Since making the ever so scary jump from part time to full time photographer I have been very fortunate to be extremely busy. While this is a very good thing and I would not want it any other way, in fact I wish I was a little more busy…is that being greedy? I have found that I haven’t been able to do photography for myself amongst all this craziness. I will be the first one to tell people “make sure you do what makes you happy” and don’t get me wrong what I am doing makes me extremely happy but sometimes I have to remember to pick up my camera and capture the moments of those who mean the world to me.
A few weeks back my husband, son and I packed up the car, loaded in the dogs and made the 3.5 hours drive to our family cottage. This is by far one of our most favourite places to be hands down. Its become even more of a favourite spot now that our son is walking, running, throwing and exploring things. Keeps us on our toes but man this kid is one smart cookie. It was here that reminded me to relax, enjoy the family time sitting right in front of me with no interruptions . Look at the beautiful weather, the gorgeous scenery and most of all my little boy having the time of his life.
These photos I am about to share with you only took 6 mins of shooting but I am in love with them. Just look at that little boy. This time last year he was sitting in the pot because he was too young to sit on his own (3 months old) and now like I mentioned before he is running, laughing and jumping all over the place. He plays in dirt, puts sticks in his mouth and runs along side his dogs. He is being in the moment enjoying each minute that passes. He is my reminder to do the same.
Yours in blog and photog,
As I sat in the driving to this e session with Alex and Dan I casually mentioned that only 6 weeks remained until the big day, “Shut up!” Alex squealed! I guess she was more shocked about how fast it was approaching than I was. Im not worried though, I know Alex and her mom and everything will be taken care of well before the big day!
This session took place at two places I spent a lot of time at while growing up as we headed to my home town of Hamilton. We started at the Hamilton Beach by Hutches (Famous for their fish and chips and ice cream) It was a nice calm evening on the beach….that was for myself and Alex. Dan on the other hand was having a few issues…with his shoes. You see Dan is a very well dressed man. Like he dresses better than most girls I know and he likes to take care of his things. I don’t blame him, if I had nice stuff like that to I would want to keep them clean, dry and well, sand free to :) But let me tell you this guy can rock a “GQ” pose any day, and now that Alex knows what that means it will make for a great inside joke for the big day.
After ensuring that we got all the shots we wanted at the beach, and we all had sand free shoes we set off to our last location, Dundurn Castle. I had another session here the week before which allowed me to know the exact spots that caught the sunset and perfect lighting at that time of day. The building stood tall and proud and provided a beautiful backdrop for this fun loving couple.
Dan and Alex, thank you once again for the amazing session and for all the laughs along the way. I love hanging out with the two of you as there is never a dull moment….Alex! Your wedding day is going to be nothing less than spectacular and I am so excited to be a part of it!
Until then please feast your eyes on everything beautiful with this session,
Yours in blog & photog,
I would like to introduce to the world, Mr. Walker. This little guy sure knew how to make an entrance…5 weeks early!!! Enough to give his mom and dad a run for their money since they were in a city they weren’t planning on having a baby in!
This little guy was the perfect model. He slept throughout the entire session and didn’t leave me with much laundry at all! He also had a little friend come along with him. Harley, they family pet just HAD to be apart of this session as he had a role in the wedding as well. He was also the perfect little client and didn’t make a peep, my own dogs didn’t even know he was here. I would like to share some of my favourites from his session.
Thank you so much to Walkers parents for allowing me to photographer their handsome little boy! You are all, Harley included, welcome to come back any time!!
Yours in blog and photog,