It’s pretty special to me when I get to photograph someone from my old career in the private engineering sector. Not only because it allows me to catch up with them, but also because the ones that tend to reach out about doing a session are the ones who understood the desire to leave the company (and possibly even start something of their very own). Lee was definitely one of those people so when she and her husband Ruwan reached out about their little girl’s newborn session I was so freaking excited!
It’s a pretty simple fact that the best sessions include the best people – and this session included Antonietta + Matt, who, if you haven’t had the pleasure of getting to know them or read through any of the previous posts from their sessions, truly are two of the very best people ever!! But you know what took this session from best to bestest ever status: Matt + T made a tiny little human and she is just about the most perfect little thing that has ever existed!
The drive out to their new home was definitely a long one, in fact, it was the longest I have driven for a newborn session (to date at least), but it gave me a lot of time to think. And although I spent an equal sized portion of the drive singing along to some great songs, I also ended up reminiscing about all the wonderful sessions I have been lucky enough to capture for Chantal + Mathieu. During their engagement session and then their wedding I quickly learned just how amazingly kind these two people are. And getting to meet the new tiny person they created was definitely a highlight of my Fall season!
Picking out a name for your child seems so intimidating to me. I mean, this is what you kid will be called for the rest of their lives (assuming they don’t absolutely hate it and end up changing it when they are legally able to). The name they will hear, sign and say again and again as they go through their daily routines. It is even the name others kids with manipulate to be able to make fun of them (and you can never think of all the things other kids may come up with to try to protect your child). So the idea of picking out a good one really does seem just so incredibly daunting to me.
But Marie-France + Robert thought of not only a beautiful name for their little one, but they found one that was based on a wonderful fictional character that will be a great role model for their girl as she grows up.
Courteney + Steve’s wedding day last year was such a beautiful day and we loved getting to capture it all for them, so when she reached out to me to let me know that they were expecting a new addition to their family, I was so incredibly excited! Not only because I would be able to capture the start of this new adventure for them, but also because I just knew their little guy was going to be wonderfully adorable!!