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!!
There really are endless possibilities when it comes to engagement sessions. And if you aren’t completely comfortable in front of the camera, one of the best ways to combat this is to do an activity together during your engagement session – ideally one that you both do and enjoy during your normal lives together. And this was exactly what Jennifer + Jordan had in mind for their own session.
So I learned a new word just a few weeks before Evelyn was born – Nibling. It is apparently the gender neutral term for niece or nephew and it sounds adorable!! So in light of this new information, I decided to share the images of Jackson + Evelyn, my little niblings, on the first full day of Evelyn’s life.
My little nephew is absolutely one of my favourite people in the entire world. I may be a little biased but he is super adorable and really smart. He can always make me laugh and having him in our family has made it even better than it already was.
All of that being said, his Second Year Family Session seems to have fallen through the cracks in terms of getting posted here…sorry about that buddy.
It was a very busy day when we shot Jackson’s 2nd Year photos, but it was a gorgeous one and everyone seemed to be in the right mind-frame for photos – except perhaps Jackson. You know because he is two and like most two year olds, doesn’t like to sit still for even a second and really doesn’t want to be told what to do. Our original plan was to shoot his photos in the same park/playground where we shot his previous family sessions (3 months and 1 year), but he has grown to know that as the playground that it is and his parents were very smart in realizing that we would have a near impossible time getting him to do any family shots that didn’t involve going up and down the slide. So instead, we moved the session to near the St. Lawrence River along the Prescott Heritage River Trail.
I have to give proper photo credits for this next photo, as it was actually taken by my tiny assistant Jackson. Don’t you think he did a good job?!
Apparently teaching him how to press the shutter on my camera wasn’t such a bad thing after all.
I have learned through Jackson, that shooting a toddler takes some quick reflexes and lots of patience. Luckily, he has very clever parents who know their little boy very well – they had brought a few activities for him like some books.
We were able to get Jackson to sit still again while we watched some cute ducks swimming by and pretty much anytime a loud boat roared past he would stop to tell us all about it.
And of course, Jackson showed us his modelling skills.
We found some more wildlife with Gramma – more ducks and even a baby otter (so freakin’ cute!).
And then as the shoot was wrapping up we got Jackson to sit for a shot with Gramma and get a smooch from Mom and Dad before he decided he wanted to jump off rocks.
Jackson turned two last month, and though I haven’t finished his 2nd Birthday Party photos, I had the chance to get a sneak peek of his 2nd Year Family Session!!
Isn’t he adorable?!