Sweet Abigayle came to my studio today at 8 days of age for her newborn session. She has the brightest eyes and was determined to not miss a moment of her session. Even though she was awake she was mostly quiet until I disturbed her with my session plans. Abby arrived a few days before her due date on February 27th weighed 7 lbs 5 oz. She is a great little eater and is most likely up to her birthweight by now. Big brother Jackson joined us today but decided photos weren’t his thing. I love though that he did smile for our family image. Dad and Jackson went for a drive and he had a great nap. Abigayle made me work to get those peepers closed and I am grateful that she did sleep for a bit. My favourite image though has to be the bright eyed one in the fuzzy bear hat! Thank you Alicia and Chris for having me document these newborn memories for you. Here are just a few.
Sarah is such a stunning mamma to be! Sarah and Josh, along with their sweet two year old Ava made their way down from Kelowna today so we could capture some memories as they await their new little one. Sarah is due in just 4 weeks and they have decided to learn the gender of their baby on his/her birthday. There is no surprise like it!! Ava took a bit to warm up to me but by the end of our time together we were fast friends. She brought along her favourite Moosey and he joined us for a few images. I hear the two are inseperable. I had to ask Sarah if she had done some modelling in the past because she made my session so easy. There were so many images that I loved it was hard to showcase just a few. Thank you to Nana for spending her afternoon on Ava duty. It was a huge help. Thank you Sarah and Josh for choosing me to capture these images for you. I had a great afternoon getting to know you.
Holly Annagail Lynn is the sweet new baby of Scott and Bobbie. She arrived Jan 29th weighing 7lbs 3 oz. Today at 20 days old she came to see me for her debut photo session. Now to look at these images you would assume that she slept peacefully for her whole session. She did not. Holly is super sweet but really made me bring out my bag of tricks to get her to appear as though she was deeply sleeping. She did like being wrapped and even though she made me work, the little grins I captured made it all worth while. Holly is growing like crazy and is already on her way to 9 lbs. Her most favourite place was snuggled in mom’s arms near the end of our session. Mom brought along a cute little ruffle tutu dress that Holly did let us use. I have been tempted many times to purchase one and was happy to be able to use it today. Thank you Bobbie and Scott for trusting me with your sweet newborn memories. Here are just a few from today.
I don’t think I have ever had a wee client actually slept the whole session! Mia was a rockstar at her newborn session today. I have known Kristie and Jonny since their first newborn session and have been privileged to be asked to photograph all of their sweet babies. Mia definitely was the easiest by far. Kristie didn’t have the easiest pregnancy so really deserves this easy going baby. Being transferred to Kelowna at 34 weeks found her on two weeks of bedrest. Now, if you have been to the new perinatal unit at KGH you will know, it is pretty sweet! Beautiful, bright, big room and room service! It still is not quite the same as home but Kristie made the best of it, relaxing, cooking her baby, and learning to crochet! We even got to have a few chats on my work days. On January 27th at 36 weeks, little Mia made her debut, weighing in at 6lbs 8oz. Having two older siblings though that weighed around 9 lbs, mom and dad thought she was a wee little thing. I was actually working on her birthday so was able to meet her all fresh and new. Babies born early often get to stay a bit extra with us in the NICU. Mia won over all her nurses and after a 12 day stay she was welcomed home by big sister Zoë and big brother Everett. I am sure they were more excited to have their mama home though. All NICU babies are gifted a quilt which local quilters donate. Mia’s was so beautiful I had to incorporate it in her session. Thank you Kristie and Jonny for trusting me with all of your newborn memories! You have a beautiful little family!
This sweet boy came to see me today for his newborn session. Born on January 30th, Everett Robert Donald made his grand entrance 8 days before his due date, weighing in at 9lbs 4 oz! Mom hid him pretty good in her pregnancy. At her maternity session I would have never guessed that he would arrive over 9 lbs. The moment I picked him up I knew he would be an easy baby to photograph. He was all squishy and snuggly, and as long as he was fed he was very chill. Thank you Kara and Scott for spending the part of your day with me and letting me capture these memories for you.