Welcome to the Boardman’s slideshow from our recent family portrait session. They were kind enough to support my Rent-A-Keri fundraiser to help get me up to Bella Bella to cover the Enbridge hearings and rally. I am so grateful for your support Shelly, Blair, & Brianna! Brianna has grown a bit since our “stitch in time” shoot and is cuter than ever. I recommend scrolling down to the bottom of the video player and clicking on the fullscreen icon in the lower right hand corner for the best viewing experience. Thanks for coming by!
This is the second part of Lilie’s debut photoshoot. You can check out her newborn session here. For this one we headed out to Jordan River on a gorgeous morning at the end of October. Lilie’s parents love spending time on the beach and in the waves and I wanted to capture them in their element. It is always so nice to get out of town and head up our gorgeous coast. Three cheers for beach time!
I am 100% completely in love with the name Quinn, and here the name couldn’t be attached to a more perfect baby. For the record, Quinn was on my name list for my own child but my husband vetoed it so I’m thrilled that it lives on in another close to me! I love watching young children interact with their new baby siblings. These times are so precious. My heart melted at the photo below where Owen is counting Quinn’s toes. So cute!
The table that Quinn is on in the latter pictures was made by her grandfather. It holds evidence of the time her father went at it with a hammer when he was but a child. Endearing now, probably not so much at the time ;) Her grandfather also made the wheelbarrow that her brother is giving her a lift in. Yay, Grandpa!
I pulled an old Remington from my typewriter collection for this special session. Baby Nathan’s great-grandmother was a published poet and she always did her writing on a typewriter. Nathan’s mom has lots of memories of playing away and learning how to type at her grandmother’s. Sadly, while Nathan was still in his mama’s belly, his great-grandmother passed away. We thought this shoot would make a fitting tribute to her.
This is part one of a two part series for this scrumptious family. They are avid surfers so part two is going to involve sand, surf and snuggles but we wanted to get some images of the first days at home too. There is something so special about those first couple of weeks of settling in as a family. You enter a cocoon and your entire world exists within the four walls of your house. Hours pass just staring at your baby and nothing feels so rewarding. And the love. Oh the love.
This was a really fun and dear shoot for me. Brianna’s grandmother is an incredibly talented knitter and has made gorgeous sweaters for all the new arrivals in her and her daughters’ lives over the last many years. I was so touched to receive one when my Ella was born. Hand-made gifts are always the most precious and I think of the creators everytime I use them. When I heard that Brianna was on the way I asked if Mrs.Fathers would half knit a blanket so we could do a shoot around it and honour all that she has done for the grateful families in her life. Thank you Brianna, Shelly, Blair and Mrs.Fathers for being in my life and making it richer. xo
Thought everyone could do with a little bit of cuteness this morning. This family is close to my heart and it was such a joy to photograph them with their latest addition. The Daddy/Daughter photos always make my heart melt. Another thing I love? Baby leg pudge ;)