December 26, 2009

i need [bigger] pockets

"What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories." - George Eliot

I hope everybody is enjoying their Christmas holidays! I've had a wonderful day ignoring my emails and lounging around watching Csilla play with all of her new Christmas presents. I love the quiet moments with my family at this time of year. We float around the house doing odd little chores interspersed with long snuggles on the couch and end the day accomplishing nothing of any significance. The ease of being in each other's company with no pressing "to dos" truly lifts my spirit and puts my soul in a wonderful place.

And here's something else that really lifts my spirit... a beautiful family cherishing the blessing of a new baby boy. This little guy could not have been any sweeter. If I had bigger pockets I think I would have slipped him in one and tried to sneak him home with me.

Andrea and Doug... I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas with your new baby boy and his delightful big sister. I can't wait to see you again in the new year. xo c

December 20, 2009

[beauty] flows

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm not sure how many times I've said this, but I love my job! It's not even like work for me. I truly enjoy creating beautiful images and capturing precious memories for families. This session was an especially great day. We took some fun shots around my client's home and then headed to Deep Cove for more photos. Although the setting was indeed beautiful, it was this family with their warm smiles and genuine love for each other that really made the beauty flow into my camera. Are these kids gorgeous, or what?

I know it was months ago, but looking at these photos today brushes away the dreary winter outside my window and reminds me how lucky we are to live where we do.

Candice and Andrew, thanks for the great day and I look forward to running into you around the neighbourhood!

December 14, 2009

before & [after]

"A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities." - Eda J. Le Shan

I could not have been happier when I heard my friend Karen was pregnant. I just loved the whole experience of being pregnant with our daughter Csilla, so I always live vicariously through the excitement of others when they are expecting.

I especially love maternity and newborn photography because of all the anticipation and love that comes with the arrival of a new baby. To be welcomed into a home to take photos and document this special occasion is a great honour to me and I truly enjoy every minute.

This was no exception when I had the opportunity to take photos of Karen and her husband Mike both before and after the arrival of their beautiful baby girl. Isn't she the sweetest little doll ever?

Thanks for the opportunity to capture these special memories for you Karen and Mike. When the sleepless nights become a distant memory I hope these photos give you great joy! xo c

December 11, 2009

the [bee sting] session

"Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate." - Robert Louis Stevenson

I apologize for my absence. I promise you I have not fallen off the edge of the earth. I'm still here and working hard, but I haven't had much time to get any blogging done. With the mad rush of pre-Christmas photos almost complete I'm excited about getting back to posting more regularly. I have about ten sessions I've never even blogged about. Yikes!

So on to the photos... this session below took place way back in July and I've already done the redo session since then. A redo session you ask? What's a redo session?

Well, let's just say this session didn't go exactly as planned. Not only did the baby girl here spend the night before the session teething and not sleeping (and therefore wasn't particularly in any mood for photos), but shortly after the last photo in this set was snapped, the older sister got stung by a bee!


Needless to say, the session ended right then and there.

So, here are a few images from The Bee Sting Session - watch for more redo photos of this family coming soon.

Hey Shannon and Murray, thanks for the, er, interesting/eventful/unique session??