Ottawa Fall Lifestyle Family Session: The Gwilliams

I love doing sessions for people we actually know outside of our business life (aka friends). Not only is it an extra way I get to hang out with awesome people, but it also means the sessions are just so easy breezy. And in the case of Jessica + Jason, and their adorable little one Lena, it also meant that Kaylee got a play date with her boyfriend Gus.

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Ottawa Fall Lifestyle Family Session at the Arboretum: Zachary

This little dude did not want to stop moving for an instant during his latest session. In fact, Zachary was running around in every which direction that I ended up with way more steps on my watch than I normally do for a family session, haha!

And yet, despite how much he was running and playing, he always seemed to be going the opposite way I need him to go. But I suppose that is what toddlers do best really.

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Ottawa Lifestyle Newborn Family Session: Hayden

Sometimes I show up to my clients home for their lifestyle session and am instantly greeted by a cheerful toddler who wants to tell me anything and everything they can think of. Other times they want nothing to do with me and I have to pull out all my tricks right away to get them involved in the session. Luckily for all of us adults, Maya was definitely on that first team and ready to go for Baby Hayden’s newborn session.

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Rockcliffe Pavilion First Year Portraits & Cake Smash Session: Elek

The weather has been so weird lately. Raining in the morning and nice and sunny in the afternoon. It’s nice that things are turning nicer by the end of the day, but it makes it really hard to figure out if sessions should go ahead or not!

That being said, Little Elek made my life super easy during his session, as not only was he super adorable, but he was also pretty darn patient for a one-year old!

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Beach & Forest Lifestyle Family Session: The McNally’s

Family sessions with little ones can sometimes be a little nerve-wracking for parents. Worrying about whether or not their tiny humans are going to cooperate and have fun during the session, or just have a tantrum. And then if the latter does happen, will they just be done for the entire session, or will they be consolable and come back around? It’s definitely stressful and can make any parent a little anxious. Luckily though, I’m pretty darn good with kids and babies and toddlers tend to like me (fingers crossed that I am not jinxing myself for my upcoming toddler-filled sessions). And that means I am normally able to comfort little ones and make sure they have a great time during their session. And hey, when all else fails, there is always good old fashion bribery (and there’s nothing wrong with that)!

So with all of that said, it didn’t surprise me when little Owen turned out to not be a really big fan of being told what to do during the McNally’s family session.

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