Saturday, December 21, 2013

three puppies in the snow

If I had a winter bucket list (love the idea, Lauren), a morning at Bruce Pit with Kim, Jer, Britt, Zach, Beans, and our three puppies would be pretty close to the top.

Meet Brutus! 

He belongs to these babes:

And of course, you already know Drake...

And his proud parents, Kim & Jer:

After an hour long walk through the woods, Weezy was beyond pooped. His paws were packed with snow, and now his dad thinks we should be on the lookout for puppy booties :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

weddings to love {2013}

It was a BEAUTIFUL wedding season.

I just couldn't be happier looking back on the weddings of 2013. I feel like I've really grown as a photographer and my style is becoming more and more refined (to use Sarah Walsh's word from our lunch today). 

When I first started, I remember that feeling of desperation…trying to shoot ANYTHING and EVERYTHING I could get my hands on. And here we are almost three years later and it's quite the opposite! I know exactly who my clients are and what they're all about. 

I photograph happy people in love. 

It's as simple as that. 

To all of my lovely brides and grooms of 2013: wishing you a merry, merry Christmas (your first one as a married couple!). Thank you for allowing me to do what I love, and enjoy it so much :)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

baby luca | newborn

Things I've learned from shooting Luca's newborn photos:

  • Bless newborn photographers, for they are true artists.
  • I NEEED to be a good mom and take lots of photos of my own little one.
  • Sometimes ONE click of a camera is enough to wake a sleeping baby.
  • There's something really special about following someone's journey from engagement to wedding, maternity, the birth, and now happy baby photos. I am lucky!
Here are a few of my absolute favourites of Luca as a newborn!

Monday, December 9, 2013

brittany + mark | winter wonderland engagement session

Couples who choose to do a Winter engagement session are pretty brave if you ask me

They have to be prepared for ugly slush or blistering winds (and let's face it, a couple of potential rescheduled appointments). But last week, I photographed a lovely couple who were clearly rewarded for their bravery with a light dusting of snow and a crisp sunset. 

Enjoy these few favourite shots of Brittany & Mark who are getting married in Punta Cana in 2015 :) 

LOVE this ring!!!

Meet their adorable puppy Kona :) He was just a fluffy ball of excitement in the snow and we had to get him in a few shots...

Thursday, December 5, 2013

a life update

I feel like it's time for a little life update…just to make sure you're all in the loop. 

So first of all, we threw a gender reveal party for our little bebe last weekend. It was lovely to see 36 people packed into our tiny house, and I'm still thoroughly enjoying these flowers that our friend Iryna dropped by:

If you would like to check out photos from our gender reveal, I blogged it over here on the family blog :)

Since I've been primarily focused on this party (and now working on getting my house back to normal), I've completely forgotten about Christmas. But before you panic, you must remember that I get to do my holiday shopping when the mall is completely empty (home employment perks, whaaaat). 

But I think next week will be devoted to putting up the tree, hanging lights, dusting off all of last year's decorations, and finally throwing on some Mariah Carey tunes. 

In the mean time, our second home (aka Chris & Andrew's) is doing a nice job of putting us in the Christmas mood.

My blog suffered last week, and to those of you who make it a daily habit of checking out my URL in the morning before starting work, I apologize that you had to look at the same post every single day. That makes my heart sad. BUT I promise I have a good excuse:

I'm growing a human being.

My pregnancy app says the baby is doing some sort of major growth spurt this week and let me tell you…I can feel it. I'm completely exhausted 99% of the time. I was telling my wonderful husband that it's kind of like when you have the flu, where you walk up a flight of stairs and feel like you need a nap. 

He worked from home for the past two days and is now genuinely concerned at the number of hours that I can sleep in a day. Oh well, I can't possibly feel any guilt because I know my napping has to come to an end in April…

I took this photo on Tuesday morning when I decided it was pitiful that I hadn't blogged anything for 8 days :)

This next photo isn't really relevant to my life update… but I found Weezy dog wrapped up in a scarf on Monday afternoon, fast asleep and snoring. 

Like momma, like pup. 

And the other exciting piece of my life right now is the daunting 468 pages of this month's book club read. I'm officially scared since this is the longest book I've ever read (and did I mention how many hours I spend sleeping each day?!).

The book is called The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer and apparently it is life changing and absolutely wonderful. I'm about 60 pages in right now and I'm really enjoying it :)

Happy Thursday, my loves! 

I hope you've got holiday parties galore this coming 
weekend like I do :)