This is a short and sweet post. It's been a while since I photographed a wedding, and these 2 are getting married 2 1/2 weeks! I have to admit that I am a bit nervous, but these two make it super easy. I had such a blast during their engagement session last month. He was cracking jokes and we were laughing at all of them ;) The setting sun and beautiful weather couldn't have made things any more perfect. I thought I should blog this session, as I never did get a chance to share so many photos. I loved everything about this session and I can't wait to see what their wedding brings <3
Here I am trying to get back on track with monthly blogs. I am currently battling with a killer headache that I have had for a few days now. I'm thankful I don't have any sessions lined up this week, because it wouldn't be fun. Clearly summer is no time to be blogging, we were too busy having fun, taking photos and living the wonderful summer life :) There was, surprisingly, not a lot of rescheduling due to weather this summer. That is usually the case, but it didn't seem to rain too much this year (which made life a lot easier). I met with a lot of adorable babies, wonderful families and fun and crazy kids.
In this line of work, comparison rears its ugly head (a lot), and I have been trying, for years it seems like, to not get stuck in that shitty mindset. Winter is usually when it is at its worst. During the summer and fall, I am too busy to think about it, but things always slow down during the winter months and I always get depressed, compare myself to others and I hate every second of it. Hopefully this winter I will keep myself busy with learning and doing all of the things that get pushed back when I am too busy. I won't be entering any photo competitions this year as I am starting to realize that they mean nothing (to me at least). I know I take nice photos, my clients know I take nice photos, so I don't always need to reassure myself by entering photos and having random people judge them. Every photo can't be awesome, that would be impossible. But to at least keeping my clients happy and to keep myself happy, I think is enough. So on a lighter note, here are some cute photos of some babies <3
Am I ever behind! Spring arrived with a bang with so many babies. So many of them born early and I think 1 girl was born a day late. It's nice that I enjoyed the rainy weather photographing adorable babies in my studio and in clients homes. I LOVE going to clients homes. When I went away to college I studied interior design at a couple of different schools. It turned out school wasn't for me ;) I do still love and have a huge interest in design and decorating, and that is why I love going to clients homes. I get to see so many different tastes and spaces. Mind you, not a lot of the homes are featured in the sessions as I am usually up in people' faces...
Well, here I am catching up on the April and May sessions. I am looking forward to meeting new families and familiar faces this summer :) Please enjoy. Also, I have a June promotion posted here June Promotion
Studio maternity sessions will be coming to an end soon as the warmer weather comes in... I am actually doing a maternity session tonight in the studio vs outside because we received some ridiculous snow over the weekend. I still love doing maternity sessions in the studio, I just REALLY love doing them outside. I feel like there is way more variety and backdrops. This doesn't mean that the studio is out of the question if you are planning an upcoming session, it just means that spring is slowly creeping in and I am anxious to work outside in the sunshine and walk around and get attacked by bugs...
Anywho, I am sharing some of my favourites from March. Please contact me if you are wanting to set up an upcoming session as available time slots become more limited in the summer and fall due to my kids being home and being away/booked up on the weekends. Newborn/maternity sessions are booked in your 2nd trimester to ensure I do have availability. Please check out my Promotions page to see current promotions. The mini maternity promotion will be ending soon, so you may want to take advantage sooner than later :)
Phew! We made it through February and I was lucky enough to see a few babies last month. February is normally a slower time for photographers, a time to focus on behind the scenes stuff and for learning etc. I spent a lot of February dealing with the winter blues. I have to be honest, it was a tough one this year. I seem to be clambering my way out, but wowzers, I feel like I aged a decade over this winter.
Thank goodness for my job, where I get to snuggle babies and then send them on their merry way ;) Don't get me wrong, I love babies, but thinking about what life was like when we had babies in the house makes me remember how hard it was. Yes, I am dealing with sassy kids now, but a screaming newborn and the constant feeding... But, I made it through and so will you or you already have! I also did my first boudoir session and had a blast and I am so excited to do more!
I will finish this little blog post with some adorable little babies and some beautiful women <3