When you work in the wedding industry you tend to miss out on seeing your friends and family as much during the warmer months. To be honest, even the off-season can be tricky because there is just so much to do all the time. And come to think about it, I actually think this has more to do with being an entrepreneur than being in a specific industry, as running your own business is extremely time consuming and exhausting (a topic for a different day). And since family (and our friends we consider family) is so very important to Dave and I so we do our best to squeeze in visits whenever we can. So when our work takes us inc lose proximity to the ones we love, particularly the ones who live further away from us, we definitely take advantage of that!
So when we were last down in the Toronto area, we made sure to visit Dave’s sister and her adorable family and I was so happy when they wanted to do a little family session while we were there!
One of the very best parts of my job is getting to meet so many new people. And although the introverted hermit in me wants to pretty much always stay at home, bundled up in blankets and sweaters, I always end up having a great time during my sessions because of these wonderful people, who moments before were complete strangers. And you know what’s even better than meeting wonderful people – meeting the tiny new humans they created, especially when they are as adorable as Laylah!!
When I first sat down to write this blog post, I thought I might have a hard time figuring out what to write about. I have worked with this amazing family so many times now, I thought I must have said all there is to say! But luckily, they are so awesome that each and every time I get to hang out with them I learn a bit more about them. And better than that, I get to see their girls’ personalities develop and shine and it really is so truly awesome to witness!
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!