Friday, December 6, 2019

one fine beauty holiday collection | ottawa branding photographer

My YEAR IN REVIEW series is seriously putting me in the Christmas spirit! Not because the photos are especially festive, but because to me it symbolizes this time of year. I make it such a ritual, drinking peppermint coffee and watching Love Actually while putting together the posts...

In case you'd like to catch up on the posts you've missed so far, here are some links for parts one to three:

PART ONE: Florals / PART TWO: Dresses and Veils / PART THREE: Lifestyle

Today I'm taking a quick pause in the series to share a few favourites from a recent shoot with Shannon from One Fine Beauty. You've surely seen her credited on MANY of the stunning weddings on the blog, since I work with her team most often for bridal makeup! 

Every year, Shannon arranges a little shoot for her holiday-inspired line of makeup sets! Lips, eyes, and highlighter -- everything you need to sparkle for the season. Enjoy the collection of really pretty (and Christmassy!) photos that I took earlier this week for her shop!

One of the biggest challenges of shooting a makeup line is that the product has to remain true to colour during the editing phase! That means extra time and attention to detail during set up. 

My heart was exploding after seeing this shot on the back of the camera, so gorgeous!!

All of Shannon's kits are made to mix and match, which made it easy to shoot multiple pieces together!

A new product for 2019: I need this highlighter in my life!

I feel like every girl in town needs a One Fine Beauty box on her tree this year!!

Sending love and congratulations to my beautiful and talented friend, Shannon, who puts so much love into everything she creates. This line is no exception and it was my absolute honour to be able to capture it for her!

These products are available in limited quantities so act fast if you'd like to snag one for yourself this holiday season!  

swoon-worthy lifestyle sessions from 2019


If you had asked me, out of the blue and over coffee, how many "non-wedding" sessions I worked on in 2019, my answer would have been wrong. When I made my list to start populating posts for my year in review series I was totally shocked to see the number of newborn, maternity, and family sessions that I took on.

On today's round up, I'm celebrating the families who welcomed me into their homes and into their milestones, to document the sweetest lifestyle moments that they'll want to remember forever. 

Starting with Hudson's adorable nursery! 

What a lucky little prince...

Krissy and Shayne were absolutely everywhere in my 2018 year in review series, after their beautiful wedding in Cabo. They're back this year with their newest addition, the sweetest little Logan! 

Shooting in this modern and neutral nursery was a dream. 

Speaking of new additions, my beautiful best friend and past bride, Brittany, graced our lives with baby Parker back in January.

We took these maternity photos just 3 weeks before he made his arrival!

This little man is absolutely everything. He is the happiest, most adorable baby I've ever seen and he has made my friend into an incredible hands-on mom who still has time for wine with her girlfriends. 

We took a few moments to create some gorgeous fall family photos at the Arboretum:

You'll recognize these two from last year's review as well! They welcomed a sweet little girl into their family and it was such a treat to create some lifestyle maternity photos together:

The shoes from Celina's wedding and engagement!! 

The year was filled with beautiful babies and families!

Recognize these two

My heart!

I got the chance to reconnect with one of my favourite "grown up" families, for a cute brunch hang at Mom and Dad's place!

One of my favourite fall family sessions ever ever ever! 

Just a couple of adorable models in cozy fall sweaters:

Okay, I'm dying for you to go see every single freaking shot from Hudson's lifestyle newborn, it's the besttttt. 

And go see more of this handsome little face, please. Your daily dose of perfect baby photos and a uteral pang. 

To all the families who celebrated milestones this year, I am SO glad you decided to freeze those moments in time. The little ones grow so fast and it was my absolute delight to help preserve their sweet little faces on screen! 

Let's do it again next year :)

To learn more about booking a lifestyle session of any kind, send me an email here with a little note about your vision! 

Coming up next: THE MOST UNIQUE WEDDING DETAILS of 2019!