Every year Mallori and I talk and brainstorm about where to hold their session. Mallori likes to be unique, thinks outside the box and she is super creative.
One of their favorite family activity is getting on their side by side and heading out to the woods to have a bonfire. Why not do something they love and capture memories while doing it. I thought it was a fantastic idea.
Mallori baked cookies, made hot chocolate, packed marshmallows and apples. James and I arrived at their house, they packed up the side by side and we ventured off into the woods.
Ian was prepared and had the bonfire going, the sun was starting to set, we had the perfect golden hour.
One of my absolute favourite things about being a photographer is becoming part of your clients life. I started as Mallori and Ian’s wedding photographer, then when they got pregnant I was their maternity photographer; when Lux entered the world, I became their family photographer. It has been 7 years of being a part of their lives.
Here are some of our favourite shots from their latest family session.
We met Candace, Chris and Joey last year when we did their Fall Family Session. A little while later I had a contest to win a free Fresh 48 Session. Fresh 48 session is when we go into the hospital to capture the first moments after the birth of your baby. Candace messaged me shortly after I announced the winner to tell me she just found out they were expecting again.
We kept in contact through her pregnancy, discussed maternity photos, fresh 48 photos and a newborn session. They found out they were having a baby boy!
We booked in their maternity session at Rainbow Haven Beach, it was a beautiful sunny day! Joey was full of energy and fun! He got to help read a book to his baby brother, used can phones to talk to his baby brother in mommy’s belly, he had lots of fun. Especially playing peek-a boo with my husband James.
On September 30th, Austin Wesley Kealy made his debut. He was early, surprising his parents. When he was 3 days old, James and I packed up and headed to their house to photograph his newborn session.
Austin absolutely rocked his newborn session. He slept the entire time, James wrapped him in different wraps, we changed outfits many times and he just slept making the most adorable little noises.
We love being part of capturing those first moments in our client’s lives, watching their children grow, freezing all those moments in their life for them to have forever.
Oliver Cole Mackenzie Keirstead was born June 11 at 5: 23am, 6lbs 12ozs and almost 20 inches long. He is perfect. Oliver is Jason and Lindsay’s rainbow baby.
I met Lindsay and Jason when they booked my Rainbow Package which is:
“Rainbow Baby” is a baby who is welcomed into a family after there has been a loss experienced due to miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth. A Rainbow baby is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravage of the storm.
- Newborn Session (within first 10 days is ideal)
- First Birthday/Cake Smash Session **They Chose to change to Fresh 48**
- Special Rainbow Birth Announcement Template
- Each session will be up to 2 hours
- all photos available in a private online gallery to download in full resolution
We hit it off right away, clients really do become friends and you start to feel like part of the family when you get to capture all those important moments in their lives. They were over the moon happy with their maternity photos which made us very happy. We chatted back and forth after that, patiently waiting for their baby boy to make his grand entrance into the world. They wanted a Fresh 48 Session, which is when we go to the hospital within the first 48 hours after giving birth to capture those first precious moments of their baby’s life.
Oliver was born on June 11th, the following day I went in to meet him. He was perfect, I captured him, bonding moments with mommy, daddy and his grandmother it was beautiful. About a week later we did his newborn session. Oliver rocked his session with us, he was such a great baby, no fuss at all.
Newborn sessions are special. We always suggest to get the session done within the first 10 days, a session can take up to 2 hours maybe more depending on the baby. We want to ensure the baby is happy and content to get those amazing shots you will hold onto forever.