Arya may not be as little as she was in these photos (this photo shoot was a while ago, as I'm still getting caught up on blogging), but there's no doubt in my mind that she is still a cute little baby! Shortly after doing Arya's Mommy's maternity session, Arya entered the world and I visited her and her beautiful family at their lovely home! Here are some of my favourites from this lifestyle newborn session. I have to say that I'm really, really loving lifestyle photography! A family in their natural environment doing natural things - you simply can't top that! These are the types of photos that families will cherish for years to come!
When you're so ridiculously behind at blogging, it's hard to know where to start when you actually do start again! Life has been hectic (to say the least). Holiday season is nuts for photographers! I am finally getting around to breathing (and blogging) again. It's been fun though! I have thoroughly enjoyed the last couple of months of shooting and meeting so many wonderful families and babies! Unfortunately I wasn't able to offer Christmas/Holiday Mini Sessions this year due to the overwhelming demand I've had for regular sessions. A good problem to have ;) And it's a good thing I didn't offer minis this year because if you can believe it, my computer completely CRASHED smack in the middle of all the hustle and bustle these last few months!! Nightmare!! But luckily I use an offsite backup service that was able to recover almost all of my files. Phew! A while back when the weather was nice and warm, I shot the most wonderful maternity session! Melanie and her family were wonderful and so genuinely sweet! I think Melanie may be one of the most easy going people I've ever met. Melanie's little guy has since arrived (also a while ago) and I had the pleasure of shooting his newborn session - stay tuned for a future blog post (at the rate I'm going, it may be way into the future but I promise it will appear at some point).
These photos seriously make me miss the warm weather and my former life as a California girl. Sigh... I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Toronto, but NOT the weather here. How nice would it be to be able to be outside without tense shoulders all year and still be able to take advantage of all that Toronto has to offer?! A girl can dream. Anyway, here are some of my faves from Melanie's maternity session.
My family is filled with girls - I have three younger sisters and two daughters, so naturally, when this family walked into my studio with their three beautiful little girls, I was in heaven! Baby Natalia was showered with affection from both her parents and her two older and adoring sisters. What a lucky little girl this baby is to be surrounded by so much love! Here are some of my favorite shots from baby Natalia's Newborn shoot - she was such a little doll!
This is a cause for celebration! Not to long ago, I was accepted as a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP). I really haven't been doing photography for all that long, and for the NAPCP to look at my website, portfolio and work and ultimately decide that I measured up to other amazingly talented photographers out there, was thrilling for me! The NAPCP has been a great resource for me already. I have been able to learn from other very talented photographers, as well as share my knowledge. I look forward to every new session I have and the chance to see how much I've grown with the wealth of info I've inherited from this group.
Hiring a NAPCP member to take your family and/or children's photos, ensures that you are hiring a photographer with a lot of expertise and talent...not to brag or anything ;) But they do promote their photographers in that light. So it's pretty awesome! Check out the NAPCP website - http://www.napcp.com/.