This was such a fun morning! The cloud cover was enough to bring out all the vibrant hues in the leaves on the trees! We had one big brother that wasn’t too happy about being woken up on a cold farm morning, but we did get him to smile :)! I included the one photo of the Dad trying to console him so you can get a glimpse of what life is actually like on a shoot. It’s my favourite photo, because it shows the perseverance and also exhaustion in trying to keep little ones looking picture perfect for family photos and how much love and patience it takes to make it work! These are real moments and they make me laugh and also smile knowing that all of us go through this, we are not alone! This session was a Christmas gift from the two sisters for their mom. I thought that was so beautiful and we waited until baby number two was born so she could be in the photos as well! SO fun! It was a beautiful morning getting to know this wonderful family and seeing the love and connection they have with each other. This is what life is about, FAMILY.
I was honoured to be asked by this wonderful family, if I could document this moment in time for them. Their Grandfather had just been diagnosed with Cancer and was about to begin Chemo. We had a single window of Thanksgiving Day to make it happen. This was also the weekend that my family used to celebrate my Dad’s Birthday on, and the year before was the last chance we had, to sing Happy Birthday to him. He lost his battle with Leukaemia only a couple weeks later in 2018. So to have this family contact me and ask for this type of a photo session on this specific day was such a beautiful way for me to honour not only them but also my Dad. To say this was an emotional session would be a huge understatement. My heart ached for them as well as myself and I treasured capturing the tender moments between them and their Father/Grandpa. This was such a treasured time and I am so grateful to have been let in to such a sacred moment. There was also so much joy as you can obviously see in the photos. I think I went away more blessed and my heart full than they did! A few months later they reached out to let me know that he is doing really well and I am so grateful to have had the chance to be a part of their journey.
To say I love this family would be an understatement! They have been with us through thick and thin and even if we don’t get a chance to see each other too often during the busy year, summer is always something for our families to look forward to. When Margie asked me to bring my camera to camp, I jumped at the chance to take pics of their amazing family! I of course cannot just show you the picture perfect photos, because life and family are not like that most of the time, LOL. Alas, you also cannot see my husband behind me making weird faces trying to get these guys to laugh hysterically. I also felt that Sophie should have had her own personal blog post but I sufficed to add her epic caricature faces at the bottom of this post to bring a smile to whomever may come and visit this page. I hope you can get a feel for the joy and love this family brings wherever they go!
Well, little Henry was quite the surprise and is now the youngest of six children! It’s funny how you don’t even know you needed the little person in your life until they arrive and then you realize, hey, where have you been all my life!? This is definitely how his Mama and Papa have felt, and he has been a beautiful addition to the amazing Duncan family. Welcome to the world Baby Henry!
I was walking along the road in a very random place and saw all these beautiful purple Lupines and gorgeous bright yellow Buttercups everywhere. I sent out a quick Mini Session post and this wonderful family seized the moment and we got pictures while these brilliant flowers were still in full bloom. Five days later everything had changed. Sometimes we have to drop everything and just appreciate the beauty around us for a moment. Grateful to have had the chance to catch up with old friends and have a lot of fun. We also had a special guest appearance by a friendly garden snake!
When I got the call to do a family shoot with 7 littles, I had no idea how much fun we would have. It was wonderful getting to know everyone and seeing how much everyone cared for and loved each other. I hope this captured the essence of who they are ad all the personalities of each tiny human. This was a wonderful morning to be trekking through the forest and we all survived!!!!