Thea messaged me as she had won a credit for a session through a fundraiser for a friend of hers. They lived in Okotoks but were totally ok to come to my studio in Airdrie for their session with this precious little one arrived. She was sooo good for her session and I used a backdrop I've been saving for a special session and I felt that this little angel was the perfect one! Being in my studio for this session allowed me full creative reign and I was able to use things like the backdrop with the cherry blossoms and the pram, which normally wouldn't fit in my vehicle so I can't take to on-location sessions in the client's home.
Sheena emailed me to do a mountain maternity session for her last December, her due date was at the beginning of July and I remember thinking to myself "Wow! She is barely even pregnant and she knows already AND she's really on the ball!" I later learned that this amazing couple I'd grow to know & love had gone through quite the journey to get IVF and have their little angel baby. I learned from another client who had had IVF that when you get it done, they know the moment the egg is fertilized so she would have known from moment One. I thought this was the coolest thing ever. And they get a photo of it when it happens, which I also thought was quite neat.
We planned her mountain session for May & the months carried on till it was time. I had done a model call earlier in the month as well and she showed up and met me in the country and I snapped a few of her then as well. Im glad I did because her mountain session ended up less than ideal. We drove out to the mountains bright and early on a Sunday morning and much t our dismay you couldn't even SEE the mountains for the fog and low-hanging clouds, and what eventually turned into snow. Canada life. She was so sad and I felt awful so I told her to put a dress on anyways and we'd try to get a few shots. It was freezing but she trooped it out. Both images side by side are kind of funny though because they both paint such a different picture of the weather.
Sheena's pregnancy was high risk so I was unsure about doing a reshoot at a later date as she could have gone into labour and we wouldn't be near a hospital. We chose to reshoot at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park just outside of Airdrie at the end of May.
It was soooo hot. I was sure we would all melt but we all laughed so hard & it was such a great session in the end.
Sheena ended up having her baby almost a month earlier than planned and I was so tickled to finally meet him. I had been speaking with Sheena since December and it was June and he was finally here!
I loved photographing this family and I can't wait to see them again for family photos!
This sweet babe's session went absolutely perfectly! His sister cooperated and gave me the best smiles ever & then daddy took her for lunch and I got so many great shots of him! He slept the entire session & didn't wake up once until we were done. I wish all babies' sessions went that well! He was a dream to photograph and I hope to see this amazing bunch back for family photos in the fall!
A stunning November mountain maternity session with one growing little family.Read More