Becky | Full of Life {Niagara Maternity Photographer}

I don’t know how this happened, but I recently noticed that I never blogged Becky’s maternity session! Considering it resulted in my fave image of 2011, I had to get it on the blog. So- a few from Becky’s early morning session! I love the light in these- it makes me happy. Sweet Baby Peyton has now arrived was an angel for her session. I’m excited to have her images on the blog this week as well!

Maternity Photography Outdoors

Outdoor Pregnancy Photos

Fall Maternity Photography

Modern Maternity Photography

Maternity Photography in Water

Outdoor Water Maternity Photography

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Me and Mine | 1/13 {Niagara Child and Family Photographer}

In 2011 I made a resolution that I would capture at least one image per month with our whole family. I didn’t care if they weren’t posed, or if they were crooked thanks to unbalanced cameras, if there were some funny faces or crazy hair- I just wanted to be in some images with my hubby and kids! I wanted something for them to have in their albums, so that one day they could look back and remember this time in their lives, and also remember what Mumma looked like back then. And I did it! One per month. It was hard, very, very hard. I still always tried for a decent shot, which meant a lot of running back and forth between the camera and the kids. And time always seemed to get away from me. I would just post one image and next thing I know my calendar is telling me the next one is due! But I did it and I am so proud and happy I stuck with it! If you want to take a look back, you can see them all here: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. I think it’s so cool to see the kids growing, especially Kingston from a baby to a toddler!

So this year I decided to do something similar, but this time I’ll be doing it with a group of talented photographers around the world who will definitely inspire me to keep going and stay creative.  There will be 13 images-1 every 4 weeks. And instead of family images, I am going to capture Me and Mine. I am hoping to have some personal moments captured between me and my children and hubby but not necessarily everyone at the same time. There are moments every day that I treasure SO MUCH! I want to have them captured somewhere other than my heart’s mind.

Here is my first image – 1/13

Mumma and baby moment

Please visit the talented Gail Pomare’s blog to see her take on our project – Gail Pomare | Santa Cruz & San Jose, California Photographer

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Sweet Ava | Fresh Life {Niagara Newborn Photographer}

I was so excited to finally meet little Ava! Her mother contacted me as soon as she knew she was pregnant, and sent me images from their 3D ultrasound- which was so sweet! Ava did so well for her first photo shoot- we were able to get all of the images her mother had requested.

Baby on purple

Newborn Baby Photographer

Black and White Newborn Photography

Baby and Daddy Photos

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Favorite of 2011 {Niagara Maternity Photographer}

Inspire Me Baby recently invited all their readers to share their favorite image of 2011 and I decided to participate again this year: 1. Because I love their blog and 2. Because it was definitely interesting trying to come up with an absolute favorite. I decided to go with a business image because it wouldn’t be right to pick one of my kids and I’m way too biased to do that anyway, lol. So here it is. I love this image because of her soft smile, the beautiful light, and the framing with the bridge above her. If you can, imagine this image without the bridge on top- it just wouldn’t have the same impact. I love it. In fact, this gorgeous mama is now overdue and I am waiting to hear from her so we can do her newborn shoot! Can’t wait!

Maternity Photos In Water

This photo was included in the Inspire Me Baby Best of 2011 – inspiremebaby.com

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Project 12 | December {Grimsby Family Photography}

We did it! Made it through a whole year with one family image per month. To you it probably doesn’t sound hard, but attempting it with three small children and one grumpy husband (sorry honey, you know it’s true!) and a self timer was not easy at all! Here’s our last image for 2011!

Grismby Family Photographer

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Reunited | Life to the Fullest {Grimsby Family Photographer}

As good a reason as any other, this session came about because part of Jordyn’s family was visiting from Australia. Finally reunited again, Jordyn wanted to capture this moment with images to preserve their memories. I truly think this gift to her family is the most precious one they will receive this Christmas! I have now photographed Jordyn’s little family three times in a year (see here and here) and always love seeing them! Little Benjamin has grown into a gorgeous little one year old and it was so great to see him again! Enjoy a taste of their session!

Mother and daughter image

Family images outdoors

Baby and Family Images

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