Oliver’s 1st Year through our lens

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 Oliver entered the world on June 11th, 2017 and stole out heart.  Back it up a couple months to when I created our Rainbow Baby Package. I created this package because of all the people in my life that have suffered loss and had their Rainbow baby.  Within hours of posting it, Lindsay contacted me about booking that package. 

We met Lindsay and Jason for the first time (after much chatting online) at the Halifax Public Gardens for their maternity session. We hit it off right away, they were the nicest couple that after many years of longing for a baby and suffering loss were finally having their Rainbow Baby.

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After he was born, Lindsay messaged me to announce his arrival and arrange his Fresh 48 Session. I couldn’t wait to meet Oliver, he was absolutely perfect. Seeing the love and bonding moments between mommy, daddy and Oliver just melted my heart. When you long for a baby for so long and fight so hard to have one that it gives you deeper appreciation when the Doctor places your baby in your arms for the very first time.  

Once Oliver was born, that’s when it started. We started to capture him throughout his first year. We did Newborn, Family, Christmas, Easter, Sitter Session then his first birthday. We got to capture so much of his first year, watch him grow, learn new things, and of course played & snuggled with him any chance we had. We ended up becoming great friends with Lindsay and Jason. Lindsay has been there for me as I am on the journey to try and become a mother. I couldn’t have a better person to be brutally honest on how tests are really going to be, but cheering me on because in the end…. you have a baby. My husband James and I love Oliver and love how we get to capture him as he grows up to be such a great little boy! 

Here is a look through our lens at Oliver’s first year:

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Bump, Baby & Beyond

Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life.  Maternity sessions are a great way to treat yourself before baby comes.  Let’s face it, once baby is born, he or she will be all of the focus!  I recommend booking your maternity session around weeks 28-34,  when your belly is nice and round but before you start feeling uncomfortable.

Life truly is a gift and creation of this life is nothing less than miraculous. We will perfectly capture the beauty of your pregnancy, your journey as a mother begins 9 months before you hold your baby. Capturing the beauty, happiness and memories in your pregnancy is what we aim to do.

Then baby arrives, it’s their time to shine. I love newborn photography. I recently took 2  courses in Newborn Photography. I learned so much from baby safety to wrapping techniques, posing and more. I am constantly adding new items to my newborn prop collection to make each session unique and different. We have a home studio and can also travel to the comfort of your home with our “mini studio”.

 I love to bring beautiful artwork to my clients to treasure. It all starts with Baby’s 1st year session. Newborn babies are little angels that like to sleep & cuddle because of these qualities, newborn photographs make some of the most beautiful images. A little patience, timing and creative posing will allow us to capture these moments perfectly. Onward and upwards your baby will grow so fast and the first year is the most important. The real fun starts when your baby starts smiling. Your baby will grow a lot in their 1st year, capturing that 1st chapter of their life is important and priceless.

We would love to be apart of your journey in becoming parents and welcoming your new baby.  All our packages are listed under Newborn & Fresh 48 and Maternity.

Contact us at :

info@tailgatephotography.com

 

 

 

Oliver’s 1st Christmas

This was our 5th session with Oliver (including their maternity session when he was still in mommy’s belly).

Oliver is special is many ways, he is Lindsay and Jason’s rainbow baby and because of him my husband and I have become good friends with his parents.

I’m thankful that Lindsay and Jason chose us to be their photographer. We get to watch Oliver grow, see all the changes in him from one session to the next.

He is the happiest baby with big blue eyes and that smile that melts your heart every time. He was full of smiles, giggles and surprised us when he ripped into a present.

Clients turn into friends, you develop an relationship with them as you get to capture moments of their lives and turn them into memories they can look back on forever.

We look forward to watching Oliver grow and continuing to capture those moments for them.

It’s a BOY!

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.