Ottawa First Year Milestone + Cake Smash Session: Ella

Little Ella showed up for her session a little sleepy, but somehow it still only took about 2 minutes before she was showing off those beautiful smile and her amazing walking skills! The latter of course meant that both myself and her parents spent that majority of the session catching her and putting her back in front of the background, but hey, that’s what cake smash sessions are all about!

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2020 Favourites: Families + Newborns

I started shooting family session about a year after I started weddings, and honestly, I have loved every minute of it! Not only do I get to work with some of the best families and most hilarious kiddos, but I get to see our couples and families as they start and grow their families over the years! It really is such a treat to be able to watch these tiny babes grow into super fun kids full of spunk and personality! So with that all said, I think it is only fitting to wrap-up the 2020 year that was filled with so many wonderful family sessions!

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Ottawa First Year Milestone + Cake Smash Session: Faris

I am sure I have said it before but, it ends up being 50/50 as to whether or not the birthday boys and girls who come into the studio to celebrate actually smash in their cakes. In fact, it’s so hit and miss that I sometimes think it’s a little odd to call it’s cake smash as it’s just as likely to be a cake ‘meh’. But Little Faris definitely knew what to do when his parents sat him down next to his cake as he got right into it without any hesitation or delay!

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Ottawa Arboretum First Birthday Portraits + Cake Smash: Ella

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The original plan was for Sweet Little Ella to have a cake smash outside in the Arboretum followed by a big family birthday party at home a couple weeks later. And although she did have a cake smash in the Arboretum, thanks to Covid, her birthday party was a quiet affair at home with Mom and Dad. But it was all still great fun, and hey, this way she got to smash multiple cakes and donut towers … well, she got to touch them all slightly and then get really upset about it – same thing right?!

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Lifestyle Family Session: The Lacasses

Lifestyle-Family-Photography-Ottawa-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyA willow tree, run through the sprinkler, splash in the pool, and lots of adorable hugs — this family session pretty much had it all, including three of the kindest people ever. I absolutely adore this little family and any day I get to hang out with them is always a great one!!

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