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I DARE YOU NOT TO SMILE!
In order to start the New Year with the values close to my heart, I was eager to show you one of my most favourite Family Session from the end of 2012.
You may have read about the Pearson Family in previous post, that is because I have been so fortunate to have met Nicole way back in a maternity yoga class while we were both expecting. Her with already two boys at home and me with Charlotte. Since then I have been invited in their home numerous times and the boys ( all 4 of them now!) are always so nice and we often high five each others or hug it out.
The beauty of having been part of these boys world for a while is that now we truly just go and have fun for our photography session. They are use to me and I am as the oldest would say:”no big deal” so I think Nicole & Peter would agree to say that I am able to capture the boys and their full personalities.
So to start the New Year, these images remain me to take the time to spend time with my family, to go for more walks in the woods and to laugh and run lots.
Thank you Nicole & Peter for your continued trust and congrats on raising 4 handsome boys for which it will be very hard to keep my daughter away in a few years.
P.S Nicole just like me loves documenting her boys life in images and lately we started to focus on creating a Family Book for her to have a special keepsakes. Here is the latest one for the curious readers out there; Pearson Family Book
Sometimes my world is busy enough with one child that I cannot even think how some of my favourite families make it look effortless with 4 kids. So needless to say that when Patricia asked me if we could capture images of her family as they embark in their new adventure across the country, I was ready and excited to discover everyone’s personality come out and capture in a setting that had been home for so long before they set their eyes on a new start out east.
Time to take a moment and resurface after a brilliant Summer. As I am in the final editing of my late Summer weddings, it is so important for me to take moments to rejuvenate. A few years ago rejuvenation would of meant, a day at the spa followed by a dinner at Rim Rock and a cocktail in front of the fireplace. Don’t get me wrong these things all still happen but most likely not all at once. These days it’s more about spoiling my little girl (she would like me to say big girl), finding this perfect umbrella and seeing the pure joy she experience by simply having her very own umbrella and going for a walk in the forest under the rain!
If you pay attention it’s really the little moments that counts!
Aliesha has been a longtime client of mine, we found a friendship somewhere in the middle of her wedding planning, her strong animal right support and adventures and her growing passion for photography. So needless to say when she called me to photograph her family, I had a really good idea of what style and ideas we both shared. What I didn’t realize was that as much as I though I was the biggest animal lover, she is in a different league with a giant heart.
As we took the dogs out for a walk, I began to learn the touching story of the different family members (cats and dogs) and I tell you, I don’t know if I have ever seen such an eclectic group living happily together. I loved every minute of it.
I asked her to describe each one of them, this is what she wrote me:
“What a beautiful day we had. We really lucked out with the weather. The dogs seemed better behaved than I thought they would be.
You asked for the spelling of all their names. The orange cat is Kolbassa, my Fairview cat, a complete attention hound. Autolycus is the grey and white cat, a bottle baby with a strange personality. I don’t think he knows he is a cat. They do not get along very well, Autolycus is always chasing Kolbassa around the house, though Kolbassa is the boss at meal times.
Molly is the little blonde dog. She is afraid of the cats and is a complete momma’s girl. Zelgadis is the chocolate lab. He is the one who is allergic to the cats and everything else. Poor guy has had several health issues all his life. Samwise it the golden coloured male dog. He is the sensitive boy in the group, well named as he is hobbit like in every way. He thinks with his stomach, but is loyal and friendly. “Samwise the Brave”
Thank you for your trust Aliesha once more.
It’s been busy, good busy…no make that great busy.
This weekend is my first weekend in a while of just being at home with my girl. Time seems to fly by with her lately, already 3 years old and torn between that ever so interesting place of baby and little girl. I find it to be such a difficult balance to strike between my own life and my work world, especially when both require me to pack around my camera. But with my precious little girl, so wise beyond her years gives me a gentle reminder of how to own the moment and embrace the simplicities that every day brings us. Our eyes just need to be opened to them.
This morning we enjoyed a simple walk in the forest. Yes, with my camera. And I kept the pace of my girl, or should I say speed! Pace sounds a little slow for what it was. Seeing the world through her eyes does amazing things to your spirit and energy. And for my immeasurable love for this funny little girl who thought it was a good time to strike a yoga pose while standing on the bridge.
It was a good morning…no make that a great one.