• Children,  Family

    Huge Hearts & Big Personality, the W. Family

    Meet the W. Family…

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    It’s been a 4 years since we last met for photos. I was really excited to photograph them again, they are so full of personality and they have HUGE hearts. They are one of those family’s you automatically feel comfortable around when you spend time with them. Yup, they are awesome.

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    When we pulled into the location, there were a few other families/photographer’s there (’tis the season!) making for a crowded venue. Sometimes things happen for a reason…we wouldn’t have gotten this image if we hadn’t gone for a little walk to give others the respect of their family session time. Add to that a windy day, and it made the perfect conditions for a leaf throwing photo…

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    Thank you so much W. Family for asking me to document your family love story once again, I had so much fun with you all.

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

     

     

  • Children,  Family

    The U. Family in Sunny September

    Meet the U. Family…

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    I was thankful we had such a beautiful September evening for their session, as last year they braved the snow. They brought the other members of their family this year too (who were full of energy and character)!

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    Beauties…

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    Thank you so much for the fun evening! You have a beautiful family!

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

     

     

  • Children,  Family

    9 yrs. of Beautiful Weather with the S. Family

    If you follow my blog, you’ll recognize the beautiful S. Family. We meet on the same week-end every year. We were talking about how we’ve never had bad weather on this date…in all of our 9 years meeting up. I don’t even check the weather forecast on their date anymore. So if you’re planning an event, you should be safe with the third week-end of September 🙂

    It was so good to see them again, the kids have grown so tall. As always, their family is a pleasure to photograph. They are kind, thoughtful, and so very genuine.

    I always appreciate the care and attention they put into planning their annual photography session right down to their outfit choices. Nice work!

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    Their family silhouette just might be my favourite part of their yearly session (love how it turned out this year!)…

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    Thank you so much for travelling again to see me! I absolutely adore your family and I’m thankful for our annual visit!

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

     

     

  • Spirit Sessions,  Your Story

    Pinup Bride

    Pinup Bride ~ MUA: Makeup by Kailee

    Meet the gorgeous, confident, full-of-life, vivacious Megan.

     

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    Isn’t she absolutely stunning?

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    She contacted me with the BEST gift idea for her soon-to-be hubby, a pinup shoot. In fact, as I’m typing this, it’s their wedding day and her hubby is about to be blown away by his gorgeous wife’s pinup beauty.

    This is her other love, her Harley. Megan and her husband share a passion for riding, what a fun adventurous couple!

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    She has the best infectious laugh ever, you can’t help but laugh along with her.

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    Congratulations to you both on your wedding day! May your life together be an amazing adventure full of love and laughter. Thank you so much for asking me to capture your beautiful spirit Megan.

    Christine

  • Children,  Family

    First Family Portraits

    Meet the D. Family

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    This is their first ever family portraits!

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    I had a moment of reverie as I was shooting their family session. I want to thank them for reminding that the type of photos I cherish most of my own children are the ones that show off their unique personalities. As much as I try and get family photos where everyone is looking and smiling, my main goal is to give families photos that will remind them of exactly who they are at that stage in their lives.

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    As I stalked the hilarious, full-of-energy James while he ran non stop, I tried as best I could to remember my own Son (who will soon be 18) at 4 years old. And it hit me that many of my memories are because of a photo. A freeze frame of loved-so-deeply-personality forever preserved in a photograph.
    So if I am photographing your family and I tell you to relax and take a break while I chase your kids, it’s because as much as you think you’ll remember this very stage and this very day…memories will fade. But not if you have a photo of the knee scrapes, the sticky-outy tongue, the crazy hair, the belly button, the way they look at you/pull your hair, and the infectious giggles. 
    THAT is what being 4 yrs old is all about.

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    Thank you D. Family for asking me to capture your family love story!

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

     

  • Children,  Family

    Beauty and Grace Doubled

    May I introduce you to 2 of the most sweet, gentle, and kind twins you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting…

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    They were a little reserved at first, but in no time they got over their shyness and dazzled with their charm, grace, and personality.

    I love photographing twins, their relationship is like no other. There are unspoken words shared between them, exchanged in a single expression.

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    They also have a very close relationship with their beautiful Mom who adores them (which is apparent within each and every exchange between them)…

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    We convinced Dad to join in for a family photo.

    Family Love…

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    As I was photographing the girls, their inquisitive eyes locked on this little guy. Never has a grasshopper been held with such care…

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    Thank you so much for spending the morning with me. I had a great time with you all.

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

  • Children,  Family

    Celebrating 10 years with my Fancy British Friends

    Meet my very fancy British friends, the G. Family (no matter what they say, it sounds incredibly fancy).

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    They moved from England to Canada with a dream when Maddy was just a little girl. Marley was welcomed into their first home here as they started their next chapter of life in Canada (Marley’s a very proud Canadian). Together they have built a life full of adventure (thanks to Marley) and a whole lot of love (softy-hearted girls will bring that quite nicely to a family). As their friend, I have witnessed them persevere and grow as a family…through their residency, careers, schooling, and all the wildly unpredictable adventures that come with raising an awesomely spirited family as a team.

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    Sarah and Steve booked this family session as a way to celebrate and commemorate their 10 year anniversary.

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    Marley the spirited boy with a grand sense of adventure and curiosity. His eyes just sparkle…

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    Maddison, the softy-hearted girl who loves riding horses and gardening…

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    Together they make a pretty great team…

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    Congratulations on a decade of life lived and loved together as you continue to go after your dreams. Your children are beautiful and full of imagination and wonder.

    You are very blessed (but I know you know that) xo

    From my heart to yours,

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