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I love invites like this one. To photograph a young family when I was also lucky enough to photograph the Joanne and Nigel’s wedding a few years back. It makes me feel like I’m part of the circle of life and gives such a deep meaning to why I pick up my camera each morning.
Aspen and Raven. Absolute delights. Sweet English accents. Here with mom and dad on a family holiday. Up the slopes we went to find the perfect place to do a few turns, build a snowman and taste the white stuff.
Kaï’ is a fighter. One of those precious little babes that held his place on this gorgeous Earth of ours but wasn’t given the easiest road to get here. After the worries, tears, sleepless nights and hearing an awful lot of encouraging words, his very proud maman and papa were blessed with his beautiful, healthy little self. The energy between the 3 of them is electric and if you’re lucky enough to be a part of a shared gaze between them the intensity almost makes you feel like you’re intruding.
It was a beautiful time. Thank you Patrick and Thirza for sharing this with me. xo
Life is spontaneous. And great photography often is as well. Long after the wedding cake has been eaten, your photos will be pulled out and looked at over and over for years to come. The best photos will show you a small new detail each time you gaze at them or stir up the deep emotions of that exact moment.
Candid wedding photography is best fulfilled with a second shooter. At Gadbois, we focus on one photographer capturing the front of the scene and working closely with the couple while the second photographer can freely focus on the rest of the guests that are just as much a part of the story as the couple. The father of the bride embracing his wife or a grandma’s proud smile of acceptance. It’s a unique point of view that wouldn’t have otherwise been captured.
Candid photography doesn’t replace formal but there’s a time and a place for both. Here’s some of my favorite candid shots from the past year.
Coby has become part of our blog family now. This is part 3 of a 3 part series. I’ve been so honored to be invited into their home 3 times to document his amazing growth and incredible milestones. I love the challenge of capturing a child’s essence.
So here we are with Coby who is now walking and growing up into such a handsome young little fellow. Can’t wait to see what round 4 will bring us. Thank you so much for inviting me into your family.
If you check in here periodically (and if you don’t, shame on you!) you’ll recall Coby’s first post from when he was an infant. I had promised part 2 and here it is. Now, do you see what I mean about the hair? Isn’t it awesome? Mom and dad have fully embraced the faux hawk and Coby is stylin’ in a serious way. His cuteness is so huge, it was hard picking a few favorites for this post. Part 3 will be up next week and yes, it’s also part 3 of his hair.
The magic doesn’t happen behind the lens, it happens in front. One of my all time favorite things is catching these precious moments with toddlers and young children. A change in mindset to get down to their level, watch them explore, follow their pace and let them lead. The perfect formula that makes the simplest things in life, amazing.
I have been lucky enough to be the one capturing Clémentine’s shenanigans since she was only a couple of days old.
This time she was demonstrating her innate skill of sneaking up on an unsuspecting Mega Block.
Tonight was sweet. Visiting with my mom and dad in Montreal, we decided to open the wooden box that has held their beloved keepsakes that tells their love story. Most of which they didn’t even remembered they had kept.
It strikes me how fortunate I truly am. Situations like mine are so rare these days. Divorce, knock on wood, doesn’t exist in my world. This holds true for my mom’s side and my dad’s side. It even goes as far to include as my husbands family and my sister’s too. It is moments like tonights that stay with you forever and become a part of your character. Needless to say, my parents and their story is my love compass.
To say I was a little on my toes with anticipation of this photo shoot wouldn’t be a lie. With family photography, I’m always trying to find what will make it unique, fun and memorable for all involved. I could just picture the 3 boys rolling their eyes in their head as they’re making their way to the location with their mom for this cheesy photo shoot.
Well, was I EVER surprised! It was amazing and just so much fun. Here’s how it all unfolded:
Find 3 confident boys. Yes.
Keep it real. Yes.
Pick a location that is a little remote so everyone can loosen up. Yes.
The result: Capture the brotherhood, the laughter, the looks and the unspoken words. Yes, I think so.
Then you look at Jessie, their oh so proud mama and ask her “Just how did you manage to raise these 3 sweet boys with such beautiful manners?”
It’s so rare these days that a family portraiture session is just that. Typically, I’m following a family around during a favored activity or just some special time at home. However, the Harder family invited me to shoot a portrait of their family because how often is everybody together?
Well, you know how families get when they’re all together? This family is no different and it was a ton of fun. I couldn’t stop laughing with how comfortable they are around each other and in front of the camera. Not exactly a shy bunch!
Grandpa thought this photo was the real one that would get hung on the wall…
and then realized he was the only one who was actually smiling. Personally I think it’s a great piece for the wall!
And finally after a little focus and guidance, all behaved for a moment. Eyes open, big smiles and … got it.