Meeting new, wonderful people is one of the many perks of being a photographer. I met Orin + Christy at a mutual friends birthday party several months ago, when they mentioned “ohhh, you’re a photographer? Well, we’re expecting our first baby in a few months!” :) So exciting! There’s something about maternity sessions I just love… the pure excitement in the couples eyes, the love + laughter that goes on between the two, the anticipation! These two welcomed a beautiful baby boy a few weeks after this shoot, couldn’t be happier for them! Congrats to your new family of three!! :)
“I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.”
I know I’m not supposed to pick favourites… but with a shoot that involves a horse, a gigantic open field fullllllll of tall grass (I’m a sucker for fields) surrounded by mountains, a stunning couple and one incredible grad gown… this has gotta be one of my favourites to date! Even with the thousands of mosquitoes that covered the sky and created a grey “glow” – that’s no exaggeration! Gabrielle, Jeremy + their horse were covered in them… covered!! But oh-so-worth it, I’d say :) Gabrielle, you were a pleasure to photograph and I’m so happy to have met you! Wishing you all the best with your future plans! Enjoy :)
Getting everyone together can be hard. As families grow and move away, and begin lives of their own, the time together seems few and far between… so when I get to photograph families that have come from far and wide, I count myself very lucky to be able to capture some memories for them. And not only that, I get to meet wonderful people and become ‘part of their family’ for a couple hours! I just love watching them interact, the inside jokes, the hugs, the smiles… ah yes, family shoots just make my heart smile. Especially this great group, the Sprietsma’s… they were a blast!
Sarah and her Grandpa have been working on this wagon and finally finished it up, so they pulled it out to snap a few photos with :)
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
- Mark Twain
Oh these girls. These gorgeous, gorgeous girls. Chelsea (in the blue green dress) + Lauren (in the pink) are sisters – twins actually …can you tell? ;) They’ve grown up together, experienced (most of their) life together, their “big moments” together… now, they are experiencing the next stage of life together. Grad shoots are always my favourite. There’s such an excitement in the air… the excitement of getting all dolled up, putting on that beautiful gown, heading to the banquet and after party… and the excitement of what’s to come…
It was a pleasure to photograph this special moment in your lives, and to be welcomed to your family home. I loved spending the afternoon with you girls and your family, you both looked incredible in your amazing gowns! I wish you nothing but the best for the future!!