As 2021 comes to a close, it is time to take a look back on the year and reflect! I would like to introduce to you, the first annual Year in Review - a lighthearted collection of some of my favourite images from the past year!
So without further ado.....
The Sweetest Siblings
This was definitely one of my favourite sessions of the year. It was initially supposed to be a newborn session but it was postponed due to a lockdown. When we were finally able to do the session, these three little ladies were the most loveable, sweet siblings! It took place in the family's backyard which also happened to have the most beautiful sunset!
The Best Mom Cuddles
As a Halifax lifestyle family photographer, my goal is to capture images that are full of connection, emotion and authenticity. This motherhood session at the sunflower field was full of love and connection! We had an amazing time at sunset playing in the sunflowers and ended the evening with mommy-daughter snuggles which captured their beautiful relationship perfectly.
The Best Dad Tickles
As a child I was a total daddy's girl, so father/child images easily steal my heart. During this session Mom requested that I capture Dad tickling baby and the photos came out better than I had hoped for! As soon as the tickling began this little guy roared with a contagious laughter and I love how this image captures the joy of the moment!
My Favourite Family Photo
This family was so fun with three busy, active kids! While we did get the 'money shot' of everyone looking at the camera, this image is the one I love as it shows their true smiles, personalities and family dynamic.
The Best Baby Bump
This lovely mama came out on a beautiful early summer evening for this gorgeous golden hour photo shoot. We were a little worried about ticks, but lathered up on tick spray and did not have any issues! This field is absolutely amazing in the early summer for photo sessions! This bump is now a sweet little boy who I had the pleasure of photographing at his in-home newborn session!
The Best Grandson & Nannie Duo
When Nannie is visiting from out of town during your photo session, you definitely bring her along! My kids have a special relationship with their grandmother, so I absolutely love being able to capture grandparents and their grandchildren for others. This duo was the sweetest - as was the whole family!
My Favourite Beach Photo
I started offering beach sessions this year and very quickly fell in love with them! This image captures perfectly the carefree spirit that only comes with running in the waves. Styling is important for family photos and this family did an amazing job with this white dress and floral crown! Stay tuned for beach mini sessions coming in summer 2022!
My Favourite Photo of My Own Kids!
I can't do a year in review without including my own kids! This image captures perfectly these crazy two. Little Charlotte pouting at her big brother while he has a mischievous grin. This was taken during a trip to Dill's Pumpkin Farm and was so much fun! I hope to offer pumpkin picking sessions next year!
My Favourite Dog Photobomb
Often when I do in-home sessions, the family dog wants to be included! I had so many images including four-legged friends, it was hard to choose just one! I love in this one how this pup is supervising Mama soothing the baby, and making sure he is included in the frame as well. He was the first child after all!
My Favourite Black and White Photo
Black and white photos strip away all the colour and focuses purely on emotion and the contrast between light and dark. This photo of a long-time friend of mine with her new baby girl holds a special place in my heart. I feel so grateful for being able to capture this time in her family's life and love this quiet moment captured.
That's a wrap!
I hope you enjoyed the 2021 Year in Review! As I reflected on the year I was filled with gratitude and pride! Thank you to each and everyone of you who trusted me with your memories and I cannot wait to see what 2022 has in store!
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Wishing you all the best in 2022!