking a moment to toot my own horn as I found out this emotional images of my best friend and her daughter, Emme, finished in the Top 100 image for the 2017 Shoot and Share Photo Contest! Out of over 9000 images in the "Emotion and Excitement" category! Yay!
This is one of my favourite images. We were playing on the beach and Emme had a little girl moment and needed her Mama to console her. Who knew me snapping the camera at that moment would become one of my favourite images ever.
And to all you Moms, I am you. I know you worry about losing "those last 10 lbs" or getting the perfect haircut, or waiting until you feel better about something else in your life, but let's be honest here - there will ALWAYS be something, some reason to say "maybe later" and put off booking those family photos.
O.M.G. this little gal is so precious! Her parents contacted me for some birthday photos mixed in with family photos and it turned out wonderfully! The weather was perfect, she was a little doll and the wardrobe colours just popped! Mom really wanted sun kissed photos and it was a little overcast so I did my best with processing to get the light and airy sun filled images that I love, and I think she was happy with the outcome ♥
Thank you for joining me on an evening birthday adventure! To many years of play and fun, Eesha!
♥ Bee xo
ahh...little Max! I can't believe he is ONE already! Max was one of my "Grow with Me" Plans meaning I have seen him grow since his Mama's maternity session, to his newborn session, and again at 8 months (my favourite age to photograph!!)
Our fourth session was the whole family again at Scotsdale Farm, where we first met for the maternity photos, a great way to close the circle! Although I hope its not the last time I get to hang with this amazing family!
Happy 3rd Birthday Jackson! We had a fun afternoon at Big Apple Farm on the border of Brampton and Georgetown, picking (and eating) apples, climbing trees, running around and having lots of fun!
Thanks for letting me hang with you on this big day buddy!
When Nancy asked me to do a photo shoot with her Mom, her sister and their families I was thrilled! I have photographed Nancy and her family a couple times now and every time we have a blast. Its so nice seeing my clients each year and watching the kids grow up ♥
We frolicked in the woods near Nana's house, had fun, played, ran, told secrets, and all that fun stuff that comes with such a loving family and 4 beautiful cousins who do not get to see each other enough.
I hope you all enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed taking them
Love, Bee ♥
He is here!
You may remember me posting about Max's Mom and Dad and their precious maternity session? Well, Baby Max was born and he is adorable! I actually got to visit him twice for his newborn photos as little Maxwell wasn't too keen on photos the first time around. I actually Guest-Blogged about the situation over on Belovely You a few months back, if you care to read it!
I really love these photos. Maxwell has the sweetest Bambi vintage themed nursery. Helps that his mom owns her own vintage antique shop and has quite the eye for anything vintage and awesome! (Can you say New BFF?!)
I cannot wait until I see Max and his family again...next time he will look so grown up! Max is part of my Grow With Me, Baby Plan which means I get to see him FOUR times in his first year! Love that.
Wow! These two lovebirds have lived in this home for 36 years. And had their own wedding reception in the backyard 36 years ago! When daughter, Jen, asked me to come over and document her parents with herself and her sister I said yes right away! What a sweet gesture! This family is awesome!! We hung out at home, went to the river where they spent many childhood hours together, and then back to the home for Saturday evening games night!! Its a tradition they all get together to play board games and as I snuck around the home documenting this event I could tell they were a close knit family filled with love. And even though Dad may not have "wanted" his photos done...he was a great sport and I think I was able to capture how much he loves his three girls!
I met Dina, Anthony and their youngest beautiful babe a couple years ago when we met at Dutch Dreams Ice Cream Shop for a really fun lifestyle family session! Flash forward a few years and a new addition arrives! The darling little Violet! I was thrilled when Dina asked me to photograph her Baptism. What an honour! I truly love event photography....being able to document your special day from behind my lens, capturing all the special moments you may otherwise miss.
We began the day at the home. It is Italian tradition for the Godmother to dress the baby before the Christening and they wanted me to capture this. I am so glad I did as I got to see Violet`s stunning nursery! We then headed to the church, and afterward, the reception. It was a long and eventful day but Violet was a trooper and still smiling when I left several hours later!
God Bless little girl!♥
I was asked by "Grandpa D"`s daughter to come out to his gorgeous horse farm one evening and photograph the family. It was Grandpa`s birthday (I won`t say how young he is, you can guess!) and these photos were a special surprise for him! I loved watching the grand-kids interact with him, especially the oldest. They have a special bond that Grandparents tend to get with their first born grandchildren! (He is the one who nicknamed him "Grandpa D") I am still awestruck by the beauty of this property! And the red hair. Photographers love redheads...especially this one :)