The Most Beautiful Time of the Year | Maternity

Autumn is my favourite.  I love the fall colours, the cool crisp air, and the gorgeous evening light and beautiful sunsets.  It’s such a short time before bitter winds begin to blow off of Lake Simcoe, and everything freezes as snow flies.  Because perfect autumn weather last just a few short weeks, it’s one of the busiest times in the photography industry.  Fall family portraits, and my favourite- maternity portraits!  I’m so lucky to have had several booked this year, and this amazing couple were my first.  The leaves hadn’t quite started to change, but we took advantage of the yummy evening light and the peak of the goldenrod and purple aster blooms.  Their little baby girl is due to be born any day now, and I can’t wait to meet her!  Just a few of my favourite images from Erin and Rob’s maternity session.  Enjoy!




Newborn Twins | Professional Photo Shoot

Two twin posts in a row, what are the chances?   Baby G & V were only my second set of boy-girl twins.  Born just 2 weeks before their due date, these little ones were 15 days old at the time of their photography session.  Both babies were quite alert, and woke easily when I moved them around in the poses.  It wasn’t until I asked Mom how they were positioned in the womb, and placed them like that – that they calmed and fell into a nice deep sleep.  It was like magic, yet makes perfect sense.  They had been squished together like that for 38 weeks, of course they found it calming and comfortable, familiar, to be touching like that.

Big Brother R was amazing with his baby brother and sister, excited to hold and hug them on his own.  He was so gentle and loving with them- you can see the excitement in his expression.  While they are one of the most challenging, sibling and baby photos are some of my favourites.  The first days with baby siblings documented, the big brother or big sister’s excitement and instant love captured in one image.

Just a few photos from the session are below.  Enjoy!

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Twin Girls Cake Smash Family Session

What a fun session!  Identical twin girls E and R’s first birthday portrait, cake smash and family session!  It doesn’t get much better than that- except maybe when the location is a gorgeous lake front property with an amazing view of Lake Simcoe….. check!

Now that I’ve got all of my !!! out of the way……..  It was truly a pleasure to spend the evening with this beautiful family.  I’ve said before that twins fascinate me, I made it one of my goals during this session to capture the girl’s much different personalities in the photos.   I think I achieved that goal, showing E’s quiet, thoughtful nature, and R’s playful curiosity.  To say they kept me on my feet would be an understatement.  Mom did a great job with the cute watermelon cakes, perfect for a late summer evening photo session.  E wasn’t much into eating the cake- or getting messy, but R had a great time smashing her first taste of cake.

Happy 1st Birthday Girls!  The family will have these fun photos to look back on to remember that day.


Newborn Kashden | Keswick Photographer

I had a great time with Kashden, and his mom and dad.  They came to me via a friend who had arranged a gift certificate for the new family.  What an amazing gift!  They will have a lasting memory and beautiful artwork to remember their son as a tiny baby.  Did you know I offer gift cards?  They are available for purchase in any denomination, and I can even set up a gift registry for a baby shower as well.   Contact me for details!

It was difficult to narrow down some favourites from the session.  They are an incredibly photogenic bunch!!!  Even Kashden who did not want to stay asleep for me stayed quiet just long enough to capture a few images at a time.  Oh, I love the colours used in this session.