I anticipate that in a few years, with the encouragement and support of her family, this gal will be off on her own, adventuring and exploring, paving her own path. For now, she marks a milestone in high school, celebrating with family and friends and setting her sights on the future. And it's bright. xox
Although it may raise an eyebrow or two, the preparation that goes into Prom CAN be akin to bridal preparations: there's the selection of a more-than-ordinary dress, plans for special hair and makeup, shoes, accessories, florals, a fast-paced, whirlwind day ... nerves -- on both the parts of the graduates AND the parents. Prom sessions - even mini ones like these - can slow down the day and allow teen, mom, dad, siblings and even boyfriend or prom date to carve and protect some time for themselves before the swarming of friends and the big celebration - and provide them a keepsake in more ways than one. To Callie, Genevieve, Teghan and your families: thank-you for allowing me to give you that space and for trusting me to provide you with mementos of your day. Do. Great. Things. xox
With her daughter ready to go off to university, Merle knew she wanted to spend some special mother-daughter time with Courtney. Mother and daughter dawned their favourite little black dresses, got pampered with hair and makeup and smiled and laughed their way through a Mother-Daughter Portrait Couture Session, revealing their strength, confidence and beauty as women. Even son, Connor, joined in at the end to give and receive some hugs to the special women in his life. "Mother's Day" was just the excuse to get this family in front of the lens. Geography and time will eventually separate them -- but their shared smiles, laughs and memories will remain in their minds and in their images. Thank-you, Merle, Courtney and Connor for your trust and for the very distinct honour of allowing me to create this with you. xox
Hair -- Stephanie Richardson, Richardson Hair Design
Makeup -- Megan Roberts, 2bu Esthetics & Makeup Artistry
With no particular special excuse needed, mother and daughter duo, Tracy and Sarah, decided to spend some quality time together as women and treat themselves to a Mother-Daughter Portrait Couture Session. They were first pampered with hair and makeup by Richardson Hair Design and 2bu Esthetics & Makeup Artistry and then confidently stepped in front of the camera to enjoy some smiles, laughs and good spirits. Thank-you, Tracy & Sarah for the trust you so obviously extended me and for allowing me to capture and showcase the beauty that lies within.
Whoever says teens have a tendency to be impatient, has yet to met Mekayla. A delayed turnaround did not phase this girl: she has had the patience of a saint waiting on her images to be showcased. She also displayed such grace and maturity during her session, weathering the summer heat with smiles, good-naturedness and great style. (Oh, and she's a ham.) At 14, one can already see the beautiful woman -- inside and out -- she will become. Thank-you, O'Grady Family, for allowing me the honour of photographing your "little girl" as she moves on to another phase in her bright, bright future. xox
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